ORDINANCE COMMITTEE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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ORDINANCE COMMITTEE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A Public Hearing on the following proposed Ordinances will be held before the Ordinance Committee on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. pursuant to Section 3.12 of the Charter via Zoom

Topic: Ordinance Committee
Time: Jul 16, 2020 06:30 PM
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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


PROPOSED ORDINANCE 6-20-02 IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 8.08 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2020, ENTITLED “HEALTH AND SAFETY – FIRE PREVENTION CODE” (Permits for Hazardous Substances)

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

Section 1 Title 8.08 entitled “Fire Prevention Code” is hereby amended by adding the following underlined language:

8.08.030 Permits for hazardous substances

In accordance with Section 600.8 of the State Building Code, the bureau of fire prevention with the city fire department or other official duly designated by the fire chief of the city is authorized to issue permits upon application from the owner of an industry, trade, occupation or use involving transportation, storage or handling of substances involving life hazards. Said permits are to be issued annually to prescribe the conditions and requirements necessary to secure the public safety and may be issued only after application on forms furnished by the fire department, after inspection by the fire department, after inspection by the fire department and after payment of a $75 permit fee (in accordance with the following schedule:)

Section 2 And hereby further deleting the fee schedule.

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

Sponsored by: Councilmember Stycos


PROPOSED ORDINANCE 6-20-05 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 12, OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON,2005 , ENTITLED “STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND PUBLIC PLACES”
(Synthetic Herbicide Use)

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

Section 1. Title 12 is hereby amended by adding the following:

Chapter 12.25: Use of synthetic herbicides prohibited.

Definitions:
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meaning,

a) “Synthetic,” means a substance that is formulated or manufactured by a chemical process or by a process that chemically changes a substance extracted from naturally occurring plant, animal, or mineral sources, except that such term shall not apply to substances created by naturally occurring biological processes.

Prohibited Acts

The use of any synthetic herbicides on the bike path within the City of Cranston is prohibited.

Sponsored by: John Donegan, S
teve Stycos, and Chris Paplauskas


PROPOSED ORDINANCE 6-20-06 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 5, OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON,2005, ENTITLED “Business Licenses and Regulations”
(Third Party Delivery Services)

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

Section 1. Title 5, Chapter 5.80 is hereby amended by adding the following:

5.80.080 Third Party Delivery Services

Definitions:
As used in this subchapter, the following terms have the following meanings:
a) “Covered establishment,” means any food service establishment as defined by Rhode Island General Law section 21-27-1(9), that offers, in a single commercial transaction over the internet, whether directly or through a third-party application, the sale and same-day delivery of food to customers from one or more retail locations within the City of Cranston.

b) “Third-party food delivery service,” means any company, organization, entity, website, mobile application or other internet service that offers or arranges for the sale of food and beverages prepared by, and the same-day delivery or same-day pickup of food and beverages from the covered establishment located in the City of Cranston that are owned and operated by different persons.

Consent:
A third-party food delivery service may not use the likeness, registered trademark, or any intellectual property belonging to the covered establishment without obtaining written consent from the covered establishment to use the likeness, registered trademark, or other intellectual property.

Commission Disclosure:
When a final price is disclosed to a customer, and before a transaction occurs, for the purchase and delivery of food from a covered establishment through a third-party food delivery service, such third-party food delivery service shall disclose to such customer, in plain and simple language and in a conspicuous manner, any commission, fee, or any other monetary payment imposed by the third-party food delivery service on such covered establishment as a term of a contract or agreement between the parties in connection with the covered establishment utilizing the third-party delivery service.

Any covered establishment may decline to disclose to customers the commission charged by a third-party delivery service. If a covered establishment has declined to have such a commission disclosed to customers, the requirement of subsection (b) shall not apply with respect to such covered establishment.

Telephone Orders:
No third-party food delivery service may charge a commission from a covered establishment for a telephone order that does not result in an actual transaction between the covered establishment and a customer during such telephone call, or that exceeds the established commission rate between the third-party food delivery service and covered establishment.

Penalties:
Any person or entity who shall violate any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be fined $100 for each violation.

Enforcement:
a. Any person aggrieved by a violation of this chapter may bring a civil action in Cranston municipal court.
i. Upon prevailing in an action brought pursuant to this section, aggrieved persons shall be entitled to such legal or equitable relief as may be appropriate to remedy the violation.
ii. The statute of limitations for a civil action brought pursuant to this section shall be for a period of two (2) years from the date the aggrieved person knew or should have known of the alleged violation.

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

Sponsored by: Councilmember Donegan


PROPOSED ORDINANCE 6-20-08 IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 10.32 OF TITLE 10 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC”
(Harrison Avenue at Vinton Avenue Stop)

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

SECTION 1. Title 10.32.020 of the Code of the City of Cranston, entitled “Stop Intersections – Enumerated” is hereby amended by adding the following:

Harrison Avenue, at its intersection with Vinton Avenue

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

Sponsored by Councilmember Brady and Council President Farina

6/25/20

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