PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
JULY 27, 2005
Convened: 6:05 p.m.
Adjourned: 8:39 p.m.
Present were: Chairperson Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr.
Councilor Philip P. Palmieri
Also: State Representative John Fresolo
Regional Director DEM, Martin Soojan
Paul Belsito, representing Sen. Edward Augustus
Also: DPW Commissioner Robert L. Moylan, Jr.
DPW Staffperson Matthew Labovites
DPW Staffperson Timothy Reiner
DPW Staffperson Paul Moosey
DPW Staffperson Joseph Borbone
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
All items in City Council August 16, 2005
GREENWOOD ST. LANDFILL SITE REUSES
1. Communication of the City Manager relative to the long term uses of Greenwood Street Landfill site.
#23L CM April 5, 2005
In Committee June 1, 2005 – Held
2. Communication of the City Manager relative to the Greenwood Street Landfill Project Status Report.
#63 CC June 7, 2005
The Chairperson invited the audience to present their ideas for post closure use of the Greenwood Street landfill site.
1. Charlotte Tremblay, Jane Petrella and Roland Carlson of Quinsig Village provided a PowerPoint presentation espousing active and passive recreation open space.
2. Ian Gow of CDL Properties, Chattanooga, TN spoke about commercial use of the site through construction of a regional mall on the scale of Natick or Solomon Pond.
3. Sue Moynagh, 65 Harrison Street, Worcester from Quinsig Village Neighborhood Center presented a vote of the Board of the Center to supporting active and passive post closure plan.
4. Sally Jablonski, 21 Blackstone River Road, Worcester spoke in favor of open space.
5. Donna Williams, 50 North Street, Grafton from MassAudubon spoke in favor of efforts for open space.
6. Stephanie Sauls, 31 Carver Street, Worcester spoke in favor of a dog park.
7. Stephanie Moses, 8 Underwood Street, Worcester spoke in favor of a dog park.
8. Andy Mayer, 17 Mohave Road, Worcester spoke in favor of a dog park.
9. Barbara White, 38 Upland Gardens Drive, Worcester spoke in favor of open space and a dog park.
10.Chris Little, 8 Underwood Street, Worcester spoke in favor of open space and a dog park.
11.Karen Brewer, 26 Rydberg Terrace, Worcester spoke in favor of a dog park.
12.Christine Wolinski, West Boylston resident spoke in favor of open space and a dog park.
Chairman’s Order that the City Council recommend to the City Manager that the post closure plans for the upper area of the Greenwood Street landfill include open space, passive recreation, walking trails, informational kiosks, a bird habitat and a dog park.
TRAFFIC STUDY OF NORTH PARKWAY
3. Communication of the City Manager relative to North Parkway Area Traffic Study.
#23J CM March 8, 2005
In Committee March 22, 2005 – Held
Chairman’s Order request the Police Chief install an enforcement detail in Melrose Street to curtail speeding and truck traffic.
Chairman’s Order request the City Manager report to the City Council the feasibility of installing a “No Right Turn” sign in Burncoat Street for northerly traffic at the intersection of Davidson Road.
1. Nick Alexanian, Sr., 16 Melrose Street, Worcester
2. Bob Haran, 41 Davidson Road, Worcester
3. Jeannette Lundgren, 46 North Parkway, Worcester
4. Bruce Foss, 32 North Parkway, Worcester
5. Mike Touhy, 18 North Parkway, Worcester
6. Jim McCoy, 6 Davidson Road, Worcester
7. Tristan Lundgren, 46 North Parkway, Worcester
RESIDENT HALL-OF- FAME
4. Order of Councillor Thomas P. White requesting the Mayor consider formulating a committee to annually select five Worcester residents to be named to a Resident Hall-of-Fame. Said selection would recognize public service, volunteerism, activism, initiative and/or charitable work by inscribing the recipient’s names in a plaque or stone slab in a prominent publicly accessible location.
#24 CC June 21, 2005
Recommend Adopt the following new Order:
Request the City Manager report to the City Council regarding a proper location on historic Worcester Common that would be used to recognize 5 resident/citizens annually for their civic and/or humanitarian contributions in the city, and, further request that the City Manager select a committee to make these selections annually.