Preview: City Council agenda (January 26)

The Worcester City Council meets Tuesday at 7pm. The agenda is here. This week’s agenda has many items on finance. Here’s Worcester Magazine’s Council preview. If you know of anyone else who’d like to get our weekly preview via email, the link is here.

  • Citizen Coleman: Bill Coleman has many items on the agenda this week. Two of note: A request to help with “a World War II Memorial honoring Worcester’s citizens of color who served our country” and a request to help “homeowners over the age of 65 years who are in tax title default keep their homes.”
  • Board and Commissions: George Maple, Jr. has been appointed to the G. A. R. Memorial Hall Board of Trustees; Lois D. Cuiffredo and Edward L. Moynihan have been appointed Constables.
  • Mill Street Construction: There is still so much more in the works on Mill Street.
  • Streets: There is a ton of stuff about changing handicapped parking, the winter parking ban, etc along various streets.
  • Civil Rights/Diversity Report: The Manager has a report on what’s happening on these subjects. It notes we’ve hired a Chief Diversity Officer, among many other things.
  • Finance: Various items on issuing bonds and property taxes.
  • Carried Forward From Last Week: Annual Financial Report: The City Auditor will be presenting Worcester’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the 2015 fiscal year. There’s nothing surprising in the executive summary but I will not pretend to have read this.
  • Six-Figure Finance Items: $2,478,966.00 to refinance a portion of the City’s outstanding 2005 and 2007 General Obligation Bonds; $150,000.00 transferred from WFD Salaries to WFD Overtime; $100,000.00 transferred from Contingency Ordinary Maintenance to City Manager Ordinary Maintenance (new cameras on the Common).

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