Digital rendering of potential use of the proposed park land (Mike Harris)
At the May 9th meeting of the Town Board, the board unanimously voted to adopt a bond resolution to acquire land, offered for sale by its current owner Geordie H. Magee to the Town of Lyme. The Board resolution is subject to a town-wide referendum to occur on July 17th, 2018. Voting will occur at the Town Offices, 12175 NYS Route 12E, Chaumont and the Three Mile Bay Fire Hall, 8581 NYS Route 12E, Three Mile Bay, 4pm to 9pm.
The Board met twice in August, 2017, unanimously voting on August 9th to take steps to gather information on next steps to buy the land for a park. (reported in the September Lyme Light, follow https://bit.ly/2IJIsDG). After consulting with the Town’s attorney Mark Gebo at an August 28th public meeting, the board discussed a referendum to authorize financing the sale with the sale of bonds.
“The Town will gather as much information as possible regarding the purchase price, available grants, plans for the property, annual expected maintenance costs and any other pertinent information,” Town Supervisor Scott Aubertine stated via email. He added that further information will likely be the subject of a town-wide mailing and an informational meeting, to be announced later. Supervisor Aubertine also advises to follow any developments at www.townoflyme.com.