CITY OF WORCESTER
Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting
Monday, January 31, 2011
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:40 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:42 PM
Joseph C. O'Brien
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Joffrey A Smith |
|Councilor Konstantina B Lukes |
|Councilor Frederick C Rushton |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Joffrey A. Smith|
Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes
Councilor Frederick C. Rushton
|Also:||DPWP Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone|
DPWP Traffic Engineering Staff Person Ali Khorasani
DPWP Staff Person James Pacenka
Police Segreant John Fallavolita
Assistant City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk
Robert Sieurin request to install handicap parking space in front of 539 Burncoat St.
# 8k CC November 09, 2010
Lorraine Adams request to install handicap parking space in front of 13 Jaques Ave.
# 8m CC November 09, 2010
Peggy Unga request handicap parking space on the corner of Ashwood St. and Acton St. be removed.
# 8e CC November 23, 2010
Zina Hanson request to install handicap parking space in front of 6 Forestdale Rd.
# 8g CC November 23, 2010
Milagros Berry request handicap parking in front of 67 Suffolk St.
# 8i CC November 23, 2010
Ann Olson request handicap parking space in front of 16 Hitchcock Street be removed.
# 7b CC November 16, 2010
Dolores Buckley request to install handicap parking space in front of 11 Morningside Rd.
# 7c CC November 16, 2010
Cahn Ngo et al request bus stop and bus booth in front of 91 Stafford St. be removed.
# 8f CC November 23, 2010
Mayor Joseph C. O'Brien request the installation of three crosswalks, across Florence St. near Oliver St., across Oliver St. and again across Beaver St., both at Oliver's Corner Store front door.
# 10t CC September 07, 2010
Mayor Joseph C. O'Brien request the installation of crosswalks in the intersection of Bluff, King and Woodland Sts.
# 10aa CC September 07, 2010
Rabbi Matthew Berger request installation of neon green crosswalk signs and signs that state that is a state law to stop for pedestrians at the two crosswalks on Chandler St. in front of Temple Emanuel.
# 8b CC December 21, 2010
Anthony Vello request No Parking signs be installed, and or lines be painted at the entrance to the front parking lot on St. John's Rd. for the 160 Fremont St. Condominium Complex.
# 10v CC September 07, 2010
Recommend Approval for installation of four (4) “No Parking” signs 20' each side of the two (2) driveways.
Robert Williams request the "No Parking Here to Corner" sign in front of 400-402 Shrewsbury St. be removed to allow parking for one more vehicle.
# 8i CC November 09, 2010
Request Traffic Engineer replace the “No Parking” sign in front of 400-402 Shrewsbury St. with a “No Parking Here to Corner” sign.
Vanessa Jones & Agustin Solano request a No Parking sign near driveway at 8 Hillside St.
# 10x CC September 07, 2010
Request Traffic Engineer provide active enforcement by parking control officers for clearance of the driveway at 8 Hillside St. Further, request Police Chief to provide enforcement that includes towing as a deterrent.
Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. request to removal of a "No Parking" sign on Falmouth St. at the corner of Blackstone River Rd.
# 9h CC October 12, 2010
In Committee November 17, 2010 - Held
Recommend Approval for changing "No Parking" zone in Falmouth St. to "No Parking School Days" sign at the top of Falmouth St. and remove the "No Parking" zone for the remainder of the street.
Resident Permit Parking Petitions
Claude Dorman on behalf of East Highland Area Neighborhood Association and residents of 106 to 120 West St. request the removal of residential parking restrictions on West St. from Hampden St. to 120 West St.
#10 CC October 10, 2006
Morris Samuels request resident permit parking at 10-12 Jacques St.
# 7w CC April 27, 2010
Adrianna Henriquez request resident permit parking for State St.
# 8g CC June 22, 2010
Request the Standing Committee on Traffic & Parking consider amending the Permanent Winter Parking Ban in State St. to a Declared Ban and consider installing resident permit parking in the vicinity of 3 State St. to accommodate residents.
Patrina Jenkins request resident permit parking on State St.
