TITLE 16
Education

CHAPTER 16-9
School Funds and Property

SECTION 16-9-5


§ 16-9-5 Power of city or town to condemn for school purposes – Maximum acreage.

Any city or town from time to time may take lands within the city or town, improved or unimproved, for the location of schoolhouses, the enlargement of schoolhouse lots, and for school purposes, provided that the amount of the land at any one taking shall not exceed fifteen (15) acres; except that:

(1) The town of Foster may at any one taking take lands for these purposes in an amount not exceeding ten (10) acres;

(2) The city of Warwick may at any one taking take lands for these purposes in an amount not exceeding fifteen (15) acres, provided, however, that before the city of Warwick may take more than five (5) acres for this purpose, it shall hold a public hearing;

(3) The town of Narragansett may at any one taking take lands for these purposes in an amount not exceeding twelve (12) acres, provided, however, that before the town of Narragansett may take more than five (5) acres for this purpose, it shall hold a public hearing;

(4) The town of Jamestown may at any one taking take lands for these purposes in an amount not exceeding twenty-five (25) acres;

(5) The city of Cranston may at one taking take lands for these purposes in an amount not exceeding twenty-five (25) acres.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1906, ch. 1306, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 75, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 82, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 343, § 1; P.L. 1949, ch. 2312, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 16-9-5; P.L. 1970, ch. 315, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 39, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 36, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 356, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 348, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 431, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 35.)