Senator Kissel Thrilled With Announcement of $2.8 Million in Bonding for Enfield

December 6, 2005

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) today was thrilled with the announcement by Governor M. Jodi Rell that $2.8 million in state funding for Enfield would be included on the next State Bond Commission Agenda. The funding will compensate the town of Enfield for costs it incurred upgrading its wastewater treatment plant to handle excessive sewage flow produced by the state’s Department of Corrections. Senator Kissel worked closely with several state officials to ensure that the funding would be included in the state’s bond package.

“What a tremendous early Christmas present for the good people of Enfield,” said Senator Kissel.
“On behalf of the town’s citizens, I would first like to thank Governor Rell for her efforts. The state and the town of Enfield settled on the $2.8 million as an agreeable reimbursement amount several months ago and it’s wonderful news that the state is spreading some holiday cheer by following through on its commitment.”

Senator Kissel voted in favor of the state’s bond package that included the funding for Enfield in June. Items included in the bond package then must be approved by the State Bond Commission, which is chaired by Governor Rell and meets every month.

“I would also like to express my appreciation to Office of Policy and Management Secretary Robert Genuario, who I met with several times and from whom I was able to secure a commitment that Enfield would be properly compensated,” said Senator Kissel. “I was also fortunate to work with Senator Donald DeFronzo (D-New Britain), who serves as the Chairman on the Finance Committee’s General Bonding Subcommittee, to ensure that this
$2.8 million was included in the Finance Committee’s original bonding bill.”

The Bond Commission is scheduled to meet Friday December 9th at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

Senator Kissel is a Deputy Minority Leader. He is serving his seventh term representing the seventh district communities of Granby, East Granby, Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.