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Record #: O2016-6451   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 9/14/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 10-20-150 and 10-32-080 regarding issuance of permits and waiver of license fees for donating and planting trees or other plant materials in public way
Sponsors: Smith, Michele, Tunney, Thomas, Reilly, Brendan, Pawar, Ameya, Munoz, Ricardo
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 20 Work On & Under Public Ways, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 32 Trees, Plants & Shrubs
Attachments: 1. O2016-6451.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

ORDINANCE



WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is known for its beauty and is improved by landscaping that is aesthetically pleasing, supports environmentalism, and promotes the unique natural identity of its neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS, the City seeks to encourage tree planting in the public way by private individuals and Not-For-Profit organizations; and
WHEREAS, prior inconsistencies in the Municipal Code of Chicago caused those seeking to donate and plant trees in the public way, to pay permit fees as a result of a donation; and
WHEREAS, The City desires to remove permit and license fees associated with donating and planting a tree in the public way in the City, now therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Section 10-20-150 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended inserting the language underscored, as follows:
10-20-150 Permit - Fees - Issuance.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to make an opening in, or to construct or repair any pavement in, any public way or other public place without first obtaining a public way work permit from the commissioner of transportation; provided, however, that any such opening, construction or repair may be performed by a person holding the public way work license required by this article, who is not a permittee under this section but who is acting as subcontractor for, or otherwise acting under instructions from, as agent for, on behalf of, or in concert with, a permittee under this section. A permit fee shall be required for creating any opening in, or for constructing or repairing any pavement in, the public way. Beginning on January 1, 2009, the permit fee for creating a pavement opening or for pavement construction or repair shall be $337.00 for each such opening to be created or each such construction or repair project. Beginning on January 1, 2009, the permit fee for creating an opening, or for construction or repair, in any parkway or unimproved portion of the public way s...

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