Newington Receives Flood Control, Housing Improvement Grants

January 29, 2016

$2,495,000 will be made available to the Newington Housing Authority, or another eligible applicant to finance rehabilitation of state-supported housing portfolio projects, New Meadow Village, Cedar Village and Keleher Park.

$1,531,600 will provide supplemental funding for repairs to flood control channels of South Branch of the Park River which runs through Newington, West Hartford and Hartford. Repairs will include: removal of overgrown vegetation on the banks and in the floodway; removal of sediment from the sediment pongs and other portions of the channel; concrete repair and caulking; and removal of culvert debris.

The State Bond Commission approved the items at its meeting on Friday, January 29. This funding is included in item 12 and 59 of the agenda.