Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 4:31 P.M.

Adjourned: 5:47 P.M.

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Sarai Rivera
Councilor Michael T Gaffney
Councilor Philip P Palmieri

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Sarai Rivera Councilor Michael T Gaffney at 5:07 P.M. Councilor Philip P Palmieri
Also:DPH Staff Personal Karyn Clark; DPH Commissioner Dr. Michael Hirsh; BJ Wilson, Tobacco Control Director for the Mass Municipal Association; Cheryl Sbarra, Sr Staff Attorney for the Mass Association of Health Boards; City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Communication of the City Manager


Transmitting informational communication relative to Tobacco Policy Recommendations. # 12.17E CM September 16, 2014

In Committee October 8, 2014 - Held In Committee January 7, 2015 - Held


1. Brandon Isem, Worcester resident
2. Dr. Laurie Ross, Worcester resident
3. David Murdock, CEO, Honey Farms, no residence given
4. Tina Graszowski, no residence given

Recommend Approval of the Worcester Policy Summary List (June 3, 2015) as submitted (see attached) with two amendments as follows: amending section 4 (a) to change the 12 month tolling period to a 24 month tolling period and section 7 (c) to add language that nicotine refills are poison, and further, be it Ordered that the City Solicitor be and he is hereby requested to prepare the draft ordinance for City Council review.