Supervisor's Message Archive

April 5, 2020

Livingston County today is reporting 2 more cases in North Dansville.  To see the Livingston County Outbreak map go to:

 

https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1207/COVID-19

 

The state tracker is there now along with many crisis resources.

 

A reminder that starting the 8th the food pantry will be delivery only.

There is no reason for anyone in our community to go hungry.  If you need assistance with food, call 582-1130.  You do  not need to leave your name, just say you need food assistance and your phone number and someone will contact you to make arrangements.

 

Remember, if you have a true Town Emergency, call my cell phone 585-509-1433.

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April 4, 2020

The Livingston County Department of Health (LCDOH) reports two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County as of this morning, which brings the total number of positive cases to twenty-two.

 

According to Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County Public Health Director, both individuals were tested separately at their respective medical providers' offices and are currently under mandatory quarantine per LCDOH.

 

One is a Male in his 60s who resides in Lima; one household member related to this case is under mandatory quarantine; The other is a Female in her 50s who resides in North Dansville; one household member related to this case is under mandatory quarantine

 

In accordance with state and federal medical privacy laws, additional information about these individuals will not be provided. LCDOH was notified of these positive cases this morning.

 

Rodriguez stated that LCDOH will immediately begin outreach to identify close contacts and potential exposure areas per prescribed New York State regulations.

 

Rodriguez states, "We should by now assume that COVID-19 is in and around the community, so we continue to urge all residents to regularly wash their hands and practice social distancing. Working together as a community, we can help slow the spread of this virus."

 

The updated numbers of positive and negative COVID-19 test results for Livingston County are:

 

Positive Test results: 22

Negative Test results: 196

 

LCDOH will continue to update these numbers daily on the County's dedicated

COVID-19 webpage at https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1207/COVID-19.

 

If you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, please call your health care provider for an assessment of your symptoms. If you feel as though you may have had exposure to COVID-19, please call LCDOH at 585-243-7270. Call

1-877-280-6775 if you would like general information on COVID-19 or to learn how to volunteer. Livingston County Mental Health has created a help line for community members who need someone to talk to during these stressful times. This is a free and confidential service. Please call 585-243-7251, Monday - Friday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM.

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April 3, 2020

It is just 5 minutes - please take the time to reach out via phone to someone you know today:

 

Livingston County residents are encouraged to participate in a new campaign called Take 5 for New York. The campaign highlights the importance of taking five minutes out of each day to call a friend, loved one, or acquaintance who may be alone and feeling isolated during this period of social distancing. It is part of a state-wide effort promoted by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC).

 

“Participating county officials are calling on their residents to take just five minutes of everyday to call on a loved one, friend, neighbor, acquaintance to say hi, check on them, see if they need anything, lift their spirits, and tell them they are not alone, “ said NYSAC Executive Director, Stephen Acquario. “It doesn’t matter what you talk about. You can talk about this crisis or the latest show you are watching. The point is connecting with people in our community who could use it the most.”

 

This statewide campaign is being launched with the hashtag #Take5ForNY.

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April 2, 2020

A thank you to Jones Chemical and Sweetners Plus for pooling their talents to come up with the disinfectant solution that was provided to Livingston County who in turn distributed it to the Lima Ambulance, Fire Dept, Town and Village Highway Depts & the Town Hall.

 

Please continue to recycle your plastics and other items.  The plastics are being used by the re-tooled factories to produce medical equipment and supplies.  There are rules.  If you put something in your bin that is not recyclable (Styrofoam) the whole bin is rejected.  Please follow the rules carefully.  If you do not know the rules, call Shanks Enterprises at 624-2126.

 

The Blood Drive is at the Town Hall on Friday April 3rd.  The need is great, please give if you can.

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April 1, 2020

The scaffolding is gone and the front of the Town Hall looks more like it did originally.  With the Asbestos gone the next step is to remove the rotting door surround and the small tin roof on the front that went with the old theater marquis.  Then we can see how much masonry needs to be repaired and set the replacement flooring in the front foyer.  Baby steps.  No more peeling paint.

