RIDEM Sends Notice of Intent To Enforce (NIE) to Cowesett Hills Apartments LLC for Septic System Violations -Will be Fined Up To $1000 Daily If Not Resolved In 10 Days
Warwick Watch followed up today with the Warwick Sewer Authority regarding the continuous, ongoing smell of noxious sewer emanating from the Cowesett Hills Apartments property located at 3595 Post Rd. The problem still has not been remedied, and now the apartment complex faces fines of up to $1000 per day if they don't take care of the situation within 10 days of receiving the NIE which was mailed out on July 26, 2018.
Warwick Watch filed a complaint with the Warwick Sewer authority back in July. The smell of sewer coming from the Cowesett Hills Apartment complex stinking up the Post Rd/ Apponaug area has been going on now for months!
Five Members of the Warwick City Council & Acting Warwick Mayor Continue to Ignore Their Fiduciary Responsibility to the Warwick Taxpayers ~Warwick Watch
"In my 25 years of public service, I've never been threatened and I've never done anything for my own self gain or self interest. It will not occur now, not at this stage of my life., not at my early stage of life, not at this stage of my life.. because myself like my colleagues on this city council will do what's right for the taxpayers. It's about public service not self service. It's about dollars and cents, not powerful people that can influence or put you in a place you should be in. I don't go for that, that's not why I'm here, that's not why any of you are here." ~Acting city of Warwick Mayor, Joe Solomon to the Warwick City Council, February 2018.
Joe, you just ended that 25 year streak.
The Warwick City Council members didn't even bother to read in their entirety, the last 3-year Warwick union contracts Municipal-Police-Fire- before voting on them. That included then city councilman Joe Solomon who voted for them, and then advocated again this past Monday night to kick the city debt can down the road another 3 years. ..
Your sell outs on the city council that voted to ratify Avedisian's negotiated police and municipal 3 year union contracts: Jeremy RIX, Ward 2 (changed his vote and caved, he initially was against approving the ratification of the contracts, but then when he realized it would be a tie vote, 4-4, he changed his vote at the last minute and caved (the rats in his ward have bigger backbones), Donna Travis Ward 6 Oakland Beach (never disappoints the unions)- Freshman Stephen McAllister Ward 7, Freshman Timothy Howe Ward 3, and Joseph Gallucci (last year on council) Ward 8, all voted on 3 year, 2.75% salary increases for municipal and police union contracts costing Warwick taxpayers almost $3 million.
Council President Steve Merolla Ward 9, along with councilmen Ed Ladouceur Ward 5 and Richard Corley Ward 1, voted against ratifying the contracts.
Also keep in mind the ongoing disputed teacher contracts as the WTU will also be suing the City for an additional $4-$8 million, and the recent contract ratification did not include the Warwick Fire Dept. contract. The City of Warwick is also currently facing two lawsuits by the Warwick Fire Dept. The Warwick Fire Union just can't rake in enough from the Warwick taxpayers, they want more...more...more...and the City unions could all care less that the City of Warwick is currently facing a $52 MILLION dollar budget shortfall. Those 5 City Council members voted to spend more, and to continue to extort taxpayers with no 5-year budget plan ready to give to the state as requested, and with no audit results in yet from the RI Expenditure Council.
Warwick Watch guarantees- the city union retirees will all pay the price one day when their pension checks are cut significantly and they have to start paying for their own healthcare. You can count on it, so enjoy it while it lasts....
Warwick taxpayers get ready....next year after the completion of the property tax revaluations--- we will be paying big-time taxes- yet again!
This also went out a short time ago to the City Council via email:
Dear council members,
"I have attached the link of my testimony at the ratification hearings last night during the finance committee hearing. Please scroll to the testimony which begins at the 1:42:00 mark. You will see freshman councilman McAllister on the right of the committee. Note that he refuses to make any eye contact while I am making my testimony and questioning financial issues. The reason for this is that this council member promised (by text message) to contact me several times prior to the meeting to review fiscal documents and never returned my calls.
