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File #: Int 0074-2014    Version: Name: Removal of trees downed or damaged as a result of a severe weather event.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 2/26/2014
Enactment date: 3/18/2015 Law number: 2015/021
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the removal of trees downed or damaged as a result of a severe weather event.
Sponsors: Andy L. King, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Margaret S. Chin, Inez E. Dickens, Peter A. Koo, Mark Levine, Annabel Palma, Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams, Helen K. Rosenthal, Donovan J. Richards, Andrew Cohen, Mark S. Weprin, Costa G. Constantinides, Chaim M. Deutsch, Alan N. Maisel, Rory I. Lancman, Ritchie J. Torres, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Paul A. Vallone, Mark Treyger, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Rosie Mendez, I. Daneek Miller, Darlene Mealy, James G. Van Bramer, Daniel Dromm , David G. Greenfield, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander
Council Member Sponsors: 30
Attachments: 1. Int. No. 74 - 2/26/14, 2. Committee Report 6/19/14, 3. Hearing Testimony 6/19/14, 4. Hearing Transcript 6/19/14, 5. Committee Report 2/25/15, 6. Hearing Transcript 2/25/15, 7. February 26, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-26-15, 10. Mayor's Letter, 11. Local Law 21, 12. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 26, 2015
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
3/18/2015AAndy L. King City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/18/2015AAndy L. King Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/18/2015AAndy L. King Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2015AAndy L. King City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2015AAndy L. King City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2015*Andy L. King Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2015*Andy L. King Committee on Parks and Recreation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2015*Andy L. King Committee on Parks and Recreation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2015AAndy L. King Committee on Parks and Recreation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2014*Andy L. King Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2014*Andy L. King Committee on Recovery and Resiliency Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2014*Andy L. King Committee on Parks and Recreation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/19/2014*Andy L. King Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*Andy L. King City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2014*Andy L. King City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 74-A
 
By Council Members King, Arroyo, Chin, Dickens, Koo, Levine, Palma, Rose, Williams, Rosenthal, Richards, Cohen, Weprin, Constantinides, Deutsch, Maisel, Lancman, Torres, Rodriguez, Vallone, Treyger, Cornegy, Mendez, Miller, Mealy, Van Bramer, Dromm, Greenfield, Kallos and Lander
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the removal of trees downed or damaged as a result of a severe weather event.
 
 
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 18-142 to read as follows:
§ 18-142 Tree removal protocol. a. The department, in consultation with the office of emergency management, department of sanitation, local electric corporations, and other utility corporations identified by the department, shall develop a protocol for the removal of trees on city property that have been downed or damaged as a result of severe weather events. Such protocol shall require the department:
1. to establish effective means of communication with local electric corporations and other utility corporations identified by the department, so that the department is notified in a timely manner (i) of downed or damaged trees that have fallen on powered electrical wires or cables, and (ii) whether it is safe to remove such trees;
2. to effectively coordinate city personnel engaged in tree removal on city property, upon receiving information regarding the status of downed or damaged trees;
3. to establish a system whereby each report of downed or damaged trees is provided with a unique identifier or tracking number and a method to notify the local electric corporation and other utility corporations identified by the department when a downed or damaged tree on city property has been removed; and
4. to establish a system whereby department personnel engaged in tree removal may be deployed with local electric corporation or other utility corporation personnel, if practicable, to assess and remove downed or damaged trees that have fallen on powered electrical wires or cables.
b. The department shall publish prominently on its website as soon as is practicable after a severe weather event information instructing persons how to notify the city of downed or damaged trees or downed wires.
c. The department shall submit a description of such protocol to the mayor and the speaker of the council, and publish such description prominently on its website, within one hundred eighty days after the enactment of the local law that added this subdivision.
§2. This local law shall take effect ninety days after it shall have become a law.
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Int. No. 1156/2013
LS 348/2014
2/18/15 7:45PM revised