Notice of Referendum

Pursuant to Section 7-7 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, as amended (“Connecticut General Statutes”), notice is hereby given to the electors and persons qualified to vote in Town Meetings of the Town of East Lyme (the “Town”) that a referendum will be held on February 20, 2019, between the hours of 8:00AM and 8:00PM for the purpose of voting on the following question:

“Shall the resolution entitled ‘Resolution Making An Appropriation In The Amount Of $5,000,000 For The Planning, Design, Acquisition, Construction, Equipping And Furnishing Of A Public Safety Building And Authorizing The Issuance Of $5,000,000 Bonds Of The Town To Meet Said Appropriation And Pending The Issuance Thereof The Making Of Temporary Borrowings For Such Purpose’ adopted by the Board of Selectmen on February 6, 2019, be approved?”

The form of the ballot label on the voting machine shall read as follows:

“Shall the resolution appropriating and authorizing bonds in the amount of $5,000,000 for the planning, design, acquisition, construction, equipping and furnishing of a public safety building, be approved? YES/NO”

The vote will be by optical scan voting machine. Those in favor of the resolution referred to in the question shall fill in the oval “YES” under such question. Those not in favor of the resolution referred to in the question shall fill in the oval “NO” under such question. Absentee ballots will be available at the office of the Town Clerk as provided by law. Absentee ballots will be counted at the East Lyme Community Center.

Electors of the Town and qualified voters are entitled to vote. A qualified voter is any citizen of the United States of the age of eighteen years or more, who, jointly or severally, was liable to the Town for taxes assessed against him or her based on an assessment of not less than $1,000 on the last-completed grand list of the Town, or who would have been so liable if not entitled to an exemption under subdivision (17), (19), (22), (23), (25) or (26) of Section 12-81 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

The polls will be open during the hours between 8:00AM and 8:00PM. Electors and persons qualified to vote as aforesaid will cast their votes at the East Lyme Community Center, 41 Society Road, Niantic, CT.

Full text of the proposed bond resolution is on file and open to public inspection at the office of the Town Clerk.

Dated at East Lyme, Connecticut, this 7th day of February, 2019.

Karen Miller Galbo
East Lyme Town Clerk