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It's Your Right. The Law Is There To Protect You.
Fair housing is a civil right protected by federal law. The City of Warwick's Community Development Office is here to answer your questions and take action, if necessary, to protect you and / or your family from housing discrimination.
Flood hazard maps, also known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), are important tools in the effort to protect lives and properties in Warwick. They indicate the risk for flooding throughout the City. However, the current maps are out of date and an extensive Flood Map Modernization Program is currently underway nationwide.
The City of Warwick provides a wide range of facilities for both recreation and athletics. From skating and swimming to dog shows and quilting, the Recreation department is a valuable contributor to our quality of life.
Warwick delivers the development, support, and cutting-edge infrastructure needed to propel companies beyond their local ambitions. Our focus on intermodal transportation means easy access to any destination; the convergence of air, road and rail travel in one place brings unparalleled convenience to businesses on the move.
The Personnel Department’s goal is provide all citizens a fair and reasonable opportunity to serve and receive quality public service by following the provisions of the City’s Personnel Merit System Ordinance and all State and Federal Standards.
The City of Warwick has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire City of Warwick at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute.
CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals and answering machines.
Public Meeting Notice
The biannual public meetings to present findings in compliance with the Permanent Noise Monitoring Act (R.I. General Laws 1-5-1 et seq.), on Federal Aviation Administration, Part 150 noise abatement measures will be held by The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) as follows:
November 24, 2014
Cranston Public Library
140 Sockanosset Cross Road,
Cranston, Rhode Island
Mary Brennan Board Room,
T.F. Green Airport
Warwick, Rhode Island
The report will be posted on RIAC’s website, available at the Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, Rhode Island and the Cranston Public Library, 140 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston, Rhode Island, and by calling 401-691-2000. The Meeting Rooms are accessible to the handicapped. Those requesting interpreter services for the hearing impacted must contact Sherri-Ann Penta 401-691-2279 forty-eight (48) hours in advance of meeting.
WARWICK – Residents are advised that the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), and where applicable, Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report for coastal areas of Kent County, Rhode Island. These draft flood maps include portions of the City of Warwick, primarily the area along the Pawtuxet River.
The flood hazard determinations are the basis for the floodplain management measures that the City of Warwick is required to either adopt or show evidence of being already in effect to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.
Beginning October 16, 2014, residents have a 90-day period to review, comment and appeal the proposed flood hazard determinations.
Copies of the draft maps are available for review Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Warwick Building Department, City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor , 3275 Post Road, Warwick, RI or online at the FEMA Map Service Center (www.msc.fema.gov) or at http://www.warwickri.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=982:map-modernization-in-warwick-rhode-island&catid=67:planning-department&Itemid=159
Update Relative to Warwick Schools - 10/14/2014
Mayor Scott Avedisian, Colonel Stephen McCartney and Superintendent of Schools Richard D’Agostino announced today that all reports indicate that the environment in the City’s schools is safe and calm. As a result, Colonel McCartney has announced that starting Wednesday, October 14, 2014 on-duty officers will be conducting random checks of all schools located in their respective areas of patrol throughout the course of the day. Recess will remain indoors for the remainder of the week.
Update Relative to Warwick Schools - 10/10/2014
Mayor Scott Avedisian and Colonel Stephen McCartney announced today that in the wake of the ongoing investigation to the threats made to schools in Warwick, Johnston and Cranston, the Warwick Police Department will continue to have a presence at all city schools on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Officers will be posted at all schools for arrival and closing times and will conduct periodic checks of the schools during the course of the day, including recess.
Avedisian and McCartney will continue to work with Superintendent Richard D’Agostino to monitor the schools on Tuesday. An assessment will be made on Tuesday based on a thorough review of operations.
Update Relative to Warwick Schools - 10/9/2014
The Police Department continues to work closely with our neighboring jurisdictions to investigate the threats made to our public schools. The investigation into the letter’s origin and author remain on-going at this time.
Police Officers will continue to be posted at all city schools, to include private and parochial, on Friday October 10, 2014. Police presence will be maintained during normal school hours, and directed patrols will occur frequently by officers during non-school hours.
The School Department has been advised of our commitment to the safety of our schools and discussions will continue as to future security plans. The Police Department understands the concerns expressed by our community and are working diligently to provide a secure environment for our children.
Update Relative to Warwick Schools - 10/8/2014
Yesterday, an unconfirmed, anonymous threat was made to schools in several Rhode Island communities, including Warwick. Mayor Scott Avedisian directed Colonel Stephen McCartney to post police personnel at all of the Warwick public, private and parochial schools for the remainder of the week. Avedisian, McCartney and Warwick Public Schools Superintendent Richard D’Agostino have been closely monitoring the situation. Avedisian and D’Agostino have been visiting schools throughout the day and will continue to do so throughout the week.
Avedisian said, “It is imperative that we take every single precaution to ensure the safety of our students. That’s why I asked Colonel McCartney to post police officers at all of Warwick’s schools this week. We want to assure parents that our schools are safe and we will remain vigilant in our collective efforts to protect our students and staff. We will continue to work with authorities to monitor this situation. At all of the schools that were visited today, the environment was calm. We would like to express our gratitude to all of our law enforcement personnel, school department personnel and city employees for their reassuring presence.”
Superintendent D’Agostino said, “Our schools are safe. All staff are following the security measures of each school, teacher attendance is normal and every attempt is being made to make these days normal and safe for our students. Thank you to the Mayor and police for their support.”
Rocky Point, as of 10/9/2014
WARWICK – Residents are advised that the main entrance to the city’s walking path at Rocky Point, will be closed on Friday, October 10th in order to continue the removal of fencing and light poles along the roadway.
RIdot - Barton Corner Bridge, Warwick as of 10/3/14
We're continuing to work in the median installing barrier and guardrail. This involves alternating lane closures on I-95 North and South from New London Turnpike to Route 4 Sunday night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day and Monday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
For more information, including schedules and detour maps, please visit www.dot.ri.gov/BartonCorner