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CHAPTER 495.

(2380)

H 1025.
Approved
April 18, 1923.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BRISTOL TO

APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR THE AMERICAN LEGION
ARMISTICE DAY CELEBRATION.

Town of
Bristol
authorized to
appropriate
$1,000 for
armistice day
celebration.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. The town of Bristol is hereby authorized and empowered to appropriate the sum of one thousand dollars for the armistice day celebration of the American Legion on November 11, 1923, and the action at the financial town meeting of said town on March 19, 1923, is hereby affirmed.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

CHAPTER 496.

[2381)

H 794.
Approved
May 14, 1923.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY

OF CENTRAL FALLS TO MAKE ORDINANCES REGU

LATING THE DRAINAGE AND PLUMBING OF BUILDINGS
WITHIN SAID CITY.

City of Central
Falls author-
ized to make
drainage and
plumbing
ordinances,
etc.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. The city council of the city of Central Falls may make such ordinances, rules and regulations respecting the drainage and plumbing of all buildings hereafter erected in the city of Central Falls, and respecting any new or additional drainage and plumbing and additions to and alterations of existing drainage and plumbing of all buildings heretofore or hereafter erected in said city, as said city council may deem necessary for the preservation of public health. Said city council may provide by ordinance that no building shall be erected in said city, and no such drainage and plumbing, additions, and alterations shall be constructed or made, unless the plans of such drainage and plumbing, additions, or alterations, shall conform to said ordinances, rules and regulations; shall be filed in the office of the inspector hereinafter mentioned; and shall be approved in writing by such inspector. Said city council may provide for the inspection of all drainage and plumbing in said city, create the office of inspector of plumbing and fill it from time to time by the election in joint convention of such officer for such term as said city council shall by ordinance prescribe. Said city council also, by ordinance, may provide for the licensing of plumbers in said city. Said city council, by ordinance, may impose fines for the violation of any ordinance, rule or regulation made in accordance with this act, of not more than twenty dollars.

SEC. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from and after its passage.

CHAPTER 497.

[2382]

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS H 795.

Approved TO ENACT ORDINANCES, RULES AND REGULATIONS May 14, 1923. CONCERNING TRAFFIC UPON THE HIGHWAYS OF

SAID CITY.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. The city council of the city of Central City of Central Falls is hereby authorized and empowered to pass, lish traffic ordain and establish by-laws and ordinances regula- ordinances. ting traffic upon the highways of said city of Central Falls, and to provide for the enforcement of such by-laws and ordinances by the imposition of a fine not exceeding twenty dollars for each violation of

ized to estab

the same.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 498.

12383]

S 82.
Approved
Mar. 8, 1923.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CRANSTON TO

CONDEMN CERTAIN LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF
TAKING THE SAME TO BE USED FOR THE LOCATION

OF A CITY HALL AND OTHER PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

City of Cranston authorized to condemn land for a city hall, etc.

Description of land.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. The city of Cranston is hereby authorized and empowered to take for the location of a city hall and other public buildings a certain tract of land, or any part or parts thereof, with all the buildings and improvements thereon, pursuant to and subject to all the provisions as hereinafter set forth, to wit:

That certain tract or parcel of land with all the buildings and improvements thereon situate in the city of Cranston, county of Providence, state of Rhode Island, and laid out and described as follows: Commencing at a point on the northerly line of line of Park avenue, which point is the southeast corner of the tract hereby conveyed thence extending in a northeasterly direction and bounding on the westerly line of Julia street, a distance of two hundred fifty feet, more or less to a point, thence turning an angle and extending in a westerly direction and bounding the southerly line of Colfax street, a distance of five hundred feet, more or less to Elsie street, thence turning an angle and extending in a southwesterly direction and bounding the easterly line of Elsie street, a distance of two hundred fifty feet, more or less to Park avenue, thence turning an angle and extending in an easterly direction and bounding the northerly line of Park avenue, a distance of five hundred feet, more or less to the point and place of beginning and is also more particularly designated as lots number One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen, and Twenty, in section D, on plat of land entitled 'Plan of West Elmwood, in Cranston, R. I. By J. Howe, 1872." Said plat is recorded in the office of the city clerk, Cranston, in plat book 2 B, at page 61, and copy on plat card 61.

SEC. 2. The city council of the city of Cranston, or any committee of said council appointed for the land to be purpose of acquiring a site for and the erection thereon of a new city hall building, shall, within six months from and after the passage of this act, file in the records of land evidence of said city a description of the land, and also a plat thereof, and a statement that the same is taken pursuant to the provisions of this act, which description and statement shall be signed by the mayor or chairman of said committee, and upon the filing of such description, statement and plat, the title in fee-simple of such land shall vest in said city; and after the filing of such description, statement and plat, notice taking, how of the taking of such land shall be served upon the owners of and persons having an estate in and interested in such land by the city sergeant of said city leaving a true and attested copy of such description and statement with each of such persons personally, or at their last and usual place of abode in this state with some person living there, and, in case any of such persons are absent from this state and have no last and usual place of abode therein occupied by

Description and plat of

Notice of

served.

Same subject.

Procedure by person failing to agree as to price of land taken.

any person, or, in case the whereabouts of any of such persons are unknown to said city sergeant, such copy shall be left with the persons, if any, in charge of or having possession of such land taken of such absent person and persons whose whereabouts are unknown, and another copy thereof shall be mailed to the address of such absent persons if the same is known to said officer; and after the filing of such description and statement, the city clerk of said city shall cause a copy of such description and statement to be published in some newspaper in the county in which said city is located at least twice a week for three successive weeks; and if any party shall agree with said city council or said committee for the price of the land so taken, the same shall be paid to him forthwith by said city.

Sec. 3. Any owner of or person entitled to any estate in or interested in any part of the land so taken, who cannot agree with said city council or said committee for the price of the land so taken in which he is interested as aforesaid, may, within three months after personal notice of said taking, or, if he have no personal notice, may, within one year from the filing of the description, statement and plat, referred to in section two of this act, apply by petition to the superior court held for the county where said land is located, setting forth the taking of his land and praying for an assessment of damages by a jury. Upon the filing of said petition the said court shall cause twenty days' notice of the pendency thereof to be given to said city by serving the city treasurer of said city with a certified copy thereof, and may proceed, after such notice, to the trial thereof; and such trial shall determine all questions of fact relating to the value of such land and the amount thereof; and shall be conducted in every respect as other civil

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