News from the Village of Lima, NY Board of Trustees
Brush Pickup August 12 & 13
Due to the wind storm last week the Village Crew will be collecting brush on Monday August 12th and Tuesday, August 13th.
Lima Awarded $2.4M Water Grant
The Village of Lima was recently notified that they were awarded a $2.4 million grant from the New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act. These funds will cover 60% of the cost of the design and installation of system-wide improvements. These will include renovation and painting of the water tower, a new emergency supply line from Lima to East Avon, and replacement of water mains, valves, and hydrants on Rochester, Lake, College, and Seneca streets.
Lima Wins $551,107 Sidewalk Grant
On April 24, 2019 the Village of Lima was notified that their grant application for sidewalk extensions was funded in the amount of $551,107 by the New York State Department of Transportation. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2020 and will include new sidewalk installations on Buell, College, Dublin, Dalton, Elm, Livingston, Meadow View, and Michigan streets. A public hearing will be scheduled prior to construction so that residents will be able to comment on the proposed plan.
Friends of Lima Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Lima Public Library will hold a book sale on May 31 and June 1, 2019 from 9am to 3pm in the parking lot of Lima Public Library on Genesee Street. Books will be sold at $3.00 per grocery bag. Please bring your own bags.
Dan Dumar Day Celebrated
On Thursday, March 28, Dan Dumar was honored for his 35 years employment with the Village of Lima. He had been the certified operator of the waste water treatment plant since 1997 and started his work with Lima in 1984. Mayor Carl Luft read a Proclamation naming March 28th as Daniel M. Dumar Day and presented him with a custom plaque honoring his many years of service to the community.
Lima Solar Array Earns $201,240 Grant
The Village of Lima’s proposed solar array project has been awarded a $201,204 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA). The array will be located behind the Lima Ambulance Base on West Main Street. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin this spring (2019) and include the installation of 1296 345kW solar panels that will produce approximately 538,000 kWh of electrical energy per year. The output of the array will supply 100% of the Village of Lima’s municipal facilities with renewable energy.
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 $1,860,000 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