CITY OF WORCESTER

Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:30 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:50 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Michael T Gaffney
Councilor Morris A Bergman
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Michael T Gaffney Councilor Konstantina B Lukes
 
Also:DPWP Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone DPWP Parking Services Staff Person Michael Brennan DPWP Traffic Engineering Staff Person Nick Lyford WPD Sergeant John Fallavolita Principal Staff Assistant Andrew James Pottle, clerk
 
1.

Handicap Parking Petitions

1a.

Luz Gomez De Cruz request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 5 Beaver St. # 10x CC September 16, 2014

Attachments

Recommend File Missing signs will be replaced.

1b.

Mayor Joseph M. Petty on behalf of Barbara Carlson request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 30 Kosta St. # 10w CC September 16, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval Petitioner understands that this is the Winter Ban side of the roadway.

1c.

Councilor Michael T. Gaffney on behalf of Ronald Murphy request installation of one or two handicap parking spaces in front of 70 James St. # 11f CC September 16, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval of two spaces south of the main entrance.

1d.

Alex Appiah request handicap parking space in front of 41 Mann St. be removed. # 9i CC August 19, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1e.

Kelly Eldridge request installation of a handicap parking space opposite of 32 Blossom St. # 9n CC August 19, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Hold Note: Recommendation of DPWP found opposition. Possible new location in direct vicinity of 32 Blossom St. to be reviewed for the next meeting.

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with the paperwork regarding a curb cut at 27 Blossom St.

1f.

Tawnya Harris request removal of handicap parking space in front of 113 Merrifield St. # 8z CC August 19, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1g.

Guozheng Liu request handicap parking space in front of 80 Stanton St., Unit 7 be removed. # 9b CC August 19, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1h.

Florence Bonardi request the handicap parking space at the corner of 4 Chelsea St. & 2 Cheever St. be removed. # 9c CC August 19, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1i.

Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Pamela Cassenelli request installation of a handicap accessible parking space in front of 45 Ledgecrest Dr. # 10c CC July 22, 2014

In Committee August 27, 2014 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

1j.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Idella Hazard request installation of handicap parking space in front of 75 Providence St. # 15b CC June 17, 2014

In Committee August 27, 2014 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval to install one space across from #75 at House #68.

1k.

Councilor Philip P. Palmieri on behalf of George and Aurelia Coleman request installation of one (1) handicap parking space in front of 20 East Park Terrace. # 8m CC May 20, 2014

In Committee August 27, 2014 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold

2.

Parking Petitions

2a.

Linda and Thomas Lawton request "No Parking" be installed on East Park Terrace to accommodate for added traffic due to the new Spray Park. # 8x CC August 19, 2014

Attachments

Recommend File Missing signs will be replaced.

2b.

Scudder Bay Capital, LLC request relocation of the "No Parking" sign in front of 326 Lovell St. # 9p CC August 19, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval Signs will be moved to the edge of the new driveway.

2c.

Maddy Moylan of Mad Man's Cycles request to change one (1) hour parking in front of 240 Shrewsbury Street to fifteen (15) minute parking. # 7k CC April 29, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval across frontage of #240.

2d.

Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request the one hour parking signs be re-installed on the northerly side of East Central Street from Shamrock Street to Itam Court. # 8t CC June 03, 2014

Attachments

Recommend File Missing signs will be replaced.

3.

Crosswalk Petitions

3a.

Elizabeth Engquist request installation of a crosswalk in Beechmont St. at Salisbury St. # 11b CC September 16, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval There will be a delay, as a HP Ramp will need to be installed on the east side of Beechmont Street.

3b.

Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request crosswalks at the intersection of Edward St. and Belmont St. be repainted. # 26m CC September 16, 2014

Attachments

Recommend File Crosswalk has been repainted (MassDOT will also enhance the crosswalk as part of the bridge replacement).

3c.

Councilor Philip P. Palmieri on behalf of Ben Wrubel request crosswalk at Tampa St. at Plantation St. be repainted subsequently following the completion of construction on the road. # 15v CC June 17, 2014

In Committee August 27, 2014 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File Existing crosswalk will be repainted when the project is complete.

4.

Stop Sign Petitions

4a.

Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request installation of a stop sign in Franklin St. at Harrington Way. # 9m CC August 19, 2014

Attachments

Recommend File Multi-way stops already exist.

4b.

Madeline Martin request the installation of Stop Signs in Peabody Street at the intersection with Northboro and Plantation Streets and also at the intersection with Franklin Street and Harrington Way. # 8z CC June 03, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval of both locations: Peabody St at Plantation St. and Peabody St. at Franklin St.

5.

Miscellaneous Petitions

5a.

Councilor Sarai Rivera request the existing yellow blinking lights at 1050/1060 Main St. be changed to solar-powered devices. # 9q CC July 16, 2013

Attachments

Recommend File Equipment has been ordered. Work should be completed before winter.

5b.

Randell Ormo request precautionary signage be installed warning of traffic light to oncoming traffic travelling north in the vicinity of the Lincoln Park Towers on Lake Avenue. # 8o Tuesday, June 03, 2014

In Committee August 27, 2014 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval of a Blind Driveway sign.

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Police Chief provide traffic enforcement in the vicinity of Lincoln Park Tower Apartments.

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks conduct a traffic study in the vicinity of Lincoln Park Tower Apartments.

5c.

Philip Krebs, Vice President of Operations Porter & Chester Institute, Inc. request private directional signs be installed for a new post-secondary vocational school, The Porter & Chester Institute, Inc. at 220 Brooks St. # 11d CC September 16, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval for installation of signage at the following locations:

1. End of Exit 2 off of I-290, Frontage Road North, Corner of West Mountain St.
2. Racing East and Westbound traffic on West Mountain St. at Brooks St.
3. Facing North and Southbound traffic on West Mountain St. at West Boylston St.

6.

Communication of the City Manager

6a.

Transmitting informational communication relative to Parking Meters Plate/Sticker Details. # 10.7C CM August 19, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval