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Waterbury Board of Aldermen
The future of a multi-million dollar economic development project on Freight Street rests in the hands of the Waterbury Board of Aldermen on Monday night.
Story and Photographs By John Murray
The members of the Board of Aldermen in Waterbury have a dilemma Monday night when they vote on a $19.5 million bond project that would unlock the redevelopment of 60 acres along Freight Street, and reacquaint the city with the Naugatuck River. At issue is whether to commit $5.1 million of taxpayers dollars to receive a $14.4 million federal grant from the Department of Transportation.
By John Murray
Jessie Rivera came before the Waterbury Board of Aldermen last night in City Hall to talk about his positive experience with the city's Good Jobs Program, which requires contractors doing work for the city to make a good faith effort to hire residents, women and minorities. In the past the program has been harshly criticized for a lack of oversight, but several months ago the compliance administration of the program was transfered to the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board , whose director, Cathy Awwad, left, said compliance rates have shot up.
The red tape holding up the design and construction of a greenway along the Naugatuck River in Waterbury has finally - after 21 months - been hurdled, Millions of federal transportation dollars earmarked for the project were tangled up in a contracts and tedious oversight by the Connecticut Department of Transportation, city engineers in Waterbury, and RBA, the New York based design company.
Last night the Board of Aldermen approved the contract between the City of Waterbury and the Greenway Design Consultant RBA. The contract is now on it way to Mayor Neil O'Leary's desk, and as soon as he signs it, RBA can begin was is expected to be a year-long design the design. The construction phase, and then community enjoyment of the greenway will follow the design.