News from the Village of Lima, NY Board of Trustees

Short Term Rental Guidelines – Public Meeting

The Village of Lima will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, September 27th at 7pm at the Lima Town Hall to discuss Short Term Rental Guidelines, with focus on Airbnb’s within the Village limits.  A list of discussion points can be found by clicking the link below.  

Short Term Rental Guideline Topics

NY-Forward Public Hearing Sept. 13th

The Village of Lima will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 13th at 7pm in the Lima Town Hall to obtain public comment on their proposed NY-Forward grant application.  The Village’s grant proposal is seeking $2.25million for a variety of projects that will enhance the village core. The full proposed application may be obtained using  the link below.

Lima NY-Forward Application 8-20-2022

Street Tree RFP

The Village of Lima is seeking proposals from qualified landscaping contractors for the acquisition and planting of approximately 50-75 street trees in the Village of Lima. In their proposals contractors must provide a bid estimate on a cost per-unit basis for each trees species. The total number of each tree species to be installed will be determined during the location verification walk-through with the contractor and therefore the cost per unit installed is the critical information required.

The full Request for Proposal document may be obtained from the link below. Proposals must be received no later than Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 at 3 PM.

Lima Tree RFP 8-1-2022

Fiber-Optic Engineering RFP

The Village of Lima is seeking proposals from qualified network design and consulting contractors for professional design, engineering, and consulting services for a Broadband Fiber Optic Network capable of providing internet service to all premises in the Village of Lima.

Click the link below to access the RFP

Village of Lima Broadband Engineering RFP 6-12-2022

Sewer Collection System Study

The Village of Lima is investigating issues regarding infiltration of stormwater within the wastewater collection system.  This infiltration is collected and treated with the wastewater and is the cause of unnecessary treatment costs to the Village Residence.  The Village is working with MRB Group to apply for a grant to identify the problem areas, provide costs to make repairs and prioritize the areas in most need of improvements in order to reduce the wastewater treatment costs on the Village of Lima. Please contact the Village if you have any questions on the project.  

 

 

Village of Lima Board Meeting 4/12/22

The Village of Lima Board meeting will be held Tuesday, April 12th at 7pm at the Lima Town Hall.  If you are unable to attend in person, you may view the meeting by clicking the Zoom link below:  

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Arbor Day Celebration April 30th

The Village of Lima will be hosting an Arbor Day Celebration in the Mark Tubbs Memorial Park from 10am till noon on Saturday, April 30, 2022. A total of 120 potted trees will be distributed free of charge to attendees. Tree varieties include deciduous, coniferous, and flowering trees.

Budget Meeting on Zoom

The Village of Lima Board of Trustees will conduct a budget work session starting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022.  The public is invited to attend in person at the LIma Town Hall or view the proceeding via Zoom using the login information below.

Lima Budget Work session Zoom Link

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Alzheimer Support Available

Alzheimer Support is a free service that assists Lima families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through their free search tool and database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families in need of care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities in the Lima area that are best equipped to provide care for their loved ones. To access this information please click on the link below.

Link to Alzheimer Support

Community Choice Solar Meetings

Please join us for one or both of our public information sessions to learn about the Village of Lima’s Community Choice Solar Program. The meetings are at 7pm on Thursday, January 13th and 7pm on Wednesday, January 19th. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during both sessions.  To attend either meeting sign on to:

www.bit.ly/jansolarmeeting

if you have questions, please call Roctricity, our program administrator, at 585-244-0244.

12/28/2021 Board Meeting Cancelled

The Village of Lima Board of Trustees Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 28, 2021 has been cancelled by order of the Board of Trustees.

Community Electricity Meeting August 3rd

An online Zoom meeting (see link below) will be held on Tuesday, August 3rd at 7pm to provide details about the Village of Lima’s Community Choice Aggregation renewable energy program. The program has two parts that Village of Lima residents will be eligible to participate in. The Community Solar component will provide a solar credit that will reduce resident’s monthly National Grid bills by 8-10%. 

The electric supply component will allow village customers to replace their electrical supply company from National Grid to a renewable supply company chosen by the Village of Lima.  National Grid will continue to deliver power and maintain all transmission equipment for residents enrolled in either program.

The Zoom meeting will be facilitated by Roctricity which is a Rochester based company that the Village of Lima has chosen to administer our Community Choice Aggregation Program. To join the meeting on Tuesday, August 3rd at 7pm, please use the link below.

August 3rd Zoom Link:  us02web.zoom.us/j/82453188361

Village of Lima residents may receive a recording of the Zoom meeting and get their questions answered before or after the meeting by calling Roctricity at 585-244-0244 or sending an email message to:

info@fingerlakescommunitychoice.com

Sidewalk Connection Project

The Village of Lima awarded a contract to Nardozzi Paving and Construction LLC to construct sidewalks at a cost of $543,224. New sidewalks will be constructed along the following streets.

South side of College St. from Livingston St. to Dalton Rd., east side of Dalton Rd. from College St. to W. Main St., west side of Michigan Ave from W. Main St. to Meadowview Dr., east side of Michigan Ave. from Meadowview Dr. to Rainbow Lane and along Elm St. to connect to Mark Tubbs Park. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring and will be completed by September 1st.

The link below shows a map of the sidewalk locations.

Lima Sidewalks -Plans 3-31-2021

Village Organizational Meeting 4-5-2021

Mayor-Elect John Skiptunas has scheduled an organizational meeting on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7pm in the Lima Town Hall to swear in new board members and make committee assignments. The board will also be reviewing the tentative 2021-22 Village of Lima Budget at this meeting. The public is encouraged to attend this and all Village of Lima meetings.

Community Choice Electricity

The Village of Lima is excited to partner with Joule Community Power and Roctricity to offer Village of Lima residents renewable electricity and guaranteed cost savings. Residents will receive a letter from the Village of Lima soon that will describe the program and how to opt-out. Residents who wish to receive the guaranteed cost savings and renewable electricity will be automatically enrolled if they take no action.

Residents with questions can either call Roctricity at (585) 255-0244 or visit the program’s website: fingerlakescommunitychoice.com .

Click on the links below for additional information.

Liima Community Choice Electricity Program

Community Choice Frequently Asked Questions 2021-03-08

Planning Board Meeting Access

Due to the Covid pandemic, the Joint Lima Village-Town Planning Board is conducting their monthly meetings online.  The Joint Planning Board’s next meeting is Wednesday, March 17th, at 7pm. Click on the link below to join the meeting.

Lima  Planning Board Meeting Link

Arbor & Electric Vehicle Day

The Village of Lima is sponsoring an Arbor and Electric Vehicle Day on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 9am until Noon at the Mark Tubbs Memorial Park.  Click on the links below for more information.

Arbor – Electric Vehicle Day 2021 3-18-21 revision

Village of Lima Arbor Day Proclamation 2021

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 numbr 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.

Empire Access Flyer

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.

Village of Lima Facebook Page

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.

Lima Community Solar 9-9-2020

You may also attend the meetings via ZOOM using the link below.

Zoom Link for  Community  Solar Meeting

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.

Livingston County  Local  Business Recovery Fund

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.

Calling 911 Instructions

Covid Testing At MCC

Need Help Paying for Food ?

If you need assistance purchasing food, please click on the link below to learn more about the SNAP program.

SNAP Flyer

Coronavirus Information

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

https://villageoflima.us/other-documents/ . 

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.

PAY MY WATER AND SEWER BILLS

Village of Lima’s 350 kW-AC Solar Array

Click on the link below to obtain electrical production data from our array.

Lima Solar Array Production

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.