RIDGEFIELD, Conn. It was quiet in the room when Ridgefield residents voted to approve the transfer of $552,000 to extend the natural gas line to several more town buildings.
Residents voted unanimously to use money leftover from a $1.5 million energy and weatherization project.
The reallocated money will be used to connect natural gas lines to East Ridge Middle School, Veterans Park Elementary School, the dog pound and the garages for Parks and Recreation and the Highway Department. Ultimately, this will save the town an estimated $96,571 annually.
The payback period will be about four years, First Selectmen Rudy Marconi said during the public hearing.
The installation of the pipes does not currently have an exact timeline.
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