PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

JULY 11, 2001

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 6:06 p.m.

Adjourned: 7:55 p.m.

 

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

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

 

Also:†††††††††††††††††††† Commissioner DPW Robert L. Moylan

Assistant Commissioner DPW Tony Meriano

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Director of Engineering DPW Ed Carrigan

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DPW Staffperson Timothy Reiner

 

 

STREETS TO MAKE PUBLIC

 

 

FIRST HEARING

FAVOR

OPPOSED

ABUTTERS

 

1.     Chino Ave.

†††††††† (from Bullard Ave. to Erie Ave.)

 

Recommend Deny

 

3

1

11

SECOND HEARINGS

FAVOR

OPPOSED

ABUTTERS

 

2.     Erie Ave.†††††††

†††††† (will not connect to Tacoma St.)

 

Recommend Deny

4

5

14

 

 

 

 

3.     Derby St.

††††††† (from Houghton St. southerly)

 

Recommend Deny

 

0

3

6

4.     Nanita St.

 

Recommend Approval

 

 

10

5

21

5.     Ely St.

 

Recommend Deny

 

0

0

8

6.     Jullien Ave.

 

Recommend Deny

 

5

9

19

 

 

 

 

7.     Valente Dr.

 

Recommend Approval

9

0

22

 

8.     Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Ralph G Carpenter et al to make public Erie Ave. (a duplicate of item #2 to be given Leave to Withdraw)

#51 CC December 12, 2000

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

PRIVATE STREET MAINTENANCE

                                                 Item # & Date

††††††††† Petitionerís Name††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Location                In City Council

 

9.†††††† Warren Chenery et al ††††††††††††††† Crawford St††††††††††††††††††† #5 CC 3/27/01

 

Recommend Approval and Add to List

 

 

10.†††† Grace Feeley et al†††††††††††††††††††† Bullard Ave†††††††††††††††††††† #11 CC 3/27/01

 

Recommend Approval and Add to List

 

 

11.†††† Marc & Susan Smith et al††††††††† Drexel St†††††††††††††††††††††††† #13 CC 4/10/01

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

 

Recommend Approval and Add to List

 

12.†††† Councillor Petty on behalf of†††† Tiverton Pkwy (private †† #8 CC 4/24/01

††††††††† John Collins††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† portion from Nordica St

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† North a distance of 575')

Recommend Approval and Add to List

 

13.†††† Susan & John Clemente et al†††† Camden Ave†††††††††††††††††† #12 CC 5/8/01

 

Recommend Approval and Add to List

 

14.†††† Louis R Paquette et al†††††††††††††† Winnipeg St††††††††††††††††††† #14 CC 5/8/01

 

Recommend Approval and Add to List††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

15.†††† Michael Dillon†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Breeze Drive†††††††††††††††††† #11 CC 5/22/01

 

Recommend Approval and Add to List

 

16.†††† Francis Bird††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 61 Derby St††††††††††††††††††† #11 CC 6/5/01

 

Recommend Approval and Add to List

 

STREETS Ė SCARIFY OR WIDEN

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

††††††††† Petitionerís Name††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Location††††††††††††††††††††††† In City Council

 

17.†††† Councillor Clancy†††††††††† ††††††††† Hancock Hill Dr (from †††††††††††† #8 CC 4/3/01

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Ardmore Rd northerly &

westerly to Kanes Crossing.)

 

Recommend Approval and Add to List

 

18.†††† Councillor Abraham on†††††††††††† Kenilworth Rd.††††††††††††††† ††††††††† #8 CC 4/10/01

††††††††† behalf of Francis & Susan Gately

 

Recommend Approval and Add to List

 

19.†††† Councillors Perotto & Murray†† East Park Terrace††††††††††† ††††††††† #11 CC 4/10/01

††††††††† on behalf of George Coleman

††††††††† Thomas Lawton & John Pedone††††††††

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

20.†††† Councillors Murray & Perotto†† Oleum Court†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† #12 CC 4/10/01

