September 29, 2022

Community Calendar

Jan
14
Thu
Old Lyme Planning Commission Regular Monthly Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

OLD LYME — The first item on Old Lyme Planning Commission’s agenda for their regular meeting being held this evening is a Public Hearing for the ‘Adoption of the 2020 Plan of Conservation & Development.’
 
The meeting, which starts at 5 p.m. and will be held via via WebEx, will consider and hear comments on the plan, a draft of which has been published on the Town of Old Lyme website at this link.
 
Readers can join the meeting by using this link: https://oldlymect.webex.com/oldlymect/j.php?MTID=m55a2f585111f7b29596eea… along with Meeting Number (access code): 179 105 9119 and Meeting Password: YsbhfM47Z2A or calling in by phone at +1-408-418-9388 with Meeting Number (access code): 173 8212293.
 
The plan opens with this statement: In compliance with Section 8-23 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the Old Lyme Planning Commission periodically reviews and updates its local Plan of Conservation and Development. The comprehensive plan makes fascinating reading and contains a blueprint for the future of the town.
 
This Public Hearing offers an opportunity for members of the public to comment on the draft plan prior to its submission to the state.

Jan
19
Tue
Lyme Board of Selectmen Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Jan 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Board of Selectmen will meet Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 3:30 p.m., at Lyme Town Hall. This is a meeting that will be held in person at Town Hall and take place on Zoom. To view the agenda or see instructions on how to attend the virtual meeting, visit this link.

Jan
25
Mon
Old Lyme Annual Town Business Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Annual Town Business Meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Lyme Town Hall Meeting Hall at 52 Lyme St., in Old Lyme. A maximum of 25 people will be allowed in the Meeting Hall and an additional number will also be permitted in the foyer.

The meeting will be conducted as a “hybrid,” as defined by the Governor’s Executive Order 9H. Instructions for attendance in-person and remotely are stated at the end of this article and are posted on the Town of Old Lyme website at oldlyme-ct.gov.

The agenda reads as follows:

1. To announce the recipient of the Board of Selectmen’s Citizen of the Year for 2020.

2. To accept the Annual Town Report for the fiscal year July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, as submitted by the Board of Finance.

3. To consider and vote on the following proposed “Ordinance to Establish Town of Old Lyme Affordable Housing Commission”:

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN OF OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT THAT:

a. Establishment. There shall be established an Affordable Housing Commission for the Town of Old Lyme.

Purpose. The Affordable Housing Commission will serve as a planning and advisory body, and as a center of expertise and communication, working through the Board of Selectmen and in coordination with other boards, commissions, and departments on matters pertaining to affordable housing.

Membership; terms of office. The Affordable Housing Commission shall be composed of five regular members and three alternate members who will serve staggered three-year terms, appointed by the Board of Selectman. The initial appointments by the Board of Selectmen shall be for one, two and three year terms, and thereafter all terms shall be for three years. The Commission is subject to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 9-167a (minority representation) and Ordinance § 101-16 shall apply to each regular and alternate member of the Commission.

Qualifications; vacancies. All Commission members and alternate members shall be electors of the Town of Old Lyme. Any vacancy in the regular or alternate membership may be filled for the unexpired term of such member by the Board of Selectmen.

Powers and duties. The Affordable Housing Commission shall, among other things:

A. Maintain an understanding of affordable housing needs in Old Lyme for the present and future, related statutory and regulatory requirements, public policy, and best practices; develop approaches to meet those needs and requirements. The term “Affordable Housing” shall be as defined by Conn. Gen. Stat. Ch. 126A (Affordable Housing).

B. Prepare an Affordable Housing Plan for adoption by Old Lyme, and perform periodic updates at least every five years, according to the provisions of C.G.S. § 8-30j.

C. Coordinate an annual review of housing data in preparation for publication of the Affordable Housing Appeals List by the Connecticut Department of Housing.

D. Work with the Old Lyme Planning, Zoning, Economic Development, and Open Space Commissions, and other town functions as appropriate, on planning and other matters related to affordable housing.

E. Advise the land use boards, commissions, and departments concerning applications that include affordable housing provisions as part of the approval process.

F. Make recommendations on housing policies and practices designed to meet the need for affordable housing in Old Lyme, including changes to zoning regulations and ordinances.

G. Develop and maintain a list of potential opportunities for affordable housing development; make recommendations and proposals to the Board of Selectmen.

H. Monitor legislation, regulations and public policy relevant to affordable housing.

I. Monitor the availability of grants, programs, partnerships and other resources to support affordable housing planning and development; make recommendations and proposals to the Board of Selectmen.

J. Monitor events, practices, and trends relevant to affordable housing

K. Develop and maintain a program of public engagement, communication, and education on the topic of affordable housing for the residents of Old Lyme.

