Wildwood Cemetery To Expand By Purchasing Neighbor’s Land, To Add 400-500 Lots, Now OK For At Least 2 More Decades

WILMINGTON, MA — On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, the Wilmington Cemetery Commission held a brief meeting during which it received some important updates on the Wildwood Cemetery from DPW Director Mike Woods.

Wildwood Cemetery To Expand; Town To Purchase Abutting Property

“At this year’s Annual Town Meeting, it was approved that the town is going to purchase 64 Wildwood Street, which is adjacent to the cemetery,” announced Woods. “It looks like we can get at least 400, maybe 500, lots in there. That would take care of the cemetery for a couple more decades.”

“The Town Manager reached out several times to the current owner. It’s a trust. His father lives there. We would be looking to take the property once his father passes. We’ll do that at full market price, which has yet to be determined,” added Woods.

“It’s been a long time coming,” responded Cemetery Commissioner Cynthia McCue.

“It’s taken a lot of effort,” agreed Woods.

Installing Kiosk Of Map Of Cemetery & Rules + Regulations

The Cemetery Commission unanimously approved Woods’s request to install an outdoor message center at the cemetery.

“An outdoor message center is where we’d place information that has been frequently asked, where to find certain sections, some of the new regulations, and how to get a hold of us,” Woods told the Commission. “It will be something to help folks going there that don’t know there way around.”

“[The plan] looks very nice. It won’t be a hindrance to anybody,” commented McCue.

“I think it’s a great idea that we some information posted down there,” responded Cemetery Commissioner Jack Cushing. Cushing did convince the Commission to opt for a plastic shield instead a glass shield in the draft plans.

“I think it’s a great idea that we some information posted down there,” responded Cemetery Commissioner Jack Cushing. Cushing did convince the Commission to opt for a plastic shield instead of the glass shield that the draft plans proposed.

The Commission was also updated on the new sidewalk installed and water line improvements in Section N of the cemetery. Foundations will soon start for Sections O and P.

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