New Frozen Yogurt Shop Opening, Analog Expansion on Hold
Wilmington's Board of Selectmen discussed a long list of agenda items during Monday night's meeting.
Selectmen tackled a long list of agenda items on Monday night, starting with a new frozen yogurt shop and continuing to discuss the high school project and several other pieces of business in between.
Cuong Bui was briefly before board members to open the meeting. He is opening Pink Melon Frozen Yogurt in the Main Street plaza that previously was home to K&A Cones.
Bui, whose self-serve yogurt business will be open from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., received a common victualer license from the board.
Much of the meeting on Monday night centered on discussion of three main topics. Selectmen spoke candidly about the high school appeals and associated cost increases, chairman Mike Newhouse barred Kevin MacDonald from speaking at future meetings and the status of the North Intermediate School window project was discussed. (We will have complete coverage of the window project Wednesday on Patch)
During the communications portion of the meeting, a letter was read on behalf of Police Chief Michael Begonis that said CTC Gold on Main Street recently violated town bylaws regarding receiving and holding second hand metals.
According to a police investigation, the owners were fined for failing to hold received metal for the required 30 days.
Town Manager Jeff Hull also submitted a letter to selectmen from Analog Devices, which previously told the town it was interested in a major expansion project in town if it could receive tax relief while doing so.
But according to the letter submitted to selectmen, the project will have to wait.
“Given the poor economic environment, coupled with unprecedented global uncertainty, we believe it is prudent to place a hold on the TIF approval process until we have better visibility on the timing,” said the letter from David Zinsner, vice president, finance and chief financial officer. “Under current circumstances, we believe it would be more productive for the town and for ADI, and in fact the next steps would be more successful, if we re-initiate the TIF approval process when we can speak more confidently about the timing.”