June 26th Update from the First Selectman

I hope you are safe, healthy, and are enjoying this stretch of beautiful summer weather. To date, Old Lyme has had 23 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, including 2 fatalities. While Connecticut is fairing well compared to other parts of the country, it is important to continue following social distancing protocols and proper hand washing hygiene, as well as continue to wear a mask.

As far as Town business updates, please note that the Transfer Station will be closed on July 4th for the holiday. It will be open normal hours on July 3rd.

The Rogers Lake Authority has put out a notice that they are planning to draw down the lake 14 inches this year beginning September 15th. This is so Rogers Lake property owners can conduct maintenance on their docks and sea walls. They expect the drawdown to last one week and the lake will be allowed to refill starting on October 22nd. A final decision on the drawdown will be announced on Thursday, August 13th.

On June 29th at 7 PM, you are invited to join the RiverCOG's first Regional Plan of Conservation and Development (RPOCD) kick-off. The RPOCD will identify the challenges facing the region over the next decade and recommend actions for our communities to take to address them. The introduction presentation will take approximately 20 minutes, followed by questions and answers. To register click here.

There will be a food drive tomorrow, June 27th, from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Old Lyme Marketplace near Best Cleaners to benefit the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries.

Last, now that more local businesses have been allowed to open their doors again, please patronize them. I am sure they will appreciate our support.

-Tim Griswold, First Selectman