CITY OF WORCESTER

Public Works Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:33 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:39 PM


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Kathleen M Toomey
Councilor Michael J Germain
Councilor George J Russell
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Kathleen M Toomey Councilor George J Russell
 
Also:DPWP Commissioner Robert L. Moylan, Jr. DPWP Assistant Commission Matthew Labovites DPWP Assistant Commissioner Paul Moosey DPWP Staff Person Joyce Lee Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk
 
1.

FIRST HEARING - STREET MAKE PUBLIC

1a.

VALLEY VIEW LANE ABUTTERS - 19 FAVORED 10 OPPOSED 3

Attachments

Recommend Hold for Second Hearing

2.

HEARINGS

2a.

Report of the Planning Board upon the Petition of Attorney Mark Donahue on behalf of 75 Grove St. LLC request to discontinue and abandon the portion of the public street known as Lancaster Terrace. # 11a CC October 02, 2012

Attachments

Recommend Approval subject to agreed plan revisions

2b.

Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Attorney Stephen Madaus on behalf of Worcester Polytechnic Institute request to alter the public street layout of Park Ave. to include all of the sidewalk areas along the eastern sideline of Park Ave. for construction of driveway to service a new parking garage and athletic field complex. # 12a CC October 30, 2012

Attachments

Recommend Approval

3.

SIDEWALK REPAIR PETITIONS

3a.

Karol & Barbara Pysk request the sidewalk in front of 49 Perry Ave. be repaired. # 9b CC November 13, 2012

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3b.

Douglas Clough, Maintenance Manager of Abby's House request sidewalk repair in front of 19, 21 & 23 Crown St. # 9g CC August 14, 2012

In Committee November 19, 2012 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3c.

Councilor Sarai Rivera request to repair sidewalk in front of 142 Southbridge St. # 9q CC September 04, 2012

In Committee November 19, 2012 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3d.

Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request sidewalk repair in front of 16 Sturgis St. # 14h CC October 09, 2012

In Committee November 19, 2012 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3e.

Curtis Alexander et al request sidewalk repair in front of 35 Haynes St. # 7a CC October 16, 2012

In Committee November 19, 2012 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3f.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty request sidewalk repair in front of 8 Trowbridge Rd. # 7a CC October 23, 2012

In Committee November 19, 2012 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3g.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty request sidewalk repair in front of 136 Russell St. # 7b CC October 23, 2012

In Committee November 19, 2012 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3h.

Linda Barber request sidewalk repair in front of 57 Forest St. # 9a CC November 20, 2012

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

Chairman's Orders

Request Commissioner of Public Works & Parks make a comprehensive review all the sidewalks in the area of 57 Forest St. including but not limited to 3 Hancock Hill Dr.

3i.

Thomas Kyros request sidewalk repair in front of 447 Chandler St. # 8a CC November 27, 2012

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3j.

Carlos Porras request sidewalk repair in front of 114 Beeching St. # 9a CC December 04, 2012

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3k.

Martin Sigel request repair of sidewalk and apron in Institute Rd. side of 14-16 Dean St. # 9g CC June 26, 2012

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3l.

Councilor Joseph M. Petty on behalf of Park Ave Mobil request the driveway aprons in the concrete sidewalks at 185 Park Ave. be reconstructed so as to reduce the arch of the curve and allow safer entrance and egress into and out of the service station. # 7c CC February 15, 2011

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

4.

STREET BETTERMENT ASSESSMENT ABATEMENTS PETITIONS

4a.

Ariana Johnson, on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, request abatement of street betterment assessment #24886 in the amount of $6399.50 for Pineland Ave. # 7a CC May 01, 2012

Attachments

Recommend Deny

4b.

Jose & Esther Gonzales request abatement of street betterment assessment #24695 in the amount of $3,606.50 for Seattle St. # 8f CC May 08, 2012

Attachments

Petition amended for assessment #24696 in the amount of $7,418.59 and Recommend Approval of the amended petition for partial abatement resulting in a new assessment of $1,604.89

4c.

Richard & Elizabeth Molinari request abatement of street betterment assessment #25018 in the amount of $9,928.80 for Woodcliffe Ave. # 7c CC January 17, 2012

In Committee March 21, 2012 - Held In Committee October 17, 2012 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Deny

4d.

Frank & Jana Ceffalo Jr. request abatement of street betterment assessment #25019 in the amount of $9,928.80 for Woodcliffe Ave. # 7a CC January 24, 2012

In Committee March 21, 2012 - Held In Committee October 17, 2012 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Deny

5.

Miscellaneous

5a.

Petition of Christine Coughlin & Joyce LaBonte request improvement of drainage along northern property boundary of 53 Chester St. # 7b CC January 13, 2009

In Committee March 8, 2010 - Held In Committee May 16, 2012 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

5b.

