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City Council Considers Building Permit Fines, Zoning Changes

Warwick City Hall
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Warwick City Hall.

WARWICK, RI — The Warwick City Council meets tonight at CityHall after a long stretch of meetings at Warwick Police Headquarters duringrepairs to Council Chambers, where they’ll vote on second passage for four

resolutions.

City Councilors will consider second passage of an ordinanceon fines for building construction without a permit, set at:

  • First offense, $250 for each permit plus aprocessing fee of $750.00 plus the cost of each building permit that shouldhave been applied for.
  • Second offense, $500 for each permit plus aprocessing fee of $1,500 plus the cost for each permit that would have beenincurred if a building permit were issued in the first instance.
  • Third offense, $500 for each permit plus aprocessing fee of $2,250 plus the cost for each permit that would have beenincurred if a permit were issued in the first instance.

The Councilwill also consider second passage of an ordinance allowing right turns fromAirport Road on to Evergreen Avenue.

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Thebody will also consider second passage of an ordinance amending the ZoningOrdinance,
changing the classification of lots 542, 543 and 544 on Assessor’s Plat 376 a

from Residential A-7 and A-10 to Waterfront Business.

A fourth second passage up for consideration would change the classification of  179 on Assessor’s Plat 271 from General Business to General Business with Planned District Residential (PDR) Overlay District.  

Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.