PUBLIC WORKS

SEPTEMBER 10, 2001

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 6:04 p.m.

Adjourned: 7:50 p.m.

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

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

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

 

Also:†††††††††††††††††††† Deputy Public Works Cmsnr Andrew Murch

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chief Engineer Edward Carrigan

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

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

 

 

INSTALL SANITARY SEWERS

 

FIRST HEARING

 

FAVOR

OPPOSED

ABUTTERS

1.     11 - 32 Chino Ave.

Recommend Hold for 2nd hearing

4

0

7

2.     7& 9 Wigwam Hill Dr.

Recommend Hold for 2nd hearing

2

1

17

 

PRIVATE STREET MAINTENANCE

Item # & Date †††

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

 

3.†††††† Trung Cao et al†††††††††††††† Brookside Ave.†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† #7 CC 6/12/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

4.†††††† Shirley Santley et al†††††††† Outlook Dr.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† #13 CC 6/19/01

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (between Swan Ave & Washington Heights Development)

Recommend Approval and add to the List

5.†††††† Maureen Slevin et al††††††††††††††††† 78 to 91 Swan Ave.†††††††††††††††††† #15 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

6.†††††† Jon Frykberg et al†††††††††††††††††††† 194 Swan Ave.†††††††††††††††††††††††† #29 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

7.†††††† C. Russell Rydberg et al††††††††††† Rydberg Terrace†††††††††††††††††††††† #27 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

STREETS Ė SCARIFY OR WIDEN

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

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

 

8.†††††† Tania Elisa Beretzky, Esq.†††††††† Hycrest Dr.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #6 CC 6/12/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

9.†††††† Councillor Murray on behalf †††† Fairfax Rd.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #30 CC 7/17/01

††††††††† of Richard Adua

Recommend Approval and add to the List

10.†††† Councillor Murray on behalf †††† Ashburnham Rd.††††††††††††††††††††† #31 CC 7/17/01

††††††††† of Bertram O. Davis

Recommend Approval and add to the List

11.†††† Councillor Lukes on behalf †††††† Copperfield Rd.††††††††††††††††††††††† #49b CC 7/17/01

††††††††† ofDan Abraham

Recommend Approval and add to the List

 

STREET MISCELLANEOUS

 

12. ††† Petition of Kathleen Noponen et al on behalf of residents of Phoebe Way, Knapp Ave and Pelican Ave. request that the City of Worcester take action to require Kunst Builders/Contractors et al to return the mentioned streets to their original topographical condition which includes replacing required blacktop, gravel, clay etc. and the regrading of the streets to their original pitch.Repair and correct the water erosion that has occurred on adjacent neighboring properties.This must include the relandscaping of these properties.Provide a form of protection to prevent any future erosion to these properties and streets.Take all required actions to prevent the collection and stagnation of water and dispersion of water to the streets and neighboring properties.

†††††††††††††††††† #9 CC September 26, 2000

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works report to the City Council concerning the permitting for sewers as well as future remedies to adjustments made to the public ways known as Phoebe Way, Knapp Avenue and Pelican Avenue. (Make note that when the response from Administration is received, it gets mailed to each property owner on these 3 streets)

 

 

SIDEWALK REPAIR

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

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

 

13.†††† Giovanni DelloStritto††††††††††††††††††††††††† 25 Kenilworth Rd††††††††††† #19 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

14.†††† Tony J Dagostino†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 121 Forest St.†††††††††††††††† #21 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

15.†††† Gerald F & Dorothy A Cronin††††††††††† 20 Wetherell St.†††††††††††††† #25 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

16.†††† Councillor Murray on behalf of†††††††††† 8 Clearview Ave.†††††††††††† #32 CC 7/17/01

††††††††† Robert D Mayo

Recommend Approval and add to the List

17.†† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 22 Copperfield Rd.†††††††† #34 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List††††††††

18.†† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 28 Copperfield Rd.†††††††† #35 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

19.†† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 34 Copperfield Rd.†††††††† #36 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List††††††††

20.†† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 80 Copperfield Rd.†††††††† #37 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

21.†† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 84 Copperfield Rd.†††††††† #38 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

22.†† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 108 Copperfield Rd.††††††† #39 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

23.†† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 3 Chesterfield Rd.†††††††††† #40 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

24.†† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 5 Chesterfield Rd††††††††† #41 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

25. ††† Councillors Perotto & Abraham†††††††† 6 Chesterfield Rd ††††††††† #42 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

26. ††† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 7 Chesterfield Rd ††††††††† #43 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

27.†† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 8 Chesterfield Rd.†††††††††† #44 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

28.†† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 9 Chesterfield Rd.†††††††††† #45 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

29. ††† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 2 Columbine Rd. ††††††††††† #46 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

 

 

30.†††† Councillors Perotto & Abraham ††††††† 32 Paradox Dr.††††††††††††††† #47 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

31.†††† Councillors Perotto & Abraham††††††††† 34 Paradox Dr.††††††††††††††† #48 CC 7/17/01

Recommend Approval and add to the List

32.†††† Meghan McDonald†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Longworth Rd. ††††††††††††† #49 CC 7/17/01

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (both sides)

Recommend Approval and add to the List

33.†††† Councillor Patton†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20 Otsego Rd. †††††††††††††† #49a CC 7/17/01

