CITY OF WORCESTER

Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 4:00 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:46 P.M.


Mayor
Joseph M. Petty

 

www.worcesterma.gov

 

Clerk of the City Council
Nikolin Vangjeli

Committee Members

Chairperson Donna M Colorio
Vice Chairperson Sean M Rose
Councilor Morris A Bergman
 

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts


Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Donna M Colorio Vice Chairperson Councilor Sean M Rose Councilor Morris A Bergman, who arrived at 4:06 P.M.
 
Also:DPW Director of Engineering Mark Elbag Deputy City Clerk Stephen AJ Pottle, clerk
 
1.

Virtual Attendee Call-In Information

1a.

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 and in order to ensure active, public engagement, the City of Worcester currently allows for both in-person and remote participation at all City Council and Standing Committee meetings. To partake in the meeting, you may join us directly within the Esther Howland (South) Chamber, follow the below link to join via the WebEx application or dial the direct line as indicated. If you would like to raise your hand when in the meeting as a call-in user you may dial *3. - Phone Number: 415-655-0001, Access Code: 2305 370 1874. https://cow.webex.com/cow/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9f5747317243c4e40a70b74edaa08232

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the following speakers:
1. Priscilla and Brian Underwood, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #12a, #12b, #7a, #7b, and #7c
2. Samuel Richardson, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to item #6b
3. Clarence Labonte, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to item #6b
4. Irene Chiarvalloti, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to item #3e and #9d
5. Roberta Adams, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #3e and #9d
6. Councilor Wally, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #14b and #17a
7. Laura McCormick, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #12d
8. Joseph Zwirblia, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #14b
9. Robert Clouthier, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #7h
10. Mark Andrews, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #17a
11. Joan Badgil, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #17a
12. Juan Rodriguez, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to item #6a
13. Sheila Trepasso, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #6a
14. Katrina Sandi, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #3c
15. Bill Wallace, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition of item #6b
16. Joseph Saad, Dudley resident, spoke in opposition to of item #6b
17. Danielle Salvadore, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #15c
18. Grace Sara, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #13a
19. Sylvia Hernandez. Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #17a
20. Juliet Feibel, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #7e
21. John Wilson, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #17a
22. Diana Rosa, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to item #6a
23. Sharon Durkin, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to item #6a
24. Tony Troio, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #6a
25. Anthony Qatar, Auburn resident, spoke in favor of item #6a
26. Diana Walker, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #17a
27. Crystal Rosado, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to #6a
28. Eric Ansel, Worcester resident, spoke in opposition to #6a
29. Richard Lane, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of item #17a

2.

Approval of the Minutes

2a.

Order - That the City Council Standing Committee of Traffic and Parking hereby approves the minutes of the Traffic and Parking Committee meeting of August 25, 2021.

View Agenda

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the order and moved for a roll call vote to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Bergman absent)

3.

Handicap Parking Petitions

3a.

Councilor Donna M. Colorio on behalf of Mary Jane Euban request removal of a handicap parking space in the vicinity of 59 Esther St. # 8i CC August 10, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to approve.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

3b.

Councilor Sarai Rivera on behalf of Bill Moore request installation of a handicap parking space in front of Project New Hope, located at 70 James St. # 8h CC August 10, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to approve.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

3c.

Katrina Sandi request installation of handicap parking place in front of 11 Allen St. # 8s CC August 10, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the the petitioner, who discussed the situation concerning parking at the location.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to approve.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

3d.

Robert Mayotte request installation of a handicap parking space in front of 35 1/2 Columbia St. # 8q CC August 10, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to approve.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

3e.

Roberta Adams request installation of a handicap parking space large enough for two vehicles in front of 197 Eastern Ave. # 9l CC July 20, 2021

In Committee August 25, 2021 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to approve for a handicap parking space large enough for one vehicle.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved to amend the item to read as follows: ďRoberta Adams request installation of a handicap parking space large enough for one vehicle in front of 197 Eastern Ave.Ē

Chairperson Councilor Colorio then moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be held as amended.

Recommend Hold as amended on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

3f.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson on behalf of Paul Towler request installation of a handicap parking space on the Nonquit St. side of 277 Lake Ave. # 8pp CC September 22, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to approve.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

4.

Resident Permit Parking Items

4a.

Maria Castillo request installation of additional signage notifying vehicle owners of existing resident permit parking on South St. between Plane St. and Chapin St. # 9p CC April 6, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to file, as a work order will be put in to install the signage.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

4b.

Petition of Shawn Carey request a change in the Resident Permit Parking Program to allow a purchase of a second visitor pass when the original is lost, stolen or destroyed. # 8e CC November 19, 2019

In Committee May 13, 2020 - Held In Committee June 17, 2020 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to hold, as there needs to be more research on the item.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

5.

Parking and Parking Meter Petitions

5a.

Charles Norton Jr. request removal of four (4) parking meters on Mercantile St., with the installation of signage that would provide for a "Passenger Loading Zone" and a "Commercial Loading Zone" to service the new restaurant facilities at Mercantile Center being put in its place. # 9u CC July 20, 2021

In Committee August 25, 2021 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to approve as amended.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved to amend the item to read as follows: ďCharles Norton Jr. request installation of a "Passenger Loading Zone" from 4 P.M. to 10 P.M. for two parking spaces and a "Commercial Loading Zone" from 6 A.M. to 5 P.M. for two parking spaces on Mercantile St. in place of the four (4) parking meters to service the new restaurant facilities at Mercantile Center being put in its place.Ē

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval as amended on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

6.

One and Two-Way Street Reconfiguration Petitions

6a.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of the Grafton Hill Neighborhood Association request consideration of reversing the one way direction of traffic on Fairmont Ave. off of Hamilton St. leading to Grafton St. # 9r CC July 20, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to hold the item for a traffic study.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Bergman, who brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a report concerning the reason why Fairmont Ave. was made into a one-way street.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a traffic study to determine the feasibility of reversing the traffic direction of the street on Fairmont Ave.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be held.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a report concerning the reason why Fairmont Ave. was made into a one-way street.

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a traffic study to determine the feasibility of reversing the traffic direction of the street on Fairmont Ave.

6b.

Joseph Konkol request Elm St. from Linden St. to Chestnut St. be made a two-way street. # 9e CC June 15, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to hold the item for a traffic study.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Bergman, who discussed the reason behind the petition and the needs for public participation from the petitioner.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Rose, who concurred with Councilor Bergman.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

7.

Crosswalk and Lighted Crosswalk System Petitions

7a.

Brian Underwood request installation of flashing crosswalk lights in the vicinity of Forest Grove Middle School, 495 Grove St. # 9t CC June 8, 2021

In Committee July 21, 2021 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to approve, pending funding.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval pending funding on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

7b.

Brian Underwood request installation of flashing crosswalk lights in the vicinity of Goddard School of Science & Technology, 14 Richards St. # 9z CC June 8, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to hold, as the location for the crosswalk needs to be reviewed.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

7c.

Brian Underwood request installation of flashing crosswalk lights in the vicinity of North High School, 140 Harrington Way. # 10n CC June 8, 2021

In Committee July 21, 2021 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to approve.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

7d.

Carlo Genatossio, Jr. request installation of a solar powered flashing signage at the existing crosswalk at the intersection of Kendall St. and Channing St. # 9o CC July 20, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to approve, pending funding at one location of the intersection.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval pending funding at one location of the intersection on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

7e.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson on behalf of Juliet Feibel request installation of a flashing pedestrian crosswalk light at the existing crosswalk at the intersection of Myrtle St. and Portland St. # 7cc CC March 17, 2020

In Committee July 22, 2020 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to approve, pending funding at one location of the intersection.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Bergman, who discussed solar-powered flashing pedestrian crosswalk light with the Director of Engineering.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Approval pending funding at one location of the intersection on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

7f.

Councilor Candy Mero-Carlson request installation of two (2) crosswalks in the vicinity of the David Clark Company, located at 360 Franklin St., where the employees cross the road to go to work. # 14e CC June 22, 2021

In Committee July 21, 2021 - Held In Committee August 25, 2021 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to hold, as the locations of the crosswalk need to be determined.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

7g.

