Public Hearing: Charter Commission — Monday, May 20, 7:00 PM at Fire Safety Complex
Passport applications will be by appointment only from May 27 through June 3.
The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Monday, May 6 at the Lyman Memorial High School auditorium at 7:30 PM. If you are able, please attend as we will be discussing and voting on action regarding the 2019-2020 budget. In addition, the Department of Public Works building project will be discussed and is expected to adjourn to a referendum on May 14, 2019.
The Charter Commission is expected to have a public hearing on May 20 at 7:00 PM in the Fire Safety Complex. The timeline for a charter proposal is very specific and we expect to have this matter voted on at the municipal election in November.
Also coming up this month are the annual Memorial Day parade and Citizen of the Year ceremony. This year’s parade will take place on Saturday, May 25 starting at 10:00 AM. The theme is “The American Legion: 100 Years and Still Serving.” If you are interested in participating, please contact the Selectman’s Office at 860-642-6100. The Citizen of the Year award will be presented following the conclusion of the parade.
Nominations will be accepted until Monday, May 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM and may be mailed or delivered by hand in a sealed envelope clearly marked “2019 Citizen of the Year Nomination” to the Lebanon Town Hall, Office of The First Selectman, 579 Exeter Road, Lebanon, CT 06249. Original signatures are required on the nomination forms or letters. Email submissions will not be accepted. Nomination forms are available on the Town website and in the Selectman’s Office.
With summer around the corner, the Town will begin several public works projects soon. Prep work for the replacement of the Card Street and Olenick Road bridges will begin shortly. Sections of these roads will be closed after the school year ends so buses will not be affected by the detours. We will provide a clearer timeline as we get closer to a start date.
Randall Road and Smith Road bridge replacement projects have passed all regulatory agencies within the Town. We expect to know the cost estimates in early May. Bids will likely be awarded to contractors by the end of June. The Town will continue to keep you informed as progress continues.
We have also received lots of questions about all the tree cutting. If you see the big orange Asplundh trucks, they have been contracted by Eversource to cut trees that could cause issues for power lines. The brush gets chipped up, but larger pieces of the tree will be left. Generally, if the owner of the property where the tree is cut wants the wood, they can have it. Should you not want the wood, others will come and take it. The Town will leave the wood for a bit, and let others take it.
As a final note, I would like to thank our local Boy Scouts, Lebanon Leos, and everyone else who participated in our annual Earth Day clean up events. Thank you for donating your time to help keep Lebanon beautiful. The Town looks great!