Hello Lima! The festival is past us now and we are on to a strong finish to summer and into fall. Thanks to all who worked hard to make the Crossroads Festival happen. Planning begins immediately for next year. If you would like to help, give me a call here at the Town Hall 585-582-1130. Congratulations to Jason Skinner for being inducted into the NYS Veteran’s Hall of Fame. Jason has been our Livingston County Veteran’s Services Office Director for quite a few years. He was instrumental in getting Dwyer funds for suicide prevention provided to all counties in NYS. The program does make a difference. Wherever it exists, the veteran suicide rate goes down.
The Town of Lima has partnered with Siemens Corp for Energy Services. The evaluation of all Town facilities has started for lighting, building insulation and the like. The goal is to make improvements, save energy and use the savings to pay for the improvements. It should be low or no cost to the taxpayers. Stay tuned as this plan comes together.
The Burn Pit legislation has passed both the House and the Senate. As of the time of this writing President Biden has not signed the legislation. It will get signed. So, if you are a Veteran of Vietnam or later sign up at the VA for the Burn Pit registry. The exam and interview will not take much of your time, but t will open to the door to care for the increasing number of conditions that are associated with Toxic exposure and burn pits. Once the legislation is law, the time to get the evaluation will be longer. Beat the lines and sign up now.
Tai Chi classes will be held again here at the Lima Town Hall in the Fall. Seniors can sign up with the Office For the Aging at 585-243-7520. If the class is full, ask to be put on a waiting list for the next class. Want to be a Tai Chi instructor? Be sure to ask about that, we need those too.
Many years overdue, there is a new roof being put onto the highway garage. The shingles were failing and curling and it could not be delayed any more. The solar array has been removed and will be reinstalled once the project is complete. The new standing seam metal roof should last much longer.
The Town Board did approve the long term lease of all 4 water districts outside the Village to the Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority. This will result in better service for the water customers and help keep costs contained.
I am working on the Town budget for 2023 now. Data and request from all the department heads has been submitted. The Town Board will take this up in September. See you around Town! MJF