|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 29 May 2014 08:59:16 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Brownfields Have Potential To Generate Millions In Local Tax Revenue" in Newtown Connecticut|
Brownfields Have Potential To Generate Millions In Local Tax Revenue By John Voket Newtown Bee (CT) May 28, 2014About a decade ago, Connecticut started getting serious about reclaiming and reusing former and abandoned, environmentally tainted industrial sites known as brownfields. Around that same time, Newtown’s Director of Economic and Community Development Elizabeth Stocker began compiling an informal list of local brownfield sites.
Once she realized there were grant and other assistance programs offering funds and services to assess these contaminated former industrial sites, she also began applying for help in the hopes of eventually returning some or all of these local parcels to some degree of productive use.
Pursuing that goal would not only provide financial benefits to the community and its taxpayers by returning these unused or abandoned properties to the tax rolls, but would also help to mitigate the types of public health issues that arise around these sites like contaminated water tables.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.newtownbee.com/news/news/2014/05/28/brownfields-have- potential-generate-millions-local/209479
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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