CITY OF WORCESTER

Youth, Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting

Monday, April 22, 2019

Esther Howland (South) Chamer

Convened: 5:31 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:05 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

Chairperson Gary Rosen
Vice Chairperson Khrystian E King
Councilor Sean M Rose
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Gary Rosen Councilor Khrystian E. King Councilor Sean M. Rose
 
Also:Assitant Commissioner of Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Robert C. Antonelli City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk
 
1.

Communications of the City Manager

1a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to the Mulcahy Master Plan Revision and the announcement of public hearings. # 9.8B CM December 11, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

1b.

Transmitting informational communication relative to a public hearing for the assessment of municipal parks. # 9.8A CM November 13, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

1c.

Transmitting informational communication detailing the Worcester Police Departmentís initiative to educate students on bicycle safety # 8.10A CM June 19, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

2.

Petition

2a.

Aurelia Baldino request City Council consider putting a dog park in the Belmont St. area. # 6g CC January 15, 2019

Attachments

Recommend File

3.

Miscellaneous Items

3a.

Communication of Andrew Nilson of Childs Engineering Corp transmitting an update to the Environmental Notification Form for Waterfront Rehabilitation at Regatta Point Park. # 11a CC November 20, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

3b.

Communication of Andrew Nilson of Childs Engineering Corp transmitting Environmental Notification Form for Waterfront Rehabilitation at Regatta Point Park. # 12b CC September 12, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

3c.

Order of Councilor Gary Rosen - Request the City Council's Standing Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation review the present Parks Department rules and policy, if any, dealing with the use of motorized boats on Coes Reservoir and determine whether such vehicles should be banned from that water body. # 9a CC October 16, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

Chairman's Orders

Request the Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Commission amend their Rule 26, regarding motorized boats on body of water, to require a public hearing, prior to the granting a special permit for any event requesting the use of motorized boating activities on Coes Reservoir.

Request City Manager provide sporadic enforcement/oversight at Coes Reservoir as well as other water bodies that do not allow the use of motorized boating.

3d.

Order of Councilor Gary Rosen - Request the Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation hold a public hearing on the progress being made in discussions between the city administration and the local skateboarding community as both parties work together to find an acceptable, affordable and safe site for a new skate park. # 9a CC October 02, 2018

In Committee December 11, 2018 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

3e.

Order of Councilor Gary Rosen and Councilor George J. Russell - Request the Standing Committee on Youth, Parks & Recreation meet to discuss additional steps that can and must be taken at the baseball field at Vernon Hill Park to prevent foul balls from striking and damaging the homes and parked cars of neighbors on adjacent Ames Street. # 14f Tuesday, May 29, 2018

In Committee June 25, 2018 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks provide City Council with the report from the consultants who made design recommendations that would prevent baseballs from causing property damage to adjacent neighbors at the baseball field at Vernon Hill Park and further, report the cost for implementing the recommendations.

Request Commissioner of Public Works & Parks report to City Council the cost to revert the baseball field at Vernon Hill Park back to its original design.

Request Commissioner of Public Works & Parks, once parking has been allowed on the grassy area next to the Vernon Hill baseball field, provide City Council with an periodic updates concerning the condition of this grassy area.

3f.

Order of Councilor Gary Rosen - Request the City Council Standing Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation invite to an upcoming meeting representatives from the Seven Hills Foundation and future managers of the historic Stearns Tavern at Coes Park, to discuss the educational, recreational and social programs and activities that they are planning for this incredible facility and park. # 10c CC April 02, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Hold

3g.

Order of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson - Request City Manager look into what improvements can be made at the Lake View Playground/Park at 133 Coburn Ave. # 10g CC April 02, 2019

Attachments

Recommend Hold