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<br />Selectmen’s Meeting <br />August 3, 2015 <br /> <br />A regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Monday, August 3, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. <br />in the Selectmen Meeting Room of the Town Office Building. Chairman Pato, Mr. Kelley, Mr. <br />Cohen, Ms. Ciccolo and Ms. Barry; and Mr. Valente, Town Manager; and Ms. Pease, Executive <br />Clerk, were present. <br /> <br />Executive Session <br /> <br />Upon motion duly made and seconded, it was voted 5-0 by roll call to go into executive session <br />to consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property and to reconvene in open <br />session. Further the Chairman declared that an open meeting discussion may have a detrimental <br />effect on the negotiating position of the Town. <br /> <br />Selectmen Concerns and Liaison Reports <br /> <br />Mr. Pato reported on the many activities in Lexington Center over the weekend and how well <br />they were attended, including the new activities in the Grain Mill Alley. He also praised the <br />Visitor Center for remaining open later on Friday nights to allow use of the restrooms and for <br />purchasing merchandise. <br /> <br />Town Manager Report <br /> <br />Mr. Valente reported that the Police Department will be hosting a five-day youth summer <br />academy August 17-21 to introduce the many facets of the law enforcement explorer program <br />and public safety. The camp will be held at the Community Center. <br /> <br />Request for a New Streetlight at Hancock Church Driveway <br /> <br />Mr. Pinsonneault, Public Works Manager of Operations, received a request from the Hancock <br />Church to install a new streetlight on Massachusetts Avenue, north of the Hancock Church to <br />provide better visibility on the edge of the common for the safety of drivers and pedestrians. <br /> <br />Public Works recommends installing a new streetlight that matches the existing concrete post <br />and light in an area that will not shine into the abutter’s home. The total cost is approximately <br />$9,000. Hancock Church has agreed to pay 10% of the total cost up to $1400. <br /> <br />The Town Engineer does not see the installation of this new streetlight affecting the Streetscape <br />project. <br /> <br />The Selectmen asked about the Battle Green Master Plan which will be looking at uniform <br />lighting. Mr. Pinsonneault stated that the Battle Green Master Plan will only be looking at <br />lighting directly on the Battle Green. <br /> <br />Mr. Kelley will abstain from the vote since he is a member of the Hancock Church. <br /> <br />
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