From the office of Senator Julian Cyr:
Boston - The $53 million in funding for Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard’s regional infrastructure projects, spearheaded by state Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) and successfully adopted as part of the Senate Capital Bonding Bill, were preserved in the final capital bonding bill that emerged from a House/Senate conference committee. The bill, known as An Act providing for capital facility repairs and improvements for the Commonwealth (H.4549), will now head to Governor Baker’s desk for signature.
Earlier this session, Cyr presented capital funding amendments including $6.5 million to construct a new building for the Barnstable Regional Government and Cape Cod Commission, $1.6 million to fund improvements to the Hyannis National Guard Armory, $1.75 million to be used for improvements to the Dukes County Jail and House of Corrections, $2 million to extend the Cape Cod Rail Trail to Wellfleet Center and lengthen the Provincetown bike trail, and $150,000 to connect a municipal water main to a parcel on Highland Road in Truro. Senator Cyr also secured $41 million for the construction of a science building at Cape Cod Community College.
“I want to thank the conference committee members for preserving these important regional investments. We worked hard to ensure there was geographic equity and fairness for the many pivotal needs of my district,” said state Senator Cyr. “Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard will receive critical funding needed to invest in infrastructure projects that will help with tourism, public safety, economic development and education. It’s a good result for our region and my office will continue this success by working with each recipient to make sure their funding is received in a timely manner.”
“Our entire Cape and Islands legislative delegation, led by state Representative Dave Vieira (R-Falmouth) in the House, worked together with Cape Cod Community College President John Cox to secure $41 million in funding for a new science building and critical infrastructure upgrades,” said Cyr. “This investment will benefit the students, faculty and the extended community that uses Cape Cod Community College.”
$53 million in capital bonding projects sponsored by Senator Cyr:
$1,750,000 for maintenance and improvements to the jail and house of corrections in the county of Dukes County.
$1,600,000 for improvements to the Hyannis National Guard armory in the City known as the Town of Barnstable including, but not limited to, preliminary and final design of expected improvements, hazardous material removal and construction.
$150,000 to the town of Truro to connect a municipal water main to a parcel on Highland Road and to improve pedestrian infrastructure.
$6,500,000 shall be expended to construct a new building in the City known as the Town of Barnstable to be used as office space and headquarters for the County of Barnstable Regional Government and the Cape Cod Commission.
$2,000,000 for the Wellfleet Center segment and the Beach Point segment of the Cape Cod Rail Trail Bike Trail.
$41,000,000 for a new science building and renovation to the existing Science Center, and modernization and renovation of existing facilities at Cape Cod Community College
Other Amendments in H.4549 from the Cape and Islands Delegation (in addition to the $53 million secured by Senator Cyr):