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Ordinance Adopted

City of Cranston

ORDINANCE ADOPTED

Pursuant to Section 3.15 of the City Charter, notice is hereby given of the Final Adoption of the following Ordinances.

Complete copies of the Ordinances are available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office and the Cranston Central Library.

Maria Medeiros Wall, JD

City Clerk

ORDINANCE NO. 2012-5 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 15 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, ENTITLED “BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION”

(Overnight Camping Ban for Retail Properties)

*AS AMENDED IN COMMITTEE 2/16/2012

Passed: February 27, 2012

Approved: February 28, 2012

It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

Section 1. Title 15, Article 32, Section .010 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by adding thereto:

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:

“Tent” or “trailer” means any tent, temporary structure, house car, automobile, truck or automobile trailer used for or adaptable for use as living quarters.

“Tourist camp” or “trailer grounds” means any place where two or more tents or trailers are located, or any premises designed or intended for the purpose of supplying the public with locations for two or more tents or trailers.

“Retail Establishment” means any shop, store or other place of trade or entertainment located within the city.

“Unit” means any section of ground in any tourist camp or trailer grounds used or designed for use as the location of a single tent or trailer.

Section 2. Title 15, Article 28, Section .020 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by adding thereto:

15.28 32.020 - Permit for establishment of camps or grounds required—Application.

It shall be unlawful for any person to establish or maintain or to permit the establishment or maintenance of a tourist camp or trailer grounds upon any property owned or controlled by him or her in the city, unless there exists a valid permit therefore, granted by the police committee of the city council and existing in compliance with the provisions of this chapter. The application for such permit shall be accompanied by plans of the proposed or existing tourist camp or trailer grounds, showing the location of all buildings, driveways, unit layouts, toilet facilities, bath, laundry facilities, slop sinks and other improvements, and such permit may be granted to anyone meeting the requirements in a complete and proper manner in the discretion of the police committee of the city council.

Section 3. Title 15, Article 32 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by adding thereto:

15.32.021 – Retail Establishments banned from allowing overnight camping.

It shall be unlawful for any retail establishment to establish, maintain, or allow any kind of overnight camping in a tent or a trailer, as defined by this section, upon any property owned or controlled by him or her in the city. If a retail establishment *or owner knows or should know that their property will be used as an ad hoc camp ground, they must take affirmative steps to dissuade said activity. Affirmative steps include, but are not limited to, posting visible signs with specific reference to this ordinance or taking steps to dissuade trespassers *and causing the violator to be towed.

Section 4. Title 15, Article 32 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by adding thereto:

15.32.041 – Penalties for violating this chapter.

If any section of this chapter, entitled Tourists Camps and Trailer Grounds, is violated, the following fines shall be assessed against the property owner:

$100 for the first offense.

$250 for the second offense.

$500 for each subsequent offense.

In the case of a retail establishment being assessed a fine under this chapter, if the establishment posted adequate, visible signage upon their premises with reference to this ordinance which states camping is not allowed, the retail establishment will be exempt from the fine, and a $100 fine will be assessed to the violators on the retail establishment’s premises.

*Any violation of this chapter shall be enforced by the Cranston Police Department. All fines assessed shall be made payable to the city treasurer, and deposited within the City’s general fund.

Section 5. This Ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.

Sponsored by: Councilman Santamaria

ORDINANCE NO. 2012-6 OF THE CITY COUNCIL IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 10, CHAPTER 32 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005 , ENTITLED “MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC”

(Burr Street Southbound at Macbeth)

Passed : February 27, 2012

Approved: March 8, 2012 pursuant to Sec. 3.12 of the City Charter

It is ordained by the City Council of the City of Cranston as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 10.32, Section .020 entitled “Stop Intersections-Enumerated” is hereby amended by adding the following:

Burr Street, southbound approach, at its intersection with Macbeth Street

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.

Sponsored by: Councilman Santamaria

3/8/12


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