2007 -- S 1139
A N A C T
RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ECHO LAKE WATER DISTRICT
Introduced By: Senators P Fogarty, Connors, Gallo, and Tassoni
Date Introduced: June 21, 2007
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Sections 1 and 4 of Chapters 325 and 330 of the Public Laws of 2003,
entitled "An Act Relating to Towns and Cities – Echo Lake Water District" as amended in
Chapter 90 of the Public Laws of 2005, are hereby amended to read as follows:
SECTION 1. All that part of the town of Glocester described in the following paragraph
is hereby incorporated into a district to be called the Echo Lake Water District.
boundaries of the district shall be generally, those lots east of
Jackson Schoolhouse Road and the intersection with Lake
Drive in the north and the intersection with First Road in the south, those lots on either
side of First Road, those lots on either side of Lake Drive that are east of the intersection with
Cross Road, within the general boundaries herein provided, the town may by ordinance include or
exclude specific lots, provided that no lot so excluded shall be served by the water supply of the
district. These boundaries meaning and intending to include all properties traversed or
encompassed by the boundary limits. These limits meaning and intending to include the public and
private streets, roads, and thoroughfares and all public and privately held properties. The boundaries shall
be generally beginning at the
intersection of the most westerly point of Second Road and Jackson Schoolhouse Road, which
shall be the most southwesterly limit of the district; thence running generally northerly along
Jackson Schoolhouse Road to a point on the shoreline of the Pascoag Reservoir; thence turning
and running generally easterly along the shoreline of the Pascoag Reservoir, parallel with Lake
Drive to a point; thence turning and running generally southerly along the shoreline of the
Pascoag Reservoir, parallel with Lake Drive to a point which is the most southeasterly point of
Lot 15 on that Plat entitled "Pascoag Lake Shores, Section B"; thence running westerly along the
most southerly line of Lot 15 to Lake Drive; thence northerly along Lake Drive to the intersection
of Lake Drive and the most easterly point of Second Road; thence westerly along Second Road to
the point and place of beginning.
(b) The district is hereby constituted an independent public instrumentality for the
purposes of supplying water within the district and the exercise by the district of the powers
conferred by this chapter shall be deemed and held to be the performance of an essential public
function. The district shall not be subject to the supervision of the town or of any department,
commission, board, bureau or agency of the town except to the extent and in the manner provided
in this chapter.
Regular and special meetings –– Voting. –– (a) The district shall hold
annual meeting during the month of October in
each year at a time and location to be determined by the members of the board a regular meeting on
the first Monday in August in every year.
(b) Special meetings of the district shall be called by the clerk upon order of the board or
upon written application of at least five (5) electors; and whenever the subject of ordering any
fees, rates, rents, assessments, delinquency charges and other charges for water is to be acted on
at any special meeting, the notice of any such fees, rates, rents, assessments, delinquency charges
and other charges for water shall be mentioned in the notice.
(c) It is the duty of the clerk to fix a suitable place for the holding of all meetings, and to
give notice of each meeting, both annual regular and special, by posting a notice in at least two
(2) conspicuous places within the district and at the Glocester Town Hall at least ten (10) days
before the meeting, and the notice shall contain a statement of the time and place when and where
a meeting will be held for the purpose of correcting and canvassing the voting list to be used at
the organizational, regular or special meeting, and it is the duty of the canvassers to canvass and
correct the voting list for the district.
(d) No vote, except upon an adjournment, or in the annual election of officers, shall be
taken at any meeting of the district unless at
fifteen (15) twelve (12) electors are present at
the meeting. On demand of at least five (5) of the qualified electors of the district present at any
meeting for a ballot on any question pending at the meeting, the ballot shall be allowed; and all
votes except on motion to adjourn, or on amendment to any pending proposition, shall be
required by the moderator to be so taken, that the votes affirmative and negative may be by him
or her counted, and the results entered by the clerk on the minutes of the meeting.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.