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§46-3-7  Designation of exposed areas – Protective works. –

Published: 2015

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SECTION 46-3-7

   § 46-3-7  Designation of exposed areas

– Protective works. –

For the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, and general welfare,

the city council of any city and the town council of any town, hereinafter

referred to as the "legislative body," shall have power in accordance with the

provisions of this chapter, to designate the exposed beach areas, or portions

thereof, requiring attention, and, subject to provisions set forth in this

chapter, may construct or cause to be constructed on any lands or interests

acquired pursuant to this chapter, at the expense of the municipality, any

protective works designed to prevent loss of beach material and the erosion of

exposed beaches, and to assess the cost of the protective works upon the owners

of property benefiting from the protective works. For the purposes of this

chapter, "protective works" shall include breakwaters, bulkheads, groins,

jetties, riprap walls, dunes, filled areas, and other structures or results of

construction activities customarily employed to correct, control, or prevent


History of Section.

(P.L. 1956, ch. 3837, § 6; G.L. 1956, § 46-3-7.)