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<br />Selectmen’s Meeting – August 3, 2015 <br /> <br />Upon motion duly made and seconded, it was voted 5-0 to approve the installation of a new <br />streetlight at the driveway to the Hancock Church, as presented. <br /> <br />Update on Public Information Meeting Regarding Minuteman Statue and Monument <br /> <br />Mr. Pinsonneault, Public Works Manager of Operations, has scheduled a public information <br />meeting on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. to gather input from the community on <br />whether the Minute Man Statute finish should be left as it is or returned to bronze. The project <br />includes sealing the statue to stop any deterioration. <br /> <br />After public information meeting Mr. Pinsonneault will return to the Board with a <br />recommendation. The work will not be done until after the Patriots Day events in 2016. <br /> <br />Mr. Kanter, Capital Expenditures Committee member and Precinct 7 Town Meeting Member, <br />asked about whether the Minute Man Statue horse trough will be discussed. Mr. Pinsonneault <br />responded that is part of the Battle Green Master Plan work, which is separate funding from the <br />Minute Man Statue repair. <br /> <br />Transportation Safety Group Recommendation (Bridge School/Middleby Road Parking <br />Regulation <br /> <br />Mr. Valente explained that the Transportation Safety Group (TSG) is proposing to amend the <br />parking regulation on Middleby Road, by the Bridge School, in conformance with the School <br />traffic safety plan being developed for each school. <br /> <br />TSG recommends replacing the “No Parking” designation with “Emergency Stopping Only”. <br />The section of Middleby Road where the signs are located is both winding and only 22 feet wide. <br /> <br />The intent of the Bridge School on-site improvements (which includes expanding the number of <br />parking spaces), coupled with the on-street regulations, is to encourage drop off/pick up and <br />parking on the school campus. This signage would encourage this behavior not only during <br />school hours but on evenings and weekends when activities are taking place at the school. <br /> <br />The two residential abutters have been contacted regarding the proposed change in the parking <br />regulation and have indicated their support. <br /> <br />Ms. Ciccolo was concerned about the possible increase in speed with the changes. She asked <br />that it be monitored and if necessary consider adding parking spaces on one side of Middleby <br />Road which will slow the speeds. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />