From The Lyme Building & Codes Office Spring is on the way (trust me on this) and for many of our residents it means the beginning of a new building season. As a reminder to all our residents and contractors, a Zoning and Building Permit is required for most types of construction and change of property use projects. Some examples are: Some types of remodeling, New construction, Roof replacement, Fence construction, Heating equipment installation, Wood burning stoves, Wind and Solar Generation Systems, and Demolition. Please check with our office regarding your project for further information. As your Zoning and Building Code Enforcement Officer, I am always available to assist our residents and contractors in assuring that your building projects are safe, successful, and code compliant. When you “Build to Code” your project will be safe, and have lasting value. Our regular hours are: Tuesday from 8:00 AM to Noon, and Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. My office phone number is (315) 649-2788. My cell phone number is: (315) 777-6115. I look forward to serving our residents and contractors in this place we call “Paradise”, The Town of Lyme. Jim Millington, ZEO/CEO
EARTH WEEK THREE MILE BAY EVENT As a part of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) week-long Earth Day celebration, DEC Regional Director Judy Drabicki will host an outdoor recreation event and news conference for the official opening and Dedication of the Three Mile Bay Waterway Access Site on Lake Ontario in Jefferson County. The press event will also celebrate the launch of a free mobile application (app) that provides up-to-date information on fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and other outdoor adventure opportunities in New York State. Powered by Pocket Ranger® technology, using the app’s advanced GPS features, users will be able to identify and locate New York’s many world-class fishing, hunting and wildlife watching sites. Users will also gain immediate access to species profiles, rules and regulations, and important permits and licensing details. The app provides many other features to maximize any outdoor adventure and gives both novice and seasoned outdoorsmen and women essential information in the palm of their hand.
Event Details: What: Official Opening of the Three Mile Bay Waterway Access Site Where: Three Mile Bay, at the Access Site, on State Route 12E When: Thursday, April 24, 2014, Noon
CHARLE MOUNT WINS PRESTIGIOUS 2014 IT TAKES A COMMUNITY AWARD
Lyme Youth Commission Chairman and dedicated youth and recreation volunteer Charle Mount has been selected as the 2014 It Takes A Community Award recipient by the Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Jefferson County Youth Bureau.
Nominated by Lyme Central School Building Principal/Athletic Director Barry Davis with letters of support sent by Village of Chaumont Mayor Valerie Rust, former Town Councilwoman Linda Carney and town of Lyme Supervisor Scott Aubertine, the award goes to individuals who exhibit extraordinary dedication and commitment to recreational opportunities and the youth of their community. As the town of Lyme Youth Commission Coordinator, Charle has been the backbone of the town's sports teams and summer recreation programs for over twenty five years. He also serves as the Lyme Parks & Recreation Chairman and volunteers extensively to the Willie Putnam Memorial Tournament.
A certificate of recognition was presented to Charle at the April town board meeting and a formal notification has been received from the Cornell Cooperative Extension. An awards luncheon will be held on April 23rd at the Watertown Elks Club at noon. The cost is $15.00 and RSVP's must be returned by April 15th. Checks can be made out to CCE of Jefferson County. Charle is most deserving of this award and we are proud of his accomplishments and thank him for his services to our town and its youth. Congratulations Charle and a job well done!
LET'S KEEP OUR ROADS CLEAN With the coming of Spring comes spring cleaning. The town board reminds you that according to NYS DEC laws, all transport of materials to the Town Transfer Site should be covered or confined. Please respect the State littering law and be respectful of those residents living along your route to the Transfer Site. Let's all work to keep our town roads clean. Subpart 360-1: General Provisions - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation "Solid waste must not be accepted at a solid waste management facility unless the waste is adequately covered or confined in the vehicle transporting the waste to prevent dust and blowing litter."
Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days Saturday May 3, 2014 & October 4, 2014 Time: 9am - 1pm Where: Jefferson County Highway Dept., 21897 CR 190 in Watertown Click here for more details.
PRINT FISHING LICENSES FROM HOME New York offers some of the best fishing in the country. With trout and salmon fishing season starting April 1st – just around the corner – it is easier than ever this year for New Yorkers to be ready to enjoy great outdoor fishing on opening day.
For the first time, you can now purchase and print a fishing license from home by visiting licensecenter.ny.gov. New York State has also reduced fishing license fees, improved access for fishing at various sites across the state, and expanded fishing clinics as part of the state’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative. Fishing Access Sites located in the town of Lyme are at the NYS boat launch in Chaumont, the NYS boat launch in Three Mile Bay and the newly renovated boat launch at the Isthmus on Point Peninsula.
Anglers, consider investing in a lifetime fishing license that can be converted to an Adventure License and be eligible to receive a free adventure license plate for your vehicle in one of nine designs.
2/21/14 The Town of Lyme is pleased to announce the completion of a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS). Working in concert with six other Jefferson County communities, Lyme contracted with the Development Authority of the North Country to map infrastructure in the Town’s water districts. These maps are accessible through an internet-based GIS which facilitates efficient access to information on critical water infrastructure serving 250 Town users. In addition to water infrastructure, the GIS contains aerial imagery and parcel data for areas of the Town not served by water. The Town of Lyme has made the GIS open to the public. Users can access the system by visiting the Development Authority of the North Country’s website and clicking on the ‘Launch DANC GIS Application’ button on the top of the webpage. 1/8/14 Due
to financial and time limitations, the town board regrets to inform its
residents that the town highway department will not be picking up
brush, trees, limbs or debris that resulted from the recent ice storm.
We have been informed that FEMA funding and additional resources will
not be available. Residents will be allowed to take brush to the
transfer site, as is our usual offered services. The board requests
that any residents who hire contractors, or have non-town residents haul
brush to the transfer site, to please call the transfer site to inform
the employees of the name of the person doing the cleanup for them and
also call when they have finished. We thank the town residents, in
advance, for their understanding and cooperation. Transfer Site Changes Changes are underway at the town transfer site in how we handle recyclables. In a cost savings measure, the town has contracted with the County for the pickup of recyclables. County requirements are very strict in the enforcement of sorting and separating recyclables. Dumpsters have been supplied for plastics, corrugated cardboard, soft cardboard, glass, paper and tin cans. Transfer site employees will no longer be handling recyclables inside the building. Residents are asked to comply with the new requirements and exhibit patience and understanding while we work to operate similarly to many other town transfer sites in the county.