Hello Lima, The snow banks are rising! Remember to keep your fire hydrant (if you have one) clear and NOT to push your snow across any public road or street. First off, it is against the law to do so, even if you own the property on both sides of the road. Secondly, many cars have evolved into super efficient, low clearance vehicles. There are more and more of them on our roads. The snow artifacts of your plowing that are left in the street (usually stripes across the traffic lanes) cause these vehicles to lose a bit of control when crossing them. Accidents that result from your putting snow in the road may be deemed your fault… Please be kind to the passing motorists and keep the snow on your property.
The Elevator project is progressing. The drywall and painting are underway now. The special dedicated emergency phone line is in the queue for installation too. 24/7 elevator monitoring is required by law so it will be added to our contract for fire monitoring.
We are making a push to get the HFL School District to grant a partial school tax exemption to Veterans. Livonia and Geneseo have already done so and are seeing a higher percentage of veterans moving into their districts. Projections from the Livingston County Real Property Office indicate the cost of the exemption would be 3.3 cents per $1000 of assessed value ($33 on a $100,000 property based on Lima numbers). We ask that you send the form letter to the Superintendent and School board ASAP. The letter can be downloaded from the Supervisor’s Message on the Town Web site www.lima-ny.org or pick up a copy at the Town hall. 3.3 cents is the least we can do for our Veterans.
Work is proceeding at the new Sunoco station & convenience store across the street from the Town Hall. By the time you are reading this they will likely be open. Please stop in and introduce yourself and tour the changes they have made.
The Vanilla Lane Bakery is open in the old urgent care building next to the Pharmacy. Absolutely delicious! Be sure to get there early if you want your pick of the goodies, they have been selling out early most days.
The February 17 Planning board meeting considered some plans for the new Family Dollar proposed for the Save a lot building. You can see the meeting notes on the Town web site.
Bee-come part of the polli-nation! Establish a hive of honey bees at your home and help our local fruit and other crops thrive. This is the time of year to order bees & hives for the spring. I did check on mine this past weekend and they are surviving the winter with gusto! Bee sure to feed them if their winter food stores are running low. There will never bee enough bee hives – establish one if you can.
See you around Town. Mike J Falk