After months of conversations, fine tuning of requests, and putting together proposals, the Board of Estimate and Taxation will be doing its final work on the $31.9 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds this week.
The Board of Estimate and Taxation will hold a public hearing on both the ARPA funds and the 2022-2023 town budget on Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. The board has a special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 29 at 9 a.m. to vote on the ARPA funds.
Greenwich’s updated plans include:
- $1.1 million to go toward the town’s affordable housing efforts
- $8.3 million to HVAC projects throughout the school district, library, and the Nathaniel Witherell Center
- $9.4 million to stormwater and sewer infrastructure projects that include upgrades at the Den Lane and Cos Cos pump stations, Pemberwick Park, Harding Road, and Valley Road drainage improvements, and levee maintenance at the Byram River
- $2.5 million to “respond to negative economic impact” including funding for nonprofits impacted by COVID, a public health education specialist, behavioral health support, food insecurity, housing stability, and direct financial aid to residents in need
- $10 million which will go into the town’s general fund to spend on “government services” and help replace lost revenue due to the pandemic