AGENDA

PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

FEBRUARY 25, 2002

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 7:10 p.m.

Adjourned: 9:25 p.m.

 

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Philip P. Palmieri

 

Also:†††††††††††††††††††† DPW Deputy Commissioner Tony Meriano

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DPW Director of Traffic Eng Joseph Borbone

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

City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

_____________________________________________________________

 

 

INSTALL SANITARY SEWERS

 

FIRST HEARING

FAVOR

OPPOSED

ABUTTERS

 

1.     Alpine St.

RecommendHold for 2nd hearing

6

5

19

2.     Breeze Dr.

Recommend Approval

2

0

4

3.†† 25 Ė 44A Chester St

Recommend Hold for 2nd hearing

9

1

14

4.     Dexter St.

Recommend Hold for 2nd hearing

3

0

5

5.     Lenora Dr.

Recommend Hold for 2nd hearing

3

0

5

6.     Martha Ave.

Recommend Approval

3

0

4

 

SECOND HEARING

FAVOR

OPPOSED

ABUTTERS

 

7.     7 & 9 Wigwam Hill Dr.

Recommend Approval

4

0

17

 

INSTALL SEWER

 

8.     Report of the Planning Board upon the petition of Lawrence Giffee et al request City sewers on Chester St. from #25 to #44A.

#36CC November 13, 2001

Recommend Leave to Withdraw (duplicate petition)

 

STREETS TO MAKE PUBLIC

 

FIRST HEARING

FAVOR

OPPOSED

ABUTTERS

 

9.     †††Adelaide Circle

Recommend Approval

3

0

6

10. †††Allison Circle

Recommend Approval

2

0

7

11. ††Matteo St.

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

9

0

†††††††††††† 16

 

12. †††Jolma Rd.

Recommend Hold for 2nd Hearing

2

1

5

 

13.†† Joseph St.

Recommend Hold for 2nd Hearing

11

4

25

14. ††Roy St.

Recommend Hold for 2nd Hearing

4

8

†††††††† ††††22

 

15.†† Dewar Dr.††††††††

Recommend Deny

0

5

7

 

Chairmanís Order request the Commissioner of Public Works investigate whether the builder of homes along the private portion of Joseph Street has returned the street to the condition that it was in before he/she entered this public way.

 

STREETS Ė SCARIFY OR WIDEN

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

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

 

16.†††† Councillor Clancy†††††††††††††††††††† Pilgrim Ave†††††††††† #11aCC11/13/01

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (from Grafton St to its dead end)

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

17.†††† Tanya DeJong et al††††††††† ††††††††† Home St.†††††††††††††† #8 CC 12/11/01

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

18.†††† Mayor Mariano on behalf of††††† Gifford Dr.††††††††††† #11a CC 12/11/01

††††††† Walter Sharkus

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

19.†††† Mayor Mariano on behalf of††††† Alexander Rd.†††††† #11b CC 12/11/01

††††††† Walter Sharkus

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

20.†††† Mayor Mariano on behalf of††††† Judson Rd.††††††††††† #11c CC 12/11/01

††††††† Walter Sharkus

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

21.†††† Councillor Nadeau††††††††††††††††††† Hacker St.†††††††††††† #7 CC 12/18/01

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

22.†††† Councillor Patton††††††††††††††††††††† West Chester St.†† #7a CC 12/18/01

††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (public portion)

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

SIDEWALK REPAIRS

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

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

 

23.†††† Arthur Porcaro et al††††††††††††††††† Pilgrim Ave. ††††††††† #11b CC 11/13/01

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (#232,234,241,247,250,252 &254)

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

24.†††† Tanya DeJong et al †††††††††††††††††† Home St.†††††††††††††† #9CC 12/11/01

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (odd side)

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

25.†††† Janice Laperle†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 36 Crystal St.††††††† #12 CC 11/20/01

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

26.†††† Councillor Nadeau††††††††††††††††††† Hacker St.†††††††††††† #7b CC 12/18/01

Recommend Approval and Add to the List

 

ABATEMENTS Ė PUBLIC STREET BETTERMENT ASSESSMENT

 

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

 

27.†††† Joseph& Mary Salo††††††            #24380††††††† ††††††  $8,805.19†††††† Barnstable Rd.

