Senator Kane Announces State STEAP Grants For Area Communities

April 4, 2008

Senator Rob Kane (R-32) announced that several area communities were awarded Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grants for capital improvement projects involving economic development, community conservation and quality of life improvements.

Towns in the 32nd Senatorial District are among the 72 communities that will benefit from the $19,714,058 in STEAP funding approved by the State Bond Commission on March 28th.

“I want to thank Governor M. Jodi Rell and members of the State Bond Commission for approving the funding, and for supporting these important projects in our communities,” said Senator Kane.

The following area communities are among those awarded STEAP grants:

• Bethlehem – $80,000, construction of sidewalks ; $75,000, rehabilitation and repaving of parking areas that serve the Bethlehem ball fields, public works garage, and firehouse; $35,000, construction of a new playscape at the Bethlehem Town Beach.

• Oxford – $90,000, construction of a right turning lane and signal at the corner of Great Hill Road and Route 67.

• Roxbury – $445,000, rehabilitation of Judds Briggs over the Shepaug River.

• Seymour – $150,000, construction of new and replacement sidewalks throughout the municipality; $150,000, repair to Sochrin’s Pond Dam.

• Southbury – $220,000, Southbury Beach Parking Project.

• Thomaston – $498,300, sidewalk improvement program, phase 2.

• Watertown – $498,697, installation of a metal building for use as an indoor recreational facility in Veterans’ Memorial Park.