Yonkers Council To Get Proposal For Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Businesses

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Yonkers City Council Minority Leader Michael Sabatino
Yonkers City Council Minority Leader Michael Sabatino Photo Credit: Contributed

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers City Council Minority Leader Michael Sabatino is calling on businesses to install carbon monoxide detectors. 

A restaurant manager in Long Island succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning while on the job in February, according to a press release from Sabatino's office.

In addition to getting businesses to install detectors, Sabatino is taking the initiative a step further. 

"I am proposing an ordinance ... to require any business that serves the public and is housed in a building that burns fossil fuel to install carbon monoxide detectors," Sabatino said in the release. "One detector per 10,000 sq. feet or any part thereof would be required. This will afford protection to the employees as well as to the patrons. It’s a small cost to prevent a tragedy and also reduces the businesses liability."

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Very good decision, Councilman, Michael Sabatino. It help many lives. if possible city take initial to distribute it to the property owners at a low cost so that rip off by intermediaries can be avoided. I could take one in such a case. One important thing City Council have to take initiation is to keep our roads safer. Now our roads are a mess, full of potholes, and uneven manholes, a nightmare to the motorists. Where is the DPW. They are supposed to fix the roads right away. Why they are not maintaining the roads .Do some thing.I reported this issue at the Community Budget hearing hosted by Senator George Latiimer & Assembly Member Shelley Mayer on Feb. 24th, 2014.raise your voices if you don't have enough money to fix the roads.