CITY OF WORCESTER
Traffic and Parking Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Levi Lincoln (North) Chamber
Convened: 5:32 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:35 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 Kathleen M Toomey
|Also:||DPWP Director of Traffic Engineering Joseph Borbone|
DPWP Traffic Engineering Staff Person James Pacenka
DPWP Traffic Engineering Staff Person Ali Khorasani
WPD Sargeant John Fallavolita
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
Handicap Parking Petitions
Christian Henriquez request removal of one handicap parking space in front of 24 Preston St.
# 6cc CC August 11, 2009
In Committee October 14, 2009 - Held
Recommend Approval as amended to remove one handicap parking space from in front of 26 Preston St.
State Representative John Fresolo on behalf of JoAnn Buffaro request to install a handicap parking space in front of 151 Coburn Ave.
# 6g CC October 13, 2009
Recommend Approval as amended to install one handicap parking space in the vicinity of 151 Coburn Ave.
Nilsa Perez request handicap parking space at 116 Winfield St.
# 9g CC October 20, 2009
Recommend Leave to Withdraw
Ronald Thebodo request handicap parking directly across from 18 Kosta St.
# 7d CC November 10, 2009
Lisa Recore request handicap parking space for 46 Sylvan St.
# 7e CC November 10, 2009
Recommend Approval to install one handicap parking space in front of 46 Sylvan St.
Tanya McCarthy request that the handicap parking zone in front of 42 Gage Street be rescinded and the signage be removed.
# 7f CC November 10, 2009
Tanya McCarthy request that a handicap parking zone and signage be installed in front of 9 Winthrop Street.
# 7g CC November 10, 2009
Maryanne Kazmierczak request to remove one handicapped parking space from in front of 65 Fifth Avenue.
# 7k CC November 10, 2009
Paula Rutherford request handicap parking in front of 17 Dryden St.
# 7l CC November 10, 2009
Josephine Kinya request handicap parking space at 35 Outlook Dr. Apt. 21.
# 7o CC November 10, 2009
Councilor William J. Eddy request “No Parking” signs in Outlook Dr. in the vicinity of Washington Heights be removed from one side of the street and replace with “Visitor Parking” signs.
# 18i CC June 23, 2009
In Committee August 18, 2009 - Held
Parking & Parking Meter Petitions
Peter Stathoulopoulos, DMD request to change the parking restriction from 10:00 AM to 8:00 AM at the corner of Highland St. and Roxbury St.
# 9d CC October 20, 2009
Councilor Joseph Petty request that parking on Boynton St. be prohibited on one side during winter months.
# 7n CC November 10, 2009
Recommend Approval to install the prohibition in the east side of Boynton St.
Resident Permit Parking Petitions
Mary Lou Irene and Jose Serrano request the removal of parking meters in front of 57 Chatham St. and install resident permit parking.
# 7h CC March 31, 2009
Jose Quezada request installation of resident sticker parking in the odd numbered side of Mount Vernon St. from Hooper St. to Channing St.
# 8f CC June 30, 2009
Recommend Leave to Withdraw
Michael Larkin request to remove resident parking on East Kendall St.
# 6dd CC August 11, 2009
Sally Deflumere request to remove the resident permit parking on Kendig St.
# 6n CC September 15, 2009
Darlene Torres request resident permit parking on Belmont St. from Elizabeth St. to Eastern Ave.
# 7f CC September 22, 2009
Robert Tedesco request resident permit parking on Federal St.
# 7e CC September 22, 2009
Request the City Manager request the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works and Parks communicate with the owners of the Worcester Telegram to attempt to arrange for them to lease parking spaces in their Federal Street parking lot or garage to residents who live in condominiums in the Federal/Portland Street neighborhood in an effort to make downtown living more amenable.
Councilor Michael J. Germain request installation of Three-Way Stop Signs at the intersection of Hope Ave. and Webster St. and allowing for a continuous right turn from Hope Ave. into Webster St. northbound, all in the interest of public safety for motorists and pedestrians alike.
