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Meeting Name: Committee on Parks and Recreation Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/27/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 2)
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T2021-7868 *   Oversight - Maintaining the City’s Tree StockOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2021-7868 *   Oversight - Maintaining the City’s Tree StockOversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0098-2018 *Peter A. Koo Proposed Int. No. 98-AAbandoned tree pits.IntroductionThis bill aims to remove hazards from sidewalks and improve the aesthetic of city neighborhoods by requiring the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation to replace trees and vegetation in empty tree pits. In cases where replanting is not feasible, the Commissioner would be required to remove the tree pit.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0098-2018 *Peter A. Koo  Abandoned tree pits.IntroductionThis bill aims to remove hazards from sidewalks and improve the aesthetic of city neighborhoods by requiring the Commissioner of Parks and Recreation to replace trees and vegetation in empty tree pits. In cases where replanting is not feasible, the Commissioner would be required to remove the tree pit.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0199-2018 *Robert F. Holden  Undertaking of surveys before planting trees.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of parks and recreation to conduct a survey of the area within a 10 foot radius of a proposed tree planting site to confirm that planting a tree at such site will not interfere with usage of the street or sidewalk or interfere with water pipes, sewers, or other infrastructure near or underneath the tree. The department of parks and recreation must make each completed tree-planting survey available online on its website.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0199-2018 *Robert F. Holden  Undertaking of surveys before planting trees.IntroductionThis bill would require the department of parks and recreation to conduct a survey of the area within a 10 foot radius of a proposed tree planting site to confirm that planting a tree at such site will not interfere with usage of the street or sidewalk or interfere with water pipes, sewers, or other infrastructure near or underneath the tree. The department of parks and recreation must make each completed tree-planting survey available online on its website.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0467-2018 *Daniel Dromm   Requests for trees.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to collect and publish data related to its rejection of street tree work permits.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0467-2018 *Daniel Dromm   Requests for trees.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to collect and publish data related to its rejection of street tree work permits.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0552-2018 *Mark Levine  Posting of information online regarding tree stump removal.IntroductionThis bill would require the Parks Department to post on its website information relating to the number of remaining tree stumps in each borough that are in need of removal.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0552-2018 *Mark Levine  Posting of information online regarding tree stump removal.IntroductionThis bill would require the Parks Department to post on its website information relating to the number of remaining tree stumps in each borough that are in need of removal.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0957-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli  Replacement of city-owned trees that have been lawfully removed.IntroductionThis bill would limit the number of replacement trees that are required to be planted by the Department of Parks & Recreation, by individuals and by entities that lawfully remove trees during construction projects in certain lower density residential districts. Specifically, the bill would require that the number of caliper inches of replacement trees be no greater than two times the number of caliper inches removed in R1, R2 and R3 zoning districts.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0957-2018 *Joseph C. Borelli  Replacement of city-owned trees that have been lawfully removed.IntroductionThis bill would limit the number of replacement trees that are required to be planted by the Department of Parks & Recreation, by individuals and by entities that lawfully remove trees during construction projects in certain lower density residential districts. Specifically, the bill would require that the number of caliper inches of replacement trees be no greater than two times the number of caliper inches removed in R1, R2 and R3 zoning districts.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2365-2021 *Peter A. Koo  Creation of a task force to coordinate the removal of fallen trees due to a severe weather event.IntroductionThis bill would create a Downed Tree Task Force consisting of NYC Emergency Management, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), the Police Department, Fire Department, Department of Information Technology, Department of Sanitation, Department of Transportation and representatives from the major utility companies to assist in the safe clearing and removal of City owned trees and/or tree limbs that have fallen as a result of a severe weather event.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2365-2021 *Peter A. Koo  Creation of a task force to coordinate the removal of fallen trees due to a severe weather event.IntroductionThis bill would create a Downed Tree Task Force consisting of NYC Emergency Management, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), the Police Department, Fire Department, Department of Information Technology, Department of Sanitation, Department of Transportation and representatives from the major utility companies to assist in the safe clearing and removal of City owned trees and/or tree limbs that have fallen as a result of a severe weather event.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2366-2021 *Peter A. Koo  Tree health assessments and inspections.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to conduct risk and health assessments of all street and parks trees under its jurisdiction, publicly post the criteria DPR utilizes to inspect such trees, and submit an annual report on how many trees are referred for inspection each year, how many are actually inspected each year and the results of such inspections.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 2366-2021 *Peter A. Koo  Tree health assessments and inspections.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to conduct risk and health assessments of all street and parks trees under its jurisdiction, publicly post the criteria DPR utilizes to inspect such trees, and submit an annual report on how many trees are referred for inspection each year, how many are actually inspected each year and the results of such inspections.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available