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Special Town Meeting scheduled in New Fairfield on ARPA proposals

A special town meeting will be held in New Fairfield next month to consider American Rescue Plan Act funding allocations.  10 projects would be funded by little more than $4-million.

Sewer design and permitting is slated to get $1.6 million.  The sewer design and permitting would connect New Fairfield’s downtown commercial zone to Danbury’s regional wastewater treatment plant. The project would be shovel-ready and allow the town to apply for state or federal funding to finance its completion.  First Selectwoman Pat Del Monaco says the sewer project would also support the future environmental health of the town, as the septic systems currently serving businesses in New Fairfield’s downtown pose environmental concerns. 

$700,000 is proposed for beach house renovations.  The small building at New Fairfield Town Park has changing room facilities, restrooms, a lifeguard office and first aid room.

Other proposals include:

Company A Firehouse renovations: $455,000

Public safety improvements: $615,000

Small business grants: $150,000

Pandemic premium pay for public health and safety personnel: $265,000

Ball Pond watershed stormwater drainage: $150,000

Fire Marshal vehicle: $65,000

Community center feasibility study: $25,000

Emergency Housing Fund: $25,000

The meeting on October 11th will be at 7pm at the Senior Center.  Residents will set the date at the town meeting of the machine vote, which will be on a date to be determined, from 8am to 8pm.  It will be between 7 and 14 days from the town meeting.

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