Order of Councilors Economou, Rivera, Toomey and Lukes - Request City Manager notify the City Council on any public works project that may alter the travel in any road way so hearings may be held for public input. # 10b CC October 02, 2012

Attachments

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

6.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

6a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to issues that the Great Bay Coalition in New Hampshire Has Encountered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. # 8.7A CM October 02, 2012

Attachments

Recommend File

6b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the 2012 Fall Leaf Collection Program. # 8.7B CM October 16, 2012

Attachments

Recommend File

6c.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the City's Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal Ordinance. # 8.7A CM October 16, 2012

Attachments

Recommend File

6d.

Transmitting informational communication relative to CSX Expansion and Neighborhood Improvement Fund. # 10.5A CM October 30, 2012

Attachments

Recommend File

6e.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a recent editorial published in the Wall Street Journal about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. # 10.5B CM October 30, 2012

Attachments

Recommend File

6f.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the List of Candidate Petitioned Streets for a Future Residential Resurfacing Program. # 10.6A CM October 30, 2012

In Committee November 19, 2012 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval and Adoption of the Accompanying Order that the following streets previously approved for resurfacing be selected for resurfacing during FY 2013 & 2014:

DISTRICT 1

Apollo Rd. (Eagle Rd w. to Romola Rd. )
Arbutus Rd.(#417 Burncoat St. e. to Blue Bell Rd.)
Audubon Rd. (#119 Richmond Ave. nw. to Flagg St.)
Constitution Ave. (#182 Constitution Ave. to Tacoma St.)
Cranston St. (#17 Rochelle St. e. to end)
Eunice Ave. (#29 Clark St. n. to #89 Brandon Rd.)
Hartford Rd (#426 Burncoat St. e. to end)
Hingham Rd. (Stoneleigh Rd. se. to end)
Leyton Rd. (Spring Valley Rd. n. to end)
Lull St. ( Richmond Ave. e. to Vassar St.)
Oak Hill Rd. (easterly 1100 to Aylesbury Rd.)
Purchase St. ( Clark St. n. to Quinapoxet Lane)
Waring Circle ( Leyton Rd. e. to end)

DISTRICT 2

Ashburnham Rd. (#65 Kenwood Ave s. & w. to end)
Atlanta St. (Entire)
Bates Ave. (#2) ( Greenhill Ave. to end)
Buckingham St. ( Entire)
Eastern Ave. (Belmont St. to Prospect St.)
Eastern Ave. (Belmont St. to 355 n. of Catharine St).
Eastern Ave. (355 n. of Catharine St. to a point n. of Catharine St.)
Hackfeld Rd. (#204 Highland St. n. to Institute Rd.)
Merrifield St. (Belmont St. to Elliott St.)
Mount Vernon St. (Windsor St. to Channing St.)
Mount Vernon St. (Westminster St. e. to Windsor St.)
Oriol Dr. (Lincoln St. s. to cul de sac)
Stanton St. (710 n. of Belmont St. to Breck St.)
Tampa St. (Entire)






DISTRICT 3

Dearborn St. (Heywood St. s. to Crowningshield Rd.)
Denver Terr. ( Fenwood Rd. s. to end)
Derby St. ( #63 Derby St. to Everton St. )
Hyannis Pl. (# 649 Grafton St. ne. to 270 east of Grafton St.)
Ida Rd. ( Dolly Drive to Sandra Drive)
Indiana St. ( Brightwood Ave. to Everton St.)
Koping St. ( Loxwood St. to Wabash Ave.)
McGill St. ( 110 west of McKeon Rd. sw. to Bothinia St.)
Midgley Lane ( Entire)
North Steele St. (Whipple St. n. to Oscar St.)
Oswald St. (39 Stebbins St. s. to Snyder Court)
Pioneer Rd. ( Westborough St. e. to Pineland Ave.)
Spurr St. ( 105 Vernon St. e. to Providence St.)
Tiffany Ave.( Entire)
Vincent Circle ( Massasoit Rd. Westerly)
West Upsala St. (#182 Vernon St. w. to # 64 Fairfax Rd.)

DISTRICT 4

Camp St. ( Cambridge St. to end)
Davis St. (# 41 Piedmont St. to #33 Queen St.)
Elm St. (Linden St. to Park Ave.)
Gardner St. ( Hollis St. to Tainter St. )
Hollywood St. ( May St. to Oberlin St.)
Jaques Ave. (#67 Wellington St. w. to Piedmont St.)
Lodi St. ( Lamartine St. to Lafayette St.)
Oread Place (#812 Main St. nw. to Alden St.)
Russell St. (Elm to Pleasant St.)

