HEALTH COMMITTEE MEETING
SEPTEMBER 21, 2006
Convened: 3:05 p.m.
Adjourned: 4:20 p.m.
Present were:††††† Chairperson Councilor Barbara G. Haller
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councilor Gary Rosen
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes
Also: †††††††††††††††††† Public Health Commissioner Dr. Leonard Morse
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Acting Cmsnr. HHS James Gardiner
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† City Solicitor David M. Moore
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Director of Tobacco Control William McClune
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Acting Health Assistant Director Derek Brindisi
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Acting Health Director Peter Morano
††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager relative to the City of Worcesterís Tobacco Control Program.
#23A CM May 2, 2006
2.†††††† Councilor Barbara G. Haller request Worcesterís HOPE Coalition be allowed to present its findings & recommendations following a comprehensive study of outdoor tobacco advertising in Worcester to the City Council at the meeting of July 18th, 2006.
#54 CC July 18, 2006
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with a copy of tobacco retail permit legislation and a draft letter that might be used for code enforcement purposes.
Members of the HOPE Coalition were present and provided a PowerPoint presentation of the work of their Teens Tackle Tobacco group including recommendation.
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with a comment concerning the Cityís ability to deny a license renewal for the sale of tobacco based on the stateís regulations, elaborating on the process that would need to be followed to accomplish a license revocation.
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide the City Council with a comment whether or not there are any options available to the City to restrict the number of sale of tobacco licenses in the City.
Chairmanís Order request the City Manager report to the City Council concerning the enforcement of existing ordinances regulating temporary signs advertising the sale of tobacco, and further, report how we can amend the current ordinances concerning the posting of temporary signage so that it can be easily regulated.