NOTICE OF CLEANING AND UPKEEP OPERATIONS TO COMMENCE FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 2011
To Whom It May Concern:
Please be advised that we will be conducting deferred cleaning and maintenance in Zuccotti Park on Friday, October 14th. In the past three weeks we have been unable to perform our normal daily upkeep operations. As a result, and particularly because of the heavy and continuous park usage during this time, conditions in the Park have deteriorated presenting health and cleanliness issues which must be addressed.
We intend to proceed to clean the Park in sections so that one-third of the Park will be cleaned at a time while the remaining portions of the Park can continue to be used. Cleaning operations will commence on the western portion (Church Street) of the Park at 7:00 AM, and Brookfield representatives will be in the Park to delineate each of the areas being cleaned. It will be necessary for the public to leave the portion of the Park being cleaned while cleaning operations are underway, and to remove any possessions from the area being cleaned. Any possessions left in an area when it is ready to be cleaned will be considered to have been left there because they have been abandoned and they will be disposed of accordingly.
We anticipate that it will take approximately 4 hours to clean each section of the Park. Once a section has been cleaned, it will be re-opened to the public for lawful use consistent with our regulations. For your information, a copy of Brookfield’s regulations governing the use of the Park is attached to this Notice.
ZUCCOTTI PARK IS A PRIVATELY-OWNED SPACE THAT IS DESIGNED AND INTENDED FOR USE AND ENJOYMENT BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR PASSIVE RECREATION.
FOR THE SAFETY AND ENJOYMENT OF EVERYONE, THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF BEHAVIOR ARE PROHIBITED IN ZUCCOTTI PARK:
- CAMPING AND/OR THE ERECTION OF TENTS OR OTHER STRUCTURES.
- LYING DOWN ON THE GROUND, OR LYING DOWN ON BENCHES, SITTING AREAS OR WALKWAYS WHICH UNREASONABLY INTERFERES WITH THE USE OF BENCHES, SITTING AREAS OR WALKWAYS BY OTHERS.
- THE PLACEMENT OF TARPS OR SLEEPING BAGS OR OTHER COVERING ON THE PROPERTY.
- STORAGE OR PLACEMENT OF PERSONAL PROPERTY ON THE GROUND, BENCHES, SITTING AREAS OR WALKWAYS WHICH UNREASONABLY INTERFERES WITH THE USE OF SUCH AREAS BY OTHERS.
- THE USE OF BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS AND ROLLER BLADES.
- REMOVAL OF OBJECTS FROM TRASH RECEPTACLES.
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I posted two calls for support/action that are out on FB to the library’s facebook page. The cleanup tonight, and the defense tomorrow. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Wall-Street-Library
Thanks Michael–it’s a little hectic today. PR/press has issued a wonderful call for support for tomorrow morning that was read in an afternoon GA today–could you try to get in touch with them & post that on our site as well? Maybe they already have it up on the GA site. I’m going to be away from computer/phone for awhile.
Posted. I won’t be able to be there again until tomorrow night, but I’ll be online, so everyone feel free to email me stuff – photograph things and email them, I’ll write stuff up, I’ll post.
Ok, I updated it based on the text I found for the notice online, let me know if it’s correct.
I found the rest of the text online – Betsy, I’ll go ahead and add it and reformat a little.
Oh, the text gets cut off – can you post the rest? (Thanks for posting this.)