COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING

MAY 21, 2001

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 4:05 P.M.

Adjourned: 5:45 P.M.

 

Present were:††††† Chairman Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Stephen G. Abraham

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Janice L. Nadeau

 

Also:†††††††††††††††††††† Assistant City Manager Paul V. LaCava

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Parks and Rec Commissioner Michael V. OíBrien

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Director of Neighborhood Services Dennis Hennessy

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Coordinator of Public Services Anthony Miloski

 

Send Jane Petrella, 245 Greenwood Street a copy of this agenda.

 

 

††††††††† BLOCK GRANT FUNDING

Speakers:

1.                 Fretha Levine, 11 Sever Street, Worcester

2.                 Terry Putnam, Mass Senior Action Council

3.                 Robert C. Maher, 8 Hadwen Lane, Worcester

4.                 Vince Lombardi, Director of the Audio Journal

5.                 Ron Charette, Director SWNC

6.                 David Johnson, Director Quinsig Village Center

7.                 Princess Winona, Quinsig Village Center

8.                 Gordon Hargrove, Friendly House

9.                 Carleton Watson, Director Henry Lee Willis Center

10.            Sona Hargrove, Senior Center

11.            Steve Hill, organizer Mass Senior Action Council

12.            Jane Petrella, 245 Greenwood Street, Worcester

13.            Robert Thomas, Executive Director MLK Empowerment Center

14.            Steve Cook, Oak Hill CDC

15.            John Carnegie, 3 Sorrento Street, Worcester

 

 

††††††††† COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER

 

1.†††††† Request the sum of Five Million Nine Hundred Thirty Four Thousand ($5,934,000.00) be accepted from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Twenty Seventh Year Community Development Block Grant Program.

#18H CMMay 1, 2001

Recommend Approval (for SR May 22)

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager review the unexpended balances in the Community Development Block Grant account as an avenue for funding of the conceptual design for the Senior Center Courtyard and for providing a matching grant for the additional work to the balconies at the Senior Center facility. (for SR May 22)

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager review the unexpended balances in the Year 26 and Year 27 Community Development Block Grant accounts to assist neighborhood centers that face operational problems due to increased utility costs, and in particular for the sum of $3,500.00 for the South Worcester Neighborhood Center. (for SR May 22)

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Council request the Administration commit to return any financial award received as a result of the action being taken regarding the contamination of the Ty Cobb field be returned to the Parks Department for block grant eligible work.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council concerning the need for funding of parks improvements at Columbus Park.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council any plans for use of the unexpended balances in the Community Development Block Grant program in the account allocated to Greenwood Park.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report on progress made in the funding of plans for development of the former Coes Knife property.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report if the proposed pedestrian lights on Mill Street are block grant eligible.

 

2.†††††† Request the sum of One Million Seven Hundred Seventy Seven Thousand Dollars ($1,777,000.00) be accepted from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the HOME Program.

#18I CMMay 1, 2001

Recommend Approval (for SR May 22)

 

3.†††††† Request the sum of Two Hundred Three Thousand ($203,000.00) be accepted from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Emergency Shelter Grant Program.

#18G CMMay 1, 2001

Recommend Approval (for SR May 22)

 

4.†††††† Transmitting communication relative to Funding Recommendations for CDBG, HOME and ESG programs.

#18C CM†† May 1, 2001

Recommend File

 

5.†††††† Requesting adoption of three Resolutions for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Program and Emergency Shelter Grant Programs (ESGP).

#18B CMMay 1, 2001

 

Recommend Approval of Resolutions (for SR May 22)

 

6.†††††† Transmitting communication relative to Summary of Applications not recommended for funding in Year 27.

#18D CMMay 1, 2001

Recommend File

 

7.†††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Year 26 Monitoring and Year 27 Recommendations Report for CDBG, HOME and ESG Programs.

#18E CMMay 1, 2001

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager update the City Council on plans for monitoring of the Year 27 Community Development Block Grant Program.

 

8.                 Communication of the City Manager transmitting communications relative to Year 25 Monitoring Report for CDBG, HOME and ESG programs.

#18F May 1, 2001

Recommend File

 

9.†††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Community Development Block Grant Funds, Evaluation Process of CDBG and LLEBG Funds and Goals and Objectives of Organizations Receiving Community Development Block Grant Funds.

#18B CMMay 15, 2001

Recommend File

 

10.†††† Transmitting communication relative to Use of CDBG Funds to Explore Feasibility of Expanding the Green Island CDC and Use of CDBG Funds for Banner Program in the Canal District of Union Station, Harding Street, Green Island and Quinsigamond Village.

#18D CMApril 24, 2001

Recommend File

 

11.             Transmitting communication relative to Neighborhood Grant Initiative (a/k/a Challenge Grants).

#18C CMApril 3, 2001

Recommend File

 

12.†††† Transmitting communication relative to Challenge Grant Program through LLEBG Crime Watch Group mailing for applications for Block Grant Monies and Crime Watch Groups Ė leverage some private dollars.

#19A CMFebruary 27, 2001

Recommend File

 

13.††††† Recommending that Eleven Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars ($11,900.00) be transferred from the enclosed accounts, and be appropriated to the enclosed account to transfer unexpended block grant funds to install additional lighting at Beaver Brook Park.

In City Council November 21, 2000 #28E CM

In Committee for informational purposes

Recommend File

 

14.†††† Transmitting communication relative to Funding Levels for Year 27 (CDBG/HOME/ESG and proposed allocation process timetable.

#8GGNovember 14, 2000

Recommend File

 

15.†††† Transmitting communication relative to Community Development Block Grant Funds.

#5A CMOctober 31, 2000

Recommend File

 

16.†††† Transmitting communication relative to LLEBG Funding Shifts.

#8DD CMSeptember 12, 2000

Recommend File

 

17.†††† Transmitting communication relative to $60,000.00 for Community Schools and $30,000.00 for Visions.

#19I CMMay 16, 2000

Recommend File

 

18.†††† Transmitting communication relative to the Ten-Year parks appropriations report.

#19DCMApril 25, 2000

††††††††† In Committee May 25, 2000 - Held

Recommend File

 

19.†††† Transmitting communication relative to the Year 25 projects funded through unexpended balances.

#19G CMApril 25, 2000

††††††††† In Committee May 25, 2000 Ė Held

††††††††† In Committee December 11, 2000 Ė Held

Recommend File

 

20.†††† Transmitting communication relative to Balances Remaining in CDBG Accounts.

#19C CMApril 4, 2000

††††††††† In Committee April 10, 2000 Ė Held

††††††††† In Committee May 25, 2000 - Held

††††††††† In Committee December 11, 2000 - Held

Recommend Hold