PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

MAY 7, 2001

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 6:04 P.M.

Adjourned: 8:15 P.M.

 

Present were: ††††††† Chairman Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Juan A. Gomez

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Janice L. Nadeau

 

Also: Deputy Commissioner of Public Works Andrew Murch

††††††††† Assistant Commissioner of Public Works Ed Carrigan

††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, Clerk

 

 

STREETS TO MAKE PUBLIC

 

FIRST HEARING

 

FAVOR

OPPOSED

ABUTTERS

1.     Nanita St.

Recommend for Second Hearing

13

5

21

2.     Ely St.

Recommend for Second Hearing

0

1

8

3.     Julien Ave.

Recommend for Second Hearing

0

7

13

4.     Camden Ave.

Recommend Deny

1

5

11

5.     Derby St.

Recommend amend from Houghton St southerly and schedule for second hearing

0

4

6

6.     Erie Ave. from Tacoma St.

†††††††††††† Westerly to Chino Ave

†††††††††††† Approx. 815 ft.

Recommend for Second Hearing and add wording to the front of the petition that the proposed roadway will not connect to Tacoma Street

 

 

 

 

4

6

14

7.     Barber Ave. from Randolph Rd.

†††††††††††††††† Southerly 600 ft. to its

†††††††††††††††† Southerly terminus†††††

Recommend Approval††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

2

0

6

8.     Valente Dr.

Recommend for Second Hearing

9

1

22

9.     Shady Brook Lane

Recommend Approval

4

0

6

 

Chairmanís Order request the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works review and report the status of the catch basin installed in the vicinity of 80 Derby Street.

 

STREETS TO MAKE PUBLIC - NO HEARING

 

10.†† Paul Bloom et al††††††††††††††††††††††† Drexel St from #28 to #67†††††††† #16 CC 2/24/98

Recommend Hold

11.†† Councillor Gomez on behalf †††† Chino Ave††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #103 CC 11/14/00

of Angel S Medina et al†††††††††††† from Passadena Pkwy

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† northerly to Erie Ave

Recommend Amend for a shorter location from Bullard to Erie only and Hold to begin the hearing process.

 

PRIVATE STREET MAINTENANCE

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Item # & Date

††††††††† Petitionerí Name††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Location††††††††††††††††††††††† In City Council

 

12.†††† Anna Hargrove et al††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Beaver Brook Pkwy††††††† #6a CC 12/19/00

Recommend Approval

13.†††† James J McKeon et al†††††††††††††††††††††††† Keach Ave††††††††††††††††††††† #11 CC 1/9/01

Recommend Approval

14.†††† Antonella Fox et al††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Milton St†††††††††††††††††††††††† #10 CC 2/27/01

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (private portion)

Recommend Approval

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager consider funding the Private Street Maintenance account in the amount of $50,000 for next fiscal year to clear up the backlog of petitioned streets.

 

 

STREETS Ė RESURFACE

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Item # & Date†††† Petitionerí Name††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Location†††† †††††††††††††††††† In CityCouncil

 

15.†††† Catherine Cargill†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wakefield St†††††††††††††††††† #7 CC 1/30/01

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

16.†††† Councillor Nadeau on behalf of†††††††††† Merrick St (between †††††† #9o CC 1/30/01

††††††††† Bernard Thebodo†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elm St & Pleasant St)

Recommend Approval and add to the list

17.†††† Jordan Levy†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Whisper Dr.††††††††††††††††††† #7 CC 2/6/01

Recommend Approval and add to the list

18.†††† Councillor Clancy†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Montrose St††††††††††††††††††† #15 CC 2/27/01

Recommend Approval and add to the list

 

ABATEMENTS Ė PRIVATE STREET BETTERMENT ASSESSMENT

 

††††††††† Petitionerís Name†††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Assessment #†††††† $ Amount†† Location

 

19. ††† Tham P Pham on behalf of††††††† #50047††††††††††††††††† $12,423.38†† Kirkland St

Saint Anneís Orphanage

#12 CC 10/10/00

In Committee on November 29, 2000 Ė Held

Recommend Denial

20.††† Joyce C Richard, Carol A†††††††† #50058††††††††††††††††† $6,446.88†††† Beaumont Rd

Richard & Gary J Richard

 

#8 CC 12/5/00

Recommend Denial

21.†††† Carlos M & Gloria Goden†††††††† #50053††††††††††††††††† $3,208.06†††† Beaumont Rd

 

††††††††† #5 CC 1/16/01

Recommend Approval of full abatement

22.†††† Michael P & Susanna N Festa†† #50054††††††††††††††††† $3,397.43†††† Beaumont Rd

 

††††††††† #8 CC 1/16/01

Recommend Approval of Partial Abatement

 

 

 

ABATEMENTS Ė PUBLIC STREET BETTERMENT ASSESSMENT

 

††††††††† Petitionerís Name†††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Assessment #†††††† $ Amount†††††††††††† Location

 

23.†††† Marjorie W Lodding†††††††††††††††† #24410††††††††††††††††† $11,522.70††††††††††† Quissett St

 

††††††††† #7 CC 3/27/01

Recommend Denial

24.†††† Marjorie W Lodding†††††††††††††††† #24395††††††††††††††††† $9,023.73††††††††††††† Iroquois St

 

††††††††† #8 CC 3/27/01

Recommend Approval of Partial Abatement

25.†††† Gary Francis & Carol Lentini††† #24365††††††††††††††††† $4,120.49††††††††††††† Benham St

 

††††††††† #9 CC 3/27/01

Recommend Approval of full abatement

26.†††† Marie Hebert†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24360††††††††††††††††† $3,383.00††††††††††††† Benham St

