Voters must have been registered by June 22, 2018 in order to vote.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC REFERENDUM
Dear Town of Lyme Registered Voter,*
This is to notify you of a special referendum vote on July 17, 2018from 4 pm - 9 pm
District polling places: Lyme Town Office; Three Mile Bay Fire Station
The matter before the voters will be the acquisition of Lyme Tax Parcel # 61.51-1-42.1 (known as the Magee property) to be used for Public Recreation/ Park Land for the purchase price of $336,000.
Pre-Vote INFORMATIONAL MEETING July 11, 2018 @ 6:00 Lyme Town Offices (live stream available at TownofLyme.com)
Detailed information regarding the purchase, voting instructions and the application for an Absentee Ballot is available at the Town of Lyme website: townoflyme.com. Paper copies are available at the Town of Lyme Office, 12175 Route 12E, Chaumont, NY or by mail upon request to (315) 649-2788.
*Only registered voters may participate in this referendum (NYS Town Law; Article 7)
Town of Lyme Acquisition of Town of Lyme Tax Map Parcel Number: 61.51- 1-42.1 to be used as Recreation and Park Land at an estimated cost not to exceed $336,000.
Dear Town Resident, The Town of Lyme at a meeting on May 9, 2018 adopted a Bond Resolution for the acquisition of Town of Lyme Tax Map Parcel Number: 61.51-1-42.1 to be used as Recreation and Park Land at a cost of $336,000 which is subject to mandatory referendum. The Town Board established a date for the special election as July 17, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Town of Lyme Office located at 12175 NYS Route 12E, Chaumont, New York and the Three Mile Bay Fire Hall located at 8581 NYS Route 12E, Three Mile Bay, New York. The proposition to be placed on the ballot is as follows:
Should the Town of Lyme acquire Town of Lyme Tax Map Parcel Number: 61.51-1-42.1 to be used as Recreation and Park Land at a cost of $336,000? ____Yes ____No
Should you require an absentee ballot or information regarding the same, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at the above referenced address, or by fax at (315)649-2049 or email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. A form will need to be completed. The request for the absentee ballot may be made at any time, but if the request is being made by mail, it must be received at least seven (7) days prior to July 17, 2018. In the event the request is being made in person, it can be made even the day before. The absentee ballot must be post marked no later than July 17, 2018 and received by the Town within five (5) business days thereafter. The absentee ballots will be counted at that time. It is not sufficient to fax or email a copy of the absentee ballot back. The original ballot must be received.
Respectfully, The Lyme Town Board
TOWN AGREES TO PURCHASE MAGEE PROPERTY PENDING VOTER APPROVAL At the May meeting, the Town Board passed a resolution to seek funding for the purchase of the Geordie Magee property located on Main Street in Chaumont overlooking Sawmill Bay. By a unanimous vote, the board agreed to accept the purchase offer of Mr. Magee pending a Mandatory Referendum vote of registered Town voters. A special vote will be held on July 17th from 4-9 pm to seek permission for the purchase. Ballot boxes will be set up at the Town Office (District #1 voters) and the Three Mile Bay fire hall (District #2 voters) just like regular elections. The Town has gathered as much information as possible regarding the purchase price, available grants, plans for the property, annual expected maintenance costs and any other pertinent information we can gather so you, the voters, will be informed and can make an educated decision. A special mailing to each registered voter in the Town has been completed.