 

Tax collection is completed here for the Town and County taxes.  The 65 parcels that were unpaid have been sent to Livingston County per usual for them to collect.

 

The COVID 19 journey is not over.  Please maintain the social distancing and absorb as much sunshine as you can.  Stay positive, we will get through this.

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March 31, 2020

This is from the Lima Food Pantry:

 

Effective April 8 Please be informed that the Lima Food Pantry will be operating as "DELIVERY ONLY" until further notice.

 

We are taking these steps in an effort to keep you, your family, and your friends healthy throughout the current situation.

 

There will be no personal contact at any time.  We will leave the delivery on your porch (or other designated location), and call to let you know it is there.

 

We encourage you to use our service when the need arises.  There is no reason for anyone to be hungry during this crisis.

 

Please call Sally at 582-6787 to request a delivery.  If there is no answer, leave a message, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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March 31, 2020

The first COVID-19-related death occurred in Livingston County on March 28, 2020, according to the Livingston County Department of Health (LCDOH).

Post-mortem testing on March 30, 2020 confirmed that a Caledonia male in his

20s who died suddenly at home was indeed COVID-19 positive.   Prior to his

death, he had not been tested for the virus nor was he a person under investigation (PUI) with LCDOH. One household member related to this case has tested negative for COVID-19; however, they will remain under mandatory quarantine to closely monitor symptoms.

 

In accordance with state and federal medical privacy laws, additional information about this individual will not be provided.

 

"We know this virus is deadly and now that reality has hit home in a terrible, tragic way.  We are sending our deepest condolences to this man's family and friends," said Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County Public Health Director. "To our residents, stay home and stay safe. We must work together to protect the health and safety of all community members."

 

If you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, please call your health care provider for an assessment of your symptoms. If you feel as though you may have had exposure to COVID-19, please call LCDOH at 585-243-7270. Call

1-877-280-6775 if you would like general information on COVID-19 or to learn how to volunteer.

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March 30, 2020

You are now cooking more at home than you ever thought you would.  Take the time to clean out the grease trap in your exhaust fan and be mindful of the frying oil.  This is no time for a cooking based house fire.  Another COVID

19 tip is to open all the windows on your car and run the defroster fan on full to help 'clean out' what is in your car ducts EACH TIME you start up your car.  Healthy breathing = healthy you!

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March 30, 2020

Good news!  Today we received the last easement needed to connect the sidewalk on 15A to the end of the Village sidewalk at the Baptist church.

Work courtesy of the Town Highway Dept. will begin on the south corner of Rexon and 15A soon.

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March 29, 2020

Today the Town of Lima has its first positive case of COVID 19.  A male in his 40s is quarantined at home.  Please continue to social distance and keep washing your hands frequently and when the sun is out, enjoy it!

 

That said, 54% of the cases in Livingston County are people in their 20s, 30s and 40s.  No one is bulletproof in this scenario.  Skip the get togethers and congregating - the people you save are your friends and family.

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March 28, 2020

Livingston County now has 10 cases of Covid 19.  A significant number are in the 18 - 40 year range.  If you know people in this age range, call them!

Tell them to maintain their social distances and hand washing.  This affects them too!

 

If you or anyone you know needs help with food, the Lima Food pantry is ready to help.  Simply phone the Town Hall at 582-1130.  You do not need to give your name.  Just mention "food pantry help" and leave a phone number where you can be reached. A food pantry volunteer will get back to you within 24 hours.

March 27, 2020

Here is the link to the new Livingston County Outbreak Map:

 

Livingston County COVID-19 webpage:

https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1207/COVID-19

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March 26, 2020

The Livingston County Department of Health (LCDOH) is reporting two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County as of this morning, which brings the total number of positive cases to seven.

