CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Service and Transportation Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Levi Lincoln (North) Chamber
Convened: 4:17 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:49 PM
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Philip P Palmieri |
|Councilor Frederick C Rushton |
|Councilor Kathleen M Toomey |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Philip P Palmieri
Councilor Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey|
|Also:||DPWP Staff Person Robert Fiore
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk|
Order of Councilor Philip P. Palmieri, Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey, Councilor Tony Economou, Council William J. Eddy, Councilor Frederick C. Rushton, Councilor Joseph C. O'Brien, Councilor Sarai Rivera, Councilor George J. Russell, Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes and Mayor Joseph M. Petty - Request the Standing Committee on Public Service & Transportation to hold a public hearing and invite representatives from National Grid and the Department of Public Utilities to discuss the trimming of trees around electrical power lines and informing the city administration when power outages take place in the City of Worcester.
# 10b CC February 07, 2012
In Committee March 19, 2012 - Held
In Committee April 11, 2012 - Held
@ #1A, 1B, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D and 4A Councilor Toomey requested to be recused due a potential conflict of interest. That was approved on a 2-1 roll call and she left the Chamber for the remainder of the meeting.
Communication of the City Manager transmitting correspondence received from National Grid notifying City Council of an upcoming vegetation management activities, specifically selective side pruning and/or danger tree removal along an electric transmission right-of-way.
# 10i CC April 02, 2013
Petition of Councilor William J. Eddy request installation of street light at intersection of Chiltern Hill North and Aylesbury Rd. on the even numbered side.
# 15 CC October 23, 2012
Recommend Approval of the installation of one (1) street light on pole #11 at the intersection in Aylesbury Road
Chairman's Order from the Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation - That the City Council Standing Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation Committee hereby requests the Standing Committee on Public Service & Transportation to install new street lighting in Stockton St. from Ames St. to Vernon St.
# 10f CC December 07, 2010
In Committee March 7, 2011 - Held
In Committee October 23, 2012 - Held
Petition of Kevin Dang request to install street light in front of 27 Chicopee St.
# 8b CC November 01, 2011
In Committee October 23, 2012 - Held
Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Pat Keach request repair of two light poles inn Mt. Hope Terrace; one in the vicinity of #2 Mt. Hope Terrace and the second 100 yards to the north.
# 12q CC February 05, 2013
Recommend Leave to Withdraw
Petition of Maureen White et al request installation of street lights in Joppa Rd.
# 7b CC February 26, 2013
Recommend Approval to install five (5) street lights in Joppa Road on poles #1, #3, #5, #7 and #8.
Petition of Councilor William J. Eddy on behalf of Maureen White request installation of street lights in Joppa Rd.
# 14d CC May 21, 2013
Recommend Leave to Withdraw
Petition of Leo Kustanovich, et al request two (2) street lights be reinstalled in Brook Hill Dr.
# 8b CC May 21, 2013
Recommend Approval of the installation of one (1) street light in Brook Hill Drive on pole #4.
Petition of Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Bob and Sue Zack request a street light be installed on the last utility pole (#6-2) on Balis Ave in the interest of public safety.
# 8c CC June 11, 2013
Recommend Approval of the installation of one (1) street light in Balis Avenue on pole # 6-2.
Communications of the City Manager
Transmitting informational communication relative to the City's Smart Grid Pilot.
# 9.4A CM April 10, 2012
1. Janet Johnson, Bolton resident
2. Patricia Burke, Millis resident
3. John Dick, Worcester resident
4. Christine Fallstrom, Worcester resident
5. Clare Donegan, Quinsy resident
6. Leslie Saffer, Worcester resident
7. Debra Moore, Worcester resident
8. Mo Bergman, Worcester resident
9. Tim Sullivan, Worcester resident
10. John Provost, Worcester resident
Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the City's Smart Grid Program.
# 9.4E CM April 24, 2012
Transmitting informational communication relative to the Smart Grid Deployment Update.
# 9.4D CM March 12, 2013
Transmitting informational communication relative to National Grid - Smart Energy Solutions Program (Smart Grid) - Guide to Safety and Security.
# 10.4D CM July 16, 2013
Request City Manager request National Grid provide City Council with details of the increases in their annual budget allocated specifically for vegetation management purposes.
Request City Manager request National Grid inform City Council of all circuits within the City of Worcester and rank them by quality and also in comparison to those across the Commonwealth.
Request City Manager request National Grid provide City Council with a listing of the routes in Worcester on which they have conducted vegetation management work.
Request City Manager request a representative of the State’s Department of Conservation Resources meet with representatives of National Grid and the Standing Committee on Public Service & Transportation to discuss actions being taken locally against the Emerald Ash Borer .
Request City Manager report to City Council the progress concerning discussions between his Administration and National Grid for developing mapping overlays to assist with responses to power outages.
Request City Manager request National Grid provide City Council with actual letter and door hangers used in the roll out of the Smart Meter and Smart Grid Pilot Program.
Request City Manager request National Grid provide City Council with data from the World Health Organization, the Federal Communications Commission and the Food and Drug Administration concerning the Richard Tells, Inc. reports regarding Smart Meter Emissions.
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Health report to the Zoning Board of Appeals any known potential adverse health effects from the technology planned to be used in the Wimax Tower being proposed to be sited in Tatnuck.
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Health report to City Council any known potential adverse affects from Smart Meters installed in homes in Worcester as part of the National Grid Pilot Program.
Request City Manager request National Grid provide City Council with the costs associated with the installation and maintenance/operation of a smart meter and the technology support required for its operation.
Request City Manager request National Grid provide City Council with a weekly maintenance update/schedule for the Tory Fort Lane sub-station property.