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

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at last week’s Wilmington Board of Selectmen Meeting:

#1) Town Manager Jeff Hull notified Selectmen that Michele Kincaid, Bernard Nally and Kevin Stokes were all reappointed for 3-year terms to the Finance Committee. Additionally, Hirak Shah was appointed to the unexpired term of former Finance Committee (and current Selectman) Jonathan Eaton. Shah serves as Legal Counsel for State Senator Bruce Tarr’s office. Other candidates for the seat included Thomas Attura, Eric Flynn, Lori Tibbetts, and Joseph Tierney. The appointments took place on June 19. The Appointing Committee consisted of Town Moderator Robert Peterson Jr., Selectman Chair Kevin Caira, and Finance Committee Chair Theresa Manganelli.

#2) Selectmen approved the request of Wilmington Health & Recovery Coordinator Samantha Reif, on behalf of the Wilmington Substance Abuse Coalition, to use the Town Common and Gazebo for a Candlelight Vigil on Monday, September 17, 2018, from 5pm to 10pm.  Selectmen also approved a request to illuminate the Town Common purple during the month of September in observance of National Recovery Month.

#3) Town Manager Jeff Hull notified Selectmen that the state’s Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) unanimously approved Analog Devices’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement with the Town. Hull attended the EACC’s meeting with company officials on June 20 at Worcester City Hall. After the success of the TIF agreement with Analog — the town’s first — Hull notes he hopes to establish guidelines for future potential TIF agreements and will bring a draft TIF policy to Selectmen for its consideration within the next few months.

#4) Selectmen approved the request of Jessica Weaver for an exemption to work as a summer lifeguard at Town Beach. Weaver was recently employed by the school system as an Educational Assistant. For the past several years, she has worked as a summer lifeguard at Town Beach, which she wanted to continue. In order to continue, she needed a waiver from the conflict of interest law for being employed by the town in two different capacities.  Town Counsel also okayed the request.  Town Manager Jeff Hull noted the Recreation Department is having particular trouble finding lifeguards for Town Beach this summer. Selectman Greg Bendel encouraged residents to contact Recreation Director Karen Campbell if they know  anyone who may be interested in serving as a lifeguard.

#5) Selectmen approved the request of Sheri Palmisano for residents of Lucaya Circle to have a Neighborhood Block Party on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from noon to 10pm.

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