Preview: City Council agenda (October 23)

The Worcester City Council meets Tuesday at 6:30pm. The agenda is here.

This week: A pretty light agenda.

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  • Stop Putting Signs in the Newton Square Rotary: The great Paula Bushey and Denise Billotta have a request that the Council prohibit people from putting signs in the Newton Square Rotary. (They are active in maintaining the area.)
  • Recognizing Local Businesses: The great Bill Coleman has two items asking the Council to recognize long-time city businesses. First, “Mark Ruffo, President and Owner of K & N Supply Plumbing & Heating Company of 159 Water St., a Worcester landmark since 1978.” Second, “S. Richard Sachs, his family and employees of A-1 Wholesale Window and Siding Co. for their long time commitment to the City since 1949.”
  • Boards and Commissions: Lowell Alexander will be reappointed to the Civic Center Commission. The Council will vote whether to reappoint Stephen Stolberg to the Commission on Disabilities, and Patrick Hare to the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board.
  • 521 Sunderland Road: The Manager would like the Council to authorize the city to sell a 2,881 square foot parcel there to a private person for $3,800.
  • Development Tax Breaks: The Manager has an update on our current Tax Incentive Financing deals, which he credits with generating $300 million in investment and 1,700 jobs. This particular report doesn’t outline the extent of the tax breaks themselves.
  • Hazardous Waste Collection Day: This will be Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:00am–12:00pm. If you make an appointment to make a dropoff (1065 Millbury Street, 508-929-1300) you can give the city your hazardous waste to be disposed of in a responsible manner.
  • Leaf Collection: The city begins leaf collection November 5. All the details are here.

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