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									                                                   TOWN OF PRESTON
                                                       TOWN OFFICES
                                                         389 ROUTE 2
                                           PRESTON, CONNECTICUT 06365-8830

                                                                           15 October 2010

 Environmental Management Support Group, Inc.
 Attn: Mr. Don West
 8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 500
 Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910
 301-589-5318

        RE:     Former Norwich State Hospital Property
                Brownfields Site-Specific Assessment Grant Application

Dear Mr. West:

It is my pleasure to submit to you and the Environmental Protection Agency the Preston
Redevelopment Agency's (PRA) application for a $350,000 Site-Specific Browniields Grant for
Hazardous Substance Assessment of the Former Norwich Hospital Property (the Site) located at
50 Route 12, in the Town of Preston, County of New London, Connecticut. The PRA is
requesting a waiver of the $200,000 grant funding limit due to the size and complexity of
environmental conditions at the Site. Justification for the waiver is attached to the application
narrative (Attachment D).

  The Town of Preston took title to the Site in March 2009. The PRA was created by Town
  ordinance and charged with the task of cleaning up and redeveloping the Site. The Site is
  approximately 390 +/- acres in size and contains numerous contaminated structures including 57
  buildings with a combined footprint of 1.32 million square feet, 4,000 linear feet of
  interconnecting underground tunnels, 6,000 linear feet of underground utility conduits, a
 tanker/rail fuel offloading facility and 1.5 million gallon aboveground fuel storage facility. The
  Site also contains over 30 Areas of Concern where soil or groundwater contamination has been
. identified.

The Town has dedicated considerable time over the last 8 years, primarily through the effort of
volunteers, to plan for the cleanup and redevelopment of the Site. Our goal is to create a vibrant
economic and cultural center for both our rural Town and the surrounding region.

To prepare the Site for redevelopment the Town plans to demolish the existing buildings,
tunnels, underground conduits, and the aboveground fuel transfer and storage facility. These
structures contain asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint and hazardous material-
containing equipment. Soils on the Site contain lead, asbestos, and pesticides comingled with
petroleum, whereas groundwater is contaminated with volatile organic compounds and
petroleum. The Town has entered into the Connecticut Voluntary Remediation Program and is
obligated to cleanup soil and groundwater contamination. The Town will use the assessment
grant to fill data gaps in previous investigations so that accurate remedial action plans, cost
estimates. bid specifications and contract documents can be prepared to abate and remediate the
building-associated hazards and soil and groundwater contamination.



Applicant Identification:    Preston Redevelopment Agency
                             Preston Town Hall
                             389 Route 2
                             Preston, Connecticut 06385-8830
Applicant DUNS Number: 022938 112
Funding Request:             Grant Type:           Assessment
                             Amount                $350,000 (waiver attached)
                             Contamination:        Hazardous Materials
Location:                    Preston, New London County, Connecticut
Property Name:               Former Norwich State Hospital
                             50 State Route 12, Preston, Connecticut 06385
Project Director:            Sandra Ewing, Chairperson
                             Preston Redevelopment Agency
                             389 Route 2
                             Preston, Connecticut 06385-8830
                             (860) 887-5581
                             (860) 885-1905 (fax)
                             sandyewing40@yahoo.com
Chief Executive:            Mr. Robert Congdon, First Selectman
                            389 Route 2
                            Preston, Connecticut 06385-8830
                            (860) 887-5581
                            (860) 885-1905 (fax)
                            congdon@preston-ct.org
Date Submitted:             October 15, 2010
Project Period:             June 2011 to June 2014
Population:                 4,688 (2010 census)

Sincerely,

PRESTON REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

  ~~--J
Sandra Ewing, Chairperson

Enclosure

CC: Diane Kelley, Regional Brownfields Coordinator, US EPA Region 1 (w/enc.)
    Robert Congdon, First Selectman
                                                   TOWN OF PRESTON
                                                       TOWN OFFICES
                                                         389 ROUTE 2
                                           PRESTON, CONNECTICUT 06365-8830

                                                                           15 October 2010

Environmental Management Support Group, Inc.
Attn: Mr. Don West
8601 Georgia Avenue, Suite 500
Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910
301-589-5318

        RE:    Former Norwich State Hospital Property
               Brownfields Site-Specific Assessment Grant Application

Dear Mr. West:

It is my pleasure to submit to you and the Environmental Protection Agency the Preston
Redevelopment Agency's (PRA) application for a $350,000 Site-Specific Brownfields Grant for
Hazardous Substance Assessment of the Former Norwich Hospital Property (the Site) located at
50 Route 12, in the Town of Preston, County of New London, Connecticut. The PRA is
requesting a waiver of the $200,000 grant funding limit due to the size and complexity of
environmental conditions at the Site. Justification for the waiver is attached to the application
narrative (Attachment D).

The Town of Preston took title to the Site in March 2009. The PRA was created by Town
ordinance and charged with the task of cleaning up and redeveloping the Site. The Site is
approximately 390 +/- acres in size and contains numerous contaminated structures including 57
buildings with a combined footprint of 1.32 million square feet, 4,000 linear feet of
interconnecting underground tunnels, 6,000 linear feet of underground utility conduits, a
tanker/rail fuel off loading facility and 1.5 million gallon aboveground fuel storage facility. The
Site also contains over 30 Areas of Concern where soil or groundwater contamination has been
identified.

The Town has dedicated considerable time over the last 8 years, primarily through the effort of
volunteers, to plan for the cleanup and redevelopment of the Site. Our goal is to create a vibrant
economic and cultural center for both our rural Town and the surrounding region.

To prepare the Site for redevelopment the Town plans to demolish the existing buildings,
tunnels, underground conduits, and the aboveground fuel transfer and storage facility. These
structures contain asbestos-containing materials, lead-based paint and hazardous material-
containing equipment. Soils on the Site contain lead, asbestos, and pesticides comingled with
petroleum, whereas groundwater is contaminated with volatile organic compounds and
petrolenm. The Town has entered into the Connecticut Voluntary Remediation Program and is
obligated to cleanup soil and groundwater contamination. The Town will use the assessment
grant to fill data gaps in previous investigations so that accurate remedial action plans, cost
estimates, bid specifications and contract documents can be prepared to abate and remediate the
building-associated hazards and soil and groundwater contamination.



Applicant Identification:    Preston Redevelopment Agency
                             Preston Town Hall
                             389 Route 2
                             Preston, Connecticut 06385-8830
Applicant DUNS Number: 022 938 112
Funding Request:             Grant Type:           Assessment
                             Amount                $350,000 (waiver attached)
                             Contamination:        Hazardous Materials
Location:                   Preston, New London County, Connecticut
Property Name:              Former Norwich State Hospital
                            50 State Route 12, Preston, Connecticut 06385
Project Director:           Sandra Ewing, Chairperson
                            Preston Redevelopment Agency
                            389 Route 2
                            Preston, Connecticut 06385-8830
                            (860) 887-5581
                            (860) 885-1905 (fax)
                            sandye~ng40~yahoo.com

Chief Executive:            Mr. Robert Congdon, First Selectman
                            389 Route 2
                            Preston, Connecticut 06385-8830
                            (860) 887-5581
                            (860) 885-1905 (fax)
                            congdon~preston-ct.org

Date Submitted:             October 15, 2010
Project Period:             June 2011 to June 2014
Population:                 4,688 (2010 census)

Sincerely,

PRESTON REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY


  ~~--J
Sandra Ewing, Chairperson

Enclosure

CC: Diane Kelley, Regional Brownfields Coordinator, US EPA Region 1 (w/enc.)
    Robert Congdon, First Selectman
          PROPOSAL TO US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
    FOR FY 2011 BROWNFIELDS HAZARDOUS MATERIAL ASSESSMENT GRANT
                        FORMER STATE NORWICH HOSPITAL PROPERTY
                                 PRESTON, CONNECTICUT
PART I            THRESHOLD CRITERIA

1. APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY
     a. Eligible Entity: The Preston Redevelopment Agency (PRA) is a quasi-governmental
        entity that operates under the supervision and control of the Town of Preston,
        Connecticut. The PRA was established by a Town Ordinance on April 30, 2009, pursuant
        to the Connecticut General Statutes and is the lead agency for redevelopment of the
        former Norwich State Hospital Property (Site), where extensive assessment and
        abatement of structure-associated hazardous material (including asbestos-containing
        materials [ACM], lead-based paint, polychlorinated biphenyls [PCBs] and mercury) and
        cleanup of soil and groundwater must be carried out to comply with state regulations,
        protect public health and the environment, and prepare the Site for redevelopment. The
        ordinance creating the PRA is submitted as Attachment A.

     b. Site Ownership: This assessment grant application is for the entire 390 +/ acre Site. The
        Town of Preston affirms that it is the sole owner of the Site having purchased it from the
        State of Connecticut Department of Public Works on March 12, 2009. The deed to the
        Site is submitted as Attachment B.

2. LETTER FROM THE STATE OR TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORITY
The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CTDEP) acknowledges that the PRA
plans to conduct assessment activities at the Site and is planning to apply for federal grant funds.
The State's acknowledgment letter is submitted as Attachment C.

3. SITE ELIGIBILITY AND PROPERTY OWNERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

     a. Basic Site Information:
             I.     Site name: Former Norwich State Hospital Property
            11.     Site address: Route 12, Preston Connecticut 06365
           111.     Site owner: Town of Preston, Connecticut

     b. Status and History of Contamination at the Site:

             1.     Contamination: Previous Phase I, Phase II and Phase III investigations of the
                    Site determines that the existing structures (52 buildings, 4,900 linear feet of
                    tunnels, 3,000 linear feet of underground conduits and the 1.5-million gallon
                    capacity fuel storage and transfer facility) contain ACM, surfaces coated with
                    lead-based paint, building openings sealed with suspected polychlorinated
                    biphenyl (PCB)-containing caulk, electrical equipment containing PCBs or di(2-
                    ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), and mercury-containing electrical and lighting

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                    equipment. Buildings also contain biohazards including mold infestation and
                    guano. These investigations also identified over 30 Areas of Concern (AOCs)
                    containing soils or groundwater contaminated with hazardous material and
                    hazardous material commingled with petroleum. Soil contaminants include
                    volatile organic compounds (VOCs) polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs),
                    asbestos, metals (primarily lead), petroleum (TPH) and pesticides. Groundwater
                    contaminants include VOCs, TPH and PAHs.

            11.     Site operational history: The Site is part of a former psychiatric hospital facility
                    that was constructed in 1904 and operated until 1996, when it was closed by the
                    State of Connecticut. Approximately 52 buildings totaling 1.26 million square
                    feet (SF) are present on the Site. Many of these buildings are connected by 4,900
                    linear feet (LF) of underground tunnels and 3,000 LF of underground utility
                    conduits. The Site also contains a 1.5-million gallon fuel storage and transfer
                    facility. These structures have been vacant since at least 1996 and have not been
                    maintained. As a result, most of the structures are in advanced stages of
                    deterioration.

                    Environmental concerns: Contaminants identified on or within the Site's
                    structures, soils and groundwater are a major impediment to Site redevelopment
                    and represent a risk of exposure to human and environmental receptors.
                    Contaminants in structures require abatement prior to demolition or renovation,
                    whereas as soil and groundwater contaminants require remediation to prevent
                    exposure to existing and future human receptors and to environmental receptors.
                   Significant data gaps have been identified in the previous quantifications of
                   structure-associated contaminants and in the delineation of the extent of soil
                   contamination. Review of these investigations and preliminary results of the EPA
                   Targeted Brownfields Assessment performed during the summer of 2010
                   indicates that the assessment and quantification of structure-associated
                   contamination was not complete or accurate. The extent of soil contamination
                   was poorly defined at several AOCs including the former power house and fuel
                   storage and transfer areas (AOC I and AOC 2), the Core Campus Disposal Areas
                   (AOC 25), the Eastern Reserve Disposal Areas (AOC 28), lead and pesticides in
                   building perimeter areas (AOC-30) and asbestos, metals and PAHs at the
                   locations where the former Dix and Cutler building demolition debris is buried
                   (AOC 31).
                   These data gaps are hindering the evaluation of human and environmental risk
                   assessments, and the preparation of defensible remedial action plans and cleanup
                   and abatement specifications

           111.    How the Site Became Contaminated: All contamination identified on the Site
                   took place prior to the Town's taking title to the Site. Contamination identified in
                   the Site's structures is due to the use of construction materials that contained
                   asbestos, lead or PCBs, and the installation and use of electrical equipment
                   containing mercury, PCBs or DEHP. Soil and groundwater contamination is due
                   to former hospital's operational and disposal practices including disposal of coal

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                    ash and solid waste, use of coal and No. 6 oil as boiler fuel, application of
                    pesticides, as well as shedding of interior and exterior lead based paint due to
                    deterioration of buildings that took place prior to the Town's purchase of the Site.

     c. Affirmation that the Site is not Ineligible for Funding: The Site is not ineligible for
        funding as it is not proposed for listing on the National Priorities List, is not subject to
        unilateral administrative orders, court orders, administrative orders or judicial consent
        decrees entered into by parties under the Comprehensive Environmental Response,
        Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) or the Toxic Substances Control Act, and is
        not subject to the jurisdiction, custody, or control of the United States government.

     d. Property-specific Determination: A property-specific determination is not required.

     e. CERCLA Section 107 Liability:
          The Town of Preston affirms that it is not liable for contamination at the Site under
          CERCLA Section 107. The Town qualifies for CERCLA landowner liability protections
          as a bona fide prospective purchaser under CERCLA Section 107(r). See Section h for
          details on this protection.

     f.   Environmental Enforcement Actions:
          The Town asserts that it has complied with all requirements of the Connecticut Property
          Transfer Act and other applicable state and federal regulations and that the Site is not the
          subject of an environmental enforcement action.

     g. Information on Liability and DefenseslProtections Where Applicant Owns the Site:
             1.    Information on property acquisition: The Town purchased the Site from the
                   State of Connecticut Department of Public Works on March 12, 2009 for $1.00.
                   The acquisition was by fee simple, giving the Town sole ownership of the Site.
                   The Town has no familial, contractual, corporate or financial relationships or
                   affiliation with the prior Site owner other than those directly associated with
                   purchase of the property.
            11.    Timing and/or contribution toward hazardous substance disposal: All
                   releases and disposal of hazardous substances at the Site are associated with the
                   former hospital operations and occurred before the Town acquired the property.
                   An Environmental Condition Assessment Form (ECAF) was submitted to CTDEP
                   on March 11, 2009, documenting prior releases of hazardous substances at the
                   Site that were identified by previous Phase II and Phase III investigations.
           111.    Pre-purchase inquiry: The Town made all appropriate inquiries into the Site by
                   performing a Phase I ESA conforming to ASTM E1527-05 within 180 days prior
                   to purchase (the Phase I ESA was completed on March 11, 2009). This Phase I
                   investigation was performed for the Town by Weston Solutions, Inc. under the
                   supervision of an Environmental Professional who is a Licensed Environmental
                   Professional (LEP). The Phase I ESA included identification of the previous
                   ownership and uses of the property and its pre-purchase environmental condition.
                   The Phase I ESA scope of work included a site reconnaissance, review of historic

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                   aerial photographs, review of state and federal environmental agency records,
                   interviews with knowledgeable persons, and review of the 2001 Phase I ESA,
                   2005 Phase II ESA, and 2006 Phase III ESA.
           IV.     Post-acquisition uses: The Site remains unused since it was purchased by the
                   Town in March 2009.
            v.     Continuing obligations: Since the Town took ownership of the Site, it has been
                   inspected daily to identify any continuing or potential threats of release of
                   hazardous substances. The Town maintains insurance on the Site to address
                   potential liabilities. The Town has cleaned up several areas of the Site where solid
                   waste dumping was evident, including removal of abandoned automobiles and
                   solid waste. The Town closed access to solid waste disposal areas to prevent
                   future dumping.
                   The Town Department of Public Works (DPW) maintains a daily presence on the
                   property to identify and correct conditions that could lead to unauthorized access
                   to buildings. DPW staff and police patrols prevent exposure of human receptors
                   to previously released hazardous substances by discouraging trespassers and
                   providing incident notifications (such as fires or vandalism) to emergency
                   responders. DPW staff is also charged with identifying new site conditions that
                   may represent a threat of a future releases or exposures to human, environmental
                   or natural resources.
                   The Town is committed to the following:

                   •    Complying with all land use restrictions and institutional controls associated
                        with response actions at the Site;
                   •    Providing Site access to, and assisting and cooperating with those performing
                        cleanup of the Site;
                   •    Complying with all information requests and administrative subpoenas that
                        may be issued in connection with the Site by state or federal agencies;
                   •    Providing all legally required notices.

PART II RANKING CRITERIA FOR CLEANUP GRANTS

1. COMMUNITY NEED
     a. Health, Welfare, and the Environment:
         Effect of Brown fields on the Community: The 390 +/- acre Site is a federally recognized
         Brownfield that represents 2 percent of the Town's entire area. The Site's dilapidated,
         contaminated structures and soil and groundwater contamination represent multiple
         exposure risks to human and environmental receptors and are a significant impediment to
         redevelopment.
         Preston is a rural community located immediately southeast of, and adjacent to, Norwich,
         a regional urban center which contains 60 additional acres of the hospital property (not
         the subject of this Grant). The demographic profiles of these communities are
         summarized below, based on data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau and the
         Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.

