News from the Village of Lima, NY Board of Trustees

Village Board Meetings Online

Due to the Covid-19 health emergency the Village Board will be conducting all meetings online.  The meetings are open to the public and  will be streamed live at the following link.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/366021389

Village Election Postponed

The 2020 Village of Lima Election that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 18th has been postponed until April 28th.  The election will decide which candidates will fill the positions of mayor and two trustees.

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

Linda Banfield Day

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Linda Banfield was honored for her 30.5 years of employment with the Village of Lima. She  started in 1989 as deputy clerk and was appointed clerk-treasurer in 2002. Deputy Mayor Jerry Warsaw read a Proclamation from Mayor Carl Luft naming March 13th as Linda Banfield Day and presented her with a custom plaque honoring her many year of service to the community.

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.

Village Green Volunteers Needed

The Village of Lima is seeking volunteers to serve on our Village Green Steering Committee.  The committee will assist in the design of the proposed Village Green adjacent to the Town Hall.  If you are interested, please email Village Trustee John Correll at jcorrell@villageoflima.us

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.

Dan Dumar Day Celebrated

On Thursday, March 28, 2019 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.

 

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.

Mark Tubbs Memorial Park Open

Our beautiful Mark Tubbs Memorial Park is open for residents to use between the hours of 6am and 9pm.  Due to the covid health emergency, the pavilion and bathrooms will remain closed.  Please maintain proper social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people while in the park .