Park & Rec Commission Announces 2011 Summer Programs

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Lyme Park and Recreation

2011

Summer Programs and Activities

Lyme Park and Recreation is pleased to offer the following summer programs and activities into the summer schedule for the citizens of Lyme.  We are also very excited to bring a few new activities into the summer schedule.  Some will be offered to Old Lyme residents as well.  Please fill out the appropriate form(s) and return them as soon as possible to the Lyme Town Hall at 480 Hamburg Rd. Lyme, CT. 06371 attention to Park and Rec. or Jason Thornton.  DO NOT SEND FORMS INTO SCHOOL!      Should you have any questions, please contact Jason Thornton at 860-598-9344.

 

 

 

 

4TH OF JULY TOWN PARADE, PICNIC, AND CONCERT

Date: Monday, July 4th

Location: Begins at Camp Claire on Cove Rd.

Ends at The Grange for food, music, and games.

The Cove Road 4th of July parade has been a Lyme tradition for years.  Participants in the parade should gather between 9:00 and 10:00am at Camp Claire.  The Parade will convene at 10:00 or when everyone is ready.  Lyme Parks and Recreation will be providing food and fun activities at the Grange following the parade. Look for additional advertised information as the 4th draws near.  No registration required.  Two for the Show will be performing following the parade.

 

UK INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CAMP

 

Date: June 27 – July 1     Location – Townwoods

Ages 6-16 $104/Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-12:00 noon

Ages 4-6 $73/Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-10:30AM

 or 10:30AM-12:00 noon

Advanced training for the 11-18 year old player.  Innovative curriculum and assessment.  Participants will receive a soccer ball, T-shirt, and evaluation. Please bring a water bottle and shin guards each day.  Brochures and registration forms for this activity are available in the Lyme Town Hall.  Would you like a coach to stay with your family?  If you are interested in housing a coach, please check the appropriate box on the MLS registration form.  Open to Lyme and Old Lyme residents.  If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Hallahan at 434-2580.

CHILDREN’S ARTS AND CRAFTS

 

Date: July 11 – 15 Monday – Friday

Location: Lyme Consolidated School Cafeteria

Fee: None

Join Sue Fiscus to create arts and crafts projects working with a variety of mediums, such as clay, paints, chalk, beads and tissue paper.  Open to all children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. Kindergarten  through 2nd grade will meet from 8:45AM – 10:45 AM.  Grades 3 through 5 will meet from 11:00 – 2:00.  Please send a nutritious snack and juice box with your child each day and BRING A SMOCK!  Be prompt when picking up your children as our instructors have other commitments.  Limit of 12 participants per session. Open to Lyme residents only. To register, please complete registration form and return to Sue Fiscus at 4 Squire Hill RD. Old Lyme.

For any questions call Sue at 434-3979.

 

 

SWIMMING LESSONS

 

Date: July 18 – 22 & July 25 – 29 between 10:00 and 1:00, half hour time slots depending on level placement.

 Placement will be on Monday, July 18 between 10:00 and 11:30

Location: Eno Residence, 75 Tantorantum Road, Lyme

Fee: none

Open to all children entering kindergarten and up.  All swimmers should attend on Monday, July 18th sometime between 10:00 and 11:30 for level placement and class assignment.  Since this activity is held at a private home, parents/guardians must remain on site to supervise their children.  Open to Lyme residents only.  To register, complete registration form and return to the Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road.  Any questions call Trudy Burgess at 860-434-5955.

 

New This Summer

 

Art Programs with Kristen Thornton

To register or any questions please contact Kristen at 598-9344 or email at kristenthornton@aol.com

 

Mini Workshops

 At Lyme School – Cafeteria

9:30 – 11:30

Ages 7 – 11

$22 most supplies are included

June 30 – Cupcake decorating – celebrate the start to summer!

July 20 – Jewelry – Not just for girls – Summer braided hemp bracelets and necklaces.

July 21 – Tie Dye – crazy colored summer wear and accessories.

July 22 – Fairy houses

 

Art Club

Each week we will meet for 2 hours at a different location to draw or paint some local treasures like Guillette’s castle, Devils Hopyard, and local farms. The times and locations will be determined weekly, to provide a flexible schedule throughout the summer.  Sign up per week at $15 per session. There will be a minimum of 4 students to run it each week. It will be open to students age 10 to 14 who are serious about art. If interested and to get a list of supplies call Kristen at 598-9344 or email at kristenthornton@aol.com

  MAD SCIENCE CAMPS

 

Located at the Lyme Consolidated School Cafeteria

$119 – Crazy Chemistry Ages 5-12

July 18 – 22, from 9:00am to noon

Ooey Gooey Slime, and glow in the dark concoctions await you in the world of Crazy Chemistry. Make secret messages, and explore all the states of matter. You become the Mad Scientist in this incredible week of hands on activities.

