Text of Ordinance Deleting the Appointment of a Board of Assessors To Be Replaced by the Appointment of One Assessor

To read the text of the proposed ordinance concerning the deletion of a Board of Assessors to be replaced by the appointment of one Assessor, please click here. This ordinance will be discussed and voted on at the Annual Town Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at Town Hall.  All Lyme residents who are qualified to vote in the Town Meeting are invited to attend.

Save the Date: Annual Town Meeting on Thursday, May 26

The Town of Lyme announced today that the Annual Town Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 26, at 6:00 p.m.  The official notice, which will be published May 19 in The Day, appears below:

Town of Lyme, CT
Notice of Lyme Annual Budget Meeting

WARNING
TOWN OF LYME ANNUAL BUDGET MEETING
THURSDAY MAY 26, 2022, at 6 P.M., LYME TOWN HALL
480 HAMBURG ROAD, LYME, CT

Electors and citizens qualified to vote in Town Meeting are hereby warned and notified that the ANNUAL TOWN MEETING will be held in Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme CT Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 6 P.M. EDT for presentation of the following agenda:

  1. Acknowledge receipt of the Town of Lyme Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2021.
  2. Consider and act on a Resolution accepting Thurston/Holbrook Cemetery.
  3. Consider and act on an Ordinance to delete the appointment of a Board of Assessors to be replaced by the appointment of one Assessor.
  4. Consider and act on an Ordinance concerning the Attachment to Town Road Right-of-Way.
  5. Consider and act on estimates of the Board of Finance for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2023.

Please remember to license your dog(s) during the month of June.

Dated at Lyme, CT this 16th day of May 2022.
Steven Mattson
For the Board of Selectmen

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in May

The Lyme Land Trust is planning to offer the following programs and activities for the remainder of May.  For the complete details on any of these activities, please go here.


Children’s Activities

Saturday, May 14, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hiking Club for Middle School-Aged Children
Every month, this hiking group for middle school-aged children explores the natural world at a different preserve.  The club is organized by volunteer environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey.  Register to learn this month’s hike location by sending an email to reganstacey@gmail.com.  For more information, go here.

Saturday, May 14, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sapling Club for Elementary School-Aged Children
Every month, this hiking group for elementary school-aged children engages in outside play in the forest.  Parents are welcome to stay and participate, or drop off their children.  The club is organized by volunteer environmentalist/artist Regan Stacey.  Registration is required.  Parents can register their children by sending an email to reganstacey@gmail.com.  For more information, go here. 


Adult Activities

Tuesdays in May, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday Treks
Weekly walks through different Town preserves will be offered every Tuesday morning in May.  For more information, go here.

Friday, May 13, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Nix the Knotweed in Whalebone Cove
The Town of Lyme’s Open Space Coordinator, together with Friends of Whalebone Cove, the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and the Lyme Land Trust, is holding another “Nix the Knotweed Day” to remove the invasive plant from Whalebone Cove.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers, cutters or loppers, and bottled water.  The plan is to cut the knotweed down to the ground and bag the plant material using the “method of 3s,” which involves undertaking three chops a year, then repeating the process for three years to eliminate the knotweed for good without herbicide. The cuttings must be carefully disposed of since each little piece will regrow into a new plant.  Interested volunteers should send an email to trughouse@comcast.net to register. For more information, go here.  A brochure explaining how to eliminate knotweed at home can be found by clicking here.

Saturday, May 14, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Nix the Knotweed at Reeds Landing
For the details of this special volunteer project, go here.

Sunday, May 22, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“May Flowers” Forest Bathing Excursion
This forest bathing excursion along the forest and streams of Hartman Park, which ends with a flower blossom tea, will invite participants to engage with nature and take in the restorative health benefits of being in the forest. Registration is required. The cost is $32 per person; LLT members receive a 15% discount with code LLT15.  For more information or to register, go here.

Friday, May 27, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
May Astronomy Observing Session
Join others at the Lyme Land Trust’s dark sky observing site for an evening of stargazing. Register to learn the location. To register, send an email to scott.mallory@gmail.com.  For more information, go here.