HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2004

SOUTH WORCESTER NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

47 CAMP STREET

Convened: 5:05 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:50 p.m.

 

Present were:†††††  Chairperson Councillor Dennis L. Irish

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

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

 

Also:                     Dennis Hennessy, EONS Director of Finance

†††††††††                    Joel J. Fontane, EONS Director of Planning

†††††††††                    Scott M. Hayman, EONS Director of Housing

†††††††††                    Ronald Charette, Director, South Worcester Neighborhood Center

†††††††††                    State Representative John Fresolo

                             Maureen Connery, representing State Representative John Binienda

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

 

 

1.     Communication of the City Manager relative to the South Worcester Neighborhood Plan.

#17C CMFebruary 24, 2004

Recommend adoption of the South Worcester Neighborhood Plan and be it further Ordered that the Administration provide the City Council with periodic progress reports against the goals of the plan; the first report in four months, and be it further Ordered that the Administration consider the needs of South Worcester neighborhood as outlined in the plan whenever future neighborhood revitalization funding is considered.

 

Speakers:

1.                 Kathy Robertson, 37 Dawson Road, Worcester representing the College of the Holy Cross

2.                 Lee Bartlett, 16 Calumet Street, Worcester

3.                 Thomas Purdy, 220 Cambridge Street, Worcester

4.                 Rev. Nancy B. Strong, 17 Exeter Drive, Auburn, Rector of Saint Matthews Church

5.                 William Meinhoffer, College of the Holy Cross

6.                 Brenda Geron, 2 Homestead Avenue, Worcester

 

Chairmanís Orders:

 

Request the Administration provide the City Council with a report concerning the street lighting in the PWED road leading into the South Worcester Industrial Park.

 

Request the Administration provide the City Council with a report on the pilot program that led to the installation of surveillance cameras in the vicinity of 701 Main Street and report whether similar type technology might be employed at the Harry Sherry playground with Community Development Block Grant funds.

 

Request the Administration provide the City Council with a report on the feasibility of the formation of a committee relative to the siting of social service agencies in the City of Worcester.

 

Request the Administration provide the City Council with a report revealing whether the former Cambridge Street School property and property at 444 Cambridge Street are tax-paying or tax exempt entities.

 

Request the Administration provide the City Council with a report on the status of the Quinsigamond Gateway project and any barriers to itís implementation.