This proposed bill would provide advance notice of certain construction-related disruptions to certain public officials and members of the public.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 997
By Council Members Cumbo, Ampry-Samuel, Yeger, Rivera and Holden
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the provision of advance notice of certain construction-related disruptions
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subchapter 1 of chapter 1 of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-159.2 to read as follows:
§ 19-159.2 Advance notification of certain interruptions required. a. If a construction project overseen by the department of design and construction or any other city agency requires an interruption of vehicular traffic or parking, pedestrian traffic or access, or sewer, telephone or electrical service, not less than seventy-two hours prior to such interruption the agency overseeing the construction project shall provide written notification to each of the following:
1. The council member in the district where such interruption will occur. Notification under this paragraph may be made by e-mail or facsimile.
2. The community board in the district where such interruption will occur. Notification under this paragraph may be made by e-mail or facsimile.
3. The 311 customer service center. Notification under this paragraph may be made by e-mail or facsimile.
4. Residents who live within three blocks of an interruption of vehicular traffic or parking or pedestrian traffic or access. Notification under this paragraph may be made by placing notices on nearby public property or by any other lawful means reasonably calculated to notify nearby residents of the interruption.
5. Residents who live in buildings that will be directly affected by an interruption of sewer, telephone or electrical service. Notification under this paragraph shall be made by personal delivery to all residents who will be affected, except that if the department is unable to make contact with any such resident in order to make personal delivery, notification may be made by placing a notice for such resident at the main entrance to the building.
b. Such notification shall include all of the following information, as applicable:
1. The project identification number.
2. The nature of the interruption.
3. The scheduled start date and anticipated end date of the interruption.
4. The contact information of the community construction liaison for the project.
c. This section does not apply to any interruption described in subdivision a that must be implemented immediately to preserve public health or safety.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after its enactment.
LS# 4567/Int. 350-2014