L. Provide a point of contact and a forum for advocacy groups, not-for-profit organizations, and developers on matters pertaining to affordable housing.

M. Represent Old Lyme in regional forums and collaborations relevant to affordable housing.

N. Other responsibilities relevant to affordable housing as determined by the Board of Selectmen.

b. This ordinance shall become effective fifteen (15) days after the date of publication of notice of its passage, per Connecticut General Statutes § 7-157 (a).

4. To consider and vote on the following proposed amendment to Ordinance § 41-2:

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN OF OLD LYME, CT. that § 41-2 of the Old Lyme Code of Ordinances, the “Designation” of a Town polling place, shall be amended as follows: (material in parentheses is to be deleted from the existing text and underlined material is being added to it):

a. The (Cross Lane Firehouse on Cross Lane) Old Lyme Middle School Gymnasium, 53 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Ct., is hereby designated as the municipal polling place for all purposes.

b. This ordinance amendment shall become effective fifteen (15) days after the date of publication of notice of its passage, per Connecticut General Statutes § 7-157 (a).

To join the Town Meeting by phone, dial 1-408-418-9388 and enter access code: 179 998 7712.

To join the Town Meeting via Webex on a computer, click here: https://oldlymect.webex.com/oldlymect/j.php?MTID=m1a30403044201dc7340d8b4276539023

Feb
1
Mon
Od Lyme Historic District Commission @ Old Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
CANCELLED — Old Lyme Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Feb 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Lyme Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Feb 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

LYME — The Lyme Board of Selectmen meet Monday, Feb. 1, at 3:30 p.m., at Lyme Town Hall. This is a meeting that will be held in person at Town Hall and take place on Zoom.

To view the agenda or see instructions on how to attend the virtual meeting, click here.

Feb
16
Tue
Lyme Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Feb 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Old Lyme Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Call-In Phone: 1-408-418-9388 Access Code 24735882

As the Board will convene in the Meeting Hall with limited public access, persons wishing to listen to the meeting may call the above phone number to participate in the meeting.

  1. Approval of Minutes:             19 January 2021
  2. Communications:    
  3. TEC Associates – Vegetation Management Plan for Amtrak Corridor

3.    Appointments:          

  1. Parks & Rec Commission – 3 Year Term – John Flower (R)
  2. Economic Development Commis. – 5 Year Term – Sheri Cote (U) or

Mora Rowe (D)

  1. Halls Rd. Impr. Committee – No Specific Term – Steven Calcagni (D)
  2. Rogers Lake Authority – 3 Year Term – Maneesha Joshi (D)
  3. Sound View Commission – Alternate – 1 Yr. Term – Frank Maratta (R), Jackie Miano (R) & Paul Orzel (U)
  4. Tree Commission – Alternate – 1 Year Term – Fred Behringer (R)

5.   Old Business

  1. COVID
  1. COVID Cases YTD in Old Lyme
  2. Employee COVID Protocol
  3. Project Updates
    1. Sound View Sidewalks – Update
    2. Hains Park Restroom Bldg. – Update
    3. Grassy Hill Rd. Bridge – Discuss Options
    4. Ferry Rd. Sidewalk – Update
  4. Tantummaheag Landing – Draft Agreement
  5. Police Union Contract – Contract Signed
  6. Annual Town Meeting – Citizen of the Year, Town Report, Affordable Housing Ordinance & Change in Polling Location
  7. Senior Center – Use of Funds for Building Expansion Consultant

6.   New Business:            

  1. Finance Dept. – Increase hours from 30/week to 35/week
  2. Ethics Commission – FY 2022 Budget Request

7.   Public Comment:

8.   Other Business:

9.   Adjournment:

Mar
15
Mon
Lyme Board of Selectmen Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Mar 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Old Lyme Board of Selectmen Meeting — CANCELLED
Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mar
23
Tue
Public Hearing & Regular Meeting: Old Lyme Inland Wetlands & Watercourses Commission @ Old Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This meeting includes an agenda item between New Business and Old Business for a Public Hearing as follows:

20-26 –Big Y Foods/Tony Coppola – 99 Halls Road & 25 Neck  Road –  Construct new convenience mart with retail motor vehicle fueling facility.

This is the controversial proposal to construct a new convenience store and gas station at the north end of Halls Rd. on land owned by Essex Savings Bank.

There are two opportunities to join the meeting remotely.

