May 15th Update from the First Selectman

Yesterday I announced that the public beaches in Old Lyme will open at reduced capacity on May 23, 2020. If you are interested in purchasing a beach parking pass, please note that because the Town Hall remains closed to the public, you can drop off your application, proof of residency, and payment through the mail slot on the front door of Town Hall, or send it in by mail. Beach passes will be mailed directly to you, you will not be able to pick up your pass(es) from Town Hall. For full details about beach parking passes click here.

On Monday, May 18th there will be a Town Budget Meeting and Board of Finance Meeting beginning at 7:30 PM. These meetings will take place virtually using WebEx and will be led by Andy Russell, Chair of the Board of Finance. For more details about this meeting please read the announcement.

We have been notified that the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections are continuing as planned. The next collection is slated for May 30th at the Essex HHW Facility, Rte. 9, Exit 4, 11 Dump Road, Essex. You can view the brochure here.

Connecticut Water announced it will resume work on the Sound View water mains and house connections. Work will start on the north portions of Swan and Portland Avenues. There will be traffic control personnel on hand to assist with traffic flow.

Lastly, we anticipate that work on the Mile Creek bridge will begin soon. Once construction starts, the bridge will be out of order and residents will need to use alternative routes. As soon as we are notified of the start date, we will update the Town website with more information.

I hope you are continuing to stay home as much as possible, that you are following CDC guidelines around hand washing, and that you are wearing a face covering when you are in public spaces. The more we all adhere to these standards, the more likely we are to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Old Lyme.

-Timothy C. Griswold, First Selectman