Hello Lima! Better weather is finally here. I know because the deer are feasting on my lilac bushes… First some good things: Pam King has purchased the Jack Quinn’s facility. It will become Easton’s Food and Drink. There is a bit of clean up going on and a spirits license to wait for so hopefully a June opening. Tyson’s Upper Deck had its official Grand opening on April 17th. The kitchen area has been re-organized and the menu is well updated. Do they truly have the best hamburger in Lima? You be the judge – order to go or eat in and enjoy! Work continues on the giant smoker at JonnyB’s. Hopefully it will be cranking out smoky deliciousness by Memorial Day. Speaking of Memorial Day, there will be a Parade this year. As in past years, the paraders will form up at Lima Primary and loop around the block to the Town Hall where there will be a Memorial Ceremony. Thank you to Francis M. Dalton American Legion Post 282 for organizing this again. Of course, we will be following all guidelines in force at the time of the parade.
The Town Board approved the Dogwater Survey at the April 6th meeting. We call it the Dogwater Survey because it combines the every 10 or 15 year Dog Census with the household and income survey needed to establish a new water district outside the Village. If you have forgotten to get your dog licensed you can get a jump on the Dog portion by contacting the Town Clerk at 582-1130 to complete the dog license process. If you are one of the folks outside the Village limits who truly wants water for you or your neighbors please fill out the survey when it arrives in the mail and return it promptly. The survey team will be out knocking on doors to make sure we are complete in both areas (and yes, this includes the Village for the Dog portion too).
The Planning Board did vote to allow the renovation of the Save a lot building to move ahead on March30th. The for sale sign is down from the window and the real estate transaction is moving forward. Thank you to all the folks from the Lima Seniors and local business owners who attended that meeting to underscore how important a choice this is for Lima.
The German Festival is officially cancelled. Please mark your calendar for the 2nd Sunday in June 2022.
The Band List is posted for the Annual Crossroads Festival. The Townwide parade will open the Festival this year kicking off at 6pm in South Lima on July 28th. July 29th will be fundraiser shows to help out the Festival. July 30 through Aug 1st will be the normal run of free music, kids games, the BBQ competition, the Bed races and the vendors.
Town Clean Up Days will be May 21 & 22, 8am to 2pm. You will need a ticket from the Town Clerk to participate. We will be doing an electronics collection as part of this (Lima residents only). Bring your old TVs & computers. Some restrictions apply. See the Town web site for details or phone us at 582-1130.
Lastly, a few words to say goodbye to Lima Historian Joyce Rapp. Joyce was a prolific writer, a tireless advocate for Veterans and the definition of a good neighbor to all. She was the very fabric of Lima and a great example of the good we can do if we put our hearts and minds to it. You are in a better place now Joyce. We miss you, God Bless.
If you have not started your seeds yet, it is time. See you around Town. MJF