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Application from Broadway Green Alliance for “Winter E-Waste Recycling Rally” in Father Duffy Square on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, December 12, 2013, the following resolution passed with a unanimous vote of 34 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:

WHEREAS, Broadway Green Alliance ("Applicant") has submitted a permit application to hold "Winter E-Waste Recycling Rally," a community recycling event with limited performances and speeches with Broadway Cares in Father Duffy Square on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; and

WHEREAS, Set-up will commence at 9:00 a.m., with breakdown completed by 3:00 p.m.; and

WHEREAS, The event is free and open to the public, with no promotion or sale of goods, consisting of a collection point for members of the public to drop off any electronic items to be recycled, along with short performances by Broadway performers; and

WHEREAS, The event is part of an annual series encouraging E-Waste recycling with corporate partners the NFL Environmental Program and Verizon, and community partner Broadway Cares, with Verizon funding the collection, sorting, packing, shipping, and recycling of the electronic waste; and

WHEREAS, Signage is limited to a maximum of five small standing banners promoting the event, 5' x 3', with unobtrusive logos that were not deemed inappropriate; and

WHEREAS, Applicant will not be handing out leaflets, and there will be no food or drinks served, reducing the impact of sanitation from the event; and

WHEREAS, Applicant will restrict the amplified sound to the staging area for community speakers and performers from Broadway Cares; and

WHEREAS, Times Square Alliance has been presented with the plans for the event and has raised no objection; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application from Broadway Green Alliance for "Winter E-Waste Recycling Rally" in FATHER DUFFY SQUARE on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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