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City to Vote on Bamboo Law Tuesday

Resolution proposes regulating or prohibiting fast-growing plant.

File photo.
File photo.

A public hearing will be held at tonight's City Council meeting to discuss a resolution that would regulate or prohibit the growth of bamboo around Glen Cove. 

The resolution would add Chapter 235, Part 4 – Bamboo, Article XI General Provisions and Regulations to the city code. 

The resolution is as follows:

Chapter 235.

Part 4 – BAMBOO

Article XI General Provisions and Regulations (§ 235-82 - § 235-85)

§ 235-82 Purpose and intent.

A. Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to promote and protect the property, property values and welfare of the residents of the City of Glen Cove and their guests, and of the visitors to the City, and to protect the property and preserve the aesthetic qualities of the environment of the City of Glen Cove.

B. Intent. It is the finding of the City Council that the planting and/or the growing of bamboo, within the City of Glen Cove has been and will continue to be destructive to the natural environment, including indigenous flora, and destructive to structures and walks on properties within the City adjoining and neighboring those properties where bamboo has been planted and/or permitted to grow; that because of these effects the planting and the growing of bamboo threatens the value and physical integrity of both public and private property in the City; and that therefore, in order to protect and preserve said environment and values, the City declares it necessary to regulate or prohibit the planting and/or growing of bamboo within the City.

The full resolution, including general provisions, can be found on the City of Glen Cove website. 

The city is expected to vote on the resolution following the hearing.

The full agenda is as follows:

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013

GLEN COVE CITY HALL

 

  1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

  1. PUBLIC HEARING

 

A         To discuss adding Chapter 235, Part 4 – Bamboo, Article XI General Provisions and Regulations

 

  1. APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES of November 26, 2013

 

  1. FINANCIAL REPORTS

 

  1. WARRANTS

 

  1. RESOLUTIONS, ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS

 

A         Resolution adopting Local Law 03-2013, Chapter 235, Part 4 – Bamboo, Article XI General Provisions and Regulations.

            (CE/MM)                                                                    (Proposed by Mayor Suozzi)

B         Resolution accepting the formal dedication of Lee Gray Court from Glen Cove Housing Authority as a Glen Cove City road, subject to the requirements established by the Department of Public Works.

(CA/VT)                                                                      (Proposed by Mayor Suozzi)

C         Resolution authorizing the City Council to adopt the Annual Plan of the Glen Cove Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and Public Housing Agency Certifications of Compliance.

(CDA/FM)                                                                  (Proposed by Mayor Suozzi)

D         Resolution authorizing the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce to erect lawn signs December 4, 2013 through December 16, 2013, to advertise annual “Pancake Breakfast with Santa”.

                                                                                    (Proposed by Mayor Suozzi)

  1. APPOINTMENTS

 

A         Department of Public Works

 

B         Youth Bureau

 

  1. COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND AGENCY

 

A         Housing Authority

 

  1. SALARY ADJUSTMENTS

 

  1. DISCUSSION

GLEN COVE CITY COUNCIL WILL CONVENE NEXT:

 

      PRECOUNCIL:        December 17, 2013

 

     COUNCIL:                 December 23, 2013

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