Town Meeting on Wednesday, May 22

A Town Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m.  The official notice, which was published today in The Day, appears below:

Town of Lyme, CT
Notice of Town Meeting

WARNING
TOWN OF LYME TOWN MEETING
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2024, 6:30 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 a TOWN MEETING will be held at the Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, Connecticut, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 6:30 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, 2023.
2. Consider and act on an ordinance concerning the authorization of the Conservation Commission to promulgate and enforce Forestry Regulations.
3. Consider and act on estimates and recommendations of the Board of Finance for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2025.

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

Dated at Lyme, CT this 15th day of May 2024
David M. Lahm
For the Board of Selectmen

To view a summary of the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2025, click here.

To read the text of the proposed ordinance authorizing the Conservation Commission to promulgate and enforce forestry regulations, click here.

Upcoming Land Trust Programs & Activities in May

The Lyme Land Trust (LLT) is offering the following programs and activities in May.  Registration is required for most activities; space may be limited for some activities.  For the complete details on any program or event, please go here.


Tuesday Treks
Weekly walks through different Town preserves are being offered on Tuesday mornings.  For full details, go here.

Friday, May 17, 8:00 a.m.
Nix the Knotweed at Whalebone Cove
Join a group of volunteers removing invasive Japanese knotweed from Whalebone Cove.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers or loppers, and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Lyme Pollinator Pathway, the Lyme Land Trust and Friends of Whalebone Cove. To register, send an email to trughouse@comcast.net.  For more information, go here.

Wednesday, May 22, 9:30 a.m.
Lymes’ Senior Center “Gentle Walk Wednesday” with Wendy Hill
Town of Lyme’s open space coordinator, Wendy Hill, leads a walk through the Watch Rock Preserve.  The event is cosponsored by the Lymes’ Senior Center.  To register, send an email to cperkins@oldlyme-ct.gov.  For more information, go here.

Thursday, May 23, 7:00 p.m.
“Reptiles in Lyme” Talk with Jim Arrigoni
LLT environmental director Jim Arrigoni discusses the various species of snakes and turtles that live in Lyme and demonstrates how to use the free iNaturalist app to share observations with the Wild Lyme Project.  The event is being held at Lyme Public Library.  To register, send an email to programreg@lymepl.org.  For more information, go here.

Saturday, May 25, 8:00 p.m.
Night Hike with Ryan Quinn
LLT board member Ryan Quinn leads a family-friendly nighttime hike through Hartman Park. To register, send an email to ryan.p.quinn@gmail.com.  For more information, go here.

Friday, May 31, 9:00 p.m.
May Astronomy Observing Session
Join others at the Lyme Land Trust’s dark-sky observing site for an evening of stargazing. To register, for more information and to receive a link with directions to the site, go here.

“Imagining Lyme” Photos of Distinction Winners for Winter 2023

The “Photos of Distinction” winners for the Winter 2023 session of the “Imagining Lyme” photography contest have been announced.  The winners are:

  • “Downed Tree, New Life” by Galo Samiento (Selden Creek Preserve)
  • “Ice Sheet” by Kent Girty (Pleasant Valley Preserve)
  • “Tulip Grove in Winter” by Steve Hoyt (Mt. Archer Woods)

Honorable Mention was given to “Green Between the Leaves” by Bryn Souza (Selden Creek Preserve).

To view and learn more about the photos, go here.

Images from the amateur competition – which highlights the natural beauty of Lyme preserves, pollinator gardens, wildlife habitats and the sky above Lyme – are often featured on the Town website and Facebook page.

Volunteer Opportunities To Beautify Hartman Park, Reed Landing, Whalebone Cove

Lyme’s Open Space Coordinator Wendy Hill is offering three different opportunities in May for residents to help improve and beautify outdoor areas around town – including Whalebone Cove, Reed Landing and Hartman Park. Details below.


Friday, May 10, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Learn & Work Party at Hartman Park: Removing Invasive Plants
Join a group of volunteers learning how to remove autumn olive and other invasive plants from the Hartman Park Eversource Right of Way.  Volunteers are encouraged to wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants; and bring their own work gloves, small chain saws, hand saws, lopping shears, hand pruners, mattock hoes and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Lyme Land Trust. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org.  For more information, go here.

Saturday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Nix the Knotweed at Reed Landing, Union Triangle & Joshua Pond
Join a group of volunteers removing invasive Japanese knotweed and tending native plants in these three areas around town.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers or loppers, and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Lyme Pollinator Pathway, the Lyme Land Trust and Friends of Whalebone Cove. To register, send an email to openspace@townlyme.org. For more information, go here.

Friday, May 17, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Nix the Knotweed at Whalebone Cove
Join a group of volunteers removing invasive Japanese knotweed from Whalebone Cove.  Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers or loppers, and bottled water.  Cosponsored by the Lyme Pollinator Pathway, the Lyme Land Trust and Friends of Whalebone Cove. To register, send an email to trughouse@comcast.net.  For more information, go here.

 

Save The Date: Town Meeting on Wednesday, May 22

The Town of Lyme announced today that a Town Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m.  The official notice, which will be published May 15 in The Day, appears below:

Town of Lyme, CT
Notice of Town Meeting

WARNING
TOWN OF LYME TOWN MEETING
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2024, 6:30 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 a TOWN MEETING will be held at the Lyme Town Hall, 480 Hamburg Road, Lyme, Connecticut, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 6:30 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, 2023.
2. Consider and act on an ordinance concerning the authorization of the Conservation Commission to promulgate and enforce Forestry Regulations.
3. Consider and act on estimates and recommendations of the Board of Finance for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2025.

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

Dated at Lyme, CT this 15th day of May 2024
David M. Lahm
For the Board of Selectmen

To view a summary of the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2025, click here.

To read the text of the proposed ordinance authorizing the Conservation Commission to promulgate and enforce forestry regulations, click here.