TRAFFIC AND PARKING COMMITTEE

DECEMBER 6, 2004

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:40 p.m.

Adjourned: 5:50 p.m.

 

Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Frederick C. Rushton

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Thomas P. White

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Philip P. Palmieri

 

Also: †††††††††††††††††† Director of Traffic Engineering, DPW Joseph Borbone

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Traffic Engineering Staffperson James Pacenka

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† WPD Sergeant John Fallavolita

City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

HEARINGS

 

Handicap Parking

 

1.†††††† Petition of State Representative John Fresolo on behalf of Philip P. Potenti request the installation of one handicap parking space on the west side of Dana Avenue beside 610 Grafton Street.

††††††††† #29 CC September 21, 2004

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

2.†††††† Petition of Councillor Barbara Haller on behalf of Helen Wondolowski request handicap parking space across the street from 146 Perry Avenue.

††††††††† #28 CC October 5, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

GENERAL ITEMS

Crosswalks

 

3.†††††† Petition of Councillor Barbara Haller request crosswalk repainting at Washburn Street and Cambridge Street.

††††††††† #32 CC September 21, 2004

Recommend File

 

4.†††††† Petition of Councillor Barbara Haller request crosswalk repainting at Sheridan Street and Cambridge Street.

††††††††† #33 CC September 21, 2004

Recommend File

 

5.†††††† Petition of Councillor Barbara Haller request crosswalk repainting at Russell Street and Park Avenue.

††††††††† #34 CC September 21, 2004

Recommend File

 

6.†††††† Petition of Councillor Barbara Haller request crosswalk repainting at Princeton Street and Southbridge Street.

†††† #35 CC September 21, 2004

Recommend File

 

7.†††††† Petition of Councillor Barbara Haller request the crosswalk be repainted at the intersection of Harding Street and Lafayette Street.

††††††††† #8 CC October 19, 2004

Recommend File

 

8.†††††† Petition of Councillor Barbara Haller request pedestrian crosswalk on Cambridge Street in the vicinity of the Salvation Army building.

††††††††† #42 CC September 7, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

9.†††††† Petition of Mayor Timothy Murray on behalf of Sharon Castro request crosswalk on Providence Street where it intersects with Aetna Street.

††††††††† #24 CC November 9, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

10.†††† Report of the Committee on Traffic & Parking upon the petition of Councillor Michael Perotto request crosswalk at the corner of Putnam Lane and Shrewsbury Street.

#199 CC September 7, 2004

Recommitted to Traffic and Parking Committee

Recommend File

 

No Parking

 

11.†††† Petition of Councillor Barbara Haller request no parking signs be replaced on Benefit Street near Faucherís Liquor Store.Once signs are replaced, request increased enforcement of parking regulations along this area of Benefit Street.

††††††††† #30 CC September 21, 2004

Recommend File

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

12.†††† Relative to number of accidents during the last five years at the intersection of May and June Streets.

††††††††† #23I CM August 17, 2004

††††††††† In Committee October 19, 2004 Ė Held

Recommend File

 

13.†††† Request City Council accept with gratitude a donation of Twenty-Six (26) Audible Pedestrian Signal Units to the City.

††††††††† #23F CM October 26, 2004

Recommend Accept with Gratitude

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Clerk forward a letter of gratitude to the Memorial Foundation for the Blind for the donation of audible crossing signals.