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City Council to Discuss $6.1M School Bond, Animal Law Commission

Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Warwick Police Headquarters at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK — The Warwick CityCouncil meets tonight for their regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the Warwick PoliceDepartment’s community room, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, with a $6.1 million

school improvement bond and creation of a commission reviewing city lawsgoverning animals.

The bond question will bediscussed by the finance commission earlier in the day, 5 p.m., at the samevenue.

The funds come from a $40 million school infrastructure improvement bond.

Last week, Councilman Ed Ladouceur said it’sunlikely that a plan to use most of those funds in one project or simultaneousprojects could be responsibly and efficiently managed.

“We want to see responsible productivity forthat bond money,” Ladouceur said.

During their last meeting, the Council also updated City law to make deliberate ground feeding of pest animals, including birds and rats, illegal, with a warning for the first offense, leading up to a $500 fine for a third offense.

Should the commission reviewing the city’s

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other laws governing animals be established, it will present its report andrecommendations to the City Council within 6 months of the resolution.

A full agenda for the regular meeting hasbeen embedded below.

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.