City Councilor Ed Flynn (South Boston, South End, Chinatown, Downtown) wants to do something about construction workers he says are starting earlier finishing later than allowed and leaving the streets they work on a mess.
In a request for a formal hearing on the matter, Flynn says constituents "have reported construction taking place outside of the permitted hours of 7am-6pm; early in the morning, late in the evening, or on the weekend and holidays without a permit at all."
He adds that South End residents are fed up with the large number of exemptions being granted for before- and after-hour "emergency" work, while residents in Chinatown and South Boston are concerned about "security and safety in all phases of development at construction sites, damages to neighboring properties, the need for adherence to approved plans, and suitable rodent control."
The council as a whole hears Flynn's request at its regular Wednesday meeting, which starts at noon in the council's fifth-floor chambers in City Hall. If the rest of the council agrees, Flynn, a council committee with schedule a formal hearing to dig into the issue.