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File #: Int 1455-2019    Version: * Name: Requiring the department of parks and recreation to notify property owners in writing of their sidewalk rating in the trees and sidewalks program.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 2/28/2019
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 notify property owners in writing of their sidewalk rating in the trees and sidewalks program
Sponsors: Peter A. Koo, I. Daneek Miller, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Barry S. Grodenchik, Joseph C. Borelli, Adrienne E. Adams, Donovan J. Richards, Robert F. Holden, James G. Van Bramer, Justin L. Brannan, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 12
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks”) to notify property owners in writing of their sidewalk rating in the Trees and Sidewalk Program (“TSP”). After inspecting the property, if Parks determines that the property will be included in the TSP, Parks must provide the property owners notice of their sidewalk rating in writing within 5 business days.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1455, 2. Int. No. 1455, 3. February 28, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Int. No. 1455

 

By Council Members Koo, Miller, Rodriguez, Grodenchik, Borelli, Adams, Richards, Holden, Van Bramer, Brannan, Ampry-Samuel and Yeger

 

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 notify property owners in writing of their sidewalk rating in the trees and sidewalks program

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 18-151 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by local law number 65 for the year 2017 and renumbered by local law number 133 for the year 2017, is amended to read as follows:

§ 18-151 Street tree maintenance information [posted online]. a. 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 stump removal and street tree planting;

2. The date, location and status of each street tree pruning, 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.

 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.

b. For work to address sidewalk damage that was caused by a street tree under the jurisdiction of the department, the department shall notify in writing the owner of the abutting property of the sidewalk the rating that resulted from inspection of such sidewalk within five business days.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

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