R.I. Senators Goldin, Coyne, Euer, Miller, Goodwin & Representatives Regunberg, Knight, Donovan, Ranglin-Vassell & Kazarian Introduce More Anti 2A Bills- Want to Limit Your Rights of Self Defense to Only 10 Rounds.
Senate Bill No. 2319 Chapter BY Goldin, Coyne, Euer, Miller, Goodwin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Criminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than ten (10) rounds known as high capacity magazines.)
02/15/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
A Dog Left Out in the Cold Rain and Cats Left in Unsanitary Conditions. The Latest Violations Issued..
On 1/30/2018, Warwick Animal control responded to a property owned by Michael Zincone. Zincone stated he and other renters had not seen this particular tenant Michelle Correira, in about a week. He observed a cat in the window and feces all over the floors. Two cats were found left inside the house with no electricity or heat surrounded by urine and feces. A Sergeant was also called to the scene to take photos. There was also no food left for the two cats, both unaltered, a male "Sammy" and a female, "Ender".
The individual who eventually ended up claiming ownership of the cats was reported to be Justine Sansonese.
Sansonese was fined $200 and issued a 1st-offense Violation: "Mimimum Care/Owner to maintain sanitary environment".
On 1/23/2018, Animal Control responded to the residence owned by Jeffrey HEIL, (JEFFREY E SCHEFFLER HEIL) for reports of a large black/brown lab mix dog by the name of "Abby" that had been left outside on a porch in the pouring rain all day. The Abby was found soaking wet and had no access to shelter from the wind driven rain Abby also had no water to drink.
Heil was fined $100 and issued a 1st-offense Violation: "Shelter, tether, nourishment over 30 minutes".
Full report below.
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Warwick City Council- (d) All Collective Bargaining Agreements Shall Be Provided To The City Council At Least 30 Days Prior to the First Day of Scheduled Budget Meetings
According to the Warwick City Code of Ordinances, Sec. 2-18. - Ratification of collective bargaining agreements.
(a) No collective bargaining agreement between the City of Warwick and any labor organization shall become effective unless and until ratified by the Warwick City Council.
(b) Each contract, before submission to the city council, shall contain a fiscal note.
(c) At least one public hearing shall be held prior to city council ratification of any collective bargaining agreement.
(Ord. No. O-06-5, § I, 2-15-06)
Editor's note— Ord. No. O-06-5, § I, adopted February 15, 2006, set out provisions intended for use as § 2-17. For purposes of clarity, and at the editor's discretion, these provisions have been included as § 2-18.
Three years ago when new City union contracts were up for renewal, Mayor Scott Avedisian intentionally withheld them from the City Council until the 11th hour. The Warwick City Council voted on and passed the new, 3-year Municipal, Police & Fire union contracts without even completely knowing what was in them. These 3-year City contracts are up for renewal the end of this fiscal year which is this June.
This past year, we have seen and heard the Warwick City Council repeatedly expound on the statement that everything they do will be in the best interests of the Warwick taxpayers. The City Council has introduced new legislation that requires City department heads to be at Council meetings, and for the City Council to be notified when City department heads are hired or fired. The City Council also needs to immediately make amendments to the City Ordinance Code Chapter 2, Article 1, Sec. 2-18 that stipulates all new collective bargaining agreements be provided to the City Council at LEAST 30 days prior to the first scheduled day of City Special Budget Meetings.
This is more than reasonable and should have been the case starting years ago. There is no way a City Council can properly vet a $300 million proposed city budget, along with new 3-year Municipal, Police & Fire contracts just 10 days before voting on them.
It's February, and leaked copies of the proposed Warwick Fire contracts are already out there. Get them in the hands of the City Council with FAIR notice!
On January 25, 2018, members of the Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Stephen A. Creta, age 55, of 62 Davidson Road, Warwick, Rhode Island, for Indecent Solicitation of a Child. Mr. Creta was special arraigned at State Police Headquarters by a Justice of the Peace and released.
So you all understand the context of where Warwick Watch's comment came from on Wednesday regarding the City plow truck driver slacking off on the job...-- it was a reply to the comment made by a "Carl Hagerstrom" (below- warning bad language). Here's the comment again that was made in response to "Hagerstrom" and Warwick Watch stands by it 1000%: "Let Warwick Watch assure you all if it’s not apparent already-/ we got a few vile, scumbag thug losers that work for our City. They hate being exposed. Guess what guys, Warwick Watch is going to be breathing down your necks like a dragon. Because the Mayor doesn’t have the you know what to do it."
Warwick Watch tries to avoid responding to the vile scum of society but once in a great while, it just happens.
Michelle, your 50X reporting had nothing to do with the post being deleted. Warwick Watch removed the post because we knew what the loser, coward that goes by the fake Facebook name of "Mike Jones" was doing -- posting a comment made by Warwick Watch and spreading it around without providing the entire context of where the comment originated from. That's how the keyboard coward "Mike Jones" operates. Watching you closely "Mike Jones" and FYI, so are the guys who wear the badge.
To the haters:
To Stacia Hol. - you're a liar, and there are people reporting back to Warwick Watch the lies you're spreading. Your lies are dangerous.
Don D. & Ryan H., I know it's difficult, but try not to be such enormously huge tool bags (see Urban Dictionary). .
Katty N. -- you now have even a bigger fan.
Arthur R. - you may want to check yourself and your extensive criminal record.
Happy Friday Warwick Watch love posse! ;) Order some pizza!
