News from the Village of Lima, NY Board of Trustees
Village Wins Water Improvement Grants
The Village of Lima recently won two grants for improving our drinking water system. At the request of Mayor Carl Luft, New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan secured a member item grant of $250,000 to defray a majority of the cost of our recent upgrade to our pump station and water tower. New energy efficient pumps, valves, and electronic controls were installed in the pump house located on Rochester Street near the Lima-Mendon town line. These upgrades will reduce our energy consumption and greatly improve the reliability of our system. A mixing device was added to the inside of the water tower located on Seneca Street that will prevent formation of ice inside the tower.
Village Wins Waste Water Treatment Grants
The Village of Lima has won two grants that will defray a major portion of the cost of mandatory upgrades at our Waste Water Treatment Plant on Ziegler Drive. One grant of $8,600,000 for general improvements, and a second for $1,000,000 for a mandatory effluent disinfectant system will greatly reduce the cost to customers of our Waste Water treatment system. In addition to these grants, the Village has also secured zero interest financing for the project costs not covered by the above grants.
Village Designated as a Clean Energy Community
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has designated the Village of Lima as a Clean Energy Community. The Village of Lima earned this distinction and a $5,000 award by completing four high impact practices for reducing energy consumption and promoting the use of clean energy. The four projects that were completed include the installation of an electric vehicle charging station, streamlining rooftop solar permitting, tracking Village of Lima energy usage on the EPA’s Energy Star website, and completing energy efficiency code training.
In the spring of 2019, the Village of Lima will continue their initiatives to increase the use of renewable energy and decrease overall energy usage. Construction of a 470kW solar array behind the Lima Ambulance base on West Main Street is scheduled to begin in March of 2019. This array will generate enough power to supply 100% of the Village of Lima government’s electrical needs. Also slated for the spring of 2019 is the replacement of all high pressure sodium street lamps with LED bulbs. This project will result in a $26,000 reduction in leasing and energy costs per year.
Mark Tubbs Memorial Park, Ziegler Drive. Lima, NY 14485