The Annual Town Meeting on the proposed FY 2017-2018 Town budget is scheduled for Monday, May 1st at 7:30 pm in the Lyman Memorial High School Auditorium, 917 Exeter Rd (Route 207). Click here for proposed budget.
It is safe to say, as April ends, that we can put away the winter tools and clothing and focus on spring activities.
Recently, Boy Scout Troop #58 completed their efforts for Earth Day. The Town has been fortunate to have this group continually provide service to the Town. Each and everyone of these scouts and their leaders continue to exemplify service to our Town. In addition to the work around the Town completed by the Scouts, the Garden Club has been working at the Jonathan Trumbull Jr. House preparing the gardens for the season. Scott’s, our local agri-business, has again provided the materials for the sprucing up of the town properties.
The Town flag pole, located at the Veterans Memorial Walk did not fare very well over the winter. The Town is in the process of getting the pole repaired, though It is possible that the entire pole will be replaced. The Town, in collaboration with the American Legion Post #180, is working to restore the use of the pole in very short order. The flag pole is an important part of our Town Center and the walkway maintained by the Post. We are hoping for a quick resolution and certainly expect it to be resolved prior to Memorial Day.
Speaking of Memorial Day, the American Legion Post #180 is preparing for the annual Memorial Day parade to be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Parade will kick off at 10:00 am. This year’s theme is
“Gold Star Families, Honor their Bravery, Remember their Sacrifice”. Please make time for the program as the Town recognizes our Veterans, past and present, and the sacrifices they have made for our Country.
The Annual Town Meeting will be held on May 1. Several matters will be on the agenda, including the annual Town budget. The Board of Finance used the budget figures provided to them from the Governor’s budget, however the State has not adopted a budget and it is likely that the State will not have a budget for a while. The final revenue numbers will not be known until after the Annual Town Meeting. Residents are encouraged to come to the Annual Town Meeting to learn more about the budget and the possible actions available to the Town on May 1, 2017 at 7:30 at Lyman Memorial High School.
The Farmers Market will kick off on Saturday June 3, from 9 am to noon in front of Town Hall. Several new vendors will be present along with returning vendors. Great way to show local support for the merchants.
Additional news can be found on the Town website at www.lebanonct.gov. Have a good May.