SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Monday’s Meeting

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are FIVE things that happened at the Wilmington Board of Selectmen Meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019:

#1) HORRIBLES PARADE: Selectmen unanimously approved the request of the Wilmington Recreation Commission to conduct its 52nd Annual Horribles Parade on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Wilmington children are asked to come in costume and with a trick-or-treat bag. The parade begins at the Public Safety Building at 4:30pm. Kids will march to the High School Cafeteria where volunteers will pass out candy. In case of inclement weather, head straight to the WHS Cafe.

#2) CHRISTMAS TREES: Selectmen unanimously approved the requests of the Wilmington Methodist Church (c/o John Arvanitis) and Boy Scouts Troop 56 (c/o John Mainini) to sell Christmas trees. All fees were waived.

#3) APPOINTMENTS RATIFIED: Selectmen unanimously ratified the Town Manager’s appointments of Arianna Faro to the Commission on Disabilities and Christine Johnston to the Historical Commission. Johnston replaces Jesse Fennelly, who was recently elected to the School Committee. Hull also announced that the Finance Committee’s Appointing Committee recently selected Jonathan Dugas to replace Neal Couture, who stepped down after starting a new job.

#4) NEW DATE FOR FLEA MARKET: Selectmen unanimously approved the request of the Wilmington Sons of Italy and Wilmington Band Parents to hold their Flea Market on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8am to 3pm, in the Town Common Parking Lot. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019, but rescheduled due to rain in the forecast.

Flea Market

#5) ATTORNEY GENERAL’s OFFICE APPROVES ZONING ARTICLES: Town Manager Jeff Hull announced that the Attorney General’s Municipal Law Unit has formally approved Articles 39-42 from this year’s Annual Town Meeting. All four articles dealt with zoning bylaw changes and overwhelming passed at the May 4 Town Meeting, including the creation of Inclusionary Zoning (Article 42).

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