Detours are currently in effect on Card Street and are expected to last through early August.
Join us at the weekly Lebanon Farmers' Market this Saturday from 9:00 AM to noon in front of Town Hall.
The Building Department and Tax Office will be closed on June 28.
The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on a proposed Town Charter on June 17 at 7:30 PM at the Fire Safety Complex.
This will be the first summer since the Town was formally granted ownership of the municipal parcels on the Green. The court case which was settled in March means the Town officially owns the land on which the Town Hall, Public Works Garage, and Jonathan Trumbull Library are located. Officially, this means the Town also owns the land from the library to about the flagpole. The Library Building Committee has become re-energized and is returning to work on the project. We’ll have more news on that front for you soon.
At Special Town Meeting this May, residents also appropriated additional funds that will allow us to move forward with legal action that will resolve questions of ownership for the remaining land on the Green. We hope by formalizing the Town’s ownership, we will be able to ensure the Green remains a protected and treasured part of our community for centuries to come.
Rest assured, this does not mean the summer events on the Green you are used to will be any different this year. The Farmers’ Market starts June 1 and our annual dog costume parade event will take place at the June 15 market. We’ll also have special hours for the Town Clerk’s office that Saturday morning for dog licensing. We hope to see you (and your dog) there!
Summer music shows on the Green will continue this year thanks to our wonderful Recreation Commission. Join us for concerts on June 19, August 7, and September 4 from 6:30 PM until dark. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to support Neighbors Helping Neighbors. Summer Dancefest and the awesome fireworks show will light up the sky on July 6 this year. I hope to see you there! This event is entirely community funded, so consider making a donation by sending a check to “Summer Dancefest, Lebanon Town Hall, 579 Exeter Road, Lebanon, CT 06249.”
The Town would like to remind everyone that slowing down in work zones will ensure all of our employees are safe as well as residents. With all the projects planned this year, you may find us anywhere in and out of our equipment. Be alert for our safety and yours, and be on the lookout for our personnel, signs, trucks, bright-colored shirts and slow-moving equipment at any time.
We have received an update from our contractor as to the status of the Olenick Road and Card Street projects. We expect Olenick Road bridge work to start first around June 24 and will have detours until about August 8. Card Street will have closure on about July 10 through August 30. Please watch for detour signs.
Repairs to Randall Road and Smith Road are also expected to begin this summer. Bid documents will be available at end of June which should allow for construction to begin in August when water levels are typically at their lowest.
Last month, this column spoke about all the work that Asplundh is doing in Town. I have been asked to re-inform residents that wood on private property does belong to the resident. Please do not trespass onto private property to take any wood without permission.
This summer we also expect to debut an all-new website with a new look and easier-to-access features. We look forward to sharing the new LebanonCT.gov with you in the coming weeks.