CITY OF WORCESTER

Economic Development Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Levi Lincoln (North) Chamber

Convened: 5:32 P.M.

Adjourned: 5:54 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Nikolin Vangjeli

Committee Members

Chairperson Candy Mero-Carlson
Vice Chairperson Jenny Pacillo
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson Councilor Jenny Pacillo Councilor Morris A. Bergman, who was temporarily appointed to the Committee
 
Also:Chief Development Officer Peter Dunn Assistant Chief Development Officer Paul D. Morano, Jr Deputy City Clerk Clare Robbins, clerk
 
1.

Virtual Attendee Call-In Information

1a.

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 and in order to ensure active, public engagement, the City of Worcester currently allows for both in-person and remote participation at all City Council and Standing Committee meetings. To partake in the meeting, you may attend the meeting in-person within the meeting location, follow the below link to join via Zoom or dial the direct line as indicated.

Economic Development Committee Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93387484291
Economic Development Committee Zoom Phone Number: (929) 205 6099
Economic Development Committee Zoom Access Code: 933 8748 4291

Attachments
2.

Approval of the Minutes

2a.

Order - That the City Council Standing Committee of Economic Development hereby approves the minutes of the Economic Development Committee meeting on May 1, 2024.

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Chairperson Councilor Mero-Carlson read the item and moved for a roll vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

3.

Communications of the City Manager

3a.

Recommend Adoption of a Certified Project and TIF Agreement for David Clark Company. # 10.4A CM May 7, 2024

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Mero-Carlson read the item and recognized Chief Development Officer, who provided an overview of the item, including David Clark Company Incorporatedís decision to not move forward with the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Agreement at this time.

Chairperson Mero-Carlson moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be placed on file.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

3b.

Recommend adoption of a resolution authorizing an amendment to the Tax Increment Financing Agreement for 18-20 Franklin Street. # 9.4A CM April 2, 2024

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Mero-Carlson read the item and recognized the Chief Development Officer, who provided an overview of the proposed amendment to the cityís Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Agreement for 18-20 Franklin St.

Chairperson Councilor Mero-Carlson recognized the following speakers:
1. Roberta Brien, no residence given, spoke in favor of the item
2. Troy Siebels, no residence given, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Mero-Carlson recognized Councilor Bergman, who spoke concerning the tenantís lease agreement at the location, the rental rates paid by the tenants at the property and inflation associated with the utilities at the location with the Chief Development Officer and Speaker #1.

Chairperson Councilor Mero-Carlson recognized Councilor Pacillo, who discussed WBDCís involvement in supporting arts in the community.

Chairperson Councilor Mero-Carlson discussed the ten (10) year lease agreement with Quinsigamond Community College at the location with Speaker #1.

Chairperson Councilor Mero-Carlson moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be approved.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays