CITY OF WORCESTER
Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Convened: 5:40 P.M.
Adjourned: 6:55 P.M.
Konstantina B. Lukes
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Joffrey A Smith |
|Councilor Frederick C Rushton |
|Councilor Kathleen M Toomey |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Joffrey A Smith
Councilor Frederick C Rushton
Councilor Kathleen M Toomey|
|Also:||DPWP Director of Engineering Joseph Borbone|
DPWP Engineering Staffperson James Pacenka
WPD Captain Robert Freeman
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
Hearings - Handicap Parking Petitions
Ada Hale request handicap parking space in the Fairmont Ave. side of 516 Grafton St.
# 8f CC January 15, 2008
Anne Carroll request installation of one handicap parking space in front of 17 Shamrock St.
# 7c CC January 22, 2008
Minerva Hernandez request handicap parking space in front of 106 Southgate St.
# 7e CC January 22, 2008
Kristaq Tiko request handicap parking space in front of 68 Merrick St.
# 7f CC January 22, 2008
Lillian Delgado request to install two (2) handicap parking spaces, one in front of 116 Eastern Ave and the other in front of 117 Eastern Ave. during winter parking ban.
# 9n CC February 12, 2008
Recommend Approval to install one handicapped space in front of 117 Eastern Ave.
Marion Moriarty request to remove handicap parking space at 34 Florence St.
# 7f CC January 29, 2008
Laura Shugart request one of the handicap parking signs in front of 51 Beaver St. be removed.
# 7g CC January 29, 2008
Charles Pardee request to remove handicap parking space in front of 51 Beaver St.
# 8e CC March 11, 2008
Councilor Frederick C. Rushton on behalf of Robert Howland request to remove handicapped parking sign from in front of 5 Gilman St.
# 9h CC February 12, 2008
Hearings - Parking Petitions
Alfred Campolito request No Parking 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday on both sides of property at 18-20 Lewis St.
# 77 CC August 16, 2005
Rose Milluzzo et al request to have 2 poles with signs saying “Do Not Park between Signs” placed within 5 ft. on either side of a new driveway at 79 Hamilton St.
# 8 CC December 13, 2005
Request City Manager request the Police Chief to conduct periodic surveillance of on-street parking situation in the vicinity of 79 Hamilton Street to insure that private driveways are not blocked by standing or parked vehicles.
Rose Milluzzo requests to have painted diagonal parking spots on the odd numbered side of Hamilton St. between Ingleside Ave. and Almont Ave.
# 10 CC January 31, 2006
Howard Veal request to install no parking on one side for the entire length of Maple Tree Lane.
# 7d CC December 19, 2006
Recommend Hold (amend petition so that Mr. Veal requests that resident sticker parking be installed in both sides of Maple Tree Lane, entire length)
Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes on behalf of Shyam Sharma request to exempt the horseshoe portion of Institute Rd. from the mandates of the winter parking ban.
# 7h CC January 29, 2008
Councilor Barbara G. Haller on behalf of Amy Mosher request corner clearance in Pleasant St. at West St.
# 8c CC January 15, 2008
Pablo Santiago et al request to change the "No Parking Anytime" sign located in Austin St. between Crown St. and Oxford St. to accommodate parking for visitors and overnight parking for residents.
# 8e CC January 15, 2008
Recommend Approval to install parking along the south side of Austin Street between Crown and Oxford Streets
Joanne Graves on behalf of Josephine DeBonis request to install "No Parking" signs in front of the four (4) garages at 88 Mulberry St.
# 7d CC January 22, 2008
Residential Parking Petition
Robin Hornbaker request residential parking on Brooks St. across from 58 Brooks St. in the area next to Joe Schwartz Little League Field.
