During the month of July DPW will be paving/shimming in preparation of chipseal and at the middle to end of August chipseal will take place on the following roads: Babcock Hill Rd, Williams Crossing Rd, Pigeon Swamp Rd, Cook Hill Rd, Synagogue Rd, Carriage Dr, Scenic Dr, First St, Lake Williams Dr and Lake Shore Dr. Residents please be mindful of your speed during the chipseal process. Loose stone will exist on the roads during the curing process and cleanup/sweeping of remaining stone should start at the end August.
Eversource along with Asplundh Tree contractors will be working in various parts of town for the next several months on several utility enhancement projects including tree trimming and some tree removal. The areas of town with the most activity include sections of; Exeter Rd, Trumbull Hwy, Goshen Hill Rd, Bender Rd, Gates Rd, Jordan Ln, Old Route 89 and Rafferty Rd. Residents please be careful when passing through Work Zones and if residents plan on picking any wood left behind please be mindful of your safety while doing so.
Visit the Farmers Market on Saturday, July 22 in front of Town Hall from 9 am to noon.
The 102nd Army Band will perform a free concert on Lebanon Green on Saturday, July 29th at 7 PM. Click here for details.
July is a month of summer vacations and celebrations. On behalf of the Town, I hope all our residents enjoy the weather and activities that have been planned.
The annual Summer Dancefest is scheduled for July 8 for all to enjoy. The committee has been working hard to put together another successful family-oriented event. The fun starts at 4:30 with local band, The Illusions, followed by the Pom as your dj, playing your favorite hits and capped off by a wonderful fireworks display. Bring your family and friends for this event. Donations from local businesses and residents pay for the event. There is still time to make a donation should you be able.
Other local events include “Summer Music on the Green” sponsored by the Recreation Department on July 19 and August 16 at 6:30 pm. Bring your chair and some refreshments to enjoy.
The 102nd Army band, CTARNG will be having a concert on the Green on July 29, 2017 starting at 7 pm. Sponsored by the American Legion Post #180, this event is free of charge. Should it rain, plan on joining us at the Fire Safety Complex. Thank you to the Legion Post for again sponsoring this event.
The Farmers Market is every Saturday in front of Town Hall from 9:00 am to noon. Items sold at the Market include vegetables, fruits, cheeses, meats, honey products, maple syrup, flora and fauna, baked goods, prepared foods, sweets, soaps, artistry and more! Come try a free sample or purchase a freshly-cooked breakfast sandwich or hamburger or hot dog.
Preparations are well under way for the Lebanon Lions Fair, to be held August 11, 12, and 13. Thank you to the Lions for all your work to kick off fair season.
As of the writing of this column, the State has not yet decided on the budget. This impacts the Town, as much of our revenue comes from the State. The decision by the residents to defeat the budget in early May was prudent in anticipation of the State determining their levels of funding. This requires that residents will receive tax bills based upon the current rate. A letter from the Tax Collector will be in your tax bills as well as this edition of the paper. Certainly call, should you have any questions.
The last step for the Town regarding the ownership of the Lebanon Green was to complete the survey work by the historical surveyor. That work has been completed and at this point the materials are in the process of being prepared by the lawyers. Certainly, a slow but very methodical process, the Board of Selectman appreciates your patience. Rest assured work is progressing and once we know the appropriate documents are filed in the court system, we will let you know.