File #: Int 0445-2024    Version: * Name: Requiring the provision of notices regarding the obligation to maintain retaining walls.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 2/28/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the provision of notices regarding the obligation to maintain retaining walls
Sponsors: Althea V. Stevens, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Lincoln Restler, Lynn C. Schulman, Julie Menin, Yusef Salaam, Tiffany Cabán, Nantasha M. Williams, Mercedes Narcisse, Chris Banks, Farah N. Louis, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Kristy Marmorato, (by request of the Bronx Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 13
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Buildings to provide annual notices to property owners who are responsible for maintaining retaining walls that would explain their obligation to maintain such walls.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 445, 2. Int. No. 445, 3. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24

Int. No. 445

 

By Council Members Stevens, Sanchez, Restler, Schulman, Menin, Salaam, Cabán, Williams, Narcisse, Banks, Louis, Brooks-Powers and Marmorato (by request of the Bronx Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the provision of notices regarding the obligation to maintain retaining walls

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Article 103 of title 28 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 28-103.37 to read as follows:

§ 28-103.37. Notice of obligation to maintain retaining walls. The department shall, at least once per year, send a notice by mail regarding the obligation to maintain retaining walls pursuant to article 305 of chapter three of this title. Such notice shall be sent to each person responsible for maintaining a retaining wall of which the department has knowledge and shall include information regarding the obligation to maintain retaining walls in a safe condition, how to comply with such obligation, how to identify potential problems with retaining walls and penalties for failure to maintain retaining walls.

 

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

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LS # 9781

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