COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2003

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Convened: 5:47 p.m.

Adjourned: 9:10 p.m.

 

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

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

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

 

Also: ††††††††††††††††††  Director of Neighborhood Services Paul LaCava

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

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

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Deputy Director of Health James Gardiner

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Assistant Director of Development George Ciccone

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Development Staffperson Paul Morano

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Commissioner of Code Jill Dagilis

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Parks Commissioner Michael OíBrien

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

 

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

RecommendApproval and Adoption of the HOME Program Order, the Emergency Shelter Grant Order and Adoption of the accompanying Order requesting the Administration to consider changes to the Year XXIX CDBG Appropriation Orders. (as follows)

a.      Appropriating $4,000.00 to the Oak Hill CDC

b.     Appropriating $5,000.00 to the YMCA Park upkeep

c.     Appropriating $15,000.00 to Accion, USA

d.     Appropriating $4,000.00 to Daybreak

e.      Appropriating $15,000.00 for Shrewsbury Street Remediation

f.       Appropriating $15,000.00 for Shrewsbury Street Remediation

g.     Appropriating $9,800.00 to Green Island Canal District CDC

 

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 Approval and Adoption of the attached 3 Resolutions

 

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 Adoption of the accompanying Order requesting the Administration consider changes to the Year XXIX CDBG Funding Recommendations. (as attached)

a.     Recommending $4,000.00 to the Oak Hill CDC

b.     Recommending $5,000.00 to the YMCA Park upkeep

c.     Recommending $15,000.00 to Accion USA

d.     Recommending $4,000.00 to Daybreak

e.     Recommending $15,000.00 to Shrewsbury Street Remediation

f.       Recommending $15,000.00 to Shrewsbury Street Remediation

g.     Recommending $9,800 to Green Island Canal District CDC

 

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 File

 

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 File

 

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

#18B CM April 29, 2003

Recommend File

 

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 File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration work closely with the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts to investigate a position of Executive Director.

 

Chairmanís Order Request that a strong benchmarking program be implemented if an additional Year XXIX CDBG appropriation is made to the Green Island Canal District CDC.

 

Chairmanís Order (from Haller) to Add $25,000 to Housing Services Delivery Program after taking it from the PIP Aurora Plan. Motion failed.

 

Speakers:

1.                 Jennifer Williams, Hubbardston resident, speaking for the Center for Women and Enterprise

2.                 Orlando Rodriguez, Southbridge resident, speaking for the Centro Las Americas

3.                 Stephen Teasdale, 26 Nelson Place, Worcester, speaking for the Main South CDC

4.                 Carleton Watson, no residence given, speaking for the Henry Lee Willis Center

5.                 Mariana Islam, 42 Granite Street, Worcester, speaking for the Henry Lee Willis Center

6.                 J. Matier, 135 Ontario Street, Worcester, speaking for the MLK Empowerment Center

7.                 Tara OíConnor, Winifred Avenue, Worcester, speaking for the Massachusetts Veterans, Inc.

8.                 Jim Cruickshank, 10 Marsh Avenue, Worcester, speaking for the Oak Hill CDC

9.                 Loan Vidmanis, 23 Germain Street, Worcester, speaking for the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts

10.            Mary Keefe, 10 Oxford Street, Worcester, speaking for the Pleasant Street Network Center

11.            Clara Savage, 54 Elm St, Worcester, speaking for the Pleasant Street Network Center

12.            Peter Fellenz, 5 Haviland Street, Worcester, speaking for the Worcester Community Housing Resources

13.            Dominick Marcigliano, 41 Harold Street, Worcester, speaking for the East Side CDC

14.            Frances Anthes, 9 Congress Street, Worcester, speaking for the Family Health Center

15.            Kevin Crowley, no residence given, speaking for the Office of Employment and Training

16.            Ron Charette, Charlton resident, speaking for the South Worcester Neighborhood Center

17.            Wayne Everett, Sterling resident, speaking for the Greater Worcester Habitat for Humanity

18.            Adolfo Arastia, 5 Pleasant Street, Southbridge, speaking for the Worcester Youth Center

19.            Susan Birch, no residence given, speaking for the Worcester Common Ground

20.            Marge Purvis, 19 Oxford Street, Worcester, speaking for the Worcester Common Ground

21.            Carla Szymanski, no residence given, speaking for the Rachelís Table

22.            Rick MacPherson, Holden resident, speaking for the YMCA Park

23.            Linda Cavioli, 23 Northridge Street, Worcester, speaking for the YouthNet Program

24.            Melanie Benison, 14 Dover Street, Worcester, speaking for the Axxion, USA

25.            Libby Parsons, no residence given, speaking for the Axxion, USA

26.            Jill Dagilis, Code Commissioner

27.            James Gardiner, Deputy Director of Health