Winsted Town Manager presents road plan to zoning commission

Town Manager Josh Kelly presented an 8-24 application to the Planning & Zoning Commission Monday, bringing the town’s $15.3 million road improvement project one step closer to starting later this year. The commission unanimously approved Kelly’s 8-24 application, which is part of the process to apply for loans and a requirement for municipal projects. The total $24.7 million bonding proposal was approved by the Board of Selectmen April 18 and is going to a town meeting and referendum in May. “We need an 8-24 review done by your board tonight, and have it sent back to the Board of Selectmen,” Kelly said. “If you don’t approve it tonight, we’ll have to reschedule our town meeting (on May 24) and referendum.” Winchester Center’s roads included are the Mad River bridge, Grantville, Newfield, South and Wahnee Roads. In eastern Winsted, the roads listed are Holabird, Moore and Oakdale avenues, and Whiting Street. Kelly said the list totals 9.47 miles, or 12 percent of Winsted’s roads.

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