# 9x CC August 10, 2010
John Tekelis request to install resident permit parking on corner of Lincoln St. and Duxbury Rd.
# 9aa CC August 10, 2010
Recommend Hold (notify the pizza business on corner of Lincoln St. and Duxbury St. for extending the resident permit parking ban on Duxbury Rd. to allow at least one parking spot for residents of 273 Lincoln St. to park)
Petition of Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of William Isildakli request a four way Stop Sign at Harrison and Harding Sts.
# 9s CC September 18, 2007
Petition of Mayor Joseph C. O'Brien request that a four-way Stop be installed at the intersection of Harding and Harrison Streets.
# 13m CC September 28, 2010
Order of Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. - Request the City Council's Standing Committee on Traffic and Parking to consider a 4-way stop be installed at the intersection of Harding St. and Harrison St.
# 15b CC October 12, 2010
Petition of Daniel & Irene Grim request to install "three-way stop" at the intersection of Monadnock Rd. and Sagamore Rd.
# 7h CC December 11, 2007
In Committee February 13, 2008 - Held
Petition of Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. request installation of signage on Ames Street adjacent to Vernon Hill Park that would alert drivers to playground facilities.
# 13o CC September 28, 2010
Petition of Councilor Paul P. Clancy Jr. on behalf of Joseph Aromando request 30 mph sign on Fairmont Ave. near intersection of Grafton St.
# 9z CC August 10, 2010
Petition of Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request to post speed limit signs or "Slow" signs in the vicinity of E.B. Luce in Chilmark St.
# 9w CC August 10, 2010
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PARKING Upon the Petition of Councilor Joseph M. Petty request the installation of three (3) No Turn On Red signs at the following locations: facing southbound traffic in Burncoat Street at Dorothy Avenue, in Dorothy Avenue facing eastbound traffic at Burncoat Street and in Clark Street facing westbound traffic at Burncoat St: recommend Petition be placed on file.
# 16v CC November 23, 2010
Recommend Approval for installation of two (2) "No Turn on Red" in Dorothy Ave. facing eastbound traffic into Burncoat St. and in Burncoat St. facing southbound traffic into Dorothy Ave.
Request City Manager provide City Council with a report regarding a long term plan to reconfigure the intersection at Burncoat St., Dorothy Ave. and Clark St. in the interest of public safety. Further, request report to include how this intersection can be reconfigured, costs of the reconfiguration and the impacts to traffic and the business on the corner.
Request City Manager request the Commissioner of Public Works & Parks restripe the yellow lines and crosswalks at the intersection of Burncoat St., Dorothy Ave. and Clark St.
Request City Manager consider relocating the electrical green box at the corner of Dorothy Ave. and Burncoat St. in the interest of public safety.
Request City Manager provide City Council with a traffic study for the last five (5) years regarding the intersection of Burncoat St., Dorothy Ave. and Clark St.
Traffic Signal Petitions
Estelle Catanese request a new traffic light at the intersection of Pleasant St. and Prouty Lane.
# 9nn CC July 20, 2010
Recommend Referral to MassDOT
Ralph Cobb et al request left turn arrows at the intersection of West Boylston St. for traffic in Mountain St. West turning into West Boylston and for traffic in Mountain St. East. turning into West Boylston St.
# 8h CC November 09, 2010
Sam Guffy of The Theatre Cafe request to install a commercial loading zone in the vicinity of 529 Main St.
# 8h CC November 23, 2010
Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey on behalf of the Canal District Alliance request the establishment of a Blackstone Square at the corner of Harding St. and Franklin St. to recognize the contributions of Benjamin Wright, Engineer and Tobias Boland, Contractor of the Blackstone Canal.
# 8j CC November 23, 2010
Recommend Referral to Public Works Committee
John Grosse, Shrewsbury St. Bread & Pizza, LLC request to install a commercial loading zone at 352 Shrewsbury St.
# 8b CC December 14, 2010
Communication of the City Manager
Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Number and Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents that have Occurred Over the Past Year at the Intersection of Harding and Harrison Streets.
# 10.17A CC October 12, 2010