Town Hall will close early at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 14. The Town Clerk and Tax Offices will close at 12:30 PM.
Do you enjoy biking? The Southeast CT Council of Governments is seeking input on the state of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the area. Consider providing input via the Bicycle and Pedestrian survey or via this interactive map.
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and are having joyful holiday season. We have just celebrated the annual Tree Lighting on the Town Green. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate this year and the program has to be shortened as a result. However, we still experienced great turnout and it was lovely to see the Lebanon community come together for this special holiday event even in the rain. Thank you to everyone who participated!
December is also the month when we celebrate the holiday season and remember those less fortunate. Winter is both a time of giving and a time of need for many. Our local Lions Club uses funds raised to purchase winter coats and Neighbors Helping Neighbors assists local families with donations from their pantry. Lebanon Social Services participates by gathering gifts for those less fortunate. If you would like to sponsor a family this year, please give Shelly a call at 860-642-4580.
Work has concluded on Bender Road as part of the ongoing road and bridge project approved several years ago. Bender Road has reopened and Church Road is expected to reopen soon as well. Given recent weather, the Town has decided to postpone the projects on Card and Olenick until spring. In the meantime, we are continuing to assess and respond to damages from the historic September rain storm.
The Board of Selectmen is still seeking applicants for a seven-member Charter Commission. Our town is one of the few towns left in Connecticut which is still governed by State Statutes rather than a charter of its own. A charter would ensure local control of our town government. Applicants do not necessarily need government experience. We hope the commission will reflect a diverse perspective on Lebanon. Please contact the First Selectman’s Office (860-642-6100) if you are interested in serving or fill out and return the volunteer form on the town website.
The Town is also proud to continue its new tradition of holding a Winter Farmer’s Market. This market will be held at the Senior Center at 37R West Town Street. The remaining dates for this season’s market are December 15, January 19, and February 23.
Please note that the Town Hall will have holiday hours some days this month. Town Hall will close early at 1:00 PM on December 14, 24, and 31. Town Hall will be closed on December 25 and January 1. Hours for individual departments may vary.
On behalf of Glen and John, we wish all of you a happy holiday season.