August 10, 2008

Hamzy aims to free up cash for Lake Compounce

Press release from state Rep. Bill Hamzy, a Plymouth Republican whose 78th District includes northwestern Bristol:

State Representative William A. Hamzy is working with Governor Rell and the state Office of Policy and Management to get $3.3 million in state funding that would clear the way for the expansion of the water park at Lake Compounce placed on the State Bond Commission agenda for its September meeting.
The funding, which was included in the bond authorization act (P. A. 07-7) approved by the state legislature during the June 2007 special session, amounts to $3.3 million. The grant must be approved by the bond commission before it is released.
The $3.3 million would pay for the relocation of a 3,000 foot section of Mount Vernon Road from the Bristol city line to Welch Street in Southington. The project would clear the way for a six-acre expansion of the water park to more than 10 acres, said Representative Hamzy, R-78th District.
“This is a win-win proposal for the state, for Lake Compounce and for Bristol and Southington,” Representative Hamzy said. “If the bond commission approves the $3.3 million to pay for the relocation of a portion of Mount Vernon Road in Southington, for utility upgrades and other related improvements, it will lead to the investment of about $20 million by Lake Compounce for the expansion of the water park.”
“This relatively modest investment in a public infrastructure improvement project will significantly benefit the towns, the region and the state. When completed, the Lake Compounce expansion project will help Bristol and Southington by creating jobs and attracting more visitors to the amusement park - many of whom will patronize local businesses. It also will enhance the state’s rapidly-growing tourist industry, which is becoming a significant contributor to the state’s economy, generating millions in revenues and hundreds of new jobs every year,” Representative Hamzy said.
“Although getting an item included on the bond commission agenda is a difficult and competitive process, I believe state funding for this project is fully justified under whatever criteria are used to evaluate it. It is important to the economic future of our towns and our state. That is why I am aggressively pursuing the funding necessary to make it happen,” Representative Hamzy said.


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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

The project has been talked about and planeed for at least 4 years now.

Why wasn't the money requested sooner?

Anonymous said...

I understand Hamzy had nothing to do with obtaining this money! But as usual he is trying to take credit for it. Check it out you might find this whole thing amusing.

Anonymous said...

What ? Mr conservative wants to give all this taxpayers money to Lake Compounce ?

Anonymous said...

August 10, 2008 12:10 PM:

Because the moron representing the 79th (where Lake Compounce is) is lost in space.

Anonymous said...

Is that why he is spending all that taxpayers money ? Kinda a sorry excuse. So what's he doing for his district then ?

Hamzy for Governor 2010 said...

August 10, 2008 1:24 PM:

My guess is you didn't mind the city of Bristol (pop. 60,000) spending $5.5 million on the mall site. But you call out someones conservativism for supporting the state (pop. 3.5 million) allocating money for a local project that will increase income for the city?

YOU ARE AN IDIOT!

Anonymous said...

The money is for infrastructure improvements. The park can't do the expansion without the infrastructure change and then neither Bristol or Southington can get the additional revenue.

This brings more tax revenue for Bristol and Southington and creates more jobs.

The state will benefit as well from the increased revenue.

What would the naysayers prefer? Would you like us to just turn off the light on economic development and expansion so you can reminisce about the good old days when all this happened anyway but it was happening out of the public's eye with a lot of back room deal making and payola?

It seems like all many of the people posting on this blog like to do is complain about anything new that happens in and around Bristol. The conversation almost always turns to destroy any positive actions taken.

Anonymous said...

August 10, 2008 12:10 PM:

I've seen some clueless idiots in my day but you take the cake. The rep in the 79th saved Lake Compounce from becoming lakeside condos while he was mayor. Or would you have preferred a bunch of declining in value condos to a vibrant, tax paying entertainment center?

Next time think before you fire - ready - aim.

Anonymous said...

So Bill instead of telling people who should know who saved this money the truth , you do a press release making people think you did it all? When in fact you came on board late? Typical crying, lying republican. With your anonymous lying friends of course.

Anonymous said...

"Next time think before you fire - ready - aim"
August 10, 2008 9:32 PM


--Still haven't figured out the date & time thing and who you're responding to yet huh? I guess you're the clueless one.

Anonymous said...

August 10, 2008 9:32 PM:

That was (supposedly) when he was mayor.

This is in regards to his (Nicastro's) ineptitude as a state rep.

Anonymous said...

Another place for the cowardly Republicans to hide and shoot their mouths off.

Anonymous said...

Tax and spend Republicans at it again HaHaHa

Anonymous said...

No comments? HeHe I guess it's OK to spend taxpayers money if your a republican.

Anonymous said...

Face it, Democrats just don't understand economics unless of course your giving them a handout.

All they want to do is TAx Tax TAx they don't know how to do anything else.

Anonymous said...

And you 11:12 know it all . That's why you couldn't get elected to dog catcher.

Anonymous said...

I guess your interpretation of "economics" is give it all to you who couldn't make a legitimate living if it weren't those you can screw ! Duh !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tax and spend millions of taxpayers money !!!! Only the republicans can do that ! What a bunch of hypocrites. HaHaHa

Anonymous said...

Hamzys M.O. . Critisize verything the Democrats do and then try to take credit for it. He is getting away with it. Money is money ! No matter what it is spent on.

Anonymous said...

Gee isn't kinda funny that no republican minds spending money ?
No name calling ? Opps again I forgot if your a republican it's OK! :)

Anonymous said...

Where are you republicant whiners ????

Anonymous said...

I know lets make believe Hamzy is a Democrat and then you can whine about spending. And maybe even call him a few names! :=)

Anonymous said...

No comments or namecalling from the peanut gallery ?

Anonymous said...

I wish more Republicans should read this blog . Just to see their leadership in action. No normal person would want to be affiliated with these clowns. Republicans are not all like these weirdos.

Anonymous said...

Where are the cry babies. Oh I keep forgetting this is a Republican spending more money! It's OK for a phony republican to spend it as long as you don't spend it on people in need !