 

According to Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County Public Health Director, the first individual is a female in her 30s who resides in Geneseo and was tested at her medical provider's office. She is currently in a private residence under mandatory quarantine. Two household members related to this case are also under mandatory quarantine. The second individual is a male in his 20s who resides in Geneseo and was tested at his medical provider's office. He is currently in a private residence under mandatory quarantine.

One household member related to this case is also under mandatory quarantine.

 

In accordance with state and federal medical privacy laws, additional information about these individual will not be provided. LCDOH was notified of these positive cases this morning.

 

Rodriguez stated that LCDOH will immediately begin outreach to identify close contacts and potential exposure areas per prescribed New York State regulations.

 

As related to the above cases, LCDOH reports that anyone who visited the following locations in Livingston County may have been exposed to COVID-19:

 

Location: The Idle Hour, 5 Center Street, Geneseo, NY Potential Exposure: Saturday, March 14, 2020; between 9:00PM - 10:30PM

 

Location: Wegmans, 4287 Genesee Valley Plaza Road, Geneseo, NY Potential Exposure: Sunday, March 15, 2020; between 10:00AM - 11:00AM

 

*** Please immediately contact LCDOH at 585-243-7270 ONLY IF you were at The Idle Hour or Wegmans at these times AND if you are showing symptoms or have

questions*** LCDOH is open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00AM to 4:00PM in addition to its normal weekday hours.

 

Rodriguez said, "As we continue to see community spread of COVID-19 in Livingston County, we strongly encourage all residents to practice social distancing and stay home whenever possible to slow the spread."

 

The updated numbers of positive and negative COVID-19 test results for Livingston County are:

 

Positive Test results: 7

Negative Test results: 72

 

LCDOH will continue to update these numbers daily on the County's dedicated

COVID-19 webpage at https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1207/COVID-19.

 

If you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, please call your health care provider for an assessment of your symptoms. If you feel as though you may have had exposure to COVID-19, please call LCDOH at 585-243-7290.

 

Additionally, the Lima Public Library is working on Digital Library Cards so you would be able to access the collection online.  The Library's wifi system is also available from outside in the Library parking lot.

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March 25, 2020

A quiet day with no new COVID 19 cases in Livingston County.  The asbestos project on the Town Hall Façade is in full swing with the crew making good progress so far. Take out is still available in Lima from: American Hotel 624-9464, Fanatics 624-2080, Jonny B's Custom BBQ 582-PORK & Lima Family Restaurant 624-9123. Spring came last Friday so start your seedlings and plan your garden.  There is some evidence now that UV rays will help to stop the spread of the COVID 19 virus (like any other virus).  Gardening outside is a great way to get those UV rays to lend their assistance.  Make time to relax away from the news cycle each day.  Unplug just a little and you will lessen your stress.  MJF​

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March 24, 2020

The Livingston County Department of Health (LCDOH) is reporting one new positive case of COVID-19 in Livingston County as of this afternoon, which brings the total number of positive cases to five.

 

According to Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County Public Health Director, the individual is a female in her 60s who resides in York and is at her home under mandatory quarantine. One household member related to this case is also under mandatory quarantine. LCDOH was notified of this positive case this afternoon.

 

Rodriguez stated that LCDOH will immediately begin outreach to identify close contacts and potential exposure areas per prescribed New York State regulations.

 

The updated numbers of positive and negative COVID-19 test results for Livingston County are:

 

Positive Test results: 5

Negative Test results: 47

 

LCDOH will continue to update these numbers daily on the County's dedicated

COVID-19 webpage at https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1207/COVID-19.

 

If you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, please call your health care provider for an assessment of your symptoms. If you feel as though you may have had exposure to COVID-19, please call LCDOH at 585- 243-7290.

 

If your business was blind sided by the crisis there is some help available.

Call the Livingston County Economic Development office for guidance and a comprehensive list of what is available to you: 243-7124.

 

Reminder: for non-Covid-related concerns (food security, other assistance), older adults can call NY Connects: 1-888-443-7520

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March 23, 2020

Some info from Senator Gallivan:

 

If you are a business owner, here are some other useful resources.

