Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Johnston 12-10-1979 by Ord. No. 440 as Secs. 17-3 to 17-6 of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 118.
Excavations — See Ch. 161.
No person shall use any powder, dynamite or other explosives for blasting within the limits of the Town except upon permission therefor duly granted by the Chief of Police or other person performing his duties for the time being, in writing, and not revoked upon application made to him for that purpose; setting forth the location at which it is proposed to do such blasting, and upon such terms, conditions and restrictions as shall be imposed by the grantor of the permit.
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Note: For Charter provisions as to authority of Town Council to enact ordinances with respect to the preservation of public peace, health, safety, welfare, etc., see Charter Sec. 3-8(10).
The Chief of Police, or other person performing his duties for the time being, shall not issue permission in writing for the use of explosives for blasting within the limits of the Town if the applicant, in his sole discretion, is not sufficiently experienced in the business of handling explosives, lacks suitable facilities therefor, has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude or is disloyal to the United States.
The Chief of Police, or other person performing his duties for the time being, is authorized to grant permission in writing to any person to use explosives for blasting at any place within the limits of the Town, provided that, in his opinion, such blasting can be done with safety to persons and property, upon such conditions and under such regulations and restrictions as he shall impose; and the grantor of such permit may require a bond in such amount and with such surety or sureties to his satisfaction as he shall deem sufficient, such bond to be given to the grantor of such permit and to run to the Director of Public Works for the benefit of any person who may suffer damage by reason of the exercise of such permission to use explosives for blasting, conditioned to pay all damages and all costs of suit and losses and expense of every name and nature which shall accrue to and be suffered by any person by reason of the exercise of such permission to do blasting.
The Chief of Police, or other person performing his duties for the time being, is authorized at any time to revoke any permission by him granted for the use of explosives for blasting, whenever, in his opinion, the safety of persons or property shall require such revocation, or whenever permission so granted by him shall by any person thereby authorized have been exercised in violation of any rule, regulation or restriction imposed by the grantor of such permit.
Anyone convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, of this Code.