The Assessor's Office will be closed through Tuesday, March 19. Please contact the Tax Office.
Lebanon’s new Charter Commission held its first public hearing on February 26 at the Fire Safety Complex, giving residents a chance to voice their thoughts on how our local government should operate. The Charter Commission will now begin the process of drafting a charter. Commission meetings are open to the public and are held in Town Hall at 7:00 PM on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
March can be one of the most unpredictable months for weather in Lebanon. Will we get even more rain or will we be hit by a late winter storm? The Town is prepared for either circumstance, but we recognize wet, spring weather is a challenge for those living on dirt roads. As always, we will work to mitigate these challenges as the ground thaws and spring begins.
In the meantime, the Town is in ongoing contact with FEMA regarding the September 2018 floods. That storm and the rain since has left the ground ultra-saturated and altered the course of streams and runoff in parts of Lebanon. We are working with FEMA to ensure that necessary repairs are made and to determine ways we can prevent damage in the future. We expect new site inspections to happen early this month, so you may see FEMA representatives on the roadside in parts of town.
Of course, spring time means more than just wet weather. It is a time to celebrate and protect the environment that makes our town a beautiful place to live! This year Lebanon will continue its tradition of Earth Day clean-up activities including its Adopt-a-Road trash pickup project. Residents can pick up special Earth Day trash bags which can be left on the roadside and set for pick up by Public Works by calling the Town Hall. They can also be brought directly to the Transfer Station at no charge. Lebanon will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 27.
This month the Board of Finance will be reviewing budgets as recommended by Town departments for the next fiscal year. Budget meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. The annual Town Meeting on the budget will be held Monday, May 6 at 7:30 PM in the auditorium of Lyman Memorial High School.