. Empire State Development Guidance for Determining Whether a Business

Enterprise is Subject to a Workforce Reduction:

https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

. Small Business Loans:

https://esd.ny.gov/resource-guide-covid-19-sba-disaster-loans

. ESD has created an email to handle offers of assistance from

businesses who want to donate supplies. This is for companies that manufacture.  COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov

. For agriculture industry: https://agriculture.ny.gov/coronavirus

 

In other news the Asbestos removal on the front of the Town Hall has started.  Side entrance only for now.  No access to the top floor.  Use the dropbox at the side entrance or mail for documents as much as possible.  You can always leave a message for us at the Town hall at 582-1130.  You call will be returned within 24 hours.  If you have a Town emergency, call my cell phone 585-509-1433.

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March 23, 2020

Geneseo, NY, March 23, 2020 - The Livingston County Department of Health

(LCDOH) is reporting two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County as of March 23, 2020, which brings the total number of positive cases to four.

 

According to Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County Public Health Director, the first individual is a male in his 80s who resides in Avon and is in the hospital. Two family members related to this case are at home under mandatory quarantine. LCDOH was notified late last evening of this positive case. The second individual is a male in his 40s residing in Livonia. There are three family members related to this case at home under mandatory quarantine. LCDOH was notified of this positive case early this morning.

 

Rodriguez stated that LCDOH will immediately begin outreach to identify close contacts and potential exposure areas per prescribed New York State regulations.

 

"With enhanced testing capacity, positive cases will continue to come into the Health Department and we will see our numbers increase.  As a reminder - we are asking our community members to practice social distancing and stay home whenever possible to control the spread of this virus," said Rodriguez.

 

 

The updated numbers of positive and negative COVID-19 test results for Livingston County are:

 

Positive Test results: 4

Negative Test results: 40

 

LCDOH will continue to update these numbers daily on the County's dedicated

COVID-19 webpage at https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1207/COVID-19.

 

If you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, please call your health care provider for an assessment of your symptoms. If you feel as though you may have had exposure to COVID-19, please call LCDOH at 585-243-7290.

 

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March 22, 2020

As of March 22, 2020, the Livingston County
Department of Health (LCDOH) is reporting no new positive cases of
COVID-19 in Livingston County. The total number of positive cases remains
at two.

The updated numbers of positive and negative COVID-19 test results for
Livingston County are:

Positive Test results: 2
Negative Test results: 38

LCDOH will continue to update these numbers daily on the County’s
dedicated COVID-19 webpage at
https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1207/COVID-19.

If you have a fever, cough or trouble breathing, please call your health
care provider for an assessment of your symptoms. If you feel as though
you may have had exposure to COVID-19, please call LCDOH at 585-243-7290.​

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March 21, 2020

The Livingston County Department of Health (LCDOH) is reporting no new positive cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County as of March 21, 2020. The total number of positive cases remains at two.

 

The updated numbers of positive and negative COVID-19 test results for Livingston County are:

 

Positive Test results: 2

Negative Test results: 34

 

LCDOH will continue to update these numbers daily on the County's dedicated

COVID-19 webpage at https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1207/COVID-19.

 

If you need assistance with crisis related questions some answers from Livingston County are available here:

Business questions : Economic Development 243-7124; Workforce questions:

Workforce Development 243-7047; Interpretation of Crisis regulations (essential businesses, etc): Planning Dept 243-7550

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March 20, 2020

Some news from the NY State side of things:

 

- Reduction of non-essential private sector business workforces to 100% -

all employees must work from home.   Guidance for determining essential vs.

nonessential here:

 

https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

 

- Enacting stricter provisions on citizen movement to help protect our communities. Civil fines apply to non-compliant businesses but not individuals at this time. Provisions take effect Sunday night, 3/22.

 

-Per the CDC: 20% of COVID-19 hospitalizations are ages 20-44 and even if asymptomatic, can still spread the virus.

 

- Moratorium on residential and commercial evictions for 90 days.

