[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Gardner 10-3-1988 by Ord. No. 981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be established in the City of Gardner a Traffic Commission.
Members shall consist of the Chief of Police or his designee, as Chairperson, a member of the Council's Public Safety Committee as designated by the Chairperson of that Committee, the City Engineer, the Director of Public Works, the Director of Community Development and Planning, and the Civil Enforcement Director, all whom shall serve ex officio.
[Amended 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563; 8-5-2019 by Ord. No. 1624]
[Amended 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563]
The Director of Public Works, under supervision of the Traffic Commission, is hereby authorized and it shall be his duty to place and maintain or cause to be placed and maintained all official traffic signs and signals, markings and safety zones. All signs, signals, markings and safety zones shall conform to the standards as prescribed by the Highway Division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
The Traffic Commission shall meet regularly, not less often than quarterly.
Among its duties the Traffic Commission shall:
Make recommendations to the City Council, supported by engineering studies and reports when necessary, regarding changes required to the Chapter 600, Vehicles and Traffic, of this Code.
Monitor all traffic-related issues, from signs to major project proposals.
Actively pursue state or federal grants for street improvements (including curbing, pedestrian crossings, and signalization).
Improve traffic on a regional basis, working with and supporting endeavors of the Montachusetts Regional Planning Commission (MRPC), with an active member (appointed by Mayor for a three-year term) to be part of the MRPC.