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (Emergency patch)

Recommend Approval and add to the List

34.†††† Councillors Murray & Patton††††††††††††† 9 Rittenhouse Rd.†††††††††† #49c CC 7/17/01

††††††††† on behalf of Arthur Andreoli

Recommend Approval and add to the List

 

GUARDRAILS

†††††††††

35.†††† Petition of Susan Ledoux request to replace the guardrail at end of Sherburne Ave.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #33 CC July 17, 2001

Recommend Approval and add to the List

 

PRIOR AGREEMENTS

 

STREETS

 

36.†††† Petition of Samuel DeSimone, Attorney for Liberty Companies request authority to enter into a Prior Agreement with the City of Worcester, through itís Department of Public Works, to construct, at itís expense, a connector road providing access to and egress from Liberty Central Industrial Park to McKeon Rd.The construction to be in accordance with standards set by City of Worcester DPW.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #16 CC February 27, 2001

Recommend Approval subject to Prior Agreement

 

SEWERS

 

37.†††† Petition of Thomas J Revane, Revane Development Co. Inc. request to install 245 feet of 2 inch P.V.C force main on Mystic St., tying into an existing manhole on Upland St. To be used to service 2 lots on Mystic St. All work will be done by a contractor approved and licensed by the City of Worcester.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #10 CC May 22, 2001

Recommend Approval and subject to Prior Agreement

 

38.†††† Petition of Alfred E Barry, President, Standard Lock Washer & Mfg. Co., Inc. request to extend sewer service to 1451 Grafton St. In accordance with prior agreements.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #16 CC July 17, 2001

Recommend Approval and subject to Prior Agreement

 

39.†††† Petition of Darwin Hale request to tie into sewer line from Barrett Ave. to Inman Ave., Lot 393-94, 95 at my own expense.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24 CC July 17, 2001

Recommend Approval and subject to Prior Agreement

 

40.†††† Petition of Francis Ferraro request to extend a 2 inch P.V.C. force sewer main on Hazel St. from the existing manhole 200 feet westerly on Boston Ave. at my own expense.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24 CC August 21, 2001

Recommend Approval and subject to Prior Agreement

 

WATER

 

41.†††† Petition of Stephen E Campbell, President of Highland North Corp. request to extend 2 inch copper water main approximately 140 feet due east on Burghardt St. at petitioner's expense.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #11 CC June 12, 2001

Recommend Approval and subject to Prior Agreement

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

STREETS

 

42.†††† Relative to State Construction Projects on Millbrook and Burncoat Street.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24A CM July 17, 2001

Recommend File

43.†††† Relative to Private Street Maintenance.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24E CM July 17, 2001

Recommend File

44.†††† Relative to Status Report#1 - Street Resurfacing Projects.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24I CM July 17, 2001

Recommend File

45.†††† Relative to Street Pavement openings longer than 10 feet.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24I CM August 21, 2001

Recommend Hold

 

 

SEWERS

 

46.†††† Relative to Kenberma Road and Impact of Infiltration Control Funds.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #24M CM July 17, 2001

Recommend File

47.†††† Relative to Sewer Rehabilitation Work being done in calendar year 2001.

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

†††††††††††††††††† In Committee July 11, 2001 - Held

Recommend File

 

LEAF COLLECTION & COMPOSTINGm & TRASH COLLECTION

 

48.†††† Relative to Cost to Provide Trash & Recycling Service to all Private Residential Units.

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

Recommend Hold

(Notify in future: Helene Freed, P.O. Box 861, Worcester, MA 01613)

Speakers:†† 1. Ann Flynn, 41 Chatham Street, Worcester

†††††††††††††††††† 2. Bob Levitte, 8-20 Ashland Street, Worcester

†††††††††††††††††† 3. Helene Freed, Weatherstone Drive, Worcester

 

Susan-Please send a copy of this item to Ms. Freed, Ms. Flynn and Mr. Levitte.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works report to the City Council the cost estimates and methods that might be employed for collecting trash from buildings having more than 6 units, the status of collection of trash from condominiums around the Commonwealth including the City of Springfield, and a report estimating what it costs to pick-up recyclables versus trash.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

49.†††† Requesting adoption of an order rescinding a 1946 Council Order relative to Lake Avenue North (Teconnett Path).

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† #26A CM July 17, 2001

Recommend Approval of Order as submitted

50. ††† Chairman's Order 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 $100,00.00, not to exceed $250,000.00, recommendations for capital projects.

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

†††††††††††††††††† In Committee July 11, 2001 - Held

Recommend the City Manager be and he is hereby requested to recommend to the City Council $200,000.00 for petitioned sidewalk repair and $50,000.00 for petitioned private street maintenance, and that if any additional money is recommended that as much monies be allocated towards petitioned sidewalk repairs.

 

51. ††† Order of Mayor Raymond V. Mariano request Standing Committees on Public Works, Traffic & Parking, Education, Youth Parks & Recreation, Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization and Public Safety to submit to City Council by October 1st their recommendations for capital projects in increments of $100,00.00, not to exceed $250,000.00 as voted by City Council at the June 19, 2001 City Council meeting.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† In City Council August 21, 2001

In Committee for informational purposes