Environmental Committee Hearing Discusses Sunrise Resort

Despite the snow that blanketed the state on Friday, the CT legislature’s Environment Committee held a hearing to hear public opinion on the state-owned Sunrise Resort property in Moodus.


On Friday, the CT legislature’s Environment Committee held a hearing to give the public the opportunity to voice their opinion on legislation. One particular piece of legislation is a bill that would require the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to provide a report on the "status of the Sunrise Resort state property in East Haddam and develop a plan to assure the safety of the property."

The Sunrise Resort property, located in Moodus, was once a recreational destination spot for vacationers. It was purchased by the state in 2008 and has fallen into despair over the years.

The state intends to tear down the former resort buildings as most of the buildings have become derelict and present a hazard to curiosity-seekers, officials have said.

State Representative Melissa Ziobron (R- East Haddam), who has pushed for a plan for Sunrise Resort since taking office in January, hopes the state will help to preserve two historic buildings on the property that could be adversely affected. The DEEP, according to a press release, assured her in the hearing that care would be taken to proceed cautiously.

Read the detailed story on Friday's hearing here.


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