Public Works Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

15 Hardscrabble Rd Auburn, MA 01501

Convened: 5:03 P.M.

Adjourned:6:41 P.M.

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

Chairperson George J Russell
Vice Chairperson Matthew E Wally
Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson
Site visit to Casella Waste Systems at Facility in Auburn, MA

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor George J. Russell Councilor Matthew E. Wally Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson
Also:Councilor Morris A. Bergman Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes Councilor Gary Rosen General Manager of Casella Joe Decowski Operations Manager of Casella Paul Degnan General Manager of Casella Hauling Gery Galena Commissioner of Public Works and Parks Paul Moosey Assistant Commissioner of Public Works and Parks Robert Fiore Assistant City Clerk Stephen A.J. Pottle, clerk

Site Visit - Casella Waste Systems at Facility in Auburn, MA


View for Comprehensive Clean City Program


The Standing Committee of Public Works met at the Casella site located at 15 Hardscrabble Road in Auburn, MA.

The meeting began in their front office which included the viewing prepared by Casella titled, "Recycle Better," and a discussion regarding the operation of Casella and how their operations pertain to the prospective Comprehensive Clean City Program.

Following the discussion, at 5:53 P.M., the Standing Committee toured the facility to gain hands on knowledge of their operations.

Held for Public Works Committee meeting on February 28, 2019.



Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a legal opinion as to whether or not it is an Open Meeting Law violation if a Standing Committee goes to a site visit at a location when not all areas at the site are accessible to the public for viewing or recording.