Services

    Saturday, October 24th- Shred Day – EL Community Center Parking Lot

    Time: 8:30am to 12pm

    For East Lyme residents only. Please bring proof of residency to event. Limit of 2 banker boxes. No charge. Will accept donations of non-perishable food items for Care & Share. Please check expiration dates. If possible, remain in your car. Pack your items accordingly so we can easily take them out of your vehicle.

    From the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection:

    Guidelines for Shredding & Saving Personal Documents

    • Pay Stubs and Canceled Checks: 1 year, then shred those you will not need for tax, warranty or insurance purposes.
    • Credit/Debit Card and ATM Receipts: after you have checked the transactions against your monthly statements, store if you are saving for tax purposes.
    • Before discarding, shred all statements from your health plan, items with your signature, credit account number, phone or cell phone number, social security number or legal information.
    • Keep store receipts until you are sure you won’t need to return or exchange the item. Any items that have warranties should be attached to the warranty information and saved in case you need proof of purchase.
    • Supporting tax documentation, such as receipts, W-2s, 1099s, canceled checks and credit card statements for 3 years after the returns filing due date. Keep copies of your actual tax returns permanently.
    • Keep warranty cards, instructions and receipts for high-ticket items for as long as you own the item.
    • Keep canceled checks and invoices for permanent home improvements until you sell your house.
    • Store car maintenance records until you sell the car. Give these documents to the new owner. Keep the title for as long as you own the vehicle but do NOT keep it in the car.
    • Keep records of the purchase and sale of mutual funds and stocks until you’re reported the transactions to the IRS and keep the records with our other tax related documents.

     

    Documents that should be kept permanently in a fireproof box or home safe

    Birth & marriage certificates

    Current/up to date passport

    College transcripts, diplomas

    Pension plan & retirement plans documents

    Credit card & loan agreements

    Social Security cards

    Divorce decree and property agreements

    Stock purchase agreements

    Mortgage documents, home inventory, insurance policies

    Tax returns

    Will and living will

     

    Tuesday, November 3rd- ELECTION DAY

    By the beginning of October, you should have received your application for an absentee ballot. If you have not yet received it, you can go online to download the application at:

    https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Absentee-Ballot-Application/Absentee-Ballot-Application-English-and-Spanish

    As a reminder, if you choose to vote by absentee you can fill out the application and mail it to the East Lyme Town Clerk in the self-addressed stamped envelope that is provided with each application. You can also put the application in the drop box in front of the Town Hall (street side at the top of the stairs and the handicapped ramp) or you can bring it into the Town Clerk’s Office. If you have any questions when you receive the application please contact Karen Miller Galbo, East Lyme Town Clerk at 860-739-6931 ext. 1135.

     

    FitDance Gold at McCook’s/Bandshell at 3pm starts on Tuesday, September 8th

    Tue and Thu afternoons through September at McCook’s Park at the bandshell. As you pull into McCook’s, head up the hill and park at the upper lot. The bandshell is located on the grass. You must register prior to the start of the class and complete a new registration form. You must wear your mask coming to and exiting from the class but you can take it off during the class. You must position yourself at least 6 feet away from your neighbor. You must bring your water.

     

    In all instances, if you are sick or experiencing symptoms you are to stay home.
    If you have been in contact with someone who was sick or experiencing symptoms
    you are to stay home.

    Yoga at Bridebrook Park at 9am on September 8th

    Senior Yoga has resumed will be held at Bridebrook Park on Tue mornings through September. As you pull into the parking lot, the class will be on your left. You must complete a new registration form before you take the class which will be available with the instructor. You must wear your mask coming to the class and exiting from the class but you can take it off during the class. You must position yourself 6 feet away from your neighbor. You must bring your own mat and any other supplies you may need.

     

    In all instances, if you are sick or experiencing symptoms you are to stay home.
    If you have been in contact with someone who was sick or experiencing symptoms
    you are to stay home.