PA 10-44—sSB 25

Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BONDS OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER PURPOSES

SUMMARY: This act cancels $480. 6 million in general obligation (GO) bond authorizations for state and local capital projects and state grants and loans, including to municipalities and nonprofit entities. It authorizes up to $58. 6 million in new state GO bonds and divides the money into three pools for specified projects in Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven as designated by the State Bond Commission. All but two of the specified projects had separate bond authorizations. The act cancels the unspent parts of these separate authorizations.

The act also:

1. authorizes an additional $40 million in Clean Water revenue bonds for FY 11, increasing the total FY 11 authorization from $80 million to $120 million (§ 25);

2. authorizes $7. 325 million in special tax obligation (STO) bonds for transportation-related projects (§§ 40 & 41);

3. shifts $5 million in GO bond authorizations between two projects in the Connecticut State University System (CSUS) 2020 plan (§ 28); and

4. reserves funds from certain existing authorizations for specific projects and purposes (§§ 26, 39, 345, & 346).

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2010

BOND AUTHORIZATION POOLS FOR BRIDGEPORT, HARTFORD, AND NEW HAVEN

The act authorizes up to $58. 6 million in new GO bonds. It (1) divides the authorizations into three bond pools to fund specified projects in Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven; (2) adds two new Bridgeport projects to one of the pools; and (3) cancels all unspent parts of earlier, separate bond authorizations for the other projects. The pool authorizations are about 15% less than the aggregate cancelled authorizations for the same projects.

The pools are divided among the following types of projects: (1) economic and community development; (2) infrastructure and other specified programs; and (3) culture, tourism, and entertainment projects. The two newly authorized Bridgeport projects are included in the pool for infrastructure and other programs (Pool 2). They are (1) improvements to the bus and transportation center and (2) restoration, new construction, or property acquisition for expansion and improvement for Greater Bridgeport Transit (§ 10 (b) (11) & (12)).

Under the act, the State Bond Commission allocates amounts for the authorized projects, up to the overall pool limit, to the appropriate agency specified in the act. (PA 10-1, June Special Session, instead requires the commission to allocate all the funds to the Office of Policy and Management. ) Table 1 shows the new authorization by city and by pool. Table 2 shows the cancelled projects included in each pool, their previous authorizations, and the amounts cancelled.

Table 1: Bond Authorization Pools

Pool 1

Economic and community development programs

$12. 9 million

(§§ 1-8)

Pool 2

Infrastructure and other specified programs

$45. 1 million

(§§ 9-16)

Pool 3

Culture, tourism, and entertainment projects and programs

$600,000

(§§ 17-24)

Bridgeport

$7,200,000

Bridgeport

$27,700,000

Bridgeport

$600,000

Hartford

5,700,000

Hartford

10,600,000

Hartford

0

New Haven

0

New Haven

6,800,000

New Haven

0

Table 2: Pooled Projects – Individual Authorizations Cancelled

§

For

Prior

Authorization

Amount

Cancelled

Project Moved to

BRIDGEPORT

274

Planning and implementation of the Upper Reservoir Avenue Corridor Revitalization Initiative Project

$250,000

$250,000

Pool 1

281

Black Rock Gateway project

1,000,000

1,000,000

Pool 1

337

Black Rock Gateway project

1,000,000

1,000,000

Pool 1

198

Revitalization of the Hollow Neighborhood

500,000

500,000

Pool 1

201

Feasibility study for the Congress Street Plaza urban renewal area

250,000

250,000

Pool 1

246

Purchase of development rights at Veterans' Memorial Park

3,000,000

3,000,000

Pool 1

279

Madison Avenue Gateway Revitalization streetscape project

2,500,000

2,500,000

Pool 1

45

Design and construction of a flood control project in the northeast corner of the city

1,150,000

995,000

Pool 2

58

Island Brook Flood Control project

4,597,583

1,950,183

Pool 2

101

Remediation of the waterfront including any predevelopment costs

10,000,000

10,000,000

Pool 2

145

Design and construction of the Congress Street Bridge

10,000,000

10,000,000

Pool 2

284

Design and construction of the Congress Street Bridge

5,000,000

5,000,000

Pool 2

161

Day care, a community room, and a playground at West End School

350,000

350,000

Pool 2

171

Purchase and installation of a public safety video surveillance system

300,000

300,000

Pool 2

275

Fairfield County Housing Partnership: Land acquisition, design, development and construction of an independent living facility

750,000

750,000

Pool 2

283

Purchase of a water taxi, construction of docks, and construction of the Pleasure Beach retractable pedestrian bridge

3,000,000

3,000,000

Pool 2

285

Bridgeport Port Authority: Improvements to the Derecktor Shipyard, including remediation, dredging, bulkheading, and construction of Phase 2 of the Derecktor Shipyard Economic Development Plan

1,750,000

1,750,000

Pool 2

289

Repair and improvements on State Road 59 between the North Avenue and Capitol Avenue intersections, including median and sidewalk renovations

1,000,000

1,000,000

Pool 2

199

Improvements to the Palace Theater

250,000

250,000

Pool 3

286

Improvements to Bluefish Stadium

400,000

400,000

Pool 3

HARTFORD

150

Purchase of a building and necessary alterations and renovation for the John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center of Hartford

