TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-19
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

SECTION 23-19-34


§ 23-19-34 Central landfill buffer zone.

(a) The corporation shall be required to establish a buffer zone surrounding the operational portion of the central landfill, as identified per site master plan No. 06538, and the area licensed for landfilling, hereinafter referred to as the entire operational portion of the central landfill. In order to create the buffer zone, the corporation shall acquire all real property zoned residential as of July 31, 1988 and remains zoned residential as of October 1, 1989 within one thousand feet (1000') of the entire operational portion of the central landfill. In addition, the corporation shall acquire those residential real properties in the town of Johnston located on Simmons Lake Drive and designated on the town assessor's map, of December 31, 1988, as Plat 31, Lots 013 through 024 and Plat 31, Lots 026 through 034.

(b) To accomplish acquisition, the corporation shall exercise the power of eminent domain as shall be granted by the general assembly. All properties subject to acquisition under this section shall be acquired at fair market value.

(c) The corporation shall not be authorized to make relocation payments of any form to owners whose property is subject to acquisition under this section.

(d) For the purposes of this section, the corporation shall acquire the total acreage and all buildings (if applicable) of any parcel which is encroached upon to any degree by the one thousand foot (1000') mark as measured from the perimeter of the entire operational portion of the central landfill.

(e) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, those parcels belonging to the town of Johnston identified on the town assessor's map, at December 31, 1988, as Plat 43, Lot 012 and Plat 43, Lot 013, shall not be subject to the acquisition described in this section unless authorized by the Johnston town council. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the corporation may utilize any property acquired pursuant to this section or § 23-19-35 for the development of an industrial/business park pursuant to § 23-19-35.1(c) and the development of an industrial/business park is deemed to constitute the establishment of a buffer zone as prescribed in this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 277, § 2; P.L. 2001, ch. 316, § 1.)