 

Here is the link to the Livingston County COVID 19 Stats Ticker:

 

http://www.livingstoncounty.us/1207/COVID-19

 

Remember that virus testing is only for those presenting systems.  Call your General Practitioner or the Dept of Health to discuss symptoms.

 

Town Hall is open for food pantry donations 9 to noon 7 days a week.

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March 19, 2020

Today we had the first positive case of the COVID 19 virus in Livingston County.  A Male in his 80s in Geneseo was tested at a hospital in Monroe County and is now quarantined at home.

 

Libraries and malls are to close today.

 

Non-essential private workforce has to be reduced by 75%.

 

Department of Financial Services ordering banks & financial institutions to waive mortgage payments for 90 days based on financial hardship.

 

We are still accepting donations for the food pantry daily between 9am and noon.  Just put them inside the side door to the Town Hall, the box is marked.  Gift cards for the food pantry can be dropped in the Town Hall drop box.

 

This is an excellent time to plan your Victory Garden.  Start your seedlings now and be ready to plant by Memorial Day. 

 

Starting tomorrow (20th) there will be 4 takeout options in Lima:  American Hotel 624-9464, Fanatics 624-2080, Jonny B's Custom BBQ 582-PORK  & Lima Family Restaurant 624-9123.

 

Be sure to take a breather from watching the news - take some time for yourself to decompress.  We will get through this!

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March 18, 2020

For HFL students:

School Meal Program FREE! The Honeoye Falls-Lima School Food Service Program is participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Closure Meal Program, which provides: Free Meals to Students During the COVID 19 School Closure All Honeoye Falls-Lima School Students can participate

 

Questions: Leave a message for Jill Gemme at 624-7044 or Jill.Gemme@hflcsd.org When? Starting Wednesday, March 18, continuing M-F until schools reopen. Where and When? Breakfast/Lunch meal pick up from

11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the High School Church Street Bus Loop Door #22 and also at the Lima Primary School in the parent drop-off loop All meals will be picked up for consumption back at family homes- there will be no meal consumption on site FREE! Meals provided by USDA Delivery? If your family is unable to pick up meals please call Transportation at 624-7045 and we will work to provide.

This is a grab and go meal. ● There are no income requirements or registration. ● We are working with the USDA to consider and to get clearance to provide options for parents, guardians, and senior citizens to purchase the meals for a nominal fee. If you would be interested please give us a call.

 

Want lunch or dinner?  Take out meals are available from the American Hotel 624-9464, Fanatics 624-2080 & Lima Family Restaurant 624-9123

 

- The White House released guidelines for the US this week:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-g

uidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf

- The White House's $1 trillion stimulus request apparently includes:

1) $150 billion in secured lending or loan guarantees to assist "critical sectors of the U.S. economy" affected by the pandemic. Industries not listed in memo.

2) Economic Impact Payments in the form of checks to American adults, at least $1,000 with payments tiered at fixed rate based on income.

3) Small Business Interruption Loans of $300 billion total. Businesses with

500 employees or fewer eligible to cover payroll.

 

- Walmart in Geneseo is actively hiring temporary workers

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March 17, 2020

The Lima Town offices will be open daily by appointment.  Call 582-1130 to schedule and you will get a call back within 24 hours.  If it is a Town emergency call my cell phone 585-509-1433. You can still reach the Code Enforcement Officer at 624-7911 and the Assessor at 624-6120.  The Lima Town Court is closed until further notice.

 

The Lima Diner and Fanatics are open for takeout starting today March 17.

The American Hotel will have takeout starting Wednesday the 18th.  Remember to maintain your distance as you wait in line.

 

Here are some excellent tips from our Health Dept:

 

. Make time to unwind. Take breaks from watching, reading, or

listening to news stories.

. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

If soap and water is not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

. Put distance between yourself and other people. This is especially

important the elderly and people who have serious chronic medical conditions.

. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.

. Avoid crowds and all non-essential travel.

