FEBRUARY 9, 2001


3:00 Ė 4:30P.M.

(Amended Agenda)

Convened: 3:15 P.M.

Adjourned: 4:15 P.M.


Presentwere:†††† Chairman Councillor Joseph M. Petty

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Stephen G. Abraham


Also:†††††††††††††††††††† City Manager Thomas R. Hoover

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Assistant to the CM Paul LaCava

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Solicitor David M. Moore

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Budget Director John Prankevicius

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fire Chief Gerard A. Dio

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Police Chief James Gallagher

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† City Treasurer Thomas Zidelis

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Assistant City Solicitor Elizabeth OíDonnell

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Members of the Abandoned Buildings Task Force

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Michael Dolan, Asst. City Clerk



1.†††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to accomplishments to date in implementing the recommendations of the Abandoned Building Task Force.

#29E CMDecember 19, 2000


Recommend: Accept and Approve as amended. (Write to Solicitor for

Ordinance/Order as required)


Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager to discuss the Abandoned Building Tax Abatement Program with the State Legislative Delegation at their next scheduled meeting.


Chairmanís Order: RequestCity Manager to provide copies of the Abandoned Building Ordinances to the Worcester Property Owners Association.


Chairmanís Order: Request City Managerprovide City Council with Quarterly Reports on the implementation of the Abandoned Building Ordinances.


Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager to provide City Council with an update within 60 days regarding the status of the Worcester Fire Departmentís proposed new Training Center, to include any State and Federal funds available.



2.†††††† Communication of the City Manager transmitting communication relative to implementation status of the recommendations made by the Community Task Force on vacant and abandoned buildings.

#29B CMJanuary 23, 2001

Recommend File

Order of Meeting

1. ††††† Opening Remarks††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Public Safety Committee

2.†††††† Update/Implementation Status††††††††††††††††††††† Administration

3.†††††† Review of Proposed Ordinance††††††††††††††††††† Administration

a.      definitions

b.     notifications

c.     pre-fire plan

d.     secured building/24hr. security in building

e.      bond

f.       release

g.     attachment of no trespassing signs

h.     local contract name

i.        maintain liability insurance

j.        notification by insurance agent/landlord

k.     signs/markings

l.        enforcement/penalties

m.   notification by City of Worcester

n.     next steps

4.†††††† Delineation of Responsibilities††††††††††††††††††††† Administration

a.      Public Health & Code Department

b.     Fire Department

c.     Police Department

5.†††††† Closing Remarks††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Public Safety Committee