This bill would require any City agency or entity contracted with a City agency that is engaging in a project that will result in the removal of 5 or more trees to provide 60 days advance notice of the planned removal to the local Community Board and Council Member.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 1037
By Council Members Grodenchik and Yeger
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to notice for the removal of trees
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 18 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 18-156 to read as follows:
§ 18-156 Notification of tree removal. Not less than 60 days prior to the commencement of any project that may require the removal of five or more trees by any city agency or any entity acting pursuant to a contract with a city agency, such city agency shall notify of such removal all community boards and the district offices of all council members in which such trees to be removed are located. Such notification shall be by electronic or regular mail and shall include, but need not be limited to, the estimated number of trees to be removed and the dates of the expected removal of such trees.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.
LS 1061/Int 349/2014