Riverside Solar Project Virtual Community Meeting Tuesday, March 2nd from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
Postcards have been mailed to our residents notifying them of a virtual community meeting regarding the Riverside Solar Project. The postcard states it is a 100MW solar energy project "proposed in Jefferson County". The postcard does not mention that the solar project will predominately be located in the Town of Lyme (and possibly along NYS Rte 12E). A link to register for the virtual community meeting is available on the project website at https://www.spower.com/riverside/. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please plan on attending the meeting. Under Governor Cuomo's new Article 94 C, which has replaced the Article X process, it is the only community outreach the developers are required to hold that will present the project to our residents. If you have questions you can call 866-757-7697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOWN MEETINGS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Due to an increase in COVID 19 cases locally, all town meetings will be closed to the public until further notice.
The public has the opportunity to see and hear the Town Board meetings live and provide comments via online streaming provided by Steve Weed Productions at https://livestream.com/swp/lyme. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month and begin at 6:30 pm. Hearings begin at 6:15 pm.
Planning Board meetings are on the first Tuesday at 6:30 pm.
Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are on the first Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Please contact the town office at 315-649-2788 for information on how to view the meetings online and to call in with comments or questions.
The Town of Lyme is seeking interested residents to fill the vacancy for a Town of Lyme Planning Board alternate member. Applications are available at the Lyme Town Office, 12175 NYS Route 12E, Chaumont, NY 13622 and online at townoflyme.com. Please submit applications and resumes to the Lyme Town Clerk, PO Box 66, Chaumont, NY 13622. For more information call 315-649-2788.
2021 Budget Approved
The town council voted to pass the budget on Nov. 5. The town will increase its property tax rates slightly in 2021, to $1.00061 per $1,000 of assessed value. That means a town resident with a house valued at $100,000 will have a town tax bill of $100.06 for 2021. That is a 0.93% increase from last year, when the tax rate was $0.99234 per $1000. The town is expecting to take in $391,504 of this year’s budget in tax revenue. The 2020 budget called for $3.25 million in spending, and the 2021 budget, as adopted on Nov. 5, calls for $2.59 million in spending — a decrease of 20%. This year, the town is budgeting for $1,051,000 in non-property tax revenue for 2021, a bit lower than our 2019 and 2020 expectations of $1,059,972. This year’s budget, even with the slight decrease in overall revenue, has proven to be a relatively normal financial plan for the town, no major cuts are expected and there are no major concerns as of now.