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Manhattan Community Board Five

Request for street sweeping on 17th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square West.

WHEREAS, There is currently no street sweeping by the New York Sanitation Department on the south side of 17th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue; and

WHEREAS, There is currently street sweeping on the north side of the same block, six days per week, but only for six public, non-commercial parking spaces; and

WHEREAS, The current muni-metered parking schedule, allowing commercial traffic only, for the rest of the same block is Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and

WHEREAS, There are several residential and commercial buildings on this short block along with eight restaurants, thereby creating a significant amount of debris; and

WHEREAS, The New York Sanitation Department has indicated that regularly scheduled street sweeping on both sides of this block can be accomplished through a request by CB5 for a scheduling change, including a request to DOT that the muni-metered parking schedule be changed to start at 9:00am so that street sweeping can occur between 8:00am and 9:00am; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends advising the Department of Transportation and the New York Sanitation Department to revise its schedule to address current sanitary conditions on the block and to accommodate current parking regulations by having the muni-metered parking schedule changed to begin at 9:00am and sweeping both sides of the street between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Monday-Saturdays.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 23 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstaining.

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