# 8e CC June 30, 2009
Recommend File (Director of Traffic Engineering informs Committee that there is a possiblity of creating a roundabout at this location to solve safety and traffic flow problems)
Darlene Gleason and Anne Barter request to install a four-way stop sign on Sunderland Rd. at Dalton St.
# 6l CC September 15, 2009
Request the City Manager provide the City Council with the accident record for the past five years for Sunderland Rd. in the vicinity of Dalton St.
Request the City Manager request the Police Chief install speeding surveillance for northbound traffic in Sunderland Rd. in the approach to Dalton St.
Matthew Bartek request stop sign at the intersection of Wigwam and Locust Ave.
# 7c CC September 22, 2009
Douglas Holiday request stop signs at the intersection of Kalmar St. and Mellor Ave.
# 6e CC October 13, 2009
Dominique Lostracco et al request stop signs on Acton St. at Ashwood Ave., Gambier Ave., and Kenyon Ave.
# 6y CC August 11, 2009
Children Sign Petitions
Dominique Lostracco et al request Children at Play or Park Entrance sign on Acton St.
# 6w CC August 11, 2009
Councilor Barbara G. Haller request the installation of a Children Go Slow sign in Grand St. at the Corner of Cheney St., in the interest of public safety.
# 10v CC September 26, 2006
State Representative John Fresolo on behalf of Eileen Granger request the installation of "Go Children Slow" signs on both approaches to 11 Adelle Circuit.
# 8p CC November 14, 2006
Councilor Philip P. Palmieri request the installation of Children Go Slow sign between 1 and 9 Colby Ave.
# 9ee CC August 14, 2007
Thomas & Judith Griffin request a "Blind Driveway" sign be placed on Heard St. going down the street toward Auburn on the right hand side for the driveway at 224 Heard St.
# 7d CC June 16, 2009
Councilor Paul P. Clancy, Jr. on behalf of Sandra Benham request installation of a “Blind Driveway” sign near 155 Heywood St.
# 11f CC September 08, 2009
Request the City Manager request the Enforcement Team to view and correct any encroachment of shrubbery over the public sidewalk and street along the Heywood St. side of 24 Massasoit Rd. which is causing a safety hazard to pedestrians and motorists.
Tammy Tremblay, Operations Coordinator of Planned Parenthood, request to install twelve (12) private directional signs to new location at 470 Pleasant St.
# 9e CC October 20, 2009
Recommend Approval as amended to allow installation of two private directional signs in Pleasant St. at Dewey St. contingent upon approval as to form by the Director of Traffic Engineering
Councilor Joffrey A. Smith on behalf of Maryjane Reed request the installation of blind driveway and/or blind street signs in Salisbury Street westbound in the approach to Butternut Hill Road.
# 7h CC November 10, 2009
Recommend Leave to Withdraw
Councilor Joffrey Smith on behalf of Maryjane Reed request the posting of speed limit signage in Salisbury St. between Flagg St. and Forest St.
# 7i CC November 10, 2009
Recommend Approval to install 30 MPH and Thickly Settled signs in Salisbury St. westbound in the vicinity of Burgess Rd. and in Salisbury St. eastbound in the vicinity of North Newton Ave.
Speed Enforcement Petition
Councilor Joffrey Smith on behalf of Maryjane Reed request speed enforcement in Salisbury Street between Flagg Street and Forest Street.
# 7j CC November 10, 2009
Recommend Leave to Withdraw
Request the City Manager request the Police Chief to install the speed advisory trailer in Salisbury St. in the approaches to Butternut Hill Rd.
Councilor William J. Eddy on behalf of residents of Boyce St. request “No Trucks Allowed” signs be posted on the Auburn Line of Boyce St.
# 11o CC June 02, 2009
Request the City Manager request the Commissioner of the Department of Public Works and Parks to communicate with the Town of Auburn to request that they consider installing a truck prohibition in their portion of Boyce St.