CITY OF WORCESTER
Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:30 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:46 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|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 @ 5:56 P.M.
Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes @ 5:33 P.M.
Mayor Joseph M. Petty (Sitting as a member of the Committee at the beginning of the meeting, for a quorum, until the arrival of Councilor Lukes.)
|Also:||DPW&P Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone
DPW&P Traffic Engineering Staff Person Nick Lyford
WPD Sergeant John Fallavolita
Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor
Director of Energy and Assets John Odell
WRA Chairman Vincent Pedone
WRTA Administrator Stephen O’Neil
Principal Staff Assistant Andrew James Pottle, clerk|
Handicap Parking Petitions
Barbara Garcia on behalf of Dacian Tirado request installation of handicap parking space in front of 191 Chino Ave.
# 10d CC December 16, 2014
Felix Burgos request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 9 Winslow St.
# 9y CC November 18, 2014
Michael Varney and Anna Confer request installation of handicap parking space across from 47 Providence St.
# 9t CC November 18, 2014
Recommend Approval – Petitioner understands the Winter Parking Ban
Haitham Ghazi request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 104 Southgate St.
# 9aa CC November 18, 2014
Michael Nickerson request handicap parking space in front of 21-23 Hollywood St. be removed.
# 9r CC November 18, 2014
Mary O'Toole request installation of two (2) handicap parking spaces on the north side of Leon St. along the side of 186-188 Ingleside Ave.
# 9x CC November 18, 2014
Recommend Approval as amended for one handicap parking space.
Michel Ermani request removal of handicap parking space in front of 3 Flower St.
# 9bb CC November 18, 2014
Scott Ricker request relocating the handicap accessible space one space forward at 1 Mercantile St.
# 7u CC April 29, 2014
Recommend Hold – Amend Petition to review location of granite bench next to space in order to make sure it is ADA compliant.
Scott Ricker request to convert one of the existing diagonal parking spaces in front of 28 Lake Ave. to a handicapped parking space including creation of an access aisle, access to the existing sidewalk and appropriate signage.
# 10h CC September 04, 2012
In Committee September 26, 2012 - Held
Jared Fontana et al request No Left Turn Sign between 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. at the top of Drummond Ave. and No Right Turn Sign between 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. at the bottom of Drummond Ave.
# 11g CC September 16, 2014
Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a report of the number of accidents in the area surrounding Drummond Ave., including both ends of the street.
Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks report to City Council as to how traffic flow could be affected should “No Left Turn” signage during peak traffic hours be installed on Drummond Ave.
Request City Manager provide City Council with a report as to whether or not either the Massachusetts DOT or the City has reviewed traffic issues on Drummond Ave.
Request City Manager request Police Chief provide traffic enforcement of the weight restriction for trucks on Drummond Ave.
Lawrence Freed request installation of School Zone signage for Mill-Swan School on Mill St. in both directions.
# 9l CC August 19, 2014
Recommend File - Does not meet minimum warrants for a 20 mph School Zone
Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks restripe the crosswalk, install “Pedestrian Crossing” signage, and provide maintenance to any existing school signage in the vicinity of the Mill St. School.
Request City Manager request Director of Traffic and Engineering provide Standing Committee on Traffic and Parking, when hearing a petition before the Committee, with all warrants required by the Massachusetts DOT for various signage, including but not limited to four way stop signs and school zones.
Thomas Quinn request installation of No Parking during the winter on the odd side of Sierra St.
# 7a CC October 28, 2014
Mike Hargrove et al request installation of "No Parking" signs on the east side of Edward St. from the corner of Belmont St. and Edward St. to the driveway of the building servicing 116 Belmont St.
# 7l CC April 29, 2014
Petition of Nick Chacharone et al request a traffic study in the area of the intersections of Lincoln, Burncoat, Shattuck, Shaffner, Norton, Mellville, Buckingham and Frothingham Sts.
# 7k CC October 22, 2013
Petition of Councilor Sarai Rivera on behalf of Abdur Rahim request bus stop in front of 214 Chandler St. be removed.
# 18d CC October 21, 2014
Recommend Hold - Amend Petition to relocate bus stop to in front of 204 Chandler St.
Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to the creation of a Taxi Stand at the Union Station Intermodal Facility.
# 8.4A CM May 13, 2014
In Committee January 8, 2015 - Held
Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks look at lights on Front St. and Foster St. adjacent to Union Station so that they reset where the light sequence left off rather than at the beginning of the sequence when an ambulance crosses through.