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                                  Demographic                       Preston             Norwich
            Total Population                                    4,688              36,177
            Population Density (2007)                           155 per sq. mile   1,318 per sq. mile
             White                                              95.9 percent       83.1 percent
             Hispanic                                           1.4 percent        6.5 percent
             Asian                                              1.2 percent        2.2 percent
              African American                                  0.7 percent        7.0 percent
            Population under Age 18                             22 percent         22 percent
            Population over Age 65                              14 percent         16 percent
            Median Household Income                             $54,942            $48,064
            Percentage of Population Below Poverty Line         3.3 percent        11.5 percent
            Rate ofUnemployrnent                                4.0 percent        5.1 percent
            Crime Rate (2007, per 100,000)                      850                3,399
            Travel Time to Work                                 26.9 minutes       20.3 minutes
         Human Health Threats: The Site contains numerous large decaying, contaminated
         structures that represent a significant risk to human health through multiple sources and
         exposure pathways. Contaminants include contain friable and non-friable ACM, peeling
         lead paint, suspected PCB caulk, and hazardous material-containing building fixtures
         including transformers, switches, and lighting fixtures. Theft of ACM-insulated copper
         pipe has resulted in friable ACM insulation being scattered throughout the tunnels and
         utility conduits. Peeling lead paint has fallen from the interior and exterior walls and
         interior ceilings of the buildings. All of the buildings are infested with mold, and several
         contain deposits of guano. These conditions pose a direct and immediate health threat if
         these materials are released during a building collapse or in the event of a fire.
         The extensive network of interconnected buildings and underground tunnels on the Site is
         not only a physical threat to safety due to their deteriorated condition, it presents an
         extraordinary security challenge that has been thwarted by trespassers, vandals and
         homeless people despite the best efforts of the State of Connecticut and now the Town,
         who is struggling to maintain Site security using Town DPW staff and police patrols. The
         hospital property and its buildings and tunnels are an attractive nuisance of the first order,
         which exacerbates the security challenges. Maps and other information providing
         instructions on how to gain unauthorized entry to the property are actually posted on the
         internet at htlp:llwww.forbidden-places.net/urban-exploration-Norwich-State-Hospital.
         Use of the Site by the homeless increases the risk of fire. On August 11, 2007 an arsonist
         caused a fire in the Old Administration Building which was fortunately extinguished
         before it involved the entire building. Burned candles and evidence of kindling of fires
         has been found within other buildings on the Site. Current security measures have
         limited, but cannot eliminate, entrance to the Site by trespassers and the homeless. A fire
         of any magnitude will be a serious threat to the downwind population, including residents
         of Preston, Norwich, and visitors to the nearby Mohegan Sun Casino (estimated at 30,000
         to 40,000 visitors per day). Several arson-related mill fires in the area (Baltic Mill in
         Sprague, InterRoyal Mill and Brunswick Mill in Plainfield, and Capeheart Mill in
         Norwich) resulted in dispersion of asbestos and lead contamination up to several miles
         from the source of origin, and cost EPA millions of dollars in cleanup response actions.

NORWICH HOSPITAL PROPETY EPA AS8ESSMENT GRANT APPLICATION   5                             OCTOBER 15, 2010
             Attachment F3 contains a letter from the Preston Fire Department listing emergency
             responses to the Site since January 1, 2005.
             Environmental Threats: The groundwater resource which underlies the Site is the
             primary environmental receptor. The Site's highly permeable sand and gravel deposits
             would do little to attenuate contaminants released to the ground in the event of a major
             fIre or a petroleum or hazardous materials spill. Other sensitive environmental receptors
             within or adjacent to the Site include the Thames River, freshwater and coastal wetlands,
             ponds, forested areas and associated fIsheries and wildlife.
             Impacts to Welfare: Approximately 3,000 feet of the Thames River's shoreline and the
             100+-acre undeveloped Eastern Reserve is within the boundaries of the Site. During its
             102 years of existence, the Norwich State Hospital property was off-limits to the public.
             The property provides the only Town-owned access to the Thames River. The
             deteriorated condition of the Site's buildings and presence of exposed contaminated soil
             currently requires the Town to prohibit access to these areas for protection of public
             health and safety. The large youth populations in Preston and Norwich (22 percent of the
             total population is below age 18), indicate a need for development of recreational
             opportunities, and a signifIcant number of people over the age of 65 (14 percent of total
             in Preston and 16 percent of total in Norwich) who may take advantage of publicly
             available open space resources.
     b. Financial Need:
       1.       Economic impact of Brownfields: For over 90 years, the Norwich Hospital was the
                primary employer in the Preston-Norwich area. Over 1,500 high wage employment
                opportunities were lost due to the closure of the Norwich State Hospital in 1996. This
                loss had a drastic impact on the local economy. The area suffered additional
                signifIcant job losses due to the decline of manufacturing in Preston and adjacent
                Norwich. High paying manufacturing jobs continue to be lost in the region. These
                jobs have been replaced by lower wage service employment at the two Indian gaming
                casinos, which opened for business at about the same time the hospital was closing.
                The recent economic down turn has impacted even these jobs, with the nearby
                Foxwoods and Mohican Sun casinos laying off over 1,000 employees since 2008.
                The small number of businesses in Preston currently provides little in the way of
                employment opportunities. As an example, the Preston Public School district and
                Town of Preston are among the Town's top fIve employers. According to the
                Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc., the main types of business
                establishments currently operating in the Town are small services, trade, and
                construction companies which employ a total of 65.4% of workers. These small
                service and construction businesses have been severely impacted by the home
                construction industry downturn. Agriculture remains a significant business in
                Preston, employing 9.5% of workers. Manufacturing and industry employs only 2.1%
                of workers. The remaining working residents must travel beyond the town's borders
                to find employment, averaging a one-way commuting time of27 minutes.
       11.      Limited ability to fund assessment: Preston's limited population and tax base does
                not generate sufficient income (estimated Town revenue in FY 2010 was $5,277,488)
                to self-fund the level of assessment required at the Site to quantifY structure-

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                  associated hazardous materials and prepare an accurate delineation the limits of soil
                  and groundwater contamination. Accurate quantification and delineation is required
                  to prepare bid documents and specifications that are comprehensive enough to
                  minimize the risk of encountering significant unanticipated conditions during
                  abatement and cleanup activities. Preston therefore finds it necessary to draw on other
                  funding sources for assessment activities.
2. PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND FEASIBILITY OF SUCCESS
     a. Project Description:
          Proposed project: The proposed project involves conducting a thorough, accurate
          assessment of hazardous building materials contained on or within the Site's structures
          and accurately delineating the extent of soil contamination. Previous building hazard
          evaluations of the Site were performed within the context of renovating the existing
          structures and did not thoroughly address the presence of asbestos in roofing material and
          inaccessible portions of buildings and other structures. These investigations did not
          evaluate the presence of PCB-caulk.
          The condition of these structures has deteriorated to the point where their demolition is
          the only feasible options to prepare the Site for redevelopment (with the exception of the
          Old Administration Building which is proposed for renovation), therefore an appropriate
          pre-demolition assessment and quantification of structure-associated hazardous material
          is required.
          Previous investigations estimated rather than inventoried the quantities of other
          hazardous building materials such as transformers, PCB or DEHP containing lighting
          ballasts mercury containing bulbs and electrical equipment. Accurate inventories of the
          quantities of other these materials will be performed to replace the previous estimates.
         Accurate delineation of the horizontal and vertical extent of soil contamination will be
         performed to replace partial delineation or extrapolations of data from one area to the
         entire Site (as was done with building perimeter area lead and pesticide contamination.
         The proposed delineation will be sufficient to develop a Remedial Action Plan for soil
         that has a high probability of successfully meeting CTDEP criteria for direct contact and
         groundwater protection.
     b. Budget for EPA Funding and Leveraging of Other Resources:
             I.      Project budget: The Town will use the EPA Assessment Grant funding to
                     conduct pre-demolition ACM and hazardous material assessment of buildings and
                     other structures and to determine the extent of soil contamination in six of the
                     Site's most significant AOCs. The PRA is requesting a total of $350,000 in
                     assessment grant funds for this project. Justification for waiver of the $200,000
                     fund limitation is submitted as Attachment D.




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     I                                              Proposed Budget                                           I
         Budget Category                                         Project Tasks
                                                                               Task 4
                                   Task!                            Task 3   Community
                                 Cooperative                      Hazardous Involvement
        Programmatic             Agreement              Task 2     Material     and
             Costs                Oversight             QAPP      Assessment  Planning        Total
      Personnel
      Fringe Benefits
      Travel
      Equipment
      Supplies           $500                                                    $500     $1,000
      Contractual        $1,500                                                           $1,500
      Contractual
      (Building Material                            $4,200       $181,000                 $194,500
      Assessment)
      Contractual (Soil)                            $7,000       $155,300                 $153,000
      Other
      Total EPA Funqs $2,000                        $11,200      $336,300        $500     $350,000

Budget Notes:
Task 1: Cooperative Agreement Oversight: The Town's environmental contractor will prepare
summarized quarterly assessment project status reports and financial data. The Town will
include this data in the grant reporting documents such as quarterly status and financial reports
and updates to the Assessment, Cleanup and Redevelopment Exchange System (ACRES)
through an estimated 12 quarters. The estimated budget for this task includes environmental
contractor labor and supplies.

                                              Proposed Task 1 Budget
       Activity/Output                             Cost                          Basis
 Grant Reporting Labor                     $1,500                Support estimated by Town's
                                                                 Environmental Professional
 Grant Reporting Supplies                  $500                  Supplies estimated by Town
Task 2: Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP): Two QAPPs will be prepared; one for
collection and analysis of asbestos, lead-based paint, and hazardous building material (PCBs and
mercury) and one for collection and analysis of soil samples for asbestos, metals, pesticides,
TPH and PARs.
                                              Proposed Task 2 Budget
       Activity/Output                             Cost                         Basis
 Building Material                         $4,200                Estimated by Town's environmental
 Assessment QAPP                                                 professional
 Contractor Labor


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                          Proposed Task 2 Budget (continued)
   Proposed Task 2 Budget       Proposed Task 2           Proposed Task 2 Budget
                                    Budget
  Soil Assessment QAPP       $7,000                 Estimated by Town's environmental
  Contractor Labor                                  professional
Task 3: Hazardous Material Assessment: Task 3 will include assessment of structure-associated
hazards and delineation of the extent of hazardous materials in soil.

Structure-associated-hazardous materials. Review previous asbestos and hazardous building
material surveys. Conduct a hazardous materials inspection and assessment of all on-site
structures, including 52 buildings totaling 1.26 million square feet, 4,900 linear feet of tunnels
and 3,000 linear feet of utility conduit and the 1.5-million gallon fuel storage and transfer
facility. The assessment will accurately quantifY ACM, lead-based paint, PCB-containing caulk,
and PCB and mercury-containing electrical and lighting equipment. Prepare an assessment report
that compiles data from previous reports and the proposed structure-associated hazardous
material inspection and assessment into a comprehensive Site-wide structure hazardous material
report that accurately represents the type, nature and quantity of structure-associated hazardous
materials on the Site.

Hazardous Materials in Soil. Soil in the vicinity of the following six AOCs will be collected
and analyzed by state licensed laboratories to determine the horizontal and vertical limits of the
following contaminants:
                   AOC                                                          Contaminants
AOC 1 Former Power Plant                                        Asbestos, PAHs, Metals and TPH
AOC 2 Fuel Storage Areas                                        Metals and PAHs
AOC 25 Core Campus Disposal Area                                Asbestos Metals, PAHs
AOC 28 Eastern Reserve Disposal Area                            Metals, P AHs
AOC 30 Building Perimeters (52 buildings)                       Lead and Pesticides
AOC 31 Former Dix and Cutler Building                           Asbestos, Metals, PCBs and PAHs
Burial Sites
The soil assessment activity will complete the horizontal and vertical delineation of soil
contamination to the level of accuracy required by the CTDEP Site Assessment Guidance for
preparation of a RAP.
                                       Pro osed Task 3 Budget
            Activity/Output                    Cost                        Basis
 Review of previous building                $134,300     Estimated, based on average labor rate of'
 assessment investigation reports.                       $85 per hour at:
 Inspect 52 buildings tunnels, conduits                  20 hours per building (l ,200 hours total);
 and fuel handling/storage facilities to                 180 hours for Tunnels and conduits
 inventory ACM, lead-based paint, and                   200 hours for report, abatement
 hazardous building materials. Collect                   specifications and cost estimate.
 samples for analysis. Prepare Report,                  Estimated by Town's Environmental
 abatement specifications and cost                      Professional.
 estimate.

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                               Proposed Task 3 Budget (continued)
            Activity/Output                  Cost                        Basis
 Analysis of asbestos bulk samples       $35,000       50 samples per building by Polarized
                                                       Light Microscopy at $12.50 per sample
                                                       and 5 samples per building by
                                                       Transmission Electron Microscopy at
                                                       $50 per sample. Assume samples
                                                       collected from 40 major buildings, 4,900
                                                       LF oftnnnels and 3,000 LF of conduits.
 Analysis of caulk samples for PCBs      $11,700       100 PCB samples at $100 each.
 and wipe samples for mercury                          50 mercury samples at $35 each.
 Collect Soil Samples, prepare report of $25,500       $300 hours Estimated, based on average
 findings                                             labor rate of $85/hour
 Analysis of Soil Samples for PCB,                      $129,800   20 PCB samples at $100 each
 metals, PAHs, pesticides, asbestos and                            200 metal samples for $115 each
 TPH                                                               500 lead samples at $25 each
                                                                   500 pesticide samples at $110 each
                                                                   200 PAH samples at $125 each
                                                                   200 TPH samples at $60 each
                                                                   20 asbestos samples at $15 each

Task 4: Community Involvement and Planning: This portion of the budget will be used to
continue to engage the community through a variety of outreach mechanisms. This will include
dedicating a portion of the Town's web page to assessment, cleanup, demolition and
redevelopment activities at the Site, preparing a site-specific community relations plan,
establishing an information repository, preparing fact sheets, holding two community meetings,
providing opportunity for public comment on the assessment results, preparing written
responses, respond to any related concerns raised by groups or individuals, and providing
language translation services at public meetings.

                                Proposed Task 4 Budget
          Activity/Output                Cost                    Basis
 Community Involvement and Planning $500          Estimated by Town
 Supplies

            11.    Leveraging: The PRA does not expect that the proposed assessment activities
                   will exceed the grant amount requested. The Town has received funds from EPA
                   for abatement of asbestos and other building hazards and is committed to
                   acquiring additional funding required to demolish the existing structures.
                   Funding sources include sale or cost offsets from used equipment and recyclable
                   building materials, sale of land on the Site to developers, bonding the demolition,
                   funding from additional grants, or a combination thereof. As of the date of
                   submission of this grant proposal, Preston has been awarded the following grants
                   that will help fund the town's redevelopment and revitalization of the Site.



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                                         Grants Awarded for Site Redevelopment
                     USDA Rural Business Opportunities Grant for the $50,000
                     Preparation of a Plan of Conservation and
                     Development for the Site
                     Connecticut Council on Culture and Tourism          $100,000
                     (CCCT) Endangered fund grant for structural
                     analysis and preparation of plans and
                     specifications for the rehabilitation of the former
                     Administration Building
                     CCCT Planning an Survey Grant for Development $20,000
                     of Plan of Conservation and Development for the
                     Site
                     EPA Brownfields Cleanup Grant                       $600,000
                     EPA Brownfields Targeted Site Assessment            $300,000 (approximately)

     c. Programmatic Capability:

             1.    Programmatic Capability:
                   The grant will be managed by the PRA which consists of 10 volunteer members
                   who are citizens of the Town of Preston appointed by the Board of Selectmen.
                   Agency officers are elected by the members and include a Chairperson, Vice
                   Chairperson, Treasurer, and Operations Manager. PRA vacancies are announced
                   on the Town web page and in the local media. To date, the number of Town
                   residents who have expressed interest in joining the PRA exceeds the number of
                   open positions. The Town is in the process of forming a Citizens Support Group
                   that will assist the PRA in carrying out its duties. This group will create an
                   experienced pool of citizens to fill any future agency vacancies.
                   The Chairperson is supported by Town staff which includes planning,
                   engineering, legal and financial management professionals. James Bell, Vice
                   Chairman is the Project Manager responsible for administering the grant. Mr.
                   Bell has over 10 years of experience as the former Vice President and Treasurer
                   of a mid-size commercial printing company. Operationally, Mr. Bell is assisted
                   by Sean Nugent, Operations Manager, and Susan Nylen, the Town Treasurer. Mr.
                   Nugent has 21 years research and corporate management experience and is
                   currently Senior Director of Global Strategic Facilities Planning for Pfizer, Inc.
                   Pharmaceuticals. Ms Nylen has considerable experience handling municipal
                   financial matters, including setting up accounting system for and tracking state
                   and federal grant funds.
                   The PRA has set up a financial management system for the EPA Cleanup Grant
                   awarded in 2010. This management system will also be used for managing and
                   tracking the EPA Assessment Grant funds. Financial records are reconciled daily
                   by the Project Manager and monthly by the Town Financial Manger and the
                   Board of Finance.



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                   Outside services and resources are obtained through a bidding process and task
                   order system overseen by the Operations Manager. Requests for Proposal are
                   issued, the responses are reviewed by the Operations Manager and his assistants,
                   and recommendation for award is submitted to the full PRA for approval. The
                   successful bidder is then awarded a task order contract which is managed by the
                   Operations Manager. To date the PRA has successfully subcontracted planning,
                   structural engineering, and building abatement and demolition services for the
                   Site.
            11.    Current EPA Brownfields Grants: The Town received $600,000 in EPA
                   Brownfields Cleanup grants in June 20 I 0 and has received approximately
                   $300,000 in services from EPA under a Targeted Brownfields Assessment Grant
                   that was awarded in July 2009.
                   The Town has not yet expended the awarded EPA Cleanup Grant funds as it has
                   just finished completing the co-operative agreement with EPA and developing a
                   Work Plan for fund expenditure. The Town has complied with all the
                   Administrative and programmatic conditions of the cleanup grant, including the
                   work plan, schedule, terms and conditions and timely reporting.
                   To date, the Town has successfully completed a co-operative agreement with EPA
                   for the Cleanup grant funds, prepared a work plan to direct fund expenditure, and
                   implemented a Community Involvement Plan to keep the local residents, town
                   officials, and community organizations apprised of the progress of work
                   performed under the Cleanup Grant.
                   The town has the management systems in place to successfully manage EPA·
                   Brownfields grants. These systems include procurement and management of the
                   subcontracted services required for grant implementation, including hiring
                   contractors though a competitive bidding and task order process. No money from
                   the EPA cleanup grant or the Town's cost share has been or will be used to pay
                   for grant administration services.
                   The town has received no adverse audit findings from an Office of Management
                   and Budget audit, any other audit, or has been required to comply with "high risk"
                   terms.

3. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS
    a. Plan to Involve the Affected Community:
         The PRA's community involvement program will not be solely focused on soliciting
         input; it is also a means by which the public is educated as to the interdisciplinary
         approach needed for successful redevelopment of the Site. The program is an organized
         mechanism through which residents can charmel their thoughts and offer opinions on the
         proposed redevelopment of the Site. Since the Site is an impaired property,
         redevelopment is complicated by legal and regulatory considerations as well as physical
         challenges. Therefore, citizen involvement and understanding of the redevelopment
         process is of particular importance.



