SELECTMEN NEWS: Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonight’s Meeting

lWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets this Monday, December 12 at 7pm in Room 9 of Town Hall.

There is a good deal on the agenda, including:

  • Each selectmen will discuss their FY18 budget priorities.
  • New Assistant Town Manager Denise Casey will be introduced to the public.
  • It appears School Committee Chair Julie Broussard will NOT be appearing at the meeting to shed further light on Superintendent DeLai’s separation agreement. At its November 28 meeting, Selectmen unanimously voted to invite her to the December 12 meeting.  Instead, Town Manager Jeff Hull will share 5 pieces of correspondence on the matter:
    • Hull’s letter to Broussard.
    • Broussard’s letter in response to Hull.
    • A subsequent memo written by Hull updating the Selectmen on the DeLai situation
    • Hull’s public record request to Interim Superintendent Joanne Benton seeking a copy of the separation agreement.
    • Benton’s letter in response to Hull’s request.
  • Hull will also share various communications regarding the latest in the New England Transrail proposal:
    • Comments submitted to the Surface Transportation Board regarding Transrail’s petition
    • A letter from the 4 Jewel Drive Condominium Association on the matter
    • A letter from the town to Wilmington’s legislative delegation to attend a future Selectmen’s Meeting to discuss the matter
    • A memo written by Hull regarding a response by Senator Markey’s Office
    • Selectmen will also consider signing an access agreement with Olin Corporation
  • Selectmen will consider whether to allow Board of Appeals member Dan Veerman, an abutter to the Town Common, to vote on the Fourth of July Committee’s application for a special permit to hold a carnival on the Common. Veerman has submitted the proper disclosure. Selectmen will also receive a letter from an abutter to the Fourth of July celebration.
  • Selectmen will receive an update from Town Engineer Paul Alunni regarding progress at the Yentile Farm Recreational Facility.
  • Selectmen will receive an update from Director of Planning & Conservation regarding the rezoning of 278 Lowell Street (next to Burger King).
  • Selectmen will receive memos from Town Clerk Sharon George regarding a bylaw review and a bylaws study committee.
  • Selectmen will consider approving 2017 licenses for Wilmington businesses in the following areas: alcoholic beverages; automation amusement; billiard room; Class I vehicle sales; Class II vehicle sales; common victualer; and entertainment.

The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-G — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon.  The meeting will also be streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.

Wilmington Apple intends to report on each of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting — over the next week. Wilmington Apple typically live-tweets the meeting HERE.

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