July 20, 2012
REP. O’BRIEN SAYS STATE SET TO APPROVE $980,000 GRANT-IN-AID FOR SUFFIELD UTILITY EXTENSIONS
State Representative Elaine O’Brien is announcing that a $980,000 grant-in-aid for the Town of Suffield Utility Extensions in the vicinity of Bradley International Airport is expected to be approved at the next meeting of the state Bond Commission.
The state Bond Commission is scheduled to meet Friday, July 27, 2012, in Room 1E, Legislative Office Building, at 10:30 a.m.
The funding is for water and sewer utility extensions in proximity to Bradley International Airport along Route 75 in Suffield. There are approximately 80 acres of buildable land not serviced by water and sewer mains. The area is zoned for a planned development industrial park and is a key growth area for the community, as well as the airport region.
“This anticipated $980,000 grant for the water and sewer utility extensions is great news for Suffield,” Rep. O’Brien said. “This is a major infrastructure project that will open up a new industrial development area near the airport and will go a long way towards improving the economy and stabilizing property taxes.”
Rep. O’Brien pointed out that the subject area is within the Bradley Airport Development Zone which provides tax incentives to businesses that locate within the zone and is not located in a residential area.
“I look forward to the Bond Commission’s vote for this project and thank Governor Malloy for placing this item on the commission’s agenda for approval,” Rep. O’Brien said.