Warwick Watch was alerted by a few concerned Arnolds Neck residents regarding a Warwick DPW plow truck operator just sitting in his truck for almost an hour, hanging out at Arnold's Neck, doing nothing. The Arnolds Neck area, as well as the rest of the City side streets, were covered in about 2 inches of ice and slush and were hazardous to drive on. After the Mayor's office and the Public Work's Director & Supervisor were contacted, this City Employee was radioed to get to work. He left his parked area at 2:02 pm.
The plow on this truck was never dropped on some of the steepest city streets in Warwick. The rest is self explanatory.
This is the second day in a row that Warwick Watch has personally witnessed the majority of DPW employees pulling into the City DPW yard at around 2:35 ish pm. This plow truck today left the Apponaug area at around 2:28 pm and pulled into the DPW yard at 2:37pm. DPW employees (excluding sanitation) are scheduled to work daily until 3:30 pm.
This is yet another reason why GPS needs to be installed in all Warwick City vehicles.
DPW PERSONNEL SUPPLEMENT 2017-2018 (excludes admin, building maintenance, engineering & ).
Warwick DPW Director Claims City Automotive Dept. Racking Up OT Due To Blown Engine On A Sanitation Vehicle
While Warwick taxpayers still have no answer yet as to why a DPW employee, recently captured on video stealing from the DPW yard still hasn't been fired yet, the DPW automotive department is allegedly racking up the OT due to a sanitation truck that blew an engine back in August of 2017.
On Monday night, the City Council Finance Committee held a BID for a new , $265,975.00 sanitation vehicle.
The director of Public Works, Richard Crenca submitted a BID proposal to the City Council (above) that outlined the necessity for a new Peterbilt 520 w Auto-Side Loader. Crenca claims in his request that during the first week of August 2017, a 2006 Sterling Condor sanitation truck experienced a blown engine. At that time, the truck logged 16,979 hours and 129,584 miles. Because of this one trash truck down out of a fleet of 14, it has "become increasingly difficult to provide regular preventive maintenance along with breakdown repairs and vehicles out of service for warranty repairs. This has resulted in the staff of the automotive division being required to work overtime on Saturdays to keep up with routine maintenance and repairs at a cost of approximately $800/week."
Crenca stated at Monday's Council meeting that the Automotive Division was already about $3k over their $65K OT budget because of this ongoing situation.
Crenca states that in just one week alone, the recycling and Sanitation Division spent approx. $12,000 in OT.
Six months post blown trash truck engine, Crenca now estimates it will cost approx. $83,000 to repair the truck and possibly then some, and the truck has reached the end of its useful life. Crenca also states that on average, there are at least two sanitation/recycling trucks down PER DAY, due to repairs.
This 2006 "back up" sanitation vehicle has been out of commission for the past 6 months. Before spending $265K on a new truck, --invest in GPS instead-- to be installed in all City sanitation vehicles. Monitor trash pickup route activity for a few months to determine how sanitation services can operate more efficiently. This will most likely eliminate the possible need to purchase a new sanitation truck.
What is the City doing to drive home the message on the importance of recycling? The more Warwick recycles, the more money the City gets back. The City saw a landfill tipping fee increase of $100,000 in just one fiscal year alone. More recycling= less tonnage getting dumped at the landfill= more $$$ saved.
The City cannot keep spending until it first addresses waste-fraud-and abuse that CONTINUES to take place within City departments to this very day. A City that operates with no accountability is openly and unjustly extorting more and more from the taxpayers.
It's unfair, unjust, irresponsible and criminal.
Warwick City Council Responds To Providence Journal Editorial: Warwick Council Snubs Students, Taxpayers
Back in October, the International Charter School offered to buy the former Aldrich Jr. High school for $1.9 million along with an annual $70,000 in lieu of tax payment with a 1.50% yearly escalator.
One of the deal stipulations included that no more than 5 Warwick students could attend the Charter school per year as to "minimize the financial impact on the school district."
More about the deal to sell Aldrich to ICS:
Warwick Watch's opinion...
Before Mayor Avedisian cut a closed door deal with the Warwick Teachers Union to give them new salary increasing contracts, he could have been:
Take the time to listen to how the Warwick City Council responded to the Providence Journal Editorial...
Possible student lottery shenanigans going on at ICS as well?
Another Stormwater Bioretention Basin To be Installed Right In Front of Top Of The Bay Restaurant At Oakland Beach
Last night, the Warwick City Council approved the application for a RI Community Development Disaster Relief Recovery Program block grant in the amount of $80,000 to construct another stormwater run- off bioretention basin. The bioretention basin is to be constructed on the corner piece of city property that abuts the parking lot of the Top of The Bay restaurant (at corner of Oakland Beach Ave/across from beach parking lot, see photos below).
Will this new stormwater run-off bioretention basin be anything like the ones currently located along Suburban Parkway? (see photos below).
These bioretention basins are supposed to allow pollutants to settle out of storm water runoff before draining into Warwick Cove or Brush Neck Cove. The problem, since day one of the completion of several basins along Suburban Parkway, is that they don't completely drain and form small ponds. (see photos below)
This is an ongoing issue that still has not been properly addressed, and the "pond" basins are also a stinking, eye sore, as well as hazardous (pets/small children). How about a border wall of shrubs planted around those things? How about some environmental beautification as well?
You can clearly see from the photos that several were not constructed properly as the drain pipes are at a higher elevation than the bottom of the basin, so no wonder why they don't completely drain.
Is this what's coming to the corner lot right there at a high foot trafficked restaurant and beach going area? Will it be fenced in? What about the view from the Top of The Bay Restaurant balcony? Will there be shrubs surrounding it? Will it be constructed properly so that a mosquito attracting stink pond doesn't form?
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