Lima Board Defends Proposed Restrictions to Large-Scale Solar

LIMA - Not all residents are happy with the Lima Town Board's decision to restrict large scale solar fields in Lima. One Lima resident who attended the board's July 6 meeting came with the request that certain exceptions be included in the law being drafted, particularly in scenarios where farmland is not being utilized for agriculture. According to Lima's Town Attorney, Steve Kruk, however, the law will be worded to discourage … [Read more...]

Lima Faces Water Cost Hike or Supplier Switch

LIMA – Lima's water contract with the city of Rochester will be expiring soon, but with a cost increase on the way, the Town Board is considering other water options. This fall, Lima’s 30-year-old water contract with Rochester will expire. If the town renews that contract, the agreement will span 20 more years. According to Town Attorney Steve Kruk, however, continuing with the Rochester supplier will mean an increase in cost. “Several … [Read more...]

CJ’s Barber Shop Opens at Lima’s Four Corners

LIMA – After weeks of advertising, CJ’s Barber Shop on Lima’s four corners officially opens July 6. Owner Cindy Montes, who has 14 years experience cutting hair, hopes the shop will provide a necessary service to Lima and the surrounding area. “I feel like there is a need for it," said Montes. "There hasn’t been an authentic barber shop in the area in years, so I figured it was good to do. And I enjoy doing men’s haircuts and fades and all … [Read more...]

Lima’s 84th German Fest Opens Stage for Revitalized Folk Dancing Group

LIMA – Grab your Lederhosen, Sunday Jun. 11 is the 84th annual Traditional German Festival. Lima’s German Club President, Michael Falk, is excited about this year’s event lineup. “So there’s a 21-piece German band from Buffalo coming in, there’s a German singing group coming in out of the city, there’s the first performance of an actual German folk dancing group, the Rochester Schwaben Verein Folk Dancers," said Falk. "Not the … [Read more...]

Bristol ID Plans to Bring Up to 25 More Jobs to Lima

LIMA – Lima’s Bristol ID Technologies is looking to expand and create 15 to 25 new jobs for the community over the next several years. Seeking assistance in this endeavor, Bristol ID CEO Keith Yeates and Director of Finance Joshua Hellman, along with Deputy Director of Livingston County Development Maureen Wheeler were present at a public hearing June 1 at a Lima Town Board meeting with a proposal to submit a Community Development Block Grant … [Read more...]

‘It’s Time,’ Lima Super Pete Yendell Will Not Run for Re-Election

LIMA – After 38 years of public service in Lima, Town Supervisor Pete Yendell has decided not to run for re-election this fall. According to Yendell, his decision was finalized during his vacation earlier this year. “I made my decision when I was down in Florida," said Yendell. "When I was there, my wife and I talked. I’ve been at it for 38 years. It’s long enough. Having a month down there just kind of put the frosting on the cake to say, … [Read more...]

Agriculture Wins Out Over Lima’s Large Scale Solar Prospects

LIMA – It does not look like large scale solar will be coming to Lima after all, though a local law being drafted may make it easier for residents to install private solar. According to Lima Town Supervisor Pete Yendell, a local law is being drafted by the town's attorney, Steve Kruk, that will address both private and large scale solar for the town. “Steve is going to go back and put together a draft for a local law," said Yendell. "And … [Read more...]

Lifelong Lima Firefighter Turns 81

LIMA – The Lima Fire Department is celebrating the 81st birthday of their former Chief, Dick Garey. Garey joined the Fire Department in 1954 as a firefighter. He was only 18 years old, which was the minimum age to join. “It’s gone from just a bunch of guys showing up and jumping on the fire truck to much more sophisticated equipment, to much more protective gear, to much more training and involvement," said Garey. On April 26, Garey will … [Read more...]

Pinwheels and Talks Stand to Prevent Child Abuse in Livingston County

LIMA – Those pinwheels that you may have seen in Livingston County stand for April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. The pinwheels are part of an annual campaign by Livingston County’s Department of Social Services (DSS) to raise awareness of child abuse and prevent it wherever possible. "Each year the Department of Social Services’ goal is to continue our efforts through this campaign to provide information and awareness about this important … [Read more...]

Large-Scale Solar Panel and Wildflower Fields Could Blossom in Lima

LIMA – A meeting and recent webinar regarding large scale solar installations shed more light on Lima’s continuing considerations to allow solar sites and potential strategies to capitalize on solar power. Lima’s Deputy Supervisor Cathy Gardner said that an April 5 meeting included a presentation on anticipated guidelines for large scale solar siting by a New York State Department of Agricultural and Markets representative. "We have learned … [Read more...]