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Residents Asked to Give Feedback on Future of Silver Lake

Several groups will discuss possible changes to Silver Lake policies on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall.

A meeting about Silver Lake is scheduled for Thursday. (File Photo)
A meeting about Silver Lake is scheduled for Thursday. (File Photo)
Several groups are scheduled to meet on Thursday night, and they invite residents to join them and give feedback for what the future of Silver Lake will entail.

Town Manager Jeff Hull and his staff have been working with Recreation, Police, Public Works, Health, and Public Buildings representatives to discuss proposals for the upcoming beach season at the popular lake, including potential changes to rules and regulations.

A forum is slated for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. inside Town Hall to discuss these proposals, and residents are encouraged to attend and provide their own feedback.

Among the proposed changes are revisions to beach rules, parking regulations, non-resident beach fees, and the physical facilities at the main beach, fish pier, and baby beach, according to an announcement on the town website.

The purpose of the potential changes is "to address the issues and ensure a positive and safe beach experience for all," the town said.  

A warrant article is also on the horizon for this year's Annual Town Meeting. If approved, it would provide the Wilmington Police Department to issue non-criminal fines for violation of beach rules and regulations.
Ron B March 13, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Similar to Andover's approach with Pomp's Pond, Silver Lake should only be open Wilmington residents.
Tammie Burke Stanford March 13, 2014 at 07:45 PM
I agree, Wilmington residents only at both beaches. Lifeguards should also be there until sundown and until the end of August. I bet residents would be willing to pay a yearly beach use fee ($15-$25?) to help defray the costs of longer lifeguard hours/weeks. Once they leave, people pile in from out of town to avoid paying the fee, and behave however they want. Many Wilmington parents work and want to bring their kids for a dinnertime swim when they get home, only to be bombarded with loud music, swearing, and a beach packed with out of towners that do not respect others, or the beach. It is only a matter of time before someone is hurt at baby beach. Parents do not watch their kids well and they go out way over their heads.
Dave Silva March 13, 2014 at 09:58 PM
To suggest a lake should only be usable by town residents is ridiculous. If you honostly think it's only "out of towners" that are swearing or are loud at your prized lake you need to pull your heads out of your asses. You can keep your lake it sucks anyway.
Turkey man March 18, 2014 at 11:02 AM
WOW. I was just watching MSNBC and they said the missing 777 may have landed on Silver Lake. It must be true and it is going to cause a real mess with the media clogging all the roads in Wilmington.

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