Jack Duffy-Protentis request installation of an audio crosswalk signal at the corner of Highland St. and Dean St. # 9h CC December 17, 2019

In Committee May 13, 2020 - Held In Committee November 18, 2020 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to file, as the installation of the audio crosswalk signal requires a long process and the request is for temporary use by a student.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio then discussed existing audio crosswalk signal with the Director of Engineering.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

7h.

Sue Grant et al. request installation of crosswalk in the vicinity of Indian Hill Park on Ararat St. # 8o CC August 10, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to file, as there is no sidewalk on the north side of Ararat St.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio then discussed the sidewalk requirements to install crosswalks with the Director of Engineering.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the following speaker:
1. Laura McCormick, Worcester resident, spoke in favor of the item

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Rose, who discussed installing sidewalks on Ararat St., adding the street to the speed hump program and providing sporadic enforcement or install electronic speed radar in the area.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following two Chairmanís Orders: 1) Request City Manager request Police Chief provide traffic enforcement on Ararat St. and; 2) Request City Manager request Police Chief install electronic speed monitoring on Ararat St.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to recommend item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Police Chief provide traffic enforcement on Ararat St.

Request City Manager request Police Chief install electronic speed monitoring on Ararat St.

8.

Speed and Traffic Enforcement Petitions

8a.

Joseph Forjette request the speed limit of Navasota Ave. be set to 20 mph. # 8i CC October 20, 2020

In Committee December 16, 2020 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to file, prima facie speed limit applies.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

9.

Speed Hump Petitions

9a.

A. David Sutton et al. request installation of speed bump in the vicinity of 24 Houghton St. # 8g CC October 6, 2020

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and moved to take the item up collectively with item #9b, #9c and #9d.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Clerk notify the District Councilors of the petitions relative to speed bumps installation.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Clerk provide each district City Councilor with a list of petitions relative to speed humps installations in their district.

9b.

Jill Hultquist request installation of a speed bump on Commonwealth Ave. # 8f CC September 22, 2020

Attachments

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9a)

9c.

Ricardo Aguilar request installation of speedbumps along Uxbridge St. # 7m CC April 27, 2021

Attachments

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9a)

9d.

Roberta Adams request installation of three to four speed bumps at the end of Eastern Ave. in the vicinity of Breck St. and Velander St. # 9n CC July 20, 2021

Attachments

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays (See Item #9a)

10.

Stop Sign Petitions

10a.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf Carolyn Baranauskas request installation of a traffic signal or stop signs on Sunderland Rd. at Dalton St. # 9c CC June 15, 2021

In Committee July 21, 2021 - Held In Commitee August 25, 2021 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to file, as this would put a stop sign on a major artery in the city.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

11.

Children Sign Petition

11a.

Walter Sharkus request installation of children advisory signage on Gifford Dr. # 10o CC September 8, 2020

In Committee December 16, 2020 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to file, as the location does not meet warrants for a cautionary sign.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

12.

Traffic Sign Petitions

12a.

Brian Underwood request installation of school signage in the vicinity of Norrback Elementary School, 44 Malden St. # 9p CC June 8, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to file, as a work order will be put in for the signage.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

12b.

Brian Underwood request installation of school signage in the vicinity of Union Hill School, 1 Chapin St. # 9w CC June 8, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to file, as a work order will be put in for the signage.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

12c.

Devin LaPlume request installation of a drop off/pick up zone, disallowing residents to park in front of 225 Shrewsbury St. # 7z CC April 27, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided no recommendation.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Deputy City Clerk, who spoke concerning the petitionerís request to withdraw the petition.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be given leave to withdraw.

Recommend Leave to Withdraw on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

12d.

Laura McCormick et al. request installation of speed limit signage at the intersection of Ararat St. and Brattle St. # 8m CC August 10, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to file and provide traffic enforcement on the street, as there is no speed zone at the location and prima facie speed limit applies.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Bergman, who discussed the requirements to install speed limit signage as relates to prima facie speed limit policy and long-term solution to traffic issues on Ararat St. with the Director of Engineering.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Rose, who discussed obtaining traffic data using electronic speed radar to determine long-term solutions for Ararat St.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be held.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

12e.

Nicole Guibankian request installation of "No parking anytime, or you will be towed" sign in the vicinity of 64 Norfolk St. # 8r CC August 10, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation file, as there is no tow zone.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

13.

