COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

JUNE 7, 2004

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:17 p.m.

Adjourned: 7:05 p.m.

 

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Frederick C. Rushton

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Joseph M. Petty @ 6:28 p.m.

 

Also: †††††††††††††††††† Michael Manzello, Advisory Committee Member

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Flo Lucci, Advisory Committee Member

EONS Director Paul LaCava

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† EONS Deputy Director Dennis Hennessy

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† EONS Staffperson Anthony Miloski

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† EONS Staffperson Steve Hill

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

 

Speakers:

 

1.William Donovan, Project Light

2. Orlando Rodriguez, Centro Las Americas

3. Gordon Hargrove, Friendly House

4. Allen Fletcher, Youth Center

5. Adolfo Arrastia, Youth Center

6. Tony Poti, YouthNet Program

7. Mary Keefe, Pleasant Network Center

8. Duc Nguyen, SouthEast Asian Coalition/Central Mass

9. Grace Carmack, Worcester Common Ground

10. Dennis Leary, Massachusetts Veterans Inc.

11. Vincent Perrone, Massachusetts Veterans, Inc.

 

YR 30 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

 

1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Year 30 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), Housing for People with AIDS (HOPWA) and American Dream Down Payment Initiative (ADDI) Programs.

††††††††† #17D CM May 4, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

2.†††††† Communication of the City Manager request the sum of Five Million Six hundred Seven Thousand Dollars ($5,607,000.00) be accepted from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Thirtieth Year Community Development Block Grant Program and appropriated, when and as received, to account numbers as enclosed.

††††††††† #28D CM May 4, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

3. ††††† Communication of the City Manager request that the sum of Two Million Sixty Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen Dollars ($2,060,717.00) be accepted from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the HOME Program and appropriated, when and as received, to Account #18S283, HOME Program.The funds are being used to reclaim Abandoned/condemned structures, to assist first-time homebuyers, and to help existing homeowners meet code violations.

#28E CM May 4, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

4. ††††† Communication of the City Manager request the sum of Two Hundred Nine Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($209,600.00) be accepted from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Emergency Shelter Grant Program and appropriated, when and as received, to the accounts enclosed.

††††††††† #28F CM May 4, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

5. ††††† Communication of the City Manager request the sum of Three Hundred Sixty Nine Thousand Dollars ($369,000.00) be accepted from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS Program and be appropriated, when and as received, to the following account numbers as enclosed.

††††††††† #28G CM May 4, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

6. †††† Communication of the City Manager request that the sum of One Hundred Ninety Six Thousand Seventy Four Dollars ($196,074.00) be accepted from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the American Dream Down Payment Initiative (ADDI) Program and appropriated, when and as received, to Account #18S281, ADDI Program.The funds are to provide housing down payment assistance including closing costs and interest reduction for low-income families and first-time homebuyers.

††††††††† 28H CM May 4, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

7. ††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to the proposed Year 30 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation process timetable.

#17A CM November 25, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

8.†††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Year 30 HUD CDBG accounts.

#17B CM February 10, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

HISTORICAL

 

9.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to all Block Grant Applications from July 1, 1997 through June 30,2002.

††††††††† #18H CM June 25, 2002

††††††††† In Committee December 10, 2002 - Held

Recommend Hold

 

10. ††† Communication of the City Manager relative to the non-Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) resources that CDBG funded agencies have secured for the current program year.

#18B CM December 17, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

11. ††† Communication of the City Manager relative to HOME Funds Projects and Pipeline Report for Calendar Year 2002-2003.

#18H CM December 17, 2002

Recommend Hold

 

12.†††† Communication of the City Manager relative to outlining the parameters of use for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds.

#18A CM March 18, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

13. ††† Communication of the City Manager relative to a completion ceremony for the Mt. Carmel Apartments Ė CDBG Assisted Basement Renovation Project.††††††††

#17B CM June 17, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

14. ††† Communication of the City Manager relative to Oak Hill CDCísapplication to Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.

#17A CM August 12, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

15. ††† Communication of the City Manager relative to the list of Parks projects

funded by Year 29 CDBG.

#17D CM August 12, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

16. ††† Communication of the City Manager relative to the eligibility of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds for School Department Athletic Fields.

#17 E CM September 30, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

17.†† Communication of the City Manager relative to a report on balances under the Cityís Community Development Block Grant Program.

#17E CM January 6, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

18.†††† Communication of the City Manager relative to an update on Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).

††††††††† #17C CM February 10, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

19.†††† Communication of the City Manager relative to CDBG Program Income

and Unexpended Balances.

††††††††† #17C CM March 16, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

20.†††† Communication of James DelSignore, City Auditor, transmitting financial information regarding the CDBG & LLEBG programs.

††††††††† #127 CC January 6, 2004 - For informational purposes only

Recommend Hold

 

21.†† Communication of James DelSignore, City Auditor, transmitting corrective action plan relative to monitoring the HOME Program.

††††††††† #28 CC April 13, 2004

Recommend Hold