CITY OF WORCESTER
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:37 P.M.
Adjourned: 6:55 PM
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux
|Chairperson Tony Economou |
|Councilor Sarai Rivera |
|Councilor George J Russell |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Tony Economou
Councilor George J Russell|
|Also:||Councilor Gary Rosen;
City Solicitor David M. Moore;
Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor;
Director of Planning & Regulatory Services Stephen Rolle;
Director of Inspectional Services John Kelly;
City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk|
Communications of the City Manager
Transmitting informational communication relative to information concerning how the City’s draft ordinances addressing the negative aspects of short-term bedroom rentals collaborates with legislation at the state level and who becomes the overriding authority as the legislation moves forward.
# 8.13B CM November 15, 2016
Andrew Kalloch, New York, New York resident
Sarah Gustafson, Worcester resident
Jo Hart, Worcester resident
Deborah Martin, Worcester resident
Tanya Costa, Worcester resident
Michael Parent, Worcester resident
Richard Leduc, Worcester resident
Request City Manager report to City Council whether or not a change of use, for the purpose of a short term accessory rental at a residential or mix use properties, could result in making this rental space applicable to taxes that are imposed on businesses.
Request City Manager report how rentals to a non-family members whose stay is longer than thirty days in residential homes are regulated.
Request City Manager report how ADA compliances are or are not applied to short term accessory rentals in residential homes and does this application conform to fair housing laws.
Transmitting informational communication relative to two (2) draft city ordinance amendments designed to address the negative aspects associated with the short-term rental of bedrooms in otherwise single family dwelling units.
# 16a CC September 06, 2016
Transmitting informational communication relative to a legal opinion concerning possible restrictions in the exercise of eminent domain.
# 8.13A CM June 21, 2016