ORDINANCE COMMITTEE - Thursday, September 17, 2020



A Public Hearing on the following proposed Ordinances will be held before the Ordinance Committee on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. pursuant to Section 3.12 of the Charter via Zoom

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When: Sep 17, 2020 06:30 PM
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Topic: Ordinance

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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 deaf 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.”

Michael Favicchio, Chair Leanne Zarrella, JD
Ordinance Committee City Clerk

(Citizens Guide to Land
Development Process)

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

Section 1. Chapter 17.04.060 of the Code of the City of Cranston, 2005, entitled “Publication and availability and maintenance of zoning ordinance” is hereby amended by adding the following.

A. Printed copies of the zoning ordinance and map(s) of the city are available to the general public for a reasonable fee and shall be revised to include all amendments. Copies of the zoning ordinance shall be kept in the office of the city clerk.
B. The city clerk shall be responsible for maintenance and update of the text and zoning map(s) that comprise the zoning ordinance. Changes which impact the zoning map shall be depicted on the map within ninety (90) days of the authorized change(s).
C. The city solicitor and city planning department shall review the zoning ordinance at reasonable intervals and whenever changes are made to the comprehensive plan of the city, shall identify to the city council any changes necessary in the text or map(s) of the zoning ordinance.
D. Upon publication of a zoning ordinance and map and any amendment thereto, the city
clerk shall send a copy without charge to the Associate Director of the Division of Planning of the Department of Administration of the state of Rhode Island and to the State Law Library.
E. The planning department shall create, maintain, and periodically update, consistent with changes in state law, a “Citizens Guide to the Land Development Process” to include information relating to the land development process involving the zoning ordinance, the role and purpose of the Zoning Board of Review, the process for zone changes, the role of the City Council, the role of the City Plan Commission and the Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Map. The planning department will coordinate the preparation of the Citizens Guide to the Land Development Process with the zoning official, city clerk and the law department. The guide when completed will be available in the Planning Department, Department of Inspections and the City Clerk’s Office. The guide shall also be posted on the city website for access and reference by the public.
Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its final adoption.

Ordinance sponsored by
Councilmen Hopkins and Paplauskas

7/30, 8/6, 8/13/20


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