CITY OF WORCESTER
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 6:07 P.M.
Adjourned: 6:32 PM
Joseph C. O'Brien
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Frederick C Rushton |
|Councilor Joseph M Petty |
|Councilor Joffrey A Smith |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Frederick C Rushton |
Councilor Joseph M Petty
Councilor Joffrey A Smith
|Also:||Julie Jacobson, Assistant City Manager|
Paul Morano, Economic Development Staff Person
Timothy J. McGourthy, Director of Economic Development
Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk
Communications of the City Manager
Recommending City Council's adoption of the attached Resolutions relative to the Certified Project Application and Site Specific Economic Opportunity Area (EOA) Designation for 184 Main Street Associates, LLC for the Property at 180 Main Street.
# 20a CC September 07, 2010
The resolution for approving Certified Project Applicatiion was amended to change the name of the developer from 184 Main St. Associates, LLC to 180 Main St. Associates, LLC.
Speakers: Robert Oftring & Ray Mantyla - Partners of 180 Main St. Associates LLC
Jack Donahue, Worcester resident and Business Agent of the Carpenters Union
Recommend adoption of the Resolution for Certified Project application as amended and adoption of the Site Specific Economic Opportunity Area on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nay.
Transmitting informational communication relative to the 180 Main Street Rehabilitation Project.
# 20b CC September 07, 2010
Transmitting informational communication relative to the property located at 180 - 184 Main Street.
# 9.4A CM October 19, 2010
Request City Manager use the responsible employer ordinance as a tool within a Tax Increment Finance Plan as a way to encourage the employment of local tradesmen.
Request City Manager consider including a clawback provision within a Tax Increment Finance Plan which would give the city oversight of a project should a developer violate any portion of the agreement.
Request City Manager consider developing a central electronic bulletin board where developers could post projects.
Request City Manager consider creating an early notification process when developers apply for a Tax Increment Finance Plan.