50,000

50,000

Pool 1

278

Park Street streetscape project

1,700,000

1,700,000

Pool 1

336

Park Street streetscape project

3,000,000

3,000,000

Pool 1

287

Hartford Economic Development Corporation: North Hartford community revolving loan fund

900,000

900,000

Pool 1

288

Planning and design of streetscape improvements in the North Hartford area and along the Main Street corridor1

500,0001

500,0001

Pool 1

290

Façade improvements along Wethersfield Avenue

500,000

500,000

Pool 1

38

Hartford downtown parking projects

15,000,000

3,000,000

Pool 2

180

Revitalization of Pope Park

1,000,000

1,000,000

Pool 2

236

Public safety complex and regional emergency management center

1,000,000

1,000,000

Pool 2

241

Improvements to the flood control system

12,000,000

7,000,000

Pool 2

280

Bridge over the Park River

500,000

500,000

Pool 2

NEW HAVEN

90

Renovations and improvements to Tweed New Haven Airport

5,000,000

5,000,000

Pool 2

251

Improvements to the Morris Cove storm water drainage system

1,000,000

1,000,000

Pool 2

252

Grants-in-aid to homeowners in the Westville section of New Haven and homeowners in Woodbridge for structurally damaged homes due to subsidence located in the immediate vicinity of the West River

2,000,000

2,000,000

Pool 2

1 This cancellation was later reversed and the project was removed from Pool 1 (PA 10-179, §§ 141, 143, & 156).

§ 28 — REALLOCATION OF FUNDS WITHIN THE CSUS 2020 INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

The act transfers $5 million in GO bond authorizations between two projects enumerated in Phase I of the CSUS 2020 plan, a system-wide capital improvement program for the Connecticut State University System. It does so by increasing the authorization for telecommunications infrastructure upgrades by $5 million and reducing the authorization for land and property acquisition by the same amount. This shift allows CSUS to undertake additional information technology projects, such as a Voice-over Internet Protocol communications system.

By law, the following types of revisions in the CSUS 2020 plan require both the formal approval of the CSUS Board of Trustees and passage of a public or special act: (1) the addition or deletion of a project or (2) an increase or decrease in the original project cost by 10% or more for projects estimated to cost $1 million or less, or 5% or more for projects estimated to cost more than $1 million, unless the change in cost is due solely to changes in material costs (CGS § 10a-91d(c)).

§§ 40 & 41 — SPECIAL TAX OBLIGATION (STO) BOND AUTHORIZATIONS

§ 40 — Highway Service Plaza Improvements

The act authorizes up to $4. 825 million in STO bonds to the Department of Transportation (DOT) for environmental clean-up at service plazas along Interstate 95, the Merritt and Wilbur Cross parkways, and Interstate 395. The bonds are subject to regular STO bond requirements and issuance procedures.

§ 41 — Fix-It-First Program for At-Grade Rail Crossings

The act authorizes up to $2. 5 million in STO bonds to DOT for establishing a Fix-It-First Program to repair, upgrade, or eliminate at-grade railroad crossings in Connecticut. The bonds are subject to regular STO bond requirements and issuance procedures.

RESERVED AMOUNTS FROM EXISTING AUTHORIZATIONS

§ 26 — Urban Act

The act cancels $13 million in Urban Act bond authorizations (see Table 4 below). It also reserves $3. 75 million of Urban Act authorizations to the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) for economic and community development projects for the following grants:

1. $3 million for land acquisition and commercial or retail property development in New Haven and

2. $750,000 for repairs to and replacement of the fishing pier at Cummings Park in Stamford.

§ 39 — Manufacturing Assistance Act

The act reserves $2 million in previously authorized Manufacturing Assistance Act bond funds for a Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) grant to companies adversely affected by Quinnipiac Bridge construction. It allows the companies to use the grants to offset the increased costs for commercial overland transport of goods or materials brought by ships or vessels to the port of New Haven.

§ 345 — Department of Public Health (DPH) Grants

The act cancels $1 million of a $7 million bond authorization to DPH for grants (1) for hospital-based emergency service facilities and (2) to community health centers and primary care organizations for equipment purchases and facility improvement and expansion, including land or building acquisition (see Table 4 below). It also reserves up to $1 million of the remaining authorization for a grant to Community Health Center, Inc. for renovations and improvements at the New London facility and cancels a separate $1 million authorization for that purpose (§ 295 – see Table 5 below).

§ 346 — Housing Development and Rehabilitation

Of a previously authorized $21 million to DECD for housing development and rehabilitation, the act allows $15 million to be made available for the Pinnacle Heights and Corbin Heights Extension housing development projects in New Britain. It also makes the previously reserved amounts in the authorization discretionary rather than mandatory.

MODIFICATIONS IN AUTHORIZATION LANGUAGE

§ 216 — Department of Information Technology Data Center

The act eliminates planning for the development of an alternate data center from the purposes for which the Department of Information Technology may use an authorization of up to $2. 5 million. Instead, it requires the department to use the funds for planning and design of a data center.

§ 347 — Grant to Danbury to Buy the Terre Haute Property

The act alters a $2 million authorization to Danbury for acquisition of the Terre Haute property for open space. The act changes the town where the property is located from Bethel to Danbury.

CANCELLATIONS

In addition to the cancellations listed in Table 2 above, the act also cancels the GO bond authorizations listed in Tables 3, 4, and 5 below.

State Agency Capital Projects

The act cancels all or part of bond authorizations for the state agency capital projects shown in Table 3. Authorizations are listed alphabetically by agency.

