PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
JUNE 14, 2004
Convened: 7:36 p.m.
Adjourned: 8:40 p.m.
Present were: Chairperson Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr.
Councillor Philip P. Palmieri
Councillor Frederick C. Rushton
Also: DPW Assistant Commissioner Andrew Murch
DPW Director of Sewers Matthew Labovites
DPW Director of Water Konstantin Eliadi
DPW Staffperson Timothy Reiner
DPW Director of Engineering Paul Moosey
DPW Business Manger Daniel Curtis
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
Petitioner Location In City Council Recorded Votes
1. John Sposato Trent Rd. #48 CC 10/22/02 F – 3 O – 9 Abutters - 14
First Hearing May 21, 2003 – Held
Second Hearing July 30, 2003 - Recessed
Reconvened Second Hearing May 24, 2004 – Recessed
2. Petition of Attorney Robert Longden on behalf of Princeton Development, LLC request City of Worcester (1) Enter into a prior agreement with Princeton Development, LLC and/or any other necessary parties to install a storm drain system from Putnam Lane to Shrewsbury St.; (2) Relocate and/or extinguish a sewer easement granted to the City of Worcester; (3) Extinguish rights of the City of Worcester to maintain a drain.
#10 CC January 6, 2004
Recommend Approval of a prior agreement that includes an agreement that work at the Putnam Lane railroad overpass be completed during a construction period of seven (7) days and that work take place at that juncture daily only between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WATER & SEWER RATES
3. Communication of the City Manager relative to FY2005 Water & Sewer Rate Recommendations.
#23E CM April 27, 2004
Recommend Approval on a 2-1 with Clancy and Rushton in favor and Palmieri in opposition.
Chairman’s Order request the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works provide the City Council with a report detailing the average annual cost of water for users in Auburn, Holden and Paxton.
Chairman’s Order request the City Manager to alert our state and federal elected representatives of the substantial cost increases that Worcester water and sewer users will realize as a result of mandated upgrades to the water filtration plant and request they seek to obtain any and all aid to offset these cost increases.