Youth, Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Esther Howland Chamber

Convened: 4:11 P.M.

Adjourned: 5:23 p.m.

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Sarai Rivera
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes
Councilor Philip P Palmieri

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Sarai Rivera
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes
Councilor Philip P Palmieri
Also:DPWP Asst Comissioner Rob Antonelli
ED Staff Person Heather Gould
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Communications of the City Manager


Transmitting informational communication relative to the Costs and Timeline for the Demolition of the City's Decommissioned Pools and Bathhouses.
# 12.14D CM September 06, 2011


Recommend Hold


Transmitting an update regarding the disposition of the historic Fire Alarm & Telegraph Building located at 230 Park Avenue.
# 12d CC November 22, 2011


Recommend Hold




1. Kevin Ksen et al request a list of permitable fields for soccer and resources invested in these fields for the past 5 years for consideration and review by the Standing Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation.
# 8e CC June 14, 2011


1. Kevin Ksen, Worcester resident
2. Laura Suroviak, Worcester resident
3. Joshua Plisinski, Worcester resident
4. Lawrence Giru, Worcester resident
5. Chris Robarge, Worcester resident
6. Charles Allison, Worcester resident

Recommend Approval of new Order to request the City Manager to provide the Standing Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation with a comprehensive listing of permitable city-owned athletic fields detailing the designated sport for each location for each month of the year.


Miscellaneous Items


Order of Councilors William J. Eddy, and Joffrey A. Smith - Request the Standing Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation coordinate a discussion between the administration and the resident and business groups in the Tatnuck neighborhood concerning the siting and creation of a skateboard park in the west side.
# 10b CC April 27, 2010

In Committee December 1, 2010 - Held In Committee February 8, 2012 - Held


Recommend Hold


Order of Councilor Michael J. Germain and Mayor Joseph C. O'Brien Request City Manager consider working with the Worcester Public Schools to employ a consultant to study the feasibility of repairing and restoring to use the olympic-sized swimming pool at South High Community School. Further, request that they consider encouraging various uses including Learn-to-Swim programs throughout the year, lifeguard training, additions to the Summertime Wheels-to-Water program and other year-round aquatic activities. Lastly, request that they work with the Mayor and the Standing Committee on Youth, Parks and Recreation to form a committee to work with philanthropic entities and individuals to help defray the costs of such repairs and programming if the City of Worcester capital budget cannot accommodate these improvements.
# 11e CC August 09, 2011

In Committee February 8, 2012 - Held


Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request the Colleges of Worcester Consortium consider canvassing their members institutions as to the availability of athletic facilities and any willingness on the part of each institution to allow for permitted access by community soccer associations.

Request City Manager communicate with Wyman Gordon Company to request their cooperation in creating soccer fields for public use at their Madison Street property.

Request City Manager report to City Council the months of the year and the various sports that are designated for playing these various sports at the fields at Skyline Drive.