††††††††† #6 CC April 10, 2001

††††††††† In Committee February 4, 2002 - Held

Recommend Approval of Petition for a Partial Abatement

(Assess for a distance of 112 feet, an abatement of 38 feet)

 

28.†††† Irwin Kwiat, Esq. ††††††††††             #24384††††††† †††††† $16,324.93†††† Barnstable Rd.

††††††††† on behalf of Vincent Gencarelli

††††††††† #17 CC September 18, 2001

††††††††† In Committee February 4, 2002 - Held

Recommend Approval of Petition for a Partial Abatement

(Assess for a distance of 65 feet, an abatement of approx. 100 feet)

 

LEAF COLLECTION & COMPOSTING & TRASH COLLECTION

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

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

††††††††† #24A CM March 20, 2001

††††††††† In Committee September 10, 2001 - Held

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Solicitor report to the City Council whether a change in the curbside trash collection program may be enacted to expand the current program to include collections from all owner-occupied residential units.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Solicitor report to City Council regarding the current litigation concerning trash pick-up from condominium units across Massachusetts.

 

Please add the following people to the list being notified when condo trash issues are discussed:

Speakers:

1.                 Ann Flynn, 41 Chatham Street, Worcester

2.                 Bob McCauley, 444 Cambridge Street, Worcester

3.                 Leif Kristainssen, 39 Mountainshire Drive, Worcester

4.                 Abigail Hannaford Ricciardi, 6 Chatham Place, Worcester

5.                 Harvey Rome, Gibbs Street, Worcester

 

30.†††† Relative to the feasibility of relocating the Leaf Mulch Site.

††††††††† #24C CM January 15, 2002

Recommend Hold for a View of the Ballard Street site in April, 2002

 

Chairmanís Order request the Parks Commissioner report to the City Council concerning the connection between the movement of the leaf mulching site to the creation of a city tree farm.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

31. ††† Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Jonathan Finkelstein

on behalf of Smallwood Village Association, Inc. request City of Worcester make Arborwood Dr. public.

#16CC January 12, 1999

In Committee August 21, 2000 Ė Held for Second Hearing

Recommend Hold

32.†† Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Jonathan Finkelstein

on behalf of Smallwood Village Association, Inc. request City of

Worcester make Travis St. public.

#148CC March 28, 2000

††††††††† In Committee August 21, 2000 Ė Held for Second Hearing

Recommend Hold

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Petition

 

33.†††† Michael Grandone requesting the removal of the fence on Shrewsbury St, which is the rear of the DPW Vehicle "yard" and take one-third of this area for a parking lot.

††††††††† #14 CC March 20, 2001

Recommend Hold for additional information from DPW

 

Chairmanís Order request the Commissioner of the Department of public Works report to the City Council concerning the opening of space at the DPW yard to public parking and to the existing area on Fantasia Drive set aside for public parking.

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

34.†††† Relative to locations of sanitary and surface sewers in the Chester Street/West Chester Street Neighborhoods.

††††††††† #24E CM January 8, 2002

††††††††† In Committee February 4, 2002 - Held

Recommend File

35. ††† Relative to Town of Holden Sewage Tie-in.

††††††††† #24B CM January 29, 2002

Recommend File

36.†††† Relative to a progress report on our work to restore Worcester City Hall.

††††††††† #29C CM May 29, 2001

††††††††† In Committee October 22, 2001 - Held

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager explain to the City Council why there is no response from the Administration at Public Works Committee meetings concerning progress of work at City Hall.

 

37. ††† Relative to supervision of Plowing Contractors.

#24D CM January 29, 2002

Recommend File

 

38.†††† Relative to the tentative agreement between the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District and the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the discharge permit and plan implementation.

††††††††† #24A CM December 4, 2001

Recommend Hold as First Item for the March 18th committee meeting