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File #: Int 0994-2015    Version: * Name: Electronic mail for trees of significant interest.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 11/10/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to electronic mail for trees of significant interest
Sponsors: Mark Levine, Margaret S. Chin, Peter A. Koo, Donovan J. Richards
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the department of parks and recreation to designate 200 trees of significant interest for signage that would include a unique identifier of the tree and an email address for public comment.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 994, 2. November 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 994

 

By Council Members Levine, Chin, Koo and Richards

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to electronic mail for trees of significant interest

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 18-144 to read as follows:

§ 18-144 Tree-mail. No fewer than 200 trees under the control of the department shall be designated by the commissioner for the placement of signage, on or near such trees, providing both a unique identifier for each tree and a dedicated e-mail address for public comment on such trees. Such trees shall be selected for designation based on one or more of the following criteria: i) age; ii) height; iii) width; iv) uncommonness of species; v) historic interest; vi) natural interest or vii) public interest. At the commissioner’s discretion, trees may be designated, or removed from designation, provided that no tree for which such signage may be a hazard shall be designated.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

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10/29/15  6:30PM