PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

MAY 30, 2002

5:00 P. M. - VIEW - BALLARD ST. RECYCLING CENTER &

WEST CHESTER ST.

                 7:00 P.M. - MEETING - COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 7:09 p.m.

Adjourned: 9:05 p.m.

 

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

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Stephen T. Patton

 

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Deputy Commissioner Andrew Murch

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Assistant Commissioner Tony Meriano

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Director of Sewer Operations Matthew Labovites

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Engineering Edward Carrigan

Engineering David Martin†††††††††††††††††††††††

Business Office Daniel Curtis

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Director of Water Operations Konstantin Eliadi

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


 

SEWER EXTENSIONS

 

1.       Petition of Gregg Moffitt request to extend the sewer main from Broughton Rd. to 3 Mallard Rd.

††††††††† #26 CC July 17, 2001

Recommend Giving the Petitioner Leave to Withdraw

 

2.†††††† Petition of George Seechiaroli, Atlantic Construction & Restoration, Inc., request to extend public sewer from Pine Hill Rd. into Pocasset St. The proposed sewer would extend from the intersection of Pine Hill Rd and Pocasset St. to the parcel of land shown on Assessor's Map 38, Block 33, Lot 26 approximately 284 ft.Work to be done at petitioner's expense and in accordance with the Department of Public Works specifications.

††††††††† #18 CC January 8, 2002

Recommend Approval subject to the completion of a prior agreement between

the developer and the City of Worcester.

 

3.†††††† Petition of Eric W. Lind request to install a forced sewer system - consisting of a Holding tank for each house lot at 16 - 20 Myrick Ave. that contains a grinder pump and connect to a 2 inch pipe for 900 ft. to a point on Toronita Ave.All work to be done at petitioner's expense and in accordance to the Department of Public Works specifications.

††††††††† #19 CC January 8, 2002

Recommend Approval subject to the completion of a prior agreement between

the developer and the City of Worcester.

 

4.†††††† Petition of John Jolin and Mark Ruffo request to extend surface and sanitary sewer 420ft. from existing mains in Milton St. at our own expense.

††††††††† #14 CC January 15, 2002

Recommend Approval subject to the completion of a prior agreement between

the developer and the City of Worcester.

 

5.†††††† Petition of James Bond request to install a sewerage extension on Henchman St. Work to be done at petitioner's expense and in accordance with prior agreement with the City of Worcester.

††††††††† #25 CC March 5, 2002

Recommend Approval subject to the completion of a prior agreement between

The developer and the City of Worcester.

 

6.†††††† Petition of Patricia McGrath request to extend sewer line from corner of Pelican Avenue to 9 Phoebe Way approximately 270feet.At Petitioner's expense and in accordance with prior agreement with City of Worcester and DPW specifications.

††††††††† #8 CC April 9, 2002

Recommend Approval subject to the completion of a prior agreement between

the developer and the City of Worcester.

 

DRAINAGE

 

7. ††††† Petition of Robert E. Longden, Jr. Esq., on behalf of Botany Bay Construction Co., Inc. request to upgrade a section of the existing drainage facilities in Mill St. and reconfigure the median strip on Mill St. at the site access point to the development at 501-505 Mill St. All work to be done in accordance with a prior agreement.

††††††††† #24 CC March 5, 2002

Recommend Approval subject to the completion of a prior agreement between

the developer and the City of Worcester.

WEST CHESTER STREET

 

8.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to marking proposed path of curbs along West Chester Street during Spring of 2002.

#24H CM April 2, 2002

Recommend File

 

9.                 Communication of the City Manager relative to Private Street Conversion of West Chester St.

#24B CM May 28, 2002

Recommend File

 

The Committee informally asked the Commissioner of DPW to report to the committee concerning the location of catch basins, the issues surrounding the retaining wall and the various curb-to-curb widths discussed, timelines and relationship to lower West Chester Street and Chester Street.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Commissioner of DPW report, if when constructing West Chester Street, and the City intentionally constructs a street with a narrower than standard width, whether this decision increases the Cityís liability in any way.

 

WATER & SEWER RATES

 

10. ††† Communication of the City Manager relative to adoption of the FY2003 Water and Sewer Rates.

†         #24D CM April 2, 2002

Recommend Hold for June 12, 2002 meeting

 

Chairmanís Order request the Commissioner of the DPW report to the City Council by the June 11, 2002 City Council meeting detailing the ramifications of a 4 cent reduction in both the water and sewer rates from the rates recommended by the Commissioner for Fiscal Year 2003.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Commissioner of the DPW report to the City Council by the June 11, 2002 City Council meeting detailing the Water/Sewer account charge backs for the most recent five years.

 

11.     Communication of the City Manager relative to projected increase in revenue if FY 2003 Water & Sewer Rates are approved.

          #24D CM May 28, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

LEAF COLLECTION & COMPOSTING & TRASH COLLECTION

 

12.     Communication of the City Manager relative to recommendation to increase

cost of City Trash Bags.

††††††††† #24C CM May 28, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the Commissioner of the DPW report to the City Council concerning the ramifications if the proposed increase in the large/small trash bag fee was reduced to 90/45 cents per bag or 80/40 cents per bag from the proposed $1/50 cents per bag.

 

DISCUSSION ITEM

 

13. ††† BALLARD ST. RECYCLING CENTER