SEPTEMBER 18, 2002


Convened: 5:34 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:40 p.m.



Present were:       Chairperson Councillor Philip P. Palmieri

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

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes @ 5:45 p.m.


Also:††††††††† Budget Director John Pranckevicius

††††††††† Staff Assistant Jill Dagilis

††††††††† City Treasurer Thomas Zidelis

††††††††† City Solicitor David M. Moore

††††††††† City Assessor Paul Leary

††††††††† Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone

††††††††† Health Department Staffperson David Crocker

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††



1.††††††††† Relative to $20.00 Surcharge in Recording or filing Fees and Revenue produced by the Community Preservation Act.

#4C CM November 14, 2000

Recommend File


2.††††††††† Relative to Community Preservation Act, Borrowing Ė inside or outside of legal debt limit.

#26A CM April 3, 2001

Recommend File


3.††††††††† Relative to Real Estate Taxes under Various Surcharges of the Community Preservation Act including exemptions.

#4A CM June 19, 2001

Recommend File



4.††††††††† Relative to General Laws c. 40 sec. 22F Ė Setting of Municipal Fees.

#16A CM May 15, 2001

Recommend File


Chairmanís Order request the Code Commissioner provide the City Council with a schedule of the increases in their fees and how those increases were justified.


5.                 Relative to detailing the schedule of fines and methods of enforcement for Illegal Dumping.

#21C CM March 19, 2002

Recommend File


6.                 Relative to Proposed Parking Fine Schedule Adjustment.

#24B CM April 30, 2002

Recommend Hold


7.                 Relative to adoption of an Order authorizing the filing of special legislation relative to the increase in parking fines.

In City Council June 25, 2002 #24D CM Order adopted on a roll call vote of 10 Yeas and 1 Nay.

Referred to Committee for informational purposes

Recommend Hold

Mr. Moore referred to the status of House Bill 5230 by stating that it has been given a third reading.


Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council the budgetary impact on the Fiscal Year 2003 budget as a result of a late enactment of a parking fine schedule.




8.                 David J. Rushford, City Clerk request that the City Council consider adopting an amendment to the Revised Ordinances of 1996 establishing a late fee against owners or keepers of dogs who fail to license their dogs before June 1st annually.

#19 CC March 19, 2002

Recommend Hold


Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with copies of ordinances from other Massachusetts communities referencing the late fees charged for non-licensing of dogs.




9.††††††††† Michael Galvin et al request Fees & Charges Committee in the course of

reviewing parking fines consider raising the fines for handicapped parking

from $100 to $200.

#6c CC May 7, 2002

Recommend Hold


Chairmanís Order Request the Director of Traffic Engineering meet with the Committee on Persons with Disabilities to discuss the status of HP issues and report findings and recommendations to the City Council.



Michael Galvin, 42 Standish Street, Worcester

Scott Babbitt, 7 Augusta Street, Worcester

Barbara T. White, 38 Upland Gardens Drive, Worcester

Mary LaBrie, 265 Clark Street, Worcester

Robbin Miller, 12 Greenwood Avenue, Shrewsbury