2020 MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Due to the Governor's mandate of not more than nine people allowed to congregate in an area, the Lyme Veterans Committee has decided to cancel this years Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at the Copley House. We have been informed by the Cape Vincent American Legion that the Color Guard will present their twenty one gun salute at the cemeteries, but if the public wishes to observe the salute, they are asked do it from a distance. Our thanks to our active duty service men and women. We ask that you take a moment on Memorial Day to remember all those who have served, and those that gave their lives, so that we can be free. May God bless us all.
Change of assessment notices have been sent to all property owners who have a change of assessment on the 2020 Tentative Roll.
The Tentative Assessment Roll is available on this web site.
Due to COVID 19, we will not be holding face to face appointments to review your assessment this year. We will review your property information on the telephone. You can call 315-649-2387. Please leave your name and parcel number. We will return your call as soon as possible. We will also be in the office on the following dates to take phone calls only.
May 12 6:00PM - 8:00 PM May 16 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM May 18 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM May 21 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
There are different rules for the Grievance Procedure. We will be accepting mail-in Grievances only. We must receive your Grievance form by Grievance Day, which is May 26th.
You can call our office and we will mail a Grievance Form to you or you can download the form online. You go to the NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance and the form number is RP-524.
The Board of Assessment Review will have a separate notice on this web site, which will detail the Grievance Procedure for this year. From the Board of Assessment Review: Although your grievance form may be submitted up to May 26, we would recommend that your materials arrive sooner if possible to afford sufficient time to prepare for the hearings. Please be sure to complete the grievance form completely and accurately as directed.
Seven regions across New York State have already met the seven criteria needed to begin Phase 1 of reopening. The Central NY, North Country, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Capital Region, Western NY and Mohawk Valley regions have all now begun to undertake the process of Phase 1 reopening, and as soon as the remaining regions hit the reopening benchmarks they will begin Phase 1 as well. The recently launched New York Forward website forward.ny.gov is live and provides detailed information and updates on the metrics for reopening as well as business resources and guidance.
Businesses and individuals reopening in Phase 1 must read the State's detailed industry-specific reopening guidance and provide affirmation of business compliance with those guidelines. Each re-opening business must also develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19.
On behalf of the Town of Lyme and Village of Chaumont, and all of our residents, if you are returning back to our Lyme Community to open up your summer home, camp or trailer, we welcome you once again. We would like to ask that you and anyone with you, please practice a 14 day self-quarantine to help everyone protect the health and well being of you, our year round residents, and all of our returning seasonal residents. Please adhere strictly to this very important request. Welcome home and thank you for your understanding and consideration.
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Due to public health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the regular May meeting of the Town of Lyme Town Board will be closed to the public. In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1, the May 13, 2020 Town Board meeting will be held via live video stream at 6:30 pm, and a transcript will be provided at a later date. The public will have an opportunity to see and hear the meeting live and provide comments via online streaming provided by Steve Weed Productions at https://livestream.com/swp/lyme
Notice to Town of Lyme Residents
Town of Lyme Clerk, Ariana Henderson, has announced that effective March 17, 2020, the Town of Lyme Offices will be closed to the public to ensure the health and safety of our residents, visitors and staff. Town business will be conducted as follows: water payments may be made by mail or deposited into the drop box located on the front of the building. Dog licenses may be paid through our online dog portal: https://dogs.egov.basgov.com/Dogs/Search?munirecid=141.
For all Zoning and Building permit questions, please call our Zoning and Building Code Enforcement officer, Jim Millington @ 315-777-6115.
Town Board Meetings will also be closed to the public until further notice, but are streamed live through Steve Weed Productions at https://livestream.com/swp/lyme. Questions and comments may be made through the livestream. All other Board Meetings (Except for the Town Board Meeting) have been cancelled at this time.
Please don’t hesitate to call the office number below or, if busy, send an email with any questions you may have. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and restrictions will be lifted as soon as possible.
Please join us in our efforts to keep you, your families and our community safe by following all suggested protective measures. Thank you for your understanding.