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Danbury residents have approved two bond requests, each by a 3-to-1 margin.  One is $10 million for the planning and design of improvements, upgrades, and rehabilitation to the wastewater treatment plant and facilities system.  The other is a $10 million lump sum appropriation for various public improvements. 

 

The largest project is $4.3 million for street paving, drainage and bridge repairs.  That money would also go to guardrail replacement, lighting, sprinkler installation along medians and other beautification of City streets, parking lots and bridges. 

 

There is a separate proposed allocation of $1.1 million for sidewalk repair and replacement in the downtown area. 

 

Another $1 million would be set aside for recreation improvements to select playing fields and courts, including Westerner's Baseball Field and Rogers Park Tennis Courts among others. 

 

$1.6 million would go directly to improvements at Tarrywile Park, specifically design and construction plans for a walled garden at Hearthstone Castle, removal of contaminated debris there and stone removal and stabilization of adjacent rock retaining walls. 

 

Two $950,000 allocations are also included in the bond money.  One is for Richter Park golf course improvements and renovations to the Richter House mansion.  That would cover structural, environmental, utility and code related issues.  The second proposal is funding for planning, design and construction of a new Animal Control Facility.

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