Sen. Art Linares, Rep. Tom Vicino Welcome $$ for New Skating Rink in Clinton

April 19, 2013

Sen. Art Linares and Rep. Tom Vicino today welcomed the news that the town of Clinton will receive a $200,000 state grant to begin the planning process for a new skating rink in town. The funding will go toward environmental site characterization and geotechnical engineering assistance to determine the remediation and feasibility of converting a nine-acre portion of the former town landfill into a two-rink skating facility.

“This grant represents a big step forward for the town,” Sen. Linares said. “The goal is to make this section of town a gathering place for families and for people of all ages. We are now closer to that goal.”

“Converting the former landfill and bringing it back to productive use will strengthen our local economy and improve our quality of life,” Rep. Vicino said. “As Selectman last year and as Chairman of the Economic Development Commission in Clinton, I am very pleased to see this funding approved. The town will benefit from the additional shopping, restaurant business and $94,000 in annual property taxes from the rink.”

Sen Linares and Rep. Vicino said, “We thank Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for approving this state assistance and for recognizing the lasting positive impact it will have on Clinton.”

“1st Selectman Willie Fritz was instrumental in getting this project identified and for moving it forward,” said Tom Vicino.

Sen. Linares may be reached at 800 842-1421 and Rep. Vicino may be reached at 800 842-1423.