TRAFFIC AND PARKING COMMITTEE

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2005

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:30 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:43 p.m.

 

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

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

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

 

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

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† DPW Traffic Engineering Staffperson Jim Pacenka

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

††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

HEARINGS

 

Handicap Parking

 

1.†††††† Petition of Arsenia Fernandez on behalf of Maria Cabrera request relocation of handicap parking from 41 Kingsbury St. to 16 Melville St.

††††††††† #9 CC March 16, 2004

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

Chairmanís Proposed Ordinance to rescind handicap parking at

41 Kingsbury Street.

 

2.†††††† Petition of James DiMucci request handicap parking sign in front of 16 Ellsmere St.

#9 CC March 23, 2004

Recommend Deny

 

3.†††††† Petition of James DiMucci request handicap parking sign in front of

††††††††† 16 Ellsmere St.

††††††††† #27 CC November 9, 2004

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

4.†††††† Petition of Thomas T. Nguyen et al request removal of handicap parking signs from the corner of Fairmont Ave. and Grafton St.

††††††††† #11 CC March 23, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

5.†††††† Petition of Luis Rodriquez request handicap parking in front of

4 Delaware St.

††††††††† #18 CC April 6, 2004

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

6.†††††† Petition of William Massey request removal of handicap parking signs from in front of 27 Malvern Rd.

††††††††† #14 CC April 27, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

7.†††††† Petition of Sherry Bergeron request handicap parking sign in front of 6 South Harlem St.

††††††††† #16 CC April 27, 2004

Recommend File

 

8.†††††† Petition of Johnny McCoy, Jr. request handicap parking in front of

7 Preston St.

†††††††† #12 CC May 4, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

9. ††††† Petition of Ronald Roy request removal of handicap parking in front of 7 Russell St.

†††††††† #12 CC June 1, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

10. ††† Petition of Oswin Notice and Elizabeth Dupuis request handicap parking sign in front of 24 Euclid Ave.

†††††††† #20 CC June 15, 2004

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

11. ††† Petition of Councillor Barbara Haller request one handicap parking space at 33 Canterbury St.

†††††††† #31 CC June 22, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

12.†††† Petition of Anthony Hmura request handicap parking sign in front of 37 Canterbury St.

†††††††† #30 CC October 5, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

13. ††† Petition of Josephine DeBonis request handicap parking space at

61 Prospect St.

††††††††† #12 CC June 29, 2004

Recommend File

 

14.†† Petition of Mark Chase request handicap parking sign near 2 Rena St.

#15 CC June 29, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

15.†††† Petition of Carmen Arvizu request handicap parking space in front of 32 Arthur St.

††††††††† #36 CC August 17, 2004

Recommend File

 

16. ††† Petition of Evelyn Feraud request removal of handicap parking from in front of 28 Esther St.

††††††††† #38 CC August 17, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

17. ††† Petition of Ernest Gozdur et al request handicap parking at

256 Lincoln St.

††††††††† #45 CC August 17, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works to communicate with the management of the CVS @ 256 Lincoln Street to request that they consider installing one (1) hp space in their parking lot immediately adjacent to the entranceway of the store.

 

18.†††† Petition of Peter Panagopoulos request handicap parking near

††††††††† 39 Wall St.

††††††††† #40 CC September 7, 2004

Recommend Approval across from 39 Wall Street

 

19.†††† Petition of Ronald Haddad request removal of handicap parking from in front of 7 Esther St.

††††††††† #24 CC September 21, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

20.†††† Petition of Suzanne Wheeler request to remove handicap parking sign in front of 81 Russell St.

††††††††† #14 CC September 28, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

21.†††† Petition of Mary Morin request to install handicap parking sign between 3-5 Jefferson St.

††††††††† #26 CC October 5, 2004

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

22.†††† Petition of Louis Scaturro request handicap parking in front of

1 Judson Rd.

#10 CC October 26, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

23.†††† Petition of John Pichierri, Sr. request removal of handicap parking from in front of 95 Gage St.

††††††††† #22 CC November 9, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

24.†††† Petition of John Curran request handicap parking in front of 5 Gilman St.

††††††††† #23 CC November 9, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

25.†††† Petition of Antonio Rivera request handicap parking in front of

16 Channing St.

††††††††† #25 CC November 9, 2004

Recommend Approval opposite 16 Channing Street

 

26.†††† Petition of Louise Godin request handicap parking sign at

45 Arlington St. be removed and install a handicap sign at

91 Southgate St.

††††††††† #14 CC June 8, 2004

Recommend Approval to remove and install space

 

27.†††† Petition of Laurie Kalvinek request to move the handicap parking signs from in front of 101 Kendig St. to side yard across from

100 Kendig St.

#31 CC October 5, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

28.†††† Petition of State Representative John Fresolo on behalf of Philip Iacovone request the installation of one handicap parking space in front of 91 Hamilton St.

††††††††† #19 CC December 7, 2004

Hold (petitioner did not appear)

 

29.†††† Petition of Scott Babbitt request City Council adopt a Handicap Parking Monitor Program.This program would allow local law enforcement agencies to recruit, select, train and deploy volunteers to write citations for vehicles illegally parked in spaces designated by law for the handicapped.Handicap Parking Monitors would work directly for assistant volunteer site supervisors assigned to various area commands.Minimum requirements:1) at least 21 years of age, 2) possess a valid MA drivers license or MA ID card and 3) meet any other requirements that might be established by the appropriate law enforcement agency.

††††††††† #10 CC May 21, 2002

††††††††† In Committee August 13, 2002 Ė Held

Recommend Hold

 

Signs

 

30.†††† Petition of Councillor Michael C. Perotto on behalf of Cecilia Mason et al request to place signs of Slow, Children and Blind Person on the end and beginning of Monticello Dr. West and Shadybrook Lane.

††††††††† #50 CC September 7, 2004

Recommend Hold

 

Traffic Signals

 

31.†††† Report of the Committee on Traffic and Parking upon the Petition of Councillor Juan A. Gomez on behalf of Bishop Walter J. Weekes, Sr. request installation of a traffic light at 1189 Main St.

††††††††† #96 CC November 23, 2004

††††††††† Recommitted to Traffic and Parking Committee

Recommend adoption of the accompanying Two orders:

 

Request the City Manager request the Police Chief to direct a route car on a regular basis to the area of 1189 Main Street on Sundays between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm to assist the public in safe crossing of Main Street.

 

Request the City Manager to request the Commissioner of Public Works to install appropriate additional signage in the vicinity of 1189 Main Street to guard pedestrians attempting to cross the street against motorists proceeding without taking the safety of pedestrians, especially children, into consideration.