CITY OF WORCESTER
Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting
Monday, August 11, 2008
Convened: 5:41 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:08 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 Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone|
DPWP Staffperson James Pacenka
Worcester Police Sergeant John Fallavolita
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS - Hearing
Chairman's Order from the Committee on Public Works request the Standing Committee on Traffic & Parking review Harding Street between Franklin St. and Harrison Street with a view toward requesting that it be converted to a two-way street with the caveat that there be no removal of on-street parking spaces.
# 9c CC April 08, 2008
In Committee June 16, 2008 - Held
Councilor Smith requested to be recused on a roll call of 2-0, was recused and left the room. Councilor Toomey assumed the Chair.
a. David Chevalier, no residence given
b. Debbie Feingold, no residence given
c. Allen Fletcher, Worcester resident
d. Ann Mack, Charlton resident
e. Mack Fairbanks, no residence given
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks to provide City Council with results of a traffic study and recommendations in response to the petition to make public a portion of Harding St.
HANDICAP PARKING - Hearings
Petition of Councilor William J. Eddy on behalf of Walter Zawalich request to install a handicap parking space in front of 13 Mildred Ave.
# 7g CC May 27, 2008
Recommend Leave to Withdraw
Petition of Raymond Kelley, Jr. request to install a handicap parking space in front of 4 Clara St.
# 7k CC May 27, 2008
Petition of Richard Powers request to install handicap parking space in front of 61 Seymour St.
# 9l CC June 10, 2008
Petition of Richard Powers request to remove the handicap parking space in front of 597 Millbury St.
# 9m CC June 10, 2008
Petition of Antonio Rivera request to remove handicap parking space in front of 16 Channing St.
# 6n CC May 20, 2008
Petition of Alexis Goddard request to remove handicap parking space in front of 27 Shamrock St.
# 9k CC June 10, 2008
Petition of Richard Goodrich request to install handicap parking space at 141 Cambridge St.
# 8l CC June 24, 2008
Recommend Approval to install one Handicap Parking space at 141 Cambridge Street and to rescind the one-hour parking at 141 Cambridge Street.
Report of the Committee on Traffic and Parking upon the Petition of Minerva Hernandez request handicap parking space in front of 106 Southgate St: recommend Petition be placed on file.
# 20q CC July 08, 2008
Recommitted to Traffic & Parking Committee
Recommend Approval of the installation of one Handicap Parking space in Walpole St. side of 106 Southgate St.
HANDICAP PARKING - General Item
Petition of Brian Witt request installation of one handicap parking space at 484 Main St.
# 8h CC May 13, 2008
PARKING PETITIONS - Hearings
Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Timothy Bombard request a “No Parking Zone” in front of 66 James Street.
# 17i CC April 08, 2008
Thomas Romano request to install one hour parking from 70 to 76 Lake Ave.
# 7i CC May 27, 2008
Recommend Approval as amended to install one-hour parking in front of 70-76 Lake Ave., 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Inez Goncalves request 15 minute parking in front of 84 West Boylston St.
# 8g CC June 17, 2008
Sherri Wright, Housing Director for the Worcester East Side CDC, request removal of 30 minute parking signs in front of 409 Shrewsbury St.
# 8h CC June 17, 2008
David Nergararian request 2 Hour Parking all day until 6:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday, in front of 187 Washington St.
# 8q CC July 08, 2008
Recommend Approval as amended from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday
MAKE STREET ONE-WAY - Hearing
Petition of Councilor William J. Eddy on behalf of residents of Prouty Lane request that Prouty Lane from Airport Dr. to Bailey St. be made one-way outbound in the interest of public safety.
# 8g CC May 13, 2008
Recommend Approval to make Prouty Lane a one-way street from Assabet Lane to Bailey Street.
Request City Manager request the Police Chief to install speed enforcement surveillance in Prouty Lane.
TRUCK WEIGHT RESTRICTION
Petition of Councilor William J. Eddy request a two ton weight truck limit be installed in Prouty Lane from Airport Dr. to Bailey St.
# 8f CC May 13, 2008
Stephen O'Neil, Administrator of the WRTA, on behalf of David Pinkerton request bus stop sign be erected on the west and east sides of Plantation St. at 377 Plantation St.
