LT. GOVERNOR BYSIEWICZ, ELLINGTON ELECTED OFFICIALS ANNOUCE STATE BONDING DOLLARS FOR TOWN
(ELLINGTON, CT) – Today, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and Ellington elected & town officials announced a $443,856 grant-in-aid to the Town of Ellington for park improvements and the installation of a municipal charging station.
Chaired by Governor Lamont, this money is part of the State Bonding Commission’s most recent meeting agenda, which is directed to local nonprofits, governments and state agencies seeking funding to support a variety of projects across Connecticut.
“Since Governor Lamont and I took office in 2019, we wanted to make sure that our state was doing its part when it came to renewable energy, wanting to make Connecticut a leader in green energy and reducing carbon emissions,” said Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz. “The investment in this charging station may seem small to some, but we have to look at our bigger picture. The more these charging stations become the norm, the more people begin to buy electric vehicles, the more our state plays a role in reaching reduced carbon emission goals.”
"These investments in our community will provide positive benefits to residents, and I'm grateful to our state's leaders for dedicating funds to Ellington," said Senator Saud Anwar. "These improvements to our parks will provide improved recreational opportunities for residents, while a municipal charging station will provide better access to clean vehicle technology for the town."
Earlier this year, Governor Lamont signed into law two bills that further demonstrate Connecticut’s commitment to mitigating the impacts of the climate crisis by decarbonizing our electric sector and expanding existing renewable energy programs.
Following those two key pieces of legislation, Governor Lamont then enacted Public Act 22-25, a landmark new law that includes a number of actions that will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector, improve air quality and health outcomes for Connecticut residents, and help to mitigate impacts from the climate crisis.
"We've worked hard to support community groups and municipal leaders to make improvements to our towns," said State Representative Jamie Foster. "These park improvements can be transformative and allow the town to capitalize on existing funds, equipment and plans."
“We are so fortunate to have received this funding from the state,” said Ellington First Selectman Lori Spielman. “It is such a wonderful opportunity to improve our community for residents and visitors alike.”
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Contact: Chelsea Neelon
Director of Communications
Office of Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz
210 Capitol Avenue, Room 304 | Hartford, CT 06106