TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-19
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation

SECTION 23-19-35.1


§ 23-19-35.1 Use of acquired property.

(a) In addition to any other permitted use, the houses and structures acquired per §§ 23-19-34 and 23-19-35 may, in accordance with procedures set forth in regulation(s) adopted by the corporation, be:

(i) Sold by the corporation in order to be salvaged or moved to another location;

(ii) Razed or salvaged by the corporation; or

(iii) Moved by the corporation to a location greater than one thousand feet (1000') from the entire operational area of the central landfill.

(b) Notwithstanding any law or regulation to the contrary, in order to return some of the property purchased pursuant to § 23-19-34 or § 23-19-35 to the tax rolls, the corporation may sell, for any use permitted by local zoning, any property acquired pursuant to § 23-19-34 or § 23-19-35 that is located north of Central Avenue in Johnston, and greater than one thousand feet (1000') from the entire operational boundary of the central landfill. In addition, a covenant shall be placed in the deed of any real property so sold notifying the purchaser of the presence of the landfill and protecting the corporation from any legal action by the purchaser with respect to the environmental impact of it.

(c)(1) Notwithstanding any law or regulation to the contrary, in order to return some of the property purchased pursuant to §§ 23-19-34 and 23-19-35 to the tax rolls, the corporation shall in addition to any other permitted use have the right to sell, rent, lease, transfer or otherwise convey or encumber, any and all land acquired per § 23-19-34 or per § 23-19-35, provided the land is used solely for industrial/business uses in conformance with the dimensional requirements of the local zoning ordinance. In addition, a covenant shall be placed in the deed of any real property so sold notifying the purchaser of the presence of the landfill and protecting the corporation from any legal action by the purchaser with respect to the environmental impact of it.

(2) The corporation's development of an industrial/business park pursuant to this chapter shall be in accordance with the following:

(i) The corporation may utilize any and all property acquired pursuant to §§ 23-19-34 and 23-19-35 and/or any property owned by the corporation located south of Central Pike, west of Old Pocasset Road, to the intersection of Old Pocasset Road and Scituate Avenue, then west of Route 295, bounded to the south by the northern shore (mean high water line) of the Upper Simmons Reservoir and the Lower Simmons Reservoir, for the development of the industrial/business park.

(ii) The corporation may retain ownership of the land that comprises the industrial/business park and/or may sell or lease portions of the industrial/business park to other public or private entities.

(iii) The industrial/business park may be utilized for any and all permitted business, manufacturing and/or industrial uses authorized by the town of Johnston zoning ordinance in any zoning district for all zoning districts notwithstanding the underlining zoning district designation of the subject land.

(iv) The corporation may not extend the operational portion of the central landfill into any portion of the industrial/business park.

(v) The corporation's development of the industrial/business park shall be in compliance with the dimensional requirements of the town of Johnston zoning ordinance.

(vi) The corporation shall maintain a one hundred (100) foot wide vegetated buffer between any portion of the industrial/business park and any adjacent property being used for residential purposes.

(vii) The corporation's development of the industrial/business park shall not be effected by any change in the town of Johnston's zoning or subdivision ordinances enacted after December 31, 2000.

(d) Notwithstanding any law or regulation to the contrary, in order to return some of the property purchased pursuant to § 23-19-35 to the tax rolls, the corporation may sell, for any use permitted by local zoning, any property acquired to § 23-19-35 in which the primary structure on the property is located greater than two thousand feet (2000') from the entire operational portion of the central landfill. The corporation may sell all of these parcels and all structures thereon for any use permitted by local zoning. In addition, a covenant shall be placed in the deed of any real property so sold notifying the purchaser of the presence of the landfill and protecting the corporation from any legal action by the purchaser with respect to the environmental impact of it.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 277, § 2; P.L. 1996, ch. 135, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 316, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 475, § 56.)