June 6, 2020

Old Lyme Holds Annual Budget Meeting Tonight; 2018 Citizen of the Year to be Announced at Meeting

The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen will host the Annual Budget Meeting on Monday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School auditorium at 53 Lyme Street in Old Lyme.  Agenda items include the long-awaited announcement of Citizen of the Year of 2018.

Other agenda items, which may be voted on at the meeting, include:

  1. The adoption of the Budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, as recommended by the Board of Finance.
  2. A proposal that taxes in the Town of Old Lyme on Real Property and Personal Property shall be paid in two (2) equal semi-annual installments, the first payment being due on July 1, 2019 and the second payment being due on January 1, 2020, provided that any such tax of less than $100 for the year shall be due in full in one payment on July 1, 2019, and provided that taxes in any amount  owed for vehicles on the Supplemental List shall be made in one payment due on January 1, 2020.
    1.  A proposal to purchase, using open space acquisition funds, lands that are owned by Jean A. McCulloch Farm, LLC, consisting of 300 acres, more or less, situated near Whipporwill Road and Flat Rock Hill Road, in accord with the terms of a Contract of Sale dated on or about April 1, 2019, for the consideration of $600,000 (a copy of the Contract, which includes a map, is available at the Town Clerks’ office); and
    2. To promote the public use and enjoyment of the open space lands, to authorize the First Selectman and the Town Attorney to negotiate and consummate a modification to the easement covering the said lands, in order to permit the Town the legal right to construct and maintain vehicle parking areas on the said lands; and
    3. In furtherance of the foregoing, to authorize the First Selectman to execute and sign, on behalf of the Town, such contracts, deeds and other instruments as are reasonably necessary to carry out the said purchase and easement modification.
  3. An appropriation of $73,000 to the Health Insurance Account for health insurance costs associated with new memberships and changes in status.
  4. An appropriation of $16,000 to the PW Project Contractors Account for emergency repairs to Grassy Hill Road Bridge.
  5. An appropriation of $26,000 to the CRRA/MIRA Account for increase in CRRA/MIRA tipping fees.

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