Pursuant to Section 3.15 of the City Charter, notice is hereby given of the Final Adoption of the following Ordinance.
Complete copy of the Ordinance is available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office and the Cranston Central Library.
Tracy A. Nelson, CMC
ORDINANCE 2023-23 IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 15 OF THE CITY OF CRANSTON CODE OF ORDINANCES, 2005, ENTITLED “Buildings and Construction”
It is Ordained by the City of Cranston City Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter 15, Section 12 (Housing Standards) is hereby amended by adding the following:
Lead Safe Homes
“Owner” shall mean any person, agent, operator, firm or corporation having a legal or equitable interest in the property, or recorded in the official records of the state, county, or city as holding title to the property.
“Certification” shall mean certifications issued pursuant to the Rhode Island Lead Hazard Mitigation Act, such as a Certificate of Conformance, a Conditional Lead Safe Certificate, or a Full Lead Safe Certificate.
“Property” shall mean any *residential property within the City of Cranston.
781 Certification Required
The owner of any property which is subject to provisions of the R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-128.1-1 et seq., entitled Lead Hazard Mitigation, shall record a copy of any required certification with the Cranston Department of Building Inspections. Failure to submit the certification shall result in a penalty of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) paid to the City of Cranston. If the violation is not corrected within sixty (60) days, the fine *shall *may increase by two-hundred and fifty dollars ($250), and subsequently increase by two-hundred and fifty ($250) for every sixty days (60) in which the violation exists.
782 Enforcement and Adjudication
This ordinance shall be enforced by the Cranston Department of Building Inspections. Any owner aggrieved by the imposition of a violation or the imposition of fines under this Article has a right of appeal to the Cranston Municipal Court, which shall have the authority over all actions brought under this Article.
Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect *upon its final adoption *immediately, however, enforcement shall commence on July 1, 2024.
Sponsored by Councilman Donegan
Co-sponsored by Councilwoman Germain