Derek Slap


Derek Slap



May 9, 2024
Senator Derek Slap

Farmington Delegation Secures $2.23M for Town

State Senators Derek Slap and Rick Lopes and State Representative Mike Demicco secured $2.23 million for Farmington in the last week of session. $430,000 in funding comes from $372.5 million in soon-to-expire American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars. The legislation passed the House with a 103-48 vote, and the Senate by 26-10.

  • $200,000 for two additional Pickleball Courts at Westwoods Recreation Complex
  • $100,000 for Westwoods Recreation Complex Clubhouse Improvements
  • $85,000 for a new Dial-a-Ride bus for seniors
  • $20,000 for Farmington Highway + Grounds Department for seasonal workers
  • $25,000 for Farmington Town Hall Council Chambers A/V Improvements

An additional $1.8 million reimbursement for the Farmington High School construction project was approved in a bonding bill which passed the House 134-9 and the Senate 35-1.

“I am excited to share that through strong teamwork with our delegation, Farmington is set to receive funding for a number of important projects – not least of which is an increase in the Farmington High School reimbursement rate,” said Sen. Slap. “These projects will support Farmington residents of all ages – from our high schoolers and their families, to upgrades to the Westwoods Recreation Complex to a new Dial-a-Ride bus for seniors, these allocations are a great win for Farmington.”

“This funding supports projects for a large number of Farmington residents while saving taxpayer dollars,” said Sen. Lopes. “Dial-a-Ride provides a critical service for seniors in our area, and I am pleased that we were able to secure dollars for a much-needed new bus. I look forward to seeing the improvements come to fruition for our community.”

“I am pleased to report that Farmington did quite well in the Stabilization Bill and in the bonding package,” said Rep. Demicco. “I am especially excited that my colleagues and I secured a $1.8 million reimbursement for the Farmington High School project. This is a big win for our students, families, teachers and for all Farmington taxpayers. I want to thank Speaker Ritter and Majority Leader Rojas for listening and responding to the needs of our community.”


Contact: Garnet McLaughlin
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