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March 16, 2020

Today the Livingston County Board of Supervisors held an emergency meeting regarding the COVID 19 outbreak.  The situation is evolving rapidly.  Bars and restaurants are take out only here in NY as of 8pm tonight.  The Village elections will now be held on April 28th.  There will be decontamination support for the polling places.  However, if you feel sick, stay home.  The Livingston County Health Dept has established a toll free hotline 1-877-280-6775. If you have symptoms, call them.  Here is the link for the Livingston County Health Dept. COVID-19 information page: https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1207/COVID-19

Livingston County's Emergency Operations Center has been activated and staffed.  Emergency channels of supply are active and accessible to our first responders.  Local Government has been directed to go to half staffing if possible.  Hours at the Town Hall will be intermittent.  You can leave a message at 582-1130 and your call will be returned within 24 hours.  If you have a true Town Emergency, call my cell phone 585-509-1433.  Keep your hands clean and your distances absolute and we will come through this just fine.

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March 16, 2020

Here are the President's Guidelines to stop the spread of COVID 19:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf

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March 15, 2020

This afternoon a meeting was held with HFL school/HF/Lima/Mendon leadership to discuss emergency services and supporting those in our community at risk or with needs.

 

1. Information that flows down from county will be posted to the Town website. Check back on a regular basis for updates. Fire and EMS are getting updates from the county on a regular basis and continue to follow their protocols.

 

2. School will be providing meals for those students who normally receive food assistance. The faith community will be assisting.

 

3. We'll encourage residents to use the HFL community Covid 19 group to offer or request help from others we are trying to centralize volunteer services through this group. This will also be a resource if you have a need or something you'd like to offer to the group.

 

4. The food pantry at the Lima Town hall will has specific needs. They currently are: Juice, cereal, pasta sauce, canned fruit, tuna fish, laundry detergent, hand soap, dish soap, shampoo, body wash.  If you wish to donate, just drop the items off at the town hall.

 

We will also be collecting and distributing $10 gift cards for local merchants HFMP/Dollar General/Tops. If you'd like to donate please only purchase $10 cards. Gift cards can be sealed in an envelope and dropped in the secure drop box at the Lima Town Hall-it's on the outside of the building near the side entrance. If you need to reach the food pantry call our confidential coordinator Sally Bloom 582-6787.

 

5.  If you require rides or would like to volunteer rides Friends in Service Here (FISH) will continue to coordinate 453-2370.

 

6.  If you need prescriptions filled Lima Village Pharmacy offers delivery 624-9777.

 

7. If you are not feeling well and have coronavirus symptoms please call your primary doctor first or telemedicine provider. Excellus has a medicare

24/7 hotline 1-800-348-9786 for medical questions. If you need ambulance please call 911. The 911 center will route your call to the ambulance or a county health official to get you the appropriate help.

 

If you have a TRUE emergency please call 911.

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March 14, 2020

 

As of 5pm today, Livingston County is under a state of emergency.  What can you do as a resident of Livingston County? Here are some answers courtesy of Livingston County Administrator Ian Coyle: 

 

• Be patient and know that processes, policies and everyday norms will be
changing.
• Wash your hands and practice good hygiene.
• Stay home from work if you are sick.
• Check on loved ones.
• Promote and practice social distancing.
• Be prepared but not scared.
• Instead of physically visiting a government building, consider alternative means.
Please mail, email, or call. 


And finally – specific to the health of our community - If you have a fever, cough or
trouble breathing please call your health care provider to assess. If you feel as though
you may have had exposure to COVID-19 please call the County Department of Health
at 585-243-7290.

 

Additionally, I would add that Lima has a drop box on the west side of the town hall. Use the drop box to make payments without having to enter the building. If you have questions, please call the town offices at 582-1130. MJF

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February 27, 2020

At last there is some movement on the K&K Stripping building cleanup on Buell Ave.  If you want to be part of the process the public hearing details are here:

NYSDEC Invites Public Comment About Cleanup Proposal for State Superfund Site on Buell  Ave., Lima; Public Meeting Scheduled

 

This link opens a fact sheet that invites public comment about a proposed

remedy to    

address contamination related to the K&K Stripping Site #826021 (Lima,

Livingston      

County) within New York's State Superfund Program:

 

https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/826021cuprop.pdf

NYSDEC is accepting public comments about the proposal through March 26,

2020.         

