CITY OF WORCESTER
Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:31 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:24 PM
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Tony Economou |
|Councilor Frederick C Rushton |
|Councilor Kathleen M Toomey |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Tony Economou
Councilor Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey @5:40 PM
Councilor George J. Russell|
|Also:||DPWP Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone
DPWP Traffic Engineering Staff Person James Pacenka
WPD Sergeant John Fallavolita
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk|
Handicap Parking Petitions
Juana Rodriguez request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 125 Chino Ave.
# 7n CM April 02, 2013
In Committee April 24, 2013 - Held
Christine Brown request installation of handicap parking space in front of 20 Henry St.
# 7j CC April 23, 2013
Peter Bobson request installation of two (2) handicap parking spaces in front of 19 Bancroft St.
# 7l CC April 23, 2013
Recommend Approval as amended to install one (1) handicap parking space
Gifty Nyamekye request installation of handicap parking space in front of 16 Harlow St.
# 7n CC April 23, 2013
Recommend Hold for June 26th meeting
Brenda St. Denis request one of the two (2) handicap parking spaces in front of 15A Everard St. be removed.
# 7r CC April 23, 2013
Resident Permit Parking Petitions
Stephanie Harris request to amend Resident Permit Parking Ordinance Chapter 13 Section 40 (o) of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 so that temporary parking permits can be issued to state agencies such as DCF (Department of Children & Families).
# 7e CC November 15, 2011
Steven Chin et al request installation of 15 resident permit parking spaces in vicinity of #20 & #24 Eden St.
# 9f CC November 13, 2012
Recommend Approval as amended to install seven (7) spaces on the east side of Eden St. in front of #20 and #24 Eden St., (Voted on a roll call of 2-1 with Rushton in opposition)
Alfred Mero request "No Parking" signs be installed in Shrewsbury St. from Mulberry St. to the exit from Mt. Carmel Apartments.
# 8d CC November 27, 2012
Recommend Hold as the first item for the June 26th meeting. Re-notify the Petitioner
Attorney Stephen Madaus on behalf of 416 Belmont Realty, Inc., request to restrict and limit the time for parking on the western sideline of Lake Ave., along the properties known as 32, 42 and 46 Lake Ave., to fifteen minutes.
# 6l CC March 23, 2010
In Committee May 10, 2010 - Held
Recommend Hold as the second item for the June 26th meeting
Timothy LeBlanc request the declared winter ban in Uxbridge St. from Green Hill Parkway to Sturgis St. be changed to prohibit parking on the odd side instead of the even side of the street.
# 7g CC January 25, 2011
In Committee March 14, 2011 - Held
Christopher Sheehan of Lutheran Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center request installation of "Emergency Vehicle Only" space in front of 26 Harvard St.
# 7o CC April 23, 2013
Councilor Toomey recused concerning #3d, #3e and #3f due to a possible conflict of interest. She left the Chamber. Recommend Approval as amended to remove parking meters along the east side of Harvard St. in front of 26 Harvard St. to the corner of State St., install a two-hour parking zone in place thereof .
Christopher Sheehan of Lutheran Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center request the parking meters in front of 26 Harvard St. and State St. be removed and replaced with "2 Hour Parking".
# 7p CC April 23, 2013
Recommend File (see #3d)
Christopher Sheehan of Lutheran Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center request installation of a commercial loading zone in front of 26 Harvard St.
# 7q CC April 23, 2013
Mayor Joseph M. Petty and Councilor Tony Economou request installation of temporary one-hour parking in the entire length of Faraday St. and in Lancaster St. from Grove St. to Salisbury St.
# 8n CC May 07, 2013
Recommend Approval as amended as follows:
a.) To install sixteen (16) 3-hour parking spaces along the north side of Faraday Street between Grove and Lancaster Streets,
b.) To install ten (10) 3-hour parking spaces along the east side of Lancaster Street between Grove and Faraday Streets, and
c.) To install five (5) 3-hour parking spaces along the east side of Lancaster Street between Faraday and Salisbury Streets.
d) To install No Parking on both sides of Faraday St. from Grove to Prescott St.
Councilor George J. Russell request on-street parking prohibitions for commercial vehicles in Tobias Boland Way in the vicinity of the several shopping center driveways, in the interest of pedestrian and motorist safety.
# 17g CC May 07, 2013
Recommend Approval as amended to install No Parking, both sides from McKeon Road to Blackstone River Road.
Councilor Tony Economou on behalf James McKeag request elimination of the westerly crosswalk at the intersection of Beacon and Madison Streets.
# 7n CC February 26, 2013
Petition of Elder Jerod Hartley and Elder Steve Douglas of the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 67 Chester St. request to have church signs posted in the following locations: at the intersection of Grove St. and West Boylston St., Grove St. north and south before Parkton St., the intersection of Grove St. and Holden St., the intersection of Park Ave. and Salisbury St., the intersection of Salisbury St. and Forest St., the Shore Drive exit ramp, and the intersection of Shore Dr. and Holden St.
#51 CC October 25, 2005
In Committee April 26, 2006 - Held
Report of the Committee on Traffic & Parking Upon the Petition of Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. on behalf of Rita Shiraka Moss request "Blind Drive" sign prior to 17 Puritan Ave.
# 12p CC June 09, 2009
Report of the Committee on Traffic and Parking upon the Petition of Daniel Leland request installation of a mirror at the end of Rosamond St. so that he will be able to see vehicles coming around corner.
# 12d CC January 29, 2008
Order of Councilor Michael J. Germain and Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey - Request City Manager consider conducting public hearings regarding pedestrian issues such as public crosswalks, signage, traffic lights etc. in the interest of public safety.
# 11f CC March 25, 2008
Recommend Order be referred to the City Manager and request a report within 90 days.
Petition of Joseph Marrone and Hamid Mahaghegh request City consider how more on-street parking can be provided for local businesses in the Grove, Prescott and Lancaster Sts. area.
# 8f CC March 12, 2013
Recommend Leave to Withdraw
Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera request some on-street parking be created in the west side of Southbridge St. in the vicinity of Princeton St. for church congregants.
# 7aa CC April 02, 2013
Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of James McKeag request a "Watch for Pedestrians" sign be installed at the crosswalk at Main and Federal Streets on the Main St. side heading northerly.
# 7t CC February 26, 2013
Petition of Jill Suarez, COMS for The Carroll Center for the Blind, request installation of an audible pedestrian signal at the intersection of Pleasant St. and Richmond Ave.
# 7h CC April 23, 2013
Petition of Jill Suarez, COMS for The Carroll Center for the Blind, request installation of an audible pedestrian signal at the intersection of Belmont St. and Skyline Drive.
# 7i CC April 23, 2013
Recommend File (Commonwealth is to upgrade this intersection with audible signals)
Request City Manager request the Police Chief to enforce the No Parking prohibitions in Faraday Street and the handicap parking space in front of 12 Harlow Street
Request City Manager contact principals of O’Connell Construction and request that their workers utilize the spaces at the Prescott Street parking garage until 75 Grove Street construction is completed.
CHAIRMAN'S PROPOSED ORDINANCES
Amend Section 42 of Chapter 13 of the Revised Ordinances of 2008 to rescind handicap parking in front of 12 Harlow St.