Public Notices - Ordinances

Below you will find our public notices for ordinance amendments or proposed new ordinances.  
Amendments or additions to the  Town Code require two readings by the Town Council, with newspaper advertising after the first and before the second.  Zoning ordinance amendments or additions only require one reading, but with three weeks of newspaper advertising.  If you have any questions about the process or about what is being proposed, please do not hesitate to contact us.  



The Town Council of the Town of Warren will hold the second reading for the following Proposed Ordinance in the Council Chambers, 514 Main Street, Warren, RI on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. 

Chapter 9, Article III Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling  (2nd reading)
Sec. 9-51, Definitions  thru Sec. 9-74 Repeal of conflicting Provisions


Ordained Ordinance on March 10, 2020:

Article I. In General (2nd reading)
Sec. 18-7 – Drainage of water onto any street generally prohibited.

(a) No person or business shall pump or allow water to drain in any manner whatsoever, directly or indirectly, onto any street or road within the Town from any source, that would in any manner create a hazardous condition or cause damage to a public way or sidewalk, except in emergency situations where the Town of Warren DPW Director or designee shall be advised, and give consent prior to any discharge activities commencing.

 (b) Natural drainage from driveways and lawns are specifically exempted from the requirements of this ordinance.

 (c) Violations and penalties.

1.    Any person or business that has been found to violate the provisions of this ordinance by the Town of Warren DPW Director shall first be warned in writing and given thirty (30) days to correct to the violation.  If the violation is not corrected within thirty (30) days of the date the notice of violation is sent, the person or business shall be fined a sum not exceed $100.00 for each day of the violation.

2.   Any person or business fined under the provisions of this article shall have the right to appeal the finding of violation within fifteen (15) days of service of the notice thereof.  Such appeals shall be taken to the Warren Municipal Court.

Ordained Ordinance on March 10, 2020:
Ordinance in amendment of the Code of the Town of Warren, Chapter 11

Chapter 11, Article II, Alcoholic Beverages, Taverns and Victualling Houses, Division 1, Generally
Sec. 11-28 -- Limitation on number of class B Liquor Licenses  

Pursuant to the provisions of section 3-5-16 of the General Laws, the town council hereby limits the maximum number of Class B Liquor Licenses.

 The maximum number of Class BV Beverage Licenses to be issued by the town is fixed at twenty-six (26) to twenty-eight (28).