Selectmen Approve Long List of Licenses for Businesses
Monday's meeting also included a visit from recently elected State Representative Ken Gordon.
The Board of Selectmen handled a variety of administrative items during Monday’s meeting, approving a long list of licenses for business around town.
After a visit from a Verizon representative who spoke about a pole that will be installed on McDonald Road, George Rozopoulas spoke to board members about Rizzo’s Roast Beef & Pizza, the restaurant he will open on Church Street in February.
Selectmen approved his common victualer license, and also licenses for Subway, Focaccia’s and more than 30 others. The approved items were common victualer, entertainment, Class I and Class II garage, automatic amusement, all alcohol, package store, and club licenses.
Kenneth Gordon was also on hand at the meeting to introduce himself to the Board of Selectmen and other residents. Gordon was elected as the State Representative for Burlington, Bedford and Precinct 3 of Wilmington this November and will begin serving in January.
“I’m excited to get to work for Wilmington,” said Gordon. “I want you to know that I’m available to you. I’m not going to be in your way, but I want to be here for you.”
The Wilmington Farmers Market’s new season was approved by selectmen as well on Monday. The market will run on Sundays from June 16 to September 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with the exception of Fourth of July weekend.
Mike Newhouse briefly addressed the high school project, which was recently taken to Superior Court by Gerry O’Reilly.
Late last week, town officials said they were looking into whether or not the appeal was filed before the November 21 deadline. Newhouse confirmed at Monday’s meeting that though the town was not served to Superior Court until about three weeks after the deadline, the appeal was filed in time.
Monday’s meeting concluded with a more heated than usual exchange between the board and resident Kevin MacDonald. After Michael Newhouse ruled MacDonald out of order several times, the chairman said he may consider refusing to acknowledge MacDonald during public comments in the future.
When public comments closed and selectmen were asked for any new comments, Lou Cimaglia took the time to offer strong words towards MacDonald. Cimaglia criticized him for his behavior during meetings, and said he believes MacDonald’s behavior is unacceptable.
MacDonald spoke back to Cimaglia with criticisms of the board, and Newhouse asked him to withdraw from the meeting.
The meeting was the final one of the year for selectmen, who next meet on January 14.