# 7c CC April 15, 2008
In Committee June 16, 2008 - Held
Karen Manson on behalf of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium request two Shuttle Stops at the following locations: 1) Worcester Art Museum in Lancaster St.on the parking lot side, by crosswalk and 2) Worcester Public Library in Salem St. on the library side.
# 8p CC July 08, 2008
Barbara White on behalf of the Autumn Woods Neighborhood Watch Group request the city to re-stripe the existing six (6) crosswalks in Upland Gardens Dr.
# 6p CC May 20, 2008
Adam Rosado request to install a crosswalk in Main St. and Ripley St.
# 7h CC May 27, 2008
Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request to repaint the crosswalk and lane marking in the vicinity of 181 Lake Ave.
# 8i CC June 17, 2008
Marc Trotto request installation of stop signs in Franklin St. at Palfrey St. facing traffic in both directions.
# 9f CC February 26, 2008
Theresa Ortiz request to install two stop signs on East Shelby St. facing both directions at the intersection with Merrifield and Prospect Sts.
# 6i CC April 01, 2008
Councilor Paul P. Clancy Jr. on behalf of Marissa Defeo request stop sign on Pilgrim Ave. at Cohasset St.
# 8j CC May 13, 2008
Barbara & Wayne Adams request to install stop signs at all streets intersecting the right side of Burncoat St. beginning at Monterey Rd. continuing north to Clark St. at the convenience store and Bluehill Rd. and King Philip Rd. on the left side of Burncoat St.
# 6k CC May 20, 2008
Recommend Hold for next Committee meeting
Barbara Adams request bright yellow "Children Crossing" signs in Burncoat St. on both sides for Thorndyke Rd. Elementary School.
# 6l CC May 20, 2008
Recommend Approval as amended to install School Crossing signs
Councilor Barbara G. Haller request installation of speed limit signs along Piedmont St., between Austin St. and Pleasant St.
# 35 CC June 13, 2006
Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of Lorraine Laurie and Fr. Joseph Adamo request "Elderly Housing" signage, "Elderly Crossing" signage or other similar signage at or near 42, 33, 22, and 43 Vernon St. for the newly dedicated Village at Ascension Heights.
# 21r CC February 12, 2008
Recommend Approval as amended to install Pedestrian Crossing signs
Georgette Demars et al request a sign be installed indicating no turns on the corner of Main St. and Madison St.
# 6j CC April 01, 2008
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks to review and recalibrate the pedestrian/traffic lights at the corner at Main and Madison Streets in the interest of public safety.
Barbara White on behalf of the Autumn Woods Neighborhood Watch Group, request the City to move the existing 30mph signs to the poles with children signs on Upland Gardens Dr. at both the north and south ends of the street for better visibility by motorists.
# 6o CC May 20, 2008
Leah Goldstein request a road sign be placed somewhere near the end of Barry Rd. Extension Rd. to alert drivers and traffic to 95-100 West Chester St.
# 9j CC June 10, 2008
Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request to install a "Go Slow" sign in Harrington Way for the North High School.
# 8o CC June 24, 2008
Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request installation of two "Go Slow School Zone" signs facing traffic both ways in Harrington Way in the vicinity of North High School.
# 8o CC July 08, 2008
Recommend Approval as amended to install new type "School" signs
Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Edward Coyle & Peter Dauderis request that the Standing Committee on Traffic and Parking consider taking steps to improve traffic safety issues in the vicinity of 20 Hadwen Lane.
# 7g CC December 11, 2007
Recommend Approval of installation of Chevron and Reverse Curve signs in both approaches to this double curve.
Donna Keegan request the traffic light on Park Ave. at the end of Elm St. be revised to allow for pedestrians to cross safely.
# 8e CC May 13, 2008
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works and Parks to install appropriate signage in the interest of public safety at the Park Avenue and Elm Street intersection.
Rescind No Parking Zone on the south side of May St. from Park Ave. to Dewey St.
|Chairman's Proposed Ordinances|
Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to Rescind No Parking Anytime on the south side of May St.
Amend Section 71 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to install Right Lane Must Turn Right for eastbound traffic on May St. at Park Ave.