BOUNDARIES, FENCES AND COMMON FIELDS
475:1 "Owner" Defined.
The actual occupant of land shall be deemed the owner thereof for any purposes of this chapter.
Source. RS 136:18. CS 142:18. GS 128:19. GL 142:19. PS 142:16. PL 219:16. RL 269:16.
The mayor and aldermen of any city or the selectmen of any town may require the owner or user of any canal or waterway within such city or town deemed by them to be dangerous to travelers upon any highway, or to children of tender age, to fence the same.
Source. 1887, 73:1. PS 143:27. PL 219:30. RL 269:30.
If the owner or user does not fence the same within 60 days after receiving notice in writing of such requirement, the mayor and aldermen or selectmen shall cause the same to be fenced, and may collect the expense of so doing from the owner or user in an action of assumpsit.
Source. 1887, 73:1. PS 143:27. PL 219:31. RL 269:31.