SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonight’s Meeting (November 13)

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets this Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7pm in Wilmington High School Auditorium.

There is a good amount of noteworthy items on the agenda, including:

  • A public forum will be held at 7:45pm where residents can chime in on whether the town should prepare an article for the 2018 Annual Town Meeting to sell town-owned land for the development of affordable housing.
  • Based on the public forum, Selectmen will consider authorizing the preparation of Annual Town Meeting to sell town-owned land (120 Main Street) – lots 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 — to develop affordable housing.
  • Selectmen will sign the warrant for the Special Town Meeting to be held on Saturday, December 16.
  • After a presentation from Assistant Town Manager Dee Casey, Selectmen will whether to sign the Comcast Cable renewal agreement.
  • Assistant Town Manager Dee Casey will discuss the new assessment center for fire and police officials.
  • Selectmen will receive a memo from the Town Accountant over the recommendation of an audit firm.
  • Selectmen will receive a written update from Textron regarding a reduction-in-force.
  • Selectmen will receive a written update on the Butters Row Bridge repairs from Town Engineer Paul Alunni.
  • Selectmen will receive a memo from Recreation Director Karen Campbell regarding the town beach’s non-resident fee policy.
  • Selectmen will receive a memo from Public Buildings Superintendent George Hooper regarding water testing results of the Town Hall’s water cooler.
  • Selectmen will receive an update on the recently released Final Scope of Study for New England Transrail Environmental Impact Statement.
  • Selectmen will receive a memo from the Police Chief regarding the police department’s re-accreditation. Selectmen will also receive news about the upcoming Santa Run organized by the Police Department.
  • Selectmen will receive correspondence from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company over maintenance of its rights of way.
  • Selectmen will receive memos from DPW Director Mike Woods on additions to Yentile Farm and the Nassau Avenue Water Storage Tank Replacement project.
  • Selectmen will consider accepting the donation of land of Map 98, Parcel 8 on Ballardvale Street.
  • Selectmen will consider the requests of community groups to conduct events in 2018 which require closures, including Little League Parade, We’re One Wilmington 5K Run/Walk, Pan Mass Challenge Kids Bike Ride, Brady Foundation 5K Run/Walk, Fourth of July Road Race, Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce’s Half Marathon/5K Run/Walk, Tony A 5K Run/Walk, and Sole Sisters Running Club 5K Run/Walk.

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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