Ward 5 Alderman Sean O'Donovan has submitted the following items onto the Board of Aldermen agenda to be taken up at their Thursday meeting. I have offered some notes underneath each one. Please note that Alderman O'Donovan alerts the appropriate Department head of his Board orders, so don't be surprised if resolutions are already in place before they are submitted to the Board of Aldermen.
3. Order By Ald. O’DonovanThat the Director of Traffic and Parking recalibrate the traffic signal on Medford Street to allow more vehicles to exit Lowell Street onto Medford Street.
Note: I feel as though this has been fixed?! The last couple of times that I drove through the Square, I was able to take a left onto Medford Street and had the lights at CVS also green, allowing the traffic to move through and increasing the amount of cars able to go through the Lowell Street light. Has anyone else noticed this? Big thanks to Matt Dias and the rest of the Traffic and Parking Department who observed the area for two weeks before making the necessary changes.
4. Order By Ald. O’DonovanThat the Commissioner of Public Works illuminate street lights earlier than 6:00 AM to accommodate early morning walkers and runners.
Note: I feel as though this has also been taken care of, as well. Twitter friend, Lisa, informed me that her Monday morning run was much better as the lights from Teele Square, through Ball to Magoun were illuminated. Big thanks to Commissioner Koty for making this change and making it safer for early morning walkers and runners.
5. Order By Ald. O’DonovanThat the Commissioner of Public Works install a nonwood MAGOUN SQUARE sign in Magoun Square to showcase the area.
Note: This sign has been missing for years with the DPW Commissioner revealing that it gets knocked down and damaged whenever it's replaced. Hopefully, this can be done as it is a piece of Magoun Square that many residents have been waiting for!