The calendar says autumn starts on Sept. 22. However, a recent communication from Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. already has us thinking about winter.
Augustus released the results of the city’s top-to-bottom review of its winter operations after high-profile failures last winter.
The city formed a Winter Operations Committee comprising Department of Public Works and Parks Commissioner Paul J. Moosey, Assistant Commissioner Matthew Labovites, Hopkinton Director of Public Works John K. Westerling, former DPW&P commissioner Robert L. Moylan, Emergency Communications and Emergency Management Director Richard H. Fiske, and Assistant City Manager and Human Resources Director Kathleen G. Johnson.
The 28-page report identifies four vulnerabilities: fleet size, vacant positions, reliance on old methods and communication.