Municipal Operations Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:20 P.M.

Adjourned: 5:37 PM

Joseph C. O'Brien


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Michael J Germain
Councilor Paul P Clancy Jr.
Councilor Philip P Palmieri

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Michael J Germain
Councilor Paul P Clancy Jr.
Councilor Barbara G. Haller
Also:City Solicitor David M. Moore
Acting Chief Development Officer Timoght J. McGourthy
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Communications of the City Manager


Recommending adoption of the attached amendments to the Organizational Ordinance for the Executive Office of Economic and Neighborhood Development.
# 10.39A CM May 24, 2011


Recommend Approval (to be taken under Suspension of Rules on July 19, 2011)


Transmitting informational communication relative to a Report on the City Council's Authority to Increase Elder Exemption Limits on Annual Income and Asset Limits.
# 14b CM June 07, 2011


Recommend adoption of the accompanying Order that the City Council hereby adjusts the requirements for the elderly real estate tax exemption as follows:
1. for income: from $13,000 maximum to $20,000 maximum for
individuals and from $15,000 maximum to $30,000 maximum for
2. for assets: from a whole estate limit of $28,000 to $40,000
for individuals and from $30,000 to $50,000 for couples,
3. no change to the minimum age of 70 years old.