The City Council Monday night will consider a Budget and Appropriations Committee report “Approving Financing for the Design, Rehabilitation, Upgrading and Construction of Various Renovations and Improvements to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plants.”
The agenda item has spurred email exchanges from some council members including Maria Pereira who is urging her colleagues to vote no arguing the improvements will spike sewer user fees.
The issue involves a consent order with the state to modernize facilities addressing environmental concerns such as combined sewer overflows and discharges into Long Island Sound. Thirty percentage of the improvements, according to information presented to the council, will be funded by a state environmental grant.
See below excerpted information provided to the budget committee. For additional background on upgrades see here.
Several speakers have signed up to address the council on the matter, including George Estrada, former director of Public Facilities who now has the same role in Trumbull which is connected to Bridgeport’s sewer system.
See full agenda here.
This meeting will be conducted by teleconference. The public may listen by calling the following conference line and then entering the conference code:
Dial-In Number: (929) 436-2866
Meeting ID: 381 083 245