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June 18, 2018
Meetings & Notices

NORTH ADAMS TRAFFIC COMMISSION
10 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247


The regular meeting of the North Adams Traffic Commission will take place on June 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm, in the second floor conference room at City Hall.

The agenda will be as follows:
OLD BUSNIESS
1. Creating parking spaces on the easterly side of Ashland Street between Summer and Quincy Sts.
2. Creating a NO PARKING ZONE on Leonard St.
NEW BUSINESS
1. Creating a NO PARKING ZONE on the Northerly and Southerly sides of North Street just as you make the corner from Houghton St, Requested by Marilyn Gomeau.
2. Eliminating the 10 minute zone on American Legion Drive in the area of the Oasis Plaza for the bike route.
3. Eliminating the RESIDENT ONLY parking on Montana St. and Hoosac St.

MaryAnn King
Chairwoman

North Adams Traffic Commission Minutes
06-18-18

Members Present:
Paul Markland
MaryAnn King
Eric Buddington
Amanda Chilson
Dave Sacco

Member Absent:
Steve Rondeau

Public Present:
Glenn Maloney
Tim Lescarbeau
Kevin Hempstead
Marilyn Gomeau

Meeting Start Time: 6:38pm

Notes:
Old Business:
Creating parking spaces on the easterly side of Ashland Street between Summer and Quincy Streets- Paul and MaryAnn performed site visit, with measurements and sidewalk as is can fit 2 parking spaces, if remove curb cut for and in front of garage can fit 3 parking spaces. Glenn Maloney noted the garage will not be in use by vehicles and will be adding curb. Parking will be metered 2 hour parking.
Motion: Three new metered parking spots on Ashland St. between Quincy and Summer St. on West side before separated turn lanes. Second-Eric-All in favor. This recommendation will go to council.

Creating a No Parking Zone on Leonard St.- Was approved at March traffic commission meeting, just needed footage for today’s meeting-Paul did measurements-87 feet. Next steps- this agenda item will go to Council as it will have to be changed in the ordinances.

New Business:
Creating a No Parking Zone on the northerly and southerly sides of North Street just as you make the corner from Houghton St. Requested by Marilyn Gomeau (MaryAnn King stepped down as Chair for this item, Amanda chaired)- Cars park on both sides of North St. just as you make the turn onto North St. from Houghton St. This creates an unsafe and dangerous area as it narrows the road. The cars that are parked there have off street parking available to them. There are many accidents on the records that have happened at that area. Abutters and landlords should be notified before decision is made.
MOTION: Table this agenda item to September, notify and invite property owners and recommendations will be made at September meeting. Second-Eric. All in Favor. 1 Abstained. Paul will get measurements before September meeting.

Eliminating the 10 minute zone on American Legion Drive in the area of the Oasis Plaza for bike lane- Amanda will bring more information on the specifics off signage to add and remove and locations to September meeting. Amanda will talk to Oasis Plaza property owner and invite to September meeting. Parking ordinances on American Legion will be explored. Amanda had copies of no parking in bike lanes state law language.
MOTION: Table this agenda item to September, invite American Legion Drive business owners and have more detailed information available. Second-Eric-All in Favor.

Eliminating the Resident Only parking on Montana St. and Hoosac St.- All old signs and ordinance from when there was more residential homes in this area. These signs are not necessary anymore. If signs are kept and residential stickers have to be ordered, the North Adams Police Dept. would have to purchase minimum of 150 at $450.00.
MOTION: Table to September, contact and invite property owners to September meeting. Second-Paul. All in Favor.

Meeting Adjourned: 7:27pm


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