Below is a statement from Wilmington Town Manager Jeff Hull and Wilmington Superintendent of Schools Glenn Brand:
Greetings Members of the Wilmington Community,
As you are perhaps aware, there are two important capital projects before our community that are under consideration:
● Construction of a new Senior Center building at the St. Dorothy’s site to replace the Buzzell Center, and
● Construction of a new joint Town Hall-School Administration building on the former Swain School site at the rear of the parking lot
Residents approved funds to identify building locations and to prepare schematic designs for both projects at the Annual Town meeting in June of 2020. Now residents will be asked to consider supporting funds for final design and construction of both buildings at the Special Town Meeting scheduled for Saturday, November 19 at 9:00 a.m. at Wilmington High School. These projects are proposed to be funded through use of financial resources and borrowing and will not impact residential taxes.
In addition to the above two capital projects, the Town is also at the beginning stages of evaluating options for replacement of the Wildwood School in partnership with the Massachusetts School Building Authority. Funds for the design and development phase of this project were secured through a special town meeting in March of 2022 and efforts are proceeding with this important project for our school district.
We believe that it is important to understand two points in regards to the above projects:
1. All three (3) of the above projects were identified as part of the Town of Wilmington’s facilities master plan that was finalized in January of 2018.
2. A vote in support of the senior center and town hall-school administration buildings will not interfere with or prohibit the ability to fund a future school building project.
For more information on both of these important projects, please follow the links below.