PART I. POWER AND AUTHORITY TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS.
§8-18-1. Power and authority of municipalities relating to street,
sidewalk, sewer and other permanent improvements.
Every municipality is hereby empowered and authorized, in
addition to any other rights, power and authority conferred upon
it, upon the terms, conditions and in the manner hereinafter set
forth, to grade or regrade, pave or repave, surface or resurface,
curb or recurb, streets (which term is used in this article to
include avenues and roads), alleys, public ways or easements, or
portions thereof, and to build or renew sidewalks, and to
construct, provide or renew any of such improvements or other
permanent public improvements in any streets, alleys, public ways
or easements, or portions thereof, in such municipality, and, if
deemed advisable, to construct storm and sanitary sewers, or all or
a part of a storm or sanitary or combined storm and sanitary sewer
system in any streets, alleys, public ways or easements, or sewer
right-of-ways or easements, or portions thereof, independently or
in conjunction with other of such improvements, and to assess the
costs of any or all of such improvements on abutting property.