CITY OF WORCESTER

Finance Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 4:37 P.M.

Recessed: 6:56 P.M. Reconvened: 9:18 P.M. Adjourned: 10:25 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

Chairperson Joseph M Petty
Vice Chairperson Konstantina B Lukes
Councilor Morris A Bergman
 
Councilor Khrystian E King
Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson
Councilor Sarai Rivera
Councilor Sean M Rose
Councilor Gary Rosen
Councilor George J Russell
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey
Councilor Matthew E Wally

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:All members were present with the Mayor as the Chair except for Councilor Lukes, who arrived at 4:51 P.M. and Councilor Toomey, who arrived at 5:03 P.M. City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. Chief Financial Officer Thomas F. Zidelis City Auditor Robert V. Stearns City Solicitor David M. Moore City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk
 
Also:Superintendent of Public Schools Maureen Binienda WPS Chief Financial Officer Brian Allen Head Librarian Geoffrey M. Dickinson Commissioner of Health and Human Services Matilde Castiel, M.D.
 
1.

FY 2019 Budget Hearings - Law Department

1a.

Law Department - IX-1, pg. 103

In Committee May 22, 2018 - Held

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Budget approved

1b.

Property & Casualty Insurance - IX-2, pg. 107

In Committee May 22, 2018 - Held

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Budget approved

1c.

Court Judgments - IX-3, pg. 109

In Committee May 22, 2018 - Held

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Budget approved

2.

FY 2019 Budget Hearing - Worcester Public Schools

2a.

Worcester Public Schools - XIV-1, pg. 151

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Budget approved

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report detailing the ratio of school social workers to students in Worcester Public Schools. (King)

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning the current caseload of school social workers in Worcester Public Schools. (King)

Request City Manager provide City Council with a comprehensive report concerning the tracking of police resource responses and arrests in Worcester Public Schools. (King)

Request City Manager request Superintendent of Public Schools consider exploring options for appropriate clinical support to all students in Worcester Public Schools. (King)

Request City Manager consider adding an adjustment counselor or wraparound coordinator position to the budget for Claremont Academy. (Rivera)

3.

FY 2019 Budget Hearing - Worcester Public Library

3a.

Worcester Public Library - V-1, pg. 35