Ordinances Adopted

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ORDINANCES ADOPTED

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

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

Maria Medeiros Wall, JD

City Clerk

ORDINANCE NO. 2017-43 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 8.28,

OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “HEALTH AND SAFETY”

FIRE PREVENTION CODE

(Cooking Fires)

*As Amended in Committee 12/7/2017

Passed: Dec. 18, 2017

Approved: Dec. 21, 2017

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. *Homeowners should make themselves aware of the current fire code (and subsequent amendments which may follow) which states that homeowners shall not have any fire within ten feet of a structure or building.

*2. A. 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. B. No trash, leaves, stumps, treated, painted or varnished or otherwise coated lumber or material shall be burned.

*4. C. An adult must be in attendance at all times *the fire is burning. the cooking equipment is in use.

*D. Existing permanent cooking structures are allowed to remain if in working condition in 2017.

*5. 2. 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

ORDINANCE NO. 2017-43 IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 6.08 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS”

(Animals Wild/ Hybrid)

Passed: Dec. 18, 2017

Approved: Dec. 21, 2017

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

1/4/18

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