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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, December 7, 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. 11-17-01 N AMENDMENT OF

TITLE 10 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005,

ENTITLED “MOTOR VEHICLES

AND TRAFFIC”, “No Parking On Certain Streets-Generally”

(Narragansett Blvd at Hudson, Sefton and Strathmore)

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

SECTION 1. Chapter 10.32.040 entitled “No Parking On Certain Streets - Generally” is hereby amended by adding the following:

Narragansett Boulevard, east side, from Hudson Place southerly to the National Grid utility pole located in front of 1432 Narragansett Boulevard.

Narragansett Boulevard, west side, between Sefton Drive and Strathmore Road.

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

Sponsored by Councilman Stycos

Referred to Ordinance Committee

December 7, 2017

PROPOSED ORDINANCE

NO. 11-17-03 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 8.28, OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005,

ENTITLED “HEALTH AND SAFETY”FIRE PREVENTION CODE

(Cooking Fires)

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

SECTION 1: Title 8 entitled “Health and Safety” is hereby amended by adding thereto the following chapter Sec. 28.1. Outdoor “Fire” (Cooking Fires of any Kind)

No person shall kindle or maintain any fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained in the city of Cranston with the following exceptions:

1.Cooking of food on barbecues, fireplaces or grills shall at least be ten feet from the property line of each adjacent owner.

2. All cooking and or fire features must be contained in an enclosure that is constructed from brick, masonry, metal or other non-combustible material.

3. No trash, leaves, stumps, treated, pained or varnished or otherwise coated lumber or material shall be burned.

4. An adult must be in attendance at all times the fire is burning.

5. Fires authorized by the Fire Department for the purpose of training firefighters and retarding the spread of fires.

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

Sponsored by Councilman Stycos

Referred to Ordinance Committee

December 7, 2017

PROPOSED ORDINANCE

NO. 11-17-04 IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 6.08 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS”

(Animals Wild/ Hybrid)

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

Section 1. Chapter 6.08.010 entitled “Dogs and Other Animals” is hereby amended as follows:

6.08.010 Definitions:

For purposes of this chapter the following shall be added to said definitions subsequent to the paragraph entitled “Dog Pound”;

“Exotic /Wild/Hybrid Animals” shall include, but not be limited to venomous snakes, alligators, crocodiles, chimpanzees, wolves, hybrid dogs, skunks, raccoons, bats, and groundhogs. Wild and hybrid cats shall be defined as any cat which possesses combined lineage from domestic cats (Felis domesticus) and any wildcat (Felis silvestris) and shall include, but not be limited to Savannah, Bengal, Toyger, Chausie, Cheetoh, Jungle Lynx, Serengeti & Pixiebob.

Section 2. Chapter 6.08.020 “Enforcement of Chapter” shall be amended by adding the following:

The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the dog officer of the city and any police officer of the city, and all violations of this chapter shall be referred to Cranston Municipal Court, and to any State Agency or Court of Competent Jurisdiction.

Section 3. Chapter 6.08.050 “Impoundment” paragraph F shall be amended as follows:

No animal shall be destroyed, transferred to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or otherwise disposed of, or delivered to anyone other than the owner, by the dog officer pursuant to this chapter, until five days has elapsed after written notice to the owner of the animal that the animal is impounded and informing the owner of the conditions under which custody of the animal may be regained. Such written notice shall be delivered to the owner by a police officer or be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested. Except where Exotic/Wild/Hybrid animals are involved, and state law requires transfer of said animal to a state agency.

Section 4. Chapter 6.08.080 entitled “Confinement of certain dogs , other animals” shall be amended by adding the following paragraph:

G. The owner of any Exotic/Wild/Hybrid animal as defined in Section 6.08.010, shall be responsible for its actions and should the animal bite or otherwise inflict any injury upon any person or persons, he or she shall be subject to a fine of $500.00 per violation, or 20 days in jail, or both.

Nothing contained in this chapter shall be deemed to supersede the Authority, with the exception of paragraph G section 6.08.080, with RIGL sections 20-1-18, 20-17-9 and 42-35-1 et seq003.

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

Sponsored by:

Council Vice-President Favicchio

Referred to Ordinance Committee:

December 7, 2017

11/30/17

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