Title 45
Towns and Cities

Chapter 52
The Quonochontaug East Beach Water District

R.I. Gen. Laws 45-52-5



 45-52-5.  Conduct and quorum of meetings.


(a) No less than thirty (30) voters constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business at any annual or special district meeting. If at any annual or special meeting less than a quorum is present, a majority of the voters present at the meeting, or any adjournment of it, may vote to adjourn the meeting, but may take no action.

(b) District meetings may be held at any location within the town of Charlestown.

(c) The moderator shall preside at all meetings of the district. He or she has the same authority at all meetings as moderators at town meetings.

(d) Whenever at any district meeting action has been taken authorizing the expenditure of money, the incurring of any liability, or the disposition of property, not less than one-fifth (⅕) of the voters present may, by their affirmative votes, require reconsideration of the question at an adjourned meeting of which special notice shall be given to all the voters of the district ten (10) days in advance of the meeting, stating the hour and place of the meeting, and the action taken which is to be reconsidered.

(e) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter all questions relating to district affairs shall be decided by a majority of the voters present at a called meeting of the district and entitled to vote on the question.

(f) A copy of the record of the proceedings of any district meeting, certified by the clerk, is evidence of any act or vote of the district, in a district meeting assembled, recited in the copy; and the certificate of the district clerk that no district meeting has been held to consider any subject in the certificate mentioned, or that no vote of the district has been taken on the subject, is evidence of the facts stated in the certificate.

History of Section.
P.L. 1990, ch. 499, 1.