WARWICK, RI — Tonight’s City Council meeting considers a tax exemption exempting the Center for Mediation and Collaboration Rhode Island located at 831 Bald Hill Road from property tax.
The Council’s subcommittees will begin meeting at City Hall, 3275 Post Rd, Warwick, RI, in Council Chambers, second floor, followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m., all live-streamed to the Council’s YouTube channel.
- At 5 p.m., the Finance Committee will consider releasing $350M in bonds for building two new high schools, approved by the full Council at its last meeting.
- At 6 p.m., the Ordinance Committee will consider an ordinance prohibiting delivery of tobacco products to people younger than 21.
- The Intergovernmental Committee will consider a resolution creating a commission to explore tax relief options for residents at 6:20 p.m.
The Center for Mediation and Collaboration, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, incorporated in 1995 providing individuals, organizations and businesses with constructive skills and processes to effectively resolve their differences. It provides pro bono mediation services to unrepresented litigants in the four Rhode Island District Courts, as well as mediation and peer mediation training to individuals, schools, and organizations at free and reduced cost based on ability to pay.
It has been recognized as a mediation service provider with grants from the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the Rhode Island 31 Bar Association Foundation (IOLTA), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental 32 Management, and the United States Department of Agriculture.
The tax exemption would apply only to the space the center occupies in the building.
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