2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 45 - Towns and cities
CHAPTER 45-32 - Redevelopment Projects
§ 45-32-42 - Cooperation by public bodies.

SECTION 45-32-42

   § 45-32-42  Cooperation by public bodies. – (a) For the purpose of further aiding and cooperating in any redevelopment project of an agency, any state public body may, upon terms, with or without consideration, as it may determine:

   (1) Dedicate, sell, convey, or lease any of its interest in any property, or grant easements, licenses, or any other rights or privileges in it to an agency;

   (2) Cause parks, playgrounds, recreational, community, educational, water, sewer, or drainage facilities, or any other works which it is otherwise empowered to undertake, to be furnished in connection with a redevelopment project;

   (3) Furnish, dedicate, close, pave, install, grade, regrade, plan, or replan public streets or ways or other public places which it is otherwise empowered to undertake;

   (4) Plan or replan, zone or rezone, any part of the area within the jurisdiction of the state public body; and make exceptions and variances from building and zoning regulations and ordinances;

   (5) Cause services to be furnished to the agency of the character which the state public body is otherwise empowered to furnish;

   (6) Enter into agreements with respect to the exercise by the state public body of its powers relating to the repair, closing, or demolition of unsafe, unsanitary, or unfit dwellings;

   (7) Incur the entire expense of any public improvements made by the state public body in exercising the powers granted in this section;

   (8) Lend, grant, or contribute funds to a redevelopment agency, or enter into agreement with the redevelopment agency or other public body, to furnish funds or other assistance; and

   (9) Do any and all things necessary or convenient to aid and co-operate in the redevelopment of a redevelopment area.

   (b) Any sale, conveyance, lease, or agreement provided for in this section may be made by a state public body without appraisal, public notice, advertisement, or public bidding.

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