Town offices will be closed Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.
Join us for another Winter Farmers' Market Saturday, January 19 from 9:00 AM to noon at the Lebanon Senior Center.
Do you enjoy biking? The Southeast CT Council of Governments is seeking input on the state of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the area. Consider providing input via the Bicycle and Pedestrian survey or via this interactive map.
The Board of Selectman is pleased to inform you that the Town has qualified for FEMA funds due to the storm damage in September 2018. We are still awaiting information on the details of this reimbursement funding, but this news is a welcome relief. Through the FEMA process, the Town may be eligible for up to a 75% reimbursement on qualifying expenses related to the September storm. The Town will be having a special town meeting in January to authorize the funding necessary to initiate these projects.
Meanwhile, the Verizon cell tower project is moving ahead within State regulatory agencies. Verizon has some continued work to do on the site to meet their obligations. Once that work and analysis is completed, we should see a construction schedule. Although this has certainly taken a long time, it will be a welcome addition to the cellular coverage in Lebanon. We will provide an update when we receive a timeline.
The Church Road and Bender Road bridge replacements have been completed. In the spring, the Card Street and Olenick Road bridges will also be replaced. We will provide more details on the timing of this as we get closer.
We are also pleased to announce our new School Resource Officer, Rob Magao, started on December 3. Rob, known as Officer Rob, will be in all three schools at various times of the school day and during special events. Please join me in welcoming Rob to our Town.
The Town continues to work through the ownership matters specific to the three municipal parcels located on the Green. Significant progress has been made and it is our hope that we can provide a press release soon on the project.
We want to thank all the members of the community that serve on Boards and Commissions. Our Town is fortunate to have such a wealth of knowledge and talent willing to actively participate. All your contributions of time are important and valuable in making a difference in Town. Thank you for serving.
On behalf of my colleagues, Glen Coutu and John Bendoraitis, we wish all of you a happy New Year.