Thank you for your patience as the Town public works department continues to work on repairing road damage from the recent rainstorm. Please use extreme caution when driving on roads, especially around corners where the edges may be heavily eroded.
Join us for the 3rd Annual Trick or Trunk event on Saturday, October 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the field between Lebanon Middle School and Lyman Memorial High School.
Selectmen’s Corner October 2018
We have faced some very tough and unexpected weather this week, but the Town is working hard to restore life to normal as quickly as possible. We got close to 7 inches of rain in just a few hours, causing the washouts and roadside erosion that you have seen around Lebanon since Tuesday night. We are continuing to assess the damages and developing a plan to secure the funding necessary to make all of the repairs. In the meantime, please use caution especially on dirt roads or winding roads where the corners may have washed away.
The Town activated CTAlert during the storm to warn residents about the dangerous weather. If you did not receive a notification, please consider signing up at www.ctalert.gov. The Town is also doing its part to prepare for more rough weather and recently installed a generator that will service the entire building at the Senior Center. The work was done locally and paid for using funds from FEMA. We will now be able to keep our seniors centrally located if we experience a prolonged power outage.
October means another “Trunk or Treat” — a great program offered by the Recreation Commission each year. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 27 at the parking area between the high school and middle school. All ages, young and old, come dress up for this fun event and enjoy an evening with your community. Keep watching the Town Hall website for further details.
The Town is also doing its part to prepare for rough weather and recently installed a generator that will service the entire building at the Senior Center. The work was done locally and paid for using funds from FEMA. We will now be able to keep our seniors centrally located if we experience a prolonged power outage.
The Town thanks patrons and employees of the Library who were patient last month as we worked through some unexpected well issues. Turns out, the pump in the well needed to be replaced in addition to the system inside the Library. We are looking forward to having things return to normal and thank you to your dedicated staff at the Library who have been so accommodating.
As you may have already noticed, the Town has begun construction work on several bridges around Lebanon. Several years ago, residents approved a bond project to improve roads a bridges. This summer, the Town awarded work for four projects to Milton C. Beebe and Sons from Mansfield. The first of these improvements is taking place at Bender Road and Church Road simultaneously. Please follow the detour signs in place. We expect Bender Road to be completed by the end of October, followed by Church Road in late November. Card Street and Olenick Road will come next, but we will make details about that available at a later date. The Town does plan to have more than two roads closed at a time during this work. However, these projects may have their timelines adjusted following the late September rainstorm.
Improvements to the walking path on the Green are also underway. Mother Nature plays a role in any work and the Green is very wet in general, but we hope to get this done before the snow arrives.
Later this month, the Board of Selectmen expects to have a special Town Meeting. Once the agenda is finalized, we will post to the Town website for your information. The meeting scheduled for October 29 at 7:30 PM in the Lyman Memorial High School auditorium.
The Board of Selectmen also received a petition to place on the ballot a question regarding the Public Works Building. Rather than having a separate election, timing allows us to incorporate the question on the November 6, 2018 ballot.
Many of you may know that our Assistant Tax Collector has taken a full-time opportunity with the American Legion Post. Paul Spedaliere has been employed by the Town since 2008. We wish him well in his new opportunity and are grateful that he will continue to serve as our municipal veteran’s affairs officer.
Kelly Lawer has accepted the position of Revenue Clerk, assuming duties from Paul. We are excited to have her join us in Town Hall.
We are also celebrating several anniversaries throughout Lebanon. St. Francis of Assisi Church is currently celebrating 75th anniversary and soon the Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its own 75th anniversary. We are also honoring LVFD member George smith as he celebrates 50 years of active service.
We encourage you to follow the Town website at www.lebanonct.gov for frequent updates on projects and events in Town.