SELECTMEN NEWS: 5 Things That Happened At Last Week’s Meeting

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at the April 9th Wilmington Board of Selectmen’s Meeting:

#1) SAVE THE DATE. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis to use Rotary Park on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 for a National Night Out celebration.

#2) SPECIAL TOWN MEETING SET. With little discussion, Selectmen unanimously closed and signed the Special Town Meeting warrant. The warrant consists of two articles, petitioned by Selectman McCoy and others, and can be read HERE. The Special Town Meeting will take place inside the Annual Town Meeting on May 5, 2018 at approximately 10:45am inside the WHS Auditorium.

#3) SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NON-PROFITS. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Wilmington Fourth of July Committee Chairman Scott Garrant to restrict hawkers/pedlers and transient vendors from conducting business within one-half mile of the Town Common during the Fun on the Fourth celebration. This annual vote is taken to  encourage attendees to purchase snacks at the carnival and from the non-profit organization booths in the Food Court.

#4) NEW TOWN ELECTION WORKERS. Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Town Clerk Sharon George to appoint five new election workers — Phyllis Gorman, David & Susan Reese, Janet Marchiello, and Ruth-Ann Soderholm. These workers will replace election workers that recently stepped down.

#5) SELECTMEN ANNUAL REPORT. Chairman Mike Champoux read the Board of Selectmen’s Annual Report, which will be published in the Town’s Annual Report booklet, into the record.  Watch the reading HERE at the 7:22-mark. Champoux discusses several big issues, including New England Transrail, Butters Row Bridge, Yentile Farm, Fun on the Fourth, the town’s new Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, affordalbe housing, and more.

Aside from the Sciarappa Farm discussion, Wilmington Apple has already covered the other news made at the meeting, including:

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