LYNN - The town of Lynn agreed Monday, Dec. 6, to accept a price increase on senior citizen meals, necessitated by higher food prices, and to continue the meal program.
Whereas the town and the seniors have been splitting the cost so that each has paid $3 per meal, now both will pay $4 per meal.
The town’s seniors meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays to eat together at either Mava’s Cafe or Lid’s Texaco, or they may have a plate delivered to their home.
The decision to accept the price increase was made at a special called meeting of the city council.
Mayor Earl Gilbert informed the council about the impending price increase and opened discussion on possible courses of action the town could take, to accept the increase and continue buying the meals, to stop the program entirely or to discontinue it for now and table the matter for further discussion later.
Councilman Chris Little asked, “On average, how many plates are we buying?”
“The usual average is from 17-25. That’s for a week, Tuesday and Thursday,” town clerk Marcia Manasco replied.
After brief discussion, Little moved that the increased price be paid. Councilman Daniel Dodd seconded the motion. It passed unanimously.
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