COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
MAY 22, 2002
PLUMLEY VILLAGE - COMMUNITY ROOM
16 LAUREL ST.
Convened: 5:12 P.M.
Adjourned: 8:20 P.M.
Present: Councillor Philip Palmieri, Chairman
Councillor Michael Perotto
Councillor Barbara Haller
Lany Beaulieu, Neighborhood Services
Dennis Hennessey, Neighborhood Services
Gerard Dio, Chief Fire Dept.
Tony Miloski, Neighborhood Services
Steve Hill, Neighborhood Services
Philip Niddrie, Chief Development Officer
Paul Morano, Neighborhood Services
Scott Hayman, Neighborhood Services
Mary Babbidge, Asst. City Clerk 5-7 P.M.
Lisa Thomas. Asst. City Clerk 5-7 P.M.
David Rushford, City Clerk 7 P.M. to adjournment
Mike Jerry, Great Brook Valley Health Center
Ron Charette, Director, South Worcester Neighborhood Center
Gordon Hargrove, Friendly House
Carlton Watson, Exec. Director, Henry Lee Willis Center
Laura Suroviak, Network Center
Norma Connelly, Elm Park /PREP
Frank , Worcester Interfaith
Dave Johnson, Quinsigamond Village
Jacqueline Garcia, Youth Center
Tony Poti, Youthnet
Grace Carmark, Executive Director, Central Mass. Housing Alliance
Wayne Everett, Greater Worcester Habitat for Humanity
Steve Teasdale, Main South CDC
Jim Cruickshank, Oak Hill CDC
Kate Myshrall, Jacob Hiatt Community Playground Committee
Mike Whalen, Director, Worcester Common Ground
Peter Fellenz,,President, Worcester Community Housing Resources
Domenic Marcigliano, East Side Community Development Corporation
BLOCK GRANT FUNDING
Communications of the City Manager
1. Relative to Year 28 Community Development Block Grant Funding Recommendations.
#18N CM April 23, 2002
The Committee voted to recommend the following amendments to the Year 28 Community Block Grant funding recommendations:
Youth Center – Increase funding by $2,000
Grime Watch – Reduce funding by $1,000
Operations Clean City – Reduce funding by $1,000
Central Mass. Housing Alliance – Increase funding by $10,000
Home Improvement/Home Opportunity Center – Reduce funding by $10,000
Worcester East Side CDC – Increase funding by $20,000
Home Improvement/Home Opportunity Center – Reduce funding by $20,000
Parks/East Park – Increase funding by $100,000
Neighborhood Revitalization Fund – Reduce funding by $100,000
Oak Hill CDC – Increase funding by $6,000
Economic Development Assistance program – Reduce funding by $6,000
Green Island/Vernon Hill CDC – Increase funding by $15,000
Green Island/Vernon Hill Economic Development – Reduce funding by
Emergency Shelter Grant – Year 27 Funds - $5,300
Housing Services Delivery Program – Increase funding by $5,300
Recommend adoption of three Resolutions and three Orders as amended
2. Relative to Prior Year Balances in Community Development Block Grant Funds.
#18M CM April 23, 2002
3. Relative to an Update on the Year 28 Community Development Block Grant Allocation Process.
#18G CM February 12, 2002
Chairman’s Order – Request Administration provide a report on the amount of real estate taxes paid on Main South CDC properties.
Chairman’s Order - Request Administration report if agencies are able to obtain additional funding using Block Grant Funds received from the City as leverage.
Chairman’s Order – Request Administration provide data from the Youth Center as to areas of the City where those ho utilize the Youth Center reside.
Chairman’s Order – Request Administration contact the Pleasant St. Network Center relative to an itemization of resources for operation of the Center.
Chairman’s Order – Request the Administration report on use of unexpended balances of Year 28 Block Grant funds and any other sources of funding that might be available to the City.
Chairman’s Order request Administration provide the City Council with a report on the current usage of HOME funds.
Chairman’s Order request the Administration provide the City Council with quarterly reports on the progress of the PIP.