On December 13, 2010 during Special Town Meeting a public vote approved the ordinance establishing the Sound View Commission. This marks the first time in the history of Sound View there will be a branch of town government specifically devoted to Sound View. The research and work provided by the “Sound View Commission Formation Committee” along with the Selectmen, town departments and concerned citizens has produced a very practical Commission design. The first meeting occurred on February 28, 2011. Over the next few months all residents and property owners in the SV area will receive a letter more fully describing Commission news. And the Old Lyme Town Web site will have a page dedicated to the SV Commission. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
The Commission has been appointed by the Selectmen and includes:
There is hereby established the Sound View Commission for the purposes of preserving, promoting, and assisting in the further development and use of the resources of the Sound View area, which area is more particularly described in Schedule A of this ordinance.
The Sound View Commission shall have the following responsibilities:
A. Serve as the designated advisor to the Board of Selectmen regarding the Sound View area and as coordinator for said area’s management and development.
B. Act as a liaison between the Sound View area property owners and Town departments and agencies.
C. Assist with the implementation of a long-range plan for the preservation and development of the Sound View area.
§20-59Membership; terms of office.
Said Commission shall consist of five regular members who shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The terms of the initial members shall be as follows: one member for a one-year term, two members for a two-year term and two members for a three-year term. Thereafter, regular members shall be appointed for a three-year term, ending on the second Monday in January, or until a successor shall have been appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Said Commission shall also have three alternate members appointed by the Board of Selectmen each January to serve for one year.
The Commission shall include three regular members who are property owners or electors who reside within the Sound View area described in Schedule A and two electors from the Town at large. Alternates may be electors from the Town at large.
During the summer months, certain weather conditions produce unfavorable conditions which may effect the health of certain persons. The State of Connecticut has recommended that local municipalities establish Cooling Centers for vulnerable residents when heat advisories are issued. The location of the Cooling Center for affected residents of the Towns of Lyme and Old Lyme is the Lymes’ Senior Center at 26 Town Woods Road Old Lyme Should a heat advisory be issued, residents are urged to check the following for announcements regarding opening of their local Cooling Center. WFSB-3, WTNH-8, WVIT-30 television, www.lymeline.com Comcast Public Access Channel 14, Municipal Websites When in operation during heat advisories, the Cooling Center will be open until 8:00 PM. Please contact the Lymes’ Senior Center (434-4127) or your local Town Hall (Old Lyme 434-1605; Lyme: 434-7733) with questions.
Phase I of the Landfill Closure Project, constructing the Transfer Station, has been completed and we plan to open the Transfer Station on Monday June 23rd.
The new facility features a scale that will be used to weigh residents? vehicles as they enter the Transfer Station. Residents will be charged to dispose of bulky waste at the rate of 5.5 cents per pound or $110 per ton, with a minimum fee of $5.00. This will fund the expense the Town will incur to ship the bulky waste out of town. The Town is operating under a consent order with the State of CT to open the Transfer Station and to discontinue use of the landfill. We ask residents not to mix recycle items with bulky waste items because that will require extra processing that will tend to slow things down. Other improvements include an upgraded traffic pattern, improved loading areas and a generally more attractive facility.
Residents will still be able to bring recyclable items to the Transfer Station as they have in the past. Please consult the attached Transfer Station Fee Schedule to see what items may be recycled and any related costs. Please bear in mind that recycling saves the Town about $50 per ton as opposed to the cost of trash disposal and it is the right thing to do for the environment.
Each year the town of Old Lyme sprays selected streets for mosquito control. These streets are chosen upon request only. In order for your street to be included you must call and make a specific request. Contact the First Selectmen’s office: (860) 434-1121 give your name and Old Lyme street address.
Non-functioning street lights should be reported to the town.
Contact the First Selectmen’s office: (860) 434-1121, Give the location of the pole and the pole number (each utility pole should have a number inscribed on the side)
In order to assist us with follow-up:
Please notify the SVBA with the date you called and your request (e.g. Mosquito or Light). You may contact the SVBA through the "Contact" page on this web site.