RI (October 17, 2019)…Tonight Councilman David A. Salvatore (Ward 14) introduced an
amendment to the Code of Ordinances that would help homeowners and tenants be
better informed about their responsibilities when it comes to waste and recycle
amendment to the Code of Ordinances proposed by Councilman Salvatore would
change the fine structure as it relates to trash and recycle barrels being left
out past the designated curfew. The first offense will be a warning, and all
subsequent offenses will be tiered beginning with $25 for the second offense
(first after warning), $50 for the third, and $100 for all subsequent fines –
not to exceed $1500.00 per calendar year. If a homeowner or tenant is fined
four times or more they will be considered a chronic violator and will be
subject to appear before the Providence Municipal Court.
long residents have not had a clear understanding of their responsibilities
when it comes to the storage of their trash and recycle barrels,” Stated
Councilman David A. Salvatore. “The fines – to date – have not been consistent
with the ordinance and the amendment to the code will address that issue. The
amendment will also educate residents who might not know the statute.”
amendment to the Code of Ordinances will be sent to the Committee on Ordinances
before the Council will vote on the matter.
Salvatore continued, “It is important that each and every resident have clear
and predictable knowledge of the workings of our City. Implementing a warning
phase will help residents better understand their responsibilities for the
storage of their trash and recycle bins.
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