CITY OF WORCESTER
Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting
Monday, April 28, 2008
Convened: 5:34 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:15 P.M.
Konstantina B. Lukes
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Joffrey A Smith |
|Councilor Frederick C Rushton |
|Councilor Kathleen M Toomey |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Joffrey A Smith
Councilor Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey|
|Also:||DPWP Director of Engineering Joseph Borbone|
DPWP Engineering staffperson James Pacenka
WPD Captain Robert Freeman
Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk
Hearings - Handicap Parking Petitions
James McFadden request to install handicap parking space in front of 35 Beaver St.
# 7k CC October 02, 2007
In Committee December 10, 2007 - Held
State Representative John Fresolo on behalf of Jessie O'Rourke request handicap parking space in front of 33 Wabash Ave.
# 7i CC November 13, 2007
In Committee February 13, 2008 - Held
Diane Vinnicombe request installation of handicap parking space in the public section of Waite St.
# 9g CC February 26, 2008
Linda Davis request to remove handicap parking space at 9 Stockholm St.
# 9i CC February 26, 2008
Phyllis O'Malley request to remove handicap parking sign in front of 1 Plantation St.
# 8e CC March 18, 2008
Ailyn & Jesus Ozuna request to remove handicap parking sign in front of 5 Uxbridge St.
# 8f CC March 18, 2008
Hearings - Parking & Parking Meter Petitions
Alfred Campolito request No Parking 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday on both sides of property at 18-20 Lewis St.
# 77 CC August 16, 2005
In Committee March 18, 2008 - Held
Recommend Approval as amended for No Parking 10' either side of Driveway at 18-20 Lewis St. to allow truck deliveries from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday thru Friday.
Mildred Collins request removal of parking meters in the area of 313 & 314 Grafton St.
# 7w CC July 17, 2007
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks implement a study concerning the feasibility of meter maids/persons being made responsible for not writing parking tickets when they know a parking meter is broken. Further, request posting a telephone number on the parking meter for calling when a meter is broken as well as language on the parking ticket.
|Chairman's Proposed Ordinances|
Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 1996 to Increase the Time Limit on the Parking Meters from One Hour 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to Two Hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from 312 to 316 Grafton St.
State Representative John Fresolo on behalf of Louis & Sharon Gouin request to restrict parking in Mott St. to the even side only.
# 8d CC January 15, 2008
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks investigate the width of the sidewalks in Mott St. to determine if the sidewalk could be reduced to allow more width on the street for parking.
Bernadette Kerns request either "No Parking Anytime" or a "No Parking Between 7-3" sign be put up on South St. in back of Union Hill School.
# 9l CC February 12, 2008
Recommend Approval for No Parking School Days 7am - 3pm adjacent to the school
Darren Lussier request to remove the No Parking restriction from west side of Southbridge St. from point 90 feet south of Tracy Place to City Line.
# 7f CC March 04, 2008
Hearings - Residential Parking Petitions
Ian Wiggins request that residential permit parking on Earle St. be changed to Residential Permit Parking Winter Time Only.
# 58 CC August 29, 2006
Richard Gingras on behalf of Alice Gingras request residential parking for the entire length of Salford St.
# 27 CC September 26, 2006
Leave to Withdraw
Hollis Townsend request residential permit parking on Wall St. between Chrome St. and Thorne St.
# 8o CC November 14, 2006
David and Margaret Larson request resident permit parking in Uxbridge St. from Brittan Lane to Duxbury Rd.
# 6d CC January 30, 2007
Recommend Approval for Resident Permit Parking in the odd side of Uxbridge St. from Brittan Lane to the property line of 67 Uxbridge St.
Gloria Hermanson request resident sticker parking in Sterling St. from Alpine St. to Hillside St.
# 7g CC April 03, 2007
Recommend Approval for Resident Permit Parking in the odd side of Sterling St. from Alpine St. to Hillside St.
Wilmary Cruz request resident sticker parking in Pelham St. from Merrick St. to Russell St.
# 7i CC April 03, 2007
Recommend Leave to Withdraw
John Rossetti request to rescind residential parking in Dustin St.