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          The PRA holds weekly meetings that are open to the public. This is a continuation of the
          policy and schedule for meetings held for many years by the PRA's predecessor, the
          Norwich Hospital Advisory Committee. Meeting minutes are placed on the Town website
          for better availability to the public. Since the PRA' s inception in March 2009, they have
          engaged in regular community outreach efforts pertaining to the redevelopment of the
          Site. These efforts include holding public meetings, hosting site tours for residents,
          Federal, State and Local officials, holding press conferences, issuing press releases,
          holding public forums and preparing a Conceptual and Management Plan and a Plan of
          Conservation and Development for redevelopment of the Site. Community outreach
          activities are listed in Attachment E. On October 1st , 2nd , 3,d and 6th , 2009 the Town held
          several public meetings to present the Site Brownfields Cleanup Grant and the
          Conceptual and Management Plan. The legal notice and sign up sheets for these meetings
          are contained in Attachment E.
          The PRA has also reached out to citizen, business, and faith-based community
          organizations to involve them in the planning process and to help these organizations
          keep their members apprised of the progress of the cleanup, redevelopment, and
          opportunities afforded by the Site.
         Brownfields Job Opportunities: Although no Brownfields Job Training Grants have
         recently been awarded in the communities surrounding Preston, the Town made a
         significant effort to ensure that local residents are afforded job opportunities through
         participation in site assessment and cleanup work by including a local hiring clause into
         the Site remediation contractor's contract for abatement and demolition activities.
     b. Plans to Develop State and Local Agency Partnerships:

     The PRA intends to develop cooperative partnerships with the following state and local
     agencies to facilitate the success of the assessment, cleanup and redevelopment of the Site.
     These agencies regulate activities that will take place at the site during redevelopment. The
     Town has already held meetings with the CTDEP and SHPO, and will continue to stay in
     close contact with agency managers as site assessment and cleanup moves forward.
         Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection: CTDEP is responsible for
         regulation and oversight of the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites through
         the Voluntary Remediation Program, the Property Transfer Program and the Office of
         Browrifields Remediation and Development. The PRA has met with CTDEP on several
         occasions to discuss the redevelopment and remediation of the Site, has entered the Site
         into the Voluntary Remediation Program through submission of an ECAF and has
         engaged a Licensed Site Professional to guide the PRA through the site cleanup process.
         CTDEP Office ofLong Island Sound Programs (OLISP): OLISP has regulatory authority
         over all proj ects occurring within the coastal zone, which includes areas within 100 feet
         of the Thames River. The PRA has met with OLISP to discus redevelopment of the Site
         and will coordinate with them regarding remediation, redevelopment, and preservation
         activities within the Site's coastal zone.
         Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO): The property contains some of
         the most significant prehistoric and historic cultural resources in the State of Connecticut.
         The PRA has met with representatives from SHPO and will continue to coordinate with

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          them to develop a plan to avoid or mitigate cultural and historic resources located on the
          property during assessment, cleanup and redevelopment activities.
          Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD):                 The
          DECD is the state's lead agency for the development and implementation of policies,
          strategies and programs all of which are desigoed to enhance Connecticut's communities
          and business and housing environments. The PRA will work with DECD to secure
          economic development grant funding and develop and implement strategies to attract
          businesses and jobs to the redeveloped Site. A letter from DECD indicating their
          willingoess to partner with the Town in redeveloping the Site is contained in Attachment
          Fl.
          Thames River Basin Partnership ([RBP): The TRBP is a partnership of numerous
          environmental and federal, state, and local regulatory agencies with interests in the
          Thames River watershed. The PRA will contact the TRBP to discuss developing a
          partnership to help coordinate with and inform TRBP partners of progress and issues
          involved with the cleanup and redevelopment of the property.
          Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SECOG): SECOG is a public agency
          with representatives from 20 Southeastern Connecticut towns, cities, and boroughs
          formed to provide a basis for intergovernmental cooperation in dealing with a wide
          range of issues facing Southeastern Connecticut. Preston is a SECOG member town.
          PRA will maintain close coordination with SECOG to apprise them of the progress of the
          Site assessment and cleanup and anticipated regional benefits from property
          redevelopment. A letter from SECOG indicating their willingness to partner with the
          Town is contained in Attachment Fl.
          Uncas Health District (UHD): UHD coordinates health issues within the neighboring
          Towns of Montville and Norwich. The PRA will coordinate with the UHD to keep them
          apprised with the progress of assessment and cleanup activities at the Site. UHD will
          provide the town and surrounding communities with public health education, assessment,
          and support and will also provide any technical and intermediary support that is needed
          relative to this project. A letter from UHD indicating their willingoess to partner with the
          Town is contained in Attachment Fl.
     c. Role of Key Commuuity Based Organizations:
         Letters of support from organizations affirming their support or describing their
         partnership role and commitment to the assessment, cleanup and redevelopment of the
         Site are contained in Attachment F2.
         Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce and the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of
         Commerce: The Chambers of Commerce work to create forward-thinking regional
         coalitions, build a positive business climate to meet current and future needs of the
         community, and support balanced economic development and growth. They actively
         work to strengthen the region as a great place to live, work, and play. The PRA will work
         with the Greater Norwich Area and Eastern Connecticut Chambers of Commerce to
         promote the availability of the redeveloped Site as a place to start expand and grow a
         diverse business community that will provide a local and regional source of goods,
         services, and employment.

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          Town of Preston Historical Society: The Society is dedicated to the preservation of the
          Town's History, in which the Site played a significant role. The Town will coordinate
          with the Society in recording, documenting, and preserving historic and prehistoric
          resources, and will look to the Society for guidance in selecting structures for reuse and
          preservation. A letter describing their role as a partner is Site redevelopment is contained
          in Attachment F2.
          Norwich Historical Society: The City of Norwich shares in the history of the Site, which
          occupies land in both Norwich and Preston. The Society is dedicated to the preservation
          of the City's History, in which the Site played a significant role. The Town will
          coordinate with the Norwich Society in recording, documenting, and preserving historic
          and prehistoric resources, and will look to the Society for guidance in selecting structures
          for reuse and preservation. A letter from the Norwich Historical Society indicating their
          support of the PRA's efforts to redevelop the Site is contained in Attachment F2.
          City ofNorwich. CT Economic Development Corporation: The PRA meets regularly with
          the City of Norwich EDC and is coordinating with them in its efforts to redevelop the
          Site. A letter from the EDC indicating their support of the PRA's efforts to redevelop the
          Site is contained in Attachment F2.
          Southeastern Connecticut Housing Alliance (SECHA): SECHA believes that the regions'
          workforce is entitled to quality affordable housing within reasonable commuting
          distances to jobs as well as a real choice in selecting that housing. SECHA will work with
          the Town to help identifY housing opportunities on the Site. A letter describing their role
          as a partner is Site redevelopment is contained in Attachment F2.
          Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc. (ALC): ALC is a local land preservation and
          conservation organization that has been working to preserve and restore estuarine habitat
          in Poquetanuck Cove. The Town will work with ALC to identify portion of the Site that
          support significant habit that would be appropriate for preservation, and to identifY areas
          that would allow public access to the River. A letter describing their role as a partner is
          Site redevelopment is contained in Attachment F2.
          Three Rivers Community College. Three Rivers Community College is a comprehensive,
          publicly supported college serving the diverse educational needs of the residents of the
          southeastern and eastern regions of the state. A letter from Three Rivers indicating their
          support of the PRA's efforts to redevelop the Site is contained in Attachment F2.

         The Last Green Valley, Inc.. CTLGV).TLGV is a non-profit organization working locally
         to accomplish the mission of preserving the irreplaceable land, water, and cultural
         resources of the region. TLGV's role is to promote partnerships at the local, regional,
         state and federal levels act as an educator/facilitator to motivate independent actions.
         TLGV manages a successful grant program that has distributed more than $3.1 million to
         over 200 projects in every part of the region. A letter from TLGV indicating their support
         of the PRA's efforts to redevelop the Site is contained in Attachment F2.

         Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region (seCTer): seCTer is a public-private
         regional economic development agency serving the towns of New London County
         Connecticut. Their mission is to promote and preserve the region's attractiveness, to
         encourage new businesses, and to assist and to nurture existing and expanding local

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          enterprises. The PRA will work with seCTer to attract private investment to the Site and
          provide assistance to the town to start, expand and grow a diverse business community
          that will provide a local and regional source of goods, services, and employment. A letter
          describing their role as a partner is Site redevelopment is contained in Attachment F2.
     d. Letters of Support from local residents:

          Letters of support for the PRA's efforts to clean up and redevelop the Site are contained
          in Attachment F3.
4. PROJECT BENEFITS

     a. Public Health and Welfare:

          Contamination associated with the structures and soil on the Site are an existing and
          potential threat to public health and are a significant impediment to attracting private
          investment in Site redevelopment. Threats to human health include direct exposure to
          structure and soil-associated contaminants by trespassers, release of ACM, lead, PCBs
          and mercury to neighboring areas during a fire, impacts to the health of volunteer
          emergency personnel responding to incidents, and ecological impacts due to
          environmental receptor contact with contaminated soil.
          Achieving an accurate evaluation of ACM, lead and hazardous materials contamination
          in the Site's structures and an accurate delineation of soil contamination will facilitate
          abatement of structures and remediation of soil eliminating these health threats and
          facilitating Site redevelopment.
          Public welfare will benefit from the proposed project in several ways:
          1. Prior to the Town's ownership of the Site, no public access to the Thames River
             existed within the Town of Preston. Town residents have to travel beyond the Town
             borders to gain access to these waterways. Accurate evaluation of structure-associated
             contamination and delineation of soil contamination will facilitate abatement and
             remediation activities which will open access to 3,000 feet ofriverfront and the 100-
             acre undeveloped Eastern Reserve, significantly enhancing the quality of life for
             residents of the Town and surrounding region.
          2. A fully remediated Site will encourage development that is consistent with the rural
             context of Preston. Due to its rural character, Preston does not have a village center
             that is a focal point of culture, social activity, and commerce. The PRA proposes to
             create such a center at the Site. The overarching principal in designing this center is to
             create a sense of place; a community center that encourages formal and informal
             interaction. The redeveloped Site will provide vulnerable residents of the Town and
             the surrounding region, including elderly and lower income residents, with a nearby
             village-like area where they can obtain essential goods and services, and attend
             entertainment and social events with minimal travel. The businesses that locate within
             the redeveloped property will provide these vulnerable residents with a more diverse
             opportunity for employment than currently exists within the Town and the region.
         3. The contamination that remains within the Site's structures and soil is the primary
            roadblock to its redevelopment. Consequently, residents of Preston, Norwich, and the

NORWICH HOSPITAL PROPETY EPA ASSESSMENT GRANT APPLICATION   16                            OCTOBER 15, 2010
                  region have not reaped the benefits that redevelopment of the Site can provide,
                  including access to new employment opportunities, much needed local goods and
                  services, health care, entertainment, and recreation. These benefits can be created on
                  the Site without significant impact to its abundant natural resources.
           4. Redevelopment of the Site will allow access to recreational opportunities provided by
              the Thames River and the undeveloped Eastern Reserve area. Access to these natural
              resources will contribute greatly to the welfare of the general population.
           S. Assessment activities will be performed by an experience and qualified
              environmental contractor operating under a under a Site-Specific Health and Safety
              Plan. Access to the Site will be strictly controlled during assessment activities to
              prevent inadvertent exposure of sensitive populations to soil, deteriorated structures,
              and structure-associated contaminants.
      b. Economic Benefits and Greenspace:
             1.       Economic benefits: The Site is one of the largest and most desirable properties in
                     Eastern Connecticut for economic development. The Town's vision for the
                     property is the creation of an economically and environmental sustainable
                     commercial, social and cultural center. The assessment grant will facilitate the
                     redevelopment of the Site and help create the vibrant economic and social/cultural
                     focal point envisioned in the Town's Conceptual and Management Plan and Plan
                     of Conservation and Development for the Site. These Plans were created to guide
                     the transformation ofthe Site from a Brownfield into a vibrant regional economic,
                     entertainment and social center. Long-term local employment opportunities
                     created through this transformation are expected to reverse the trend of
                     replacement of highly skilled manufacturing and technical jobs with lower paying
                     service jobs. Cleanup and redevelopment of the Site will also provide a significant
                     number of short-term local remediation and construction jobs. Redevelopment
                     will also provide a source of increased tax revenue to the Town, and will help
                     reverse the current trend of residents traveling out of town to purchase essential
                     goods and services.
            11.     Greenspace: Redevelopment of the Site provides significant opportunity for
                    preservation of greenspace. The Site's Plan of Conservation and Development
                    identifies several areas of potential greenspace include the 3,000 feet of frontage
                    along the Thames River and the 100+/- acres of the undeveloped Eastern Reserve.
                    These areas are forested and contain coastal and freshwater wetlands. Some of the
                    undeveloped areas contain significant fish and wildlife habitat and historic and
                    prehistoric cultural resources that will be preserved and protected as part of the
                    Site Plan of Conservation and Development.
     c. Environmental Benefits from Infrastructure Reuse/Sustainable Reuse:
         Abatement of structure-associated contaminants will eliminate the potential for release of
         these materials to the environment in the event of a fire or building collapse.
         Remediation of soil associated contamination will eliminate direct contact risks and the
         risk of contamination of groundwater.



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          The Site is currently serviced by high voltage (14KV A) electric service, and by public
          water, sewer, and gas service. These services will be reused during redevelopment. The
          site also contains an internal paved roadway system that will be reused to the greatest
          extent practicable. The property is also serviced by existing public transportation from
          the South East Area Transit commuter bus line, the terminal for which is located
          immediately east of the Site (across Route 12). Public rail access options also exist from
          the Providence and Worcester rail line that passes between the Site and the Thames River
          Water access options exist via reuse of the existing pier that extends into the Thames
          River.
          The Town intends to reuse the architecturally significant Old Administration Building
          and has contracted consultants to prepare a structural analysis and reuse plan for the
          building.
          It is the Town's goal to avoid disposal of building material whenever possible. The
          assessment grant will help develop an accurate assessment of which building materials
          are reusable and which require disposal. The Town has entered into a contract with a
          demolition contractor that requires sale of salvaged equipment, recovery of metal
          building material for recycling as scrap and on-site crushing of masonry demolition
          debris (brick and block) for use as fill material or aggregate. This will return valuable
          materials to the industrial raw materials market and provide the PRA with a source of
          funds for ongoing abatement and demolition activities at the Site.
          Redevelopment of the Site will foster creation of new in-town jobs and create a local
          source of essential goods and services, thereby reducing the need for out of town travel.
          This will result in lower consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel and reduce the amount
          of time lost to travel.
          The Town intends to require that new buildings constructed on the Site meet Leadership
          in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building standards. The Town's
          commitment to environmental friendly buildings is evidenced by their investigation of
          funding to install solar panels on the Preston Veterans Memorial School; and convert the
          heating systems at the Preston Plains School from oil to natural gas. Discussions
          pertaining to these investigations are contained in the Town Building and Facilities
          Commission minutes which are available on the Town's web page \vww.prcstoJ:l-ct.org.
     d. Plan for Tracking and Measuring Progress:
         The key output of this grant will be an accurate assessment of ACM, lead-based paint,
         and hazardous building materials in the Site's structures and an accurate delineation of
         lead, pesticides, asbestos, PAHs and metals in the Site's soil. Progress will be tracked
         using a Work Plan and QAPP that will be developed and submitted to EPA, and via the
         quarterly reports and ACRES property profile forms. The assessment results will be used
         to develop an assessment report and a RAP. The RAP will provide a detailed outline of
         the abatement and soil cleanup activities required to prepare the Site for redevelopment.
         The assessment report and RAP will be submitted to EPA and CTDEP. These documents
         and grant status reports will be available for public review in accordance with the Town's
         community relations plan.



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         ATTACHMENT A

      ORDINANCE EST ABLISIDNG
THE PRESTON REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
                                                                                    ATIACHMENTA



                                      TOWN OF PRESTON
                              NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE

        At a Special Town Meeting held on April 30, 2009, the electors and those persons
        eligible to vote in town meetings of the Town of Preston, Connecticut, adopted an
        ordinance entitled "An Ordinance to Establish a Redevelopment Agency for the
        Redevelopment of the Former Norwich State Hospital Property.» The ordinance
        provides for the establishment of the Preston Redevelopment Agency as the Town's
        lead agency for the redevelopment of the former Norwich State Hospital property,
        which was acquired by the Town on March 12, 2009, and specifies the powers and
        duties of the Agency. A copy of the ful1 text of the ordinance is on file and available
        for public inspection at the office of the Town Clerk, is posted on the Town's website
        at www.preston-ct.org and will be mailed by the Town Clerk to any person that
        requests a copy.

        The ordinance shall becoine effective fifteen days after the publication of this Notice.

        This sunnnary of the ordinance is prepared for the benefit of the public, solely for
        purposes of information, summarization and explanation. This sUIIlffilUY does not
        represent the intent of the legislative body of the Town of Preston for any purpose.

        Dated at Preston, Connecticut this   /sf day of May, 2009.



                                                             Hattie Wucik
                                                             Town Clerk
                                                             Town of Preston



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                             TOWN OF PRESTON
                     NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE

At a Special Town Meeting held on February 25, 2010, the electors and those persons
eligible to vote in town meetings of the Town of Preston, Connecticut, adopted an
ordinance entitled "An Ordinance Amending the Ordinance to Establish a
Redevelopment Agency for the Redevelopment of the Former Norwich State Hospital
Property." The revision to the existing ordinance provided as follow:

That the Town's ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH A REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE FORMER NORWICH STATE HOSPITAL
PROPERTY, as adopted at the April 30, 2009 Special Town Meeting, is hereby
amended to add, under SECTION 3 - POWERS AND DUTIES, a new subsection (F)
to read as follows:                                                      •

    (F)     Management and Finance Powers. In addition to the powers and duties
    granted to the Agency by the General Statutes and other Town of Preston
    ordinances, the Agency shall have the following additional powers and duties:
                                                                          ,
        (1)     The Agency may approve expenditures of non-tax derived funds up to
    $500,000, contract commitments up to an award level of $1,000,000,
    recommendations to the Town for major deviations in land use from the approved
    Conceptual & Management Plan for the Redevelopment of Preston Riverwalk dated
    February 2010 (the "CMP"), and approval of significant changes in supporting
    plans for irif'rastructore or sequence of development.
                                 /




        (2)    The Chairman of the Agency may approve individual expenditores of
    appropriated funds received from the Preston General Fuod not to exceed $5,000,
    expenditores of non-tax derived funds up to $100,000, contract commitments up to
    $250,000, submitted requests for funding/services grants and loans, and application
    of non-tax derived funds to matching fund grants up to $100,000.

       (3)     The Agency's Director of Communications, Operations Manager and
    Director of Marketing may authorize disbursements of up to $1,000.

    All contract commitments and disbursement of Agency funds will be subject to the
    Contract Management Procedures and Financial Controls described in Parts B and
    C of the CMP.

    Any expenditures or awarding of Contracts requires an individual majority Vote of
    the Entire PRA Membership for approval as per Connecticut State Statote.