Table 3: State Agency Project Authorizations Cancelled

§

For

Prior

Authorization

Amount Cancelled

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

52

Facilities alterations and improvements to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

$1,300,000

$189,866

128

At Riverview Hospital: Buildings 7 and 8 roof replacement

2,500,000

2,282,500

230

Alterations, renovations, and improvements to buildings and grounds

1,785,600

1,353,889

231

At High Meadows: Alterations, renovations, and improvements to buildings and grounds, including the construction of a new dormitory and activity center

7,000,000

7,000,000

CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INC.

33

Renewable energy and combined heat and power projects in state buildings

30,000,000

20,000,000

313

Recapitalize CII's programs, including up to $1. 5 million for capital expenses associated with the BioBus

12,000,000

3,500,000

340

Recapitalize CII's programs described in Chapter 581 of the general statutes

12,000,000

2,000,000

CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

228

Feasibility study for establishment of an education center in the city of Bridgeport

250,000

250,000

COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGES

127

Housatonic Community College: Planning and design for a center for urban programs

2,500,000

2,500,000

CORRECTION

77

Renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space, and additional inmate capacity, including support facilities and off-site improvements

10,000,000

18,491

82

Renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space, and additional inmate capacity, including support facilities and off-site improvements

15,000,000

1,493,804

85

Renovations and improvements to existing state-owned buildings for inmate housing, programming and staff training space, and additional inmate capacity, including support facilities and off-site improvements, technology improvements, or acquiring land and associated costs to develop a community justice center

50,000,000

4,491,407

229

Planning for inmate housing

1,000,000

1,000,000

CULTURE AND TOURISM

112

Renovations and restoration at state-owned historic museums

3,000,000

2,301,942

125

Renovations and restoration at state-owned historic museums

1,750,000

1,750,000

167

Renovations and restoration at state-owned historic museums

1,750,000

750,000

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

114

Development of a congregate housing facility in Waterbury

2,500,000

2,500,000

115

Development of supportive housing for families with medically complex children

3,000,000

3,000,000

EDUCATION

126

Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including new and replacement equipment, tools and supplies necessary to update curricula, vehicles, and technology upgrades at all Connecticut Technical High Schools

8,000,000

6,757

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY

222

Alterations, renovations, and improvements to buildings and grounds

250,000

250,000

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

124

Alterations, renovations, and new construction at state parks and other recreation facilities, including ADA improvements (The act also cancels $2. 5 million reserved for Silver Sands State Park in Milford. )

15,000,000

12,562,690

165

Recreation and natural heritage trust program for recreation, open space, resource protection, and resource management

5,000,000

5,000,000

166

Property acquisition for West Rock Ridge State Park

500,000

500,000

223

Recreation and Natural Heritage Trust Program for recreation, open space, resource protection, and resource management

7,500,000

3,000,000

224

Drainage study on all state roads in East Hartford

250,000

250,000

225

Extension of a boardwalk from Walnut Beach to Silver Sands State Park and creation of handicapped access to Walnut Beach

125,000

125,000

317

Property acquisition and improvements to West Rock Ridge State Park

900,000

900,000

JUDICIAL

129

Alterations, renovations, and improvements to buildings and grounds at state-owned and -maintained facilities

5,000,000

465,000

130

Study of need for capital improvements at the Milford Courthouse

650,000

650,000

232

Development and land acquisition for a courthouse annex and parking proximate to the Milford judicial district and geographical area courthouse

2,000,000

1,750,000

LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT

212

Additional funding for the completion and installation of the statue of the Genius of Connecticut

360,000

360,000

213

Renovation and expansion of the Legislative Office Building

5,000,000

5,000,000

214

Alterations, renovations, and improvements to the Old State House in Hartford

1,450,000

1,450,000

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES

68

Design and installation of sprinkler systems in direct patient care buildings, including related fire safety improvements

4,000,000

3,511,390

94

Fire, safety, and environmental improvements, including improvements in compliance with current codes, site improvements, repair and replacement of roofs, and other exterior and interior building renovations

1,000,000

3,728

227

Fire, safety, and environmental improvements to regional facilities for client and staff needs, including improvements in compliance with current codes, including intermediate care facilities and site improvements, handicapped access improvements, utilities, repair or replacement of roofs, air conditioning, and other interior and exterior building renovations and additions at all state-owned facilities

6,000,000

3,675,000

MILITARY

61

Alterations, renovations, and improvements to buildings and grounds at the Camp Rell Military Complex including Stones Ranch Military Reservation and the East Haven Rifle Range, including utilities, mechanical systems, energy conservation, infrastructure, environmental and ADA compliance, and new construction

6,500,000

4,870

123

Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds, including utilities, mechanical systems, and energy conservation

500,000

400,000

MOTOR VEHICLES

54

Planning, design, land or building acquisition, construction, or improvements to DMV facilities

1,407,506

859,354

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

27

Capital Equipment Purchase Fund

366,550,000

2,350,000

PUBLIC HEALTH

226

Development of a new public health laboratory and related costs

38,285,900

5,500,000

PUBLIC SAFETY

51

Emergency services facility, including canine training and vehicle impound area

1,780,000

1,127,850

76

Emergency services facility, including canine training and vehicle impound area, in Cheshire

1,000,000

1,000,000

109

Alterations, renovations, and improvements including equipment for urban search and rescue

