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AD HOC STONE BUILDING FEASIBILITY/RE-USE COMMITTEE <br /> Members: Nine. If possible, members should include residents or individuals working in <br /> Lexington who have background in or experience in one or more of the following: <br /> • an architect; <br /> • a museum professional, preferably with curator experience; <br /> • a representative of the Cary Memorial Library Trustees; <br /> • a representative from the Historical Commission; <br /> • a representative from the Historic Districts Commission; <br /> • a member of the Lexington arts community; <br /> • an East Lexington resident; <br /> • a member of the business community; <br /> • interest in tourism and economic development. <br /> Appointed by: Board of Selectmen. The Board will designate the Committee Chair. <br /> Length of Term: Upon completion and presentation of deliverables to the Board of Selectmen in <br /> accordance with the established deliverables schedule as outlined below. <br /> Staff Support: Assistant Town Manager for Development <br /> Ex Officio/Liaisons (non-voting): Capital Expenditures Committee; Appropriation Committee <br /> Meeting Times: As determined by the Committee. <br /> A minimum of three meetings to solicit public comment,preceded by surveys, forums, <br /> social media or other forms of public input. <br /> Committee Goal: To preserve the Stone Building for reuse by researching the feasibility of alternative <br /> uses for the building, thereby supporting future Town investment to implement the <br /> preservation recommendations of the 2009 Historic Structures Report. <br /> The Stone Building is believed to be one of the earliest lyceums in America. It was <br /> built in 1833, and speakers included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, <br /> Charles Sumner, and Josiah Quincy. Jr. The lyceum hall is on the second floor. The <br /> 2009 Menders Torrey Spencer report recommends that the second floor be used as it <br /> was historically, as an assembly room for public lectures and community meetings. <br /> The first floor was believed to have been living quarters. <br /> Committee Role: This committee will prepare a feasibility study on possible re-uses of the historic Stone <br /> Building in order to: <br /> 1) implement the recommended improvements in the 2009 Menders, Spencer, Torrey <br /> preservation plan("the Plan"), and <br /> 2) be consistent with both the deeded use restrictions ("the Deed"), and the Secretary <br /> of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties ("the Standards"), <br /> and <br /> 3)recognize that operating the Stone Building for public use will have associated costs, <br /> and the type and degree of users'rental or lease interest must be gauged to also project <br /> 1 <br />