CITY OF WORCESTER
Joint Committee on Traffic & Parking and Public Works Meeting
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:43 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:26 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Co-Chairperson Tony Economou |
|Co-Chairperson Kathleen M Toomey |
|Councilor Michael J Germain |
|Councilor Frederick C Rushton |
|Councilor George J Russell |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson for Traffic & Parking CommitteeCouncilor Tony Economou
Chairperson for Public Works Committee and member of T&P Committee Kathleen M. Toomey
Councilor Frederick C. Rushton - member of T&P Committee
Councilor Michael J. Germain - Member of PW Committee
Councilor George J. Russell - Member of PW Committee
|Also:||Commissioner of Public Works & Parks Robert L. Moylan, Jr.
DPWP Assistant Commissioner Paul Moosey
DPWP Director of Traffic Engineer Joseph Borbone
Worcester Police Sergeant John Fallavolita
Fire Chief Gerard A. Dio
Assistant City Clerk Susan M Ledoux, clerk|
STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Petition of Councilor Tony Economou request to reinstate the “passing lane” in Salisbury St. eastbound at Forest St. to allow for thru traffic.
#23g CC August 14, 2012
Placed on file
Discussion - Widening of the intersection at Forest and Salisbury Sts.
1. Mike Horan, Worcester resident
2. Dr. Attiat Ott, Worcester resident
3. Barbara Sinnott, Worcester resident
4. Christian McCarthy, Worcester resident
5. Bernie Iandoli, Worcester resident
6. Luis DaRosa, Worcester resident
7. Dr. Meredith Karsberg, Worcester resident
8. J. Robert Seder, Worcester resident
9. Nancy Burnham, Worcester resident
10. Patrick Keach, Worcester resident
11. Marina Keach, Worcester resident
12. Joe Pagano, Worcester resident
13. Stanley Sakellson, Worcester resident
14. John Harrity, Worcester resident
15. Dick Kennedy, Worcester resident
16. John Monahan, Worcester resident
17. Melissa Noroian, Worcester resident
18. Lou Anne Branche, Worcester resident
19. Sue Keller, Worcester resident
20. Scott Ricker, Worcester resident
21. Gloria Rivera, Worcester resident
Request Police Chief provide speed enforcement at the intersection of Salisbury St. & Forest St.
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks consider including in the project for road improvements at the intersection of Forest and Salisbury Streets the following: 1). Install three (3) “Do not block Driveway” signs for the Ott, Sinnott and Noroian properties; 2). Make contact information available to residents during the project; 3). Install Signage for calming speed such as “Thickly Settled”, and posting of speed Limit for historic district; and 4). Paint roadway markings to ensure visibility.
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks develop a clear and concise manner for notifying neighbors when a public works project takes place.
FROM THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC & PARKING AND PUBLIC WORKS -Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works develop a long term plan for more improvements at the intersection of Forest and Salisbury Street.
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks submit to City Council the final plan of the road improvements to Forest and Salisbury Streets with modifications that were suggested at the public hearing. Further, request a presentation of these modifications and reasons why suggested changes were appropriate and reason some suggestions were not feasible.
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks conduct a study of traffic flowing into downtown at the intersection of Forest and Salisbury Streets.
Request City Manager request whether or not having a “bump out” in the roadway at the intersection of Forest and Salisbury Streets could effect the response times for fire apparatus when responding to fires.