CITY OF WORCESTER

CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR OF THE CITY COUNCIL – MAY 15, 2001

7:00 P.M.

 

                                                                   Convened:  7:10 P.M.

                                                                  Adjourned:  8:55 P.M.

 

 

1.          INVOCATION – Rev. Linda Whitney

                                       Lake View Congregational Church

 

2.          PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/STAR SPANGLED BANNER

 

3.          ROLL CALL – All present

 

4.          PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTION TO JOHN MCCABE FOR HIS YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE WORCESTER REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

 

5.       Status of installation of valve in Kenberma Rd. – See Item #24E of the City Manager’s Calendar

 

6.          ITEMS OF CITIZEN INTEREST

 

6a.          ITEMS OF DEPARTMENTAL OR EMPLOYEE INTEREST

 

PETITIONS

 

          7 REFERRED TO THE PLANNING BOARD

 

7.          Councillor Stephen T. Patton request to make public entire length of Westinghouse Parkway.

 

          8-11 REFERRED TO PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

 

8.          Pamela Parsons request sidewalk repair/replacement on Erie Ave. from bus stop to Country Club Dr.

 

9.          Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. request resurfacing of Louise St.

 

10.          Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. request resurfacing of Stockton St.

 

11.          Ronald Deramo et al request private street maintenance on private portion of Pine View Ave.

 

11a.          Councillor Stephen Abraham request sidewalk repair at 6 Wyola Dr.  Referred to Public Works Committee – Suspension of Rules

 

11b.          Councillor Stephen Abraham request installation of curbing at 14 St. Kevin Rd.  Referred to Public Works Committee – Suspension of Rules

 

11c.          Councillor Stephen Abraham & Councillor Timothy Murray request sidewalk repair at 586 Chandler St.  Referred to Public Works Committee – Suspension of Rules

 

          12-18 REFERRED TO TRAFFIC & PARKING COMMITTEE

 

12.          Patricia Hawkins request handicap parking in front of 20 North Woodford St.

                                                   

13.          Bernadette Pinnataro request handicap parking in front of 27 Suffield St.

 

14.     Dr. Mozam Qutab request handicap parking in front of 21 West St.

 

15.     Dr. Mozam Qutab request resident parking in front of 21 West St.

 

16.          Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. request Traffic Engineer extend the number of 2-hour parking spaces in front of Upsala St. Elder Apartment building from Louise St. to bus stop space.

 

17.          Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. request WRTA consider reducing space for bus stop in front of Upsala St. Elder Apartment building and use driveway space as part of said stop.

 

18.          Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. request Stop sign on Ames St. at Stockton St. intersection.

 

18a.          Councillor Timothy Murray on behalf of Michelle Wrenn request installation of Deaf Child signs in and around the ALL School.   Referred to Traffic & Parking Committee – Suspension of Rules

 

ORDERS

 

18b.          Request City Manager report what the City has spent in tax levy money on open space preservation for each of the last five years.  Motion-Irish @ #4D CM – Adopted

 

18c.          Request City Solicitor report on the recent case of Western Mass. Life Care Corp. versus Board of Assessors of Springfield decided May 11, 2001.  Motion-Lukes @ #4E CM – Adopted

 

18d.          Request City Manager to investigate the possibility of moving the Communications Department out of the Police Department to another site.   Motion-Petty @ #6A CM – Adopted

 

18e.          Request City Manager to make recommendations relative to the Ericcson 800 system that is used in the Communications Department as far as the system’s viability.  Motion-Petty @ #6A CM – Adopted

 

18f.          Request City Manager to provide City Council with a balance sheet on the monthly operating statement for the Worcester Center Boulevard Parking Garage.  Motion-Patton @ #7G CM – Adopted

 

18g.          Request City Manager report as to what Spectacor is doing in terms of promotion for the Worcester Center Boulevard Parking Garage, what they are promoting, how they are doing it and if they are paying for it.  Motion-Lukes @ #7G CM – Adopted

 

18h.          Request City Manager report as to how the City is marketing the retail space at the Worcester Center Boulevard Parking Garage.  Motion-Irish @ #7G CM – Adopted

 

18i.          Request City Manager to consider using the Worcester Center Boulevard Parking Garage for shuttle parking to the Locobazooka event at Green Hill Park this year.  Motion-Murray @ #7G CM – Adopted

 

18j.          Request Administration to keep City Council up to date with respect to any developments relative to the agreement entered into with the Center for Spectator Sport Research of the University of Mass. at Amherst for attraction of amateur athletic events.   Motion-Abraham @ #7I CM – Adopted

 

18k.          Request City Manager report relative to any correspondence that might have been received by the City from residents that were affected at the time when they were notified that they would be receiving fluoridated water from the Town of Holden.  Motion-Gomez @ #24A CM – Adopted

 

18L.          Request City Manager report as to the rationale of having two inspectors for each snow plow area.  Further, request a report as to what similar size communities do in this regard.  Motion-Murray @ #24B CM – Adopted

 

18m.          Request City Manager report as to the entire cost for inspectors this last plowing season.  Motion-Clancy @ #24B CM - Adopted

