CITY OF WORCESTER

Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:35 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:09 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 Morris A Bergman Councilor Konstantina B Lukes Councilor Tony Economou
 
Also:DPW&P Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone DPW&P Traffic Engineering Staff Person Nick Lyford WPD Sergeant John Fallavolita Principal Staff Assistant Andrew James Pottle, clerk
 
1.

Handicap Parking Petitions

1a.

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 In Committee October 22, 2014 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

1b.

Miguel Miranda request installation of handicap parking space in front of 36 Gates St. # 7b CC October 28, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval Petitioner understands the Winter Parking Ban

1c.

Bismark Yaw Torsu request removal of handicap parking space in front of 28 Lodi St. # 7d CC October 28, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1d.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Sandra Brouillard request installation of a handicap parking space in the vicinity of 2 Cohasset St. # 7e CC October 28, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1e.

Suzanne Parker request installation of handicap parking in front of 25 Almont Ave. # 8f CC October 21, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1f.

Steven McCrohon on behalf of Patricia Garvey request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 19 Wetherell St. # 7d CC October 14, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

1g.

Vjola Mango on behalf of Thanas Mango request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 3 Norman Ave. # 7e CC October 14, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval Contingent on receiving the Handicap Parking Placard Number.

1h.

Doreen Beauchene request installation of handicap parking space across from 23 Newbury St. # 9h CC September 23, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1i.

Jamal Saeed on behalf of Ramiz Salman request handicap parking space in front of 7 Townsend St. be installed. # 10v CC September 16, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

1j.

Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Patricia Perry request installation of handicap parking at 258 May St. # 11j CC September 16, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval

2.

Sign Petitions

2a.

Councilor Morris A. Bergman on behalf of Joseph Quinlan request installation of an all-way Stop at Moreland Street and Carter and Brigham Roads. # 7l CC March 18, 2014

In Committee November 17, 2014 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold

2b.

Michael Hannigan on behalf of Saint Vincent Cancer and Wellness Center request installation of directional signage aiding patients and visitors in finding hospital entrances and parking accommodations. # 9g CC August 19, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval of 5 Sign Locations at Front St. and Foster St.
1. On Foster Street facing Southbound traffic approaching Saint Vincent Cancer Center Entrance
2. On Foster Street facing Southbound traffic at Saint Vincent Cancer Center Entrance
3. On Front Street facing Westbound traffic approaching Foster Street
4. On Front Street facing both East and Westbound traffic at Eaton Place
5. On Foster Street facing Northbound traffic approaching Front Street

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager consider consulting the Traffic Engineering Department on issues pertaining to directional signage on buildings in the Downtown Worcester area prior to new or reuse building construction.

3.

Parking Petitions

3a.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Joann Lee request installation of resident permit parking on Nelson Park Dr. # 21o CC February 25, 2014

In Committee August 27, 2014 - Held In Committee November 17, 2014 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

3b.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Bruce Willard request winter parking ban be moved from the easterly to the westerly side of Marmion Ave. between Blue Hill Rd. and Christine St. in the interest of public safety. # 9dd CC November 18, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval as amended to reverse the winter parking ban from the even side to the odd side on Marmion Avenue from Wilkinson Street to #10 Marmion Avenue

3c.

Marcia Ferreira request installation of a 15 minute parking or passenger drop off zone on the Vinson St. side of 91 Rodney St. # 11n CC January 07, 2014

In Committee June 18, 2014 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval of one 15 Minute Space at Corner 7am 5 pm, Monday Friday

3d.

Councilor Gary Rosen request "No Parking" areas be established in Chandler and May Sts. at the main access points into Worcester State University to provide safe entrance and exit to and from the campus. # 8h CC November 25, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval as amended. Tow Zones 20 either side of three major driveways

4.

Crosswalk Petitions

4a.

Councilor Sarai Rivera request a blinking yellow light be installed at the crosswalk at Main and Kilby Streets to safeguard students from Claremont Academy crossing to walk to the Girls and Boys Club on Tainter Street. # 8x CC June 03, 2014

In Committee June 18, 2014 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval Installation will be dependent on capital funding.

4b.

Mike Delude request installation of flashing lights for crosswalk in front of Mt. Carmel Apartments on Shrewsbury St. and speed enforcement. # 8e CC April 10, 2012

Attachments

Recommend Approval To be paid for by CSX Neighborhood Committee

5.

Miscellaneous Petition

5a.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Carolyn Gemme request installation of a blinking red light in Brattle St. opposite of Ararat St. # 14g CC October 07, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Approval Installation will be dependent on capital funding.

6.

Communications of the City Manager

6a.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to a Public Outreach Regarding Winter Parking Bans. # 11.7B CM December 02, 2014

Attachments

Recommend File

6b.

Transmitting Informational Communication Relative to the Creation of a Taxi Stand at the Union Station Intermodal Facility. # 8.4A CM May 13, 2014

Attachments

Recommend Hold

CHAIRMAN'S ORDERS

1.

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a list of unfunded traffic engineering projects in the City.

2.

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with how many people have signed up to receive alerts when the Winter Parking Ban goes into effect.