NEW: Central Falls Closing Buildings, Laying Off 12 City Employees
Monday, June 27, 2011
With the town believed to be on the brink of bankruptcy, State Receiver Robert G. Flanders, Jr. had announced the closures of the Ralph J. Holden Community Center and the Central Falls Free Public Library as of July 1st, along with the layoffs of 12 city workers.
The buildings are closing as a result of the city’s severe cash flow program, according to a press release issued by the Governor’s office today. The statement cites the poor condition of the buildings and a lack of money needed for repairs as another reason for the closures.
“I regret these closures and the loss of employment by City employees,” Receiver Flanders said. “However, my first obligation to the citizens of Central Falls is to provide continued access to essential public safety and municipal services and this decision is necessary in order to achieve that objective.”
In total, six full-time employees and six part-time employees will lose their jobs. One city employee will go from full-time to part-time.
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