Public Service and Transportation Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:03 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:46 P.M.

Joseph C. O'Brien


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Joseph M Petty
Councilor Barbara G Haller
Councilor Philip P Palmieri

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Joseph M. Petty
Councilor Barbara G. Haller
Councilor Philip P. Palmieri
Also:City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Discussion Item: National Grid


Outages; their frequency, locations, reporting mechanisms, and solutions.



Infrastructure; repeated trouble spots, upgrades to equipment and coduits.



Timetable and Mapping of improvements within the City.


Representatives of NGRID appeared and spoke to the attached presentation. They were: 1. Aleta Fazzone, Director, Community & Customer Management, NGRID 2. Mark Dombrowski, Manager, Underground Operations, NGRID 3. John Corcoran, Sr. Project Manager, Infrastructure, NGRID 4. Kevin Shaughnessy, Manager, Community & Customer Management, NGRID 5. John Perkins, Field Construction Coordinator, NGRID

Public Speakers:

1. Leonard Ciuffredo, Worcester resident
2. Nancy Leary, Worcester resident
3. Deb Chapman, Worcester resident
4. Henry Martin, Worcester resident
5. Frank Corridori, Worcester resident
6. Jo Hart, Worcester resident



Transmitting City of Worcester Reliablility Performance Report dated September 27, 2011. Recommend File


Request the City Manager report to the City Council when and by which party Northboro St. will be repaved subsequent to NGRID work being completed this year.


Request the City Manager obtain a list of those contractors and their contact information working on both the CSX and NGRID east side projects for publication to the general public and residents affected by traffic, noise and construction activity.


Request the City Manager report to the City Council concerning public notice and postings for street closures in conjunction with the CSX and NGRID east side projects.


Request the City Manager report to the City Council by the end of November, 2011 answers to the questions concerning repairs to the several private streets and any regrading of private streets affected by the CSX and NGRID east projects.


Request the City Manager request NGRID provide a report to the City Council concerning power outages in the northern sector of the city over the past two years and itemize any and all improvements planned for solving these outages.


Request the City Manager request NGRID provide the City Council with an update concerning the ongoing citywide tree trimming project.


Request the City Manager request NGRID inform the City Council of the percentage of their infrastructure that is overhead and underground and efforts to move more of their equipment underground.