News from the Village of Lima, NY Board of Trustees
Fiber Optic Internet Study
Trustee David Cabrera is leading our study to determine the feasibility of installing fiber optic internet cable throughout the Village of Lima. We are working with Empire Access which is an internet service provider based locally in Prattsburgh, NY. Empire Access is presently providing internet, phone, and TV services through its fiber optic network in a number of municipalities in western New York including Batavia, Canandaigua, Dansville, and Victor. If you would like more information or to register your interest in getting this service, please click on the link below.
Village Launches Facebook Page
The Village of Lima has created a new Facebook page in order to provide residents with another forum for keeping up to date with Village of Lima business and events. Please visit our new Facebook page using the link below.
Nov. 12, 10pm Water Main Break
Thanks to the heroic efforts of our Village Crew, the severe water main break on Rochester Street has been was repaired with minimal disruption to water customers. Ben Luft and Josh Perham worked in cold knee deep water to clamp off the leak while being assisted by Terry Detman and Cameron Colt. Due to the antiquated water main on Rochester Street the crew had no working shut-off valves to turn off the water in the vicinity of the leak. They therefore had to affix clamps while high pressure water gushed onto them in the 35 degree weather.
The Village of Lima would like to thank the Town of Lima crew, Lima Fire Department, and personnel from surrounding towns who lent assistance.
Nov. 12, 8pm Water Main Break
Our Village crew is working to repair a major water main break on Rochester Street. They have turned off all available valves and have throttled down the pumps at our pumping station but the water flow at the break continues at a high rate. Please note that we may have to further reduce pressure in the system in order to make the repair possible. Further updates will be posted on this page.
David Cabrera Appointed to Board
Mayor John Wadach has appointed David Cabrera to fill the Trustee vacancy that was created when John Correll resigned as Mayor and John Wadach moved from Trustee to Mayor. Mr. Cabrera brings expertise in engineering which will be invaluable as the Village undertakes a variety of infrastructure improvement projects.
Village Wins $40,000 Wi-Fi Grant
The Village of Lima has been notified that they have won a $40,000 grant from the New York Power Authority for the creation of a public Wi-Fi system in the Lima Business District. The Wi-Fi system will be installed as part of the LED street light conversion that will take place next spring.
Lima Community Solar Coming Soon
The Village of Lima is pleased to announce the implementation of a Community Solar program that will provide residents with renewable energy at a 10% discount off their current electrical supply rates from National Grid.
Public Information meetings will be held on Thursday, September 24th and Tuesday October 20th. Both meetings will begin at 7pm and be held at the Lima Ambulance Base, 7024 W. Main St. Detailed information can also be found in the link below.
You may also attend the meetings via ZOOM using the link below.
Village Board Meetings Now In Person
Starting with the July 14, 2020 Village Board meeting, all Village Board meetings will be in person. Board meetings are held at the Lima Town Hall and begin at 7pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. All attendees are required to wear face masks and practice appropriate social distancing.
The Final Sidewalk Design Report that has been prepared by Erdmann Anthony engineers can be found using the link below.
The link below summarized where residents can obtain food assistance during the summer of 2020.
Local Business Recovery Funding
Livingston County Economic Development has created the Local Business Recovery Fund to assist small businesses in Livingston County that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the link below for more information on this program.
News from the Health Department
The Livingston County Health Department would like residents to know that they should still call 911 for all health emergencies. In addition, a new Covid testing center has opened at Monroe Community College. Click on the links below for more information on calling 911 and the MCC Covid testing center.
Need Help Paying for Food ?
If you need assistance purchasing food, please click on the link below to learn more about the SNAP program.
Village residents may access up to date information about the coronavirus from the Livingston County Health Department using the link below.
Livingston County Health Department
Sidewalk Project Update
The Village of Lima has hired the Erdmann Anthony engineering firm to design the proposed sidewalks for our federally funded sidewalk connection project. Erdmann Anthony has completed a survey of the village streets and has provided a preliminary sidewalk layout. This layout can be viewed by clicking on
A complete design report and project budget will be presented at a public information meeting in June. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021.
Lima Solar Array Goes Online
The Village of Lima’s two acre solar array located behind the Lima Ambulance Base on West Main Street began delivering renewable energy to the power grid on December 17th. The array consists of 1,296 solar panels that are capable of a peak power production of 350 kW-AC. Electricity from this facility will supply 100% of the electrical energy needs of all Village of Lima owned facilities.
Construction of the array was made possible by a Power Purchasing Agreement between the Village of Lima and Kendall Sustainable Investments (KSI) of Massachusetts. KSI provided all the funds necessary for GreenSpark Solar of Ontario, NY to design and build the array. The Village of Lima agreed to a 25 year lease for the two acre parcel with KSI and will purchase all the energy produced by the array at a fixed price for 25 years. The Village of Lima will begin saving money in the first year of operation.
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.
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.
Online Water and Sewer Payments
Click on the link below to pay your water and sewer bills. You will need your account number and PIN to sign in. Please note that there is a service charge for online payments. If you have questions call the Village Clerk at 585-624-2210.
Village of Lima’s 350 kW-AC Solar Array
Click on the link below to obtain electrical production data from our array.
Warning: Do Not Flush Wipes
With the increased use of disinfecting wipes, the Village Board would like to remind residents that no type of wipe should be flushed down the toilet, even those advertised as flush-able.
Flushing wipes down the toilet greatly increases the chance of blockages forming in the sewer pipes that could cause sewage to backup into buildings.