[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Westerly 2-8-2010 by Ord. No. 1701. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The proposed plan entitled "Town of Westerly, Comprehensive Plan," dated December 2009, consisting of three components: (1) the Plan itself; (2) Appendices I and II; and (3) Executive Summary, and those amendments adopted by the Town Council at its meeting on February 8, 2010, is hereby adopted and enacted in accordance with the provisions of RIGL 45-22.2, entitled "Rhode Island Comprehensive Planning and Land Use Regulation Act," as the Town of Westerly Comprehensive Plan.
All previous Comprehensive Plans are repealed upon adoption of the December 2009 Plan pursuant to RIGL 45-22.2-8(c); provided, however, that insofar as it replaces and/or amends the prior Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Westerly, it shall become effective for the purposes of guiding state agency actions when it is approved by the State of Rhode Island in the manner set forth in RIGL 45-22.2.
Editor's Note: This ordinance (Ch. No. 1701) repealed former Ch. 10, Comprehensive Plan, was adopted 8-13-1991 by Ch. No. 983 as §§ 10-91 through 10-95 of the 1991 Code, as amended.
Additions or amendments to the Plan when passed in the form as to indicate the intention of the Town Council to make the same a part of the Plan shall be deemed to be incorporated in the Plan, so that reference to the Plan includes the additions and amendments.
A copy of such Comprehensive Plan shall be kept on file in the office of the Town Clerk, preserved in a form as the Town Council may consider most expedient. It shall be the express duty of the Town Clerk, or someone authorized by said Clerk, to insert in their designated place all additions or amendments to said plan when the same have been enacted and printed or reprinted in page form and to extract from such plan all provisions which from time to time may be repealed by the Town Council. This copy of such Plan shall be available for all persons desiring to examine the same.
It shall be unlawful for any person to change or alter by additions or deletions, any part or portions of such Plan, or to insert or delete pages or portions thereof, or to alter or tamper with such Plan in any manner whatsoever which will cause the Plan to be misrepresented thereby. Any person violating this section shall be punished as provided in § 1-22 of the Code of the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island.
This chapter shall become effective upon passage pursuant to RIGL 45-22.2-8(c); provided, however, that insofar as it amends and/or replaces the prior Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Westerly, it shall not become effective for purposes of guiding state agency actions until it is approved by the State of Rhode Island in the manner set forth in RIGL 45-22.2.