May 29, 2002

State Senator Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, said today that funding for a new public safety complex for the Town of Vernon is expected to be approved by the State Bond Commission. The item, in the amount of $500,000, is scheduled to be acted upon at the Bond Commission’s monthly meeting to be held this Friday, May 30th, at 10:30 am, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Sen. Guglielmo, who serves as Ranking Senate Member of the legislature’s Public Safety Committee, said that the new public safety complex in would be located at the current site of the town’s ambulance building. The expansion of this facility will be two stories and will include a training room, meeting hall, office space, conference room, ambulance bays and an emergency operations center.

“When you look at a town the size of Vernon it’s important to have an emergency management facility that is centrally located,” said Sen. Guglielmo. “The public safety needs of today are a lot different than they were 10 to 15 years ago. The changing needs of our communities require that the proper facilities are in place that will improve the communications and overall effectiveness of our public safety officials.”

“I’m very pleased that the Bond Commission has placed the item on this month’s agenda. I don’t think there can be much disagreement when it comes to funding matters that improve the public’s safety. This allocation is a worthwhile investment in that allows for the creation of a state-of-the-art facility that will be beneficial to the entire Vernon community,” said Sen. Guglielmo.