Will a survey help Bloomfield decide what to do with COVID funds?

BLOOMFIELD — The debate over the best use of $1.6 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds has continued in town with an online survey the latest attempt to gather community input on how the money should be spent.

Bloomfield hired a consultant to help decide how to allocate the funds, but after a low response rate on the initial survey, the Town Council appointed a task force to provide recommendations to town leaders after soliciting feedback from the community and municipal employees through public forums or other surveys.

The latest round of surveys are now open to residents. Mayor Danielle Wong encouraged residents to take the survey either online, by phone, mail or by submitting a response in the dropbox at any town building. 

“As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, this survey will provide critical input from the community as we move to determine how to spend the remainder of the ARPA funding for the betterment of the community,” Wong said.

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