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§45-25-7  Establishment and incorporation of authority. –

Published: 2015

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City Housing Authorities

SECTION 45-25-7

   § 45-25-7  Establishment and incorporation

of authority. –

(a) If it determines that either or both of the conditions enumerated in §

45-25-5 exist, the council shall adopt a resolution so finding (which need not

go into any detail other than the mere finding) and shall cause notice of the

determination to be given to the mayor, who shall thereupon appoint, as

provided in this section five (5) commissioners to act as an authority. The

commission shall be a public body and a body corporate and politic upon the

completion of the taking of the following proceedings:

   (b) The commissioners shall present to the secretary of state

an application signed by them, which must state (without any detail other than

the mere recital):

   (1) That a notice has been given and public hearing held as

provided in § 45-25-5, that the council determined the validity of the

petition after the hearing, and that the mayor has appointed them as


   (2) The name, and official residence, of each of the

commissioners, together with a certified copy of the appointment evidencing

their right to office, the date and place of induction into and taking oath of

office, and that they desire the housing authority to become a public body and

a body corporate and politic under this chapter;

   (3) The term of office of each of the commissioners;

   (4) The name which is proposed for the corporation; and

   (5) The location of the principal office of the proposed


   (c) The application shall be subscribed and sworn to by each

of the commissioners before an officer authorized by the laws of the state to

take and certify oaths, who shall certify upon the application that he or she

personally knows the commissioners and knows them to be the officers as

asserted in the application, and that each is subscribed and sworn thereto in

the officer's presence. The secretary of state shall examine the application,

and if the secretary finds that the name proposed for the corporation is not

identical with that of a person or of any other corporation of this state or so

nearly similar as to lead to confusion and uncertainty, the secretary shall

receive and file it and record it in an appropriate book of record in the

secretary's office.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1935, ch. 2255, § 4; G.L. 1938, ch. 344, § 4; G.L. 1956, §