Petitioners against the new Wilmington High School have been dealt another blow in their appeal efforts as the Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner ruled that he will not reconsider his decision to accept the dismissal of the school appeals.
Commissioner Kenneth Kimmell sent notice to the involved parties late Wednesday that he adopted the decision of Hearings Officer Timothy Jones, who ruled that there was no merit to the appeals and thus they should not reach the hearing.
The appealing parties now have 30 days to appeal the project to Superior Court, which is likely the final step in the process.
It's not immediately clear if the appellants officially plan to take the project to Superior Court, but they have indicated to Patch in the past that it is the likely outcome.
Check back for more updates on this story, including complete reaction from involved parties.