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A Look at the High School Appeal in Full

Members of the Headwaters Stream Team wrote the attached letter as part of their recently filed appeal of the Conservation Commission's Order of Conditions.

As a filed by a group of 13 residents, the Headwaters Stream Team submitted that was approved by the Wilmington Conservation Commission.

In a recent article on Wilmington Patch, Headwaters Stream Team member Suzanne Sullivan said the biggest issue the group has with the project is that the plans discussed at public hearings did not match the Order of Conditions that the town submitted.

"We would like to state that we are pleased with many of the improvements made from the latest Notice of Intent/Order and the effort put forth by the town and Nitsch Engineering," the letter says in its opening paragraph. "We had hopes some of these remaining issues would have been cleared up during the public hearing process to avoid an appeal."

For interested residents, attached is the Headwaters Stream Team's complete list of issues that led to the project appeal, filed on Friday, May 25.

Karl Ian Sagal June 04, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Some members of the 10 (13?) are very fine upstanding individuals, who care a great deal for Wilmington, and have had various levels of success in their efforts, and some have had quite a following. Some members I do not know as well. Steve H's post to Christine is simply inaccurate. His advice pretty much reminds me of him. Steve H's advice to Steven is his right to say or feel. His doubt is a personal opinion however, and I suspect it is also not accurate. On the topic of earning respect, there are many haters here, and many who say horrible and inaccurate things about their fellow townspeople, and that is surely not a way to earn my respect.
Karl Ian Sagal June 04, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Steven McGinley, I wonder at your statement that you feel you don't believe you have any such rights to speak to higher authority about the heating and cooling systems. You say you have experience in such topics from working in many school systems. I ask, if not you, then who would have such rights? I don't know you, so I am not saying you should have the final authority, but in our town, I believe that all of us bill payers (tax payers) have the right to express ourselves and the town employees (school building committee) have the responsibility to listen. I suspect that some of the haters here will try, inaccurately, to tell me that the High School building committee are not town employees, but they are. Minimally, they are special town employees, as are all the members of all the appointed boards. Additionally, I feel it is a respectable task to take responsibility for some things you have said in the past, and to atone for the statements you feel were out of line.
Kevin MacDonald June 18, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Plans are not matching. Does this surprise anyone who recognizes the major shafting of this community? No bid contracts, invitation only bids, no oil spill clean up, designing a drainage system to flow into an oil spill area, denying people their right to speak, blocking the community from hearing true information, putting people on boards that have no engineering, scientific, or construction background, conflict of interest, meetings without community television coverage are all par for the course for this disaster. Wake up Wilmington and stop the shafting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Steve H June 18, 2012 at 08:21 PM
and then there are some who speak just to hear their own voice, sound like anyone you know Karl,
Karl Ian Sagal June 19, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Steve H, Your insult is noted, but still potentially valid. There are some who clearly get so hung up in the confrontation and argument, that they loose sight of their objective. If the objective is to allow the best building or best path for the town to take, now that the people have declared their trust in the group that wants the new High School, then people need to bring up mistakes made, or voids in the proper execution of the building plan, but also to keep the project moving forward. To argue for the sake of arguing, or to be an obstructionist for the sake of taking your piece of flesh from some perceived wrong is not productive, and needs to be curtailed. Unfortunately, we depend on the good judgement of all the players involved, and it is not easy to make a rule that controls this beyond the opportunities that are currently in law, and constitutionally supported.

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