 

18n.          Request City Manager report outlining what actually are the services that are being provided in the Public Schools through the School Based Health Centers.   Motion-Gomez @ #21E CM – Adopted

 

18o.          Request  City Manager report as to the City’s policy concerning cars illegally parked in a fire lane.  Further, request a report as to whether private duty officers are authorized to enforce regulations relative to vehicles illegally parked in handicap parking spaces.  Further, request report to include what the law will allow and what the City thinks is practical relative to enforcement.  Motion-Patton @ #24F CM – Adopted

 

18p.          Request Administration forward to City Council the Executive Summary of the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District Regional Wastewater Treatment Facilities Plan.   Motion-Clancy @ #24I CM – Adopted

 

18q.          Request Administration provide a report regarding problems with trash pick up in the neighborhood of Varney St. and Goldthwaite Rd.  Gomez – Suspension of Rules – Adopted

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

18r.    That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby supports the designation of the Heritage Park Corridor in the City of Worcester as the fifth area which is free of Billboards.  Motion-Clancy @ #7B CM – Adopted

 

18s.   That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby recognizes Evelyn Hurwitz as author of the “Trees at Risk” book and her task force work in bringing attention to the City’s urban tree problem.  Murray, Petty – Suspension of Rules - Adopted

 

19.          COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

THOMAS R. HOOVER

CITY MANAGER

CITY COUNCIL CALENDAR FOR May 15, 2001

 

APPOINTMENTS

1. NON-CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

 

A.      Notification of the appointments of John T. Reynolds, and Morris A. Bergman, to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

 

Placed on file

 

B.      Notification of the appointment of Steven Galkowski to the World War Memorial at Lincoln Square Board of Trustees.

 

          Placed on file

 

C.      Notification of the appointments of  Michael T. Doherty, Gary J. Vecchio, and Paul A. Belsito to the Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Commission.

 

Placed on file

 

D.      Notification of the appointment of David A. Rawson, to the Historical Commission.

 

Placed on file

 

2. CITY COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

 

A.      Notification of the appointment of Richard N. Eid, to the Worcester Redevelopment Authority.

 

Appointment confirmed on a roll call 11-0

 

B.      Notification of the appointment of Daniel M. Wrenn, Dave F. Dick, and Dwight Woodworth, and the reappointment of Charlene M. Guinard, and Sharon Strzalkowski to the Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities.

 

          Appointments and reappointments confirmed on a roll call 11-0

 

C.      Notification of the appointment of Thomas A. Buckley to the Cable Television Advisory Committee.

         

          Appointment confirmed on a roll call 11-0

 

TRANSMITTAL

 

3. AIRPORT:

 

4. ASSESSORS:

 

A.      Communication relative to Parcels of Land South of the Providence Street Fire Station.

 

Placed on file

 

B.      Communication relative to Location and Number of Tax Exempt Entities.

 

Referred to Land Use Committee

 

C.      Communication relative to Final 2000 Equalized Valuations.

 

Referred to Land Use Committee

 

D.      Communication relative to Real Estate Taxes under Various Surcharges of the Community Preservation Act.

 

Recommitted to the City Manager

 

E.      Communication relative to Process by which an Entity Can  Become Tax Exempt.

 

Referred to Land Use Committee

 

5. BUDGET OFFICE:

 

6. COMMUNICATIONS:

 

A.      Communication relative to the needs of the City’s Communication Center.

 

Referred to Public Safety Committee

 

7. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:

 

          A.          Communication relative to Northern Gateway News.

 

          Placed on file

 

B.      Communication relative to the Status of the Overlay Zone for Billboards in the Heritage Park Corridor.

 

Referred to Commerce & Development Committee

 

C.      Communication relative to Millbury Street Demolition Schedule.

 

Referred to Commerce & Development Committee

 

D.      Communication relative to WPI “Interactive Qualifying Plan”.

 

Referred to Commerce & Development Committee

 

E.      Communication relative to Spectacor’s Contract for Operating the Worcester Center Boulevard Parking Garage.

 

Referred to Commerce & Development Committee

 

F.                Communication relative to Fallon Permitting Process at the Worcester Center Boulevard Parking Garage.

 

Referred to Commerce & Development Committee

 

 

 

 

G.      Communication relative to SMG Parking Garage Management Contract.

 

Referred to Commerce & Development Committee

 

H.      Communication relative to Status of the Worcester Common Outlets.

 

Placed on file

 

I.       Communication relative to Attraction of Amateur Athletic Events with Marketing Funds.

 

Referred to Commerce & Development Committee

 

J.       Communication relative to Conceptual Master Plan for the South Worcester Industrial Park.

 

Referred to Commerce & Development Committee

 

K.      Request adoption of a Resolution to rescind the Certified Project of J. Robert Seder/First Massachusetts Bank.

 

Resolution adopted on a roll call 11-0

 

L.      SUPPLEMENTAL – Communication relative to the sale of real property at 44 Austin St.

 

Referred to Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization Committee

 

8. ELDER AFFAIRS:

 

9. ELECTION COMMISSION:

 

10. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES:

 

11. EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING: