July 20, 2020

Senator Abrams Welcomes Bond Commission Allocation of Funds for Repairs to Meriden Public Library, Local Safety Improvements

Today, State Senator Mary Daugherty Abrams (D-Meriden, Middlefield, Rockfall, Middletown, Cheshire) welcomed the State Bond Commission’s allotment of funding to support local roof replacements and repairs. According to the Bond Commission’s agenda for its July 21 meeting, it will provide a grant of $1 million to the Meriden Public Library and an additional $80,000 to Kuhn Employment Opportunities, Inc. in Meriden to support safety improvements and a roof replacement.

“Thanks to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their support of local organizations,” said Sen. Abrams. “With this bond funding secured, the Meriden Public Library will be able to achieve the growth and expansions necessary to continue serving the growing town population. Additionally, their support of Kuhn Employment Opportunities continues the state’s support of organizations assisting individuals with disabilities and helps provide a better life to many Meriden residents. This funding will play a strong role in supporting the local community.”

According to the Bond Commission agenda, the state will dedicate $1 million to the Meriden Public Library as it plans an extensive renovation and expansion to keep pace with the community’s growing needs. Additionally, $80,000 will be provided to Meriden’s Kuhn Employment Opportunities, Inc., through a grant-in-aid for a roof replacement and safety improvements.