1. Petition of Gary J. Vecchio, Shrewsbury St. Neighborhood Association et al request City Council establish and the City Administration implement a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes program in the City of Worcester.
#29 CC January 6, 2004
2. Communication of the City Manager relative to PILOT Program in New England.
#4B CM January 27, 2004
3. Communication of the City Manager relative to PILOT contributions made to the City.
#26A CM January 27, 2004
4. Communication of the City Manager relative to Fiscal 2004 Top Taxpayers.
#4D CM January 27, 2004
5. Communication of the City Manager relative to Tax Exempt Organizations.
#4C CM January 27, 2004
6. Communication of Roberta Schaefer, Executive Director, Worcester Regional Research Bureau transmitting Will Pilots Fly in Worcester? Taxing Nonprofits and Other Options.
#19 CC March 30, 2004
7. Communication of Mayor Timothy P. Murray transmitting Mayor’s Task Force Report on City/College Relations focusing on tax base expansion and job creation.
#18 CC May 18, 2004
8. Communication of the City Manager relative to Social Service Agencies on tax rolls.
#4A CM August 17, 2004
9. Communication of the City Manager relative to Data on Tax Exempt Properties.
#4A CM September 28, 2004
Chairman’s Order request the City Manager hold discussions with all the tax exempt property owners (State and Federal government, private colleges and universities, churches, hospitals, public authorities, etc) in the City about how they might contribute to the City’s tax base and report quarterly on the status of these discussions. Such discussions should include but not necessarily be limited to PILOT, housing, youth, parks and recreation, public education, neighborhood revitalization and economic development initiatives.
Chairman’s Order request the City manager to work with the Worcester legislative delegation to introduce legislation in January, 2005 modeled after Connecticut and Rhode Island whereby municipalities receive a payment for a percentage of the value of tax exempt land owned by hospitals, colleges and universities (77% in CT and 27% in RI) and by the State (45% and 27% respectively).
Chairman’s Order request the City Manager report to the City Council a description of the characteristics and obligations of a “public charity” whereby such a charity is granted an exemption from real estate taxes, and the monitoring and evaluation of compliance of such obligations.