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The North Providence Breeze 09-11-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2019 NORTH PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX 31 of the old safety complex, and the savings of not having to pour as much money into the pension fund. Lombardi made an aggressive play with the U.S. Department of Justice seeking permission to invest some of the money for future returns, but was rejected in that bid, informed that the depart- ment needed to keep spending the money down. For those who may have forgot- ten where all the money went, with $2,796,2261 left, here's the authoritative list provided by police to The North Providence Breeze this week: • $20.6 million to fix the police pension plan. This move, requested of the U.S. Department of Justice by Mayor Charles Lombardi, brought the town's unfunded liability from $16.6 mil- lion to $1.8 million, according to a 2013 actuarial statement. The move saved taxpayers significant dollars going forward. • $24,798,604 for building con- struction, site work, and archi- tecture, etc. for the new safety complex. • $6,064,804 for land purchase, demolition of buildings, and pad- ready site preparation for the complex. • $1.26 million for new police cruisers. • $1,089,000 for furniture, fix- tures, security and access control at the safety complex. • $927,108 for technology and communication at the safety com- plex. • $529,005 for school resource officers. • $500,000 for non-budgeted line items, including long rifles. • $400,000 for an active shoot- er detection system at North Providence High School, a camera security system enhancing safety and connecting the school to the Police Department. • $300,000 for computer equip- ment. • $176,000 into the animal con- trol shelter. • $150,000 for a radio dispatch center in Hopkinton, a return favor for the chief in that town helping out in North Providence. • $113,173 for a police substa- tion at Camp Meehan. • $73,251 for new tasers. • $62,000 for a firing range at the Johnston Police Department, a facility North Providence police share. • $45,000 for Narcan. • $29,070 for a camera system in town parks. • $20,000 for GPS in new cruis- ers. • $4,800 for a recruitment bill- board. Tikoian said he was excited to hear from Brian Boykin at the U.S. Department of Justice, the man the town dealt with as it was looking to draw down its Google funds, asking if he could host asset forfeiture training at the new safety complex. That training will happen the Monday after the complex opens. GOOGLE From Page 6 Where confidence is restored & luxury is affordable For plus size women Sizes 14 & up The Opal Plaza 1375 Mineral Spring Avenue North Providence, RI 353-0074 • Tues., Wed., & Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. & Mon. by appointment only 10 Smith Avenue Greenville, RI (401) 949-0840 Open Everyday from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Start Your Day with Breakfast in the Country K O UN TR Y K IT CH E N BR EAK F AS T • L UNC H Thank You for All You Do! Homestyle Food with Old Fashioned Hospitality 1122 Charles St., No. Providence 723-5555 Tables • Chairs Flatware • Glasses Games • Grills Dunk Tanks & more CONTRACTORS We have everything you need to get the job done. •Canopy's •Bounce Houses Family Owned & Operated BUILDING A BETTER RENTAL EXPERIENCE . . . ONE CUSTOMER AT A TIME! We have everything you need to get the We have everything you need to get the We have everything job done. you need to get the job done. you need to get the Celebrating 50 Years 805 CHARLES STREET, PROVIDENCE 401-861-7955 CONGRATULATIONS to Mayor Lombardi and the North Providence Police and Fire Departments God Bless the Men and Women of the Police and Fire Departments. Thank You for Your Service. The Best Italian Bread and Rolls in Town!

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