Central Coventry Fire District:

Liquidation Means More Taxes and Decreased Safety

Call Your State Representatives and Senators



The liquidation of the Central Coventry Fire District leads the town down a dark, dangerous and desperate path, hurting taxpayers.

Liquidation will not only make Central Coventry less safe, but citizens are looking at paying millions in taxes to close out the outstanding debt of the fire district that the court ordered had to be paid. Liquidation will not make the debt go away; it actually increases the debt and burden to the taxpayer.Where will the money come to start a new fire district? New taxes -- out of the wallets of the hard-working people living in Central Coventry!

Please contact your state legislators to pass the Fiscal Stability Act, which makes it possible for the fire district to continue to provide services, as well as work out a plan to deal with the outstanding debt. If this bill does not pass, every taxpayer could be responsible for paying millions more in taxes, insurance fees and other hidden costs.

Our sister communities in Central Falls, East Providence and Woonsocket have all benefited from the Fiscal Stability Act and their local communities are now heading on a more solvent path. Central Falls has recently boasted a $1.7million SURPLUS.

If the Central Coventry Fire District is liquidated, more than just the fire department is gone, it most likely means that all fire and emergency medical services will be operated by for profit companies and volunteers.

Research shows that replacing highly-trained professional fire fighters with private, for-profit companies and volunteers will make our community less safe and raise the risk of damage and loss of life from all kinds of emergencies.

Central Coventry can move forward to brighter days with the help of the Fiscal Stability Act and, most importantly, will keep your money where it belongs in your wallet!

Please call on members of the Rhode Island state legislature and tell them the liquidation and privatization plan for Central Coventry is wrong and to protect the health and financial future of its citizens.

The Fiscal Stability Act is House Bill 7944 and Senate Bill 2778.


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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR COVENTRY

Representative Lisa P. Tomasso
District 29
40 York Dr.
Coventry, RI 02816
(401) 965-2719
rep-tomasso@rilin.state.ri.us

Representative Scott J. Guthrie
District 28
31 Maplewood Drive
Coventry, RI 02816
(401) 823-3451
rep-guthrie@rilin.state.ri.us

Representative Patricia A. Serpa
District 27
194 Kimberly Lane
West Warwick, RI 02893
(401) 828-5687
rep-serpa@rilin.state.ri.us

Representative Jared R. Nunes
District 25
52 Phillip St
Coventry, RI 02816
(401) 821-8693
rep-nunes@rilin.state.ri.us

Representative Michael W. Chippendale
District 40
124A Johnston Rd
Foster, RI 02825
(401) 497-4495
rep-chippendale@rilin.state.ri.us

STATE SENATORS FOR COVENTRY

Senator Leonidas P. Raptakis
District 33
(401) 397-2720
sen-raptakis@rilin.state.ri.us

Senator Nicholas D. Kettle
District 21
(401) 473-7784
sen-kettle@rilin.state.ri.us

 

 


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