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Bryant offers proposal on public safety payments


PROVIDENCE (AP) — Bryant University has offered the town of Smithfield a proposal for reimbursing the cost of public safety services despite having “serious issues” with the amount sought.

Bryant proposes paying virtually what the town wanted for each emergency run, though it calls the estimates inflated. Bryant expects to pay some $200,000 annually.

The town council will consider the proposal Tuesday.

The legislature last year passed a bill allowing Smithfield to charge Bryant for emergency services after the sides couldn’t agree on payments in lieu of taxes by the nonprofit school. President Ronald Machtley at the time called the legislation unconstitutional and threatened to sue.

A Bryant spokeswoman calls the proposal “more than fair” and said she’s optimistic about approval. The council president couldn’t immediately be reached.



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