City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
15-O-1322

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBER ANDRE DICKENS TO AMEND CHAPTER 138 (STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND OTHER
PUBLIC PLACES), ARTICLE I (IN GENERAL), SECTION 138-65 (PERMITS FOR
CONSTRUCTION OR EXCAVATION) BY ADDING A NEW SUBSECTION TO
BE CODIFIED AS SECTION 138-65(R) ENTITLED "FULL STREET CLOSURE
NOTIFICATION TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES"; AND FOR OTHER
PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Councilmember, Post 3 At Large Andre Dickens
Category:Personal PaperFunctions:None Required

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. 11 CHAPTER 138 AMENDMENT
  3. 15o1322

Body

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Office of Transportation manages

and permits requests to close lanes, full streets and sidewalks; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Works City's Public Right-of-Way Manual serves as a

reference to anyone needing general information regarding activities conducted under a permit;

 

WHEREAS, Appendix G of the City's Public Right-of-Way Manual requires: 1) a copy of

notification letter to residences and/or businesses informing them of the closure at least five (5)

business days prior to the proposed closure, 2) a signed and dated letter (by the applicant) listing

residences and businesses that were notified about the closure, and that 3) all residences and

businesses affected by the closure must be notified prior to a full street closure permit being

approved; and

 

WHEREAS, in an effort to provide adequate notice to impacted owners of properties and

businesses as well as to provide sufficient notification for streets proposed to be closed for more

than 90 calendar days, the Department of Public Works issued a Notice of Policy/Procedure

Change effective July 6, 2015; and

 

WHEREAS, Atlanta must create an environment in which every neighborhood is a place that is

valued and its residents and businesses are adequately informed and allowed input into their

quality of life; and

 

WHEREAS, in an effort to allow additional time for residents, business owners and

neighborhoods to plan and/or reorganize for street closures of six (6) months or longer the City

should codify the full street closure notification process and modify the Extended Period Full

Street Closure Notification Policy.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF

ATLANTA, GEORGIA as follows:

SECTION 1: That Chapter 138 (Streets, Sidewalks and Other Public Places), Article I (In

General), Section 138-65 (Permits for Construction or Excavation) is amended by adding a new

Subsection to be codified as Section 138-65(r), (Full Street Closure Notification to Residents and

Businesses), which shall read as follows:

 

Sec. 138-65- Permits for construction or excavation.

(r) Full Street Closure Notification to Residents and Businesses. To provide adequate notice to impacted owners of properties and businesses as well as to provide sufficient notification for streets proposed to be closed, the applicant is required to follow the below notification requirements:

 

(1) Full Street Closures (less than 90 days)

a. Businesses and/or residents must be notified by mail at least five (5) business days prior to the proposed closure. (This includes all businesses and residences located between the detour route, the closed street and surrounding areas within a three (3) block radius)

 

 

(2) Full Street Closures (90 days - up to 6 months)

a. Businesses and/or residents that are located on or have access points on the street that is proposed for closure within a one (1) block radius should be notified to at least 30 calendar days in advance.

b. Notifications must be hand delivered or mailed to any impacted Neighborhood Planning Units and/or neighborhood associations at least 30 calendar days in advance

c. Businesses and/or residents, impacted Neighborhood Planning Units and/or neighborhood association located within a three (3) block radius should be notified at least 15 calendar days in advance

(3) Full Street Closures ( 6 months and longer)

a. Businesses and/or residents that are located on or have access points on the street that is proposed for closure within a one (1) block radius should be notified to at least 45 calendar days in advance.

b. Notifications must be hand delivered or mailed to any impacted Neighborhood Planning Units and/or neighborhood associations at least 45 calendar days in advance

c. Businesses and/or residents, impacted Neighborhood Planning Units and/or neighborhood association located within a three (3) block radius should be notified at least 3 0 calendar days in advance

 

SECTION 2: That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the terms of this

ordinance are hereby repealed only to the extent of conflict.

Meeting History

Jul 20, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Jul 28, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Aug 17, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 25, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Sep 8, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 15, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Sep 21, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 29, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 5, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 13, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 19, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 27, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 2, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 9, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 16, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 1, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Dec 7, 2015 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 15, 2015 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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HELD

Jan 4, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 12, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FILED BY COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Yolanda Adrean, Andre Dickens, Howard Shook, Alex Wan, Joyce M Sheperd
Jan 19, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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FILED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 12 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:FILED [12 TO 0]
AYES:Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms
ABSENT:Joyce M Sheperd
AWAY:Michael Julian Bond, Kwanza Hall