††††††††† on behalf of Thomas Lawton,

††††††††† John Pedone & George Coleman††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Recommend Approval and Add to List

 

21.†††† Councillor Nadeau on behalf††† Boyden St.††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† #15 CC 4/10/01

††††††††† of Boyden St. Residents

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

22.†††† Councillor Patton on behalf†††††† Apollo Rd†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† #9 CC 4/24/01

††††††††† of Sean Hastings

 

Recommend Approval and Add to List

 

23.†††† Councillor Clancy on behalf††††† Greenbush Rd.††††††††††††††† ††††††††† #9 CC 5/1/01

††††††††† of Paul Thoutsis

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

24.†††† Councillor Clancy ††††††††††††††††††† Louise St.†††††††††††††††††††††† #9 CC 5/15/01

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

25.†††† Councillor Clancy†††††††††††††††††††† Stockton St.††††††††††††††††††† #10 CC 5/15/01

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

26.†††† Councillor Murray on††††††††††††††† Olga Ave††††††††††††††††††††††† #17 CC 5/29/01

††††††††† behalf of Christine Haig

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

STREET MISCELLANEOUS - Communications of the City Manger

 

27.†††† Relative to Streets that have been Petitioned for Resurfacing

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24B CM April 24, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

28.†††† Relative to manholes on James Street before the Auburn Line.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24A CM May 29, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

29.†††† Relative to the time line for making repairs to Airport Drive.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24F CM May 29, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

30.†††† Relative to cost for Pothole Repairs.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24A CM June 19, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

SIDEWALKS - SIDEWALK REPAIR

Item # & Date†††† Petitionerí Name††††††††††††††††††† Location††††††††††††††††††††††† In City Council

 

31.†††† Michael Conrad††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† 4 Sherwood Rd (repair †† #11 CC 2/27/01

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† or replace)

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

32.†††† Councillor Clancy†††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† 140 Perry Ave†††††††††††††††† #9 CC 4/3/01

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

33.†††† Councillor Clancy on††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† 101 Randolph Rd††††††††††† #16 CC 4/10/01

††††††††† behalf of Robert Penny†††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Dodge Park Rest Home

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

34.†††† Councillor Murray on††††††††††††††† 398 Burncoat St††††††††††††† #7 CC 4/24/01

††††††††† behalf of Joanne Riccardi

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

35.†††† Councillor Perotto††††††††††††††††††† 15, 17 & 19†††††††††††††††††††† #14a CC 5/8/01

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wrentham Rd.

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List as amended to repair #15 and 17

 

36.†††† Pamela Parsons††††††††††††††††††††††† Erie Ave††††††††††††††††††††††††† #8 CC 5/15/01

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (from bus stop to Country Club Blvd.)

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

37.†††† Councillor Abraham††††††††††††††††† 6 Wyola Dr.††††††††††††††††††† #11a CC 5/15/01

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

38.†††† Councillor Abraham &††††††††††††† 586 Chandler St.†††††††††††† #11c CC 5/15/01

††††††††† Councillor Murray††††††††††

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

39.†††† Rudolph J Sunal et al††††††††††††††† 32 Varnum St †††††††††††††††† #12 CC 5/22/01

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† around corner on Cleveland St.

to #44 beginning at Stafford St.

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

40.†††† Councillor Abraham††††††††††††††††† 79 Coolidge Rd†††††††††††††† #13 CC 5/22/01

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw†††††††††††††††††††††††

 

41.†††† Councillor Nadeau††††††††††††††††††† 67-69 Southgate St††††††††† #15CC 5/29/o1

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

42.†††† Councillor Lukes on behalf of†† 238 Highland St†††††††††††††† #12a CC 6/5/01

††††††††† Dr. Richard Blase

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List as amended to be #328

 

43.†††† Stephen Jorjorian,†††††††††††††††††††† 363 Franklin St††††††††††††††† #10 CC 6/5/01

††††††††† Advance Plating Corp.††††††††††††† (75' from guardrail)

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

44.†††† Councillor Murray on †††††††††††††† 73 Sagamore Rd†††††††††††† #8 CC 6/12/01

