Mayor Arthur J. Ward today announced that the City of Bristol will apply for two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Cleanup Grants for up to $200,000 each. These grants will help fund the clean up of commingled hazardous substances and petroleum contamination on the Former H.J. Mills Property located at 149-151 Church Street in Bristol, CT.
Mayor Ward has requested that a public information meeting be held at 5:30 pm on Monday, October 27, 2008 in City Hall Council Chambers at 111 North Main Street. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information regarding the applications and to receive public comment.
Drafts of each grant application will be available for public viewing and written public comment from Monday, October 27, 2008 to Monday, November 10, 2008. The applications may be viewed at the Bristol Development Authority (111 North Main Street), the Bristol Public Library (5 Main Street), or at the Manross Public Library (260 Central Street). Those planning to view the applications at the Bristol Development Authority must make an appointment by calling 860-584-6185. The applications will be located in the Reference Room for those wishing to view the applications at the Bristol Public Library. Those planning to view the applications at Manross Public Library may request them at the Main Desk. All written comments regarding the applications must be submitted to the Bristol Development Authority at 111 North Main Street by 4:30 pm on November 10, 2008.
“The City is focused on seeking grant funds to assess and clean up local Brownfields sites,” said Ward. “If awarded these grants, the City can bring the Former H.J. Mills Property back to productive reuse that will benefit the neighborhood and be a step towards the revitalization of our downtown area.”
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