JOINT PUBLIC WORKS AND STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2006

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 7:09 p.m.

Adjourned: 8:53 p.m.

 

Present were:††††† Co-Chairperson Councilor Joffrey A. Smith

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Co-Chairperson Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councilor Barbara G. Haller

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councilor Philip P. Palmieri

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councilor Michael C. Perotto @ 7:14 p.m.

 

Also:†††††††††† ††††††††† Director of Development Timothy McGourthy

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Director of Cultural Affairs Erin Williams

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† DPWP Director-Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone

†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Chairperson-Worcester Cultural Coalition Ellen Dunlap

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

 

1.     Communication of the City Manager transmitting Informational Communication on Worcesterís Wayfinding Initiative with Attached Design Recommendations.

#8C CM August 29, 2006

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with a cost estimate for implementation of elements of a phased-in wayfinding program, including state/federal funding sources.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager include a process for updates-over-time to a wayfinding program.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager update the City Council concerning the beautification of the major gateways into the City, especially from Interstate exit ramps.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager consider the following changes/suggestions when developing the Wayfinding plan:

 

1.     Include Shore Park within West Boylston Way,

2.     Change the Nine Way to one of more personal/historical significance,

3.     Develop criteria/guidelines for the inclusion of public places in the overall program, such as Newton Square, Webster Square, Rice Square, etcÖ..