Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting

Monday, May 2, 2011

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 12:38 P.M.

Adjourned: 2:27 PM

Joseph C. O'Brien


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Philip P Palmieri
Councilor Barbara G Haller
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Philip P Palmieri
Councilor Barbara G Haller
Mayor Joseph C. O'Brien
Councilor Frederick C. Rushton @ 1:15 PM
Also:Clint McFarland, ALB Program Manager, USDA
Peter Church, Director of Forest Stewardship, DCR
Mary Cardwell, Program Coordinator, DCR
Rhonda Santos, APHIS Public Information Officer for the ALB Eradication Effort, USDA
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Asian Longhorned Beetle


Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to a Report on Plans for the Upcoming Chemical Treatments against the Asian Longhorned Beetle.
# 9.15A CM April 26, 2011


Recommend Hold


Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational Communication relative to a Status Report on the Asian Longhorned Beetle.
# 8.15B CM March 15, 2011


Recommend Hold


Order of Councilor Philip P. Palmieri and Councilor Joffrey A. Smith - Request City Manager update City Council regarding the details of the plans that USDA and/or DCR have for the future inoculation of trees against the Asian Longhorned Beetle.
# 8e CC September 28, 2010


Recommend Hold

1. Virginia Kingsbury, Worcester resident
2. Paul S, Worcester resident
3. George Evans, Worcester resident

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager correspond with the property owners whose properties previously were inoculated against the ALB to inform them that their properties will not be chemically treated by either USDA or DCR in calendar 2011, and to also inform these property owners of the over-the-counter availability and proper timing for the private purchase and application of an ALB inoculants.

Request City Manager request the Department of Conservation Resources and the United States Department of Agriculture provide sufficient resources for the continued ALB inoculations within the City of Worcester including areas hardest infested with the insect.

Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks to report to City Council his opinions with reference to the strategy being employed by DCR and USDA in 2011.

Request City Manager update the City Council concerning the ALB inoculations that were conducted last year at University and Shore Parks