SELECTMEN NEWS: Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonight’s Meeting (September 10)

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen meets this Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7pm at Town Hall (Room 9).

There are some noteworthy items on the agenda, including:

  • Selectmen will discuss economic development with Massachusetts Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Jay Ash and Wilmington’s state legislative delegation — Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) & Rep. Ken Gordon (D-Bedford).
  • Selectmen will receive a letter from Police Chief Michael Begonis and Fire Chief Joe McMahon regarding the tragic drowning at Silver Lake on August 29.
  • Selectmen will receive an update from Town Manager Jeff Hull regarding the town’s agreement with Russell Disposal.
  • Olin/NET Update (Pt.1): Selectmen will receive a letter, presumably from Town Counsel, sent to the Surface Transportation Board in opposition to New England Transrail’s petition for a change in ownership.
  • Olin/NET Update (Pt. 2): Selectmen will receive a letter from Attorney Mike Newhouse requesting a meeting regarding a proposal to develop a warehouse facility on the Olin site. Selectmen will also receive a letter from Steve Goodman, Manager of Wilmington Woburn Intermodal LLC in response to questions regarding the proposal.
  • Selectmen will consider the request of the Recreation Commission to hold its 51st Annual Horribles Parade on Sunday, October 28.
  • Selectmen will consider the request of the Wilmington United Methodist Church (John Arvanitis) and Boy Scout Troop 56 (John Mainini) to obtain the necessary license to sell Christmas trees in town.
  • Selectmen will consider the request of Wilmington Farmers Market President Dana Burnham to extend the Farmers Market’s season by adding Sunday, October 7 and Sunday, October 14.
  • Selectmen will consider the request of RMLD Communications Manager Joyce Mulvaney to place signs on the Town Common.
  • Selectmen will receive correspondence from Wilmington’s Health & Recovery Coordinator Samantha Reif regarding the town’s National Recovery Month efforts.
  • Selectmen will receive a memo from Town Manager Jeff Hull regarding 2018 Annual Town Meeting Warrant Articles.

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 many of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting — over the next two weeks. Wilmington Apple sometimes live-tweets the meeting HERE.

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8 thoughts

  1. Great Meeting last night!

    BUT….I need to write this letter to Mr. Kevin MacDonald. You sir, owe an apology to the Board of Selectman and town employees including all residents in attendance and those watching this meeting on WCTV.

    You sir have no right to speak that way to elected officials. You sir will get nowhere if you keep that up.

    If I ever hear you say they R word you yelled out several times last night again I will personally show up and escort you out.

    1. With over 70 million dollars in the banks and over 20 million dollars in free cash(stolen taxes from over budgeting) and the fact that the Town charges people to go to the beach, One can only assume that the level of incompetence in the manager’s position and the Selectmen’s position for not having a certified, skilled, experienced life guard at the beach who has CPR and EMT qualifications is off the charts that measure incompetence. Their policies are RETARDED. How many more kids will have to drown before the voters recall all of these stiffs? No life guards but you can have coffee with a cop at the library while crooks are breaking into your houses!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. The Olin Site: It has been reported that chemicals were deliberately and intentionally dumped into lagoons at the Olin site at 51 Eames Street. These chemicals contained a cancer causing compound (NDMA) that migrated into our water well fields and into people’s faucets, soups, coffee, showers, lemonade, etc. Wilmington has been tagged as having a high cancer rate.
    Selectmen were so concerned about having Dan Deutch handle the Olin site and giving him a contract aside from the Town council contract with KP law. We now have an ex-selectman wanting to advocate for the developer.
    I believe the site is a crime scene. The selectmen should pursue court action to enjoin the property.
    Why should a company profit and the town lose big time.
    Manslaughter has no statute of limitations.
    Another failure on the part of the Selectmen. Why are these chumps on the board?
    One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest is suppose to be a movie not a Board in Wilmington!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. “One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest is suppose to be a movie not a Board in Wilmington!!!!!!!!!!!”

      Ironic since you ran for the board a couple of years ago

  3. RETARDED – I think you need to understand you can not use that word! God doesn’t want that word spoken Kevin. Your crazy, if you only knew what you were saying is wrong.
    Ending the R Word!!!!
    Spread the Word to End the Word is a United States national campaign to encourage people to pledge to stop using the word retard. End the “R” word advocates believe the use of the word “retard” in colloquial and everyday speech is hurtful and dehumanizing to individuals with special needs. You are insulting Kevin and we the people have had enough.

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