TRAFFIC AND PARKING COMMITTEE

SEPTEMBER 13, 2005

ROOM 310, CITY HALL

Convened: 5:37 p.m.

Adjourned: 6:45 p.m.

 

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

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councilor Philip P. Palmieri

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councilor Thomas P. White

 

Also: †††††††††††††††††† DPW Traffic Staffperson Ali Khorasani

DPW Traffic Staffperson Jim Pacenka

WPD Sergeant John Fallavollita

City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

 

HEARINGS

 

1.†††††† Petition of Attorney Stephen Burwick request to make Norwich Street a two-way street.

††††††††† #10 CC May 18, 2004

Recommend Hold for Oct 11, 2005 @ 5:30 p.m. in Room 310. Members already confirmed.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works to provide the City Council with costs associated with opening the median in Foster Street at the north end of Norwich Street.

 

2.†††††† Petition of Stephen Burwick request to make Norwich Street two-way. (Duplicate of Item #1)

††††††††† #16 CC April 26, 2005

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

3.†††††† Petition of Richard Lacroix request to have no parking in front of 2 Ames Street.

††††††††† #17 CC June 21, 2005

Recommend Hold

 

GENERAL ITEMS

 

4.†††††† Petition of Lydia LaBree, Admissions/Marketing Coordinator, Autumn Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center request two directional signs to be located on Lincoln Street on the island in front of Oriol Drive and one off Route 290 on Exit 21 ramp at island entering Worcester for Autumn Village Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 25 Oriol Drive.

††††††††† #12 CC May 25, 2004

Recommend Deny

 

5.†††††† Petition of Councillor Philip Palmieri on behalf of Fred Geddes, Lincoln Park Tenantís Association and Raymond Mariano of the WHA request signs be placed on Lake Avenue in vicinity of 11 Lake Avenue and Lincoln Park Towers that ask motorists to slow down and indicate elderly residents in area.

††††††††† #12 CC October 12, 2004

Recommend Approval

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the Department of Public Works consider installing a tripping device in the existing traffic signal in front of 11 Lake Avenue that will be activated by vehicular traffic exiting the parking tower parking lot.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the Executive Director of the Worcester Housing Authority to request his personnel not park in a manner that blocks traffic signage and signals in the vicinity of 11 Lake Avenue.

 

6.†††††† Petition of Councillor Philip Palmieri request the installation of one 30-MPH sign facing southbound traffic in Alvarado Avenue between Wigwam Avenue and Lake View Street.

††††††††† #21 CC March 1, 2005

Recommend Approval

 

7.†††††† Petition of Councillor Philip Palmieri on behalf of Peter Mancini request No Parking before and after 5 DeMarco Terrace.

††††††††† #12a CC March 29, 2005

Recommend Approval

 

8.†††††† Petition of Walid Alnahas request handicap parking in front of Gourmet Donuts, 338 Park Avenue.

††††††††† #14 CC April 26, 2005

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

9.†††††† Petition of Joyce Hanson request handicap parking sign in front of 62 Abbott Street.

††††††††† #19 CC April 26, 2005

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

 

10.†††† Petition of Joe Aromando et al request Stop sign at intersection of Fairmont Avenue and Bedford Avenue.

††††††††† #15 CC April 26, 2005

Recommend Hold

 

11.†††† Petition of Councillor Barbara Haller on behalf of Matt Atanian request that recently installed ďNo ParkingĒ zone on Fairfield Street near corner of May Street be rescinded.

††††††††† #22 CC May 24, 2005

Recommend Deny

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager to request the Police Chief to assign personnel to monitor corner clearances in side streets intersecting with May Street from the corner of May Street and Park Avenue westerly.

 

12.†††† Petition of Mayor Timothy Murray and Councillor Philip Palmieri on behalf of Alfred Simoncini request No Parking on Adams Street 20 feet from corner of Adams Street and Belmont Street.

††††††††† #19 CC June 14, 2005

Recommend Approval

 

13.†††† Petition of Don Pham request a Ten Minute Parking sign at 124 Shrewsbury Street.

††††††††† #41 CC July 19, 2005

Recommend Approval to install 15 minute parking in front of #122 Shrewsbury Street and 30 minute parking in front of 118-120 Shrewsbury Street, both zones Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

14.†††† Petition of James Kersten request Stop sign on Deerfield Street at the intersection of Lawnfair Street for a four-way stop.

††††††††† #67 CC August 16, 2005

Recommend Hold

 

15.†††† Petition of Peter Salek et al request Ludlow Street return to a 5-ton limit.

††††††††† #79 CC August 16, 2005

Recommend Hold

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager request the Police Chief to assign personnel to enforce the existing truck traffic prohibition and speed limits in Ludlow Street in the interest of small children living in this residential neighborhood.

 

16.†††† Petition of Kenneth Parke et al request installation of Stop signs facing east and west bound traffic in Wigwam Avenue at the intersection of Alvarado Avenue making this a four-way stop intersection.

††††††††† #85 CC August 16, 2005

Recommend Hold

 

DISCUSSION ITEM

 

17.†††† Petition of Councillor Philip P. Palmieri request that Lake Ave. North

††††††††† and Natural History Road be made one-way streets.

††††††††† #44CC September 9, 2003

††††††††† In Committee June 16, 2004 for Discussion Only - Held

Recommend Hold

 

The next meeting of this Committee will be Tuesday, October 11, 2005 @ 5:30 p.m. in Room 310.