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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 However, the current maps are out of date and an extensive Flood Map Modernization Program is currently underway nationwide.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.
The Bayside Band concert that was canceled last week has been resheduled. The new time/date is 6:30 on August 26th at the Oakland Beach Gazebo.
TAX BILLS - This week, Warwick property owners began receiving their 2015 real estate tax bills. In an effort to ensure that ALL taxpayers are aware of state aid and available tax exemptions, this year, real estate tax bills were sent to all property owners, even those who in prior years did not receive a bill because their taxes may have been paid by their mortgage company through escrow. Residents are encouraged to read the list on the back of the bill, and may inquire with the Tax Assessor’s Office to determine their eligibility for these exemptions. The Tax Assessor’s Office can be reached at 738-2000, ext. 6016.
To protect taxpayers’ interests, residents whose property taxes are paid by their mortgage company were also asked to forward the bill along to their mortgage company. This notice was sent out of an abundance of caution and was not meant to suggest that mortgage companies would no longer be making these payments on taxpayers’ behalf, but was included because every mortgage company functions differently. Some may need a copy of the bill; others may not. Therefore, residents may opt to simply contact the company first to see if it is necessary to forward the bill to them.
Due to the number of tax bills that are sent on an annual basis, a high volume of calls to the Tax Assessor’s Office is to be expected during the next several business days. Residents’ patience is greatly appreciated.
Traffic Advisory: Please note two upcoming construction projects may impact traffic.
General Fund Budget 2015-16