Senator Fasano Announces Funding for 34th District Towns

October 31, 2003

State Senator Len Fasano (R-34th) is pleased to announce a variety of state funds that were approved for North Haven, East Haven, and Wallingford at the monthly State Bond Commission meeting held this morning at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. East Haven and North Haven were awarded $104,728 and $59,195, respectively, as part of the Local Capital Improvement Program (LoCIP). In addition, $50,000 was allocated to the town of Wallingford to help finance renovations at the Franklin Johnson Mansion, also known as the Silver Museum.

“LoCIP is a great program for municipalities and their citizens throughout the state as it helps towns make capital improvements without depending primarily on tax revenues or bond sales,” said Senator Fasano. “I would like to express my thanks to Governor Rowland and the State Bond Commission for recognizing the need for this state aide.”

LoCIP is a state administered fund that helps town pay for eligible local capital improvement projects, such as road, bridge or public building construction activities. Municipalities are given an eligible amount each year based on a formula. The improvements in East Haven include replacing the roof at the town ice rink and making upgrades on the town pool. In North Haven, the majority of the funds will be directed towards the town plan of development.

Last September, the Bond Commission awarded a $50,000 grant-in-aid to Wallingford, on behalf of the Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust, to assist with the costs of restoration of the Joseph Blakeslee House. This project was determined to be unfeasible and so the funds were redirected to the Silver Museum to restore the wrought iron fence, create a paved parking lot, and make other improvements.

The Bond Commission meets the final Friday of every month.