Posted on March 13, 2020 by hbrooks
HARTFORD – State Rep. JP Sredzinski (R-112) on Wednesday voted in favor of a state bond authorization that includes $665,319 in funding for Monroe in fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
The package includes $351,306 in town aid road (TAR) monies that Monroe may use for various transportation-related projects, such as local road improvements and construction, snow removal, and upkeep of traffic signage and markings.
The bond authorization also earmarks $134,907 for local capital improvement projects, as well as $179,106 for miscellaneous municipal projects.
“I am pleased that the House voted overwhelmingly to authorize municipal bond allocations,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “Monroe relies on these funds for various construction and maintenance projects that serve to improve the lives of taxpayers and small business owners in town.”
“I applaud Rep. Sredzinski and the entire Monroe delegation for their efforts in ushering these funds through the House and Senate,” said Monroe First Selectman Kenneth Kellogg. “We are grateful for the state’s funding of these important grant programs that support critical projects, such as infrastructure and road improvements.”
Altogether, the bond authorization distributes approximately $16 million to Connecticut’s 169 municipalities, significantly below the bond cap implemented in the 2017 bipartisan state budget. Additionally, lawmakers allocated $5 million in grants to state agencies for equipment, supplies, and facilities to respond to the emerging coronavirus outbreak.