Senator Kissel Announces State Grant for Windsor Library

October 3, 2008

$750,000 will go towards the renovation of the Wilson Branch Library

State Senator John A. Kissel, R-Enfield, today said that funding in the amount of $750,000 is being awarded to the town of Windsor for renovations at the Wilson Branch Library. According to Sen. Kissel, the funds are coming from the state’s Small Cities grant program, which is providing over $13 million in funding to 28 towns in Connecticut for capital improvement projects, including infrastructure and housing improvements. The Small Cities program is administered by DECD and is funded by a federal block grant.

Sen. Kissel said that with the funding, the town plans to make various improvements to the building, including upgrades to the heating and ventilation systems and duct work. The grant will also be used to create additional parking, replacement windows and security cameras.

“Many of our state’s smaller communities do not have the means or the resources compared to our state’s bigger towns and cities, but they have many of the same needs,” said Sen. Kissel. “This grant program lends important assistance to projects that would otherwise go unfinished or not happen at all. The town of Windsor has been very diligent in their work to make sure they qualify for this grant and I commend Gov. M. Jodi Rell and the state Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) for overseeing this program.”