CITY OF WORCESTER

Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 6:00 P.M.

Adjourned: 7:37 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

Chairperson Matthew E Wally
Vice Chairperson Candy Mero-Carlson
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Matthew E Wally Vice Chairperson Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson
 
Also:Assistant Director of Traffic Engineering Ali Khorasani; DPWP Junior Engineer Michael Murphy; WPD sergeant Michael Cappabianca; Assistant City Clerk Stephen A.J. Pottle, clerk
 
1.

Handicap Parking Petitions

1a.

Beatriz Sagastibelza on behalf of Jordynline Sanchez request installation of handicap parking space in the vicinity of 16 Wachusett St. # 8u CC September 12, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Deny

1b.

Andrew Noonan request the removal of three handicap parking spaces at 14 Ayrshire Rd. # 6l CC September 25, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve

1c.

Elvin Cartagena request installation of a handicap parking space in front of or in vicinity of 81 Bellevue St. # 6f CC September 25, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve

1d.

Norma Delgado request installation of an additional handicap parking space across from 36 Gates St. # 7e CC October 02, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve

1e.

John Golding request installation of handicap parking space in front of 5 Winchester Ave. # 7i CC October 02, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve

1f.

Councilor Sarai Rivera on behalf of Ronald Holbrook request installation of a handicap parking space in the vicinity of 229 Millbury St. # 15e CC October 02, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve to install a handicap parking space on the Seymour St. side of 229 Millbury St.

1g.

Felix Burgos et al request removal of handicap parking signs in Winslow St. # 7l CC October 02, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

1h.

Amy Petrucelli request installation of a handicap parking space in the vicinity of 15 Fifth Ave. # 7h CC October 09, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Hold

1i.

Donald Duval request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 30 Northampton St. # 7e CC October 16, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve

1j.

Michael Hoose on behalf of Geraldine Hoose request installation of a handicap parking space in the vicinity of 10 Vale St. # 7f CC October 30, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve

1k.

Ercilia Carreno request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 47 Orne St. # 7e CC October 09, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

2.

Parking Petitions

2a.

Ercilia Carreno request installation of a passenger drop off zone for Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. & 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the vicinity of 47 Orne St. # 7f CC October 09, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

2b.

Thomas Xhupi request installation of 30 Minute Parking on the Merrick St. side of 325 Pleasant St. # 7c CC October 30, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve

3.

No Parking Petitions

3a.

Thoma Xhupi request installation of "No Parking Anytime" in front of 325 Pleasant St. # 9o CC March 20, 2018

In Committee October 24, 2018 - Held

Attachments

Recommend File

3b.

Councilor Matthew E. Wally request to install "No Parking" on Mower St. north side from Westmoreland St. to the western property line of West Tatnuck School between the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m # 7g CC October 02, 2018

In Committee October 24, 2018 - Held as amended

Attachments

Recommend Approve

3c.

Councilor Sarai Rivera request installation of "No Parking Anytime" signage in Hawley St. in front of the basketball court. # 8o CC April 24, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File - Missing signs will be replaced

3d.

Maria Tranakas request installation of "No Parking Anytime" signage in front of 4 Loxwood St. # 8aa CC August 21, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

4.

Winter Parking Ban Petitions

4a.

Rocco Leone request removal of winter parking ban on Belmont St. from Skyline Drive to Picadilly Pub Plaza, at the light. # 8h CC February 27, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

4b.

Beverly Simpson et al request to reverse the winter parking ban on Rydal St. # 10c CC January 09, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve

5.

Resident Permit Parking Petitions

5a.

Donna Barsamian request resident permit parking for Taylor St. off of Millbury St. # 8j CC October 10, 2017

Attachments

Recommend File

5b.

Elizabeth Agramonte request installation of resident permit parking for Fox St. # 8h CC October 17, 2017

Attachments

Recommend File

6.

Stop Sign Petitions

6a.

Anna Gentile et al request installation of two stop signs facing both directions of Nebraska St. at Muskeego St. # 8v CC August 21, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve

6b.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of a four way stop sign at Westminster and Northampton Sts. # 8ii CC August 21, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve

6c.

Order of Councilor Matthew E. Wally request the City Council Standing Committee on Traffic & Parking discuss ways to improve visibility of the Stop Sign and other needed measures to alert drivers in Paradox Dr. where it intersects Beaconsfield Rd. # 11c CC September 12, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Approve to install a stop bar, advanced stop sign warning signage and a double yellow line

7.

Crosswalk and Lighted Crosswalk System Items

7a.

Petition of Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Jenna Rovezzi request installation of a crosswalk light in Grafton St. at the corner of Ingleside Ave. and Grafton St., in front of CVS. # 8i CC October 10, 2017

Attachments

Recommend Approve to install crosswalk advisory sign and advanced crosswalk warning signage in Grafton St. at the corner of Ingleside Ave., in front of CVS.

7b.

Petition of Councilor Khrystian E. King on behalf of Mike Paylor request installation of flashing yellow lights for the crosswalk at the intersection of School St., Summer St., and Laurel St. # 6k CC October 24, 2017

Attachments

Recommend Approve, pending funding

7c.

Petition of Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Bruce Karlin, MD request police and additional traffic safeguards and controls in front of 108 Grove Street in order to allow elderly and disabled patients to safely cross from the parking lot across Grove Street to 108 Grove Street because they are afraid of oncoming traffic. # 7n CC October 02, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

8.

Miscellaneous Items

8a.

Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson install “No Trucks Allowed” signs in Lake Ave. North. # 20u CC June 12, 2018

Attachments

Recommend Hold

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager provide City Council with a report concerning how much truck traffic is required to meet the state’s warrants to ban truck traffic, as well as any exceptions that may be granted.

Request City Manager provide City Council with written documentation from MassDOT concerning the requirements for banning truck traffic on city streets.

8b.

Petition of Donna LaMura et al request the attached five point plan be adopted to control traffic on Lake Ave. North, which will increase the safety of the road for residents, walkers and bicycle riders who use this road. # 9i CC October 20, 2015

In Committee June 21, 2017 - Held

Attachments

Recommend Hold

8c.

Petition of Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request reinstallation of a “Left Turn Only” lane in Belmont St., turning into 240 Belmont St., Seabury Heights. # 7r CC October 02, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File - DPW will check for the missing signs

8d.

Petition of Diane Morrone request the installation of traffic calming devices on Greenfield St. and Allston Ave. to prevent speeding. # 6j CC September 25, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File

8e.

Petition of Marylin Asare request installation of a "Blind Driveway" sign in front of 40 West Mountain St # 8v CC August 15, 2017

Attachments

Recommend Approve

8f.

Petition of Councilor Sean Rose on behalf of Marlene Ekstrand request speed limit sign, (Thickly Settled, 30 MPH) be installed inbound on West Mountain St. just past the intersection with Mountainshire Dr. # 7k CC June 19, 2018

Attachments

Recommend File