(A)   The Town Council of the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island, finds:
   (B)   The Constitution of the State of Rhode Island, Article XIII, Section 2, grants to the Town of Middletown the power to “enact and amend local laws relating to its property, affairs and government” as long as such local laws are consistent with the Constitution and laws enacted by the General Assembly. This delegation of power includes the police power to enact reasonable legislation to regulate and supervise rental dwellings in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
(Ord. passed 11-16-99; Am. Ord. 2017-3, passed 1-17-17; Am. Ord. 2021-20, passed 11-15-21)