COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2003

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

5:30 P.M.TO 7:00 P.M.

Convened: 5:45 PM

Adjourned: 8:50 PM

 

 

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Michael C. Perotto (5:46 PM)

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

 

Also:†††††††††† ††††††††† Director of Neighborhood Services, Paul V. LaCava

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Director of Housing, Scott Hayman

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Assistant Director of Neighborhood Services, Dennis Hennessy

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Coordinator of Neighborhood Services, Tony Miloski

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Staff Assistant of Neighborhood Services, Steve Hill

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Assistant City Clerk Lisa M. Thomas, clerk

 

Speakers:

Orlando Rodriguez, Centros Las Americas

Gordon Hargrove, Friendly House

Paul LaCava, Director of Neighborhood Services

Marianna Islam, The Willis Center, Inc.

Elaine Desforges, Project Light

Grace Carmack, Central Mass Housing Alliance

Dave Johnson, Quinsigamond Village Community Center

Ron Charette, South Worcester Neighborhood Center

Dave Crocker, Chief Sanitarian of Health & Code

Debra Lockwood, Green Island/Vernon Hill CDC

Steve Cook, Oak Hill CDC

Debra Spangler, Catholic Charities

Arthur Brosseau, Worcester Public Inebriate Program

Edward Fortier, You Inc.

Ginger Navickas, YWCA/Daybreak

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a detailed report of services provided by the Henry Lee Willis Center Inc.

 

Chairmanís Order requests the Administration formulate a collaborative effort to obtain more money to purchase or provide service for a new fire escape ladder for YWCA/Daybreak.

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

 

1.†††† Relative to three appropriation orders that pertain to Year 29 funding recommendations from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Program and the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG).

#18F CM April 29, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

2.†††† Relative to three resolutions relative to Year 29 Funding recommendations from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Program and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG).

†††† #18G CM April 29, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

3.†††††† Regarding funding recommendations for Year 29 under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Program and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG).

††††††††† #18H CM April 29, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

4.†††††† Relative to funding applications received but not recommended for funding for Year 29 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Program and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG).

††††††††† #18I CM April 29, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

5. ††††† Relative to Year 29 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Program and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funding proposals.

†††† #18J CM April 29, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

6.†† ††† Relative to using Community Development Block Grant Money for Brownfields Remediation.

#18B CM April 29, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

7.                 Relative to Year 28 monitoring and evaluation report for funds allocated from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Program and the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG).

#18K CM April 29, 2003

Recommend Hold