Many Opposed to $9 Million Silver Sands Proposal

State and local leaders are calling for Gov. Dannel Malloy to vote no when the state bond commission votes on a construction project at Silver Sands Beach State Park in Milford. 

Hundreds of Milford residents have spoken out against this proposed $9 million project in which the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is looking to build new bathrooms, a lifeguard and staff office, a concession stand and a storage facility. 

City of Milford
This was the original design proposed for the construction at Silver Sands State Park in Milford

Silver Sands is now free to the public, but DEEP also wants to charge the same seasonal parking fees as other state parks. 

Many are opposed to the proposed changes and said the proposed concession stand will negatively impact small businesses and it’s too expensive. 

The mayor says DEEP is working off an environmental impact study that is two decades old and he wants a new one done. 

State senator Gayle Slossberg said she can’t support the renovations while the state has a budget deficit.

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