CITY OF WORCESTER
Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting
Monday, June 1, 2009
Levi Lincoln Jr. (North) Chamber
Convened: 5:40 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:50 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 Kathleen M Toomey
Councilor Frederick C Rushton @ 5:47 p.m.
|Also:||DPWP Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph F. Borbone|
DPWP Traffic Engineering Staff Person James J. Pacenka
Worcester Police Sergeant John Fallavolita
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
Petition of Attorney Jonathan Finkelstein on behalf of the Starfas family, owners of 317 West Boylston St., and their lessee, Wild Willy's request to reopen the median strip across from 317 West Boylston St. to allow access for north and southbound traffic to enter and leave Wild Willy's.
# 7f CC January 13, 2009
In Committee February 25, 2009 - Held
In Committee April 30, 2009 - Held
Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks to report to the City Council within one month with the cost and timeline for installation of a protected turning lane in the vicinity of 317 West Boylston Street.
HANDICAP PARKING PETITIONS - HEARINGS
Norma Morales et al request to install handicap parking space in front of 77 Merrifield St.
# 7j CC February 24, 2009
In Committee March 31, 2009 - Held
Recommend Approval (see enclosed email in opposition)
Patty Goclowski request to extend existing handicap parking space in front of 77 Gage St. to driveway of 79 Gage St.
# 6n CC April 07, 2009
Margaret Moriarty request two handicap parking signs in front of 57 Howland Terrace.
# 6o CC April 07, 2009
Rita Dryden et al request handicap parking space at 7 East Kendall St.
# 9f CC April 14, 2009
Recommend Hold (at request of petitioner)
Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of Helen Stanionis request one handicap parking space be installed in front of 19 Scott St.
# 6g CC April 28, 2009
Petraq Gace request removal of handicap parking space in the Waite St. side of 2 Wilson St.
# 6j CC April 28, 2009
Francis Caffone on behalf of Yolanda Loconto request handicap parking space in front of 40 Shelby St.
# 6k CC April 28, 2009
RESIDENT PERMIT PARKING - HEARINGS
Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller request to install Resident Only Parking in Whitney St.
# 12l CC January 08, 2008
Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks to examine the possibility of moving the center line of Millbury Street in the vicinity of Whitney and Diamond Streets so as to create several on-street parking spaces along the east side of the existing roadway.
Petition of Anthony Petrone request installation of Resident Sticker Parking in Risso Court across from #3 and #5 Risso Court.
# 6h CC April 28, 2009
COMMERCIAL LOADING ZONE - HEARING
Petition of Matt Doyle of Worcester Donuts Inc. request the installation of a Commercial Loading Zone in the north side of Nebraska St. from the corner of Envelope Terrace to the driveway of Dunkin Donuts.
# 8g CC May 05, 2009
TRUCK BAN PETITION - HEARING
Councilor Joffrey A. Smith on behalf of John Atlas request a 5 ton vehicle weight limit be installed in Parkton Ave.
# 6f CC April 28, 2009
Recommend Hold (DPWP to conduct one week of traffic counts)
TRAFFIC ITEMS FOR MAY STREET AT PARK AVENUE
Petition of Marsha Hovenesian request a "Right Turn Only" sign be installed on May St. (at the intersection of Park Avenue) in the westbound right lane.
# 8e CC May 05, 2009
Recommend Leave to Withdraw
Petition of Marsha Hovenesian request special turn signals be installed on the traffic lights on Park Avenue in both the southbound and northbound directions for cars turning from Park Avenue onto May St.
# 8f CC May 05, 2009
Petition of Councilor Gary Rosen request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks alleviate the hazardous conditions, traffic backup and driver frustration by changing the arrows painted on both directions of May St. at Park Avenue so that the left lane becomes left turn only while the right lane is for both straight-through and right turn traffic.
# 13a CC May 05, 2009
Councilor Paul P. Clancy Jr. request caution signs for Victoria Ave & Forsberg St. adjacent to Greenwood Park.
# 46 CC November 18, 2003
Recommend Approval as amended to install Playground signs facing traffic in both directions in both Victoria Avenue and Forsberg Street.
Robert Shea et al request cautionary signs or 25 mph speed limit sign to slow cars down in front of Sunbridge Nursing Home, 18 Hammond St.
# 65 CC October 4, 2005
Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks to install Pedestrian Crossing and Advanced Pedestrian Crossing signs in Beacon Street at the approaches to Hammond Street.
Vicki Ho et al request "Go Children Slow" sign at the corner of Wabash Ave. and Koping St.
# 8p CC November 28, 2006
Request City Manager request Police Chief to install speeding surveillance in Wabash Avenue near the intersection of Koping Street.
Nhutam Thich and Dorothy Jones request installation of four (4) private directional signs for the Buddhist Meditation Temple Chua Pho Hien at 96 Dewey St.
# 6f CC January 30, 2007
Recommend Approval of the installation of two (2) directional signs to the Buddhist Meditation Temple to be located at the discretion of the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works and Parks.
Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. on behalf of Rita Shiraka Moss request "Blind Drive" sign prior to 17 Puritan Ave.
# 6d CC December 23, 2008
Recommend File (DPWP to view fence located on property abutting the petition and determine if it obstructs the view of motorists)
Renee Bailey request stop signs be placed on both corners of Dogwood Rd. and Brookhaven Rd.
# 6p CC April 07, 2009
Councilor Joffrey A. Smith on behalf of John Atlas request a 20 mph flashing school zone sign be installed in the vicinity of St. Peter Marian Junior-Senior High School.
# 6e CC April 28, 2009
Councilor Joffrey A. Smith on behalf of John Atlas request crosswalks be installed in Grove St. in front of St. Peter Marian Junior-Senior High School.
# 6d CC April 28, 2009
Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks to work with the Massachusetts Highway Department to bring about a 20 MPH zone and installation of crosswalks in Grove Street in front of the St. Peter-Marian Jr.-Sr. High Schools.
Request City Manager request Police Chief to install speeding surveillance in Grove Street in the vicinity of the St. Peter-Marian Jr.-Sr. High Schools.
Petition of Councilor Stephen T. Patton request striping on both sides of Thornton Rd. to indicate bike lanes.
# 19c CC October 10, 2000
In Committee February 26, 2003 - Held (for report from Traffic Engineering)
Petition of Ralph Cobb request to remove the stones at Mill St. and Chandler St., so there can be two lanes of traffic on Mill St. from Airport Dr. to Chandler St. and move centerline over towards the left side of Mill St.
# 11 CC September 13, 2005
Petition of Ralph Cobb request to move back Stop line on Cambridge St. at Southbridge St.
# 12 CC September 13, 2005
Petition of Scott Babbitt request City Council enforce the "Pedestrian in Crosswalks Have the Right of Way" law.
# 6g CC March 24, 2009
Petition of Timothy Daley request a crosswalk light be installed on Belmont St. adjacent to Memorial Hospital.
# 7f CC February 03, 2009
Request City Manager request Police Chief install pedestrian crossing and speeding surveillance in Belmont Street at the entrance to UMass Memorial-Belmont Street campus.
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to pedestrian accidents that have occurred on Belmont Street adjacent to UMass Memorial Hospital.
# 7.17A CM April 28, 2009
That the City Council of the City of Worcester hereby request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks install signage in West Boylston Street and Gold Star Boulevard informing motorists of the possible presence of pedestrians in the existing crosswalk connecting property at 402 West Boylston Street across Gold Star Boulevard to property at 24 Gold Star Boulevard.