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Budget Commission Tonight, Trash Pickup Delayed, Ghost Army till Friday

Woonsocket City Hall. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Woonsocket City Hall. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski

Budget Commission - The Woonsocket Budget Commission meets today at 5 p.m. in Harris Hall, third floor in City Hall, 169 Main St. Among the items up for consideration on their docket (see attached .pdf) are requests to fill positions, including two new teachers, an election clerk and a police clerk. 

Auditors Cohn Reznick will also make a presentation on the reasoning behind an accounting maneuver Finance Director Thomas Bruce characterized as a $4.8 million IOU from the City to the School Department

There's a detailed description of the IOU at the link above in case you'd like to ask officials questions that haven't been answered already. The meeting isn't a public hearing, but there is an opportunity for public comment at the start of the agenda. 

Trash delay - Due to the short holiday week, and Tuesday's snowstorm, the trash and recycling pickup schedule has been adjusted accordingly: 

  • Friday’s route schedule for Saturday Jan. 25,  will be collected Monday January 27th

Collection Monday, Jan. 27 through Friday, Jan. 31  will be delayed by one day.

Officials ask that all collection carts (City serviced and privately serviced) be brought back into the property and placed back out on the appropriate collection day. 

Questions can be directed to the Solid Waste Division at (401) 767-8880.

Clear nearby hydrants - If you know there's a fire hydrant nearby your home that's still covered in snow, it would be a good idea for you to clear it, or at least mark it so the fire department can clear it later. 

Nixle - If you haven't already, don't forget to sign up for the city's alert system through the Woonsocket Police Department on Nixle, which sends word of parking bans and traffic advisories straight to smart phones and computers, 

Ghost Army - Now through Friday, the Museum of Work & Culture, in conjunction with the BVTC, presents a special Ghost Army Exhibit, at the Museum, located at Market Square in Woonsocket. See a special interpretive display telling true story of city's connection to a secret World War II mission. Information at Rhode Island Historical Society website.

Nelson Aldrich January 27, 2014 at 07:34 AM
Hiding debt via accounting tricks sounds a little like what the Greek government did to enter the Eurozone. Did Braver PC refuse to do it?
Uncle Ben January 27, 2014 at 07:52 AM
People are still waiting for Wednesday's pick up.
Matthew Desilets January 27, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Has anyone else not received a nixle alert since August?

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