Nine regional councils of government are sharing in $4.3 million in grant money. Governor Dannel Malloy says the goal is to help cities and towns reduce costs and burdens by providing support for their efforts to regionalize services and coordinate essential functions of government.
The Western Connecticut Council of Governments, which spans from New Milford and Sherman down to Stamford, has received $254,782 for snow plow routing study and development. The study would find the optimal route for snow plows, and that information would be disseminated to participating municipalities.
A $200,000 grant has been approved for the Northwest Hills Council of Governments for a Technology and Business Model Study. Four towns in the northern end of the WestCOG region will also benefit from the Rural Broadband and Mobile Enhancement study. Those towns are Bridgewater, New Fairfield, New Milford and Sherman.
The goal is to develop a technology and business model to provide high speed broadband and mobile coverage services.