The Town of Old Lyme is governed by a Town Meeting/Board of Selectmen structure.
The Board of Selectmen meets twice monthly, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays at 4 PM, in the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall. Please check our online calendar to verify meeting times as they are subject to change. Meetings are open to all, and are televised on Comcast Cable Public Access Channel 14.
The Annual Town Meeting takes place on the 4th Monday in January. The agenda includes the official publication of the new Annual Town Report, the naming of the Citizen of the Year, and any other Town business that must be conducted.
Budget requests are submitted to the Board of Selectmen, who bring a town budget proposal first to the Board of Finance and then to the Annual Town Budget Meeting, which takes place the 3rd Monday in May.
The Board of Finance sets the mill rate after a Town Budget has been approved by the Town Meeting.
The education budget is controlled by the Regional School District # 18 Board of Education, which includes elected representatives from both Old Lyme and Lyme.
Old Lyme conducts business in accordance with Connecticut State Statutes.