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CITY OF CRANSTON

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A Public Hearing on the following proposed Ordinance will be held before the Ordinance Committee on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. City Council Chambers, 869 Park Avenue, Cranston, R.I. pursuant to Section 3.12 of the Charter.

Complete copies of proposed Ordinances are available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office, and the Cranston Central Library and the City’s website cranstonri.com under calendar by clicking on the meeting date.

“Individuals requesting interpreter services for the dear or hard of hearing must notify the City Clerk’s Office at 461-1000 ext. 3197 seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the hearing date.”

Councilman Christopher G. Paplauskas, Chairman

Ordinance Committee

Maria Medeiros Wall, JD

City Clerk

PROPOSED ORDINANCE

NO. 7-17-01 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 10, CHAPTER 32.500 OF

THE CODE OF THE CITY OF

CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED

“MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC”

(Prospect Street – 1 hr parking)

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

Section 1. Chapter 10.32.500 entitled “One Hour Parking Generally” is hereby amended by removing the following:

[Prospect Street, east and west sides, southerly, from Park Avenue to dead end]

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

Sponsored by: Councilman Stycos

Refer to Ordinance Committee

August 17, 2017

PROPOSED ORDINANCE

NO. 7-17-02 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 10, CHAPTER 28 OF

THE CODE OF THE CITY OF

CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED

“VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC”

(Overnight Parking Permits)

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

Section 1. Chapter 10.28, entitled “ STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING GENERALLY” is hereby amended by adding thereto the following:

10.28.091- Overnight Parking Program

A. This Program is limited to homeowners who have no driveway or other place to park. A front yard or sidewalk shall not be considered a place to park.

B. Residents of Cranston may obtain a Residential Parking Permit from the Cranston Police Department. Residents of Cranston may obtain a 1 year Residential Parking Permit for a fee of one hundred dollars ($100), which would allow on-street parking to holders of the permit, so long as the holders of the permit do not violate other citywide parking restrictions, any other parking ordinance(s), or any restriction included within this chapter.

C. Residency within the City of Cranston must be proven when applying for the Residential Parking Permit. Residency within the City may be proven through a copy of a deed, utility bill, tax bill, rent receipt or other accurate means of proving residency in Cranston. Should an applicant submit a fraudulent address or fraudulent registration, the permit shall be voided without refund, and a fine shall be assessed against the original applicant in the amount of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250). The application for the Residential Parking Permit must include an affidavit attesting that information included for this part of the submission is true and accurate.

D. Only vehicles registered in Rhode Island may be issued a Residential Parking Permit. Applicants must submit proof that their vehicle is registered in the State of Rhode Island. All outstanding parking tickets must be paid. Furthermore, all outstanding vehicle taxes must be paid and up to date. The application for the Residential Parking Permit must include an affidavit attesting that information included for this part of the submission is true and accurate.

E. Special Rules for other vehicles and circumstances

1. No commercial vehicles are eligible for Residential Parking Permit(s). Only standard issued passenger plates, such as but not limited to, veterans plates, prisoner of war plates, purple heart plates, Boston Red Sox plates, Patriots Plates, and handicapped plates.

2. Leased cars may be issued a Residential Parking Permit if the leased car is principally garaged in Cranston. The owner of the vehicle applying for a Residential Parking Permit must, in addition to complying with the registration and residency requirements of this chapter, submit a copy of the lease agreement with the application.

3. Rental Cars may be issued a Residential Parking permit if said rental car is being used by a resident of Cranston if the resident’s primary automobile is unavailable due to an accident, repair work, or other unforeseen event. The maximum duration that a rental car may be issued a Residential Parking Permit is sixty (60) days.

4. Residents of dorms on a college or university campus within the City of Cranston may not be issued a Residential Parking Permit

5. Residents who reside in a complex or dwelling that contains more than five (5) units, including but not limited to condominiums and apartments, may not obtain a Residential Parking Permit.

F. Payment of the one hundred dollar ($100) fee is due when the application is submitted to the City. Payment shall be made through cash or money order, and shall be made payable to the City of Cranston. The Residential Parking Permit will expire one year from the date of issuance by the City.

G. Use and Restrictions of the Residential Parking Permit

1. Residential Parking Permits allow holders to lawfully park overnight on streets. This does not allow holders of the permit to overcome any other parking restriction or ordinance in the City including, but not limited to, current designated no parking areas, no parking in crosswalks, no parking in front of fire hydrants, parking bans for snow removal or other City maintenance or any other parking ban found within the Cranston Municipal Code.

2. A Residential Parking Permit may not be transferred to another automobile or another person.

Section 2. Chapter 10.28, entitled “STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING GENERALLY” is hereby amended by adding thereto the following:

10.28.90- All Night Parking

Prohibited

It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to park the same on any street for a period of time longer than two hours between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. of any day unless the operator of the vehicle has obtained a Residential Parking Permit pursuant to 10.28.091.

Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.

Sponsored by: Councilman Stycos

PROPOSED ORDINANCE IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 8.28 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF

CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

STANDARDS”( Residential

Dumpster Permit Requirement)

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

Section 1. Chapter 8.28 Entitled “Property Maintenance Standards” is herby amended by adding the following new sections

8.28.050 Residential Dumpster Permit Requirement

In no way shall a homeowner have a construction or temporary dumpster in a residential area in excess of two weeks without the prior permission of the City of Cranston Inspections Department. If said homeowner demonstrates a clear need for an extension in excess of the initial two weeks a reasonable date for its removal shall be established.

Failure to comply with either the initial notice to the City of Cranston Inspections Department or an unapproved extension of presence of said construction or temporary dumpster shall result in a $50.00 (Fifty-Dollar) fine

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

Sponsored by Councilman McAuley

Referred to Ordinance Committee

August 17, 2017

7/27/17

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