Health and Safety

Mosquito Abatement

SECTION 23-7-7

§ 23-7-7. Establishment of mosquito abatement districts and local councils.

Any city or town or subdivision of a city or town or any two (2) or more cities and towns in Rhode Island and bordering communities may become a mosquito abatement district in accordance with chapter 43 of title 45. That district must be titled "The ........ mosquito abatement district". Notice of the formation of a mosquito abatement district must be filed with the secretary of state with a description of the proposed boundaries of the district. Any mosquito abatement district formed must also notify the state mosquito abatement board through the agricultural division of the department of environmental management. Under normal conditions, no city or town or subdivision of a city or town, or number of cities and towns, shall undertake any mosquito control program without first being established as a mosquito abatement district and without approval of its mosquito control program by the board. The board shall be allowed ninety (90) days to act upon the proposed mosquito control program. A district council shall be established in accordance with § 45-24-36 and shall be called "The ........ mosquito abatement council". That council is declared to be the corporate authority of that district and shall exercise all of the powers and control all of the affairs and property of that district. The council shall keep regular records of all proceedings and financial affairs that shall be open to the inspection of the public at reasonable hours.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 108, § 2; P.L. 1988, ch. 66, § 1.)