New Waste Removal and Recycling Services starting July 1, 2019

A contract has been signed with CWPM Waste Removal and Recycling Services to provide collection services for trash and recycling beginning July 1, 2019.

Special thanks to Selectman Chris Kerr, Board of Finance member David Kelsey and our current provider, Gary Yuknat (Old Lyme Sanitation) for their hard work in developing an RFP, reviewing the bids received and their input on the contract that was signed.

The big news is that ALL RESIDENTS will now have weekly pickup of both trash AND recycling, beginning July 1, 2019.

It is important to note that in the past, beach areas had trash pickup twice weekly from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but that will no longer be the case.

Trash pickup for the entire town will be once weekly throughout the year.

Residents should also be aware that the State of CT is pushing hard for compliance on recycling, and we have gotten several notices from our recycling vendor, Willimantic Waste, pointing out that there are contaminants in the recycling waste they receive from our town. This translates into increased cost to the town, resulting in increased taxes.

You may have seen our efforts in the Events magazine, News and Announcements, and even in the most recent Annual report to remind our residents on “What’s In, What’s Out”.  (see document below)

This is the official list from the State of CT, and their graphic provides an easy reference for everyone about recycling and WHAT to recycle. Please post this handout for all in your family to see, and remind everyone that recycling materials must be clean. We appreciate your efforts on this behalf, and are sure that you will appreciate the savings in cost!

Happy Spring —

Bonnie A. Reemsnyder

First Selectwoman

 

What’s in What’s Out

Boat Basin Slip Renters

Boat basin slip rental agreements for the 2019 season will be mailed out soon and are due back to the POW Administration Office by March 15, 2019 with rental payment.

There has been no increase in slip rental fees, however we are instituting a new procedure that will help keep the Point O’Woods costs down. We’ve found that boats that have been left in the boat basin during periods of harsh weather are causing damage to the poles. Replacing these poles is costly and time consuming requiring the hiring of heavy equipment.

Since this is a problem mostly in September and October, you are being instructed to remove your boat during harsh weather. To assist you with this we have developed an email distribution list of those authorized to have boats in the boat basin.  After mid-September it will be used to notify boat owners of approaching poor weather conditions. We also recommend that boat owners remove their boats when they are absent from Point O’Woods to avoid damage to the boat basin equipment or neighboring boats.

You will be responsible for the cost of pole replacement if, after being notified by email of approaching bad weather, you do not remove your boat and your boat damages the poles. This could be as much as $300-$400.

Point O’Woods Association

Board of Governors

The State of Connecticut has launched a new Text-to-911

New Service Provides Ability to Send a Text Message in an Emergency When Absolutely Necessary, Including for Those with Disabilities and in Situations When a Voice Call is Not Safe

The State of Connecticut has launched a new Text-to-911 capability as part of the state’s new Next Generation 9-1-1 Emergency Telecommunications System.

Text-to-911 provides residents with the ability to send a text message to 9-1-1 from a handheld device in emergency situations when it is either unsafe or they are unable to place a voice call.

The system, which is available statewide, is now in effect.

To use Text-to-911, enter the numbers “911” in the “to” or “recipient” field on a mobile phone or other handheld device.

Text a brief message that includes the location of the emergency and what services are needed (police, fire, ambulance).

After that, answer questions and follow-up instructions will come from the 9-1-1 call center.

For more information on the Text-to-911 system and to see a demonstration of the capability, visit www.Text911CT.org

 

 

2019 Board Meeting Schedule

The monthly Board meetings are held at the The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library in Old Lyme, CT unless otherwise noted on the posted agenda. Please check the agenda for correct location. Meetings begin at 6:30 PM, and POW residents are encouraged to attend. Agenda are posted on the website and bulletin boards at the beach no later than 24 hours before the scheduled meeting. The charter requires that minutes be posted in the same locations within 48 hours after the meeting (if minutes are not ready for posting, at a minimum the decisions at the meeting will be posted with full minutes following a few days later).

  •   March 26
  •   April 9 Budget Workshop – Meeting will be held at the Old Lyme Town Hall – American Legion room
  •   April 23
  •   May 28
  •   June 1 – Annual meeting will be held at 6:00 pm at the Middle School OL
  •   June 25
  •   July 23
  •   August 27
  •   September 24
  •   October 22
  •   November 19