TOWN ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Cooling Centers Open This Saturday & Sunday, Jul. 20 & 21

Given the extreme temperatures and humidity levels expected this coming weekend, the Towns of Lyme and Old Lyme are opening the Lymes' Senior Center at 26 Townwoods Road on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for individuals who would...

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Information from the Affordable Housing Commission

As it continues its efforts to increase the affordable housing available in Lyme, the Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) has identified information on low-interest loans that could benefit individual residents seeking affordable housing – over and above any actions...

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License Your Dog by June 30

Licenses are available for purchase (cash or check) in the Town Clerk’s office starting June 1.  Please bring the dog’s current rabies-vaccination certificate and its spay/neuter certificate (if applicable).  Cost is $8 for altered dogs, $19 for unaltered dogs.  

Recycling & Trash Disposal

To find out how to properly recycle or dispose of trash at the Transfer Station or Hamburg Recycling Center, please click here.

Upcoming Board Meetings

To find out when our town board meetings are generally held each month, please click here. For the specific dates and times of actual meetings, please see the town calendar below.

Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the meetings of many of our town boards and commissions can be found here.

TOWN CALENDAR

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Jul
23
Tue
Open Space Commission Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm
Jul
25
Thu
Summer Sounds @ Lymes' Senior Center
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm
Aug
1
Thu
Last Day To Pay Taxes Due in October 2017 @ Lyme Town Hall
Aug 1 all-day

Last day for timely payment of taxes levied on personal property list as of the previous October 1.

Town Hall is open today from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Summer Sounds @ Lymes' Senior Center
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm

CITIZEN SPOTLIGHT:  SKIP HINE

The Town of Lyme would like to thank Lyme resident Skip Hine – a sought-after commercial photographer whose profession has taken him all around the world – for generously sharing his gorgeous pictures of Lyme with the Town, for inclusion on our website and social media.  Skip has lived in Lyme for 36 years and been married to his wife, Deb, for 27.  Deb’s great-grandfather, Charles Vezin, was a Lyme impressionist.  Thank you, Skip!

LEARN MORE ABOUT LYME

Town Finances

Learn more about current and past town budgets by clicking here.

Town Plan

Read the results of the 10-year community surveys that define the guiding principles and goals of our town government here.

Annual Reports

Read our annual town reports here.

Regulations

Read the town regulations that govern zoning, inland wetlands and other matters here.

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Permits

Find the town permit or application you’re looking for here.

Maps

View our town maps for zoning, subdivisions, inland wetlands and more here.

Get Involved

Find out how to volunteer to serve on a town board, commission or committee here.

Voting

Register to vote and keep up with election news here.

Town Meetings

Learn how we govern by Town Meeting and read minutes of Town Meetings here.

MEETING MINUTES

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CITIZEN SPOTLIGHT:  BERNIE GIGLIOTTI

Bernie Gigliotti has lived in Lyme for 47 years.  For the past 18 of those years, he has served as the Town of Lyme’s Zoning Enforcement Officer (ZEO) – the individual responsible for overseeing and enforcing Lyme’s subdivision and zoning regulations, and inland wetlands and watercourse regulations.

It’s an important job. One of his peers describes the role of ZEOs as being the “foot soldiers” in the ongoing effort to keep the Lower Connecticut River Valley the scenic place it is.  Bernie agrees:  “My job is to guide residents on appropriate courses of action they can take to improve their properties while remaining in compliance with town and state regulations so, as a community, we keep our portion of the valley the beautiful and sparsely developed place it has always been.”

Working closely with other town officials, Bernie receives and reviews plans for subdivisions, sites and plots.  He inspects construction sites for conformance with regulations, identifies and investigates potential violations, and pursues corrections of violations as necessary.  He also works closely at times with officials from the Lyme Land Conservation Trust, who share the Town’s interests in preserving and protecting Lyme’s environment.

His office is essentially the clearinghouse for everything people want to do with their property.  Bernie is available to talk with residents – either at his office during office hours, or on location at their properties – about the plans they have in mind and suggest options they may want to consider.   He says it’s best to have those kinds of discussions before any steps are taken that might result in violations and encourages residents to contact him with any questions they have about potential projects or requirements.

In his role as ZEO, Bernie serves as an important advisor to the Board of Selectmen, the Planning & Zoning Commission, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Conservation Commission (acting as the Inland Wetland and Watercourse Agency).  His office provides GIS mapping services, participates in regional planning efforts and helps the town plan for future growth.

Bernie maintains office hours in Town Hall every Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until noon.  You can reach him at zoning@townlyme.org or 860-434-7733.

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COMMUNITY QUESTION

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Q:  We’re thinking about putting an addition onto our house this summer. What permits or applications do we need?

A:  To begin the process, download a Zoning Permit application from the website, fill it out completely and file it with the Town Clerk at Town Hall, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Zoning Enforcement Officer Bernie Gigliotti will review your application and determine which other permits, if any, you may need to apply for; walk you through the approval process for your project; and identify the fees your home-improvement project will entail.  (Depending upon the nature of your planned addition, you may be asked to submit other applications during the approval process – for a building permit, wetlands permit, zoning variance request or other specific permits.) Bernie works out of Town Hall on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. till noon, and can be reached at zoning@townlyme.org.  To submit a question for possible inclusion on this website, please send your question, along with your name and contact information, to AsktheLymeBoS@gmail.com.

 

RECYCLING & TRASH DISPOSAL TIPS

Guide To Recycling Plastic

Lyme residents can take their recyclables to the Hamburg Recycling Center (213 Hamburg Road) which is open 24/7; or to the Lyme Transfer Station (110 Brush Hill Road) which is open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go here.

Guide To Recycling Paper

Lyme residents can take their recyclables to the Hamburg Recycling Center (213 Hamburg Road) which is open 24/7; or to the Lyme Transfer Station (110 Brush Hill Road) which is open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go here.

Guide To Recycling Metal

Lyme residents can take their recyclables to the Hamburg Recycling Center (213 Hamburg Road) which is open 24/7; or to the Lyme Transfer Station (110 Brush Hill Road) which is open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go here.