MINUTES OF THE COHOES TRAFFIC COMMISSION MEETING
HELD ON MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008 IN THE COUNCIL
CHAMBERS OF CITY HALL AT 4:15 P.M.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Paul Johnston, Chairman
Melissa Ashline-Heil, City Planner
Chief Joseph Fahd
Commissioner Kenneth Radliff
Sergeant John Fisher
ALSO PRESENT: Nancy Walker, Recording Secretary
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON DECEMBER 17, 2007
Chairman Johnston called the meeting to order at 4:19 PM. He stated the first item on the agenda was approval of the minutes of the Traffic Commission meeting held on December 17, 2007. He asked if there were any questions, concerns, comments, corrections. There were none. A motion was made by Chief Fahd to approve the minutes. Commissioner Radliff seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken. Chief Fahd, Sgt. Fisher, Melissa, Commissioner Radliff and Chairman Johnston all voted AYE. Motion PASSED.
CONSIDERATION OF THE COLUMBIA STREET BIKE PATH
The next item on the agenda was consideration of the Columbia Street bike path overpass under clearance. The Chairman’s recommendation is attached (Attachment A). The Chairman asked if there were any questions or comments regarding the recommendations. Signs need to be on and adjacent to the structure and also in advance of the structure. The Commissioner stated the Luizzi Brothers have the contract to do other work on the structure. All existing numbers would need to be blacked out and a new coat of paint would be needed over the whole overpass. Chief Fahd made a motion to accept the Chairman’s recommendation. Melissa seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken. Chief Fahd, Sgt. Fisher, Melissa, Commissioner Radliff and Chairman Johnston all voted AYE. Motion PASSED.
CONSIDERATION OF A HANDICAP PARKING SIGN AT 27 CONGRESS ST
The next item on the agenda was consideration of a handicap parking sign at 27 Congress Street. This was requested by Robert Boodrow. Mr. Boodrow’s disability is that he is legally blind. He has no physical limitations that would prevent him from successfully walking from a vehicle parked anywhere on the street to his residence. The purpose of the Policy for Mobility Impaired Residential Accessible Parking Spaces is to help people who are mobility impaired. The Chairman’s recommendation was to deny the request for a handicap parking sign. A motion was made by Chief Fahd to deny the request for a handicap sign at 27 Congress St. Sgt. Fisher seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken. Chief Fahd, Sgt Fisher, Melissa, Commissioner Radliff and Chairman Johnston all voted AYE. Motion DENIED.
The Chairman asked if there was any further business. Sgt. Fisher brought up the topic of some items that Chief Heslin was asking about. The first was concerning Oneida St where there are no STOP signs at the exit of the parking lot. The Chairman stated he will check the project plans that we previously approved. The next item was the concern that at the corner of Remsen and White Streets there should be a No Parking Here To Corner signs on the northwest and southwest corners. Both items will be on the March Traffic Commission Agenda.
There being no further business on the agenda, the Chairman stated the next meeting of the Commission would be on March 17, 2007 since there are two holidays in February and the Chairman is also away in February. The Chairman made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Melissa. The meeting ended at 4:26 P.M.