CITY OF WORCESTER

Public Works Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:31 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:08 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
 
Also:DPWP Commissioner Paul Moosey; DPWP Assistant Commissioner of Operations Matthew Labovites; DPWP Assistant Commissioner of Engineering Russ Adams; DPWP Administrative Assistant Eileen Holden; Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk
 
1.

FIRST HEARINGS - STREETS TO MAKE PUBLIC

1a.

WEST CHESTER STREET (From 101 Barry Rd. to Barry Rd. Extension) ABUTTERS 5 IN FAVOR 0 OPPOSED 1

Attachments

Recommend Hold for Second Hearing

1b.

OCKWAY STREET (From Pine Hill Rd. south) ABUTTERS 10 IN FAVOR 3 OPPOSED 0

Attachments

Recommend Approve to make public only the developer portion, from Pine Hill Rd a distance of 250' only.

2.

SECOND HEARING - STREET TO MAKE PUBLIC

2a.

NAVASOTA AVENUE ABUTTERS 32 IN FAVOR 8 OPPOSED 3

In Committee May 6, 2015 Held for Second Hearing

Attachments

Recommend Approval

Chairman's Orders

Request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks review the private street signage on Navasota Ave. and reinstall appropriate signage where needed.

3.

RECONVENED SECOND HEARINGS - STREETS TO MAKE PUBLIC

3a.

LUTHER AVENUE

In Committee February 23, 2015 - Held for Second Hearing In Committee May 6, 2015 - Hearing Recessed ABUTTERS 5 IN FAVOR 0 OPPOSED 3

Attachments

Recommend Deny

3b.

PHOEBE WAY

In Committee February 23, 2015 - Held for Second Hearing In Committee May 6, 2015 - Hearing Recessed ABUTTERS 13 IN FAVOR 7 OPPOSED 1

Attachments

Recommend Approve

3c.

TORONITA AVENUE

In Committee February 23, 2015 - Held for Second Hearing In Committee May 6, 2015 - Hearing Recessed ABUTTERS 22 IN FAVOR 8 OPPOSED 3

Attachments

Recommend Approve

3d.

KNAPP AVENUE

In Committee February 23, 2015 - Held for Second Hearing In Committee May 6, 2015 Second Hearing Recessed ABUTTERS 20 IN FAVOR 5 OPPOSED 4

Attachments

Recommend Approve

4.

FIRST HEARING - INSTALL SEWERS

4a.

MIDGLEY AVENUE ABUTTERS 8 IN FAVOR 1 OPPOSED 3

Attachments

Recommend Approval

4b.

ESPER AVENUE ABUTTERS 7 IN FAVOR 3 OPPOSED 1

Attachments

Recommend Approval

Chairman's Orders

FROM THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS Request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks review the private street signage on Esper Ave. and reinstall appropriate signage where needed.

4c.

AETNA STREET ABUTTERS 5 IN FAVOR 1 OPPOSED 0

Attachments

Recommend Approval

5.

PETITIONS

5a.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of the Bello Residence request emergency sidewalk repair in front of 4 Cheyenne Rd. due to root growth causing a significant tripping hazard. # 15d CC May 05, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

5b.

Councilor Tony Economou request fire hydrant at the intersection of Lansing Ave. and Holden St. be replaced as quickly as possible. # 10h CC June 09, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval

5c.

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

In Committee June 17, 2015 Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval to abate in full

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request the Treasurer report to City Council what would be the impact, as it relates to interest and or penalties levied against a property, if a homeowner does not pay a betterment assessment until the property is sold.

5d.

Marc Williams request fire hydrant in front of 205 Shrewsbury St. be moved to a new location. # 7g CC April 28, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval at Petitioner's expense

6.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

6a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the impact to the City if the proposed increase of 3.8% to the water and sewer rate is not approved. # 8.5D CM April 28, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

6b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity report for the month ending March 31, 2015. # 8.7A CM June 09, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

6c.

Transmitting informational communication relative to Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Activity report for the month of April 2015. # 8.7B CM June 09, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

6d.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Construction Progress Report for the month ending April 30, 2015. # 9.7A CM May 26, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File