$125 – N.A.S.A Academy of Future Space Explorers Ages 5-12

August 1 – 5, from 9:00am to noon

This stellar program is your ticket to the stars! Watch star dust burn, and journey through a soapy galaxy as you investigate the life cycleof stars! Use your bead dipper to create a 3 -dimensional glow-in the dark constellation. Investigate the four forces of flight, and explore the science involved in rocket construction as you build your own Rocket to take home.

 

To register fill out the form and mail with check to the Lyme Town Hall or contact Mad Science of Southeastern CT to pay with a credit card. Call 860 376-9451or register online at WWW.MADSCIENCE.ORG/SECONN.

 

ROWING

 

For further information, questions, and to register go to oldlymerowing.org

2009 Summer Sailing Lessons At Hamburg Cove Yacht Club

The Hamburg Cove Yacht Club and the Lyme Park and Recreation Department are offering a Junior Sailing Program at The Hamburg Cove Yacht Club on Cove Road in Lyme this summer. The program is open to students between the ages of 9 and 15 and is focused on the beginner to intermediate level. Four, one-week sessions will be offered July 18 -22nd (Wk1), July25-29th(Wk2,. Week 3(Aug 1-5th) & Week 4 (Aug. 8-12th) . All classes are from 9 AM to 3 PM.  Inquire about scholarship opportunities. Certified instructors will teach the program. In the interests of safety, we do require that the students are able to demonstrate rudimentary swimming ability. Registration will be open from April 15th to June 15th 2009. If interested, please call George Mooney at 434-6023 for further information or go to www.hcyc.com.

 

Baseball with Between the Lines

 

Monday – Thursday,August 8 -11th rainy day make up the 12th

Townwoods field

Fee – $125

To register go to www.betweenthelinessports.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summertime Play Dates

for kindergartners and 3rd graders attending Lyme School this fall

Please join us for any (or all) of the following play dates

on the Lyme School playground:

Saturday, July 16th, 10-11 a.m.

Wednesday, August 10th, 6-7 p.m.

Saturday, August 27th, 10-11 a.m.

Water and fruit punch will be provided by the PTO.

Questions? Call Karen at 860-434-6319 or Liz at 860-434-3285.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES

∙Please use separate registration forms for each family member.

∙Brochures for other camps/programs are available at the town hall.

∙Pre-registration is required for all programs except the 4th of July Picnic.  Please be considerate of those coordinating, leading, and ordering materials for programs by registering early.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers, parents, coaches, and participants who make these programs possible.  If you are interested in volunteering or coaching please contact Jason Thornton at 598-9344.

BEST WISHES FOR A FUN, HEALTHY,

AND SAFE SUMMER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LYME PARKS AND RECREATION

Lyme Parks and Rec. Art and Crafts Summer Program Registration 2009

July 11 – 15

 

Participant’s Name:_____________________________________Grade_________

Address:_______________________________________________________________

Phone:________________________________________________________________

             (list both phone and cell# please)

Emergency Contact:___________________________________________________

                                            (Name)                                       (phone#)

I give my consent for my child to participate in the following program and signing this form, I understand that I will assume all responsibility for any accidents or injuries incurred.

Parent or Legal Guardian:_____________________________________________

Is there anything we should know about your child medically or otherwise?_____________________________________________________________

 

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Arts and crafts will be held in the Lyme Consolidated School Cafeteria.  Please register my child for: (Please select only one.) Class size is limited to only 12.

Kindergarten through 2nd grade:____________8:45 – 10:45am

Grade 3-5____________________________11:00am – 2:00

Return completed forms to: Sue Fiscus at 4 Squire Hill RD. Old Lyme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mad Science Camps

Session 1 – Crazy Chemistry:  July 18 – 22          Session 2 – N.A.S.A:  Aug. 1 -5

 

Participant’s Name:____________________ Grade:________ Session:_____________________

Address:__________________________________________________________________________

Phone:____________________________________________________________________________

             (list both home phone and cell# please)

Emergency Contact:_______________________________________________________________

                                            (Name)                                       (phone#)

I give my consent for my child to participate in the following program and signing this form, I understand that I will assume all responsibility for any accidents or injuries incurred.

Parent or Legal Guardian:_________________________________________________________

Is there anything we should know about your child medically or otherwise?________________________________________________________________________

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Lyme Parks and Rec. Summer Swimming Program Registration 2009

Program runs for two weeks

July 18-22 and July 25-29

Placement is Monday July 18th 10:00-11:30

 

Participant’s Name:____________________________________ Age:______________________

Address:__________________________________________________________________________

Phone:____________________________________________________________________________

             (list both phone and cell# please)

Emergency Contact:_______________________________________________________________

                                            (Name)                                       (phone#)

I give my consent for my child to participate in the following program and signing this form, I understand that I will assume all responsibility for any accidents or injuries incurred.

