Senator Kissel Pleased with Initial Approval of Bond Money for Enfield

April 26, 2005

Finance Committee Approves $2.8 Million Grant for Town

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) is pleased to announce that the General Assembly’s Finance Committee approved a bill last week that includes $2.8 million in bonding for the town of Enfield. The funding will compensate the town for costs incurred upgrading its wastewater treatment plant to handle excessive sewage flow produced by the state’s Department of Corrections. Governor Rell originally proposed this funding in her bond package back in February and on Thursday the Finance Committee concurred with the Governor and approved Senate Bill 1045.

“Several months ago, the state and town were able to settle on an agreeable reimbursement amount and I am happy that the state is following through on its commitment,” said Senator Kissel, who is serving his seventh term representing the 7 th district. “This is a very significant amount of bonding and I am pleased that the Finance Committee recognized how critical this funding was for the people of Enfield and included it in their bonding bill.”

Senator Kissel worked with State Senator Donald DeFronzo (D-New Britain), who serves as the Chairman on the Finance Committee’s General Bonding Subcommittee, and acknowledged Senator DeFronzo’s efforts.

“I would like to thank Senator DeFronzo for his help on this very important matter,” added Senator Kissel. “In a complex budget, he took the time see that the funding was included in the Finance Committee’s final bond package.”
Senator Kissel is a Deputy Minority Leader and serves the communities of Enfield, Granby, East Granby, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Somers, and Suffield.