Maintenance of Town Highways

SECTION 24-5-10

§ 24-5-10. Taking of road materials from adjoining land.

Any surveyor of highways may, with the consent of the town council or committee thereof having care and direction of his or her district, for the purpose of obtaining materials for repairing any highway, enter upon and dig for stone, gravel, clay, marl, sand, or earth in any adjoining land not forming a part of the messuage connected with any dwelling house, or not used as a cemetery or burial ground or otherwise appropriated to the burial of the dead; and may remove the material thus dug up to a place or places in the highways for the repair and amendment thereof as the surveyor shall deem necessary; provided, that land which is platted in house lots, and the plat thereof recorded in the land records of the town where it lies, shall not be so entered upon.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 72, § 9; G.L. 1909, ch. 83, § 9; G.L. 1923, ch. 96, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 73, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 24-5-10.)