File #: Int 0957-2018    Version: Name: Replacement of city-owned trees that have been lawfully removed.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Parks and Recreation
On agenda: 6/7/2018
Enactment date: 12/11/2021 Law number: 2021/141
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the replacement of city-owned trees that have been lawfully removed
Sponsors: Joseph C. Borelli, Kalman Yeger , Deborah L. Rose, Francisco P. Moya, Justin L. Brannan, Keith Powers , Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Ben Kallos, Mark Gjonaj , I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This 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.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required, Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 957-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 957, 3. Int. No. 957, 4. June 7, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-7-18, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 7, 2018, 7. Committee Report 9/27/21, 8. Hearing Testimony 9/27/21, 9. Hearing Transcript 9/27/21, 10. Proposed Int. No. 957-A - 11/9/21, 11. Committee Report 11/10/21, 12. Hearing Transcript 11/10/21, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. November 10, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-10-21, 16. Int. No. 957-A (FINAL), 17. Fiscal Impact Statement, 18. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 19. Local Law 141
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/13/2021AJoseph C. Borelli City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/11/2021AJoseph C. Borelli Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/10/2021AJoseph C. Borelli City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/10/2021AJoseph C. Borelli City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/10/2021*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/10/2021*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Parks and Recreation Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/10/2021*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Parks and Recreation Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/10/2021AJoseph C. Borelli Committee on Parks and Recreation Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/2021*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Parks and Recreation Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/2021*Joseph C. Borelli Committee on Parks and Recreation Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2018*Joseph C. Borelli City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/7/2018*Joseph C. Borelli City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 957-A

 

By Council Members Borelli, Yeger, Rose, Moya, Brannan, Powers, Salamanca, Kallos, Gjonaj and Miller

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the replacement of city-owned trees that have been lawfully removed

 

 Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Subdivision e of section 18-107 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

e. The department shall promulgate such rules as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this section, including but not limited to rules governing the fee to be paid to the department and any method used to calculate the number and size of the replacement trees required to be planted, provided that: [such]

1. Such replacement trees shall, at a minimum, equal one caliper inch of replacement tree for each caliper inch of tree removed;

2. The number of caliper inches of replacement trees to be required in zoning districts R1, R2 and R3 shall be no greater than twice the number of caliper inches removed; and

3. In promulgating such rules, the department shall [substantially] comply with guidelines set forth [by the international society of arboriculture] in the most recent version of the guide for plant appraisal, published by the council of tree and landscape appraisers on or before December 31, 2017, provided that the department shall review each update to such standards and guide to determine whether any new rules should be promulgated consistent with such updated standards and guide.  

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of parks and recreation may promulgate rules or take other actions for the implementation of this local law prior to such effective date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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