SELECTMEN NEWS: 5 Quick Notes From Last Week’s Meeting

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE noteworthy, but perhaps “under the radar,” things that happened at last week’s Board of Selectmen Meeting:

#1) Selectmen heard a presentation from the Veterans Director Lou Cimaglia. Cimaglia noted his office is very busy, with nearly 500 open VA claims that are continuously being worked. … Cimaglia praised his new Veterans Agent, Michael Frotten, who has been with the office for almost a year. … This year’s Memorial Day Ceremony guest speaker will be founder of the Boston Wounded Vets Run and former marine Andrew Biggio. The Memorial Day Weekend’s program will be released shortly. … The Moving Wall will be on the Town Common from July 26 to July 30. There will a different 7pm ceremony each night, including a Public Safety Night on Saturday.  T-shirts, designed by WHS graphic arts students, will be sold. “It’s an extremely powerful week in Wilmington.” Follow the event’s Facebook page HERE. … Selectmen praised Cimaglia, calling him “top notch,” “the best,” and noting “no one advocates for veterans better.” … Cimaglia thanked the Selectmen, Town Management, and Police and Fire for their support. … Cimaglia has a meeting (with free food!) every other Thursday at 6pm in his office for “any vet that would like to talk.”

#2) Selectmen approved the renewal of secondhand dear licenses for Robert Flaherty Jeweler, Inc. and GameStop.

#3) Newly minted Deputy Fire Chief Bill Cavanaugh was appointed Records Access Officer for the Wilmington Fire Department. Under Public Records Law, cities and towns must establish a record access officers. They are the designated individuals who coordinate and ensure that a response is provided in a timely manner to public records request. Town Clerk Sharon George covers most of the departments, but not Police or Fire. The position was most recently held by retired Fire Chief Rick McClellan.

#4) Selectmen issued a Sunday Entertainment License to Cushing Amusements in conjunction with the Fourth of July celebration. This vote was a necessary formality that allows the Fun on the Fourth’s carnival to run its desired schedule, which includes Sunday, June 30. (To conduct operations on Sundays, they need special permission from the board. The carnival will be limited to 14 rides and 10 games, contained in the Swain parking lot area.

#5) Selectmen set its summer meeting schedule. The Board will meet on Monday, July 9 and Monday, August 13.

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