2,400,000

1,200,000

110

Addition to the forensic laboratory in Meriden

7,850,000

276,320

220

Addition to the forensic laboratory in Meriden

1,680,000

1,680,000

221

Emergency services facility, including canine training and vehicle impound area

1,688,000

1,688,000

PUBLIC WORKS

31

Energy services projects in state buildings

30,000,000

17,000,000

84

Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety, and compliance with ADA and OSHA, including renovations or expansions of state-owned buildings, and improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and preservation of unoccupied buildings, and for development of state office facilities, or for additional parking, provided not more than $200,000 shall be used to conduct a study of the facilities of the Regional Fire Schools

12,000,000

34,993

93

Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety, and compliance with ADA and OSHA, including renovations or expansions of state-owned buildings, and improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and preservation of unoccupied buildings, and for development of state office facilities, or for additional parking

8,000,000

283,260

103

Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety, and compliance with ADA and OSHA, renovations or expansions of state-owned buildings, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, energy conservation, preservation of unoccupied buildings, and for development of state office facilities, or for additional parking

2,000,000

310,625

108

Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety, and ADA compliance, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition and renovations for additional parking

4,000,000

259,864

164

Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety, and compliance with ADA, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking, and security improvements

7,500,000

167,555

218

Capital construction, improvements, repairs, renovations, and land acquisition at fire training schools

10,000,000

2,000,000

219

Development and implementation of a plan to reduce the number of state-owned and -leased surface parking lots in Hartford

200,000

200,000

316

Infrastructure repairs and improvements, including fire, safety, and ADA compliance improvements, improvements to state-owned buildings and grounds, including energy conservation and off-site improvements, and preservation of unoccupied buildings and grounds, including office development, acquisition, renovations for additional parking, and security improvements

6,000,000

1,000,000

SPECIAL REVENUE

215

Upgrades to the electrical system, Newington

220,000

160,000

STATE COMPTROLLER

315

Development and implementation of a CORE financial systems project

1,115,000

135,000

UCONN

341

Laboratory improvements to the Connecticut Transportation Institute

500,000

500,000

VETERANS' AFFAIRS

107

Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds in accordance with current codes

201,500

91,300

122

Alterations and improvements to buildings and grounds in accordance with current codes

1,000,000

14,298

217

Study of the cost and feasibility of future uses for the existing health care facility at the Rocky Hill Veterans' Home

250,000

250,000

Grant and Loan Programs

The act cancels all or part of the bond authorizations for state grant and loan programs as shown in Table 4. Programs are listed alphabetically by agency.

Table 4: State Grant and Loan Program Authorizations Cancelled

§

For

Prior

Authorization

Amount Cancelled

AGRICULTURE

238

Matching grants to farmers for environmental compliance, including waste management facilities, compost, soil and erosion control, pesticide reduction, storage and disposal

$2,000,000

$1,000,000

239

For the Biofuel Crops Program for grants to farmers, agricultural nonprofit organizations, and agricultural cooperatives for the cultivation and production of crops used to generate biofuels

1,000,000

1,000,000

321

For the Biofuel Crops Program for grants to farmers, agricultural nonprofit organizations, and agricultural cooperatives for the cultivation and production of crops used to generate biofuels

2,500,000

1,500,000

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

144

Grants to private, nonprofit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, YMCAs, YWCAs, and community centers for construction and renovation of community youth centers for neighborhood recreation or education purposes, with (1) up to $1,000,000 to the Bridgeport Police Athletic League to build and renovate a new gym and youth center and (2) up to $750,000 to Bridgeport for the Burroughs Community Center

5,000,000

1,300,000

192

Grants for construction, alterations, repairs, and improvements to residential facilities, group homes, shelters, and permanent family residences

2,500,000

1,000,000

193

Grants to private, nonprofit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, YMCAs, YWCAs, and community centers for construction and renovation of community youth centers for neighborhood recreation or education purposes. The act makes the following reserved amounts discretionary rather than mandatory: (1) up to $439,020 for the Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp in Pomfret Center; (2) up to $2,450,000 for the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport for renovations to a youth center; (3) up to $878,050 for the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut in Brookfield for capital improvements, including an indoor pool; (4) up to $150,000 for the Milford/Orange YMCA for a new addition and ADA compliance projects; (5) up to $1,000,000 for the Connecticut Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs to develop and construct a new facility in Milford; (6) up to $250,000 for the Boys and Girls Village, Inc. for acquisition or rehabilitation of program facilities in Bridgeport; (7) up to $150,000 for the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA in Bridgeport; (8) up to $1,000,000 for the Soundview Family YMCA in Branford for construction of a swimming pool complex; and (9) up to $1,500,000 for construction of a new YMCA on Albany Avenue in Hartford

6,317,070

1,615,070

CONNECTICUT INNOVATIONS, INC.

