Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 38.4
Cranston — Motor Vehicle Repair Businesses

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-38.4-2

§ 5-38.4-2. Hearings and objections by neighboring landowners.

(a) The city council of the city of Cranston, before granting a license under this chapter to operate a motor vehicle repair business, defined in § 5-38.4-3, in any location not lawfully occupied for that purpose at the time of the application for the license, shall hold a public hearing, notice of which shall be given by advertisement published once a week for at least two (2) weeks prior to the hearing in the manner provided by law. The advertisement shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city of Cranston; provided, that before the local licensing authority publishes notice of a hearing, it shall collect from the applicant for the license a fee of ten dollars ($10.00), plus the cost of posting and publishing the notice. The notice shall state that remonstrants are entitled to be heard and shall name the date, time, and place of the hearing.

(b) The local licensing authority, before granting a license under this ordinance, shall provide notice of the application, by mail, to all owners of property whose property in whole or in part falls within two hundred feet (200′) of the property line of the place of business seeking the application. The manner and method of notification of property owners shall be done in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the local licensing authority.

History of Section.
P.L. 1997, ch. 375, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 354, § 11.