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Enfield voters to decide on $90 million in infrastructure improvements

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Enfield voters to decide on $90 million in tax increases (WFSB) Enfield voters to decide on $90 million in tax increases (WFSB)

Enfield voters will face a big decision this coming election day as voters will have the chance to decide the fate of three major infrastructure improvement plans.

This year, a slew of public buildings and services are slated for improvements. But, taxpayers will have to decide on Nov. 3 if they want the upgrades.

The ballot questions deal with more than 90 million dollars in proposed spending including $44 million for school and town building improvements, $36 million for waste-water treatment plant upgrades and $11.2 million for energy efficiency upgrades.

“The potential impact to the taxpayer is going to be a fraction of that,” Enfield Deputy Mayor Bill Lee said.

The average homeowner will likely see an increase of somewhere between $30 and $75 a year.

Lee says taxpayers will get a good bang for their buck and added the energy efficiency tax is self-funding. The company behind that project guarantees it will "repay" the town, if it doesn't see 11.2 million in savings within 15 years.  

As for the waste water treatment upgrades, the last time major work was done was more than 40 years ago. The money earmarked for school and town buildings would be for things such as new roofs, system upgrades and security enhancements.

The state would reimburse the town for about 70 percent of any money used for school improvements. 

For a complete, detailed list of the proposed improvements and to read more about each project, click here

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