30

Municipal grant program for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects

50,000,000

32,000,000

98

Financial aid for biotechnology and other high technology laboratories, facilities, and equipment

5,000,000

3,000,000

105

Financial aid for biotechnology and other high technology laboratories, facilities, and equipment

1,000,000

1,000,000

CULTURE & TOURISM

117

Grants for the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations to be matched with private contributions

1,000,000

1,000,000

118

Grants for restoration and preservation of historic structures and landmarks, with not more than $50,000 available to the Hebron Historical Society for restoration of Old Hebron Town Hall

600,000

237,000

140

Grants for restoration and preservation of historic structures and landmarks

300,000

300,000

190

Grants for restoration and preservation of historic structures and landmarks

300,000

300,000

139

Funding for a capital grant pool to provide grants to cultural organizations

500,000

490,000

141

For the Connecticut Arts Endowment Fund to provide grants to be matched with private contributions for tax-exempt organizations

500,000

500,000

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

37

Grant for Hartford riverfront infrastructure and improvement project

25,000,000

5,120,000

89

Grants to municipalities and nonprofit tax-exempt organizations for cultural and entertainment-related economic development projects, including museums

5,000,000

950,000

119

Grants to municipalities and tax-exempt nonprofit organizations for cultural and entertainment-related economic development projects, including museums, with not more than $3,000,000 for a parking facility for the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, not more than $2,000,000 for renovation of the Palace Theater in Stamford, and not more than $1,000,000 for renovation of the Lyman Allen Museum in New London

8,500,000

5,000,000

146

Grants to municipalities and tax-exempt organizations for cultural and entertainment-related economic development projects, including projects at museums with (1) $1,000,000 made available for the Bridgeport Downtown Cabaret, (2) $50,000 for capital improvements to the Augustus Curtis Cultural Center in Meriden, and (3) $625,000 to the town of Norwalk for the Norwalk Maritime Museum

6,000,000

2,000,000

210

Energy Conservation Loan Fund (The prior authorization was $5 million annually. The act cancels $3 million of the FY 08 authorization and the $5 million authorizations for FY 09 and FY 10. )1

5,000,000 annually

13,000,000

271

Biofuel Production Facility Incentive Program

1,100,000

1,100,000

331

Biofuel Production Facility Incentive Program

4,000,000

500,000

272

Fuel diversification grant program

2,500,000

1,000,000

273

Loans for installation of new alternative vehicle fuel pumps or converting gas or diesel pumps to dispense alternative fuels

1,000,000

1,000,000

330

Grants to municipalities for the brownfield pilot program established in CGS § 32-9cc

4,500,000

1,500,000

332

Loans for installation of new alternative fuel pumps or converting gas or diesel pumps to dispense alternative fuels

2,000,000

2,000,000

344

Loans for installation of new alternative vehicle fuel pumps or converting gas or diesel pumps to dispense alternative fuels

2,000,000

2,000,000

EDUCATION

191

Grants to municipalities, regional school districts, and regional education service centers for the costs of wiring school buildings

5,000,000

5,000,000

305

Grants to municipalities, regional school districts, and regional education service centers for the costs of wiring school buildings

2,000,000

2,000,000

306

Grants for minor capital improvements and wiring for technology for school readiness programs

1,500,000

1,500,000

309

Grants to municipalities, regional school districts, and regional education service centers for the purchase and installation of security infrastructure, including surveillance cameras, entry door buzzer systems, scan cards, and panic alarms

5,000,000

2,000,000

342

Sheff magnet school start-up grants

7,000,000

21,200

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

35

Clean Water Fund project grants. (The act also eliminates a provision making $40 million of the total authorization effective in FY 11. )

1,066,030,000

25,004,024

36

Connecticut bikeway and greenway grant program

6,000,000

4,000,000

56

Grants to municipalities to provide potable water

3,000,000

272,726

63

Grants to municipalities to provide potable water

1,000,000

1,000,000

66

Grants to municipalities to provide potable water

2,000,000

2,000,000

242

Grants to municipalities to provide potable water

2,500,000

2,500,000

59

Special Contaminated Property Remediation and Insurance Fund

6,000,000

1,000,000

65

Grants to state agencies, regional planning agencies, and municipalities for water pollution control projects

4,000,000

568,380

70

Lakes Restoration Program grants

500,000

240,600

79

Lakes Restoration Program grants

500,000

500,000

88

Lakes Restoration Program grants

250,000

250,000

97

Lakes Restoration Program grants

250,000

250,000

71

Grants for identification, investigation, containment, removal, or mitigation of contaminated industrial sites in urban areas

5,000,000

1,400,000

80

Grants for identification, investigation, containment, removal, or mitigation of contaminated industrial sites in urban areas

5,000,000

1,000,000

72

Municipal grants for improvements to incinerators and landfills, with up to $439,025 for Plymouth

8,426,830

1,526,830

87

Grants and loans to municipalities to acquire land for public parks, recreational and water quality improvements, water mains, and water pollution control facilities, including sewer projects, with the following reserved amounts discretionary rather than mandatory: (1) not more than $5,000,000 used to abate pollution from combined sewer and storm water runoff overflows to the Connecticut River; (2) $2,000,000 for environmental remediation at a school in Southington, including any expenses incurred after July 1, 2000; (3) not more than $1,500,000 for environmental remediation at a school in Hamden, including any expenses incurred after July 1, 2000; (4) not more than $500,000 to provide potable water for a school in Vernon; (5) not more than $750,000 for asbestos clean-up and removal in schools located in Brookfield, including any expenses incurred after July 1, 2002; (6) not more than $1,700,000 for pollution remediation for the location of temporary classrooms at Veteran's Field in New London; (7) not more than $500,000 for clean-up and preservation of an estuary located in Cove Island; (8) not more than $137,000 to Montville for the connection of a water line to Mohegan Elementary School; and (9) not more than $750,000 to the town of Plainville for asbestos removal in a school auditorium