Parent or Legal Guardian:_________________________________________________________

Is there anything we should know about your child medically or otherwise?________________________________________________________________________

Selectmen’s Newsletter Spring/Summer 2011

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

 

                                                         SELECTMEN’S NEWSLETTER

                                                             SPRING/SUMMER 2011

With the passage of the budget for fiscal year 2012 at the town’s Annual Meeting at the end of May, the Board of Selectmen now wishes to inform residents of pending projects and other matters of interest concerning our community.

First, some good news, our mil rate is going down. After the budget meeting, the Board of Finance voted to set the new rate for the upcoming fiscal year at 13.50, down from the present 13.55.

The town crew will be undertaking an ambitious oiling schedule this year. Beaver Brook, Bill hill, Becket Hill, Brockway’s Ferry, Burr, Day Hill, Gungy and Keeny Roads are all slated for treatment. Work on Tantumorantum Road is already underway. The seriously deteriorated southern portion has been ground up and re-graded. Paving and fence work will begin shortly and probably will have been completed by the time this newsletter is published. It has not been determined as yet whether the entire road will be paved this year as oil prices have made the cost for asphalt extremely volatile. Please excuse any delays or inconvenience you may encounter as we attempt to get our roads back in shape after a brutal winter.

Another infrastructure related project involves the Joshuatown Road Bridge. State Department of Transportation inspections reveal the possibility of critical scour issues. Test borings will be done this summer to determine whether the bridge’s footings have been eroded to a point where they are no longer seated on bedrock.

The town also continues to work on a closure plan for the Brush Hill Road landfill. The engineering firm of Fuss & O’Neill has been retained to help steer us through the Department of Environmental Protection maze of closure regulations. We have been given five years to complete the project and will be working on a parallel track to secure a transfer station permit for the facility so we will still have a place to dispose of bulky waste, brush and other items.

Beginning with the 2012 budget, the town will be aggressively setting aside funds to cover the costs to avoid having to borrow. In other landfill related news, electronic waste is now being accepted at the site. A list of accepted items is available in the Announcements section of the town web page, or by calling the town hall at 860-434-7733.

Lyme now has a new ordinance dealing with driveway plowing. Unfortunately, over the past several years, the town crew has had to deal with an increasing number of situations where residents have cleared their driveways and left large amounts of snow on our streets in the process. This presents significant safety issues and it has not been possible to correct the situation with simple requests for cooperation. Infractions will now come with a $50.00 fine per violation.

The Town Campus Center Planning Committee continues its work to develop a proposal for possible renovation and expansion of the town hall and library. The conceptual design work is almost done and there will be a second informational meeting in the near future to update residents on what will be proposed. The next step, which is funded in the 2012 budget, will be to develop schematic designs. At this point it will become possible to develop reliable cost estimates to ultimately be submitted for voter consideration.

The concept of regionalism has been making headlines of late as the State of Connecticut and municipalities look for more cost effective ways to deliver services to our respective communities. To this end, the state has been pressing for consolidation of regional planning organizations. Presently, there are 15 and the number we are hearing after some form reconfiguration is 8. Lyme is a member of the nine town Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency which some years ago formed a legislatively permitted association with the Mid-State Regional Planning Organization. In order to avoid a state mandated consolidation order which not be of our choosing, the two groups have requested and received approval from the state Office of Policy and Management to form a council of governments. Planning is underway to effect this consolidation which should be completed by the end of the 2012 fiscal year.

You may have noticed some new signs on display at our town boundaries designating Lyme as a HeartSafe Community. This comes as a result of a Lyme Ambulance Association initiative to train town hall staff in CPR and the operation of a so called Automated External Defibrillator which has been installed in the town hall. Hopefully, it will never have to be used, but should an emergency situation arise we are now equipped and trained to deal with it. Thanks to the Ambulance Association and instructor Karen Dahle for providing the training as well as this valuable asset.

Finally, as we assume everyone knows by now, long-time Town Clerk Ruth Perry has retired after 30 years of exemplary service to the Town of Lyme. An event to thank her and recognize her many contributions is being planned for Wednesday, July 20th at the Old Lyme Beach Club. We will publish additional details as plans are firmed up and try not to embarrass her too much, but we’re not going to let her just quietly slip out of town.

As always, the Board of Selectmen welcomes questions and comments and wishes all a safe, enjoyable summer.

