August 24, 2019

All Proposals Pass at Old Lyme’s Annual Budget Meeting

Around 50 people turned out for last night’s Old Lyme Annual Budget Meeting and subsequently approved all the items on the agenda that went to a vote.

These included the adoption of the Town Budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, and the setting of the mill rate at 22.41.

A proposal to purchase, using open space acquisition funds, lands owned by Jean A. McCulloch Farm, LLC, consisting of approximately 300 acres situated near Whipporwill Rd. and Flat Rock Hill Rd., in accordance with the terms of an already specified Contract of Sale for $600,000 (a copy of the Contract, which includes a map, is available at the Town Clerks’ office) was approved.

Associated with this, authorization was also given for the First Selectwoman and/or the Town Attorney

  • to negotiate and consummate a modification to the easement covering these lands, in order to permit the Town the legal right to construct and maintain vehicle parking areas on the said lands and promote the public use and enjoyment of the open space lands.
  • to execute and sign, on behalf of the Town, such contracts, deeds and other instruments as are reasonably necessary to carry out this purchase and easement modification.

Three appropriations were also passed as follows:

  • $73,000 to the Health Insurance Account for health insurance costs associated with new memberships and changes in status.
  • $16,000 to the PW Project Contractors Account for emergency repairs to Grassy Hill Road Bridge.
  • $26,000 to the CRRA/MIRA Account for increase in CRRA/MIRA tipping fees.

For more details on the meeting, read this article titled, Old Lyme voters pass budget, 300-acre open space purchase by Mary Biekert and published on theday.com

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