20,000,000

2,477

96

Grants and loans to municipalities to acquire land for public parks, recreational and water quality improvements, water mains, and water pollution control facilities, including sewer projects, provided not more than $5,000,000 must be used to abate pollution from combined sewer and storm water runoff overflows to the Connecticut River

6,000,000

1,000,000

135

Grants or loans to municipalities for acquisition of land for public parks, recreational and water quality improvements, water mains and water pollution control facilities, including sewer projects, with (1) $100,000 for improvements and renovations to Sage Park Football Field and Complex in Berlin and (2) $150,000 to Groton Parks Foundation, Inc. , for Copp Park

2,000,000

955,000

240

Grants to towns for acquisition of open space for conservation or recreation purposes

7,500,000

5,750,000

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES

74

Grants to private, nonprofit organizations for alterations and improvements to various facilities

750,000

7,653

120

Grants to private, nonprofit organizations for community-based residential and outpatient facilities for purchases, repairs, alterations, and improvements, with up to $1,300,000 for the renovations to the Alliance Treatment Center in New Britain

5,000,000

2,015,476

MENTAL RETARDATION (DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES)

142

Grants to private, nonprofit organizations for alterations and improvements to nonresidential facilities

2,000,000

315,626

OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT

26

Economic and community development project grants (Urban Act)

1,057,800,000

13,000,000

162

Grants to municipalities for development of a computer-assisted mass appraisal system in accordance with CGS § 12-62f

748,500

379,000

169

Grants-in-aid to municipalities for development of a computer-assisted mass appraisal system in accordance with CGS § 12-62f

748,500

748,500

234

For enhanced geospatial information systems data collection, use, and mapping, including grants-in-aid to regional planning organizations

400,000

400,000

319

Grants-in-aid to municipalities for preparation and revision of municipal plans of conservation and development

500,000

200,000

320

For the Responsible Growth Incentive Fund, provided up to $5,000,000 shall be used for grants of up to $1,000,000 each to participating municipalities or regional planning organizations for implementation of transit-oriented plans and strategies in designated pilot program areas

10,000,000

10,000,000

PUBLIC HEALTH

91

Grants to community health centers, primary care organizations, and municipalities for school-based health clinics, for renovations, improvements, expansion of facilities, and for the purchase and installation of dental equipment, including the purchase of mobile dental health clinics

2,500,000

280,576

99

Grants to community health centers, primary care organizations, and to municipalities for school based health clinics for renovations, improvements, expansion of facilities, and for the purchase and installation of dental equipment, including the purchase of mobile dental health clinics

1,000,000

1,000,000

345

Grants (1) for hospital-based emergency service facilities; (2) to community health centers and primary care organizations for equipment purchases and facility improvement and expansion, including land or building acquisition; and (3) up to $1 million to Community Health Center, Inc. for renovations and improvements at the New London facility

7,000,000

1,000,000

PUBLIC SAFETY

132

Grants to American Red Cross chapters state-wide, for purchase of vehicles, trailers, and telecommunications and computer equipment

300,000

300,000

PUBLIC UTILITY CONTROL

32

Grant program for distributed (on-site) generation projects in state- and business-owned buildings (Clean and Distributive Generation Grant Program)

50,000,000

30,000,000

TRANSPORTATION

29

Matching grants for commercial rail freight lines

10,000,000

2,500,000

SOCIAL SERVICES

34

Grants to nonprofit organizations to provide housing for homeless people with AIDS, including planning; acquiring property; and repairing, rehabilitating, or building housing

8,100,000

588,720

153

Grants to municipalities and tax-exempt organizations for facility improvements and minor capital repairs to licensed school readiness programs and state-funded day care centers operated by such municipalities and organizations

3,000,000

3,000,000

203

Grants for neighborhood facilities, child day care projects, elderly centers, multipurpose human resource centers, shelter facilities for victims of domestic violence and food distribution centers

4,500,000

100,000

1PA 10-179 (§ 137) restores the $5 million annual authorization. It also transfers the unallocated balance and the $5 million authorization for FY 11 to the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority for the Green Connecticut Loan Guaranty Fund.

Grants to Specified Municipalities and Organizations

In addition to authorizations for projects in Bridgeport, Hartford, and New Haven that the act cancels and moves to the bond pools (see Table 2), the act also cancels all or part of the authorizations for the local projects shown in Table 5. Projects are listed alphabetically by town or organization.

Table 5: Local Grant Authorizations Cancelled

§

Grantee

For

Prior

Authorization

Amount Cancelled

152

Bloomfield

Facade improvement program

$500,000

$250,000

159

Bloomfield: 4-H Center at Auer Farm

Building improvements, including classrooms and facilities for animals and handicapped accessibility

1,200,000

200,000

134

Boundless Playgrounds, Inc.

Fully accessible playgrounds and physical challenge courses

1,000,000

1,000,000

173

Boundless Playgrounds, Inc.

Fully accessible playgrounds and physical challenge courses

1,000,000

1,000,000

170

Branford

Construction of a training tower for the Branford Fire Department

130,000

130,000

157

Branford: Connecticut Hospice, Inc. and the John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc.

Acquisition and renovation of a hospice facility in Branford

1,250,000

250,000

206

Branford: Connecticut Hospice, Inc. and the John D. Thompson Hospice Institute for Education, Training and Research, Inc.

