The Warwick Beacon recently incorrectly reported that Ward 4 Councilman Joseph Solomon docketed a public hearing on motor vehicle valuations for the Sept. 12 council at City Hall.
Solomon docketed two separate resolutions in regard to the issue. The first resolution is relative to motor vehicle valuations and the revision of calculations. The second resolution requests a public meeting with the mayor; finance director; and tax collector relative to fiscal years 2009; 2010; 2011; and 2012 for a full financial picture. Although not ordinances, which technically have public hearings, the public may be permitted to comment on the resolutions.
“Relative to the overall subject matter, the public’s ability to speak will be determined by the vote of the elected officials,” said Solomon.
“We’re going to be able to hear the public if this legislation is passed by the council on Monday night. I’m hoping the meeting with the mayor and the state appeals board will be scheduled a week from Monday but we’ll see what the consensus is. It’s not a waste of anyone’s time to listen to the input of the people who are frustrated and angered by the current situation.”