††††††††† behalf of Albert Gammal

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

45.†††† Councillor Murray on††††††††††††††† 44-46 Richmond Ave.†††† #9 CC 6/12/01

††††††††† behalf of Michael Schaffer

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

46.†††† Councillor Clancy ††††††††††††††††††† 14 Louise St††††††††††††††††††† #10 CC 6/19/01

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

47.†††† Councillor Clancy†††††††††††††††††††† 35 Louise St††††††††††††††††††† #11 CC 6/19/0

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List†††††††††††††††††

 

48.†††† Councillor Clancy on †††††††††††††† 23 Electric St††††††††††††††††† #12 CC 6/19/01

††††††††† behalf of George Harvey

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

49.†††† Councillor Perotto &††††††††††††††† 36 Beaconsfield Rd†††††††† #16 CC 6/19/01†††††††††††††† Councillor Abraham†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

50.†††† Councillor Perotto &††††††††††††††† 40 Beaconsfield Rd†††††††† #17 CC 6/19/01†††††††††††††† Councillor Abraham

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

51.†††† Councillor Perotto &††††††††††††††† 44 Beaconsfield Rd†††††††† #18 CC 6/19/01†††††††††††††† Councillor Abraham

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

52.†††† Councillor Perotto &††††††††††††††† 72 Beaconsfield Rd†††††††† #19 CC 6/19/01

††††††††† Councillor Abraham

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

53.†††† Councillor Abraham on ††††††††††† 147 Newton Ave. North†† #20 CC 6/19/01

††††††††† behalf of Ara Heroian

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

54.†††† Councillor Murray on†††††††††††††† 23 Chamberlain Pkwy††††† #21 CC 6/19/01

††††††††† behalf of Maria Drosides†††††††††† (emergency repair)

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

55.†††† Councillor Nadeau on†††††††††††††† 2 Glenwood St††††††††††††††† #22 CC 6/19/01††††

††††††††† behalf of Nichole Hazard

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

56.†††† Richard Sanderson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 19 Eunice Ave†††††††††††††††† #14 CC 6/19/01††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (city side of the driveway & walk)

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

57.†††† Councillor Abraham††††††† ††††††† 14 St Kevin Rd.††††††††††††† #11b CC 5/15/01

 

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

SIDEWALK MISCELLANEOUS - Communications of the City Manager

 

58. ††† Relative to the Sidewalk Reconstruction Program.

†††††††††††††††††† #24D CM April 24, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide a report to the City Council concerning whether a three-man crew will be developed for sidewalk repair.

 

59.†††† Relative to sunken sidewalk in the vicinity of 576 Franklin St.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24H CM June 19, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

SEWERS - SEWER LINES - Petitions

 

60.†††† 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 Leave to Withdraw

†††††††††††††††††† In Committee on May 7, 2001 - Held

 

61.†††† Albert Gould request to extend an 8inch sewer line for 150feet on Carter Way.All work to be done under prior agreement and at my expense.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #13 CC May 1, 2001

 

Recommend Approval subject to a Prior Ageement

 

62.†††† Luigi DiGioia request to extend 2 inches of PVC force main sewer on Chequesett Rd. from existing cleanout manhole, westerly 200 feet at my own expense and under a prior agreement.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #11 CC May 1, 2001

 

Recommend Approval subject to a Prior Agreement

 

SEWERS MISCELLANEOUS - Communications of the City Manager

 

63.†††† Relative to the 5-Year Sewer Rehabilitation Program.

