The Board of Selectmen will meet Monday, Jul. 15, at 3:30 p.m., at Lyme Town Hall. To view the agenda, click here.read more
The Rogers Lake Authority (RLA) will meet on Wednesday, Jul. 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the Rogers Lake West Shores Association Clubhouse. To view the agenda, click here.read more
The Lyme Public Hall will offer a free concert and dance featuring the George Manstan Big Band on Friday, July 19, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Founded in 1968 by George Manstan, the 14-member band is now under the direction of Cathy Stewart, lead trombone....read more
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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.
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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!
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The minutes of this Rogers Lake Authority meeting can be viewed or downloaded here.
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The minutes of this Planning & Zoning Commission meeting can be viewed or downloaded here.
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 email@example.com or 860-434-7733.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
Some waste items cannot be recycled or disposed of as household trash. Listed above are some of the common waste items you can dispose of properly at the Lyme Transfer Station (110 Brush Hill Road), which is open Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items listed in green involve a disposal fee. To see the specific fee involved, please go here.
Some waste items cannot be recycled, disposed of as household trash or disposed of at the Lyme Transfer Station. Listed above are some of the common hazardous waste items you can dispose of properly at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility (5 Dump Road) in Essex, which is open select Saturdays in May through October. To see the specific dates the facility is open this year, go here.