CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Service and Transportation Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Green Island Neighborhood Center
Convened: 7:12 P.M.
Adjourned: 8:36 PM
Joseph C. O'Brien
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Joseph M Petty |
|Councilor Barbara G Haller |
|Councilor Philip P Palmieri |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Joseph M. Petty @ 7:29 p.m.|
Councilor Barbara G. Haller
Councilor Philip P. Palmieri
Note: Councilor Haller convened the meeting with Councilor Palmieri @ 7:12 p.m. as the Acting Chairperson until 7:29 p.m. when Chairperson Councilor Petty arrived.
|Also:||WRTA Director Stephen F. O'Neil|
Director of Economic Development Timothy McGourthy
Development Staff Person Heather Gould
State Representative John P. Fresolo
CMRPC Transportation Staff Person Mary Ellen Blunt
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
Petition of Jo Hart request that the City Council or a Standing Committee immediately conduct a well publicized public hearing concerning the WRTA's plan to move its hub to Union Station and to build a two/three story office building directly on Foster St., directly blocking that view of Union Station.
# 7j CC March 15, 2011
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Worcester Regional Transit Authority's Potential Sites for a New Maintenance and Operations Facility.
# 8.4C CM February 15, 2011
Communication of the City Manager transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Central Mass Regional Planning Commission's (CMRPC) Worcester Regional Mobility Study and Scheduled Public Meeting to Discuss the Study.
# 8.4D CM February 15, 2011
In Committee March 7, 2011 - Held
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the Worcester Regional Transit Authority's Proposed Plans for Relocation of its Existing Grove Street Site.
# 13a CM March 08, 2011
For future meetings of this committee on this topic, the following people are to be notified:
1. *Attorney Mary Moule, 42 Vernon Street, #313, Worcester, MA 01610
2. Willis and Barbara Gould, 32 Sigel Street, Worcester, MA 01610
3. *Lorraine M. Laurie, 64 Dorchester Street, Worcester, MA 01604
4. *Maureen Schwab, 23 Canton Street, Worcester, MA 01610
5. Anne Reidy, 25 Endicott Street, Worcester, MA 01610
6. Sophie Brozowski, 30 Sigel Street, Worcester, MA 01610
7. *Sue Moynagh, 65 Harrison Street, Worcester, MA 01604
8. David J. Mataczynski, 179 Washington Street, Worcester, MA 01610
9. Ann Bremer, 2 June Street, #18, Worcester, MA 01602
10. Tommy Levesque, 139 Millbrook Street, #8, Worcester, MA 01605
11. Sr. Gemma M. DeBaggis, 137 Endicott Street, Worcester, MA 01610
13. Mary Ellen Blunt, CMRPC, 2 Washington Square, Worcester, MA 01604
Anyone with an asterisk is indicating an interest in serving on the relocation work group.
Request City Manager request the Worcester Regional Transit Authority establish a Relocation Work Group consisting of interested Green Island residents and business owners to provide input to be used in the planning for the siting and construction of the new WRTA maintenance and operations facility on Quinsigamond Avenue.
Request City Manager request the Worcester Regional Transit Authority provide the City Council with copies of any and all traffic and environmental studies conducted in conjunction with the planning for their new maintenance and operations facility on Quinsigamond Avenue.
Request City Manager request NStar participate in the establishment of a green landscape in their property in conjunction with the landscaping for facilities to be constructed by both the Worcester Regional Transit Authority and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation along the west side of Quinsigamond Avenue.