NOVEMBER 14, 2006


Convened: 6:03 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:36 p.m.


Present were:       Chairperson Councilor Frederick C. Rushton

                             Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey

                             Councilor Joseph M. Petty


Also:                     Acting Commissioner HHS James Gardiner

                             Veterans’ Agent Karen Greenwood

                             City Auditor James DelSignore

                             City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk




1.       Petition of Councilor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of James A. Bisceglia request the erection of a memorial square for James V. Bisceglia, killed in action at Anzio, Italy on January 28, 1944, at the suggested location at the corner of Shrewsbury Street and Larkin Street.

          #6b CC September 12, 2006

Recommend Hold (Veterans’ Council to meet in January, 2007 and consider the petition and report to Committee)

Speaker: Jim Bisceglia, 25 Tattan Farm Road, Worcester



2.       Petition of Albert Belmonte request Pavilion at East Park be named after Colonel Alexander J. Belmonte Ret. who was a former Shrewsbury St. resident and the first Italian American from Massachusetts to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1945.

          #7 CC July 19, 2005

In Committee October 18, 2005 – Referred to Parks & Recreation

Commission and Held in Committee for informational purposes only

pending a recommendation from the Worcester Veterans’ Council

regarding a veterans’ memorial

Refer to Parks Commission and to Standing Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation

Speaker: Albert Belmonte, 264 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester


3.       Petition of Mayor Timothy P. Murray on behalf of Raymond and Helen Cavanaugh request relocation of the memorial plaque of Colonel Edward J. Cavanaugh at Cavanaugh Sq. from the north corner of Foster St. and Major Taylor Blvd. to the front entrance of St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center, directly behind the five granite barriers.

          #10 CC August 16, 2005

          In Committee October 18, 2005 – Held

Recommend File


4.       Communication of James A. DelSignore, City Auditor, transmitting communication relative to section 2 of Chapter 157 of the Acts of 2005.

          #20 CC January 17, 2006

Recommend Hold

Speaker: Russell Henderson, Holden resident


Chairman’s Orders:

1.     Request the City Auditor to provide the City Council with a report detailing the Massachusetts cities and towns that have accepted section 2 of Chapter 157 of the Acts of 2005.

2.     Request the City Manager consider the provisions of section 2 of Chapter 157 of the Acts of 2005 and provide the City Council with a recommendation.