# 8b CC April 10, 2007
Recommend Approval to rescind Resident Permit Parking in Dustin St. after #31
Councilor Frederick C. Rushton on behalf of Susan Brown request to install resident sticker parking on the even side of Tiverton Parkway from the intersection of Pleasant St. and Tiverton Parkway a distance of 500 feet.
# 9hh CC August 14, 2007
Request City Manager request the Police Chief to provide enforcement of the No Parking Restrictions for the west side of Tiverton Parkway.
General Items - Parking Petitions
Susan Kneeland request to have residential parking in front of 15 Dix St.
# 9i CC October 24, 2006
Thomas & Susan Le request resident permit parking in front of 10 Almont St.
# 8n CC November 14, 2006
Pastor Matilde Caballero request resident sticker parking in Main St. from #721 to 765.
# 9f CC January 23, 2007
Jeannine Gallagher request parking spaces be marked in William St. from the corner of North Ashland St. one block up.
# 7aa CC July 17, 2007
Nila Lyubchik request to modify parking restrictions in vicinity of 661 Millbury St. to allow residents to park on the street.
# 8b CC March 11, 2008
Request City Manager implement a study to find a resolution to the parking situation at 661 Millbury St. Further, request the study for the next Traffic & Parking Committee meeting.
Request City Manager inform State Representative Fresolo of the parking situation at 661 Millbury St. and request his assistance for a remedy from the Commonwealth Massachusetts Highway Department.
Tom Hammond & Kevin Zona, owners of Tammany Hall, request parking meters, in vicinity of 43 Pleasant St., be changed from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
# 8c CC March 11, 2008
Jesse Torto request resident permit parking at 175 Eastern Ave.
# 9j CC March 27, 2007
Vasil Kallco & Nick Tzoumbas request removal of bus stop at 554 & 556 Chandler St.
# 9h CC February 26, 2008
Recommend Approval to move the bus stop to the park area
Marc Trotto request installation of a crosswalk in Franklin St. at Palfrey St.
# 9e CC February 26, 2008
Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey on behalf of Edith Morgan request a crosswalk be installed in Lincoln St. from the Adams Square Baptist Church on the westerly side of Lincoln St. at the corner of Gilman St. to the municipal parking lot on the easterly side.
# 8g CC March 18, 2008
Councilor Joseph M. Petty request City Council's Standing Committee on Traffic & Parking review a Stop Sign at the corner of Canterbury St. and Gardner St.
# 20m CC February 26, 2008
In Committee March 18, 2008 Petition Amended - Held
Request City Manager request the Police Chief provide traffic enforcement at the intersection of Canterbury St. and Gardner St.
Walter Kennen, Maintenance Mgr., Church of Christ request removal of Friedel St. sign from corner of Stevens Rd. and Friedel St. because you can no longer enter Friedel St. from Stevens Rd.
# 11 CC February 15, 2005
Amy Olaes et al request a warning sign alerting drivers of an autistic child be installed in front of 121 Newton Ave. North.
# 8h CC April 08, 2008
Recommend Approval of installation of an "Autistic Child" sign
Traffic Signal Petitions
Joseph Quinn request installation of traffic signal in Route 20 at the Miller Fence Co. and the access road entrance at Wheelabrator Millbury Inc.
# 6i CC May 08, 2007
Joseph Quinn request to install a red light ahead alert signal on east bound side of Route 20 in vicinity of Lahti Farm Rd.
# 6j CC May 08, 2007
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks to send the Petitions filed by Joseph Quinn concerning the installation of a traffic signal and the installation of a red light in Route 20 to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Highway Department.
Request the City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks to forward copies of Joseph Quinn's petitions to State Representative Fresolo and State Senator Augustus to inform them of his petitions and request their assistance with implementation by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Highway Department. Further, request Commissioner of Public Works & Parks to send a letter on behalf of the City Council's Standing Committee on Traffic & Parking to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Highway Department recommending their support for these petitions.
John McDonough request to reinstitute pedestrian crosswalk buttons in Main St. at Sylvan St. and in Park Ave. at Main St.
# 9j CC February 12, 2008