5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Monday, June 7, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Monday, June 7, 2021:

#1) Wilmington Memorial Library & RMLD To Hold ‘How Electrification Benefits The Environment’ Webinar On June 7

Electrification is the shift to powering devices with electricity instead of fossil fuels, and is critical to reducing carbon emissions.

Please join RMLD and WML on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 2:30 pm for “How Electrification Benefits the Environment,” a virtual event being offered in partnership with the Wilmington Memorial Library.

The following topics will be covered during the webinar:

  • How electrification benefits the environment by reducing carbon emissions, and how you can help.
  • Electrification in the transportation and building sectors.
  • RMLD’s power supply portfolio and related programs and initiatives.
  • Available RMLD rebates to facilitate electrification.

Register HERE. The event is part of WML’s Earth Year programming.

#2) Town Of Wilmington Invites Residents To Virtual Meeting To Learn About Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Plan On June 7

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 Monday, June 7, 2021 at 4pm via Microsoft Teams. Join on your computer or mobile app.

Click here to join the meeting:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetupjoin/19%3ameeting_OGFmNjYxMDgtOWUyOC00ZjkzLTgzNjgtOThhMTlkYTIxZjg1%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, 530249993#
Phone Conference ID: 530 249 993#

At the meeting, the process of developing the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update and the development of the Municipal Vulnerable Preparedness (MVP) Plan will be discussed as well as requesting feedback from citizens regarding natural hazards and their impacts. The purpose of the MVP Plan is to identify natural hazards and associated vulnerabilities that have the greatest potential to impact the Town as a result of climate change and to develop mitigation strategies that will make the Town more resilient to potential climate change 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. Danielle Spicer, P.E., from Green International Affiliates, and Jamie Caplan Consulting LLC, are leading this effort. MVP approval from the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs will allow the Town to apply for Action Grants for Town projects related to climate change resiliency. 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 the Community Resilience Building (CRB) Workshops as part of the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) planning process. A draft version of the Town’s MVP Plan and the HMP Plan are available on the Town’s website for your review.

Click here to access the Draft MVP and Draft HMP plans: https://www.wilmingtonma.gov/planningconservation/pages/2021-draft-mvp-and-hmp-plans

Both of these plans will be presented at the public listening session held virtually as noted above. More information about the MVP Grant program can be found at:
https://www.mass.gov/municipal-vulnerability-preparedness-mvp-program.

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.

#3) Parish Of The Transfiguration Accepting Faith Formation Registrations For 2021-2022 School Year

Hello Wilmington Families,

We pray that you are all doing well. Just a reminder that the Parish of the Transfiguration is now accepting registration forms for our upcoming 2021 – 2022 program. Our faith formation program is for children in grades 1 – 10 who were baptized and want to grow in their Catholic faith. We welcome new families to our program.

Please fill out and return the form HERE with payment to: Faith Formation Office, 126 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington, MA 01887. Our early bird registration ends 5/31/21 and classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so please register as soon as possible. We are looking forward to working with our families again! Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who may be interested and thanks for your assistance!

For more information please contact Diane Garrity at dianeg@parishofthetransfiguration.org.

#4) WCTV Collecting Photos From Yesterday’s WHS Graduation Ceremony

Send WCTV your photos of the Class of 2021.WCTV wants to see your cap & gown, selfies with family and friends, that special photo with your favorite teacher! Upload your photos from Graduation day to WCTV to be included in a special slideshow to be shared with the community.

Upload your photos at  https://tinyurl.com/WHSGrad2021 or email them to Ashley@wctv.org.

#5) Wilmington Democrats Invited To Register For Virtual Caucus On June 19

Registered Democrats in Wilmington will hold a virtual caucus on June 19, 2021 to elect Delegates and Alternates to the 2021 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. The caucus will take place virtually. Democrats who wish to participate virtually may register at https:/us02web.zoom.us/j/89087054133?pwd=VnF1NnFoN1dOQzlDbWg1K0Z5ZTRzZz09.

This year’s state convention will be held on September 25th at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, where Democrats from across the state will come together to adopt a Party platform, discuss Party business and celebrate our successes as we prepare for the upcoming elections. The event will take place in line with all federal, state, and local health guidelines and will include a virtual option for participation.

The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Wilmington. Pre-registered Democrats who will be 16 by June 15, 2021 will be allowed to participate and run as a Delegate or Alternate. Wilmington can elect 10 Delegates and 4 Alternates to the Convention.

Youth, minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals who are not elected as a Delegate or Alternate may apply to be an Add-on Delegate at the caucus or at http://www.massdems.org by August 6, 2021.

Those interested in getting involved with the Wilmington Democratic Town Committee should contact Jay Donovan at (978) 809-1243.

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