Following a meeting with the City Comptroller and Department of Design and Construction (DDC); we have the following information for those that have been affected by the Calamus Ave project. (please see the attached document for full details)
Any claim that is filed by the public (whether it be regarding an accident, property damage, etc) comes to the attention of the Resident Engineer, Community Construction Liaison, or other project staff, the Property Damage/Claim must be completed by the Complainant and submitted to the Resident Engineer.
The contractor must be informed of all potential claims and all the elements of said complaints. The Complainant must contact the contractor directly regarding their claim. If the Contractor has not satisfied the complaint in 10 days, then they should contact the Borough Engineer and provide the details of their case.
Upon receipt of a letter detailing the claim from the Claimant, the Borough Director’s letter of response along with the appropriate NYC Comptroller’s Claim Form/Instructions and the Contractor’s insurance information will be forwarded to the Claimant. Forward a copy of the Borough Director’s response to DDC’s Insurance Risk Management Unit.
If the claim involves water service or sewer house connection damages, the Engineer-In-Charge must be informed promptly.
The affected homeowners should file with the Contractor’s insurance, the homeowner’s own insurance and the Comptroller’s
Office to have all the bases covered. For those interested in attending our free legal services event, we’ve attached the flyer.
Additionally, CAC Industries will write letters for those who currently have received parking violations in order to have their tickets waived. There will be three day notices posted for any future change of parking rules, in order to avoid further violations. To request a waiver for a parking violation, contact CAC Industries at (718) 729-3600.
To file a claim with the City Comptroller’s office, a downloadable form is available on their website
For any further questions or any issues we encourage all individual homeowners/residents to contact our office directly, feel free to call our office at (718) 651-3185.
The Office of Assemblymember Brian Barnwell