Public Service and Transportation Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:13 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:31 PM

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Philip P Palmieri
Councilor Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Philip P Palmieri Councilor Kathleen M Toomey
Also:Chairperson of the Cable TV Advisory Committee Bill Wood Cable TV Advisory Committee Member William Spillane Cable TV Advisory Committee Member Lisa Norton Cable TV Advisory Committee Member Leo Nay Cable TV Advisory Committee Member Tom Colella Deputy City Solicitor Michael Traynor Cable Services Director Judy Warren City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Discussion Item


To solicit input from Worcester residents and businesses with respect to the cable operator, Charter Communications, performance as well as the future needs and interests of cable television service.


The Chairperson convened the ascertainment hearing @ 5:13 p.m. and heard a presentation from the current cable provider Charter Communications representatives Tom Cohan, Heidi Vanderbrook and Michael Marcy. The following people appeared and registered their support for WCCA, Channel 13: Virginia Ryan, Ronal Madnick, Randell Ormo, Luz E. Tomey, Charles der Kazarian, Joseph S. Townsend, Bill Hamilton, Charlie Thomas, John A. Soloperto, Joe Patten, William S. Safer, Ben Allotey, John Simakauskas, Fare Dedi, Isabella DePasquale, Sophia DePasquale, Tracy Foley, Joyce Cariglia, James Broadhurst and Mauro DePasquale. The following people spoke: James Broadhurst, Worcester resident Ron Madnick, Worcester resident John Soloperto, Worcester resident Mauro DePasquale, Worcester resident Randell Ormo, Worcester resident Joe Brindisi, no residence given Documents submitted to the Committe at this meeting are available to be viewed in the City Clerks' Office

Chairman's Orders

Request the City Manager investigate and report to the City Council the feasibility of broadcasting channels 11, 12 and 13 beyond the City of Worcester boundaries.