TOWN BOARD MEETINGS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Due to an increase in COVID 19 cases locally, the town board meetings will be closed to the public until further notice. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month and begin at 6:30 pm. The public has the opportunity to see and hear the meeting live and provide comments via online streaming provided by Steve Weed Productions at
The Town of Lyme Highway Superintendent is seeking an experienced seasonal on call plow driver. Any candidates are required to have a NYS Class “B” driver’s license. He is also seeking a part time plow wingman. 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 315-649-2789. October 27, 2020 Town of Lyme Clerk Ariana Henderson
The town has openings for a Deputy Zoning Enforcement Officer and also a Planning Board Secretary. If interested, please apply at the town office.
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.
If you have any questions please call us or send us an email! Town Office: 315-649-2788 Assessor’s: 315-649-2387 Zoning/ Code Enforcement: 315-777-6115 Email: email@example.com
We encourage our residents to use our drop box located in the front of the building or to mail your payment to: Town of Lyme P.O. Box 66 Chaumont, NY 13622
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!!
Fiscal Trouble Ahead for Our Communities and Schools From the office of State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli
Local governments are under extreme fiscal pressure. Costs for fighting the pandemic are adding up while revenues are falling. My latest report looked at local governments and schools and how they pay for essential services and operations.
This week we examined New York’s 2020 Census response rate, and found that New York lags behind most other states in responding. We’re in real danger of being undercounted. The stakes are high and New York could lose funding for our local communities for education, housing and more. Our representation in Congress may also suffer. Check out our online tool that lets you track how your county and community are doing. Please take a few minutes and fill out your form today.