CITY OF WORCESTER

Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:46 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:46 PM


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

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 Kathleen M Toomey
 
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
 
1.

PARKING PETITIONS

1a.

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

In Committee May 29, 2013 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval as amended to install a 2-hour parking zone on the north side of Shrewsbury St, weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm from the Mt. Carmel Apartments driveway to Mulberry St.

1b.

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 In Committee May 29, 2013 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Deny

2.

HANDICAP PARKING PETITIONS

2a.

Gifty Nyamekye request installation of handicap parking space in front of 16 Harlow St. # 7n CC April 23, 2013

In Committee May 29, 2013 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval

2b.

Maria Leon request the installation of handicap parking space in front of 37 Abbott St. # 8i CC May 07, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval

2c.

Councilor Sarai Rivera on behalf of Ismael Matos request installation of handicap parking space in front of 188 Beacon St. # 13p CC May 14, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval

2d.

Dianette Morales request installation of handicap parking space in front of 7 Rugby St. # 8l CC May 07, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval

2e.

Norma Jose request installation of one handicap parking space in front of 18 Tainter St. # 8g CC May 14, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval

2f.

John Ellis request to rescind handicap parking space in front of 11 Morningside Rd. # 8a CC May 28, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval

2g.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Joseph Aromando request the installation of one handicap parking space in front of 236 Fairmont Ave. # 8e CC May 28, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval

3.

RESIDENT PERMIT PARKING PETITION

3a.

Gregory Psarras, et al request two (2) residential parking signs be installed near the southern side of Duxbury Rd. in the area of the corner of Duxbury Rd. and 273B Lincoln St. # 7g CC June 04, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval of the installation of a Resident Sticker Parking area in the east side of Lincoln St. in front of 273-B Lincoln St. all days, all times.

4.

STOP SIGNS

4a.

Petition of Councilor Michael J. Germain request the installation of three (3) Stop Signs at the intersection of Beaver St., Florence St. and Oliver St.; facing Oliver St. traffic at Beaver St., facing Florence St. traffic at Beaver St. and facing Beaver St. traffic at Florence St. and Oliver St. # 7g CC January 22, 2008

In Committee March 18, 2008 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

4b.

Petition of Councilor Michael J. Germain request the intersection of Oliver St. and Woodbine St. become a 4-Way Stop Sign intersection due to through traffic. # 7h CC January 22, 2008

In Committee March 18, 2008 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

4c.

Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of Sandra Fredette and Rose Tirella request the intersection of Bigelow St. and Sigel St. be made a 4-way stop. # 13j CC October 04, 2011

Attachments

Recommend File

5.

SIGNS

5a.

Order of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith - Request City Manager install signage at all the border locations between surrounding towns and Worcester to let people know they are entering Worcester and welcoming them to the city. # 8d CC March 09, 2010

In Committee May 10, 2010 - Held In Committee July 15, 2010 - Held In Committee October 24, 2011 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Director of Economic Development to work with the Department of Public Works and Park's Traffic Engineering staff to install signage or street painting at the city limits that welcomes motorists into Worcester.

5b.

Petition of Robert Dunbar request to have a No Right Turn on Red sign posted at the intersection of Boylston and Lincoln Sts. # 8f CC November 30, 2010

Attachments

Recommend File

5c.

Petition of David Pederson request review of signage in Hudson St. in the vicinity of Parkview Tower. # 8o CC August 09, 2011

Attachments

Recommend File

5d.

Petition of Councilor Barbara G. Haller request speed limit sign on St John's Road. # 11d CC September 06, 2011

Attachments

Recommend File

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Police Chief to install speed enforcement surveillance in St. Johnís Road.

5e.

Petition of Becky Campos request installation of a "Merge Now" sign in Salisbury St. near the Epworth United Methodist Church and request a green arrow light on the corner of Salisbury St. and Park Ave. # 7z CC April 02, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval of the installation of a Merge sign and grant leave to withdraw of the request for a green arrow light.

5f.

Petition of Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Joseph Aromando request the re-installation of the following signage that have been lost during reconstruction: One Thickly Settled sign in the vicinity of 236 Fairmont Avenue and One Go Slow Children sign in the vicinity of 208 Fairmont Avenue # 8d CC May 28, 2013

Attachments

Recommend File

6.

Miscelleanous

6a.

Petition of Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Joseph Aromando request that the 30 MPH speed limit in Fairmont Avenue between Grafton Street and Bedford Avenue be enforced. # 8c CC May 28, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval

6b.

Petition of Cheryl Simo request to install a "Right Lane for Right Turn Only" traffic signal at Plantation St. and South Rd. (UMass entrance) # 6j CC May 19, 2009

In Committee January 28, 2010 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks to communicate with the administration of the UMASS Medical Center and request they inform their employees not to park on Lake Avenue south of Belmont Street.

6c.

Order of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes - Request Traffic & Parking Committee to set a policy dealing with conversion of one-way streets to two-way streets when there are commercial properties to be involved with the intent of asking for contributions. #13d CC May 18, 2004

Attachments

Recommend File

6d.

Petition of Mayor Joseph M. Petty and Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request installation of speed enforcement in Plantation St. between Franklin and Lord Sts. # 8k CC May 21, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval

6e.

Petition of Mayor Joseph M. Petty and Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request installation of speed enforcement in Frank St. # 8l CC May 21, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request License Commission to consider placing restrictions on the parking lot license of the Eastview Apartments on Frank Street that would quell speeding and endangering public safety along Frank Street including but not limited to relocating the driveway to mid block to require a turn on Frank Street, the installation of speed humps at the parking lot entrance and an additional Stop sign.

6f.

Petition of Ismael Matos request parking space be designated for passenger pickup & drop off on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM and on Sundays 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM in front of Nueva Jerusalem Church at 188 Beacon St. # 8g CC March 05, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval of the installation of one-vehicle Passenger Zone in front of 188 Beacon St.

6g.

Petition of Gregory Psarras et al request various changes to existing parking meters in Lincoln St. from 243 to 273 Lincoln St. # 7f CC June 04, 2013

Attachments

Recommend Approval to install 15 Minute parking 8:00 AM to Midnight in front of 273 Lincoln St. (Pizza Shop) and 15 Minute Parking 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM in front of 269 Lincoln St. (North end Market)