TOWN ANNOUNCEMENTS

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“Enhancing Wildlife Habitat” Presentation at Town Hall

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., the Town of Lyme, the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and Audubon CT are offering a special presentation at Town Hall focused on how to enhance local wildlife habitat for songbirds, wild turkeys and beneficial insects.  DEEP wildlife...

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Lyme Town Hall To Host WWI History Exhibit

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Town Hall will host a historical exhibit of photos, letters and documents that tells the stories of the 28 Lyme residents who served our country during the war and the organizations here at home that...

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Parks & Rec Activities

To find out more about the Parks & Rec activities going on this fall and winter, click here.

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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Nov
14
Wed
Deer Hunting Season (Firearms) Begins @ Specific Town of Lyme Preserves
Nov 14 – Dec 18 all-day

From Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Tuesday, Dec. 18, the following Town of Lyme and Lyme Land Conservation Trust preserves will be closed Mondays through Fridays as part of the firearms deer hunting season:  Beebe Preserve, Chestnut Hill Preserve, Hand Smith, Honey Hill Preserve, Jewett Preserve, Mount Archer Woods, Eno Preserve, Pickwick’s Preserve and Plimpton Preserve.  Only licensed hunters who have been granted a permit of consent for the property will be allowed in these preserves.  (All of these preserves will be open to non-hunting users on Saturdays and Sundays.)  Please note, however, that hunting is allowed on other properties – e.g., state and private lands – every day except Sundays. Wear bright clothing in the woods during hunting season.  For more information on hunting, go here.

Nov
17
Sat
Free Swim Night @ East Lyme Aquatic Center
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lyme Parks & Rec has arranged free swim nights from November through April at the East Lyme Aquatic Center – as a way for residents to get some exercise in during the cold winter months.  For the details, click here.

Nov
19
Mon
Lymes’ Senior Center Board of Directors Meeting @ Lymes' Senior Center
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm
Board of Selectmen Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall
Nov 19 @ 3:30 pm

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Town Finances

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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

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Regulations

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Permits

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Maps

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Voting

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Town Meetings

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MEETING MINUTES

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CITIZEN SPOTLIGHT:  SKIP BROOM

The Town of Lyme would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Hadlyme resident Harry Parkhouse “Skip” Broom – a respected, award-winning, local photographer who generously offered to provide the gorgeous pictures you see on our new town website. Skip has a true passion for outdoor photography and an eye for capturing the beautiful, breathtaking landscapes of Lyme. His photographs are featured prominently at the top of our home page, as well as in a photo gallery located further down this page.  You can also see his work on the website of the Lyme Land Conservation Trust. Thank you, Skip!

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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.