AGENDA

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2002

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:51 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:35 p.m.


 

Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Philip P. Palmieri

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Barbara G. Haller

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Michael C. Perotto

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Juan A. Gomez

 

Also: Assistant City Manager Paul V. LaCava

††††††††† Housing Director Scott Hayman

††††††††† Exec. Office of Neighborhood Services Staffperson Thomas Sweeney

††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

BLOCK GRANT

 

††††† Communications of the City Manager

†††††††††

1.                 Relative to CDBG funding for tree planting along Lincoln Street.

††††††††† #18E CM December 4, 2001

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with

a report concerning the Lincoln Street ornamental furniture and plantings.

 

2.                 Relative to Youth Programs.

††††††††† #18A CM December 4, 2001

Recommend File

 

3.                 Relative to traffic signals at the Webster Sq. and Greendale Fire Station.

††††††††† #57 CC May 21, 2002

††††††††† In Committee for informational purposes only.

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a status report on the funding for installation of traffic signals at the Webster Street and Greendale Fire Stations, and further request a timetable for work to commence.

 

4.                 Relative to Webster Square Fire Station Traffic Light.

††††††††† #7H CM May 28, 2002

Recommend File

 

5.                 Relative to the Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program.

††††††††† #18I CM June 25, 2002

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the Crime Watch groups with a report concerning the availability of mini-grant funds.

 

6.                 Relative to the order authorizing a change of use for Senior Center CDBG Funds.

††††††††† In City Council August 20, 2002 #17K Ė Order Adopted

In Committee for informational purposes only.

Recommend File

 

7.                 Relative to the term ďsupplantĒ as it is used in the federal funding mechanism for Community Development Block Grants.

#18A CM April 2, 2002

Recommend File

 

8.†††††† Relative to all Block Grant Applications from July 1, 1997 through

June 30, 2002.

††††††††† #18H CM June 25, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with an update concerning the funds that remain in the following block grant projects: the Grant Square Playground, Shale Street Playground, the basement renovations at Mt. Carmel Apartments, South Worcester Playground and the Cristoforo Columbo Park.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager communicate to the City Council the final figure for construction/reconstruction of the Webster Street Fire Station.

 

9.     †††† Relative to Block Grant Funding for Tax Title Foreclosures.

#26A CM June 25, 2002

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with an update on State Senator Chandlerís efforts to have a Land Court sited in Worcester.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

10. †††† Relative to a list of priority buildings recommended for demolition by the

M.G.L. Chapter 139 Building Inspection Committee.

#17F CM July 16, 2002

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a report stating whether the City may recoup any of the expenses incurred during the Chapter 139 demolition process.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with an update on what buildings are being prioritized for demolition.

 

11. ††† Relative to briefing material regarding the Gardner/Kilby/Hammond

Neighborhood initiative.

#18A CM March 19, 2002

Recommend File

 

12.†††† Relative to Update on progress on the Gardner/Kilby/Hammond Initiative.

††††††††† #18F CM May 14, 2002

††††††††† In City Council May 14, 2002 #18F - Resolution Adopted 10-0

††††††††† In Committee for informational purposes only.

Recommend File

 

13.             Relative to Boys and Girls Club/Clark University participation in Gardner/Kilby/Hammond project.

††††††††† #18A CM May 28, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

14.             Relative to the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts.

††††††††† #18C CM December 18, 2001

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with an update on funding and goals of the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts.

 

15.             Relative to Census 2000 Income Statistics.

#17A CM September 10, 2002

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a report outlining any negative impacts and/or ramifications of an undercount of the population of the City of Worcester during the 2000 Census.

 

Communication of Helen A Friel - Asst. to the Superintendent/Clerk of the School Committee

 

16.†††† Relative to the playground to be created at the site of the Jacob Hiatt Magnet School.

††††††††† #43 CC May 7, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the Superintendent of the Worcester Public Schools provide the City Council with an update on the creation of the playground behind the Jacob Hiatt Magnet School.