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File #: Int 0913-2015    Version: * Name: Requiring property owners and the Department of Sanitation to use a salt substitute to remove snow or ice from streets, roadways and sidewalks.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 9/17/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring property owners and the department of sanitation to use a salt substitute to remove snow or ice from streets, roadways and sidewalks.
Sponsors: Helen K. Rosenthal, The Public Advocate (Ms. James), Vincent J. Gentile, Rosie Mendez, Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require property owners and the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to use alternatives to rock salt when clearing snow and ice from sidewalks and streets.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 913, 2. September 17, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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Int. No. 913

 

By Council Member Rosenthal, the Public Advocate (Ms. James) and Council Members Gentile, Mendez and Rodriguez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring property owners and the department of sanitation to use a salt substitute to remove snow or ice from streets, roadways and sidewalks.

 

 Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Subdivision b of section 16-123 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

b. In case the snow and ice on the sidewalk shall be frozen so hard that it cannot be removed without injury to the pavement, the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having charge of any building or lot of ground as aforesaid, may, within the time specified in the preceding subdivision, cause the sidewalk abutting on such premises to be strewed with a material other than salt such as ashes, sand, sawdust, or some similar suitable material, and shall, as soon thereafter as the weather shall permit, thoroughly clean such sidewalks.

§2.  Section 16-124 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

§16-124 Removal of snow and ice from the streets.  The commissioner, immediately after every snowfall or the formation of ice on the streets, shall forthwith cause the removal of the same by plow or the use of a material other than salt such as ashes, sand, sawdust, or similar suitable material, and shall keep all streets clean and free from obstruction.

§3.  This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.

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