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The New Milford Town Council has received an update from the Mayor on American Rescue Plan Act funds coming to the town.  Mayor Pete Bass reviewed requests for the federal pandemic relief funds from various agencies. 

Over 700 people also responded to a survey about how to spend the town's allocation. 

He says the health department is requesting $240,000, the Senior Center asked for little more than $71,000 to return to its Advisory Council for the food served during the pandemic. and Fire Mashall wants $15,900 dollars. 

Requests were also made for money to set up a loan for capital repairs for people who lost jobs or hours due to the pandemic, to purchase generators for senior housing, money for the workforce housing fund, for economic development workforce training, broadband for the town and stipends for first responders and critical workers.  Other requests were money for a two year trial of a Domestic Violence Advocate for victims, infrastructure upgrades and waste water treatment investments such as connection fees for hooking into the sewer. 

Bass suggested haring from the public at the Board of Finance October 13th meeting.

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