NYSDEC also has scheduled a public meeting on March 17, 2020 at 6:30 PM at

NYSDEC      

Region 8 Headquarters, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414 to discuss the proposed  remedy and accept public comments. Please see fact sheet for details about the proposed  remedy, meeting, and comment period.

The fact sheet is in PDF format. You can save, open, and read the fact

sheet by using  

Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can go

to the       

following web page on the NYSDEC web site to download the program:

 

 https://www.dec.ny.gov/about/590.html

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October 22, 2019

The Lima Town Board is committed to keeping our wonderful old Town Hall.  As such, the Board has been working with the Town Engineers Clark Patterson Lee to come up with interior plans to address Employee Safety, ADA Accessibility, Heating & Cooling, Building Security and Fire Safety.  The first step is Asbestos Removal from the Town Hall.  The project is underway and should be completed by Halloween.

 

Following that the plans address:  The removal of extension cords as permanent electrical feeds (fire hazard), the completion of the ceiling in the Town offices where someone drywalled around the fluorescent  light fixtures instead of installing the light fixtures properly on the drywall (all heat is lost through the ceiling and it is a fire hazard), ADA compliant restrooms in the correct quantity on all 3 floors, elevator access to all 5 levels (including the stage), kitchenette area on the top floor (sink & crockpot/food warming space for catering) to round out the event space, updating the steam boiler system to hot water heat with the addition of ductless mini splits so that energy wasting space heaters and window air conditioners can be eliminated, and a re-design of the transaction desk to prevent theft like we had last year.  The funding will come from a combination of grant dollars and taxpayer funds that have been set aside for building purposes.

 

Once complete, the Town Hall updates will allow everyone to use the public spaces easily and comfortably while saving money on heating and cooling costs and increasing safety.  Stay tuned for next steps.

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August 21, 2019

It is that time of year when the Town's budget process is in full swing.

There are a lot of mandated steps to getting from start to finish so here is a quick primer on how it works:  The Town Supervisor is the Budget Officer.

In Lima, the Budget Officer sends budget estimate forms to all the Town Departments in late June.  Forms are filled out and returned by August 1st.

The Budget officer is responsible for filling out any forms that are not returned and then a complete review of all the requests.  The data is used to prepare the tentative budget. 

 

The Budget Officer may meet with the department heads to discuss their budget submissions.  The Town provides funding for many Boards and Group and each Town Board member assigned as liaison to several.  Last year I instituted a new policy of including meeting with each Town Board member to get their input.  I also meet with our Accountants in Nunda to go over the budget and calculate our tax cap limit.  Armed with all of this data I finish the Tentative Budget and hand it over to the Town Clerk who presents it to the Board at the September Board meeting.  This is the first time all the board members get to discuss the Tentative Budget together as a board.

 

If a Town Board working session or special meeting is needed that is scheduled.  Working sessions and Special Meetings are advertised and open to the public (with the exception of any sensitive personnel issues.) The Town Board revises the Budget and approves it as the Preliminary Budget. The preliminary Budget is sent back to the Town Clerk.  At this time the Preliminary Budget is available for the public to review at the Town Hall or on the Web site.  A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for the October meeting.  The Tax cap calculations have to be filed with the Office of the State Comptroller.  When the public hearing is complete and the OSC filing is in place, then the Town Board makes any final revisions and must adopt the Final Budget by November 20th. If the Town Board fails to adopt the budget by November 20th, then by default the preliminary budget stands as the next years budget.

