September 26, 2022

Community Calendar

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.