The Community Center Pool will have extended hours until 7:30 PM Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20.
Sweeping of town roads is underway. Drive slowly in summer work zones for our safety and yours. Stay alert and lookout for our personnel, signs, trucks, bright colored shirts and slow moving equipment at any time.
List of roads scheduled for crack sealing this year. Grading of some dirt roads and catch basin cleaning are also scheduled.
Visit the Lebanon Farmers Market in front of Town Hall from 9:00 AM to noon on Saturday, July 21 for Local Omelet Day.
Season pool passes can be purchased at the pool or in Town Hall for $5.00 per person. A daily guest pass is $3.00.
Register for Swim Lessons here.
Social Services' Back-to-School Program will begin accepting donations on Monday, July 23.
Summer should well be upon us, after a long stretch of cool, wet days, things finally look dry and hot. This is perfect timing as many of the farmers’ fields in town have been too wet to start the mowing process.
Summerfest is July 7th on the Green. Fireworks will cap off the evening of good music and good fun. Bring your food or get some from the local vendor and look forward to gathering with your friends and having a good time. I am excited to see all of you there.
The Town is deploying the CT Alert system, and we encourage all residents to sign up. Everbridge is the State-authorized provider of this system that notifies residents of emergency issues in our Town. Think of it as a reverse 911 center. Power outages and updates, dangerous weather situations and public safety awareness are all reasons to sign up. Go to www.ctalert.gov. Seniors who need help signing-up can visit the Senior Center on July 24th from 9AM-12PM.
In June, I was invited to attend and speak at the dedication of the Pollinator Garden located at the Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House. Dedicated in memory of Alicia Wayland, this beautiful garden adjacent to the Heritage Garden, has been a passion and commitment of the Lebanon Garden Club. Thanks to all that helped to get the Garden in place and the continued dedication to the maintenance of the garden.
The Town has been in conversations with our Resident State Trooper and our Lebanon Police about speeding issues all over Town. Expect to see an increase in speed enforcement and ticketing. Fair warning to all, speeding tickets are expensive.
The Town expects to start the bridge projects over the summer for Church Road, Card Street, Olenick Road, and Bender Road. Once the timeline is developed we will be posting updates on the Town website and social media for the First Selectman’s Office, Town of Lebanon.
Town Hall news. We have had a cleanup inside Town Hall. Residents should see a noticeable difference. Offices and hallways have all been painted, ceilings and light fixtures cleaned and soon new stair treads will be added. A few odds and ends remain but overall it is a great improvement.
The other Town Hall news is that Linda McDonald, administrative assistant to the Office of First Selectman has indicated that she will be retiring from her full-time duties in July. Linda came to serve the Town in 2015 and was a valuable resource to this First Selectman upon my time here. Linda has agreed to be available as a fill in and part time role should there be a need. We cannot thank Linda enough for all she has brought to this office. Bernie Dennler will be the new Administrative Assistant and has been learning the ropes since mid-May.
Our farmers market continues to be on Saturday mornings from 9 am to noon. There is always plenty of product for sale and great way to see your neighbors and friends.
Have a great July.