Senator Lovely files amendments to Capital Facilities Bond Bill

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS SENATE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON 02133

Senator Joan B. Lovely
State Senator
2nd Essex District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 29, 2018

Senator Lovely files amendments to Capital Facilities Bond Bill

Amendments support important district projects

Boston, MA – State Senator Joan Lovely filed 5 amendments to the Capital Facilities Bond Bill to support local priorities in the 2nd Essex District.

2244, An Act providing for capital facility repairs and improvements for the Commonwealth, seeks authorization to bond a total of $3.371 billion covering a range of capital improvements in DCAMM buildings, Health and Human Services and Public Safety buildings, higher education institutions, trial courts, clean energy projects and municipal ADA grants.

“This bill is critical as existing authorizations are expiring and shovel ready projects are currently on hold,” stated Senator Joan Lovely.

Senator Lovely filed a total of 5 amendments to the bill including:

PEABODY

  • $3 million to support improvements and expansion to the Peter A. Torigian Senior Center including new user space, energy improvements and site upgrades, including the adjacent Peabody Housing Authority properties.

BEVERLY

  • $3 million for the purpose of designing and constructing new police headquarters.

SALEM

  • $3 million for the construction of a South Salem commuter rail station.

DANVERS

  • $3 million for the renovation of and improvements to the food pantry and the creation of office space at 12 Sylvan Street.

NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

  • $2.5 million for deferred maintenance expenses.

“In the weeks ahead I plan to work hard and strongly advocate to ensure that these requests are included in the final version of the bill,” stated Senator Lovely. “Thank you to the local officials and State Representatives who helped identify these local priorities.”

The Senate will debate the bill in the coming weeks. If included in the final bill language, the amendments would still require separate authorization from the Governor.

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