#24 L CM August 22, 2000

 

†††††††† In Committee on November 8, 2000 Ė Held

††††††††† In Committee on March 13, 2001 - Held

 

Recommend Hold

64.†††† Relative to Kenberma Road Sewer Problem Status.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24C CM April 24, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

65.†††† Relative to Kenberma Road Sewer Problem Status.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24D CM May 29, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

66.†††† Relative to Sewer Rehabilitation Work being done in Calendar year 2001.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24G CM June 19, 2001

 

Recommend Hold

 

WATER - WATER LINES

 

67.†††† Petition of Abby Rad, Pro Tech, Inc, request to extend water main approximately 180 feet on Onset St to Lots 1, 2, 3 & 4.To be done at Petitioner's expense.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #7 CC April 3, 2001

 

Recommend Approval

 

WATER MISCELLANEOUS - Petitions

 

68.†††† Councillor Janice Nadeau on behalf of Worcester Common Ground request the Department of Public Works to provide water service to the Austin/Newbury St. community playground.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #10 CC April 10, 2001

 

Michael Whelan, 135 Providence Street appeared and spoke on his petition.

Recommend Report and Request the City Manager review any unexpended

CDBG monies to identify a source of locating a water service connection at the

Austin/Newbury Community Playground.

 

69.†††† Peter J Dawson, Esq. on behalf of Ronald E Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Town of Paxton request to amend the Water Agreement between the City of Worcester and the Town of Paxton to provide the necessary protections.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #12 CC June 5, 2001

 

Recommend Approval to amend the agreement and allow the Town of Paxton

to adopt the plan by Nov 30, 2001.

Communications of the City Manager

 

70.†††† Relative to summary from Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24C CM May 29, 2001

 

Recommend Hold

 

71.†††† Relative to Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District potential daily water usage.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24F CM June 19, 2001

 

Recommend Hold

 

CATCH BASINS/DRAINAGE - Petition

 

72.†††† Petition of Paul Bottis, Jr., Physical Plant Director, Clark University request to extend existing storm drain line in Park Ave. from the intersection of Park Ave. and Downing St. up Downing St. a distance of approximately 340 feet to the Downing St. School.To be done at the expense of the petitioner.†††††††††††

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† #10 CC May 1, 2001

 

Recommend Approval subject to a Prior Agreement

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

73.†††† Relative to drainage problem at #1 Ruth Street.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24E CM June 19,2001

 

Recommend File

 

74.†††† Relative to Southbridge Street Flooding Study.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24D CM June 19, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

GUARDRAIL

 

75.†††† Petition of Andre Yanni request a portion of the guardrail across from 161 North Lake Ave be removed to have access to Lake Quinsigamond.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #14CC May 29, 2001

 

Recommend Approval and Add to the Guardrail List

 

LEAF COLLECTION & COMPOSTING & TRASH COLLECTION - †††††††

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

76.†††† Relative to Hope Cemetery Composting Site and the Search for an Alternative Site.

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

 

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council the status of the tree farm.

 

77.†††† Relative to Yard Waste & Leaf Program.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24A CM April 3, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council regarding the security plans and overall construction of the drop-off site on Ballard Street.

 

MISCELLANEOUS - Communications of the City Manager

 

78.†††† Relative to maintaining King and Queen Streets during a Snowstorm.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24B CM May 1, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

79.†††† Relative to Progress Report/Construction.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24C CM May 1, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

80.†††† Relative to compensation of snowplow inspectors-routes they are responsible to inspect.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24B CM May 15, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

81.†††† Relative to Grime Watch Program - March 2001 Activity.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24C CM May 15, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

82.†††† Relative to Grime Watch Program - April 2001 Activity.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24A CM June 12, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

 

83.†††† Relative to Spring Sweeping Program.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24B CM April 3, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

 

84.†††† Relative to our current Street Sweeping Program.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24J CM May 15, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

85.†††† Relative to Water Quality Education/Bottled Water.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24E CM May 29, 2001

 

Recommend File

 

Communication of the City Clerk

 

86. ††† Relative to utilizing space at the Outlet Mall and/or Senior Center as Satellite

City Halls for issuing of Marriage, Death, Birth Certificates etc.

#55 CC April 24, 2001

 

†††††††††† In Committee May 5, 2001 Ė Held

 

Recommend File

 

87. ††† Request that the Committees on Public Works, Traffic & Parking, Education, Youth, Parks & Recreation, Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization and Public Safety bring back to City Council, in increments of $100,000.00, not to exceed $250,000.00, recommendations for capital projects.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† In City Council June 19, 2001

 

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