Ledyard Meeting Schedule

LEDYARDNEWSThe Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commission minutes and meeting agendas for the week beginning February 19th can be accessed by going to the meeting portal at  www.OpenLedyard.com.  Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting group you are interested in. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment  at the start of most regular meetings but are limited to 3 minutes at the Town Council meeting.

Meetings this week include the Ledyard Town Council Finance Committee meeting beginning at5:00PM on February 14th.  Discussion of an interim tax bill will take place at that meeting.

Board of Education meetings can be found at the BOE web portal.

Ledyard Meetings


Ledyard Meeting Schedule

LEDYARDNEWSThe Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commission minutes and meeting agendas for the week beginning February 12th can be accessed by going to the meeting portal at  www.OpenLedyard.com.  Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting group you are interested in. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment  at the start of most regular meetings but are limited to 3 minutes at the Town Council meeting.

Meetings this week include the Ledyard Town Council beginning at 7:00PM on February 14th. 

Board of Education meetings can be found at the BOE web portal.

Ledyard Meetings


Ledyard Meeting Schedule

LEDYARDNEWSThe Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commission minutes and meeting agendas for the week beginning February 5th can be accessed by going to the meeting portal at  www.OpenLedyard.com.  Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting group you are interested in. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment  at the start of most regular meetings but are limited to 3 minutes at the Town Council meeting.

Meetings this week include the Permanent Municipal Building Committee, responsible for our school building projects, the Ledyard Economic Development Commission and the Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting. The Ledyard Pride and Beautification Committee will resume meeting after a few months off.

 

Board of Education meetings can be found at the BOE web portal.

Ledyard Meetings


Ordinance 38 in Ledyard

Question MarksOne of the more frustrating occurrences during winter storms is having cars parked on a street in your neighborhood. This creates a dangerous situation for drivers as well as  those who perform snow plowing for the Town.  Ordinance #38 prohibits that practice.  The guts of the Ordinance states “No motor vehicle shall be permitted to remain parked on any road within the Town between the hours of 1:00AM through 6:00AM during the period of December 1 through March 31st of each winter.” This is in addition to any Parking Ban that may be issued.

The Town Council is in the process of reviewing all Town Ordinances.  While I agree with Ordinance #38 in principle, what is missing is how the ordinance should be enforced. If I have a problem in my neighborhood, do I call the Mayor, Public Works or Ledyard Police?  Ordinance #38 indicates the Mayor directs any towing or removal effort so until the Town Council reviews and clarifies this Ordinance, my best advice would be to call the Mayor’s office. 

You can find Ordinance #38 HERE


Ledyard Meeting Schedule

LEDYARDNEWSThe Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commission minutes and meeting agendas for the week beginning January 15th can be accessed by going to the meeting portal at  www.OpenLedyard.com.  Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting group you are interested in. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment  at the start of most regular meetings but are limited to 3 minutes at the Town Council meeting.

It is a quiet meeting week. The Ledyard Town Council will not be meeting this week and  the Finance Committee of the Council will be meeting next week.  Meetings held this week include the Library Commission  and the Social Services Board.

Board of Education meetings can be found at the BOE web portal.

Ledyard Meetings


Ledyard Meeting Schedule

LEDYARDNEWS
The Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commission minutes and meeting agendas for the week beginning January 15th can be accessed by going to the meeting portal at  www.OpenLedyard.com.  Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting group you are interested in. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment  at the start of most regular meetings but are limited to 3 minutes at the Town Council meeting.

The Ledyard Town Council does not meet this week but the Finance Committee of the Council will hold their regular meeting on the 17th at 5PM.  There will also be another joint meeting of the Town Council and BOE Finance Committees on January 18th.  Other meetings held this week include Pension Board and Zoning Board of Appeals.

Board of Education meetings can be found at the BOE web portal.

Ledyard Meetings


Ledyard Town Council Meeting Report

LEDYARDNEWSAt the Ledyard Town Council meeting of January 10th, the Town Council authorized the Mayor to engage in a one-year Marketing Agreement to sell the Ledyard Center School, authorized the Mayor to sign a house lease for Town owned property at 332 Colonel Ledyard Highway acquired through foreclosure and delayed the implementation of Ordinance #146, which would have terminated trash pick up from certain mobile home parks.

The Council also reappointed Board and Commission members whose terms were due to expire and continued discussion on their major project to amend and update the over 130 Ledyard  Town Ordinances (laws).

The Mayor’s Report included that Ledyard has now expended 65% of its winter operations budget.  Also, the Tanko LED street light conversion is waiting construction approval from Eversource which is expected in the next month. Once approved, the project will take 4-6 weeks. Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority (SCRRRA)  Fees for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 will remain the same at $58 a ton.


Ledyard Residents Reject Zoning 2-1

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As reported in the Day, Nov. 24, 1962:

“In almost a 2-1 margin, Ledyard townspeople last night again rejected zoning. The final vote announced at the end of the four hour meeting was 139 against establishment of a planning and zoning commission and 73 in favor”

The approximately 700 word article talks in detail about the meeting held 55 years ago and reports that at that time 90% of the people in the state lived in zoned areas. Despite that statistic, Ledyard decided to continue to buck the trend. Some of the argument centered around the state of zoning in Groton. One Ledyard resident who recently moved from Eastern Point Road in Groton spoke of Pfizer and how “They promised up and down that there would be no smell, no noise, no smoke and all the rest,….and now the place stinks.” He added that “one side of Eastern Point Road is zoned for industry while right across the street is an A-1 residential section.”

That argument won the day but zoning would be adopted in Ledyard a year later.


Ledyard Meeting Schedule

LEDYARDNEWSThe Ledyard Town Council and other Ledyard Committee and Commission minutes and meeting agendas for the week beginning January 8th can be accessed by going to the meeting portal at  www.OpenLedyard.com.  Select all meeting groups on the pull down menu on the left or just the meeting group you are interested in. Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings except those held in executive session. Resident and Property Owners are invited to comment  at the start of most regular meetings but are limited to 3 minutes at the Town Council meeting.

The Ledyard Town Council will hold its first meeting of 2018 and will vote on marketing of the Ledyard Center School in anticipation of the move to the new additions at Gallup Hill and Ledyard Middle Schools.  There will be a Public Hearing prior to the Council Meeting to lease town owned property/home at 332 Colonel Ledyard Highway in Ledyard.

Other meetings held this week include Parks and Recreation, Economic Development, Permanent Municipal Building Committee, Conservation Commission, Ledyard Housing Authority,

Board of Education meetings can be found at the BOE web portal.

 Ledyard Meetings


Ledyard Winter Operations FAQS

Question MarksDid you know? “Ledyard Ordinance #75 prohibits placing any obstructions into Town roads or road right-of-ways; this includes putting plowed snow onto the roadway.  Snow deposited onto roads by residents can represent an immediate traffic hazard and could freeze in place and cause a longer term hazard for you, your neighbors, and drivers”. Most contractors in Ledyard know the rules but be sure if you contract for snow removal that the person you hire keeps the snow on your property.

More information about Town of Ledyard Winter Operation Facts can be found HERE.