CITY OF WORCESTER

Public Works Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:34 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:37 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Kathleen M Toomey
Councilor Tony Economou
Councilor George J Russell
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Kathleen M Toomey Councilor Tony Economou Councilor George J Russell
 
Also:DPWP Commissioner Paul Moosey; DPWP Assistant Commissioner of Operations Matthew Labovites; DPWP Assistant Commssioner of Engineering Russ Adams; DPWP Staff Person Joyce Lee; Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor; Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk
 
1.

STREETS TO MAKE PUBLIC - FIRST HEARINGS

1a.

WESCOTT STREET ABUTTERS - 4 IN FAVOR OPPOSED

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1b.

ESPER STREET ABUTTERS - 7 IN FAVOR OPPOSED

Attachments

Hearing Recessed Next Hearing should not take place until after the hearing for the installation of sewers has taken place.

1c.

MIDGLEY AVENUE ABUTTERS - 8 IN FAVOR OPPOSED

Attachments

Hearing Recessed Next Hearing should not take place until after the hearing for the installation of sewers has taken place.

2.

HEARING

2a.

Communication of the City Manager recommending approval of the discontinuance of a portion of the former Millbury Street location, discontinuance of a portion of Dryden Access Road, a public highway layout on parcels acquired by the Commonwealth on behalf of the City, conveyance of three parcels of land to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and public layout of a portion of Dryden Access Way. # 9.4A CM May 26, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval

2b.

Report of the Planning Board Upon the Communication of the City Manager recommending approval of the discontinuance of a portion of the former Millbury Street location, discontinuance of a portion of Dryden Access Road, a public highway layout on parcels acquired by the Commonwealth on behalf of the City, conveyance of three parcels of land to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and public layout of a portion of Dryden Access Way. # 12e CC June 16, 2015 In Committee for Informational Purposes Only

Attachments

Recommend File

3.

PETITIONS

3a.

Tiffany & Samuel Cheng request abatement of street betterment assessment #25383 in the amount of $19,200.00 for Spaulding St. # 7f CC April 28, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval of partial abatement resulting in a new assessment of $3,200.00

3b.

Blanca Laza and Boris Velez request abatement of street betterment assessment #25379 in the amount of $15,302.40 for Spaulding St. # 7e CC April 28, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Solicitor review the property at 144 Beaver Brook Parkway for an interpretation of the abatement laws to determine what could be the proper calculation applied to the street betterment assessment for Spaulding St

3c.

Johny Gil request abatement of street betterment assessment #25381 in the amount of $8,000.00 for Spaulding St. # 7b CC April 07, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval to abate in full

3d.

Karen Dascenzo on behalf of Jeanette Ram request abatement of street betterment assessment #25375 in the amount of $11,910.15 for Pineland Ave. # 8a CC March 24, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Assessor report why Lot 1, MBL #41-045-00001, in Pineland Ave is deemed unbuildable

3e.

Peter Huynh request abatement of street assessment #25335, in the amount of $12,801.95 for Yukon Ave. # 8b CC March 24, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval of a partial abatement resulting in a new assessment of $5745.03

3f.

John Hamann request sidewalk repair in front of 9 Gaskill Rd. # 7h CC April 28, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3g.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Maureen McNamara request pipe sticking up through sidewalk on the Bristol St. side of 497 Burncoat St. be removed. # 17f CC April 14, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval

3h.

Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request sidewalk repair in front of 11 Wabash Ave. # 19g CC March 31, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

3i.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of F. Worth Landers et al request Briar Lane from Mountain Street East to the West Boylston line be widened and resurfaced. # 9b CC February 10, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval

3j.

Jonas Boateng request driveway entrance at 50 Dixfield St. be repaired by making it level with the street. # 8b CC March 10, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval

3k.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of the Winter Heights Subdivision off of Chester St. request the granite markers be reset to be at grade with the sidewalks at the following locations as soon as possible: 1, 13, 15, 23, 27, 28, & 29 Jasmine Dr.; 14, 18 & 32 Oriental St.; 3 & 18 Nizam Dr.; 4, 3, 24, 25, & 27 Snowy Owl Lane and both corners of Snowy Owl Lane & Jasmine Dr. # 11k CC October 28, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval

4.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

4a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a winter status report for 2015. # 9.7A CM February 24, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

4b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity Report for the month of January 2015. # 8.5A CM April 28, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

4c.

Transmitting informational communication relative to Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity Report for the month of February 2015 # 8.5B CM April 28, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

4d.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Construction Progress Report for the month ending March 31, 2015 # 8.5C CM April 28, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

4e.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the discontinuance and abandonment of a portion of Franklin Street. # 8.6A CM April 07, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Referred to Planning Board

5.

MISCELLANEOUS

5a.

Report of the Planning Board Upon the Petition of Councilor Tony Economou request Westinghouse Parkway be converted to a public street. # 11c CC February 11, 2014

Attachments

Recommend File