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File #: Int 0901-2012    Version: * Name: Temporary closing of sidewalks.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 7/25/2012
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the temporary closing of sidewalks.
Sponsors: Brad S. Lander, Letitia James, Deborah L. Rose, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Int. No. 901
 
By Council Members Lander, James, Rose and Levin
 
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the temporary closing of sidewalks.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1.  Section 19-103 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subsection j to read as follows:
j. Expiration of a permit to temporarily close a sidewalk. 1. When a permit to temporarily close a sidewalk expires, and the permitee has not requested a new permit, the department must communicate with the department of buildings in order to determine whether the construction permit(s) associated with the sidewalk obstruction have expired. If the construction permit(s) associated with the sidewalk obstruction have expired, or if the construction site is enrolled in a program to maintain the safety  of  construction  sites  where  permitted  work  is  temporarily suspended  or  has  not commenced in accordance with section 28-105.9 of this code, and the removal of such obstruction would not create an unsafe condition, the department shall order the removal of the obstruction associated with the expired permit to temporarily close a sidewalk.
2. When a construction site is enrolled in a program to maintain the safety  of  construction  sites  where  permitted  work  is  temporarily suspended  or  has  not commenced in accordance with section 28-105.9 of this code, and when a permit to temporarily close a sidewalk associated with such site has expired and the permitee has requested a new permit or an extension of the original permit, notice shall be provided by the department to the community board in whose district such new or extended permit has been sought.
ยง2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment.
 
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