SEPTEMBER 18, 2002


Convened: 7:06 p.m.

Adjourned: 8:43 p.m.

RE: General Discussion and Comments


Present were:      Chairperson Councillor Stephen T. Patton

                             Councillor Paul P. Clancy, Jr.

                             Councillor Joseph M. Petty

                             Councillor Barbara T. Haller


Also:                     Chief Development Officer Philip J. Niddire

                             Staff Assistant Jill Dagilis

                             Assistant City Manager Paul LaCava

                             Code Department Staffperson David Holden

                             Deputy City Solicitor Michael Traynor

                             Assistant City Solicitor Jeffrey Head

                             Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone

                             Regulatory Services Staffperson Kathleen Donovan

                             Planning Board Member Joseph Sova

                             Planning Board Member Samuel Rosario

                             Planning Board Chairperson Joe Boynton

                             Housing Director Scott Hayman

                             Zoning Board of Appeals Member Leonard Ciuffredo

                             City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk








1.       Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.

#7D CM  June 11, 2002

Recommend Hold





2.       Relative to Law Concerning Unrelated Persons Occupying Premises.

#16D CM  June 25, 2002

Recommend Hold


3.       Relative to “Item for Sale” Lawn Signs in a Residential Area/Yard Sales in a Residential Area.

#15A CM  July 16, 2002

Recommend Hold


4.                 Relative to Seasonal Sidewalk Sales and Yard Sales.

#15B CM  September 3, 2002

Recommend Hold




5.       The Committee on Housing and Revitalization Upon the Communication of the City Manager relative to Article VII – Inclusionary Zoning and Density Bonuses to Promote Affordable Housing.

#58 CC  February 5, 2002

Recommend Hold


6.       The Planning Board Upon the Order of Councillor Stephen T. Patton requesting the Zoning Ordinance be amended so that Table 4.1, line 12 is changed so that semi-detached dwellings known as duplexes are no longer “allowed by Special Permit” in RS-10 and RS-7 zones and are instead designated as “not allowed”.

#106 CC  June 25, 2002

Recommend Hold



1.     Samuel DeSimone, 62 Viele Avenue, Worcester

2.     John Reynolds, 100 Waterford Drive, Worcester

3.     Mary Keefe, 10 Oxford Street, Worcester

4.     Paul Sweeney, 15 Winthrop Street, Worcester

5.     Maryanne Ford, 20 Tyson Road, Worcester

6.     David Ford, 20 Tyson Road, Worcester

7.     Aldo Riggieri, 15 Winneconnet Road, Worcester

8.     Anita Cesaitis, 5 Earle Street, Worcester

Chairman’s Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a report setting forth any timelines that need to be adhered to when considering zone changes referring to examples such as combining zones, additionally provide a color-coded zoning map including the overlay zones and report if eliminating special permits from the ordinances altogether might be legally accomplished.


Chairman’s Order request the Administration provide the City Council with an outline of how other Massachusetts communities have conducted a formal review of their zoning ordinances.