1. Chicopee to spend additional money to continue Uniroyal & Facemate cleanup

    Chicopee to spend additional money to continue Uniroyal & Facemate cleanup

    The city will spend $870,000 to continue the process of cleaning up the Uniroyal and Facemate factory sites and expects to need another about $1 million in the upcoming year. "A lot of the grant funds are now drying up," City Planner Lee Pouliot said. The City Council this month voted to spend $870,000 from the free cash account, or money unspent from the previous year's tax collections, to continue the project. City officials said they expect to return to the council in the next fiscal year to request another $1 million to continue other parts of ...

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    1. A lot of the grant funds are now drying up.
    2. It is something that needs to be done so we can have the property redeveloped.
    3. We have three pending grants for this fiscal year but we have not heard about them.
    4. We have to invest a little money so we can put this property back on the market.
    5. It is going to get more difficult if the money dries up from the federal government. The whole picture at the federal level is a little cloudy.
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