5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Tuesday, March 23, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Tuesday, March 23, 2021:

#1) Attend Virtual Meeting To Learn How Wilmington Plans To Mitigate Climate Change & Other Natural Hazards

The Town of Wilmington is simultaneously developing two plans to identify and prioritize actions the Town can take to mitigate the impacts of natural hazards and climate change. Citizen participation in each project is essential.

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 4pm via Microsoft Teams.

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MjAyMjVhYzUtNjA4ZC00NWU2LWI4NmEtNTFmZTlkOWJmMDJj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22ef871fc8-9e3c-47b4-8306-c92b5315f2c0%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c03d143d-09b7-44f8-a08c-b747c8568404%22%7d

Or call in (audio only) +1 857-702-2064, 8247900#

Phone Conference ID: 824 790 0#

At the meeting, the Town will present the process of developing the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update and request feedback from citizens regarding natural hazards and their impacts. The Town is updating the previously developed Hazard Mitigation Plan for approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This plan will serve as an essential strategy for reducing current and future risks to natural hazards by identifying projects to minimize those risks.

At the meeting, you will have an opportunity to contribute your ideas for making the Town more resilient to natural hazards such as flooding, snowstorms, high winds and extreme temperatures. This plan is being developed by a Core Team of Town officials and local stakeholders. Jamie Caplan Consulting LLC, a Northampton, MA based firm, is leading this effort. FEMA approval, and Town adoption, of the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update allows the Town to apply for pre- and post-disaster hazard mitigation grant funds.

The Town recently completed a Community Resilience Building (CRB) Workshop as part of the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) planning process. This Workshop is part of a second plan the Town is developing with funding from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs through an MVP Planning Grant. Green International is leading the MVP project. The Town will host a second public meeting on May 3, 2021 to share details regarding this project. Completion of the MVP plan results in MVP Certification, which allows certified communities access to additional state grants for projects related to climate change resiliency.

For questions regarding either project, please contact Valerie Gingrich, Director of Planning & Conservation, Town of Wilmington, phone: 978-658-8238 or email: vgingrich@wilmingtonma.gov.

#2) Watch Shawsheen Tech School Committee Meeting

The Shawsheen Tech School Committee meets at 7:30pm in the School’s Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE. Watch the meeting live on the the school’s YouTube page.

#3) Watch Wilmington Ice Rink & Recreation Facility Committee Meeting

The Wilmington Ice Rink & Recreation Facility Committee meets at 7pm via Zoom. Read the agenda HERE.

#4) EJ’s Fresh Pizza To Hold Fundraiser For Northside PAC

EJ’s Fresh Pizza (3 Jefferson Road) is donating a portion of proceeds from all take-out orders to the Northside PAC on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, from 11am to 6:30pm.

EJ's Pizza North

#5) LIBRARY EVENT: “I Got In! What’s Next?” Enrollment Planning Workshop

In this virtual session at 7pm, Tom O’Hare, Instructor at Pivotal College Years and Founder of Get College Going, will review the steps to “saying yes” to a college. Tom will discuss how to compare offers and answering the Five Critical Parts to a Match and strategies to finalize financing and ways to hunt for scholarships. The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be. The workshop is offered for parents and grandparents of high school seniors and others working on reach their educational goals. Register HERE.

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