Hello Lima! Snow is here, we are shuffling though the parking lots & looking forward to St. Valentine’s Day!
December 23rd we had a tree fall on Plank Rd at the intersection of Dublin and Kober. Approximately 300 people were without electricity from 10am that day until 4pm Christmas Eve. Thanks to the Livingston County Office of Emergency Management! Andrew Brodell and his team went door to door checking on those without power (the weather was very cold) & offering assistance. Thanks to Mayor Skiptunas and the Lima Ambulance Corps for opening the warming shelter at their facility, cooking breakfast & providing hot drinks for those who had to leave their homes. Thank you also members of the Lima Rotary, The Red Cross, my fiancé Debbie and others who helped to staff the shelter. Thanks also to those who brought lunch, drove food to those who could not leave their homes, drove hot beverages to the National Grid Line crews and the like. Everyone set aside their holiday plans to help their neighbors – the best Christmas present they could give.
Congratulations to Livingston County Economic Development receiving $500,000.00 from Senator Schumer’s office to fund the next Dream-o-vate competition. This competition is for prospective business owners who want to establish a business in Livingston County. It is business planning, training and the strong possibility of some grant funding to get started. If you have a business idea and would like to locate in Lima or any other township in Livingston County, contact the LivCo Economic Development office at 585-243-7124.
The Town of Lima is considering establishing water district 5. This would cover all roads outside of the Village that currently do not have public water & hydrants. The public information meeting was held February 1st at Elim Life Church at 6pm. If you live in the Town of Lima outside the Village and do not have public water – this affects you. If you live in the Town of Lima outside the Village and you purchase water from the Village, this affects you too. If the district is formed, it will be by petition. If you are part of the proposed district and want the public water, then please sign the petition today. More information can be had on the Town of Lima website www.lima-ny.org or by phoning the Town Office at 585-582-1130.
The Town of Lima will be holding public hearings on February 7th to discuss increases in the Tax Exemptions for Seniors and Disabled persons. This was already approved at the Livingston County Board of Supervisors level. In order for them to take effect In Lima the Town Board has to pass them too.
There are a lot of volunteer board members that keep our community moving. On the outgoing side: Thanks to Doug Best for many years of service on Lima’s Planning Board and Assessment Board of Review. Thanks to Sharon Neenan for many years of service on the Lima Public Library Board. Thanks also to Dennis Neenan for serving on the Agricultural Advisory Committee since its inception in 2011. On the incoming side: Congratulations to Larry Kramer as he joins the Planning Board, Tom Simpson as he joins the Agricultural Advisory Committee and John Grasso as he joins the Lima Public Library Board. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities at the Town, see the volunteer pool form on the Tow Website. Just fill in, sign and drop off with the Town Clerk. We pull from the pool to fill vacancies.
See you around Town! MJF