§ 44-5-61.2. Pawtucket Exemption or stabilizing of taxes on qualifying property located in the city.
Except as provided in this section, the city council of the city of Pawtucket may vote to authorize for a period not exceeding ten (10) years, and subject to the conditions provided in this section, to exempt from payment, in whole or in part, real and personal qualifying property, or to determine a stabilized amount, of taxes to be paid on account of the qualifying property located within the city of Pawtucket, notwithstanding the valuation of the property or the rate of tax; provided, that after a public hearing, at least ten (10) days' notice of which must be given in a newspaper having a general circulation in the city, the city council determines that granting of the exemption or stabilization for qualifying property will inure to the benefit of the city by reason of the willingness of the owners of qualifying property to replace, reconstruct, expand or remodel existing buildings, facilities, machinery, or equipment with modern buildings, facilities, fixtures, machinery, or equipment or to construct new buildings or facilities or acquire new machinery or equipment for use in the buildings or facilities or to reoccupy or reuse the buildings or facilities if they are vacant or abandoned for manufacturing/warehousing or research and development, resulting in an increase in investment by the owners in the city. For purposes of this section, "qualifying property" means any building or structures used or intended to be used essentially for offices, manufacturing, or commercial enterprises. Except as provided in this section, property, the payment of taxes on which has been so exempted or which is subject to the payment of a stabilized amount of taxes, shall not, during the period for which the exemption or stabilization of the amount of taxes is granted, be further liable to taxation by the city so long as that property complies with any stabilization agreement and is used or intended to be used for the manufacturing or commercial purposes for which the exemption or stabilized amount of taxes was made.
(P.L. 1999, ch. 239, § 1.)