Via Webex:
https://oldlymect.webex.com/oldlymect/j.php?MTID=md7e689c717d8e5cc0a01ba…
Meeting number (access code): 129 901 7985
Meeting password: M2FraPiuY82

Via phone:
Call +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Apr
5
Mon
Lyme Board of Selectmen’s Meeting @ Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Apr 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Old Lyme Board of Selectmen’s Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall & virtual
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Apr
27
Tue
Old Lyme Inland Wetlands Commission Regular Meeting @ Webex only
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

OLD LYME — This meeting will include the continuation of the Public Hearing regarding Big Y’s gas station/convenience store proposal at 99 Halls Rd. and 25 Neck Rd.,

Public Hearing on Proposed 2021-22 Town of Lyme Budget @ Virtual via Zoom
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lyme Board of Finance will hold a Public Hearing (via zoom) for the proposed 2021/2022 budget for the town.

May
17
Mon
Town of Old Lyme Annual Budget Meeting @ Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
May
19
Wed
Town of Lyme Annual Budget Meeting @ Outside Lyme Town Hall
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Feb
10
Thu
Future Halls Rd. Overlay District: Zoom Presentation @ Virtual
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Jun
28
Tue
OL Special Town Meeting to Approve Disbursement of $2.1M ARPA Funds @ Old Lyme Town Hall
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
5
Tue
Old Lyme Special Town Meeting to Approve Disbursement of $2.1M Federal ARPA Funds @ Old Lyme Town Hall
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

OLD LYME — UPDATED 6/29: The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen has called a Special Town Meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall at the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall at 52 Lyme St. The Special Town Meeting will be conducted in person only.

This meeting will consider and act upon the following single agenda item:

Whether to approve the disbursement of $2,120,593 of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, as outlined in the report of the Old Lyme American Rescue Plan Committee  (APRC) report dated June 21, 2022, and as recommended by the Old Lyme Boards of Selectmen and Finance on June 21.

Copies of the proposed ARPA disbursements are available in the Town Clerk’s office and on the Town of Old Lyme website.

In summary:-

  1. 23 small businesses (< 500 employees per the US Treasury Department) applied for and met the requirements to receive grants up to $10,000, having substantiated pandemic-related economic loss occurring between March 3, 2021 and April 1, 2022:
  2. 10 nonprofit organizations (501c3) applied for and met the requirements to receive grants up to $10,000, having substantiated pandemic-related economic loss occurring between March 3, 2021 and April 1, 2022:Community Initiative Grants were recommended
  3. To invest in and support mental health services or public health services to assist Old Lyme residents (seven projects)
  4. To reinvest in Old Lyme government services that were deemed essential during the pandemic (such as emergency services) to ensure future preparedness (11 projects)
  5. To invest in current and future infrastructure challenges such as clean water and sewer/waste treatment (two projects)
  6. To invest in town-wide broadband (internet) improvements and/or cell services (one project)
  7. To invest in early childhood care, and education (three projects)
  8. To invest in bringing visitors to our Old Lyme attractions, restaurants, shops, and accommodations (six projects)
  9. To invest in affordable housing to meet the needs of those working and living in Old Lyme (one project)
  10. To provide (direct and indirect) financial assistance to Old Lyme families and households having difficulty recovering from pandemic losses (two projects)

In addition to the 10 recommendation categories above, the American Rescue Plan Committee has included in its recommendations:

• Reserving up to $20,000 to cover fees by an independent consultant retained to administer the Economic Recovery Grant applications (this expenditure was approved by the Town in its 3/21/22 Town Meeting)

• Reserving up to $20,000 in legal, outreach, and administrative costs associated with the survey and application, and granting processes.

Read the full details of all the proposed beneficiaries/projects at this link.

Jul
28
Thu
Town of Old Lyme Special Meeting @ Old Lyme Town Hall Meeting Room
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen has called a Special Town Meeting on Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Hall at the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall, 52 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Conn.

This meeting will be conducted in person only.

The agenda for this meeting is as follows:

  1. Due to the absence of the Town Clerk from this Meeting, the appointment of a clerk pro tempore (per general Statutes § 7-21), for purposes of this Meeting only.
  2. The following proposed Resolution:

RESOLUTION: Be it resolved that the Town of Old Lyme, CT grants the request by The Point O’Woods Association, Incorporated (POW) that the Town of Old Lyme (Town), for purposes of Connecticut General Statutes §7-372 only, consents to POW issuing bonds pledging the security of POW in the amount of up to $820,000.00 for the purpose of restoration and rebuilding of the boat basin bulkhead.

POW is a separate taxing district situated within the limits of the Town of Old Lyme. The Town is not liable at law for any debt of such a district, and its consent to this bond issue does not and cannot be interpreted to mean that the Town is now assuming or shall ever have any obligation to assume any or all of the obligations to be created by the bond issue.

Copies of a brief description of the project proposed by POW are available in the Old Lyme Town Clerk’s office and online here.