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New Milford has applied for a state grant to rehabilitate the old Boardman Bridge.  Plans call for work to allow foot traffic to cross the bridge.  Mayor David Gronbach says this is an important investment in historic preservation of a bridge whose style and design could not be replicated today. 

 

He notes that it will also help quality of life with bike/walking trails. 

 

New Milford has also applied for a state grant to improve the parking lot at the new Pettibone Community Center.  Gronbach says this meets a lot of the State’s priority of rehabilitating old buildings with mixed use, providing an emergency shelter for the community, and servicing recreation, educational, and social service clients. 

 

The New Milford Town Council also authorized a Phase 1 study to upgrade heating, cooling, and electric generation at Pettibone.  A new roof with possible solar arrays, financed by the energy savings from new technology, was also authorized.  Gronbach hopes to work with UCONN on this project.

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