Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working For You

May 20, 2022

Ellington Legislators Announce State Bond Funding for Town

In the State Bond Commission’s May 26 agenda, Ellington will receive just under $250,000 in state funding for improvements to Arbor Park and to accommodate local police officers’ use of body cameras in their everyday work. State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) and State Representative Jaime Foster (D-Ellington) announced the expected release of the state’s bond funding, encouraged that Ellington will receive state funds for these important projects.

“I’m grateful that Governor Lamont and the Bond Commission are recognizing these important needs in our community,” said Sen. Anwar. “New lighting and a new fitness area at Arbor Park will play a significant role in adding access and safety to local outdoor recreation, while reimbursement for local police will ensure they can continue to serve and protect us. These are positive investments for Ellington.”

“Thank you to the Bond Commission and Governor Lamont for adding these items to the agenda. I was pleased to promote this project that not only increases safety, beautifies our town but also increases opportunities for town and local non-profits programming in our downtown area. Anyone who has been to the farmers market and fairs downtown will know that this part of town is beautifully burgeoning in recent years for community events. I urge the commission to approve these projects next Thursday,” said Rep. Foster.

According to the Bond Commission’s agenda, it is expected to provide a grant for $224,415 to the town of Ellington for the installation of 33 light fixtures and the addition of an outdoor fitness area to Arbor Park along Main Street. The town will further receive $23,840 to reimburse Ellington police for the purchase of body cameras, dash cameras and video storage devices.