- Effective March 24, Town Hall will close until further notice. All Town Hall employees will be instructed to work from home. Employees will be limited to a few hours each week at the Town Hall to maintain their department’s operations and address any required activities that may be received by U.S. mail. Such visits will be coordinated to assure only one employee is present in the building at any one time. Each department will monitor their emails and do their best to assist residents when possible.
- Residents can contact the appropriate Town departments using the email addresses shown on the Town Departments page.
- The Board of Selectmen can also be reached by email at AsktheLymeBOS@gmail.com.
Town Boards & Commissions
- All in-person meetings of Town boards and commissions have been suspended.
- Effective March 24, Town Boards and Commissions are instructed to hold any essential meetings via conference call only and encouraged to delay any business that is not mandatory. The Governor’s orders have approved such meetings, provided agendas are published on the Town’s website and provisions are made for interested residents to participate via phone. More information regarding the procedures to be used will be forthcoming and posted on the Town’s website when finalized.
- Effective March 24, the Lyme Public Library will close until further notice. Please follow the Library’s website at lymepl.org for instructions regarding the availability of online access to books and other information.
- The book drop is open. Residents may return any checked-out items or keep them until the library reopens. All items returned via the book drop are quarantined for five days and then disinfected before going back into circulation.
- Effective March 24, the Town Garage will close until further notice. The Public Works Department will operate on a reduced schedule and will respond to emergencies only.
- Effective March 24, the Town’s Transfer Station will close and disposal of landfill materials will not be possible until further notice.
- Effective March 24, the Hamburg Recycling Center will close and recycling will not be possible until further notice. Residents will either need to hang onto their recyclables for disposal at a future date or dispose of them as household garbage – that is, via their trash service with Jansky Rubbish who will be remaining open and servicing the town.
- Jansky Rubbish offers another alternative for Lyme residents who would like to continue recycling during the public health emergency. Jansky will pick up your recyclables on an every-other-Thursday basis, starting April 9, for the fee of $10 a month. To place yourself on Jansky’s recycling route, please contact Angie Jansky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-434-9271.
Emergency Management Department
- The Emergency Management Department has been mobilized to respond to emergencies and is implementing the town’s Emergency Operations Plan.
- Both the Hamburg and Hadlyme fire stations are closed to the public. The fire company is also mobilized and implementing the town’s Emergency Operations Plan. They will be available to respond when and where necessary. Operating protocols have been adjusted to protect the responders. Protective equipment may be worn, and residents should not be surprised or concerned when responders arrive, possibly in protective gear. Calls made to 9-1-1 for assistance should include information if the residents believe the virus may be involved.
Emergency Medical Service
- The ambulance service is also mobilized and implementing the town’s Emergency Operations Plan. They remain available to respond when and where necessary. Operating protocols have been adjusted to protect the responders. Protective equipment may be worn, and residents should not be surprised or concerned when responders arrive, possibly in protective gear. Calls made to 9-1-1 for assistance should include information if the residents believe the virus may be involved.
Lyme Parks & Recreation
- All programs and events are cancelled.
Parks, Preserves & Water Access Points
- All recreation properties remain open to the public. Please practice safe social distancing to protect yourselves and all residents whom you may come into contact with.
- Residents are encouraged to visit the Town website’s Public Health Advisory page and Facebook page frequently for the latest public health advisories and updates.
- Residents are also encouraged to sign up for the Town email list on our website’s home page to receive important public health updates by email.
- For a fact sheet on how community organizations are responding to the coronavirus, click here.
- For a newsfeed of some of the most recent information shared by community organizations, click here.