The annual capital construction bill is under consideration at the Statehouse. The bill would allocate $40 million to construction projects, including the initiatives below. (The complete bill is is available through the Legislature’s Bill Tracking System.)
$11.8 million for repair and renovation of state buildings, including energy conservation work.
$4.45 million to complete construction of the Rutland courthouse.
$100,000 for the state match for a grant to pay for sprinkler system at the Calvin Coolidge homestead in Plymouth Notch.
$31,000 for the Lake Champlain International fishing derby. The money must be used for marketing and cannot be spent on salaries.
$5 million for state aid for school construction projects.
$2.26 million for the University of Vermont.
$1 million for Vermont State Colleges for major facility maintenance.
$6.7 million for the Agency of Natural Resources, including $1 million for the “clean and clear” program that would pay in part for phosphorus removal at sewage treatment plants in Richford, Troy and Jay.
$225,000 to buy an 11.27 acre parcel near I-89 in St. Albans for a new public safety building.
$35,000 for the town of Calais to repair a dam on Curtis Pond.