2003 -- S 1172
A N A C T
RELATING TO THE KENT COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY -- TOWN OF WEST
Introduced By: Senator Stephen D. Alves
Date Introduced: June 25, 2003
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. The town of West Warwick is the present record owner of certain properties
(the "properties") described as follows:
The Royal Mill, located at 125 Providence Street, Plat 26, Lots 10, 11 and 18, and the
Phenix Mill, located at 771 Main Street, Plat 2, Lot 25, both in the town of West Warwick. The
properties have been abandoned since the early 1990s.
Due to the failure of prior owners of the properties to pay water charges, the Kent County
Water Authority currently holds liens on the properties.
WHEREAS, The general assembly recognizes the importance of redeveloping old mils
and other brownfields; and
WHEREAS, The removal by the Kent County Water Authority of its liens would make
the properties more attractive for development;
The Kent County Water Authority is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to
remove, waive and abate all water charges and any interest accrued thereon in respect to the
above-described properties. The Kent County Water Authority shall remove, waive and abate all
outstanding water charges and accumulated interest owed on the properties; provided, however,
that water charges on the properties shall begin to accrue against the town and subsequent owners
on and after the date of passage of this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.