# 9k CC February 12, 2008
Recommend Hold for future meeting to be held in the neighborhood
Notify the following people when re-heard:
1. Rob and Robin Hornbaker, 58 Brooks Street, Worcester
2. Bob Lyons, Joe Schwartz Little League, 634 Grove Street, Worcester and
3. Karen Linfield, 48 Brooks Street, Worcester
Parking Meters Petition
Councilor Gary Rosen request to change parking meters time limit on odd side of Harvard Street to a 2 hr limit similar to the time limit set on parking meters in the east side.
# 21o CC February 12, 2008
Councilor Frederick C. Rushton request to install an additional crosswalk in front of 225 Main St.
# 9i CC February 12, 2008
Recommend Approval of installation of a new crosswalk in conjunction with sidewalk reconstruction to accommodate handicap parking ramp, new curbing and appropriate signalization
Councilor William J. Eddy on behalf of Donald & Mary Moran request that a Stop Sign be installed at the terminus of Paradox Dr. at Beaconsfield Rd.
# 8b CC January 15, 2008
Request City Manager request the Police Chief to install traffic enforcement details in Paradox Road at Beaconsfield Road and in Piedmont Street at Jaques Avenue.
Councilor Michael J. Germain request the installation of three (3) Stop Signs at the intersection of Beaver St., Florence St. and Oliver St.; facing Oliver St. traffic at Beaver St., facing Florence St. traffic at Beaver St. and facing Beaver St. traffic at Florence St. and Oliver St.
# 7g CC January 22, 2008
Councilor Michael J. Germain request the intersection of Oliver St. and Woodbine St. become a 4-Way Stop Sign intersection due to through traffic.
# 7h CC January 22, 2008
Request Commissioner of Public Works and Parks request the Director of Traffic Engineering discuss solutions to traffic concerns with residents of the Beaver/Florence and Oliver Street neighborhood.
Councilor Joseph M. Petty request City Council's Standing Committee on Traffic & Parking review a Stop Sign at the corner of Canterbury St. and Grand St.
# 20m CC February 26, 2008
Recommend Hold (amend Petition so that Councilor Joseph M. Petty request City Council's Standing Committee on Traffic & Parking review Stop Sign at the corner of Canterbury St. and Gardner St.)
Patrick Mulrenin request existing "Not a Truck Route" signs posted at the corner of Hamilton St. and Plantation St. and also at the corner of Grafton St. and Plantation St. be replaced with signs that are brighter and more visible.
# 8e CC September 04, 2007
Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. request to install a truck traffic prohibition in Jones St.
# 7g CC October 02, 2007
Miscellaneous Traffic Items
Petition of Norma Rivera-LaComfora request Blind Driveway sign at 196 Wildwood Ave.
# 8e CC October 09, 2007
Petition of Steven Santiago request traffic enforcement, stop sign or traffic light in Piedmont St. and Jaques Ave.
# 7r CC August 28, 2007
Petition of Brenda Foresti request enforcement for speeding in the vicinity of Preston St. and Murray Ave.
# 9i CC September 18, 2007
Petition of Councilor Joffrey A. Smith request to install speed limit signs in Tacoma St.
# 20g CC February 26, 2008
Petition of Councilor Kathleen M. Toomey request to install a right turn only from the right lane facing outbound traffic in Chandler St. at Mill St. and also in Mill St. facing northbound traffic at Chandler St.
# 8f CC February 06, 2007
Petition of Ralph Cobb request to install a left-turn only lane for Main Street traffic inbound at the intersection with Goddard Memorial Drive.
# 9k CC September 18, 2007
Petition of Ralph Cobb request to install left-turn only lanes for Stafford Street traffic at the intersection with Curtis Parkway.
# 9l CC September 18, 2007
Petition of Ralph Cobb request to adjust the timing for turning lanes at the intersection of Park Avenue and Mill Street in the interest of the public's safety.
# 9m CC September 18, 2007
Order of Councilor William J. Eddy - Request City Manager request the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works and Parks review the signage for traffic traveling northbound in Moreland Street in the approach to Carter and Brigham Roads and make recommendations to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists alike.
# 9a CC January 15, 2008