TOWN OF LYME FLU CLINIC – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM *PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE*

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Seasonal Flu Clinic to be held Friday, October 25, 2013 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme for Lyme residents age 50 years and over and persons age 18-49 years with a chronic medical condition.  No insurance or Medicare required.  No set fee – donations appreciated.  Please wear a short sleeved garment.  To schedule a visit for residents who are homebound, please call 860.434.7808.

 

15 STRAIGHT AND COUNTING

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

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The Lyme Fire Company’s antique Seagrave won the Best Appearing Motorized Antique Apparatus for the 15th consecutive year Sunday the 22nd at the annual State Fire Fighters’ Convention. The trophy was dedicated to the memory of past Chief Gary Reynolds who was one of the key fire company members who worked so diligently over many years to restore the Seagrave to mint condition.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING DATE SET

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Special Town Meeting

Monday, September 23, 2013

7:30 P.M., Lyme Consolidated School, Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT

Electors and citizens qualified to vote in Town Meeting are hereby warned and notified that there will be a Special Town Meeting Monday, September 23, 2013 at the Lyme Consolidated School, Hamburg Road, Lyme Connecticut commencing at 7:30 P.M. to conduct the following business:

1. Consider and act on a resolution to authorize raising the cap for the Library-Town Hall Campus Center project from the original 4.7 million dollars to a new total project cost limit of five million eighty thousand dollars ($5,080,000.00) with total public financing to remain capped at 3.7 million dollars.

          RESOLUTION

          TOWN HALL-LIBRARY PROJECT SPENDING CAP AMENDMENT

Whereas: Voters of the Town of Lyme approved construction of a new Library as well as renovation and expansion of the Town Hall at referendum in May of 2012, and

Whereas: Public financing for the project was capped at 3.7 million dollars and the total project cost fixed at 4.7 million dollars, and

Whereas: The bid solicitation process has resulted in a total project cost in excess of the original 4.7 million dollar spending cap, and

Whereas: the Lyme Public Library, Inc. has voted to provide private funding not to exceed three hundred and eighty thousand dollars ($380,000.00) to mitigate the increase in the total project cost in its entirety-

Now, therefore: be it resolved by the Town of Lyme, in Town Meeting convened, that the total project cost cap be raised from 4.7 million dollars to five million eighty thousand dollars ($5,080,000.00) with public financing to remain fixed at 3.7 million dollars.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND APPEAL REISSUED

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

The Board of Selectmen is once again issuing a request for assistance as the fund balance continues to shrink due to on going requests for help.

The country’s economic malaise continues to make itself felt in Lyme. Social Services Director Kathy Tisdale reports appeals for assistance with necessities such as home heating oil, utility bills and food are on the rise as the winter season approaches and demand is expected to be as great or greater than last year.

Traditionally, these requests are dealt with in a number of ways including a discretionary account at her disposal which is funded solely by private donations. It’s primary function is to provide help for people who for whatever reason cannot qualify for the usual programs for relief. The Town of Lyme does not allocate any taxpayer dollars to a budget line item for this purpose, relying exclusively on the periodic generosity of individuals and civic organizations to meet what heretofore had been a limited demand for public assistance.

Unrelenting pressure on her limited funds continues to jeopardize her ability to meet current requests for assistance in Lyme. The Board of Selectmen wishes to once again take this opportunity to make our community aware of this situation and encourage those who are so inclined to help replenish the account.

Donations may be sent to the attention of Kathy Tisdale, Social Services Director, Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, CT 06371. Checks should be made payable to the Emergency Assistance Fund.

Thanks to all for your time and consideration.

Respectfully,

The Lyme Board of Selectmen

VETERANS’ HAM & BEAN DINNER SCHEDULED

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The Lyme Veterans Committee will hold its annual Ham and Bean Dinner to raise funds for the Lyme Veterans’ Memorial Saturday, September 21st from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Lymes’ Senior Center at 26 Town Woods Road.

The menu includes: baked beans, ham, cole slaw, rolls and desert. Take outs are available and tickets are $10.00 each.

Tickets are available at Jane’s, and the Hadlyme Country Market, or you can get in touch with Veterans Committee members Ernie Lammer or Jim Beers.