5:30 P.M.

Convened: 5:34 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:55 p.m.


Present:      Councillor Stephen Abraham, Chairman

          Councillor Joseph Petty

          Michael O’Brien, Parks Commissioner

          Gerard Dio, Fire Chief


Speakers:   In opposition to Grove St. site

Patricia Fletcher, 80 Salisbury St.

Colin Novick, 204 Stafford St.

Lawrence Freed, 214 Weatherstone Dr.

Jeanice Sherman, 20 Whitman Rd.

Alan Fletcher, 4 Ash St.

Norman Swenson, 34 Granville Ave.

Marcus McCorison, 3601 Knightsbridge Close


Speakers:   In favor of Grove St. site

Dave Casey

Edward Pietrowicz

Michael Donoghue, Chairman, Firefighters Memorial     Comte.

Fire Chief Dio

Frank Raffa, President Firefighters Union  


1.     Communication of the City Manager requesting adoption of an Order which would accept the offer of Worcester Fire Fighters Memorial, Inc. to construct and donate a memorial to the Worcester Fire Fighters who lost their lives in the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire of December 3, 1999.

#13C CM August 12, 2003

          In Committee September 29, 2003 – Held


On a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays the Committee recommends approval Chairman’s Order – Request Administration provide an update on the Master Plan for Institute Park.


2.       Order of Councillor Konstantina B. Lukes – Request Youth, Parks & Recreation Committee look at stronger language and add a threshold of money to be established as a minimum endowment for the maintenance of the Fire Fighters Memorial to be constructed next to Fire Department Headquarters.

     #145u CC August 12, 2003

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