North Kingstown sewer bond bills near final OK
STATE HOUSE – Legislation authorizing the Town of North Kingstown to issue bonds to finance the construction of sewers and sewerage systems in the town are moving toward final approval by the General Assembly.
Two identical bills have been introduced in the Senate, by Sen. James C. Sheehan (D-Dist. 36, Narragansett, North Kingstown), and in the House of Representatives, by Rep. Robert E. Craven (D-Dist. 32, North Kingstown).
The Senate bills, 2014-S 2478 and 2014-S 2487, have passed the Senate and are now before the House Committee on Finance for review. The House bills, 2014-H 7550 and 2014-H 7551, are scheduled for a vote by the full House this week; following passage they will be sent to the Senate for final action.
One set of bills allows the town to bond for $6.6 million to finance the sewer work primarily for Post Road North. The other set allows the town to bond for $4.9 million to finance sewer work primarily for the Wickford commercial area.
“The proposed spending for this sewer work is a sound investment for our community,” said Senator Sheehan. “The sewering will be good for the north end of town and will provide the needed infrastructure for local businesses and restaurants. Similarly, the work in Wickford will not only benefit local businesses but will also go a long way to help ensure the cleanliness of the harbor.”
The bond bills were introduced by the two North Kingstown legislators at the request of the Town Council.
For more information, contact:
Randall T. Szyba, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903