CITY OF WORCESTER

Public Works Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:31 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:06 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

Chairperson George J Russell
Vice Chairperson Matthew E Wally
Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor George J Russell Vice Chairperson Councilor Matthew E Wally Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson
 
Also:Councilor Khrystian E. King; Commissioner of Public Works and Parks Paul Moosey; Assistant Commissioner of Public Works and Parks Russ Adams; Assistant Commissioner of Public Works and Parks Robert Fiore; Assistant Commissioner of Public Works and Parks Matthew Labovities; DPWP Staff Person Joyce Lee; Assistant City Clerk Stephen A.J. Pottle, clerk
 
1.

Abatement- Street Assessment Petition

1a.

Willliam Kitsilis Managing Member UCEB LLC request abatement of street betterment assessment #25515 in the amount of $31,725.40 for Mayfield St. # 7c CC July 17, 2018

In Committee October 3, 2018 - Held In Committee November 27, 2018 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval of partial abatement resulting in a new assessment of $17,725.40

2.

Abatement- Sewer Assessment Petitions

2a.

Henry & Jane Dewey request abatement of sewer betterment assessment #31235 in the amount of $18,532.00 for Fenimore Rd. # 8c CC October 17, 2017

In Committee May 2, 2018 - Held In Committee October 3, 2018 - Held In Committee January 23, 2019 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File (See Chairman's Order)

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a reassessment of Sewer Betterment Assessment #31235 in a new amount of $8,240.00.

2b.

Susan Burns & Mary Landry request abatement of sewer betterment assessment #31247 in the amount of $36,000.00 for Luther Ave. # 8f CC March 27, 2018

In Committee October 3, 2018 - Held In Committee January 23, 2019 - Held at request of the Petitioner

Attachments

Recommend Deny

2c.

Vincent Ricard request abatement of sewer assessment #31232 in the amount of $2,250.00 for Porto Rico Rd. assessed in the name of Nelllie Swickas. # 7f CC November 20, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Deny

3.

Sidewalk Repair Petitions

3a.

Carl Besse request sidewalk repair or replacement in front of 24 William St. # 7e CC November 20, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3b.

Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Lawrence Jablonski request sidewalk resurfacing at 15 Fiske St. # 7g CC November 20, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3c.

Glenda Torres request sidewalk repair in front of 86 Arthur St. # 7c CC December 04, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3d.

Theresa Giard, Assistant Director of Operations, WPI Residential Services request sidewalk resurfacing at Hackfeld Rd. # 8d CC December 18, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3e.

Theresa Giard, Assistant Director of Operations, WPI Residential Services request sidewalk resurfacing at Einhorn Rd. # 8e CC December 18, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3f.

Theresa Giard, Assistant Director of Operations, WPI Residential Services request sidewalk resurfacing at Trowbridge Rd. # 8f CC December 18, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3g.

Theresa Giard, Assistant Director of Operations, WPI Residential Services request sidewalk resurfacing at Schussler Rd. # 8g CC December 18, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3h.

Theresa Giard, Assistant Director of Operations, WPI Residential Services request sidewalk resurfacing at West St. # 8h CC December 18, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Deny

3i.

Theresa Giard, Assistant Director of Operations, WPI Residential Services request sidewalk resurfacing at Elbridge St. # 8i CC December 18, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Leave to withdraw

3j.

Jeffrey Motil request sidewalk resurfacing at 45 Whipple St. # 8c CC January 08, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Leave to withdraw

3k.

Daniel Benyam request sidewalk repair at 21 Colonial Rd. # 8d CC January 08, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

3l.

Councilor George Russell on behalf of Walter Andros request sidewalk resurfacing and removal of overgrown tree roots in front of 25 Harold St. # 7c CC January 29, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Leave to wtihdraw

3m.

Richard Freeman request sidewalk repair for the entire length of Judson Rd. # 7c CC March 05, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Leave to withdraw

4.

Street - Repair/Resurfacing Petitions

4a.

Lydia Gakure request Wyola Drive, from Monticello Dr. to Avery Path be resurfaced. # 7b CC December 04, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approval and add to list

4b.

Councilor Sean M. Rose request resurfacing of Dorothy Ave. # 8e CC January 08, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Leave to withdraw

4c.

Councilor Sean M. Rose request Dorothy Ave. be resurfaced. # 7f CC February 26, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Leave to withdraw

4d.

Councilor Sean M. Rose request Radcliffe St. be resurfaced. # 7h CC February 26, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Leave to withdraw

4e.

Councilor Sean M. Rose request Wendover Rd. be resurfaced. # 7i CC February 26, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Leave to withdraw

5.

Communication of the City Manager

5a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Six Month Activity Report July - December 2018. # 8.7A CM February 26, 2019

Attachments

Recommend File

6.

Comprehensive Clean City Program

6a.

Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to the Comprehensive Clean City Program. # 8.7A CM January 22, 2019

In Committee February 6, 2019 - Held In Committee February 28, 2019 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold to next meeting

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager consider looking into moving forward with all portions of the Comprehensive Clean City Program, except for the portions of the program associated with the clear bag recycling pickup.

6b.

Order of Councilor King Request Standing Committee of Public Works consider looking into additional drop off locations for recyclables, including Millbury St. and more as possible as part of the Comprehensive Clean City Program. # 13c CM January 22, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Hold to next meeting

6c.

Order of Councilor King Request Standing Committee on Public Works consider any and all ways that the city could reduce or mitigate price increases for plastic bags as part of the Comprehensive Clean City Program. # 13e CM January 22, 2019

Attachments

Recommend hold to next meeting

6d.

Order of Councilor King Request Standing Committee of Public Works consider the feasibility of a hybrid recycling system that would allow single family home areas and multifamily home areas to use either a two-wheeled recycling bin or plastic recycling bags depending on what is more appropriate as part of the Comprehensive Clean City Program. # 13d CM January 22, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Hold to next meeting

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

1.

Request City Manager provide City Council with a list of how much it would cost to provide street or sidewalk resurfacing for the entire backlog of each rating category.