1406867vi
                                     -135-
    The Agency, by a majority vote of its entire membership, may revise the powers
    and duties given to its Chairman, Director of Communications, Operations Manager
    and Director of Marketing as described (2) and (3) above, provided that the Agency
    may not exceed its powers and duties described in (1) above.


                                        ,
The ordinance shall become effective fifteen days after the publication of this Notice.

Dated at Preston, Connecticut this ;i'/Ji'day of March, 2010.




                                                    Hattie Wucik
                                                    Town Clerk
                                                    Town of Preston




                              -136-
1406867vl
ATTACHMENT B

PROPERTY DEED
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           Shipman & Goodwin               LLP                 1~111II111~llllmllllllmlll~IIII~IIII~~1
                                                               Doc ID:    000120650025 Tvpe: LAN
                     Counselors at Law
                  One Constitution Plaza                       'K174 ..59-84
            H.rtfora, Conn,<li'"t 06103-1919            QUIT CLAIM DEED
         A-~
                 TO ALL PEOPLE TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME, GREETING:

                        KNOW YE, THAT IT, THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT ("Releasor'') acting herein by
                 Howard G. Rifkin, its Deputy Treasurer, duly authorized pursuant to the provisions of
                 Connecticut General Statutes Section       3~14.   having an office at 55 Elm Street, Hartford,
                 Connecticut, for good and valuable consideration received to its full satisfaction of the Town of
                 Preston ("Releasee';), having offices at Town Offices, 389 Route 2, Preston, COIUlecticutJ does
                 by these presents, for itself and itS successors and assigns, justly and absolutely remise, release
                 and forever QUIT CLAIM unto it the said Releasee, its successors and assigns forever, all such
                 right and title as it, the said Releasor, has or oUght to have in or to that certain piece or parcel of
                 land, with all of the improvements thereon, and all appurtenances thereto, situated in the Town of
                 Preston, County of New London, and State of Connecticut as more particularly bounded and
                 described in Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof (the "Premises"), which Premises
                 are transferred together with and subject to such easements, restrictions and encumbrances as of
                 record may appear,_ taxes on the list of October I, 2008 and thereafter, and such easements,
                 reservations and restrictions as are set forth in Exhiblt B attached hereto.


                        TO HAVB AND TO HOLD, the Premises unto it, the Releasee, its successors and assigns,

                 to the use and behoof of it, its successors and assigns forever, so that neither it the Releasor, nor

                 any person or persons in its name and behalf, shall or will hereafter claim or demand any right or

                 title to the Premises or any part thereof, but they and anyone of them shaH by these presents be

                 excluded and forever barred therefrom except as set forth in Exhibit B.




                                                                    SLCONIlECTICllT TAli ".i:CEIVED
                 Releasee's Address:                                 !~GONVEVANGETAX RECEIVED
                 389 Route 2                                         HArne E, WUCIK, TOWN ClERK Of PRESTON
                 Preston, CT 06365~8830
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                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said Releaso;:.aeting herein by it, ,aid Deputy Treasurer, duly
                 authorized, has hereunto set its hand this   Z    day of 1Mp.(Lt.. (....   ,2009.

                 Signed in the presence of:                       RELEASOR:

                                                                  STATE OF CONNECTICUT




                 STATE OF CONNECTICUT)
                                     )                 ss. Hartford
                 COUNTY OF HARTFORD )

                 Before me, the undersigned officer, personally appeared, Howard G, Rifkin, Deputy Treasurer of
                 the State of Connecticut, known to me to be the person described in the foregoing instrument,
                 and acknowledged that he executed the same in the capacity therein stated and for the purposes
                 therein contained.




                                                                  Commissioner of the Superior Court
                                                                  Notary Public




                 Approved as to form:


                 By        /1 //4
                      Wi1l~ Gundlmg
                                      !J   /L ~Date                   signed: --"-I3f'-'l-vi
                                                                                     r  I
                                                                                            ~,-----f
                      Its Associate Attorney General
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                                                            EXHIBIT A
                                                         Legal Description

                 All those certain parcels of land identified as parcels 1, 4 and 5, and portions of parcels 2, 6, 7
                 and 8, as shown on those that certain mapplans entitled "Plan Prepared for Deparbnent of Public
                 Works, State of Connecticut, Conn. Rt 12 AKA Military Highway. Preston, Conn., Perimeter
                 Survey, Scale I" ~ 200', Date 5-8-2006, Revision 11-2-2006, 1-2-2009 and 2-12-2009", Sheets I
                 through 5 or5" of5 prepared by Meehan & Goodin ofManchester,-Connecticut, which
                 mappJans (the "Maps") are is to be filed with the Preston Town Clerk, together with all fixtures
                 and improvements located thereon and together with all easements and encumbrances of record,
                 and all rights of way, other rights, privileges, uses, easements and appurtenances belonging or
                 appertaining thereto. Said parcels are more particularly described as follows:
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                                         PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
                                               PARCELl
                                      SHOWN ON SHEET 3 OF THE MAP

                 ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND WITH BUILDINGS AND/OR
                 IMPROVEMENTS, IF ANY, LOCATED THEREON SITUATED ON THE WESTERLY SIDE
                 OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12 IN TIlli TOWN OF PRESTON, COUNTY OF NEW
                 LONDON AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED
                 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

                 BEGlNNlNG AT A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12,
                 WHICE POINT IS LOCATED 1271.43' SOUTHERLY OF THE INTERSECTION OF THE
                 SOUTHERLY LINE OF THAMES RIVER BRIDGE ACCESS AND THE WESTERLY LINE
                 OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12 AND WHICH POINT MARKS THE SOUTHEASTERLY
                 CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL, THE LINES RUNS;

                 THENCE S 81"-00'-45" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CASTLE REALTY
                 LLC, A DISTANCE OF 136.95' TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 81'-34'-45" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CASTLE REALTY
                 LLC, A DISTANCE OF 559.40' TO A POINT;

                 TIlliNCE S 86"_41 '-45" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CASTLE REALTY
                 LLC, A DISTANCE OF 730.93' TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 86"-41'-45" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CASTLE REALTY
                 LLC,A DISTANCE OF 15.07'TOA POINT;

                 THENCE BY A CURVE TO THE RJGHT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 05"_18'_58" AND
                 RADIUS OF 4725.24' ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY THE NORWICH AND
                 WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 438.42' TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 00"-40'-55" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY THE NORWICH AND
                 WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, A DISTANCE OF 468.00' TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 89'-19'-05" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY TIlE NORWICH AND
                 WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, A DISTANCE OF 8.25' TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 00'-40'-55" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY THE NORWICH AND
                 WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, A DISTANCE OF 76.60' TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 89"_19'_05" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CASTLE REALTY
                 LLC, A DISTANCE OF 65.00' TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 50"-24'-43" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CASTLE REALTY
                 LLC, A DISTANCE OF 284.80' TO A POINT;
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                 THENCE S &9'-17'-20" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CASTLE REALTY
                 LLC, A DISTANCE OF 825.50' TO A POINT;

                 THENCE NW-16'-07" EALONG LAND NOW OR FORMllRLY OF CAStLE REALTY
                 LLC, A DISTANCE OF 124.40' TO A POINT;

                 TIlENCE N 06'-35'-22" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CASTLE REALTY
                 LLC, A DISTANCE OF 102.66' TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 86'-05'-02" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CASTLE REALTY
                 LLC, A DlSTANCEOF 411.91' TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 13'-30'_06" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CASTLE REALTY
                 LLC, A DISTANCE OF 424.24' TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 86'-22'-16"EALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE STATE OF
                 CONNECTICUT A DISTANCE OF 554.78' TO A POINT ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE
                 OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12;

                 THENCE S 10'-40'-59" E ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12,
                 BEING A NON-ACCESS mGHWAY LINE, EXCEPT FOR THAT PORTION, AS
                 DEPICTED THEREON, WITH UNLIMITED ACCESS RIGHTS, A DISTANCE OF 502.49'
                 TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 04'_58'_20" E ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12,
                 BEING A NON-ACCESS HIGHWAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 400.00' TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 09'-28'-32" E ALONG TIlE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12,
                 BEING A NON-ACCESS mGHW AY LINE, EXCEPT FOR THAT PORTION, AS
                 DEPICTED THEREON, WlTHUNLlMlTED ACCESS RIGHTS, A DISTANCE OF 368.94'
                 TO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING;
                 SAID PARCEL CONTAINS 30.86 ACRES OF LAND BY COMPUTATION.

                 NOTE: THE ABOVE LEGAL DESCRIPTION DESCRIBES THE REMAINING PORTION
                 OF THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN VOLUME 33 AT PAGE 419 OF THE PRESTON
                 LAND RECORDS.
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                                        PROPERTY DESCRlPTION
                                               PARCEL 2
                 CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12 AIKIA MlLITAAY llIGHW AYSHOWN ON SHEET 4 OF THE
                                                 MAP


                 ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND WITH THE BUILDINGS AND
                 IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED THEREON, SITUATED ON THE EASTERLY SIDE OF
                 CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12 NKJA MTLITARY illGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF PRESTON,
                 COUNTY OF NEW LONDON AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT, BEING MORE
                 PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

                 BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12
                 AlKJA  MILITARY illGHWAY, WillCH POINT IS      LOCATED AT THE
                 SOUTHWESTERNMOST CORNER OF LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE STATE OF
                 CONNECTICUT:

                 THENCE N 58° 30' 22" W ALONG THE EASTERLY HlGllW AY LINE OF CONNECTICUT
                 ROUTE 12 AlKJA MILITARY illGHWAY, A DISTANCE OF 57.46 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 5F II' 43" W ALONG THE EASTERLY illGHW AY LINE OF CONNECTICUT
                 ROUTE 12 AlKJA MILITARY illGHWAY, A DISTANCE OF 304.05 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 12° ·26'· 56"
                 AND A RADIUS OF 2239.80 FEET ALONG THE EASTERLY illGHWA Y LINE OF
                 CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12 AlKJA MILITARY HIGHWAY, AN ARC DISTANCE OF
                 486.65 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 38° 45' 16" W ALONG TUE EASTERLY illGHW AY LINE OF CONNECTICUT
                 ROUTE 12 AlKJA MILITARY illGHWAY, A DISTANCE OF 530.09 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 38° 43' 22" W ALONG THE EASTERLY illGHWA Y LINE OF CONNECTICUT
                 ROUTE 12 AlKJAMILITARY HIGHWAY, A DISTANCE OF 530.26 FEETTOA POINT;

                 THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 03°. 00' ·31"
                 AND A RADIUS OF 1378.37 FEET ALONG THE EASTERLY HIGHWAY LINE OF
                 CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12 AIKIA MILITARY HIGHWAY, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 72.38
                 FEET TO A POINT.

                 THENCE N 74° 52' 10" E ALONG OTHER LAND OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT,
                 BEING THE NORWICHIPRESTON TOWN LINE, A DISTANCE OF 109.55 FEET TO A
                 POINT;

                 THENCE N 06° 11' 31" E ALONG OTHER LAND OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT,
                 BEING THE NORWICHJPRESTON TOWN LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1516.66 FEET TO A
                 POINT;
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                 THENCE N 66' 39' 36" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, 22.32 FEET TO A POINT;

                 '[HENCE S 45' 38' l5" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, 93.73 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 51" 35' 56" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, 81.39 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 49" 49' 09" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 pmRSON, 130.60 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 50" 15' 50" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, 276.57 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 59" 13' 37" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, 85.37 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 16" 09' 59" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W,
                 PIERSON, 23.51 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 85" 45' 36" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, 456.91 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 87" 45' 20" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, 36.25 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORWICHIPRESTON TOWN LINE;

                 THENCE N 06" II' 31" E ALONG OTHER LAND OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT,
                 BEING THE NORWICHIPRESTON TOWN LINE, A DISTANCE OF 488.38 FEET TO A
                 POINT;

                 THENCE N 06" II' 31" E ALONG THE NORWICHlPRE8TON TOWN LINE, A DISTANCE
                 OF 50.22 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 79" 38' 47" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 116.75 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 37" 14' 30" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 56.00 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 70" 03' 26" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 pmRSON, A DISTANCE OF 605,02 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 15" 02' 13" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 pmRSON, A DISTANCE OF 204.78 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 72" 20' 48" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 427.00 FEET TO A POINT;
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                 THENCE N 31" 49' 13" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 260.00 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 77" 32' 13" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF LORETTAA.
                 BROWN, A DISTANCE OF 619.02 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 77" 32' 13" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF LORETTAA.
                 BROWN, A DISTANCE OF 67.64 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 77' 32' i3" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN STEPHEN
                 SERRAMICHAEL W, PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 267.00 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 21" 44' 01" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 215.00 FEET TO A POlNT;

                 THENCE S 72" 33' 59" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 251.00 FEET TO A POINT

                 THENCE SIS" 02' 13" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PlERSON, A DISTANCE OF 202.04 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 70" 03' 26" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 495.89 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 84" 11' 38" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W.
                 PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 752.00 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 42" 15' 41" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN STEPHEN
                 SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 48.96 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 40" 46' 51" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN STEPHEN
                 SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 36.79 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 43" 59' 06" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN STEPHEN
                 SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 65.45 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 41" 35' 14" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN STEPHEN
                 SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 71.80 FEET TO A POINT

                 THENCE S 74" 03' 19" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARY McCARTHY
                 DRISCOLL, A DISTANCE OF 973.50 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S OO" 17' 14" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARY McCARTHY
                 DRISCOLL, A DISTANCE OF 478.50 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 68" 56' 40" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARY McCARTHY
                 DRISCOLL, A DISTANCE OF 483.76 FEET TO A POINT;
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                 THENCE S 62° 52' 46" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARY McCARTHY
                 DRlSCOLL, A DISTANCE OF 308.83 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 11"-24' -04"
                 AND A RADIUS OF 1462.69 FEET, PARTLY ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF
                 MARY McCARTHY DRISCOLL, AND PARTLY ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF
                 ALBERT L. POTTER, IN ALL AN ARC DISTANCE OF 291.06 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 38° 17' 35"W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ALBERT L. POTTER,
                 A DlSTANCEOF 178.67 FEET TO APOlNT;

                 THENCE S 38° 17' 35" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN BRlSTOW, A
                 DISTANCE OF 582.20 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 72° 45' 55" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOlIN BRISTOW, A
                 DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 00° 28' 02" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN BRlSTOW, A
                 DISTANCE OF 20.62 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 87" 05' 06" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN BRlSTOW, A
                 DISTANCE OF 15.19 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 14" 18' 41" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN BRISTOW, A
                 DISTANCE OF 185.81 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE N 35° 16' 43" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN BRlSTOW, A
                 DISTANCE OF 222.56 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 59° 58' 20" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ALBERT L. POTTER,
                 A DISTANCE OF 33.32 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 64° 01' 24" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ALBERT L. POTTER,
                 A DISTANCE OF 122.64 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 44° 33' 50" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ALBERT L. POTTER,
                 A DISTANCE OF 131.50 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 7Jo 54' 27" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ALBERT L, POTTER,
                 A DISTANCE OF 165.00 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 59°48' 40" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ALBERTL. POTTER,
                 A DISTANCE OF 176.10 FEET TO A POINT;

                 THENCE S 59° 13' 51"E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ALBERT L. POTTER,
                 A DISTANCE OF 335.76 FEET TO A POINT;
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                  THENCE S 61' 48' 20" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ALBERTL. POTIER,
                  A DISTANCE OF 159.60 FEET TO A POINT;

                  Tll.ENCE N 26' i i; 40" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ALBERT L. POTTER,
                  A DISTANCE OF 259.05 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 26" II' 40" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARY McCARTHY
                  DRISCOLL, A DISTANCE OF 425.70 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 24" 18' 20" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARY McCARTHY
                  DRISCOLL, A DISTANCE OF 701.58 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 61" 40' 10" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARY McCARTHY
                  DRISCOLL, A DISTANCE OF 1237.50 FEET TO A POINT; .

