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December 17, 2021

Duff, Dathan, Perone, Simms, & Thomas Applaud New State Bonding for Norwalk

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), State Representative Lucy Dathan (D-Norwalk/New Canaan), State Representative Chris Perone (D-Norwalk), State Representative Travis Simms (D-Norwalk), and State Representative Stephanie Thomas (D-Norwalk/Westport/Wilton) announced today that the State Bond Commission is expected to approve funding for the Norwalk YMCA and Gallaher Mansion.

“I am glad that we can approve this state funding for Norwalk on each of these projects, which ultimately will help ensure that our nonprofit organizations in the city can continue providing the quality services that make Connecticut a great place to live and do business,” said Governor Ned Lamont.

“The Gallaher Mansion is the gem of Cranbury Park and this state bonding will ensure it remains a tremendous place for Norwalkers,” said Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff. “Additionally, this bonding will support a complete rejuvenation of the Norwalk YMCA to become an even better destination for families. I’d like to thank Governor Lamont for his support of Norwalk and to the entire Norwalk delegation for their support in getting these projects across the finish line.”

“It gives me great satisfaction to see the work of our legislative delegation delivering this critical funding for the Norwalk YMCA and the Gallaher Mansion,” said Rep. Chris Perone. “From promoting healthy living to providing valuable social and cultural experiences to our residents and visitors, both facilities bring diverse benefits to Norwalk. I am proud to be able to support them.”

“I am thrilled to see this substantial funding heading to Norwalk for much needed upgrades to one of our local treasures, the Gallaher Mansion and to the Norwalk YMCA, which offers our children and youth amazing programs to help them maximize their potential,” said Rep. Lucy Dathan. “The community value of these two structures is priceless and I am grateful we are working together to keep them in optimal condition.”

“The Norwalk YMCA has been an indispensable foundation in our community that has served to enhance lives, young and old alike, with a rich selection of programs and activities that divert attention away from detrimental sedentary social media. The Gallaher Mansion is a gem in our community that also serves many functions including options to enjoy the great outdoors,” said Rep. Travis Simms. “This latest round of funding is the result of a delegation that effectively works together on behalf of Norwalk and I thank Governor Ned Lamont for including these items on the agenda.”

“I’d like to thank the Bonding Commission for their support of these important projects that will benefit Norwalk and the surrounding towns. The funding will support renovations that will ensure that these organizations will continue to serve residents for the foreseeable future,” said Rep. Stephanie Thomas.

The State Bond Commission is expected to approve:

  • $5 million for a renovation project at Gallaher Mansion. Renovations will include drainage upgrades, façade repairs, replacement flooring, upgrades to electrical and plumbing, and the construction of a storage building.
  • $1.2 million to the Norwalk YMCA for the renovations to its facility’s facade, landscaping, and outdoor common areas.

The Bond Agenda is set to be approved next Tuesday, December 21.