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What a year 2020 has been and this community showed its true colors when we pulled together during these trying times. This Thanksgiving I want to take a moment to pause and reflect on things I'm grateful for.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Town has been able to move forward with multiple traffic projects and quality of life projects to make Lexington an even better place to call home.
If you've driven in the downtown area, you've likely seen the great progress on the new lcehouse Amphitheater Pavilion. The building is taking shape and it's becoming easier to envision this new downtown staple. Once it's complete, it will be the new home to the Market at lcehouse and it will be used during concerts and other events at lcehouse Amphitheater.
Over in Gibson Pond Park, construction of the new dam is also moving along nicely. This was a long-awaited project after the dam was destroyed in 2015 and we were happy to get the ball rolling, despite COVID-19.
As the Old Mill dam restoration continues, the Town is working to install a one-mile long walking trail that will go around the entire pond. The lighted walkway will be another spot in the downtown area that residents can enjoy.
Construction is also moving along on widening North Lake Drive in front of Lexington Elementary School, which will continue the one-way pair outbound. There will be two lanes of traffic and the school has made changes to its driveway which will complement the new flow of traffic. There will also be changes made to Harmon Street and Dreher Street will be closed.
I am proud to be your Mayor and I am thankful to call the Town of Lexington home. I am looking forward to spending time with family during this season and reflecting on all I have to be grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving from all of Town Council.