Selectmen Take Ice Bucket Challenge; Town Common To Turn Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness This October

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

#1) Selectmen unanimously approved the request of resident Gigi Shenloogian to light the Town Common pink in October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

#2) Selectmen unanimously approved licenses to sell Christmas trees for the Wilmington United Methodist Church and Boy Scouts Troop 56. License fees were waived.

#3) Selectmen unanimously approved the request of Wilmington Travel Basketball to temporarily modify the use policy of Yentile Farm. Basketball courts at Yentile Farm typically can’t be reserved, but Wilmington Travel Basketball will be allowed to reserve the courts to hold skills-based tryouts from 5pm to 8pm during the weeks of September 25 and October 2. The one court at Wilmington High School was not going to be sufficient for social distancing. 

#4) Selectmen unanimously appointed Selectwoman Jomarie O’Mahony as its representative to the MBTA Advisory Board. Former Selectman Mike McCoy wrote the board requesting to remain the board’s representative. He also asked to remain on the Town’s Inhabitant Bylaw Review Committee and Ice Rink & Recreation Facility Committee. Selectmen took no actions on those requests. 

#5) Selectmen heard a presentation from members of the Wilmington Rotary Club about its efforts surrounding the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Rotarians Greg Sadowski, Mike Burns and Chris Neville challenged residents — including the Selectmen — to take the challenge and make a donation to the Angel Fund.

Selectwoman Jomarie O’Mahony noted she took the challenge earlier that day. Selectmen Jonathan Eaton and Greg Bendel would each accept the challenge later in the week:

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