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File #: Int 0196-2018    Version: * Name: Dept of parks and recreation to post information online regarding a queue for street tree maintenance and sidewalk repairs and regarding street tree removals.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of parks and recreation to post information online regarding a queue for street tree maintenance and sidewalk repairs and regarding street tree removals
Sponsors: Steven Matteo, Justin L. Brannan, Karen Koslowitz, Robert F. Holden, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would expand on local law 65 of 2017 to require the Department of Parks and Recreation to post information online regarding street tree removals and the numbered position in a queue of upcoming street tree maintenance and related sidewalk repairs. Such information would facilitate public awareness of the removal of potentially hazardous trees and would allow individuals and public officials to track requested maintenance in their communities.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 196, 2. Int. No. 196, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 196

 

By Council Members Matteo, Brannan, Koslowitz, Holden and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of parks and recreation to post information online regarding a queue for street tree maintenance and sidewalk repairs and regarding street tree removals

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 18-151 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law 133 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

§ 18-151 Street tree maintenance information posted online. The department shall post on its website certain information relating to street tree maintenance and sidewalk repair. Such information shall be updated not less frequently than quarterly and shall, at a minimum, include the following:

1. The approximate date and location of each upcoming, regularly scheduled street tree pruning, street tree removal, street tree stump removal and street tree planting;

2. The date, location and status of each street tree pruning, street tree removal, street tree stump removal and street tree planting that occurred within the previous six months;

3. For each planned sidewalk repair to address sidewalk damage that was (i) reported through a 311 citizen service center request or reported by other means of notification and (ii) caused by a street tree under the jurisdiction of the department:

(a) The approximate date and location of such repair; [and]

(b) The date of the initial request for repair[.]; and

(c) The numbered position of such repair in a queue of street tree maintenance and sidewalk repairs.

4. For work to address sidewalk damage (i) that was caused by a street tree under the jurisdiction of the department and (ii) where such repair or inspection commenced in the previous six months:

(a) For each sidewalk repair or inspection, the date, location and status of such repair or inspection, including the sidewalk rating that resulted from such inspection; and

(b) For each sidewalk inspection, the number of  notifications concerning such damage received through the 311 citizen service center request or reported by other means of notification in the 90 day-period preceding commencement of such work.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

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LS 5047

1/9/2018