                  THENCE S 05" 58' 55" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF PATRICK JOHN
                  SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 68.52 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 08" 28' 01" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF PATRICK JOHN
                  SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 347.94 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 00" 48' 48" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF PATRICK JOHN
                  SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 72.34 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE SOO" 35' 23" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF PATRICK JOHN
                  SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 165.44 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 17" 21' 28" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF PATRICK JOHN
                  SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 85.95 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 03" 41' 42" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF PATRICK JOHN
                  SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 205.58 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE SOl" 15' 22" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF PATRICK JOHN
                  SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 123.83 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 02" 27' 49" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF PATRICK JOHN
                  SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 245.69 FEET TO A POINT;

                  TIlENCE SOl" 54' 37" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF PATRICK JOHN
                  SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 189.24 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 41" 53' 56" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF PATRICK JOHN
                  SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 179.22 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 42" 3S' IS" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF PATRICK JOHN
                  SERRA, A DISTANCE OF 173.65 FEET TO A POINT;
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                  THENCE S 05' 50' 50" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF DOROTHYM.,
                  HARRY W. AND WILLIAM E. FULLERCHARLES T. II AND JESSICA R. CURTIS, A
                  DISTANCE OF 774.88 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 17' IT 57" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF DOROTHY M.,
                  HARRY W. AND WILLlAM E. FULLEARTHUR G. AND DEBRA A. MORANR. A
                  DISTANCE OF 267.62 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 58' 36' 55" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ARTHUR G. AND
                  DEBRA A. MORANDOROTHY M., HARRY W. AND WILLIAM E. FULLER, A DISTANCE
                  OF 76.52 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 61' 27' 17" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ARTHUR G. AND
                  DEBRA A. MORANDOROTHY M., HARRY W. AND WILLIAM E. FULLER, A DISTANCE
                  OF 204.32 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 61' 40' 18" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ARTHUR G. AND
                  DEBRA A. MORANDOROTHY M., HARRY W. AND WILLIAM E. FULLER, A DISTANCE
                  OF 548.38 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 54' 01' 54" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ARTHUR G. AND
                  DEBRA A. MORANDOROTHY M., HARRY W. AND WILLIAM E. FULLER, A DISTANCE
                  OF 95.00 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE SOl' 25' 38" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF WENDYH.
                  CALLAHAN MARVIN 1. AND ANDREA K. EICHELBERG, A DISTANCE OF 99.80 FEET
                  TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 04' 27' 50" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARVIN 1. AND
                  ANDREA K. EICHELBERGWENDYH. CALLAHAN, A DISTANCE OF 69.75 FEET TO A
                  POINT;

                  THENCE S 09' 05' 33" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARVIN 1. AND
                  ANDREA K. EICHELBERGWENDY H. CALLAHAN, A DISTANCE OF 120.01 FEET TO A
                  POINT;

                  THENCE S 10' OS' 57" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARVIN 1. AND
                  ANDREA K. EICHELBERGWENDY H. CALLAHAN, A D1STANCE OF 254.89 FEET TO A
                  POINT;

                  THENCE N 85' 51' 34" W  ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MARY
                  HARRIS CEDAR WOODS DEVELOPMENT, INC., A DISTANCE OF 144.46 FEET TO A
                  POINT;

                  THENCE S 87' 20' 18" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CEDAR WOODS
                  DEVELOPMENT, INC.MARY HARRIS, A DISTANCE OF 189.42 FEET TO A POINT;
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                  THENCE S 70' 37' 33" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CEDAR WOODS
                  DEVELOPMENT, INC.MARY HARRlS, A DISTANCE OF 156.89 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 59" 59' IS" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CEDAR WOODS
                  DEVELOPMENT, INC.MARY HARRlS, A DISTANCE OF 220.93 FEET TO A POINT;

                  TIlENCE S 66' 27' 18" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CEDAR WOODS
                  DEVELOPMENT, INC.MARY HARRlS, A DISTANCE OF 109.28 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 52' 10' 53" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CEDAR WOODS
                  DEVELOPMENT, lNC.MARY HARRIS, A DISTANCE OF 64.95 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 13' 52' 47" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CEDAR WOODS
                  DEVELOPMENT, INC.MARY HARRIS, A DISTANCE OF 104.09 FEET TO A POINT;

                  TIlENCE MEANDERING ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF A STREAM, ALONG LAND
                  NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, DEPARTMENT OF
                  TRANSPORTATION, A DISTANCE OF 445 FEET ± TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 62' 20' 32·· W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE STATE OF
                  CONNECTICUT, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, A DISTANCE OF 1068.00
                  FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 82' 03' 38" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE STATE OF
                  CONNECTICUT, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, A DISTANCE OF 260.00 FEET
                  TO A POINT;

                  TIlENCE S 34' 03' 38" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE STATE OF
                  CONNECTICUT, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, A DISTANCE OF 984.82 FEET
                  TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

                  SAID PARCEL CONTAINS APPROXIMATELY 205.5 ACRES.
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                                     . PROPERTY DESCRlPTION
                                             PARCEL 4
                                   SHOWN ON SHEET I OF THE MAP


              ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND WITH BUILDINGS AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS
              LOCATED THEREON, SITUATED ON TIlE WESTERLY SIDE OF CONNECTICUT
              ROUTE 12 AlKJA MILITARY HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF PRESTON, COUNTY OF
              NEW LONDON. AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
              BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS,

              BEGINNING AT A POINT ON TIlE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12
              AlKJA MiliTARY HIGHWAY, WHICH POINT IS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF
              TIlE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12 AlKJA MILITARY HIGHWAY
              AND THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF FORT POINT ROAD, AlKJA RNER AVENUE, SO
              CALLED, AND WHICH POINT MARKS THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF THE
              HEREIN DESCRJBED PARCEL, THE LINE RUNS,

              THENCE S 31' 18' 18" E ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12
              AlKJA MILITARY HIGHWAY, A DISTANCE OF 14.74 FEET TO A POINT;

              THENCE BY A CURVE TO THE RJGHT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 18'_59'_ 43" AND
              RADIUS OF 779.00 FEET AWNG THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12
              AlKJA MILITARY HIGHWAY, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 258.26 FEET TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 32' 10' 02" E ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12
              AlKlA MILITARY HIGHWAY, A DISTANCE OF 330.30 FEET TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 09'21' 24" E ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12
              AfKIA MILITARY HIGHWAY, A DlSTANCE OF 210.57 FEET TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 00' 06' 38" W AWNG THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12
              AlKJA MILITARY HIGHWAY, BEING A NON-ACCESS HIGHWAY LINE, A DISTANCE
              OF 729.39 FEET TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 72' 09' 57" W AWNG TIlE NORTHERN LINE OF LAND DESIGNATED AS
              THE PROPOSED DOT PARCEL, A DISTANCE OF 631.01 FEET TO A POINT;

              THENCE N 20' 10' 30" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF VIRGINIA F.
              BALDWIN, A DISTANCE OF 217.80 FEET TO A POINT;

              THENCE N 85' 27' 13" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FGRMERL Y OF VIRGINIA F.
              BALDWIN, A DISTANCE OF 334.40 FEET TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 14' 27' 48" W PARTLY ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF VIRGINIA
              F. BALDWIN AND PARTLY ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF KENNETIl I.
              HAYDEN, IN ALL, A DISTANCE OF 170.00 FEET TO A POINT;
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                  THENCE S 14' 27' 48" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF KENNETH l.
                  HAYDEN, A DISTANCE OF 18.5 FEET ± TO A POINT;

                  THENCE WESTERLY, SOUTHWESTERLY, WESTERLY AGAIN, NORTHERLY AND
                  NORTHWESTERLY MEANDERING ALONG THE HIGH WATER MARK OF A TIDAL
                  COVE OF THE THAMES RIVER, ALSO KNOWN AS BEDLAM COVE, DISTANCES OF
                  640.00 FEET ± AND 423 FEET ± TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 63' 20' 38" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE NORWICH AND
                  WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, A DISTANCE OF 32.62 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 49' 59' 51" Vi ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE NORWICH
                  AND WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, A DISTANCE OF 117.73 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 51' 50' 37" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE NORWICH AND
                  WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, A DISTANCE OF 36.83 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE BY A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 01'- 46'- 02"
                  AND RADIUS OF 1878.32 FEET ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE
                  NORWICH AND WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 57.93
                  FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 45' 14' 46" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE NORWICH
                  AND WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, A DISTANCE OF 295.74 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE BY A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 05'_ 39'- 48"
                  AND RADIUS OF 1383.19 FEET ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE
                  NORWICH AND WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 136.72
                  FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 66' 06' 15" E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF FORT POINT ROAD,
                  NKIA RIVER A VENUE, SO CALLED, A DISTANCE OF 180.84 FEET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 66' 06' 15" E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF FORT POINT ROAD,
                  NKIA RIVER AVENUE, SO CALLED, A DISTANCE OF 177,80 FBET TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 66' 06' 15" E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF FORT POINT ROAD,
                  AIKIA RIVER AVENUE, SO CALLED, A DISTANCE OF 242.00 FEET TO A POINT;

              THENCE N 71' IT 32" E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF FORT POINT ROAD,
              AIKIA RIVER AVENUE, SO CALLED, A DISTANCE OF 697,54 FEET TO A POINT;

              THENCE N 59' 32' 09" E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF FORT POINT ROAD,
              AlK/A RIVER AVENUE, SO CALLED, A DISTANCE OF 700.00 FEET TO THE POINT OR
              PLACE OF BEGINNING.

                  SAID PARCEL CONTAINS 47.925 ACRES BY COMPUTATION.
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                                          PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
                                                PARCELS
                                       SHOWN ON SHEET I OF THE MAP


                  ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND WITH BUILDINGS ANDIOR IMPROVEMENTS
                  LOCATED THEREON, SITUATED ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY SIDE OF LAND NOW
                  OR FORMERLY OF THE NORWICH AND WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY IN THE
                  TOWN OF PRESTON, COUNTY OF NEW LONDON AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT,
                  BEING MGRE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

                  BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF LAND NOW OR
                  FORMERLY OF THE NORWICH AND WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, WHICH
                  POINT IS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY LINE OF THE
                  THAMES RIVER AND THE WESTERLY LINE OF LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE
                  NORWICH AND WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY AND WHICH POINT MARKS
                  THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL, TIlE LINE
                  RUNS;

                  THENCE WESTERLY, NORTHWESTERLY, AND NORTHERLY MEANDERING ALONG
                  THE HIGH WATER MARK OF THE THAMES RlVER, A DISTANCE OF 815.00 FEET ±
                  TO A POINT;

                  THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE NORWICH
                  AND WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, A DISTANCE OF 625.00 FEET ± TO TIlE
                  POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING.

                  SAID PARCEL CONTAINS APPROXIMATELY 1. 77 ACRES +1-.




                                                                     .   ........   __ . _ - - - - _ . - - - - -
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                                           PROPERTY DESCRlPTION
                                                 PARCEL 6
                                        SHOWN ON SHEET 1 OF THE MAP

              ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND WITH BUlLDINGS AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS
              LOCATED THEREON SITUATED ON THE WESTERLY SIDE OF CONNECTICUT
              ROUTE 12 IN THE TOWNS OF NORWICH AND PRESTON, COUNTY OF NEW LONDON
              AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND
              DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

              BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTHERLY LINE OF FORT POINT ROAD AKA
              RIVERAVENUE, WHICH POINT IS LOCATED 457' WESTERLY OF THE
              INTERSECTION OF THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12 AND THE
              NORTHERLY LINE OF FORT POINT ROAD AKA RIVER ROAD SO CALLED AND
              WHICH POINT MARKS THE SOUTHEASTERLY CORNER OF THE HERElN
              DESCRIBED PARCEL, THE LINES RUNS;

                  THENCE S 59°-32'-09" W ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF FORT POINT ROAD AKA
                  RIVER AVENUE SO CALLED, A DISTANCE OF 238.29' TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 71°-17'-32" W ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF FORT POINT ROAD AKA
              RIVER AVENUE SO CALLED, A DISTANCE OF 695.23' TO A POlNT;

              THENCE S 66°_06'_ [5" W ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF FORT POINT ROAD AKA
              RIVER AVENUE SO CALLED, A DISTANCE OF 430.32' TO A POINT;

                  TIlENCE S 66'-06'-15" W ALONG THE NORTHERLY LINE OF FORT POINT ROAD AKA
                  RIVER AVENUE SO CALLED, A DISTANCE OF 183.10' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE BY A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF W-07'-04" AND
                  RADIUS OF 1383.19' ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY THE NORWICH AND
                  WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 340.82' TO A POINT;

              THENCE N23°·52'-14" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY THE NORW1CH AND
              WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, A DISTANCE OF 326.27' TO A POINT;

              THENCE N 23°-52'-\8" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY THE NORWICH AND
              WORCESTERRAlLROAD COMPANY, A DISTANCE OF 544.79' TO A POINT;

              TIlENCE BY A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAYING A DBLTAANGLE OF 10°-41'-30" AND
              RADIUS OF 1669.62' ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY THE NORWICH AND
              WORCESTER RAILROAD COMPANY, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 311.56' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 13°·10'-49" W ALONG THE THAMES RIVER A DlSTANCE OF 105.74' TO A
                  POINT;
:page 17 of 26)




                  TIlENCE NORTIlEASTERLY, NORTHERLY AND NORTIlWESTERLY MEANDERlNG
                  ALONG THE HIGH WATER MARK OF A TIDAL COVE OF THAMES RIVER, A
                  DISTANCE OF 572' +/- TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 75'-1l '-35" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MlCHAEL W. AND
                  ELAlNE S. PillRSON, A DISTANCE OF 49.00' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 76'-38'-41" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MlCHAEL W. AND
                  ELAINE S. PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 45.76' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 74'-Si'-S9" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W. AND
                  ELAINE S. PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 30.46' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 74'-45'_17" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MICHAEL W. AND
                  ELAINE S. PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 68.94' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 72'_18'_18" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MlCHAEL W. AND
                  ELAINE S. PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 38.43' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 73'-39'-30" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF MlCHAEL W, AND
                  ELAINE S. PIERSON, A DISTANCE OF 77.20' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 75'-22'-18" EALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE STATE OF
                  CONNECTICUT, A DISTANCE OF 795.00' TO A POINT IN THE SOUTHWEST LINE OF
                  CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12 AlKfAl MILITARY HIGHWAY;

                  THENCE ALONG CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12 AfKjA MILITARY HIGHWAY, ON A
                  CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 04'-08'-44" AND RADIUS OF
                  1458.37', AN ARC DISTANCE OF 105.47' TO A POINT;

                  TIIENCE S 38'-43'-24" E ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12,
                  A DISTANCE OF 530.40' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 38'-44'-58" E ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12,
                  A DISTANCE OF 529.98' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE BY A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 05'-33'_24" AND
                  RADIUS OF 2319.80' ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12, AN
                  ARC DISTANCE OF 224.98' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 04'-25'-37" E ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12,
                  A DISTANCE OF 90.19' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 80'-53'- I I" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF BREWSTERNECK
                  CEMETERY, A DISTANCE OF 217,98' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 07'-40'-49" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF BREWSTERNECK
                  CEMETERY, A DISTANCE OF 216.27' TO A POINT;
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                  THENCE N 80°-38'-01" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF BREWSTERNECK
                  CEMETERY, A DISTANCE OF 141.46' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 22°-08'-51" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF NORWICH
                  BENEVOLENT HEBREW ASSOCIATION, INC., A DISTANCE OF 318.20' TO THE POINT
                  OR PLACE OF BEGINNING; SAID PARCEL CONTAINS 70.56 ACRES OF LAND BY
                  COMPUTATION.

                  EXCEPTING AND EXCLUDING THEREFROM, LOT 44 BLOCK 10 "FORT POINT
                  LAYOUT" AND THE FORMER MAPLE AVENUE AS SHOWN ON "FOR'!' POINT
                  LAYOUT" MAP.
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                                       PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
                                  NORTHERLY PORTION OF PARCEL 7
                                   SHOWN ON SHEET 2 OF THE MAP


              ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND WITH BUILDINGS AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS
              LOCATED THEREON SITUATED ON THE EASTERLY SIDE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
              12 AND THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF ROUTE 2A IN THE TOWN OF PRESTON, COUNTY
              OF NEW LONDON AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
              BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

              BEGINNING AT A POINT ON TIlE SOUTHERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 2A,
              WIDCH POINT IS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY LINE OF
              CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12 AND THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF ROUTE 2A AND WHICH
              POINT MARKS THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED
              PARCEL, THE LINES RUNS;

              THENCE BY A CURVE TO THE RlGHT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 70"-12'-58" AND
              RADIUS OF 170,00' ALONG THE SOUTHBRLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE ZA, AN
              ARC DISTANCE OF 208.34' TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 19"-38'-46" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THOMAS AND
              LYDIA G. TIBBALS, A DISTANCE OF 59.05' TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 09"-38'-28" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THOMAS AND
              LYDIA G. TIBBALS,A DISTANCE OF 632.17' TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 09"_41 '-00" E PARTLY ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF GEORGE A.
              SIMCO, A DISTANCE OF 219.83' TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 84"-51'-10" W ALONG THE PORTION OF PARCEL 7 TO BE INCLUDED IN
              TIlE PROPOSED DOT CORRIDOR, A DISTANCE OF 331.75' TO A POINT;

              THENCE N 05"-08'·50" W ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
              12, A DISTANCE OF 455.00' TO A POINT;

              THENCE BY A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF IF-18'-13" AND
              RADIUS OF 1482.69' ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 2A,
              AN ARC DISTANCE OF 292.51' TO A POINT;

              THENCE BY A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 72"-10'-20" AND
              RADIUS OF 170.00' ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 2A, AN
              ARC DISTANCE OF 214.14' TO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING; SAID PARCEL
              CONTAINS 6.43 ACRES OF LAND BY COMPUTATION.
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                                           PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
                                      SOUTHERLY PORTION OF PARCEL 7
                                       SHOWN ON SHEET 2 OF THE MAP


                  ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND WITH BUILDINGS AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS
                  LOCATED THEREON SITUATED ON THE EASTERLY SIDE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
                  12 IN THE TOWN OF PRESTON, COUNTY OF NEW LONDON AND STATE OF
                  CONNECTICUT, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS
                  FOLLOWS:

                  BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12,
                  WIllCH POINT IS LOCATED AT THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF LAND NOW OR
                  FORMERLY OF JOHN M. STUART, AND WHICH POINT MARKS THE
                  SOUTHWESTERLY CORNER OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL, THE LINES
                  RUNS;


                  THENCE N 02'-30'-21" W ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
                  12, A DISTANCE OF 200.94' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 05'-39'-21" W ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
                  12, A DISTANCE OF 640.51' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 03'-22'-01" W ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
                  12, A DISTANCE OF 126.18' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 09'-54'-20" W ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
                  12, A DISTANCE OF 162.81' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 03'-00'-40" W ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
                  12, A DISTANCE OF 276.65' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 00'-29'-30" E ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12,
                  A DISTANCE OF 65.00' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE BY A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 06'-53'-17" AND
                  RADIUS OF 3347.30' ALONG THE PORTION OF PARCEL 7 TO BE INCLUDED IN THE
                  PROPOSED DOT CORRIDOR, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 402.41' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 09'-41'-00" E ALONO LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF XENIA KAMBEROS,
                  A DISTANCE OF 617.83' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 87'-16'-16" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF XENIA KAMBEROS,
                  A DISTANCE OF 441.06' TO A POINT;
:Page 21 of 26)




              THENCE S 23'-21'-50" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE DEPARTMENT
              OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, STATE OF CONNECTICUT, A DISTANCE OF
              48.65' TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 02'_14'_25" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE DEPARTMENT
              OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTlON, STATE OF CONNECTICUT, A DISTANCE OF
              455.95' TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 85'-39'-26" E ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF THE DEPARTMENT
              OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, STATE OF CONNECTICUT, A DISTANCE OF
              280.99' TO A POINT;
              THENCE MEANDERING IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION, ALONG THE MEAN
              HIGH WATERLINE OF POQUETANUCK COVE, A DISTANCE OF 278.5' +1- TO A
              POINT;

              THENCE S 72'_34'_52" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN N. AND
              NANCY D. STUART, A DISTANCE OF 206.67' TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 68'-28'-57" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN N. AND
              NANCY D. STUART, A DISTANCE OF 267.1 I' TO A POINT;

              THENCE S 80"-36'-30" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF JOHN M. STUART,
              A DISTANCE OF 520.82' TO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING; SAID PARCEL
              CONTAINS 24.66 ACRES OF LAND BY COMPUTATION USING A CLOSURE LINE
              ALONG POQUETANUCK COVE.
(Page 22 of 26)




                                            . PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
                                          PORTION OF PARCEL 8 TO BE
                                      CONVEYED TO THE TOWN OF PRESTON
                                         SHOWN ON SHEET 5 OF THE MAP

                  ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND WITH BUILDINGS ANDIOR IMPROVEMENTS
                  LOCATED THEREON SITUATED ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF ROUTE 2A IN THE
                  TOWN OF PRESTON, COUNTY OF NEW LONDON AND STATE OF CONNECTICUT,
                  BEING MORE PARTICULARLY BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

                  BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTIlERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 2A,
                  WHICH POINT IS LOCATED 847' +1- EASTERLY OF THE INTERSECTION OF THE
                  EASTERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE 12 AND THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF
                  ROUTE 2A AND WHICH POINT MARKS THE NORTHWESTERLY CORNER OF THE
                  HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL, THE LINES RUNS;

                  THENCE S 85"-41'_23" E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
                  lA, A DISTANCE OF 260.68' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 87'-34'-11" EALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
                  2A, A DISTANCE OF 97,96' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 02'-24'-28" W ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
                  2A, A DISTANCE OF 20,04' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 87'-31 '-58" E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
                  2A, A DISTANCE OF 201.77' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 02"-24'-49" E ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
                  2A, A DISTANCE OF 20,00' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 87"-32'_53" E ALONG TIlE SOUTHERLY LINE OF CONNECTICUT ROUTE
                  2A, A DISTANCE OF 48.67' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE S 30'-08'_04" W ALONG THE PORTION OF PARCEL 8 TO BE INCLUDED IN
                  THE PROPOSED DOT CORRIDOR, A DISTANCE OF 384.46' TO A POINT;

                  THENCE N 77"-21'_25" W ALONG A PORTION OF PARCEL 8 TOBE RETAINED BY
                  THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT. A DISTANCE OF 71.67' TO A POINT:

                  THENCE S 04'-19'-22" E ALONG A PORTION OF PARCEL 8 TO BE RETAINED BY THE
                  STATE OF CONNECTICUT, A DlSTANCEOF 112.81'TO A POINT;

                  THENCE BY A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 14'-38'-07" AND
                  A RADIUS OF 1450.00' ALONG THE PORTION OF PARCEL 8 TO BE INCLUDED IN THE
                  PROPOSED DOT CORRIDOR, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 370.38' TO A POINT;
:page 23 of 26)




                  THENCE N 08'_12'_27" W ALONG LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF XENIA KAMBEROS,
                  A DISTANCE OF 746.06' TO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING; SAID PARCEL
                  CONTAINS 5.40 ACRES OF LAND BY COMPUTATION.




