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City Council to Consider School Smoking Ban, New Pumper Trucks

Warwick City Hall
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Warwick City Hall.

WARWICK, RI  — The Warwick City Council meets Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 3275 Post Road, to discuss a number of resolutions, including banning smoking in schools, making landlords responsible for tenants’ street debris, expressing opposition to evergreen contracts and buying two pumper trucks for $848,000.

PCO 8-18, the first item on the City Council’s  agenda, prohibits smoking in any of the City’s schools, including vaping. Penalty for first offender violations would be participation in  tobacco abuse counseling program. Failing to complete the program results in a $100 fine and a new sentence of 20 hours of community service.

The resolution would also make it unlawful to deliver tobacco products to anyone under 18 years.

The Council will also consider purchasing two 1,500 gpm pumper fire trucks for $848,000 from Minuteman Fire & Rescue Apparatus, Inc. of Walpole, MA. The company was the lowest qualified bidder out of three, according to a letter to the Council sent by WFD Assistant Chief Edward Hannon.

“These two pumpers would be replacing Engine 8 which is a 2,000 year America France with 164,578 miles, and Engine 9, a 1999 year American Lafrance with 164,578 miles,” Hannon wrote.

For the full agenda and items up for discussion tonight, see the documents embedded below. 08-15-18 RBPH Meeting Agenda - Amended PCO-8-18 Prohibit Smoking in all Schools Docket Memo 3-5-2018 PCR-58-18 Res Opp H 7198 Evergreen Contracts



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