Senator Gayle Slossberg today announced the bipartisan committee passage of Senate Bill 605, which would halt the buildout of Silver Sands Beach State Park in Milford. Hundreds of Milford residents have expressed their opposition to this project. Senate Bill 605 will prevent the buildout from moving forward until it receives municipal approval. The bill passed in the Environment committee by a vote of 16-13. It now moves to the calendar of the Senate for further consideration.
“This bill ensures that this controversial, expensive buildout cannot be forced on the people of Milford,” Slossberg said in a press release. “Hundreds of people have spoken their opposition to this major construction project being proposed for their community, but their concerns have been ignored. The passage of this bill will put Milford residents on equal footing with the state officials pushing the buildout of Silver Sands, which will help us reach a fair conclusion that can be supported by the people who would be living with the effects of this project.”