DISTRICT 5

Circuit Ave. West ( Circuit Ave. South nw. to end)
Clover St. #2 ( South Ludlow St. to 173 south of Pine View Ave.)
Dellwood Rd. (#1000 Pleasant St. s. to end)
Hillcrest Ave. ( Penhallow Rd. e. to end)
Hunthurst Circle ( #560 Chandler St. sw. to 1819 sw.)
Isabella St. (# 7 Englewood Ave. w. to 14 Circuit Ave. East)
Maxdale Rd. ( Cardinal Rd. s. to Pinnacle St. )
Morningside Rd.( #5 Chamberlain Parkway s. to Morningside Terrace)
Oak Knoll Rd. ( Hillcrest Ave. to 643 north)
Orrison St. ( Moreland St. e. to end)
Paradox Dr. ( Beaconsfield Rd. ne. to Wrentham Rd.)
Sorrento St. ( Grenada St. n. to end)

6g.

Transmitting informational communication relative to Sidewalk Rehabilitation Program for Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2014. # 10.6B CM October 30, 2012

In Committee November 19, 2012 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval and Adoption of the Accompanying Order that the following sidewalks previously approved for repair be selected for repair during FY 2013 & 2014:

District 1

Airlie St. (Vicinity #93)
Arbutus Rd. (Entire)
Burncoat St. (Vicinity of #419 Arbutus Rd. side)
Chippewa Rd. (Vicinity #36)
Cutting Ave. (Vicinity #3)
Flagg St. (At Richmond Ave.)
Forest St. (Vicinity #119)
Grove St. (Vicinity #397)
Hazelwood Rd. (Entire)
Laconia Rd. (#38 to #42)
Massachusetts Ave. (Vicinity #2)
Mattson Ave. (Vicinity #16)
Midland St. (Vicinity #47)
Purchase St. (Vicinity #68)
Rutland Terrace (Opposite #1)
Rutland Terrace (Vicinity #12)
Salisbury St. (Vicinity #185)
Salisbury St. (Vicinity of #230 Whitman Rd. side)
Suburban Rd. (Easterly side from light)
Terrace Dr. (Vicinity #50)

District 2

Agate Ave. (Coburn Ave. to 400 south of Lake View)
Burncoat Terrace (Vicinity #54)
Hamilton St. (North Side from #393 to HW)
Lincoln St. ( Vicinity #176-178)
Nebraska St. (Muskeego St. to Envelope Terrace)
Sturgis St. (Vicinity #16)

District 3

Grafton St. (Roosevelt School to Sunderland Rd.)
Grafton St. (Delmont Ave. to Trahan Ave)
Harold St. (at Hamilton St. Right Side)
Kosta St. (Vicinity #41, 43)
Massasoit Rd. (Vicinity #186, 188, 192)
Sunderland Rd. (Grafton St. to Route 20)
Whipple St. (Vicinity #71)
Whipple St. (Reeves St. to Blackstone River Rd.)

District 4

Beacon St. (Entire)
Cedar St. (Oak St. to West St. North Side)
Clifton St. (Oberlin St. to Clifton Terr. Both sides)
Elm St. (West St. to Park Ave. South side)
Elm St. (102 Russell St. - Spyridon Church - both Elm & Russell St. sides)
Ely St. (Vicinity #1 on Davis St. side)
Lucian St. (Entire, Both Sides)
West St. (Elm St. to William St.)
West St. (Corner of West & Highland St.)
William St. (Sever St. to Fruit St South side)
William St. (Fruit St. to West St. North side)

District 5

Atwater St. (Vicinity #16)
Ball St. (Even side Baker to #4, 28, 32) (Odd Side side of 18 Baker, 5-9, 33)
Barr St. (Vicinity #4)
Beeching St. (Vicinity #105)
Berkmans St. (Vicinity #1, 3)
Berwick St. (Vicinity #8)
Flagg St. (At Richmond Ave.)
Havelock Rd. (Vicinity #22 on Rob Roy Rd. Side)
Herbert Rd. (Hadwen Rd. to Hadwen Lane)
Mann St. (Vicinity #30)
Rosewood Dr. (Vicinity #17)
South Flagg St. (Hadwen Rd. to Sherwood Rd.)
South Flagg St. (Vicinity #19)
Wentworth St. (Entire)
Zenith Dr. (Vicinity #40)

6h.

Transmitting informational communication relative to Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity Report for the Month of August 2012. # 8.7C CM October 02, 2012

Attachments

Recommend File

6i.

Transmitting informational communication relative to Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity Report for the Month of October 2012. # 8.7A CM December 11, 2012

Attachments

Recommend File