Traffic Mirror Petitions

13a.

Grace Sara, on behalf of Central Pizza, request installation of traffic mirror in the vicinity of 222 Chandler St. # 9s CC July 20, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to file, as mirrors are not installed in the right-of-way due to safety concerns and this Chandler St. area will be undergoing redesign project.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

14.

Traffic Study Petitions

14a.

Councilor Matthew E. Wally on behalf of Cathy DeCaire request a traffic study be conducted at the intersection of Beatrice Dr. and Goddard Memorial Dr. that evaluates the appropriateness of installing traffic lights at the intersection. # 8h CC January 5, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to file, as the location is a relatively new roadway with low volume and low accident data.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

14b.

Joseph Zwirblia request traffic study for Fourth St. be conducted. # 9t CC July 20, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to hold the item for a traffic study.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Bergman, who discussed the time length for the traffic study with the petitioner.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a traffic study for Fourth St.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a traffic study for Fourth St.

15.

Truck Ban Petitions

15a.

Jane Pastore request school buses be prohibited from using Katahdin St. as a turn around street. # 9a CC September 3, 2019

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Councilor Bergman, who discussed the needs to evaluate the location.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Rose, who discussed working with the school department to determine alternative routes for the bus.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be held.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

15b.

Karla Garcia, on behalf of Worcester Manufacturing, request installation of additional 5 ton truck weight limit restriction signage on Gilman St. # 9q CC July 20, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to hold, as a traffic study needs to be conducted.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

15c.

Paul and Marcia Hansen request installation of "Not a Truck Route" signage entering Garrison Ave. # 8a CC March 16, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided the recommendation to file, as the traffic study needs to be conducted by Mass DOT.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager determine the feasibility of rerouting truck traffic on Garrison Ave. being caused from construction projects in the area.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager work to determine the feasibility of rerouting truck traffic on Garrison Ave. being caused from construction projects in the area.

16.

Traffic Control Signal Petitions

16a.

Councilor George J. Russell on behalf of Christina Foley request installation of a flashing light at the intersection of Massasoit Rd. at Blithewood Ave., in the vicinity of Blithewood Park, as a speed calming mechanism to slow the speed of vehicles. # 7y CC September 5, 2017

In Committee June 17, 2020 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to file, as it does not meet warrants.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend File on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

16b.

Damaris Acevedo request installation of a green left arrow on the traffic light at the intersection of Mill St. and Chandler St. # 6e CC February 11, 2020

In Committee July 22, 2020 - Held

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to hold, as the location needs to be reviewed for impact.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to accept the recommendation.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

17.

Miscellaneous

17a.

Petition of Mark Andrews request traffic safety improvements be made at the intersection of Moreland St., Carter Rd. and Brigham Rd., including the installation of traffic signals, signage indicating right of way or cautioning drivers that traffic may be crossing in front of them, a stop sign for vehicles approaching the intersection from the upper part of Moreland St. or flashing warning lights indicating traffic may be crossing. # 8i CC May 25, 2021

Attachments

Chairperson Councilor Colorio read the item and recognized the Director of Engineering, who provided a recommendation to hold for further study.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio then discussed the feasibility of installing speed humps in the area with the Director of Engineering.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Bergman, who discussed the needs to act on the traffic issues at the location immediately, and the feasibility of speed humps and blinking yellow lights at the intersection with the Director of Engineering.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Rose, who discussed the needs to address the traffic issue at the intersection.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Bergman, who discussed holding on-site discussion at the intersection with residents of the neighborhood.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio recognized Councilor Bergman, who discussed public notices with the Deputy City Clerk.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio brought forth the following Chairmanís Order: Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a traffic study conducted at the intersection of Moreland St., Carter Rd. and Brigham Rd. before the November 2021 Traffic and Parking meeting.

Chairperson Councilor Colorio moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be held.

Recommend Hold on a roll call vote of 3 Yeas and 0 Nays

Chairman's Orders

Request City Manager request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks provide City Council with a traffic study conducted at the intersection of Moreland St., Carter Rd. and Brigham Rd. before the November 2021 Traffic and Parking meeting.