                                          --~.-~~~--~   ---   ~   ~   ~~-   ..   -----~-~-~   -----------
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                                                             EXHmITB

                  The Premises are conveyed subject to the following easements, restrictions and reservations:

                      1.     Easements, restrictions and encumbrances as of record may appear.

                     2.      Floodplain management requirements attached-hereto as Exhibit B-1.

                     3.      In the event of any transfer of the Premises by the Town of Preston, the purchasing
                             person or entity shall become responsible for compliance with the Town of Preston's
                             obligations set forth in Section 13(a) and (b) of that certain Purchase and Sale
                             Agreement between the State of Connecticut and the TaWIl of Preston dated
                             November 2, 2005, a copy ofwhich is on file at the State of Connecticut Department
                             of Public Works (the "Purchase and Sale Agreement''). As a condition precedent to
                             the transfer by the Town of Preston of the Premises to a third party ("Third Party''),
                             the Town of Preston or such Third Party shall establish an escrow account or surety
                             bond issued by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of
                             Connecticut having a minimum A.M. Best Company Rating of A- and acceptable to
                             the State of Conne<ticut (the "Perfonnance Bond") and the amount of such
                            Performance Bond shall be sufficient to cover all costs estimated for compliance with
                            applicable environmental requirements, including the Connecticut Transfer Act (the
                            "CTA"). Said Third Party shall also be and become the Certifying Party under the
                            eTA. The Town of Preston shall also require the Third Party iind its successors and
                            assigns to indemnify and hold the State o[Connecticut hannless for any costs
                            incurred by the State of Connecticut andior the Town of Preston to satisfy any
                            remaining requirements under the CTA above the amount of the Performance Bond
                            as a result of the Third Party's failure to comply with its obligations hereunder. Upon
                            the State of Connecticut's acceptance, approval and receipt of the Perfonnance Bond,
                            the State ofConnecti"cut shall look solely to the Performance Bond for compliance
                            with the applicable requirements of the eTA and shall not look to the Town of
                            Preston in any way for compliance with the applicable requirements of the CT A
                            unless and only to the extent that the Town of Preston actually undertakes compliance
                            with the applicable requirements of the eTA upon the failure of the Third Party to do
                            so. lfthe Third Party fails to satisfy the requirements of the eTA prior to the later of
                            (i) the date that is three (3) years following the date of the transfers of the Premises
                            from the State to the Town or (ii) the date that is one (I) year following the latest date
                            set forth in the schedule applicable to the Property approved by the Connecticut
                            Department of Environmelltal Protection under Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 22a-134a(g),
                            subject to any modifications or extensions approved by said Department of
                            Environmental Protection, to satisfy the requirements of the CTA, the State of
                            Connecticut and the Town of Preston shall be able to draw down upon said
                            Performance Bond for the purpose of satisfying the remaining requirements of the
                            CTA. In furtherance of the foregoing, the State of Connecticut hereby reserves to
                            itself an easement across the Premises for the purpose of performing the work in the
                            event the Third Party does not do so.
                     4.     The following uses shall be prohibited on the Premises: (0 casino(s) or facilities of
                            any nature in which casino-style gaming, including, but not limited to, table games or
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                       slot mathlfie8. is operAted; (H) a racetrack of any nature, regardless of whether
                       gaming occurs at such track; (iii) an airport or heliport of any type; and (iv) a landfill,
                       garbage or refuse depository or storage area for solid or hazardous waste of any Idnd.
                       Notwithstanding the foregoing, the temporary storage or materials in connection with
                       demolition, construction or remediation activities on the Premises shall be pennitted.
                       In addition, the operation, as a limited accessory use, of a helistop, as defined in
                       Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular NO: 150/5390~2B, with limited
                       take~offs and landings that does not provide commercial helicopter transportation
                       service may be pennitted provided that the terms of acceptable use shall be negotiated
                       in good faith by the State of Connecticut and Releasee, its transferees, successors, or
                       assigns. Any such permitted and agreed upon use oIthe Premises as a helistop shall
                       be subject to federal and state licensing laws, regulations and requirements.

                  5.   Releasee and its transferees, successor and assigns may not and shall not convert or
                       annex or attempt to convert or annex the Premises into an Tndian reservation as
                       defined in 25 C.F.R. 151.2, as it may be amended from time to time. Releasee, its
                       transferees, successors and assigns shall have the affinnative obligation to oppose any
                       conversion or annexation or any attempt to convert or annex the Premises for such
                       purpose.

                  6.   The State of Connecticut hereby reserves the right to declare that certain portions of
                       the Premises are state archeological preserves ("Preserve Areas") pursuant to Section
                       1O~384 of the Connecticut General Statutes. These Preserve Areas are knovm and
                       shown as Site 114-11"5 on Sheet 1 of the Maps, and Sites 114-137 and 114~ 138 on
                       Sheet 4 of the Maps. The Preserve Areas shall be subject to the provisions of
                       Sections 1O~381 to 1O~391 of the Connecticut General Statutes and the regulations
                       promulgated thereunder. The State of Connecticut, as the owner of the Premises, has
                       consented to the designation of the Preserve Areas and Releasee, by acceptance of
                       this deed, hereby consents, to the extent required, to the designation of the Preserve
                       Areas. In addltion, the entire Premises, including without limitation that area known
                       as Site 104-18, is subject to Section 10-388 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

                  7.   The Premises and the Town of Preston are subject to the tenns of the Purchase and
                       Sale Agreement that survive the transfer of the Premises from the State of
                       Connecticut to the Town of Preston,
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                                                                Exhibit B-1


                  1.     Any portions of the Premises situated within the floodplain areas, as determined
                  by The Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") "Flood Insurance Study, Town of
                  Preston, Connecticut, New London County" (the "FIS"), -dated September 4, 1984, and a plan
                  attached hereto as Schedule 1 prepared by the Connecticut Department of Public Works, entitled
                  "Norwich State Hospital Property. Preston and Norwich, Connecticnt, Topographic and 500-
                  Year Floodplain Limit," dated November 4,2008, which generally depicts the floodplain limits
                  by an elevation of 16.8 feet for portions of the property waterward of the Thames River and
                  Poquetanuck Cove and an elevation of 49.2 feet for portions afthe property waterward of the
                  State Hospital Pond based on the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929; as either may be
                  amended from time to time, is hereby made subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions
                  hereof (any such land so situated hereinafter referred to as "Floodplain Areas").
                  Notwithstanding, the tenns, conditions and restrictions hereof shall not apply to any Floodplain
                  Areas, or portions thereof, if owned by the State of Connecticut.

                  2.      Any public or private activity or critical activity proposed in connection with the
                  Premise" as defined under Connecticut General Statute Section 25·68b, as amended
                  (collectively referred to herein as "Activity"), except for the state's activities or critical activities,
                  shall be submitted to Preston for review to ensure the proposed Activity is consistent with all
                  applicable standards and criteria established in Sections 25·68d (b) of the General Statutes and
                  Sections 25·68h-l through 25·68b·3, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State
                  Agencies. All Activities shall be in compliance with all local, state and federal floodplain
                  standards and criteria. Critical Activities as defined in 25·68b shall be prohibited in the 500 year
                  flood plain.

                  3.      Any proposed Activity that encroaches upon any portion of the Floodplain Areas shall be
                  subject to the review of Preston's local planning and zoning board(s) or commission(s)
                  (hereinafter referred to as "Preston P&Z"). Preston P&Z shall review the proposed Activity and
                  shan make a finding as to whether the proposed Activity is consistent with applicable standards
                  and criteria identified in paragraph 2 above.

                  4.      In connection with its review, Preston sha11 comply with all applicable federal, state and
                  local laws, regulations and pennitting requirements associated with any Activity within the
                  Floodplain Areas. Nothing herein shall be construed as a certification, permit, or approval issued
                  by the State or obligate the State to issue any certification, pennit or approval.

                  5.      The restrictions and obligations hereunder shall run with the land.

                  Nothing contained herein may be construed as a waiver or limitation upon the State's sovereign
                  immunity.

                                                                                   Received for Rsoord a! Preston, CI
                                                                                   On 03i12/200B At 5:51:36 pm
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ATTACHMENT C

STATE LETTER
                           STATE OF CONNECTICUT
               DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
                                       October 13, 2010


Ms. Sandra Ewing, Chairperson
Preston Redevelopment Agency
Town of Preston
389 Route 2
Preston, CT 06365

Subject: State Letter for Town of Preston Brownfields Assessment Grant Application

Dear Ms. Ewing:

The Remediation Division of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
acknowledges that the Town of Preston has stated its intent to conduct and/or oversee site
assessment activities if Brownfields grant funds for assessment, for both hazardous waste and
petroleum, as authorized by the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization
Act, signed into law on January II, 2002, are awarded by EPA.

If the Town of Preston receives assessment grant funding for hazardous substances, pollutants or
contaminants (including substances co-mingled with petroleum), the Town of Preston intends to
conduct assessment activities at the Former Norwich Mental Hospital in Preston, CT.

If petroleum assessment grant funds are awarded by EPA, DEP or EPA must determine the
eligibility of each petroleum site before any site specific assessment activity is undertaken by the
Town of Preston using the petroleum assessment grant funds.

DEP guidance pertaining to assessment activities

DEP expects that any assessment work conducted by the applicant identified above using
Brownfields grant funding will be conducted in accordance with prevailing standards and
guidelines for the type of assessment work being performed, including but not limited to the
following DEP Guidance Documents:

   •   The 2007 Site Characterization Guidance Document (SCGD), effective September I,
       2007, which is available from the DEP website at
       http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/site clean up/guidance/Final SCGD 8-22-07.pdf ,and

   •   The May 2009, the Laboratory Quality Control Assurance and Quality Control, Data
       Quality Assessment and Data Usability Evaluation Guidance Document (DQAlDUE
       Guidance), which is available from the DEP website at
       http://www.ct.gov/dep/Jib/dep/site clean up/guidance/gagc/final dga due.pdf

Additional important QAlQC information is available from the DEP Quality Assurance and
Quality Control Guidance webpage at
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?a=2715&g=324958&depNav GID=1626
                                            (Printed on Recycled Paper)
                                     79 Elm Street _ Hartford. CT 06106-5127
                                                www.ct.gov/dep
                                          An Equal Opportunity Employer
Ms. Sandra Ewing
Town of Preston
Page 2 of2



The requirements stated above would be in addition to any requirements imposed or required by
EPA, should the applicant be selected to receive Brownfields funding from EPA.

If you have any questions about this letter, please contact me at (860) 424-3502 or bye-mail at
Selena. Thornhill-Moodylalct.gov. Good luck with your application.

                                            Sincerely,




                                          ~~o:::~-J4ibt
                                           Remediation Division
                                           Bureau of Water Protection & Land Reuse
                                           CT Department of Environmental Protection

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                      ATTACHMENT D

JUSTIFICATION FOR WAIVER OF ASSESSMENT GRANT FUNDING LIMIT
                                      ATTACHMENT D

  Justification for Waiver of $200,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant Funding Limitation
1. Description of the Site
The Town of Preston purchased the Former Norwich State Hospital Property (Site) from the
State of Connecticut on March 12, 2009. The Site is approximately 390 +/- acres in size and
contains 52 buildings, with a combined footprint of 1.36 million square feet, 4,900 linear feet of
interconnecting underground tunnels, 3,000 linear feet of underground utility conduits, and a 1.5
million gallon aboveground fuel storage and transfer facility.
The on-site structures are in an advanced stage of deterioration. and contain building-associated
hazardous material including asbestos containing material (ACM), lead-based paint, PCB caulk,
and PCB, DEHP or mercury-containing electrical equipment or lighting fixtures. Significant data
gaps have been identified in previous investigations of structure-associated hazardous materials.
Previous investigations also identified over 30 Areas of Concern (AOCs) at the Site where soil
contamination was present at concentrations exceeding State of Connecticut Remediation
Standard Regulations (RSRs) soil criteria for either direct exposure or pollutant mobility.
Cleanup activities are currently focused on abatement of building-associated hazards and
remediation of soils at the AOCs. Six of the AOCs contain significant volumes of contaminated
soil but the limits of contamination has not been characterized and delineated sufficiently to
estimate remediation and disposal costs or develop Remedial Action Plans (RAPs).
2. Why Assessment Costs Exceed the Funding Limit
Accurate characterization and quantification of structure-associated hazards and soil
contamination is required to prepare structure abatement plans, soil RAPs, bid documents and
specifications that are comprehensive enough to minimize the risk of encountering significant
unanticipated conditions during structure hazard abatement and soil cleanup activities.
Estimated costs to fill the data gaps identified for building hazards in on-site structures is
$181,000. Previous estimates to delineate soil contamination at the six AOCs indicated a cost of
$155,300. Another $13,700 is required to prepare the QAPP, oversee the Co-operative agreement
and conduct Community Involvement and Planning, bringing the total to $350,000.
3. Specific Information Regarding Circumstances Justifying Extra Costs
Preston's limited population (4,688) and tax base does not generate sufficient income (estimated
Town revenue in FY 2010 was $5,277,488) to self-fund the level of assessment required at the
Site.
The Site is large and complex. Evaluation of the many large structures (many buildings are in the
25,000SF to 100,000+ SF size range) and assessment of the numerous AOCs is a significant and
costly effort. This assessment grant will prepare all on-site structures for abatement, and
delineate the extent of contamination in the Site's most significant AOCs. These actions will
facilitate redevelopment and sale of parcels at the Site. Sale of these parcels will generate
revenue that will be used to evaluate and remediate remaining AOCs.
        ATTACHMENT E

COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
Chronology of Public Involvement with the Remediation and Redevelopment of
                      the former Norwich State Hospital
3-12-09      Preston and DPW closed on the Norwich State Hospital property
4-30-09       Town Meeting passing a Town Ordinance creating the Preston
              Redevelopment Agency (PRA)
5-20-09      The first Preston Redevelopment Agency (PRA) meeting regularly scheduled
             every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Weekly discussion regarding EPA
             grants and clean-up the property. Meetings are open to the public allowing
             the public to be informed of any progress regarding EPA grants and clean-up.
             Public comments, questions or concerns are welcomed at the end of each
             meeting
5-26-09      Site walk for Federal, State and local officials to see the current condition of
             the property and to answer questions or concerns regarding EPA grants and
             property clean-up
6-11-09      Letter from EPA selecting the former Norwich State Hospital property for the
             Targeted Brownsfields Assessment Program. This information was discussed
             at the PRA meeting informing the public ofthe selection
6-19-09      Letter of support from Congressman Joe Courtney for EPA Targeted
             Brownfields Assessment. This information was discussed at the PRA 6-23-09
             meeting informing the public of the support
6-28-09      Guided public tour of the Norwich Hospital Property informing the public of
             the need for EPA support to help with the property clean-up
6-29-09      Guided public tour of the Norwich Hospital Property informing the public of
             the need for EPA slIPport to help with the property clean-up
7-2009       $200,000 grant approved from EPA and the public was informed during
             regular scheduled PRA meeting
7-15-09      Special Town Meeting with Power Point Presentation to discuss
             redevelopment and clean-up of the property. Article posted in Norwich
             Bulletin
7-17-09      Q & A with Chairman Kent Borner outlining the redevelopment and clean-up
             of the property, posted in Norwich Bulletin
8-14-09      Preston Press, Volume I Issue 4, August 14,2009, letter from the 1st
             Selectman, Bob Congdon discussing the redevelopment and clean-up of the
             property
10-1-09      4 public forums held on four different dates regarding; Brownfield Clean-Up
10-2-09      Grant, Conceptual Design, Land Use, and Property Naming
10-3-09
10-6-09
             $200,000 application for EPA Brownfields Grant-Parcel 11 Route 12,
10-14-09     approximately 50.84 acres. Discussion of EPA application occurred during
             the PRA 10-13-09 public meeting
10-14-09     $200,000 application for EPA Brownfields Grant-Parcel 12 Route 12,
             approximately 70.56 acres. Discussion of EPA application occurred during
             the PRA 10-13-09 public meeting
10-14-09     $200,000 application for EPA Brownfields Grant-Parcel 50 Route 12,
             approximately 205.5 acres. Discussion of EPA application occurred during
             the PRA 10-13-09 public meeting
12-3-09      Preston Press, Volume II Issue 1, December 3, 2009, letter from the 1st
             Selectman, Bob Congdon discussing the redevelopment and clean-up ofthe
             property
12-17-09     Town Meeting to review the Conceptual and Management Plan (CaMP),
             which included discussion on redevelopment and clean-up of the property
1-15-10     New London Day article referencing the 1-28-10 Public Hearing and the 2-
             11-10 Special Town Meeting of the CaMP including redevelopment and
             clean-up of the property
1-19-2010    "Life After People" series aired featuring a story on the Norwich State
             Hospital property informing the public of the current state of the property and
            the Town's goal of redevelopment and clean-up
1-28-10      Public Hearing to present the CaMP with power point presentation which
             included discussion on redevelopment and clean-up of the property
1-29-10     Approximately 4,500 volunteer man hours spent from April 2009 to date, to
            redevelop and clean-up the property
1-29-10     New London Day article on Public Hearing of the CaMP held 1-28-10 and
            reminder of Special Town Meeting for CaMP approval 2-11-10, including
            redevelopment and clean-up of the property
2-7-10      Article in the New London Day noticing rescheduling for Special Town
            Meeting for approval of the CaMP to 2-18-10, including redevelopment and
            clean-up of the property
2-17-10     Article in the New London Day noticing postponement for Special Town
            Meeting for approval of the CaMP to 2-25-10, including redevelopment and
            clean-up of the property
2-19-10     Article in the New London Day noticing postponement for Special Town
            Meeting for approval of the CaMP to 2-25-10
2-25-10     Article in the New London Day regarding Special Town Meeting for approval
            of the CaMP 2-25-10
2-25-10     Special Town Meeting for approval of the CaMP
2-25-10     Conceptual and Management Plan passed at Special Town Meeting
2-26-10     Article in the New London Day supporting Preston's CaMP
3-26-10     OP-Ed in New London Day that Preston Redevelopment Agency has made
            "fine effort" in securing 29 demolition firms request for qualifications
4-2010      Three $200,000 EPA grants awarded to the PRA and discussed in the PRA's
            public meetinjS 4-14-10
4-16-2010   An article in the New London Day regarding $600,000 in EPA grant awards
6-3-2010    New London Day article regarding the three contracting firms, Bestech Inc.,
            Manafort Brothers Inc., and LVI Environmental Services, Inc., which are all
            located in Connecticut, responded to the request for proposals for site salvage,
            abatement and demolition of the Preston RiverwaIk property, will meet with
            the redevelopment agency next week
6-23-10   CaMP amended fmal version
6-24-10   New London Day article announcing Manafort Brothers Inc., as selected
          contractor for the site salvage, abatement, and demolition of the Preston
          Riverwalk property
8-25-10   New London Day article regarding the Preston Redevelopment Agency hopes
          to open a portion of the east side of the Preston Riverwalk property to the
          public by spring of 20 lIon a temporary basis, to encourage public awareness
          of the redevelopment and clean-up efforts on the property
9-2-10    Preston Redevelopment Agency unanimously approved the demolition,
          salvage and abatement contract with Manafort Brothers Inc., and discussed
          this in the PRA' s public meeting
9-3-10    New London Day article regarding the Preston Redevelopment Agency
          contract approval with Manafort Brothers Inc.
                               TOWN OF PRESTON

