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CITY OF CRANSTON

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A Public Hearing on the following proposed Ordinances will be held before the Ordinance Committee on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6:30 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.”

Michael Favicchio, Chair Maria Medeiros Wall, JD

Ordinance Committee City Clerk

PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 6-19-01 IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 10.32 OF TITLE 10 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” (Robin Hood Road at Pheasant Dr. 3 Way 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, 2005, entitled “Stop[ Intersections Enumerated” is hereby amended by deleting the following:

[Robin Hood Road at its intersection with Pheasant Drive]

SECTION 2. Title 10.32.030 of the Code of the City of Cranston, 2005 entitled ”Multi-Way Stop Intersections Enumerated” is hereby amended by adding the following:

Robin Hood Road and Pheasant Drive, 3 way stop

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

Sponsored by Councilman Paplauskas

PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 6-19-02 N AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 10.32 OF TITLE 10 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” (Philmont at Fairweather 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:

Philmont Avenue at its intersecton with Fairweather Avenue

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

Sponsored by Councilmember McAuley

PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 6-19-03 IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 10.32 OF TITLE 10 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” “STOPPING STANDING AND PARKING ON SPECIFIC STREETS” Stopping, Standing and Parking On Specific Streets” (Dekalb St. easterly side to Winton St. No Parking)

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

SECTION 1. Title 10.32 of the Code of the City of Cranston, 2005 entitled ”Stopping, Standing and Parking On Specific Streets” is hereby amended as follows:

10.32.040: No Parking on Certain Streets – Generally

Dekalb Street, east side, from National Grid utility pole no. 1 northerly to Winton Street

SECTION 2. The fines for any violation of this ordnance shall be determined by Ordinance 10.04.030.

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

Sponsored by Councilmember Vargas

PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 6-19-04 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 10.32 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005, ENTITLED “MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” (Florida Avenue Repeal of No Parking)

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

SECTION 1. Title 10.32.090 of the Code of the City of Cranston, 2005 entitled ”No Parking on Certain Streets – Monday through Friday” is hereby amended by deleting the following:

[Florida Avenue, west side, from a point twenty-five (25) feet south to Rhode Island Street, southerly for a distance of sixty-five (65) feet.]

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

Sponsored by Councilmember Paplauskas

PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 6-19-05 IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 8.20 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005 ENTITLED “NOISE CONTROL” (Residential Decibel Reduction)

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

Section 1: Chapter 8.20.100 of the Code of the City of Cranston, 2005, entitled “Noise-Unnecessary, annoying, etc., noises prohibited” is hereby amended as follows:

F. Restriction of Noise Upon and Between Premises.

Table A

Maximum Allowable Noise Sound Pressure Levels For Specific Premises

Type of Location Where Time Period Maximum Allowable

Premises Noise is Measured Sound Pressure Level

Residential premises Property line 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 55 dB(A)

Residential premises Property line 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. 50 40 dB(A)

Commercial premises Property line 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 65 dB(A)

Commercial premises Property line 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. 60 dB(A)

Industrial premises Property line 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 80 dB(A)

Industrial premises Property line 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. 75 dB(A)

Public premises Property line or anywhere 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 75 dB(A)

on public premises

Public premises Property line or anywhere 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. 70 dB(A)

on public premises

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect upon adoption.

Sponsored by: Councilmember Brady

PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 6-19-06 N AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 2.40.080 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON, 2005 ENTITLED “ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL – MUNICIPAL COURT” (Fines – Penalties- Imprisonment)

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

Section 1: Chapter 2.40.080 of the Code of the City of Cranston, 2005, entitled “Administration and Personnel – Municipal Court” (Fines-Penalties-Imprisonment) is hereby amended by adding thereto the following:

“In zoning and minimum housing violations, fines shall start to accrue thirty (30) days after the issuance of the first violation notice, if the violation is not corrected within the thirty (30) days. In cases where the alleged violation constitutes a danger to the public health, safety or welfare, or it is alleged by the City that the violation constitutes an unpermitted use under the Cranston Zoning Ordinances, the Court shall be required to impose a fine of not less than one-half of the total accrued fines for said violator.”

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect upon adoption.

Sponsored by: Councilmember Stycos

PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 6-19-08 IN AMENDMENT OF TITLE 2, OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON,2005 , ENTITLED “Administration and Personnel” (Tourism Commission)

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

SECTION 1. Title 2 “Administration and Personnel,” is hereby amended by adding the following:

2.90.00 Tourism Commission

2.90.010 Created and Purpose

There is created a commission, to be called the Tourism Commission, the purpose of which is to promote the arts, culture, recreation, and tourism within the City of Cranston.

2.90.020 Members and Terms

The tourism commission shall consist of eleven members as follows:

- Two members of the City Council; one appointed by the majority party, and one appointed by the minority party;

- The Director of Economic Development;

- The President of the Greater Cranston Chamber of Commerce;

- One member of the Cranston Arts Commission, appointed by the Cranston Arts Commission.

- Two members of the public appointed by the Administration, one of which shall reside in Eastern Cranston, and the other shall reside in Western Cranston;

- Two members of the public appointed by the majority party, one of which shall reside in Eastern Cranston, and one which shall reside in Western Cranston;

- Two members of the public appointed by the minority party, one of which shall reside in Eastern Cranston, and one which shall reside in Western Cranston;

The appointees shall have three-year terms. All members of the commission may vote on any matter coming before the tourism commission, except as the ethics laws of the state of Rhode Island may provide. After a member had three consecutive absences without adequate reason, the commission may remove that member. Should a member be removed, the city council will make a new appointment.

2.90.030 Officers

At its first meeting the tourism commission shall elect a chair, vice chair and secretary who shall hold office for one year. At the anniversary of the initial meeting the chair or vice chair shall preside over the elections for chair, vice chair and secretary.

2.90.040 Meetings, Quorum, and Secretary

The commission shall hold an official meeting monthly and may hold special meetings as set by the commission. A quorum of six members shall be necessary for any action by the tourism commission. Provided a quorum is present, any item must be approved by a simple majority of voting members for said item to pass. The secretary shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of the commission, and the tourism commission shall make and file with the city council a report of all activities at the city council meeting in February and July of each year.

2.90.050 Rules and Regulations

The commission shall establish such rules and regulations for its government and procedures consistent with the laws of the state and the ordinances of the city.

2.90.060 Powers and Duties

a) The commission shall be specifically responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

i) the mission of the commission shall be to promote tourism in Cranston;

ii) the commission shall be to ensure the continued development of a vibrant city through the promotion of culture, arts, and recreation to those within, and beyond, the City;

iii) the commission shall assist the city council and administration in promoting tourism;

b) The commission shall have the authority and power to solicit funds or grants from individuals, corporations and other government agencies. Such funds shall be deposited in the Cranston Tourism Commission account in the city budget, to be dispensed by tourism commission in pursuit of its assigned mission. Any dispersal of funds may occur only with the concurrence of the mayor. Should the mayor and commission disagree regarding the dispensation of funds, the dispute shall be submitted to the city council for final resolution. In all cases commission expenditures shall be subject to all provisions of law including local budget laws.

2.90.070 Policies

a) The commission shall operate as a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization devoted exclusively to its mission.

b) The commission shall operate in the general public interest serving the community as a whole. It shall serve no special interests.

c) The commission shall not endorse any commercial product or enterprise.

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

Sponsored by: Councilmember Donegan.

Co-Sponsored by Councilmember Vargas

6/27/19

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