 

Meetings must be public  and advertised when a quorum of the Town Board (that is 3 or more out of 5) are convened to discuss town business of any kind.  The Lima Town Board has 5 elected Board Members.  The elected members are the ones who vote on Town business.  The Deputy Supervisor is an appointed position.  The appointment is the sole discretion of the Supervisor and may be any voter in the Town of Lima.  While the appointment may be another Town Board member, it does not have to be.  The job of the Deputy Supervisor is to fill in for the Supervisor when they are not available (signing checks, reviewing payroll, running meetings, locking the town hall late at night when people forget, researching issues, manning the Town Office, etc).  If the Deputy is not an elected board member, they do not get to vote, ever  - even if they are filling in for the Supervisor at the Town or attending meetings at the County.

 

Certainly, if you have any questions feel free to call me at the Town Hall 585-582-1130.

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May 28, 2019

Congratulations Lima!  Some good news just arrived:  The postal carriers will be moving BACK from Honeoye Falls to Lima effective September 14th.  It cost more to keep them there than to return them.  If you get a chance, please stop by our post office to congratulate them. 

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April 22, 2019

The Town Board has been working for years on the new solar law.  The Draft has been sent to the Livingston County Planning Board for consideration at the May meeting.  The Draft text is here for you to review now ahead of the public hearing to come.  If you are interested in this legislation consider attending the Town Board meetings in May and June.  Feel free to contact me with questions.  MJF

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February 23, 2019

 

It is likely there will be a weather event Sunday Feb 24th and beyond. National Grid has told us to expect power outages across western NY including Livingston county. 

 

Check your emergency preparedness kit. Ensure you have needed medicine. Ensure you have some water and that your car has gasoline. 

If you run a generator, ensure you run it outdoors and that there are no open doors or windows near the running generator. 

 

Charge up your cell phones and other devices now. 

 

Treat all down power lines as live, report them to National Grid 1-800-867-5222.

 

You can check outage status via the www.nationalgridus.com site outage map.

Stay safe and reach out for help if you need it via 911.

 

Mike Falk

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August 21, 2018 

 

Lima Weather Station -

Thanks to the donation of the weather station from the Livingston County Conservation District and installation by the Town Crew our weather station is up and running.  You can watch the station at www.weatherlink.com or download the weatherlink app to your phone to get the latest information. It is labeled Town of Lima - easy to spot on the list.  

 

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June 5, 2018 

 

Interested in Community Center Facilities?  Let your voice be heard!  In conjunction with a Livingston County Community Center Feasibility Study that is currently taking place, there is an online survey:    

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/66VWJSS. Thanks for giving us your opinion.

 

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June 1, 2018 

 

Lima Congratulates the new owners of the old Save a Lot building!  Roof repairs and clean up will follow directly.  The aim is to lease it for business purposes.  Inquiries can be made to Robert Blaine 585-721-9174.

 

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May 3, 2018 

 

Starting May 3rd, 2018 the Town of Lima offices are now open Thursdays from 8am until  7pm - an addition of 4 open hours.  This change allows people on their lunch hour or who work days out of town to purchase dog licenses, fishing and hunting licenses, get building permits, marriage licenses, copies of birth and death certificates and get documents notarized.  This zero cost addition was achieved by adjusting staffing hours.  More convenience, additional hours and no extra personnel cost - everyone wins!

The offices are additionally open M,T,F 8am - Noon & 1pm - 4pm, W 9am - noon.  For more information, call the Lima Town Hall at 585-582-1130 or visit our website at www.townoflima.org

 

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April 24, 2018

 

Please remember the Livingston County Sheriff's  Offender Watch program to get notifications for registered sex offenders.  If you sign up your email address via their website, you will get alerts when RSO's move in or move out. (www.livingstoncounty.us/sheriff) under the Offender Watch tab on the left hand side of the page.

 

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March 12, 2018 

 

It is reassessment season here in the Town of Lima.  The notices were mailed and you will receive yours this week.  If you have questions on your assessment, please call the Assessors Office at

585-624-6120 to schedule a time to meet with the Assessor.   Appointment times are first come, first served.  See you around Town.

 

Michael J. Falk, Lima Town Supervisor

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