Acquisition and renovation of a hospice facility in Branford

1,250,000

250,000

258

Bridgeport: Discovery Museum

Infrastructure renewal and expansion projects

800,000

300,000

298

Bridgeport: Action for Bridgeport Community, Inc.

Acquisition and renovation of property for an early learning center

1,200,000

200,000

265

Bridgeport: Barnum Museum Foundation, Inc.

Renovations at the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport

1,250,000

250,000

270

Bridgeport: Connecticut Zoological Society

Planning and development of the Andes Adventure Exhibit at the Beardsley Zoo

800,000

300,000

188

Bristol

Rehabilitation and renovation of Rockwell Park

4,000,000

1,000,000

297

Bristol Community Organization, Inc.

Purchase of a building for expansion of the Head Start program

373,170

83,170

307

Challenger Learning Center of Southeastern Connecticut

Construction of a building

850,000

850,000

172

Clinton

Renovations to the police station

250,000

250,000

312

Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.

Purchase and upgrade of transmission, broadcast, production, and information technology equipment

2,500,000

500,000

269

Coventry: Antiquarian & Landmarks Foundation

Grant for the Nathan Hale Museum and Family Homestead Development Plan

1,000,000

250,000

253

Cromwell

Sewer repairs

500,000

500,000

329

Danbury: Stanley L. Richter Association for the Arts

Roof repair, expansion, and ADA improvements

150,000

150,0001

260

Darien Arts Center

Infrastructure renewal projects

50,000

50,000

195

Derby

Downtown development

250,000

250,000

49

East Hartford

Road and infrastructure and improvements associated with the Rentschler Field project

4,500,000

1,325,000

73

East Hartford

Road and infrastructure and improvements associated with the Rentschler Field project

2,500,000

2,500,000

183

East Hartford

Improvements to Yanner Park

100,000

100,000

154

East Hartford: Community Renewal Team, Inc.

Purchase a building for the East Hartford Shelter

650,000

650,000

338

East Hartford: Goodwin College

Expansion or relocation of Goodwin College

6,000,000

6,000,000

187

Enfield

Lead abatement and painting at Old Town Hall

102,000

102,000

247

Enfield

Soil remediation project at Enrico Fermi High School

3,300,000

500,000

47

Fairfield

Rooster River flood control project – completion of Phase II

3,000,000

2,862,914

282

Fairfield

Repair and improvements on State Road 59 between the North Avenue and Capitol Avenue intersections, including median and sidewalk renovations

1,000,000

850,000

133

Farmers Cow, LLC

Grant for business development

300,000

300,000

185

Farmington

Reconstruction of the outdoor track at Farmington High School

200,000

200,000

208

Farmington

Renovations to the Farmington Youth Center

50,000

50,000

261

Granby: Holcomb Farm

Restoration and renovation of buildings

100,000

50,000

254

Greenwich

Renovation of existing, or construction of new, exhibition areas, teaching spaces, and the science gallery at the Bruce Museum

1,500,000

500,000

174

Guilford

Costs associated with the dredging of Lake Quonnipaug

75,000

75,000

245

Guilford

Preservation of the East River Preserve

1,000,000

1,000,000

177

Haddam

Planning and development of recreational fields

150,000

150,000

263

Hamden

Restoration of the Eli Whitney 1816 Barn

390,000

240,000

299

Hamden: Interfaith Cooperative Ministries of New Haven

Aging at home pilot program in Hamden

100,000

100,000

137

Hartford

Installation of a sprinkler playscape at DeLucca Park

90,000

90,000

138

Hartford

Making the playground at SAND Apartments handicapped accessible

50,000

50,000

266

Hartford: Artists' Collective, Inc.

Infrastructure repairs and improvements to the existing structure

800,000

200,000

291

Hartford: Neighborhoods of Hartford, Inc.

Grant for the Hartford Rising Star Blocks and Pride Blocks programs

500,000

500,000

322

Hartford: Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority

Costs associated with closure of the Hartford landfill

10,000,000

5,000,000

302

Hartford: Mi Casa

Renovations and acquisition of equipment for a wellness center

350,000

50,000

257

Lyme Art Association

Renovations to gallery building in Old Lyme

100,000

100,000

249

Manchester

Development and construction of the Manchester-to-Bolton segment of the East Coast Greenway

790,240

290,240

209

Mansfield

Installation of air conditioning at Mansfield Community Center

50,000

50,000

43

Meriden

Flood management activity

200,000

185,000

184

Meriden

Flood control project

1,000,000

1,000,000

200

Meriden

Streetscape project

250,000

250,000

277

Meriden

West Main Street streetscape project

2,500,000

500,000

300

Meriden/Wallingford branch of the American Red Cross

Building renovations, including alterations to ventilation, plumbing, and wiring systems

50,000

50,000

296

Meriden: Rushford Behavioral Health Services

Renovations and roof replacement

800,000

72,222

175

Milford

Design of Eisenhower Park

100,000

100,000

194

Milford

Devon Borough Revitalization Project

2,500,000

2,500,000

250

Milford

Beach replenishment

500,000

500,000

276

Milford

Streetscape improvements on Silver Sands Parkway, including lights in front of Jagoe Court

500,000

500,000

294

Milford

Design and construction of a new community health center in the Westshore area

150,000

150,000

262

Milford Historical Society

Restoration and renovation of historic property

50,000

50,000

325

Mystic

Improve transportation access at the north gate at the Museum of America and the Sea at Mystic Seaport

