OXFORD — Residents may make their voices heard about the town’s use of ARPA funds at a public forum tomorrow at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 30, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church Hall, 733 Oxford Rd.

The town is slated to receive $3.9 million to offset the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Town officials, including First Selectman George Temple and those knowledgeable about the funding process, will provide context and information. The focus will be on gathering ideas, concerns and priorities from individuals as well as town organizations.

Among early suggestions are building a community and youth center, developing programs to address the opioid epidemic and upgrading disability access in schools.

Residents will be able to sign up to become involved in a variety of ways. Masks are encouraged.

Those seeking additional information may contact Lynn Aiksnoras at 203-592-1774 or romans8_28@sbcglobal.net.

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