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Brookfield Voters Approve Municipal Projects, Still River Greenway

Voters approve $1 million in capital projects and Phase II of Greenway by wide margins.

Brookfield voters approved both bond requests up for referendum Tuesday, giving the green light for several maintenance projects around town and the second-to-last approval needed for Phase II of the Still River Greenway.

The $1,037,000 capital projects bond passed by a vote of 1,290-327 (margin of 963 votes), enabling the town to fund renovations at the Brookfield Library, high school, Center Fire Station, Town Hall and Town Garage. (See a full list here.)

Voters also approved a bond allocation for $2,407,000 to complete the 2-mile Still River Greenway by a vote of 1,360-273 (1,087-vote margin).

Construction will begin once the plan is approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 80 percent of the cost ($1,925,600) will be refunded through federal and state grants.

E_Koch June 24, 2014 at 09:40 PM
Yeah Brookfield!!!!
G2 June 24, 2014 at 10:19 PM
Keep pushing the fixed income people into poverty.
Victor Bucci June 25, 2014 at 08:35 AM
At the town meeting where Brookfield approved the $250,000 for the matching grant for the Four Corners project, First Selectman Tinsley stated that 2.5 to 3 million are needed to complete the project. Now there is a tax abatement plan to raise all or part of the money. How do you feel about paying for "jump starting" the Four Corners with your money? How do you feel about using public money to improve private property?
DIANE F June 25, 2014 at 09:24 AM
GO BROOKFIELD
John Mainhart June 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM
I have lived in Brookfield since 1966. This is a lovely place to live. The only thing I don't understand is why we stopped the practice of giving the wood we cut down with the trees to citizens who like to burn wood to heat their houses. I can't believe it is that costly especially as compare to what we have spent recently on town projects and I think giving wood to citizens is a nice gesture of community service.

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