                     PRESTON REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
                        NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

             EPA BROWNFIELDS CLEANUP GRANTS FOR THE
                 FORMER NORWICH HOSPITAL PROPERTY


The Preston Redevelopment Agency has prepared three applications for submission to
the Environmental Protection Agency for cleanup grant funding on Parcel A, Parcel B,
and Parcel C of the Preston portion of the Former Norwich Hospital Property, Route 12,
Preston CT. The grant funding will be used to perform environmental cleanup activities
on these parcels. Public Hearings will be held on the following dates:

Thursday, October 1", 2009 @7:30 pm @Preston Veterans Memorial School
Friday, October 2nd, 2009 @ 1:00 pm @ the Preston Town Hall
Saturday, October 3'd, 2009 @ 10:00 am @ the Preston Town Hall
Tuesday, October 6'h, 2009@ 7:30 pm@Preston Veterans Memorial School

The purpose of the Hearings is to inform the public of the Town's plans to cleanup the
parcels and to present copies of the three draft grant applications for public review and
comment. Copies of the draft grant applications for Parcels A, B, and C will also be
available for review at the Preston Town Hall during normal business hours. Comments
on the draft grants will be accepted until close of business on Friday October 9, 2009.
Comments should be addressed to Mr. Kent Bomer, Preston Redevelopment Agency,
Town Hall, 389 Route 2, Preston, Connecticut 06365.


Kent Bomer
Chairman, Preston Redevelopment Agency
Sentemher 25 th 2009
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                      October 111,2009

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                                ATTACHMENT F

                            LETTERS OF SUPPORT



            Attachment Fl Letters from State and Local Agency Partners
Attachment F2 Letters of Commitment and Support from Key Community Organizations
                  Attachment F3 Letters of Support from Citizens
               ATTACHMENT Fl

LETTERS FROM STATE AND LOCAL AGENCY PARTNERS
      SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
                           5 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich, Connecticut 06360
                      (860) 889-2324IFax: (860) 889-12221E-Mail: officeiaJ,seccog.org


                                                                                   7 October 20 I 0

Diane Kelley, Regional Brownfields Coordinator
u.s. Environmental Protection Agency
John W. McCormack Building
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Boston, MA 02109-3912

Dear Ms. Kelley:

                 SUBJECT: Town of Preston Application for EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant

             On behalf of the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG),
comprised of twenty municipalities in southeastern Connecticut, I am writing to express support for the
Preston Redevelopment Agency's application for a Brownfields Assessment Grant. If awarded, these
grant funds will be used to assess and quantify building associated hazards and soil and groundwater
contamination at the former Norwich Hospital site in Preston, which the Town acquired from the State of
Connecticut in March, 2009. The site and its buildings contain multiple contaminants, all of which pose a
threat to human health and the environment. The grant funds will also allow the Town to develop accurate
and concise cost estimates and contract documents to prepare the property for redevelopment.

                The SCCOG has by unanimous vote previously approved of a motion endorsing the Town of
Preston's efforts seeking federal and state funding to be used to cleanup the Norwich Hospital property.
The SCCOG and its member municipalities have been kept well advised of Preston's planning for this
property, and are appreciative ofthe Town of Preston's and the City of Norwich's desire to work together
to see this property, portions of which lie in both municipalities, cleaned-up and put to future uses which
will certainly benefit the region. The SCCOG is willing to partner with Preston and to commit resources
to its efforts to clean up and redevelop this property, including provision of technical planning assistance
and application of its regional Geographic Information System (GIS).

              It is further noted that the environmental clean-up of this property by the Town of Preston to
allow for future re-use is consistent with SCCOG's 2007 Plan of Conservation and Development. That
Plan calls for the revitalization and re-use of existing development, and calls for this property to be used
for Existing and Proposed Urban Uses on its recommended Future Land Use Map.

             Thank you for the opportunity to support this application. Please feel free to contact me if I
can provide any additional information.

                                                                                  Sincerely,     J(.     ~

                                                                          ~utler'AICP
                                                                          ~~t~~eEDirector
Cc: Robert Congdon, Preston First Selectman
    Sandra Ewing, Chairperson, Preston Redevelopment Agency

Member Municipalities: Bozrah * Colchester * East Lyme" Franklin * Griswold * City of Groton * Tm·vn of Groton * Ledyard   * Lisbon *
                       Montville * New London * North Stonington * Norwich * Preston * Salem * Sprague * Stonington *
                       Stonington Borough * Voluntown * Waterford *
                                            SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT HOUSING ALLIANCE
                                                                        www.secha.org
                                                                     5 Connecticut Avenue
                                                                      Norwich, CT 06360
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Beth-Ann Stewart, Chair
Dir. ofHuman Services                                                                 7 October 2010
Town a/Stonington

Norton Wheeler, Vice Chair         Diane Kelley, Regional Brownfields Coordinator
Principal
Mystic River Building. LLC
                                   u.s. Environmental Protection Agency
                                   John W. McCormack Building
James Butler, Treasurer            5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Eteclitive Director
Southeastern Connecticlit          Boston, MA 02109-3912
Council of Governments

John Beauregard                    Dear Ms. Kelley:
Execulive Director
Eastern Connecticut WorJifo/'ce
investment Board                   SUBJECT: Town of Preston Application for EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant
John Bolduc
Executive Vice President
                                            On behalf of the Southeastern Connecticut Housing Alliance (SECHA),
Eastern Connecticllt Association   a non-profit agency dedicated to seeing more affordable housing made available
a/Realtors
                                   within our region, I am writing to express support for the Preston Redevelopment
Chuck Bunnell                      Agency's application for a Brownfields Assessment Grant. If awarded, these
Chief of Staff
lvlohegan Tribal Aration
                                   grant funds will be used to assess and quantify building associated hazards and
                                   soil and groundwater contamination at the former Norwich Hospital site in
James Cronin, Chair                Preston, which the Town acquired from the State of Connecticut in March, 2009.
President
Dime Bank                          The site and its buildings contain multiple contaminants, all of which pose a
                                   threat to human health and the environment. The grant funds will also allow the
Wayne Fraser
Development lv/onager              Town to develop accurate and concise cost estimates and contract documents to
READCQ Development                 prepare the property for redevelopment.
Les King
Vice President                               The former Norwich State Hospital site in Preston is the largest parcel of
Norwich Property Owners
Association                        land available for redevelopment in southeastern Connecticut. SECHA believes
                                   that the redevelopment of this property provides unique opportunity to allow the
Andrew Maynard
Connecticllt Stale Senator
                                   development of several types of housing at varying densities and cost, which
                                   when added to the region's housing stock, will allow for those seeking affordable
Mark Oefinger
Town lv/anagel'
                                   housing more choice. SECHA is heartened to hear that the Town's concept
Town a/Groton                      master plan for the property does include a housing component. SECHA is
                                   willing to partner with Preston and to commit resources in the terms of its
Calvin Price
Vice President,                    board's expertise and staff assistance as the Town moves forward in cleaning up
Community Development Officer      this site and developing more specific plans for the housing component of this
Liberty Bank
                                   project.
Julie Savin
Director of Real Estate
Development, SE Region                     Thank you for the opportunity to support this application. Please feel free
NeighborWorks New Hori=ons         to contact me if! can provide any additional information.
Chuck Seeman

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John Wong
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STAFF                              Cc:     Robert Congdon, Preston First Selectman
Vacant                                     Sandra Ewing, Chairperson, Preston Redevelopment Agency
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October 7, 2010

Ms. Diane Kelley
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Brownfields Coordinator
John W. McCormack Building
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Boston, Massachusetts, 02109-3912


Dear Ms Kelley:

I write to you in support of the Preston Redevelopment Agency's application for a Brownfields
Assessment Grant for the 390-acre Former Norwich Mental Hospital property and to partner with the
PRA to successfully redevelop the property.

The planned 390-acre Preston site contains fifty-five abandoned buildings and extensive environmental
contamination. Funding provided by the assessment grant will be used to assess and quantifY building-
associated hazards and soil and groundwater contamination and allow the Town to develop accurate and
concise cost estimates and contract documents to prepare the property for redevelopment. Dozens of
deteriorating abandoned buildings at the Hospital property contain asbestos, lead paint and hazardous
substances are in an advanced state of deterioration. These buildings represent a physical threat to human
health as well as a potential threat of release of these substances to the environment. Soil at the property
is contaminated with asbestos, hazardous materials, pesticides, and petroleum, whereas groundwater is
contaminated with volatile organic compounds and petroleum. EPA assessment funds are critical to the
success of reaching the property's full redevelopment potential.

It is noted that redevelopment of the Former Norwich Mental Hospital Site is consistent with our
Southeastern Connecticut Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) that has been
approved by the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA).
Furthermore, the redevelopment of the Former Norwich Mental Hospital Site was ranked as a Priority
Municipal Project in the CEDS Municipal Project Ranking Report.

We strongly endorse this project, which supports several of the CEDS Goals that enhance regional
economic development collaboration and promote regional economic benefit through the creation of jobs
for our well educated and skilled workforce.

Sincerely yours,

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Executive Director


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clo Linda Christensen
15 Amos Road
Preston, CT 06365
October 7, 2010

Ms. Diane Kelley
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Brownfields Coordinator
Jobo W. McConnack Building
5 Post Officer Square, Suite 100
Boston, MA 02109-3912

Dear Ms. Kelley,

          I am writing to show support for the Preston Redevelopment Agency's application to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency for a Brownfields Assessment Grant for the 390-acre Former Norwich
State Hospital property and a partaership with the PRA to successfully redevelop the property. We realize
that the redevelopment of this property would benefit the town, the region, and the state. This property
contains significant cultural and historic assets as well as valuable open space. We feel it is important to
recognize these assets and treat them carefully in any redevelopment plan. We also support this grant
because of the direct community benefits the redeveloped property will achieve. Besides the tax revenue
andjob creation, we believe that the redevelopment of this property will help to enhance the lives of the
residents of our community and to prepare this piece of land and any relevant buildings for the future.

         This grant will be used to assess and quantify building-associated hazards and soil and
groundwater contamination and will allow the Town to develop accurate and concise cost estimates and
contract documents to prepare the property for redevelopment. I have been involved in documenting the
buildings on the hospital site, and I am very aware of the health hazards currently found there between the
asbestos, lead paint and hazardous substances in these deteriorated buildings. We need to take care of this
contamination quickly in order to ensure the timely redevelopment of this property.

       Should you require any further infonnation, please feel free to contact me at 860-887-5828 or
LindaCh5(a)comcas!. net.

                                                           Sincere.I~'.;7//,

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                                                ~Linda Christensen, President
                                                           Preston Historical Society

cc:    Sandy Ewing
                                                    Robert Chapin, Preston Director
                                                    Margaret Gibson, Preston Director
                                                    Avalonia Land Conservancy
                                                    154 Watson Road
                                                    Preston, CT 06365


Ms. Diane Kelley
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Brownfield's Coordinator
John W. McCormack Building
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Boston, MA 02109


Dear Ms. Kelley:

As residents of the Town of Preston and Preston Directors on Avalonia Land
Conservancy's Board of Directors, we write in support of the Preston Redevelopment
Agency's application for three Brownfield Clean-up Grants for the former Norwich State
Hospital Property, now owned by The Town of Preston. The level of contamination that
was allowed to exist on that property when it was owned by the State of Connecticut has
been deplored by many in Preston, and it is therefore heartening to learn that under the
direction of the Preston Redevelopment Agency, Preston is now taking steps to abate and
remediate the contamination on that site. We understand that the cleanup will be a
lengthy process; we also know that without the support of the Environmental Protection
Agency and the Brownfield Clean-up Grants, planning for the future use of the property
will be oflittle avail. The cleanup has to begin as soon as possible.

A valonia Land Conservancy owns over 2,700 acres of open space in eight towns in New
London County, with 198 acres owned in Preston. One of Avalonia's most popularly
frequented preserves is the Preston Nature Preserve. From our experience in acquiring,
maintaining, and opening preserves to the public, we know how valuable it is for a town
to have open space. We have taken students from the Preston Plains School onto the
Preston Nature Preserve for poetry and photography classes and to show them the open
space available to them in town. We have often lobbied for more open space as a priority
in town.

For that reason, we are heartened to learn from the Preston Redevelopment Agency, that
there is commitment to the idea of reserving land at the former Hospital property for
public parks, for recreation, and for open space or a nature preserve. Weare looking
forward to working with the Preston Redevelopment Agency to identify a portion of the
site that supports significant habit for preservation. We will also help to detennine what
portions of the property are best suited for allowing the public to have access to the river
and the cove.

On the former Hospital property, the possible site for open space and for a recreational
nature preserve happens to be an area of pristine woods, clear streams, and high
outcroppings with stunning views. As Avalonia Land Conservancy members and
Directors in Preston, we are excited that this area can be used by the residents of Preston
and others for hiking, birding, photography, and other low impact uses. But the area is
important in other ways. This upland land is the watershed area that flows into
Poquetanuck Cove, along which A valonia owns the Poquetanuck Sedge Beds.
Poquetanuck Cove is a sensitive and unique tidal estuary of the Thames River, and it
borders both Preston and Ledyard. In the last two years, Avalonia has been able to
partner with US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Eastern Connecticut Conservation
District, the CT Department of Environmental Protection, and the Thames River Basin
Partnership, as well as the Conservation Commissions in the towns of Ledyard and
Preston, to win several grants (a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Long Island
Sound Futures Grant, aCT DEP Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) grant) which have
enabled marsh restoration to begin and to continue in Poquetanuck Cove. The restoration
work in progress has focused on the eradication of the invasive Phragmites australis,
which can choke the cove and endanger fauna and flora there.

Clearly our efforts to keep the water quality high in Poquetanuck Cove require the
support of nearby property owners-and the Town of Preston's possession of the former
Hospital property now makes it a big new neighbor, one with which A valonia and other
residents of Preston look forward to developing a good, working, "green" relationship.

In general, whatever the Town of Preston does on the former Hospital site will affect
water quality in the Thames River, in Poquetanuck Cove, in many brooks and streams-
all of it flowing down to Long Island Sound. All this has much to do with water quality
in the region in the future. We therefore applaud enthusiastically any plans that would
reserve as open space or as natural preserve some of the upland area we described above.

The Brownsfield Clean-up Grants for which the Town of Preston has applied do not, of
course, directly target the wooded uplands and streams that are under consideration for
recreational use and preservation. But these woods and streams ARE adjacent to areas of
the hospital property that are badly contaminated and which would be remediated by the
grants. One can't invite the children and families of one's town for a hike or a swim or
an overnight's camping next door to a brownsfield. The cleanup is an essential first step
in a lengthy process that we hope will lead to the Town of Preston' s planning for and
executing responsible development that is also aware of the environment and the
importance of open space to the town.

By cleaning up the buildings, power plants, residences, and other facilities so
contaminated by thoughtless past usage, the Town of Preston begins a process that will
culminate, we hope, in honoring the beauty of the land on site that has not been
contaminated-and in returning a potentially wonderful piece of land back to many forms
of active use. The Brownsfield Cleanup Grants are a key component of returning this
land to a condition in which it can be enjoyed by all the people of Southeastern CT.

Sincerely yours,
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Robert Chapin, ~:r~a:~;~son                                         October 7, 2010
Preston Directors, Avalonia Land Conservancy, Inc.

cc: Sandy Ewing, PRA
   K. Warzecha, Preston Town Hall
                                                UNCAS
                                                HEALTH
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                              Your Local Health Department

October 7, 2010
Ms. Diane Kelley
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Brownfields Coordinator
John W. McCormack Building
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Boston, Massachusetts, 02109-3912


Re: Letter of Support for EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant Application
     Former Norwich Mental Hospital Property, Preston Connecticut


Dear Ms. Kelley:


The Uncas Health District enthusiastically supports the Preston Redevelopment
Agency's (PRA) application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a
Brownfields Assessment Grant for the 390-acre Former Norwich Mental Hospital
property (Hospital property) and to partner with the PRA in successfully redeveloping the
property. As a regional health department. the Uncas Health District works closely with
its area municipalities to assess the health status of the residents and provide
recommendations on how to improve the overall health of the community.


