CITY OF WORCESTER

Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:35 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:50 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

Chairperson Konstantina B Lukes
Councilor Michael T Gaffney
Councilor Khrystian E King
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes Councilor Khrystian E. King @ 5:41 P.M. Councilor Gary Rosen - Appointed by Mayor Petty to sit on the Committee for June 8, 2016
 
Also:DPWP Assistant Director of Traffic Engineering Ali Khorasani DPWP Jr. Traffic Engineer Emily Paulsen WPD Sergeant John Fallavollita Assistant City Clerk Stephen A.J. Pottle, clerk
 
1.

Handicap Parking Petitions

1a.

Demetrius Rutling request removal of the handicap parking space in front of 60 Providence St. # 6f CC April 05, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1b.

Councilor Gary Rosen on behalf of Pamela Cassanelli request the installation of handicap parking space in front of 45 Ledgecrest Dr. # 8j CC March 29, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1c.

Councilor Morris A. Bergman on behalf of April Wheeler request for re-installation of handicap parking space in front of 64 Providence St. # 8f CC March 29, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1d.

Rukia Bilal request installation of handicap parking space on the Lapierre St. side of 133B Plantation St. # 7d CC March 22, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1e.

James Small request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 3 North Woodford St. # 7a CC March 22, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1f.

Janet Santos on behalf of Prudenciana Simo request installation of handicap parking space in front of 9 Merrick St. # 7k CC February 09, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1g.

Dawn Foster request removal of handicap parking space across from 18-20 Blanche St. # 7j CC February 09, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1h.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson on behalf of Cary Macaruso request installation of handicap parking space and driveway clearance signage on either side of the driveway in front of 31 Marsh Ave. # 7m CC February 09, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

1i.

Angela Rudy request installation of handicap parking space in front of 149 Ingleside Ave. # 7p CC October 27, 2015

In Committee February 17, 2016 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1j.

Mikerlange Jonathos request the newly installed handicap parking space in front of 17 Oread Place be relocated down the hill. # 8k CC August 11, 2015

In Committee December 10, 2015 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

1k.

Husham Ahmed on behalf of Abeer Al Tameemi request installation of handicap parking across from 70 Rodney St. (Amended April 20, 2016 from in front of 70 Rodney St.) # 7j CC February 23, 2016

In Committee April 20, 2016 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval

1l.

Neehy Berrios request installation of handicap parking in front of 54 Edgeworth St. # 7k CC February 23, 2016

In Committee April 20, 2016 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval

2.

Crosswalk Petitions

2a.

Councilor Morris A. Bergman on behalf of Dorothy Riggieri request installation of a crosswalk in Belmont St. at Alvarado Ave. # 9g CC December 01, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

2b.

Michele Bouffard request repainting of crosswalk in front of 5 Acton St. # 10p CC November 24, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File - Scheduled to be repainted

2c.

Councilor Sarai Rivera request installation of a new crosswalk in Main St. at Richards St. # 12h CC October 27, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File - Main St. will be redesigned next year

2d.

Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request installation of a crosswalk in Massasoit Rd. in vicinity of 450 Massasoit Rd. # 9x CC September 01, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

2e.

Councilor Tony Economou request installation of a crosswalk across Pleasant St. at Howland Terrace # 14h CC June 23, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Approval As Amended to install a crosswalk across Howland Terrace at its intersection with Pleasant St.

2f.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Flagg Street School request reinstallation of a crosswalk across Richmond Ave. where it intersects with Flagg St. # 7n CC February 23, 2016

In Committee April 20, 2016 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks consider removing parking on one side of Richmond Ave.

3.

Stop Sign Petitions

3a.

Michele Bouffard et al request removal of illegally placed stop signs on Commonwealth Ave. at Crawford, Modoc, and Glezen Sts. # 10f CC November 24, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

3b.

Michele Bouffard request removal of random, unnecessary stop sign in the middle of Grand View Ave. # 10s CC November 24, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a traffic study concerning the intersection of Acton St. and Ashwood St.

3c.

Michele Bouffard et al request installation of stop signs in Acton St. at Ashwood St. # 10g CC November 24, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Hold

3d.

Sandra Mitchell request a Stop Sign be installed at the intersection of Dixfield St. and Castine St. # 10m CC November 24, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

3e.

Judith Henry request installation of a stop sign in Vernon St. at the corner of View St. # 8e CC June 23, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

4.

Truck Ban Petitions

4a.

Corey Costa request installation of tractor trailer ban in Gilman St. # 8r CC September 29, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with information concerning the feasibility of banning truck traffic on Gilman St.

4b.

Nickolaus Scholl request installation of a "Not a Truck Route" sign at the top of Gilman St. # 8j CC September 29, 2015

Attachments

Recommend File

4c.

Michael Hickey request the installation of a large truck ban in Gilman St., from Lincoln St. to New St. # 8m CC May 07, 2013

Attachments

Recommend File

5.

Winter Parking Ban Petitions

5a.

Philippe Cournoyer request to have the Winter Parking Ban on Victor Ave. be amended from both sides of the street to only one side of the street. # 9h CC March 08, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval - Change Winter Parking Ban to Standard Ban on Even Side Declared

5b.

Mikhail Masalskiy request winter parking ban on Sierra St. be changed to odd side, permanent. # 7c CC January 19, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Leave to Withdraw

5c.

Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of Laura Butsis request removal of the winter parking ban on one side of Winifred Ave. between Chalmers Rd. and Amherst St. # 12l CC January 12, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File

5d.

Michelle Ortiz request removal of permanent winter parking ban for Abington St. from Stafford St. to Grand View Ave. # 8a CC December 15, 2015

Attachments

Recommend Hold Amend to remove permanent winter parking ban from the even side of Abington St. from Stafford St. to Grand View Ave.

6.

Resident Permit Parking Petitions

6a.

Digna Rodriguez request installation of resident permit parking in Norwood St. from Main St. to Woodland St. # 6d CC April 05, 2016

Attachments

Recommend File

6b.

Anette Mysliwiec request installation of resident permit parking in Dominion Rd. from Plantation St. to North Lake Ave. # 9f CC March 08, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval as amended to install resident permit parking in Dominion Rd., on both sides from Plantation St. to the easterly property line of #18 Dominion Rd. from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, 7 days a week.

6c.

Beverly Kelly request installation of resident permit parking on the west side of Lincoln St. from Orne St. to Green Hill Pkwy. (Amended April 20, 2016 from in front of 178 and 176 Lincoln St.) # 7e CC October 06, 2015

In Committee April 20, 2016 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold

6d.

Ninozka Dela Cruz request the installation of resident permit parking on Imperial Rd. # 8x CC August 11, 2015

In Committee April 20, 2016 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request City Solicitor provide City Council with a legal opinion as to whether or not resident permit parking may be installed in areas that are commercially zoned.

7.

Miscellaneous Petitions

7a.

Udeth Rosario request installation of a bus stop at the corner of Hammond St. and Tainter St. # 6e CC April 05, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Worcester Regional Transit Authority consider rerouting a bus route to the corner of Hammond St. and Tainter St.

7b.

Councilor Michael T. Gaffney on behalf of Christopher and Patricia King request speed enforcement on Beechmont St. # 15v CC May 19, 2015

In Committee July 29, 2015 - Held In Committee April 20, 2016 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Approval

7c.

Attorney Mark Borenstein on behalf of the Oasis at Dodge Park LLC request installation of directional signage in various locations as enclosed. # 6e CC March 15, 2016

Attachments

Recommend Approval - Subject to Oasis installing their own signage, and subject to sign size and locations be approved by Department of Public Works and Parks.