Traffic Safety Committee

The Traffic Safety Committee operates under the direction of Board of Selectmen (Policy 10-8):

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to form a committee to address roadway safety, signs in the Town right of way, and operating conditions of public roads. This policy shall supersede previous policies where in conflict.

General Provisions

There shall be a Traffic Safety Committee with no more than seven members. The Town Manager shall act as the Chair of the Committee and shall appoint all members. The Committee shall meet on a regular schedule and operate under all applicable Open Meeting Law requirements of a public body. The Committee shall review, vet, and publicly discuss all physical changes or proposed changes made to Town roadways and rights-of-way, including but not limited to: the placement of new signage that could be considered intrusive or aesthetically unpleasing by the common person, including any and all illuminated or blinking signs, substantive modifications to the roadway, all changes to speed limits, and changes to driving conditions, such as provided for in Board of Selectmen Policy 10-1.

If required by Massachusetts General Law or Town Bylaw, the Committee will make recommendations to the Board of Selectmen for their consideration. The Committee shall endeavor to make recommendations and grant deference to the Board of Selectmen for decisions that may not be under the purview of the Board of Selectmen by a strict reading of the law, in order to ensure full public participation and knowledge of proposed changes to the physical status of Town roadways and their rights-of-ways.

Changes to Town roads and rights-of-ways required for emergency precautions shall remain vested with the Town Manager, DPW Director, and the Chief of Police, and are outside of the intended reach of this policy. The placement of temporary/mobile signs such as electronic messaging signs and electronic speed carts shall not require action from the Committee or Board of Selectmen.

The Committee shall provide quarterly reports to the Board of Selectmen.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held in the Board of Selectmen meeting room at Town Hall

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 11 AM
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 11 AM
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 11 AM
  • Tuesday, February 4, 2019, 11 AM

Board Members

Name Title
Joseph Colangelo Chairman, Town Manager
Jason Cavallaro Member, Deputy Fire Chief
Kurt Kelley Member, Deputy Superintendent of Public Works (Field Operations)
Timothy Kane Member, Hanover Police Department (Sergeant)
Lauren Rodday Parks and Recreation Director
Kimberly Booker Member
Michele Grenier Town Planner