The Town of Lebanon has hired Vision Government Solutions to perform the state mandated revaluation for October 1, 2018. Vision has 5 data collectors performing interior and exterior inspections starting late November 2017 – October 2018. Homeowners are encouraged to ask for identification. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Assessor's Office at 860-642-6141.
Effective January 2, 2018, the Town Clerk’s Office will open to the public at 9:00 a.m. until further notice.
Welcome to New England! Only here can you have 7 inches of snow one day and 60 to 70 degrees five days later. Makes me think about spring and all the activities that we celebrate.
Our office is already working with Boy Scout Troop 58 to coordinate activities for Earth Day scheduled for Saturday, April 28. Details will be announced once finalized.
Dirt roads will particularly feel the impact of an early thaw. Some work occurred on dirt roads in January when we experienced a brief thaw. I am sure that as we move into March and April we may experience some challenges on the dirt roads. We ask for your patience as we get through the thaw.
Many departments for the Town have spent time putting together their budget to provide to the Finance Board for the next fiscal year. The Board of Finance will begin reviewing budgets in March in more detail. These meetings are open to the public and I encourage you to attend. The budget meeting calendar can be found on the Town’s website on the Finance Department page. The annual Town budget meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 7 at 7:30 pm in the high school auditorium.
Should your schedule allow, please stop at the Library and wish our Director, Julie Culp best wishes in her retirement. Julie will be helping through the transition to a new director who is expected to start in March. We wish Julie a well-deserved and enjoyable retirement!
For some time, I have been working with the CT DOT to improve signage in the area of the middle school and the high school. These signs will include new speed limit signs as well as a flashing school sign, similar to the elementary school. This has been a long time coming and I appreciate your patience.
In April, the Regional Animal Control District will meet to work out details of our continued partnership with NECCOG. From my view it appears that things are going well. However, residents will know first-hand how things are going. I have found the people from NECCOG to be very responsive and I have seen them in Town frequently. Let us know what you think! As a side note, you can still call the Lebanon Animal Control number 860-642-6379 which will forward directly to NECCOG or visit their website at www.neccog.org.
Discussions are well underway with the cemetery commission as they begin to develop the new property on Synagogue Road. This cemetery will be referred to as North Lebanon Cemetery. Funds are in place and it is expected that this project will be bid sometime in March.
Plans are underway for a Special Town meeting in the later part of March. Several land preservation items as well as possible modifications to an ordinance, which all require town meeting approval, will be on the agenda.