State Rep. Matt Lesser (D), who represents Durham, Middlefield and Middletown, announced that the State Bond Commission is expected to approve funds to repair dams in Middlefield and Middletown as part of $1.47 million in state funding slated for dam repair. Connecticut will also be able to leverage an additional $900,000 in federal funds.
“I'm thrilled to have this funding on its way to the district. This is key to protecting our residents, and preventing loss of life and property damage from dam failures,” said Lesser. “We need to make sure we're doing everything we can to ensure public safety at our dams and Lake Beseck and Dooley Pond are certainly priority locations.”
The funding will be used to repair a number of dams around the state including Lake Beseck's dam in Middlefield and Dooley Pond's dam in Middletown.
This project will create or retain approximately 57 construction related jobs.
The State Bond Commission meets Friday, March 25 at 10:30 a.m. in room 1-E of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.