The Uncas Health District strongly encourages the Town of Preston to identify
opportunities to improve the conditions of Norwich Hospital property to protect the health
of its residents. Many Connecticut cities and towns have abandoned structures such as
old factories, textile mills, and hospital properties. These structures often contain
materials, such as asbestos and lead, which may be carried by wind to surrounding
areas. The impact to potable water wells can be catastrophic due to the leaching of
unidentified materials. While the public generally will have only a low-level exposure, any
impact can be minimized by expediting the cleanup and proper re-use of the property.

                        401 West Thames Street- Suite 106, Norwich, CT 06360
                        Telephone No. (860) 823-1189 FAX No. (860) 887-7898
                                     E-Mail: office@uncashd.org
                                   Intemet: http://www.uncashd.org
The staff of the Uncas Health District will continue to provide public health education,
assessment, and support to the residents of Preston and the surrounding communities.
We will also provide any technical and intermediary support that is needed relative to
this project.


Please contact me if there is anything we can do to assist in the implementation of the
post-award project objectives.


Sincerely,




Patrick R. McCormack, MPH
Director of Health




                       401 West Thames Street - Suite 106, Norwich, CT 06360
                       Telephone No. (860) 823-1189 FAX No. (860) 887-7898
                                     E-Mail: office@uncashd.org
                                  Internet: http://www.uncashd.org
         ATTACHMENT F2

LETTERS OF COMMITMENT AND SUPPORT
FROM KEY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
                                                                                    DEC D

                                                                                    State of Connecticut
                                                                                    Department of Economic and
                                                                                    Community Development


October 13,2010


Ms. Diane Kelley
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Brownfields Coordinator
John W. McCormack Building
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Boston, Massachusetts, 02109-3912

Re: Letter of Support for EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant Application
     Former Norwich State Hospital Property, Preston Connecticut

Dear Ms. Kelly:

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Office of
Brownfield Remediation and Development (OBRD) is pleased to provide this letter of support for
the Preston Redevelopment Agency's application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
for a Brownfields Assessment Grant for the 390-acre former Norwich State Hospital property
(Hospital property).

It is our understanding that the funding provided by the assessment grant will be used to assess
and quantifY building-associated hazards and soil and groundwater contamination. This data will
allow the Town to develop accurate and concise cost estimates and contract documents for site
redevelopment. The Hospital property is characterized by dozens of deteriorating abandoned
buildings each containing asbestos, lead paint and hazardous substances. These buildings
represent a physical threat to human health as well as a potential threat of release of these
substances to the environment.

OBRD's mission is to redevelop brownfield propeliies in Connecticut, promote smart growth
principles, and strengthen pUblic-private partnerships by providing solutions. The Hospital
property is both a brownfield site and a significant regional economic development resource. As
a priority project in Southeast Connecticut's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
(CEDS) we suppoli its return to productive use for the state's and region'S economy. An
assessment grant award is critical in realizing the property's potential, and will greatly aid DECD
in identifYing potential funding sources for the phased remediation and redevelopment of the site.

Sincerely,

,~~
Peter S. Simmons
Executive Director

cc: Joan McDonald, Commissioner
    Susan Decina, OBRD Project Manager




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October 13, 2010

Ms. Diane Kelley
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Brownfields Coordinator
John W. McCormack Building
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Boston, Massachusetts, 02109-3912

Re: Former NOIwich Mental Hospital Property, Preston, Connecticut
    EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant Application

Dear Ms. Kelley:

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) supports the Preston Redevelopment Agency's
application for a Brownfields Assessment Grant to further the redevelopment of the
Norwich Mental Hospital property.

The Town of Preston is located within the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley
National Heritage Corridor, designated by Congress in 1994 because of the region's
unique cultural and natural resources. TLGV, as the management entity for the
National Heritage Corridor, has just completed a new ten-year management plan.
Redevelopment of the Norwich Mental Hospital property is consistent with, and in fact
exemplifies, the type of project contemplated by the following strategy statements in the
new management plan:

         Promote the repurposing, as feasible, of old industrial structures that retain a
         dominant visual and psychological impact within our communities. Support
         municipalities and property owners cleaning up contaminants without
         compromising The Last Green Valley's cultural and natural resources;

         Encourage economic development that will provide jobs, income, and financial
         incentives, focuses attention on local products and talents, and is compatible with
         The Last Green Valley's natural and cultural resources;

         Identify, reuse, and revitalize historic districts, village centers and buildings
         including mills, civic buildings, and residences; and




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        enhance the quality of the region's surface and ground waters.

The Town will use funds from the Brownfields Assessment Grant to assess and quantify
building-associated hazards and soil and groundwater contamination and to develop
accurate and concise cost estimates and contract documents to prepare the property for
redevelopment. Dozens of deteriorating abandoned buildings at the Hospital property
contain asbestos, lead paint and hazardous substances are in an advanced state of
deterioration. These buildings represent a physical threat to human health as well as a
potential threat of release of these SUbstances to the environment. Soil at the property
is contaminated with asbestos, hazardous materials, pesticides, and petroleum,
whereas groundwater is contaminated with volatile organic compounds and petroleum.
EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant funds will allow the Town to take a critical step in
order to successfully realize the property's full redevelopment potential.

Funds from a Brownfields Assessment Grant will also build upon the investment EPA
has already made at the site through a previous grant award. Finally, the Assessment
Grant funds will help leverage additional grant funding from other federal and state
sources which will accelerate the process of preparing the site for redevelopment.

It is critical for this type of redevelopment project to succeed if The Last Green Valley is
to retain its unique cultural and natural resources. We strongly support the Preston
Redevelopment Agency's application and stress that this is an important project not only
to the town, but to the entire National Heritage Corridor.

Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank
you very much for your consideration of Preston's application.

Sincerely,


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Lois b'uino~
Deputy Executive Director




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                                                                               William C. Champagne, President
      Buckingham Memoria! MU,seum                                          307 Main Street, Norwich, CT 06360
                                                              860-889-0303 - www.norwichhistoricalsociety.org




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Officers:

President                           Ms. Diane Kelley
William C.                          Environmental Protection Agency
Ch&l1pagne
                                    Regional Brownfields Coordinator
'V"ice President                    John W. McCormack Building
Olive Buddington
                                    5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Treasurer                           Boston, MA 02109-3912
?eter Maneri, Jr.

Assistant Treasurer                 Dear Ms. Kelley,
SE'Hy Gagnon

Secretary                       .This letter is in support of the application from the Preston Redevelopment
j)ianne Brown                    Agency for a Brownfields Assessment Grant for the former Norwich State
Past President                   Hospital property.
\ViJliam B. Stanley
                                    The mission of the Norwich Historical Society is to protect, preserve, and
Board Members:                      promote Norwich's rich history. This site has been a major part of that
Francis Archambeault                history for over 100 years. The redevelopment of this property is
Eric Beit                           important to not only Preston and Norwich, but the region and State as
John A. Cotter
FFJth Damon Davison                 well. A brownfields assessment is a necessary place to start any
Denison Gibbs                       redevelopment efforts.
Geoffrey McLean
Dmrid Oat
Le"vis Randall                      The Norwich Historical Society would be glad to partner with the Preston
Lottie B. Scott
Troy Shoemaker
                                    Redevelopment Agency in their efforts to improve this significant
S3:ndra Soucy                       property.
Da"d,d Thompson
Roberta Vincent



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   Ms. Diane Kelley
   Environmental Protection Agency
   Regional Brownfields Coordinator
   John W. McCormack Building
   5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
   Boston, Massachusetts, 02109-3912                                               October 12, 2010



   RE:     Supporting Letter - Preston Riverwalk Project

   Dear Ms Kelley:

   This is a letter of support for the application for funding on behalf of the Town of Preston,
   CT for their Preston Riverwalk project.

   Preston has taken on the considerable responsibility of preparing 390 acres of the former
   Norwich State Hospital site for redevelopment and its return as a major site of economic
   activity in the region. The City of Norwich and our organization have been working
   alongside the community of Preston to advance a very difficult body of work which is even
   more difficult given the current downturn ofthe marketplace in eastern Connecticut.

   Preston has been diligent about establishing a thoughtful and informed plan along with
   phased action steps to accomplish this task in an achievable manner. We are confident that
   the communities within the region will be able to leverage additional economic development
   activities from the fine work Preston has tmdertaken.

   The Norwich Community Development Corporation is pleased to support Preston in their
   effort to help advance the economy of the region through their work on the former Norwich
   State Hospital site, now known as Preston Riverwalk. We look forward to working with the
   Preston Redevelopment Agency and the entire community to create a brighter future for the
   entire region of eastern Connecticut.


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   Robert B. Mills
   Executive Director


   cc: K. Warzecha- Preston



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                  77 MAIN STREET, NORWICH,   CT 06360 PHONE' 860.887.6964   FAX> 860.887.3438
Friends of the Preston Public Library
c/o Preston Public Library
389 Route 2
Preston, Connecticut 06365

October 6, 2010

Ms. Diane Kelly
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Brownfields Coordinator
John W. McCormack Building
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Boston, Massachusetts 02109-3912

Dear Ms. Kelley,

The Friends of the Preston Public Library is comprised of many individuals who are dedicated to
volunteering services in our beautiful town of Preston, CT. Each of us on the Friends of the
Library has lived in Town for many, many years. We have stayed in Preston because we love
our town and its residents.

As you would assume, each individual in the Friends of the Library has his or her own ideas on
the best way to proceed in developing the potential of our Town. While our development ideas
may differ, each and every one of us wants Preston to be a safe, beautiful, and comfortable place
to live.

For these reasons, those of us on the Friends of the Library support the Preston Redevelopment
Agency's efforts to remove the hazards and contaminates located on the former Norwich State
Hospital property (now known as Preston Riverwalk). We would like to see the property
developed to ensure direct community benefits. This property will bring positive benefits to the
Town AND to the surrounding region in terms of job creation, tax revenue, and by enhancing the
quality of life in Preston.

The Friends of the Library support the Preston Redevelopment Agency in achieving the goals of
developing the property. Successful redevelopment will benefit all residents. To this end, many
Friends of the Library group attend public meetings, voice our opinions to ensure the Preston
Redevelopment Agency does not lose the focus of the project, and many of us are willing to help
in concrete ways, such as administrative tasks of filing, typing, and achieving information,
conducting research, or distributing or collecting information.
While none of us individually can complete large tasks, large tasks can be completed by many
smaller tasks undertaken by individuals and groups.

Thank you.

Sincerely,



Patricia Berthiaume
President, Friends of the Preston Public Library
                                                                                            574 New London Tpke.
                                                                                            Norwich, Connecticut 06360-2497
                                                                                            (860) 383-5206 • FAX (860) 886-6692




   Office of the President



                                                              October 12, 2010

Ms. Diane Kelley
Regional Brownfields Coordinator
u.s. Environmental Protection Agency, Region # 1
Suite 1100, Mail Code HBT
1 Congress Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

       Re:     EPA BROWN FIELDS CLEANUP GRANT APPLICATION
               TOWN OF PRESTON, CONNECTICUT

Dear Ms. Kelley,

       Three Rivers Community College supports the grant application by the Town of Preston
for the Brownfields cleanup of the former Norwich State Hospital property. This property is
strategically located in Eastern Connecticut, along the scenic Thames River, Route 2 and
Interstate 395, which makes it a keystone in the economic future of our region.

      The Norwich State Hospital property, in addition to the many proposed uses, has the
potential to provide additional learning place for the college's students and faculty where the
emphasis would be placed on environmental studies and marsh and wetland conservation.
None of this can be considered unless and until the contaminants are removed. On behalf of
our College I respectfully ask that you approve the Town of Preston's application

      Thank you for you kind consideration.


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        ATTACHMENTF3

LETTERS OF SUPPORT FROM CITIZENS
                                      10114/2010

Robert Congdon
First Selectman
Town of Preston


Mr. Congdon:

       The following is a report of emergency responses since January 1,2005 to the
former Norwich Hospital site located at 14 Route 12 Preston.

   •   4 structure fIres
   •   14 emergency stand by assigmnents
   •   9 medical calls
   •   6 brush fIres
   •   4 search and rescues
   •   6 assistance to police calls
   •   1 dumpster fIre
   •   11 Fire Marshal investigations


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Chief Thomas P.   ~
Preston Fire & Emergency
                               NORMAN       J. GAUTHIER
                          1 6 JUUAN DRIVE, PRESTON, CT 06365
                                    N. Gauthier@usa.net


October 6, 2010


Ms, Diane Kelley
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Brownfields Coordinator
John W, McCormack Building
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Boston, Massachusetts, 02109-3912


Subject: Letter of Support for EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant Application for the
         former Norwich State Hospital Property in Preston, Connecticut

Dear Ms, Kelley,

I have been a resident of the Town of Preston, Connecticut for thirty-five years, During
that time I have had family members and friends who were employed at the former Norwich
State Hospital located in the Town. Over the years, my family and neighbors have enjoyed
the use of recreation and social service facilities that were available to the public at the
hospital site
Since the State of Connecticut abandoned the property fifteen years ago, I have watched the
buildings deteriorate from the lack of environmental protection and maintenance. Many of
the abandoned buildings contain asbestos, lead paint and hazardous substances and are in an
advanced state of deterioration, These buildings represent a physical threat to human health
as well as a potential threat of release of these substances to the environment. Prior surveys
have shown that soil at the property is contaminated with asbestos, hazardous materials,
pesticides, and petroleum, whereas groundwater is contaminated with volatile organic
compounds and petroleum.
The Town has purchased the former hospital property from the State and is now responsible
for the cleanup of this brownfields site. The 390-acre property has the potential to bring
significant benefits to the Town and the region through job creation, new tax revenue and
enhancing the quality of our life for residents of the area.
The Preston Redevelopment Agency has applied to the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency for a Brownfields Assessment Grant to be used to assess and quantify soil and
groundwater contamination and building-associated hazards and allow the Town to develop
accurate and concise cost estimates and contract documents to prepare the property for
redevelopment.
I support the objectives of the Redevelopment Agency and request that the EPA make
Brownfields Assessment funds available to support this sorely needed project.


Respectfully,                ~

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Norman J. Gauthier
                                       --
William R. Legler
55 McClimon Rd.
Preston, Connecticut

10 October 2010

Ms. Diane Kelly
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Brownfield's Coordinator
John W. McCormack Building
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Boston, Massachusetts 02109-3912




Dear Ms Kelley,

  I have actively supported the purchase and development of Preston
Riverwalk (formerly Norwich Hospital Property) since moving to the
Town in 2007. It has been not only an eyesore in Preston, but in the
region since it was abandoned in the mid 1990's and left to decay
and neglected by its previous custodians.

   I firmly believe that this property is critical to the economic survival
of not only the Town of Preston, but the Southeast region as well. It
could be a pristine property and would serve the entire region,
creating jobs enhancing the tax base and the overall quality of life. I
believe that developing this property is critical to the overall well being
and economic survival of the of the entire southeast region of
Connecticut. In a time when job creation is the political call of duty,
this property can and could provide an immediate answer, creating
construction jobs in the short term and more permanent jobs in a
variety of areas long term.

  Since this project has started, I have shown my support and interest
in the development of the property, not only by my votes but by
attending many of their weekly meetings. Although I completely
support the overall efforts, at times I have also been somewhat of an
outspoken critic voicing my opinion many times.

   As this project moves forward, I will continue my overall support by
attending weekly meetings, voting and even offering assistance in
any way I can. This would include joining a community support
committee, lending my background in writing Contracts, Task Orders
and financial tracking, if called upon to do so. In closing, I would hope
that the EPA would assist the town and region by providing financial
support so this property can be made a viable part of the
Southeastern Connecticut's economic recovery.

Respectfully,


~~.~L
October 14, 2010

Kathleen Nichols
617 Route 165
Preston, CT 06365

Ms. Diane Kelly
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Brownfield's Coordinator
John W. McCormack Building
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Boston, MA 02109-3912

       Re: Letter of Support for EPA Brownfield's Assessment Grant Application for the Former
       Norwich State Hospital Property, Preston, CT.

Dear Ms. Kelly:

I am writing to you to express my sincere support of the Preston Redevelopment Agency's
(PRA) Brownfield grant application to the u.S. Environmental Protection Agency. I firmly
believe the dedication and hard work of the PRA will have an everlasting and positive economic
impact on southeastern CT.

Since moving to Preston, CT 10 years ago, I have witnessed firsthand the dire need for
economic growth in southeastern Connecticut. When my husband and I moved to Connecticut,
we did so with the drive to open our own business and become self-employed. With hard work
and several bank loans, we were successful in opening our business; employed several people
and contributed to our community. However, after several years the area was unable to
sustain our business and eventually we were forced to sell (the business has since closed).
During this time, we began our search for employment in the area. Sadly we discovered that
without committing ourselves to an hour commute each way daily, the only jobs available were
low-paying casino jobs. The wages offered by these types of jobs do not allow for the average
family to do anything but just get by day to day, without being able to plan for the future of
their children or themselves. We need to create jobs in the southeastern CT area that would
enhance this area and contribute to the overall quality of life for its residents.

I commit myselfto supporting the efforts of the PRA by attending town meetings, voting, and
offering my time and support in whatever ways the PRA would deem necessary. With respect, I
urge the EPA make Brownfield's Assessment funds available to the PRA in support of this
project.

~ectfuIlY,

~~~~u.J5
 October 14, 2010

Ms. Diane Kelley
Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Brownfields Coordinator
John W. McCormack BUilding
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Boston, Massachusetts, 02109-3912

Dear Ms. Kelly:

I am writing this letter to support the efforts of the Preston Redevelopment Agency
(PRA) in submitting an EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant Application for the Former
Norwich Hospital Property located in Preston, Connecticut.

PRA has worked diligently and taken the initiative to remediate the blighted and
abandoned property since their inception in 2009. The agency's first priority has been
to complete a comprehensive assessment of the contamination at the site. A great deal
of environmental work has been completed, but this assessment is important to
determine in more detail the level of contamination at the site.

The parcel has a prime location, adjacent to or near the Mohegan Casino, the
pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, the Providence and Worchester Railroad line, and the
Thames River, and an opportunity exists for significant development that can diversify
and expand the region's and state's dragging economy. The completion of the
environmental assessment and the eventual remediation of the site is not only critical,
but essential to remove the blight and significant health hazard that currently exists at
the site prior to seeking the redevelopment of this prime property.

As a tax payer of the Town of Preston and a resident of the City of Norwich, I hope that
you will look favorably at approving this grant.

Very truly yours,

~~
Linda Gardner
36 High Meadow Lane
Norwich, CT 06360
Preston Taxpayer

								
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