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Redding Voters Approve Road Work, New Police Tower

All three items on the Tuesday ballot in Redding were approved by voters.
All three items on the Tuesday ballot in Redding were approved by voters. Photo Credit: File

REDDING, Conn. -- Voters in Redding approved all three items that were on Tuesday's referendum, according to town officials.

As a result, spending for road work and a new police tower were approved along with funds for roof repairs at Joel Barlow High School.

In a vote of 374-148, residents approved the expenditure of up to $6.753 million for a four-year road reconstruction project. The work will be funded through short-term borrowing, pending long-term financing, as recommended by the Board of Finance.

In a vote of 325-197, residents gave the go-ahead for the expenditure of up to $300,000 for a communications tower at the Police Department. That work will also be funded through short-term borrowing, pending long-term financing, as recommended by the Board of Finance.

Voters in both Redding and Easton also approved a roof project at Joel Barlow High School.

The voting result in each town was:

  • In Easton: 119 in favor of the roof project and 35 opposed to it.
  • In Redding: 366 in favor and 156 opposed
  • Total: 485 in favor and 191 opposed.

The roof project required a majority vote in both towns to be approved.

The work scheduled for the high school shared by the towns in Regional School District 9 totals $1.5 million, according to the towns' websites.

Easton's share equals 45.9 percent, or $667,845, and Redding's share equals 54.1 percent, or $787,155.

The vote approves bonds and temporary notes in that amount for the work to be done.

Read more about the roof work at Joel Barlow here on the Daily Voice.