1,000,000

250,000

243

New Britain

Replacement of the Brooklawn Street Bridge on Willow Brook

440,000

140,000

334

New Britain

Property acquisition, design, development, and construction of a downtown redevelopment plan

400,000

400,000

155

New Britain YWCA

Improvements

100,000

50,000

310

New Britain: Pathways-Senderos Teen Pregnancy Prevention Center

Acquisition of a new facility

1,200,000

375,000

304

New Britain: Polish American Foundation

Renovations at the Sloper Wesoly House in New Britain

100,000

25,000

333

New Haven

River Street development project

2,500,000

250,000

268

New Haven Museum and Historical Society

Restoration and reconstruction of the Pardee Morris House

500,000

150,000

197

New Haven: University of New Haven

Establishment and construction of the Henry Lee Institute

2,000,000

500,000

311

New Haven: Youth Continuum

Renovations and code improvements

500,000

150,000

244

New London

Repairs at Ocean Beach Park

1,350,000

675,000

295

New London: Community Health Center, Inc.

Renovations and improvements at the New London facility

1,000,000

1,000,000

292

Newington

Grant for the community center

1,000,000

250,000

186

North Branford

Development and improvements to Swajchuk and Highland Parks

500,000

500,000

323

Norwalk

Harbor dredging

1,000,000

1,000,000

259

Norwalk Seaport Association

Infrastructure renewal projects

500,000

250,000

326

Norwalk: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Infrastructure renewal projects

1,000,000

1,000,000

255

Norwalk: Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Expansion of the facility

400,000

400,000

143

Norwich: Easter Seals

Purchase building for adult clients

2,600,000

1,200,000

148

Norwich

Harbor district project

250,000

250,000

196

Norwich

Harbor district project

1,250,000

250,000

301

Norwich: Hospice Southeastern Connecticut

New building in Norwich

800,000

200,000

158

Norwich: Martin House

Expand facility

700,000

200,000

339

Norwich: Martin House

Construction of efficiency apartment units

1,000,000

250,000

178

Old Lyme

Improvements to the Lyme-Old Lyme recreational fields

150,000

150,000

151

Portland

Grant for sidewalk repairs and aesthetic improvements to Main Street

125,000

125,000

324

Simsbury

Open space acquisition at the Ethel Walker School

1,000,000

1,000,000

235

Somers

Two fire substations

439,025

439,025

147

Southington

Redevelop drive-in theater property

215,000

15,000

176

Stamford

Park restoration and infrastructure improvements

500,000

500,000

179

Stamford

Holly Pond Tidal Restoration project

750,000

250,000

189

Stamford

Improvements to the playgrounds and athletic fields at Springdale School

100,000

100,000

202

Stamford

Purchase by the Stamford Health Department of a mobile medical unit for the uninsured and elderly

250,000

250,000

207

Stamford

Architectural, engineering, and other site preparation services and costs for the Hunt Center for Pre-K Education

500,000

500,000

248

Stonington

Soil remediation in the vicinity of Pawcatuck Dock

150,000

6,500

149

Stratford

Barnum Avenue streetscape project

500,000

150,000

204

Stratford

Planning and construction of the South End Community Center

1,000,000

250,000

293

Stratford

Streetscape improvements

450,000

200,000

308

Stratford

New boilers at Stratford High School

500,000

500,000

335

Vernon

Grant for conversion of Roosevelt Mill to apartments and retail

500,000

500,000

327

Torrington

Development and construction of the Warner Theater Stage House

1,000,000

250,000

181

Waterbury

Improvements to the Waterville Recreation Center

250,000

250,000

182

Waterbury

Improvements to Lakewood Park

250,000

250,000

303

Waterbury

The act cancels $500,000 of an existing $3 million authorization for a grant to Casa Bienvenida for property acquisition in Waterbury. It also eliminates the grant to Casa Bienvenida. Instead, it requires DSS to use the remaining $2. 5 million for grants to nonprofit organizations in Waterbury for facility alterations, renovations, and improvements, including new construction, with up to (1) $2 million for the St. Margaret Willow Plaza Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Association, Inc. and (2) $500,000 for the Hispanic Coalition of Greater Waterbury.

3,000,000

500,000

111

West Hartford: American School for the Deaf

Purchase of amplification systems

896,607

26,060

264

West Haven

Restoration of a historic property for use as a military museum

750,000

750,000

328

West Haven

Restoration of a historic property for use as a military museum

1,000,000

1,000,000

237

West Haven: Allingtown Fire District

Land acquisition and construction of a new fire and police substation

2,000,000

2,000,000

256

Westport Historical Society

Retirement of outstanding debt

600,000

600,000

160

Windham Community Memorial Hospital

Emergency room improvements and addition of a heliport

1,000,000

1,000,000

205

Windham County 4-H Foundation, Inc.

Building additions and renovations

500,000

500,000

156

Windham Regional Community Council, Inc.

Acquisition and improvements to a central office building in Willimantic

814,500

814,500

267

Windsor Locks: New England Air Museum

Construction of a swing space storage building and an education building

3,250,000

1,250,000

136

Wolcott

Improvements to the Wolcott youth football and soccer fields

250,000

250,000

1PA 10-179 (§§ 144 and 157) reverses this cancellation.

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