Annual Budget Meeting Adopts Ordinance and Budget

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

 

May 27, 2011

 

The Town Meeting was called to order at 8:00 PM by Ralph Eno, First Selectman.  The Meeting was then organized by the selection of Rowland Ballek as Moderator.  The Moderator asked Linda Winzer, Town Clerk, to read the Call to the Meeting:

“Electors and citizens qualified to vote in Town Meeting are hereby warned and notified that the Annual Budget Meeting will be held Friday, May 27, 2011 at the Lyme Consolidated School, Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT at 8:00 PM for presentation of the following agenda:

  1. Acknowledge receipt of the Town Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.
  2. Consider and act on an ordinance concerning the improper removal of snow and ice on to public highways, roads and rights of way in the Town of Lyme.
  3. Consider and act on estimates and recommendations of the Board of Finance for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2012.

Dated at Lyme, CT this 2nd day of May 2011.

Please remember to license your dog/dogs in the month of June.

Ralph F. Eno, First Selectman

Parker H. Lord, Selectman

Steven Mattson, Selectman”

The first order of business to come before the Meeting was to acknowledge receipt of the Town Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.  Moved and seconded.  Voted:  Affirmative.

The second order of business to come before the Meeting was to consider and act on an ordinance concerning the improper removal of snow and ice on to public highways, roads and rights of way in the Town of Lyme.

An Ordinance Concerning Throwing Snow and Ice into Public Streets in the Town of Lyme

Whereas:  it is the responsibility of the Town of Lyme to maintain its roads, streets and

     highways in order to insure the safety of the general public, and

Whereas:  this responsibility includes the removal of snow and ice and treatment of these

     roads, streets and highways during winter months, and

Whereas:  from time to time improper and irresponsible removal of snow and ice into

     town roads, streets and highways by private property owners abutting town

     rights of way presents significant hazards and compromises the Town of

     Lyme’s responsibility to provide for the health and safety of the general public

Now therefore:  be it ordained by the Town of Lyme, in Town meeting convened, that

                          pursuant to the provisions of Sections 7-148 © (6), (7) of the Connecticut

                          General Statutes, as amended, the following ordinance regulating private

                          Snow removal is adopted.

Section 1.  For the purposed of this ordinance, the terms “road”, “street” and “highway”

                  shall have the same definition as set forth in Section 13a-1 of the Connecticut

                  General Statutes, as amended.

Section 2.  No person shall throw or put, or cause to be thrown or put, any snow or ice

                  from a private premises into the road, street or highway in the Town of Lyme

                  in such a manner as to cause inconvenience or hazard to public travel.

Section 3.  If there is no alternative to pushing snow into the road, street or highway,

                  the plow operator must plow off the windrow left across the road, street or

      highway by re-plowing until the road, street or highway is safe.

Section 4.  The Board of Selectmen, or its designee, shall be responsible for enforcement

                  of this ordinance.  Any person who shall violate this ordinance shall be

                  deemed guilty of committing an infraction, and shall be fined FIFTY

      DOLLARS ($50.00) FOR EACH VIOLATION.

Section 5.  Such infraction fine shall be chargeable to the owner or occupant of the

      abutting property and shall be collectable by the Town of Lyme in the same

      manner that other debts to the town are collected.  Such expense shall be and

      continue to be a lien in favor of the town on such property or land.

This ordinance shall take effect fifteen (15) days after publication in a newspaper circulated in the Town of Lyme.

Moved and seconded.  First Selectman Eno stated that this is becoming an increasingly bothersome situation.  The town crew repeatedly returns to clear the streets to clear what has been put into them after their initial plowing.  People are not paying attention when asked to remedy the situation.  Mr. Eno sees this as the only recourse.  This ordinance is modeled after and is a compilation of ordinances from other towns.  The question was asked as to whether it was homeowners of private plowing companies that are engaging in the activity.  Mr. Eno stated that it was both.  The question was asked as to whether the private plowing companies had been spoken to.  Mr. Eno stated that they had, but the problem is growing.  It is felt that the fifty dollars will get their attention.  The question was asked as to whether the fine should be doubled.  Mr. Eno stated that they will see how it goes this first year.  The selectmen were thanked for their work on this ordinance.  It was stated that the ordinance will not be retroactive.  Voted:  Affirmative.

The third order of business to come before the Meeting was to consider and act on estimates and recommendations of the Board of Finance for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2012.  Moved and seconded.  Gary Reynolds, Chairman for the Board of Finance, stated that if adopted, the mil rate would be lowered from the current 13.55 to 13.50.  He also stated that Lyme is the only town in Connecticut lowering its mil rate after revaluation.  A question was asked as to whether state funding was included in the proposed budget.  Mr. Reynolds stated that state funding is included, but that Lyme is blessed that it does not receive much funding from the State, so it really doesn’t matter.  Voted:  Affirmative.

There being no further business to come before the Meeting, a motion was made and seconded to adjourn the Meeting.  Voted:  Affirmative.  The Meeting was adjourned at 8:07 PM.

The Board of Finance met immediately after the meeting to set the new mil rate at 13.50.

Recorded by:  Linda Winzer, Town Clerk