This week I am experimenting taking over the "Town Manager’s Tuesday” column that has been written so aptly by .
Denise has an incredible knack for taking the verbal report I make to the Board of Selectmen at their Monday evening meetings and making it sound interesting to Patch readers. Denise and thought it would be a good idea if I communicated to Lexington directly and asked me to give the Town Manager’s Tuesday column a try.
I have been a Town Manager for more than 20 years, but I have never been a columnist (OK, this isn’t that much of a column) but in any case I am outside my comfort zone. Thanks to Denise for being such a good and patient teacher with me. I hope that Denise and Patch readers will feel free to offer suggestions and comments. I have a thick skin!
Veterans’ Services Officer Reception – There was a community reception for . The public was invited to meet Joe on yesterday, October 18 from 2-4 p.m. in the Lexington Senior Center, Muzzey Building. Desserts were served. Of course, veterans should feel free to make an appointment with Joe at any time. He is a terrific advocate for those who have served our country.
Fire Department Update: Don’t miss out on the Fire Department’s open house at the this Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be representatives there from the and . It is a great time to learn about signing up for the town’s new . (Confession: Even though my two daughters are grown and won’t go with me anymore, I still go to this open house to see the equipment.)
Our Generous Community – Shire HGT Pharmaceuticals has donated $2,500 to the Fire Department for firefighter safety training and equipment. The are donating $2,000 for obtaining smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for the elderly, which the Fire Department will install upon request.
Movin’ and Groovin’ – On Thursday, Oct. 20, the , Office and Liberty Ride Office will move into their renovated office space in the . After this move, the contractor will be able to begin work on the Community Development area. This is the final area to be renovated and is anticipated to take about 6 weeks to complete.