DECEMBER 20, 2004


Convened: 6:06 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:39 p.m.


Present were:      Chairperson Councillor Michael C. Perotto

                             Councillor Dennis L. Irish

                             Councillor Philip P. Palmieri


Also:                    Development Office representative Stephen Bishop

                             DPW Director of Sewers Matthew J. Labovites

                             City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk


Communications of the City Manager


1.       Relative to Blackstone Canal Feasibility Study.

          #8D CM October 14, 2003

          In Committee June 30, 2004 – Held


Recommend approval of Resolution that the City Council goes on record in support of the concepts included in the Blackstone Canal Feasibility Study.


Speakers:   1. Alan Fletcher, 4 Ash Street, Worcester

2. Bob Largess, 298 Boston Road, Sutton

3.Chuck Arning, 755 West Street, Lunenburg of the John H. Chaffee, Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor Park


2.       Relative to Fallon Community Health Plan remaining in Downtown Worcester.

          #8B CM June 1, 2004


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3.       Recommend that Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) be transferred from Account #040-91000, City Manager’s Personal Service Account and appropriated to Account #040-92000, Worcester Marketing Ordinary Maintenance Account to provide the balance of FY05 funding for the Worcester County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

          #28SS July 6, 2004

          In Committee September 23, 2004 – Held




4.       Request adoption of resolutions to accept donations from the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Worcester Business Development Corporation.

          #8A CM September 21, 2004 – Two Resolutions Adopted

          In Committee for Informational Purposes Only


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5.       Request adoption of a resolution authorizing the filing of a grant for $200,000 with the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) for funding under the Brownfields Clean Up Program.

          #8A CM November 30, 2004 – Resolution Adopted

          In Committee for Informational Purposes Only


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