Residents Encouraged to Attend Monday Joint Meeting

Board of Selectmen and School Committee meets at 7:45 p.m. in Town Hall to discuss school project.

While they , residents will have the chance to discuss the status of the high school project with a pair of Wilmington boards on Monday evening.

The Board of Selectmen and School Committee , slated for 7:45 p.m. in auditorium. In addition to discussing the latest DEP appeal, board members will also provide a general update on the planning process.

“We’ve tried to be as open and transparent as possible throughout the process,” said Town Manager Michael Caira. “We thought it best to try and respond to the many questions that people have. The appeal process is complex, so we thought it was important to explain it to residents. So that is why we are having the meeting, along with the fact that we want to give a project update.”

Following an appeal by 13 residents, the DEP made a . Caira said the meeting town officials, department heads and appellants was a productive one, and the waiting game now begins.

The DEP will make its decision in the next several weeks, and the construction timeline of the plans depends on that ruling.

“I think the town and the appealing residents are essentially in agreement about what needs to be done,” said Caira. “It’s just a matter of communication and clarification.”

Residents are encouraged to attend Monday’s meeting to ask questions, and to become informed about the plans. Check back with Wilmington Patch on Tuesday for complete coverage of the meeting.

Caira said he believes the DEP understands the critical nature of the appeal, and thus will move quickly with its decision just as the organization moved quickly in setting up the latest site visit.

“They may use all of the time allowed, but I am hoping by the end of the month we have some type of decision,” said Caira.

Steve H June 12, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Because even they want nothing to do with him
Christine June 12, 2012 at 04:08 AM
Kevin, yes it's me that's out of touch...
Kevin MacDonald June 12, 2012 at 04:12 AM
"just for kicks"? Do you build a $82 million dollar disaster just for kicks? Do you go to a multiple hour meeting just for kicks? Maybe I should be on the appeal. The OIL is real and it is still down there. I guess you want to drain water into a pile of contamination just for kicks?
Steve H June 12, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Kevin you cry about selectman not answering your questions, answer her question. Why are you not on the appeal, please tell the whole town, why u are not on it.
Christine June 12, 2012 at 04:44 AM
Once again Kevin, they did not refuse to answer your question about how much the building portion was going to cost, they basically said the costs were not divided in that manner and basically, look it up yourself....I wonder how many hours you'd spend derailing a new community college on Middlesex Ave lol--or would the oil get in the way of that too??


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