Town of Glocester, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-17-2005, effective 3-16-2005]

§ 1-1 Legislative intent.

In accordance with § C4-10 of the Charter of the Town of Glocester, the ordinances and policies of the Town of Glocester, as codified by General Code Publishers Corp., and consisting of the Home Rule Charter and Chapters 1 through 406, together with an Appendix, shall be known collectively as the “Code of the Town of Glocester,” hereafter termed the “Code.” Wherever reference is made in any of the ordinances and policies contained in the “Code of the Town of Glocester” to any other ordinance or policy appearing in said Code, such reference shall be changed to the appropriate chapter title, chapter number, article number or section number appearing in the Code as if such ordinance or policy had been formally amended to so read.

§ 1-2 Continuation of existing provisions.

The provisions of the 2004 Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of ordinances and resolutions in force immediately prior to the enactment of the Code by this ordinance, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and policies and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior ordinance or resolution. All such provisions are hereby continued in full force and effect and are hereby reaffirmed as to their adoption by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester, and it is the intention of said Council that each such provision contained within the Code is hereby reaffirmed as it appears in said Code, except as specifically modified, amended or repealed. Only such provisions of former ordinances as are omitted from this Code shall be deemed repealed or abrogated by the provisions of § 1-3 below.

§ 1-3 Repeal of enactments not included in Code.

All ordinances of a general and permanent nature of the Town of Glocester in force on the date of the adoption of this ordinance and not contained in such Code or recognized and continued in force by reference therein are hereby repealed from and after the effective date of this ordinance.

§ 1-4 Enactments saved from repeal; matters not affected.

The repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-3 of this ordinance shall not affect the following classes of ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision of the Town of Glocester prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
B. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision of the Town of Glocester or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
C. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this ordinance brought pursuant to any legislative provision of the Town of Glocester.
D. 
Any agreement entered into or any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred by the Town of Glocester.
E. 
Any ordinance of the Town of Glocester providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place within the Town of Glocester or any portion thereof.
F. 
Any ordinance of the Town of Glocester appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond of the Town of Glocester or other instruments or evidence of the Town's indebtedness.
G. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract, agreement or obligation.
H. 
The levy or imposition of special assessments or charges.
I. 
The annexation or dedication of property.
J. 
Any ordinance relating to salaries and compensation.
K. 
Any ordinance amending the Zoning Map.
L. 
Any ordinance relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for Town employees.
M. 
Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing a specific fee amount for any license, permit or service obtained from the Town.
N. 
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to 11-2-2004.

§ 1-5 Severability of Code provisions.

Each section of the Code and every part of each section is an independent section or part of a section, and the holding of any section or a part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.

§ 1-6 Severability of ordinance provisions.

Each section of this ordinance is an independent section, and the holding of any section or part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.

§ 1-7 Amendments to Code.

Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to any of the ordinances known collectively as the “Code of the Town of Glocester” or any new ordinances or policies, when enacted or adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Town Council to be a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the Code shall be understood and intended to include such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements. Whenever such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be enacted or adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing said Code as amendments and supplements thereto. Nothing contained in this ordinance shall affect the status of any ordinance or policy contained herein, and such ordinances or policies may be amended, deleted or changed from time to time as the Town Council deems desirable.

§ 1-8 (Reserved)

§ 1-9 (Reserved)

§ 1-10 (Reserved)

§ 1-11 (Reserved)

§ 1-12 (Reserved)

§ 1-13 (Reserved)

[Adopted 9-16-1993, effective 10-13-1993 (Ch. III, § 1, 3-01-01, of the 1991 Code)]

§ 1-14 General penalty; continuing violations.

A. 
Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Code or in any other Town ordinance or resolution, or in any rule, regulation or order promulgated by any officer of agency of the Town under authority duly vested in him or if any act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision of this Code or any other ordinance or resolution of the Town or such rule, regulation or order shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 days.
B. 
Except where otherwise provided, every day any violation of this Code or any other ordinance or resolution of the Town or such rule, regulation or order shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 1-15 Specific penalties.

Specific penalties for violations are as follows:
Violation
Penalty Amount
Dogs (Chapter 139)
Violation of Article I in general:
First offense
$20.00
Second offense within one year
$30.00
Third and subsequent offenses within one year
$35.00
Failure to license dog (§ 139-3)
$10.00
Keeping or harboring of dogs creating nuisances (§ 139-11)
First offense
$20.00/day
Second offense
$30.00/day
Third or subsequent offenses committed within 12 months of the first offense
$35.00/day
Violation of mandatory spaying/neutering provisions by adopting party (§ 139-17)
First offense
$50
Second offense
$150
Third and subsequent offenses
$400
Violation of mandatory spaying/neutering provisions by releasing agency (§ 139-17)
First offense
$100
Second offense
$250
Third and subsequent offenses
$500
Failure of releasing agency to utilize forfeited deposits as specified in § 139-18
First offense
$100
Second offense
$250
Third and subsequent offenses
$500
Chapter 151, Camping and Travel Trailer Parks
Violation of chapter
Not more than $100
Billiard, bagatelle, pool, and scippio table and game room license fees
[Added 12-26-1992]
Penalty for maintenance of unlicensed tables
See R.I.G.L. § 5-2-11
Mandatory recycling. Penalties for violation of Chapter 234 shall be as follows:
[Added 9-16-1993]
Residents violating § 234-3
First offense:
Written warning
Second offense:
$25.00
Subsequent offenses:
$50.00
Haulers violating § 234-4
First offense:
Written warning
Second offense:
$200.00
Subsequent offenses:
Loss of license