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City Council to Discuss School Bonds Wednesday

Warwick City Hall
 Warwick City Hall.
Warwick City Hall.

Correction: The date for the City Council meeting originally reported in this story was incorrect. It has been edited with the correct day, Wednesday Feb. 17.

Warwick, RI — The Warwick City Council meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. after the President’s Day holiday to discuss school bonds, the first mention of the topic on the body’s agenda since Mayor Scott Avedisian and Warwick Schools officials announced a compromise to split debt service on release of $5.2 million in school maintenance bonds Feb. 3.

The City Council’s Finance Committee will also discuss the topic at their meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, and the Intergovernmental Committee will discuss a resolution asking Avedisian, the Warwick School Committee, and the school personnel director to appear before the City Council, which is also on the regular agenda. The latter resolution has been lingering on the council’s agenda since the fall.

The Council will also continue discussions on a resolution making landlords responsible for costs to pick up debris left on the street by tenants, an as-yet un-drafted tax stabilization agreement for the intermodal district, and a revision of City building code fees.

The consent agenda includes a number of bid requests from City departments, including:

  • $200,000 for re-indexing land evidence records for
  • $24,000 for computer equipment
  • $15,500 for a police recruitment drive
  • $8,500 to send officers to crash/homicide investigation school
  • $30,000 for police department ammunition
  • $3,129 for install of two steel doors for a taser locker
  • $30,00 for State of RI Cisco networking equipment
  • $2,536 to upgrade fire alarms at the DPW, DPW Maintenance Garage and the Warwick Museum
  • $50,000 for consulting on storm water mapping

The City Council meets in City Hall, Council Chambers, 3275 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886


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