Public Hearing at ERMS on Dec. 13: funds for Town projects

This Wednesday, December 13th at 7:30pm at East Ridge Middle School, there will be a Public Hearing on the request for funds, totaling $820,917.10, to be used toward three Town projects that were approved for State Grants. The appropriated funds for each project will be reimbursed through the corresponding grant. The awarded Grants, summary of Town projects, and the amounts are as follows:

*  VW EVSE ZIP Grant - $50,917.10 – for the purchase and installation of 6 Dualport Level 2 Chargers to be located at the Governor Street Municipal Parking lot, Richard E Venus Building, and Parks & Rec Center.

* CT DEEP Urbanized Act Grant - $400,000.00 – for ADA playground upgrades to allow for fully compliant play structures and surfaces at Ridgebury and Barlow Elementary Schools.

* CT DOT Community Connectivity Grant - $370,000.00 – for the construction and installation of sidewalks along a portion of New Street and Pound Street.

The above will come before a Town Meeting for a vote on January 3, 2024.

As a reminder, the proposed modifications for the Town Noise Ordinance have been withdrawn and will not be discussed at Wednesday’s Public Hearing.

Submitted by Ridgefield, CT

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