Councilman McAllister has been privy to all of the documentation pertaining to the fraud scheme of sick time manipulation of the Warwick Fire Dept. for 2 years. He met with me prior to his first campaign and I actually was instrumental in getting him elected by 4 votes. He met with me several times during the lats 2 years reviewing documents that clearly showed a pattern of fraud, yet did nothing about it. Now Mr. Mcallister has pandered to the unions and ignored his fiduciary responsibility to his constituents. Mr. Mcallister has forgotten that in view of the fact that a potential fraud scheme has been repeatedly brought to his attention, and as an elected official that he has refused to take any action on the documents, that he now becomes a party to the offense.
Mr. McAllister, the freshman council member, turned against his own senior committee chairman, ignored the actuarial testimony, publicly pandered to the unions to support ACTING MAYOR SOLOMON, and voted to ratify union contracts in the absence of the necessary financial reports.
This behavior needs to be challenged and accounted for."
Rhode Island Makes Changes to Laws to Maybe Reduce Animal Abuse Incidents, But Still Much More Work To Do. ~Warwick Watch
"Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed a bill aimed at stopping animal mistreatment.
➡️The bill was inspired by a dog breeder in Warwick who was criticized for tethering pit bull-type dogs outside in order to acclimate them to cold temperatures.
"You have to keep the dogs in the cold somewhat so that they can get used to it,” the dog's caretaker, Clifford Dennis, told NBC 10 News in December 2017. “Six to eight hours is usually what they stay before we put them into the trailer with the wood stove."
There was an exemption for hunting dogs under the old law, but the new law removes that exemption. Rep. Patricia Serpa, a Democrat who represents District 27, was one of the sponsors of the bill.
"For too long, those animals near Kent Hospital had been out in the cold, out on a day like this, tethered by a chain, with what I call a substandard dog house," Serpa said.
It's a move the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was glad to see.
"He was tethering his dogs 24 hours a day, but he claimed an exemption under the hunting statute which is no longer a blanket exemption," said Joe Warzycha of the RISPCA.
The dogs were ordered to be removed from the property in April after the city found several zoning ordinances had been violated.
The new law also sets stricter guidelines for how and when dogs can be tethered.
"Now, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., a dog cannot be tethered outside for more than 15 minutes,” Warzycha said. “(That) makes enforceability much easier for us."
🛑An earlier version of the bill prevented animals from being kept outside for more than 15 minutes whenever there's a weather advisory or warning issued, but that clause was removed by state senators."
SO WE STILL HAVE MORE WORK TO DO AND WILL RAISE HELL ONCE AGAIN UP AT THE STATE HOUSE NEXT YEAR TO CHANGE THE LAWS SO THAT IT'S ILLEGAL TO LEAVE ANY ANIMAL OUTSIDE (ESP DOGS WITH SINGLE COATS) WHEN THE TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING.
GREAT, DON'T TETHER A DOG FROM 10PM-6AM BUT KEEP THEM OUT THERE DURING THE DAY NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE? YES, MAKES A WHOLE LOT OF NONSENSE, BUT HEY, HERE IN THE STATE OF RI, IT'S NO SURPRISE.
HOW IGNORANT AND UNEDUCATED ARE THE CURRENT RI SENATORS!!?? VOTE THEM ALL OUT!!! MAYBE A NEW CROP WILL GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME?
IT'S WHY THE PUBLIC MUST STAY VIGILANT AND KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THE REPEAT ANIMAL ABUSERS WALKING AMONGST US EVERY DAY, MOST LIKELY STILL ABUSING AND EXPLOITING INNOCENT ANIMALS TO FULFILL THEIR OWN SELFISH, NARCISSISTIC, AND EVIL LIVES.
Democrat Candidate for RI Senate District 29, Jennifer Rourke, Racist and Sexist Tweets Show Exactly Who She Really Is ~Warwick Watch
Earlier this week, Warwick Watch asked the question and it was confirmed by Rourke that this is her old Twitter page and her Tweets. The Tweets speak for themselves. She also delted her comment when she stated it was easier to get a CCW than it was to get a job. Considering she found her sugar daddy before a CCW, Rourke is nothing more than another uneducated shill candidate. This is the last thing Rhode Island needs from this Massachusetts native.