Archive for July, 2015

Candlelight Vigil for Benjamin “Sonny” Tropeano vigil 7-16-2015

July 15, 2015

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2015 07 15 Tropeano Vigil Posting 

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Walnut St truck #lynnfield #gas

July 14, 2015

This was on Walnut Street late this afternoon. This would be dangerous if in an accident.gas

Board of Selectmen Agenda 07/13/2015

July 9, 2015

BOARD OF SELECTMEN
AGENDA
Monday, July 13, 2015

Regular Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Selectmen’s Hearing Room, Town Hall

****NOTE*****
As a result of changes in the Open Meeting Law, the chair must announce at the outset of every meeting that the meeting is being recorded and transmitted via cable television.

7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance

Hearing: Yard House liquor license violation

Historical Commission candidate: Shelley Lynch

Change of manager, King’s Bowl

Police captain appointment

Police sergeant appointment

Proposed warrant article for CVS development

Traffic study South Common Street

Union Hospital status

Authorization of Action Ambulance to represent Town in EMS billing

Fire chief compensation

End of year transfers

2015-2016 meeting schedule

Use of Town facilities: Homestead Road blocking of street for block party

One-day liquor license: Knights of Columbus, July 18, 2-6 p.m., birthday party

Minutes: June 1, 2015; June 15, 2015

Proclamations: None

Administrative matters: Signing of warrants

Everyone should read this today. #lynnfield #mapoli #july4

July 4, 2015

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html

Thank you,
Wally

Update on traffic #lynnfield

July 3, 2015

Joe DeMaina talked to Mr Lafferty of the DPW and was told that the lines for a left hand turn into Market Street will be extended by the end of June.

Have a save and happy 4th.

Thank you,
Wally

Update on the June 24th meeting update

July 2, 2015

I would like to clarify my post on the The Traffic Meeting of Wednesday June 24th some of the text was from a letter Joe DeMaina sent to a concerned citzen who felt we had wasted our time at that meeting. The following is the text of that letter by Joe.

I understand and appreciate your frustration. But I must respectfully disagree that we wasted our time. For the very first time all three Selectmen publicly acknowledge the need for a full time traffic officer and further agreed to bring the necessary warrant to the October Town Meeting. This is hard won progress. It is progress that validates all the frustrating meetings that we had to sit through. Should it have been this hard ? Absolutely not but that’s the way it was for many reasons. We all know and traffic studies indicate that traffic will only get worse as Market Street gets completed and there is little if anything that we can do. The traffic volume will be what it is and tweaks to the lights and intersections will only have minimal impact. But we can insist upon adequate and more than adequate traffic safety by a full time traffic officer. The Chief wants it and we need it. Now we must do three things. One, make sure that this warrant doesn’t get sidetracked and gets passed in October. Two, insist that new officer spend enough time on the really dangerous areas (trucks for instance). And Three, insist that the Market Street footprint never gets any bigger with the further negative traffic impacts that would bring. We have made progress but it’s not over yet.

Thank you,
Wally
Wallace McKenzie
781.462.1517 – office
wam – email

June 24th Walnut Street/Salem Street Traffic meeting summary

July 2, 2015

Wally,

I am happy to report that the protected left turn (green arrow) from Market Street to Walnut St is now operational. I want to thank Town Administrator Jim Boudreau and MASSDOT for adding this feature to a make a difficult intersection safer. As you know, this was one of my concerns that I cited when the mall first opened. I look forward to continuing to work with everyone to make the area a safer one in which to travel. Have a great Fourth!

On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 2:18 PM, Wallace McKenzie <wam> wrote:

With 51 residents in attendance from throughout the town, there was a three discussion of the traffic issues in the area.

For the very first time all three Selectmen publicly acknowledge the need for a full time traffic officer and unanimously agreed to bring the necessary warrant to the October Town Meeting. This is hard won progress. Traffic studies indicate that traffic will only get worse as Market Street gets completed and there is little if anything that we can do. The traffic volume will be what it is and tweaks to the lights and intersections will only have minimal impact.

But we can insist upon adequate and more than adequate traffic safety by a full time traffic officer. The Chief wants it and we need it.

Now we must do three things.

  1. make sure that this warrant doesn’t get sidetracked and gets passed in October
  2. insist that new officer spend enough time on the really dangerous areas (trucks for instance).
  3. insist that the Market Street footprint never gets any bigger with the further negative traffic impacts that would bring. We have made progress but it’s not over yet

Chief Breen made the following points:

  1. # of citations has risen from 565to 1,031 in the past two years
  2. Traffic will continue to have deleterious effects Currently we split fines with state, if we had town bylaws we could keep revenues. this would be useful for trucks on Walnut Street and blocking of intersection of Walnut and Salem
  3. Town should look at "traffic basket" at Walnut / Salem intersection. Similar to NYC

Traffic levels at peak times on Walnut Street /Salem streets at C, E and F, not the C level promised by original VHB study.

MADOT to study Protected left turn out of market street. this may result in drop in service level, but there is a safety concern

Gianna drive needs an engineering study to see if there are ways to increase safety

Lynnfield DPW to have lines painted for left hand turn into market street

Lynnfield and Wakefield resident spoke of traffic on Salem street. Need for enforcement and exit42 currently taking overflow of trucks

Main St resident spoke of additional Tractor trailer traffic now through town.

Thank you,
Wally