Brookfield residents have advanced the town's capital budget. A $2.8 million bond request for town and school improvements detailed in the town's Capital Improvement Program was sent to a referendum Thursday night. First Selectman Steve Dunn says the vote is scheduled for July 19th.
$1 million to fund the streetscape improvements in the Four Corners area was approved unanimously. The town will apply for a $500,000 grant, but matching municipal funds are needed.
The project includes building sidewalks, installing streetlights, and creating turn lanes at the intersection of Federal and Station roads. Town officials are looking into the cost of burying utility lines. Eversource Energy has not yet provided an estimate to Brookfield on what the cost would be to not have above-ground wires.
The Small Town Economic Assistance Program grant requires $250,000 in local dollars. A second STEAP grant of $500,000 was also awarded to Brookfield. Nearly $800,000 from the Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program could be bolstered by $95,000 in additional LOCIP funding.