Mayor's Message by Steve MacDougall (1/2016)
Happy New Year! It is hard to believe another year has passed but I am proud to say 2015 was truly a success for the Town of Lexington..
First and foremost, we officially launched our Adaptive Signalization System with the first FIVE signals in downtown "going live" right before the holidays. The signals are located at: Main Street @ Church Street & Lake Drive; W. Main Street @ Park Road & Old Chapin Road; and Columbia Avenue @ Butler Street. We are excited to see the project come to life and look forward to seeing the positive impact this will have on our ever growing traffic congestion.
Also, the Town was honored to receive many awards in 2015, ranging from our Finance Department, Parks Department and Police Department. The Town was awarded the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 17th straight year and Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the sixth straight year. Also, we received the 2015 Midlands Area Treasured Trees award for Virginia Hylton Park's Loblolly. Finally, we were awarded "Fitting Station of the Year" and "Law Enforcement Child Passenger Safety Technician of the Year" at the 2015 Safe Kids of South Carolina Child Passenger Safety Summit.
Join me on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 6:30pm at our Council Meeting as I deliver my State of the Town Address as we acknowledge all of our major accomplishments in 2015 and present our goals for this year. You may also watch the Address live on our TWC station or at www.lexsc.com.
Town Council and I look forward to even more achievements as we continue to transform our Vision Plan into reality. My best wishes to everyone - have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!