CITY OF WORCESTER
Youth, Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting
Monday, June 25, 2018
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:35 P.M.
Adjourned: 6:49 PM
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux
|Chairperson Gary Rosen |
|Vice Chairperson Khrystian E King |
|Councilor Sean M Rose |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Gary Rosen
Vice Chairperson Councilor Khrystian E King
Councilor Sean M Rose @ 5:38 PM|
|Also:||Councilor George J. Russell;
Assistant Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Robert C. Antonelli, Jr.;
Assistant City Clerk Stephen AJ Pottle, clerk|
Communication of the City Manager
Transmitting informational communication relative to the Master Plan for improvements to Tacoma Street Playground & Great Brook Valley Playground.
# 9.8B CM March 27, 2018
Request City Manager consider clarifying the language of park Master Plans to make sure the public understands the funding requirements prior to work being done.
Order of Councilor Gary Rosen and Councilor George J. Russell - Request the Standing Committee on Youth, Parks & Recreation meet to discuss additional steps that can and must be taken at the baseball field at Vernon Hill Park to prevent foul balls from striking and damaging the homes and parked cars of neighbors on adjacent Ames Street.
# 14f CC May 29, 2018
Request City Manager consider working with the baseball and softball leagues who play at Vernon Hill Park and opening the gated, hilly area adjacent to the park for parking. Further, request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the feasibility of doing so.
Request City Manager evaluate the netting at Vernon Hill Parka and consider extending the netting both vertically and diagonally, in an effort to stop foul balls from leaving the field.
Request City Manager consider working with the baseball and softball leagues who play at Vernon Hill Park to determine whether an overhead backstop would be a feasible and cost effective way to stop foul balls from leaving the field.