 

††††††††† #10 CC 3/27/01

Recommend Denial

 

SIDEWALKS

 

SIDEWALK REPAIR

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Item # & Date

††††††††† Petitionerí Name††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Location††††††††††††††††††††††† In City Council

 

27. ††† Councillor Lukes on behalf of†††††††††††† 257 Coburn Ave††††††††††††† #9 CC 1/16/01

††††††††† Vito Ventura

Recommend Approval

28.†††† Councillors Murray & Patton††††††††††††† 21 Elmwood St†††††††††††††† #10a 1/16/01

††††††††† on behalf of Marianne Bourgault

Recommend Approval

29.†††† Councillor Lukes on behalf of†††††††††††† 44 Paradox Dr to ††††††††††† #10 CC 1/16/01

††††††††† Bob Scott††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Beaconsfield St

Recommend Approval

30.†† Councillor Clancy on behalf of †††††††††† Upland Gardens Dr†††††††† #8 CC 1/30/01

Bonnie Gibbs, Upland Gardens †††††††††††††††††† (in front of Building #7)

Res. Serv. Coordinator

Recommend Approval

 

 

 

31. ††† Councillor Clancy on behalf of††††††††††† Upland Gardens Dr†††††††† #9 CC 1/30/01

Bonnie Gibbs, Upland Gardens†††††††††††††††††† (in front of Building #6)

Res. Serv. Coordinator

Recommend Approval

32.†††† John Sullivan††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wyola Dr††††††††††††††††††††††† #7a CC 2/6/01

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

33.†††† Jim Hurley, UNUM/Provident†††††††††††† Harvard St west side†††††† #13 CC 2/27/01

††††††††† Companies, 18 Chestnut St.††††† ††††††† (between Walnut & Sudbury

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sts and between Parking Lot B

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Driveway & Sudbury St.)

Recommend Approval

34.†††† Jim Hurley, UNUM/Provident†††††††††††† Sudbury St north side††††† #12 CC 2/27/01

††††††††† Companies, 18 Chestnut St.††††††††††††††† (between Harvard St &

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chestnut St)

Recommend Approval

35.†††† Chris C Fourkas†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 725 Pleasant St †††††††††††††† #13 CC 3/20/01

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

SEWERS

 

SEWER LINES

 

36.†††† Petition of Elvira DiLiddo request to extend existing sanitary and drain sewers to Dominion Rd. Existing sewers are connected to Winneconnett Rd. through an existing 20-foot wide utility easement. I wish to continue sewer mains through the easement to Dominion Rd. to service property along Dominion Rd. All work to be performed at my expense and constructed to City of Worcester standard specifications.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #21 CC July 11, 2000

††††††††† In Committee on August 21, 2000 Ė Held

Recommend Approval subject to Prior Agreement

37. ††† Petition of James G. Gerrish, Attorney for M.J. Realty Trust request permission to extend existing sewer lines from its current terminus approximately 400 feet on Wyola Dr. at the expense of the petitioner.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #18 CC October 3, 2000

Recommend Approval subject to Prior Agreement

38. ††† Petition of Walter B Marvin request to extend a force main sewer on Proulx St. approximately 150 feet at Owners expense.

#7 CC January 2, 2001

Recommend Approval subject to Prior Agreement

 

 

39.†††† Petition of Michael W Bowie request Public Works to extend the sewer line on Northampton St. by 120 ft. to service buildings at 22/24 Northampton St.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #14 CC February 27, 2001

Recommend Hold

 

SEWER AND WATER LINE

 

40.†††† Petition of Anthony Vigliotti request approval of connection of water and sewer lines from Anchor St. into the water and sewer lines on Lake Ave. and extension of these water and sewer lines approximately 200 feet up Anchor St. to 3 single family house lots.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #13 CC January 9, 2001

Recommend Approval subject to a Prior Agreement

 

WATER

 

WATER LINES

 

41. ††† Petition of Mayor Raymond V Mariano on behalf of Frank Dello Stritto request to install new main water feed pipe from Grove St. to West Chester St.

#11CC December 12, 2000

Recommend Approval of an Order that the area of 28 Chester Street be included in

a future cleaning and lining program at the earliest possible time.

 

CATCH BASINS/DRAINAGE

 

42. ††† Petition of Mayor Raymond V Mariano on behalf of Frank Dello Stritto request to install a catch basin in front of 28 Chester St.

#12CC December 12, 2000

Recommend Denial

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

43. ††† Petition of Councillor Janice L Nadeau on behalf of Sophie Brozowski requests an island with reflectors at the beginning of Canton Street at intersection of Harding St.

#14 CC October 24, 2000††††††††

Recommend refer to Traffic and Parking Committee

44.†††† Communication of the City Manager relative to the Cost of the Snow Storm - March 5 and March 6, 2001.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24C CM March 13, 2001

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order Request the City Manager report to the City Council how he intends to pay for the snow deficit in the current yearís budget, or to carry this over to Fiscal 2002.

 

Chairmanís Order Request the City Manager report the most recent five year actual cost of winter snow plowing, sanding and salting.

 

45.†††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Grime Watch Program - January & February, 2001 Activity.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24D CM March 20, 2001

Recommend File

46.†††† Communication of the City Clerk relative to utilizing space at the Outlet Mall and/or Senior Center as satellite City Halls for issuing of Marriage, Death, Birth Certificates, etc.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #55CC April 24, 2001

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager consider allocating five of the newly

established ten HP spaces on the Front Street apron for regular short-term visitor

parking.

47.†††† Petition of Massachusetts Electric Company for a cable and conduit system on Circuit Avenue North.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #4CC April 24, 2001

Recommend Approval