Screen shot of tax map showing the proposed park parcel
(source: Jefferson County Image Mate Online)
On July 11th at 6:00pm there will be an Informational Meeting at the Town Office, 12175 NY-12E, Chaumont, to answer questions relating to t
he purchase of the Magee property on Sawmill Bay.
"The Town Board encourages residents to attend the meeting so that any questions they have regarding the vote on July 17th can be addressed," Town Supervisor Scott Aubertine stated via email.
The town has posted some details of the proposed purchase on its website, www.townoflyme.com including the text of the purchase offer and the conceptual plan by local architect Mike Harris. The offer to purchase the land from Geordie Magee was made in partnership with adjacent landowners: Chaumont Bay Trading Co. LLC, owned by Andy Williams, and Reg Schweitzer.
The total purchase price in the offer is $480,000, with the town's part, approximately 75% of the parcel, not to exceed $336,000, and the remaining paid by Mr. Williams and Mr. Schweitzer.
The conceptual plan includes a detailed proposal laying out the stages of the project, and drawings that show how the actual development could progress.
The board also posted a three-page document: "Proposed Waterfront Acquisition: What Citizens Need to Know". Explaining some of the reasons for making the purchase offer, the board highlights opportunity to provide increased foot-traffic to businesses and restaurants in the center of the village, which will arguably benefit both the village and town with increased visitor spending.
Visit the Town of Lyme website for more details and to read all of the documentation cited in this article: www.townoflyme.com