2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 45 - Towns and cities
CHAPTER 45-57 - Winnisimet Farm Road District
§ 45-57-5 - Powers of the board of directors.

SECTION 45-57-5

   § 45-57-5  Powers of the board of directors. – The board of directors of the Winnisimet Farm Road District, in addition to any other powers conferred by this chapter, have the power:

   (a) To conduct the business and affairs of the district as approved at annual meetings by a majority vote of electors in attendance;

   (b) To adopt and amend budgets for revenues, and reserves, and to collect assessments;

   (c) To make contracts and incur liabilities on behalf of the district;

   (d) To regulate the use, maintenance, repair, replacement, and modification of common elements;

   (e) To file liens on lots of record for nonpayment of assessments;

   (f) To approve curb cuts for new construction within the district;

   (g) Subject to the provisions of this chapter, to expend and disperse monies as needed to accomplish the purpose of this chapter and of the district;

   (h) Subject to the provisions of this chapter, to acquire by purchase, lease, gift, devise real or personal property required for any district purpose;

   (i) Subject to provisions of this chapter, to lease or convey any real property owned by the district or to grant an easement or license with respect to such property, on such terms and conditions as the board may determine;

   (j) To maintain premises and to provide supervision, control and maintenance thereof;

   (k) To accept gifts of money and personalty;

   (l) To hire whatever employees, advisors and consultants which are deemed required from time to time to accomplish the district purposes;

   (m) To manage and control the property of the district and to insure that property against loss or damage from any risk whatsoever;

   (n) To place upon the ballot at any annual or special election any proposition which must be approved by the electors pursuant to § 45-57-6 of this chapter;

   (o) To purchase and maintain insurance to indemnify officers of the district; provided, however, that any officer shall be indemnified only if the officer, at the time the claim or cause of action arose or damages were sustained, was acting in the discharge of or within the scope of his or her authorized duties and that the claim or cause of action or damages sustained did not result from the intentional wrongdoing or gross negligence of that officer.

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