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File #: Int 0507-2011    Version: * Name: Permissible parking at non-functioning fire hydrants.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 3/23/2011
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permissible parking at non-functioning fire hydrants.
Sponsors: David G. Greenfield, Fernando Cabrera , Inez E. Dickens, Lewis A. Fidler, Letitia James, G. Oliver Koppell, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, Jumaane D. Williams, James G. Van Bramer, Sara M. Gonzalez
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*David G. Greenfield City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/23/2011*David G. Greenfield City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/23/2011*David G. Greenfield City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 507
 
By Council Members Greenfield, Cabrera, Dickens, Fidler, James, Koppell, Nelson, Palma, Williams, Van Bramer and Gonzalez.
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permissible parking at non-functioning fire hydrants.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1.  Chapter one of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-167.2 to read as follows:
      § 19-167.2 Parking at non-functioning fire hydrants.  a. A person shall be allowed to park at a non-functioning fire hydrant.  
      §2.  Chapter three of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-307.1 to read as follows:
      §24-307.1 Non-functioning fire hydrants.  The commissioner shall cause all non-functioning fire hydrants within the city to be painted green.  
      §3.  Section 24-308 of chapter three of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
      §24-308 Opening, painting, tampering with, or operating valves or fire hydrants.  a. It shall be unlawful for any person other than an employee of the department of environmental protection, or the fire department to  open, paint, use, operate, or tamper with a fire hydrant or high pressure hydrant, in the  city,  or a valve in the water supply system of the city, without a permit in writing from the commissioner of environmental protection.  It shall also be unlawful to leave such a hydrant open for a longer period than shall be limited in the permit, or use water for other purposes than shall have been authorized by such commissioner.
      b.  The  commissioner  may  grant  a permit to a person, other than an employee of the department of environmental protection or  of  the  fire department,  to  open, paint, use  or operate a fire hydrant in the city, upon such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the  commissioner  and  upon payment by such permittee of a fee of five dollars for each day for  which such permit is granted. A permittee shall be required, at the time of making application for such permit, to pay to the department a sum sufficient to cover the total fee for the entire period for which such permit is granted.  If  the  work  for which such permit is granted is completed on a date prior to the termination date of  such  permit,  the permittee  shall  be  entitled  to a refund of the fee paid for each day subsequent to such completion date. The commissioner may grant a  permit pursuant  to  this section to any agency or to a non-profit organization for the purpose  of  providing  street  showers  for  children,  without payment of the fee required by this subdivision.
       c.  The  commissioner shall have the power, subject to the approval of the board of estimate, to increase the amount of the fee  prescribed  by subdivision  b  hereof, to an amount sufficient to cover the cost to the city of the supervision and inspection of hydrants  in  connection  with the granting of permits under the provisions of this section.
      d.  Every  permittee  shall  open, paint, use  or  operate  such  hydrant in  accordance with such rules and regulations and such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the commissioner for the purpose  of  protecting and  maintaining  the  hydrant  in  a continuously accessible and usable condition. A permit granted pursuant to this section may be revoked by the commissioner for the failure by the permittee to comply with any of the terms and conditions of the permit or any applicable provision of law.
      e.  The  opening,  painting, use  or operation of a fire hydrant, under a permit  issued pursuant to this section, shall be subject to  inspection  by  an employee  or  employees  of  the department of environmental protection, duly appointed in accordance with the provisions of  the  civil  service  law,  and  assigned  to such duties in accordance with the provisions of  section eleven hundred three of the charter.  The compensation of any such employee or employees shall be paid by the city in accordance with the provisions of section one hundred twenty-three of the charter.  No permittee shall be required to pay the compensation of any employee, of any part thereof, as a condition to the granting of a permit for the opening, painting, use or operation of a fire hydrant.
      §3.  This local law shall take effect ninety days after its enactment into law.
 
 
 
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