CITY OF WORCESTER

JOURNAL OF THE CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Esther Howland Chamber

Convened: 7:10 P.M.

Adjourned: 9:06 P.M.


Mayor
Konstantina B. Lukes

 

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City Manager
Michael V. O'Brien

City Auditor
James A. DelSignore

Councilors

Paul P. Clancy Jr. William J. Eddy
Michael J. Germain Barbara G. Haller
Philip P. Palmieri Joseph M. Petty City Clerk
David J. Rushford
Gary Rosen Frederick C. Rushton
Joffrey A. Smith Kathleen M. Toomey
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


1.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

2.

STAR SPANGLED BANNER - ALL SAINTS CHURCH CHOIR

3.

ROLL CALL - All present with the Mayor in the Chair

4.

HEARING & ORDER

4a.

Hearing: MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC COMPANY for an electric cable and conduit system in: HARRINGTON WAY

Grant permission to MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC COMPANY for an electric cable and conduit system in: HARRINGTON WAY

Attachments

Hearing Held & Order Adopted

 

5.

ITEMS OF CITIZEN INTEREST

6.

ITEMS OF DEPARTMENTAL OR EMPLOYEE INTEREST

7.

PETITIONS

7a.

James May request sidewalk be replaced in front of 1396 Grafton St.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7b.

James May request the corner curb in front of driveway at 1396 Grafton St. be moved back.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 

7c.

James May request a Blind Driveway or speed limit sign be installed in the vicinity of 1396 Grafton St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7d.

Thomas & Judith Griffin request a "Blind Driveway" sign be placed on Heard St. going down the street toward Auburn on the right hand side for the driveway at 224 Heard St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7e.

Raymond Osei Ansong request resident permit parking for the entire length of Harlow St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7f.

Robert Merrill request to extend the residential permit parking in Irving St. to include 3 Irving St.

Attachments

Referred to Traffic and Parking Committee

 

7g.

NSTAR for a gas main location in: BELMONT ST.

Attachments

Hearing set for June 23, 2009 - 7:00 P.M.

 

8.

COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

8.1

APPOINTMENTS
Non-City Council Confirmation
 

8.2

APPOINTMENTS
City Council Confirmation
 

8.3

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER
Election Commission Division
 

8.4

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
A.

SUPPLEMENTAL: Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to a Contract with IAFF Local 1009.

Attachments

Placed on file

 
 

8.5

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Economic Development Division
A.

Request City Council Adoption of an Ordinance Allowing the Cultural Development Officer to Accept a Stipend from the Worcester Cultural Coalition for Fiscal Year 2010.

Attachments

Voted to advertise proposed ordinance

 
B.

SUPPLEMENTAL: Request City Council Approval of Certain Resolutions Relative to the CitySquare Project.

Attachments

Three (3) Resolutions adopted on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays Mayor Lukes moved to suspend the rules to allow reconsideration - Approved on a roll call vote of 11 Yeas and 0 Nays Reconsideration denied on a roll call vote of 0 Yeas and 11 Nays.

 
 

8.6

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Neighborhoods and Housing Development
A.

Recommend City Council's Review, Deliberation and Adoption of a Resolution to File and Accept a Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 
B.

Recommend City Council's Review, Deliberation and Adoption of a Resolution to File and Accept Continuation funding under the HUD McKinney Homeless Assistance Program and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Children and Families Worcester Community Connections Program.

Attachments

Two (2) Resolution adopted

 
 

8.7

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Planning and Regulatory Services Division
 

8.8

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Workforce Development Operations Division
A.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to Workforce Development Outreach in Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Neighborhoods.

Attachments

Referred to Public Health and Human Services Committee

 
 

8.9

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Central Massachusetts Regional Employment Board
A.

Recommend City Council's Review, Deliberation and Adoption a Resolution to File and Accept an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Grant.

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 
B.

Recommend City Council's Review, Deliberation and Adoption of a Resolution to File and Accept a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance Grant.

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 
C.

Recommend City Councilís Review, Deliberation and Adoption of a Resolution to File and Accept a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Workforce and Labor Development, Division of Career Services Reemployment Services Stimulus Grant.

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 
 

8.10

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Youth Opportunities Division
 

8.11

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Worcester Regional Airport Commission Division
 

8.12

OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Cable Services Division
 

8.13

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Engineering and Architectural Services Division
A.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to Updates to the Resident's Guide to Private Streets

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
 

8.14

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Operations Division
A.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to Keep Worcester Clean (KWC) Status Report for the Month of April 2009.

Attachments

Referred to Public Works Committee

 
 

8.15

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS
Parks Division
 

8.16

FIRE DEPARTMENT
A.

Recommend City Council Adoption of a Resolution to File and Accept a U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Recovery Act, Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grant.

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 
 

8.17

POLICE DEPARTMENT
A.

Recommend City Council's Review, Deliberation and Adoption of a Resolution to File and Accept a US Department of Justice Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) FY 2009 Local Solicitation.

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 
B.

Recommend City Council's Review, Deliberation and Adoption of a Resolution to File and Accept a Department of Justice FY09 Bulletproof Vest Program Grant.

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 
 

8.18

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
A.

Recommend City Council's Review, Consideration and Adoption of a Resolution to File and Accept a Public Safety Answering Point and Regional Emergency Communication Center Support and Incentive Grant.

Attachments

Resolution adopted

 
 

8.19

LICENSE COMMISSION
 

8.20

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Administration
 

8.21

DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
Building and Zoning Division