Public Hearing – Crumbling Foundations



Dear Neighbors,

The Judiciary Committee is having a public hearing on Monday, March 26th, starting at 10 a.m. in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building.

On the public hearing agenda is a bill related to crumbling foundations. Senate Bill 518, An Act Concerning Additional Assistance for Homeowners with Crumbling Concrete Foundations, would provide additional assistance to homeowners with crumbling concrete foundations by placing a $20 annual surcharge on homeowners insurance policies. The bill would also propose changes to the definitions in insurance policies that may provide greater coverage for crumbling foundations.

If you are interested in this legislation and want to have your voice heard, you can submit testimony to the Judiciary Committee.

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Public Information Meeting – Replacement of Route 140 Bridge


Below is a message from the Connecticut Department of Transportation

Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed replacement of Bridge No.02668 on Route 140 in Ellington

The Department of Transportation (Department) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the proposed replacement of Bridge No. 02668 carrying Route 140 over Charters Brook in Ellington.

Location: Ellington Town Hall, 55 Main Street, Ellington 06029 6:30 PM, Monday, April, 16th

The purpose of the project is to replace the existing structure with an aluminum box culvert. The existing structure was built in 1937 carrying Route 140 with one lane of traffic in each direction. The estimated 2015 Average Daily Traffic is approximately 4500 vehicles. A full structure replacement is recommended because the existing superstructure and substructure are rated to be in poor condition and is no longer cost effective to rehabilitate this bridge. In addition to the bridge replacement, this project will include grading work at the intersection of Webster Road and Route 140 to improve sight distance.

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Rep. Davis Speaks on Legislation that will Impact Our District


HARTFORD – This week, State Rep. Christopher Davis testified on two pieces of legislation that will have an impact on the 57th District, East Windsor and Ellington.

On Wednesday, Rep. Davis spoke in favor of House Bill 5446, which will allow for East Windsor to apply for a youth service bureau grant. Currently, over 100 towns participate in the youth service bureau grant program. East Windsor is seeking to join with Windsor Locks’ program to offer additional services to our town’s youth.

“I am in support of section 2 of this bill, which allows for the Commissioner of Education to once again accept grant applications for youth service bureaus,” explained Rep. Davis. “The section of the bill is important because it gives our youth ways to learn, interact, and communicate in a different environment: such as counseling and after-school programs, allowing them to grow and excel in the world around them.”

Rep. Davis was joined at the Legislative Office Building by East Windsor First Selectman Bob Maynard and East Windsor Director of Recreation and Community Services Melissa Maltese in supporting the bill. The bill now awaits action in the Education Committee.

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