WINSTED — An advisory group has been formed to discuss proposals on how the town should spend the American Rescue Plan federal funds it received from the federal government.
According to Town Manager Joshua Kelly, the town has received $3,138,260 in funds from the federal government.
The Winchester School District has received separate funds from the American Rescue Plan.
According to Kelly, the town is looking at spending the funds for various projects and equipment. The following list of proposed projects was sent to The Winsted Phoenix by Kelly:
Online Permitting Software
Town Marketing & Economic Development Activities
D. Economic Development
Firehouse Air Conditioning with Filtration Station
Firehouse Washing Machine and Dryer
GIS Map Updating
Recreation Safety Improvements
Sewer Pump Station Rehabilitation
Sewer Plant Raw Water Pumps
Senior Center “No Senior Left Behind” Technology Program
Department of Social Services
At the September 20 selectmen’s meeting, Kelly said that the group met on September 16 to discuss ideas and proposals. “While some proposed adjustments were made, and while more information needs to be provided regarding a couple of proposals, the consensus by this group is that we have landed on a very positive and proactive list of projects for funding,” Kelly wrote in his Town Manager’s report.
He added that a proposal for Phase 1 funding will be brought to the Board of Selectmen at some point soon.