Warwick relocating offices after City Hall Annex flood


(CG) FIRST TONIGHT AT 5:30 —- CREWS IN WARWICK ARE HARD AT WORK —- CLEANING UP WATER DAMAGE FROM A LEAK AT THE CITY HALL ANNEX. (MM) WE FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT THE DAMAGE YESTERDAY AT SIX… EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER STEVE NIELSEN JOINS US IN STUDIO WITH MORE ON— WHAT CREWS ARE DOING.. TO GET SERVICES UP AND RUNNING AGAIN NEW AT FIVE THIRTY (SN) WE TOLD YOU YESTERDAY WHEN THE CITY ANNEX WAS CLOSED BECAUSE OF A LEAK… TODAY WE LEARNED EVERYTHING WILL BE BACK UP AND RUNNIING BY TOMORROW MORNING… THE ONLY DIFFERENCE… YOUR CITY OFFICE MIGHT HAVE A NEW ADDRESS. OUR FIRST LOOK INSIDE THE WARWICK CITY HALL ANNEX…. CLEAN UP CREWS ARE TRYING TO REPAIR THE BUILDING AFTER IT FLOODED FROM A LEAK OVER THE WEEKEND. you know its not easy to come to work and find your desk underwater. WARWICK MAYOR SCOTT AVEDISIAN SAID THE CITY HAS BEEN WORKING NON-STOP TO MOVE THE OFFICES THAT WERE IN THIS BUILDING… TO THE OLD JOHN GREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON DRAPER AVE…. IT’S ABOUT A 10 MINUTE DRIVE AWAY. TUESDAY MORNING… WE CAPTURED FILES BEING LOADED ON TO A U-HAUL TRUCK AT THE ANNEX…. AND THEN WE SAW BOXES BEING ROLLED OUT INTO THE JOHN GREEN BUILDING… hopefully by tomorrow morning peopel will hopefulyl not see any disruption with any business they need to conduct with the city. HAND WRITTEN SIGNS ARE TAPED ON OLD CLASSROOM DOORS…. TAX COLLECTOR… ZONING AND PERMITS… PLANNING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT…. AND EVEN THE NEW MAYOR’S OFFICE… EVEN THOUGH HIS CURRENT OFFICE DIDN’T FLOOD. im going to be there everyday to talk to people and get their concerns and be ready to go. IT WAS AN ACTIVE HALLWAY AS ALL THE CITY SERVICES WERE MOVED IN ONE DAY… old tables chairs…. furniture… PLUS INSTALLING NEW WIFI SO THE COMPUTERS CAN WORK. TAX COLLECTIONS ARE STILL BEING DONE AT CITY HALL… BUT YOU CAN DO THOSE ONLINE AS WELL… AS FOR WHAT CAUSED THE LEAK THAT SHUT DOWN A BUILDING… THAT’S STILL BEING LOOKED INTO. were going to make the most of it and make the best of it. (SN) THE MAYOR SAYS THIS COULD LAST ANYWHERE FROM 2 WEEKS TO 6 WEEKS… AS FOR THE COST… HE SAYS THE CITY WILL HAVE TO PAY A ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR DEDUCTIBLE BUT HE BELIEVES INSURANCE WILL COVER THE REST. IM STEVE NIELSEN EYEWITNESS NEWS. (MM)

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