Senator Kissel Announces STEAP Grant for Somers

October 23, 2002

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) is happy to announce that the town of Somers will receive nearly $500,000 when the State Bond Commission meets this Friday. The money, which is funded through the Small Town Economic Assistance Program, will help cover the costs associated with final renovations to the colonial Kibbe-Fuller Building on Main Street in Somers. These funds will also help the building meet several Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

“The Kibbe-Fuller Building has been a staple on Main Street in Somers for decades,” said Senator Kissel. “I am thankful to Governor Rowland for helping to preserve this historic building for future generations.”

Some of the interior repairs include the renovation of several main level conference rooms and the installation of a new air conditioning system. In addition, the parking area is being redesigned to provide handicapped parking spaces and a new ADA elevator is being installed.

“It is great to see these extra measures taken to ensure than the Kibbe-Fuller Building is accessible for all residents of Somers,” added Senator Kissel.

STEAP is aimed at promoting economic development and community quality of life projects for localities ineligible for Urban Action bonds and is administered by the Office of Policy and Management. The money will be officially approved when the State Bond Commission meets Friday morning at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.