Town Government and School Information

Social distancing will save lives.


As a community, we must drastically change our way of life in the short-term to prevent even more dire consequences in the long-term, particularly for our most vulnerable.

Public meetings

All public meetings and public hearings are cancelled, except for these committees, which are required to meet:

  • Select Board
  • Appropriation Committee
  • Board of Assessors
  • Board of Health
  • Capital Expenditures Committee
  • Conservation Commission
  • Historic Districts Commission
  • Retirement Board
  • Historical Commission
  • Planning Board
  • School Committee
  • Zoning Board of Appeals

Some boards/committees may meet if they need to conduct business related to COVID-19 and must first contact the Town Manager's Office.

Required public meetings and hearing will be held virtually, using LexMedia and phone and/or online technology to allow public participation as necessary. View the Public Meetings Calendar to see which committees are meeting. See the individual meeting posting to find out how to access the meeting remotely.

Town Services

We will continue to provide as many Town services as possible

  • Trash, Recycling, Composting, Hazardous and Medical Waste
    • Curbside trash and recycling pickup will continue. 
    • May 13 Hazardous Waste Collection event canceled
    • Simple Recycling has resumed curbside pickup of pink recycling bags
    • Yard waste curbside collection May 11 - 15, May 25 - 29, June  8 - 12, June 22 - 26. See rules on putting out yard waste for curbside collection.
    • No curbside pickup of bulk items (things that will not fit into an approved container, including: mattresses, box springs, sofas, recliners, storm doors, large toys, lawn furniture)
    • The Composting Facility on Hartwell Ave is open. See available services.
  • Recreation and Community Programs is providing online programs and activities
  • Board of Health suspends all non-essential functions of the Office of Public Health until the public health emergency is no longer in effect.
  • Inspections which cannot be delayed will be done
  • LexPress buses are running, but with On Demand scheduling. Find out how to schedule a LexPress On Demand pickup.
  • Human Services will be available by email and phone, as well as in person by appointment, if necessary
  • Senior lunches at the Community Center will be replaced by take-out lunches, which can be picked up at the Community Center by reservation.
  • Meals-on-Wheels will be delivered
  • Secure medical waste and sharps boxes behind the Town Office Building are locked and cannot be used. Please contact your pharmacy if you need to dispose of these while we're closed.

Town Buildings and Contacting Town Staff

Parks, Fields, Playgrounds and Open Space

  • Certain athletic fields, tennis courts and basketball courts will begin reopening on June 5, 2020 with restrictions in place. Visit the Recreation Department's web page for details.
  • Parks, conservation areas, and our trail network are open for passive recreation ONLY, with safe social distancing of at least 6 feet. Use at your own risk.
  • All public bathrooms are closed.
  • All playgrounds are closed.
  • Organized sports, group/pickup games, and group gatherings are not allowed on public property.

Other Town Facilities