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File #: Int 0470-2011    Version: * Name: Requiring property owners and the Department of Sanitation to use a salt substitute to remove snow or ice from streets, roadways and sidewalks.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management
On agenda: 2/2/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring property owners and the Department of Sanitation to use a salt substitute to remove snow or ice from streets, roadways and sidewalks.
Sponsors: Letitia James, Fernando Cabrera , Daniel Dromm , G. Oliver Koppell, Darlene Mealy, Rosie Mendez, Deborah L. Rose, Jumaane D. Williams, Peter A. Koo, Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Int. No. 470
 
By Council Members James, Cabrera, Dromm, Koppell, Mealy, Mendez, Rose, Williams, Rodriguez and Koo
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring property owners and the Department of Sanitation to use a salt substitute to remove snow or ice from streets, roadways and sidewalks.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1.  Subdivision b of section 16-123 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
b. In case the snow and ice on the sidewalk shall be frozen so hard that it cannot be removed without injury to the pavement, the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or other person having charge of any building or lot of ground as aforesaid, may, within the time specified in the preceding subdivision, cause the sidewalk abutting on such premises to be strewed with a salt substitute such as ashes, sand, sawdust, or some similar suitable material, and shall, as soon thereafter as the weather shall permit, thoroughly clean such sidewalks.
§2.  Section 16-124 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
§ 16-124 Removal of snow and ice from the streets.  The commissioner, immediately after every snowfall or the formation of ice on the streets, shall forthwith cause the removal of the same by plow and/or the use of a material other than salt such as ashes, sand, sawdust, or similar suitable material, and shall keep all streets clean and free from obstruction.
§3.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
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