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School Lunch Charges Among Town's Weekly Payments

Your tax dollars went to 200 checks totalling $714,867.33 this week, and here are a few examples of those payments.

Each week the town spends money approved in the annual budget for everyday expenses and, each week, Wilmington Patch will be running a new feature, highlighting a handful of these expenses for our readers' perusal.

The following is a small sample of who the town paid, how much they paid them, and for what reason. Check back each week for more line items out of the town's budget.

In total, the town cut 200 checks totalling $714,867.33. Here is a look at a few of those payments.

vendortext  invamt Air Cleaning Services, LLC  $1,000.00 Clean oven hood and ducts for school lunch Central Paper Products Co  $4,917.95 Paper products and detergents for school lunch Fire Alarm & Safety Tech, Inc  $541.75 Repair of fire alarms at Public Safety Building Independent Electric Supply Co  $598.67 Electrical supplies for Public Buildings Jet Mail, Inc.  $1,192.68 Mailing of Real Estate tax bills for Collectors office Keane Fire & Safety Equipment  $485.87 Inspection of fire extinguishers for school lunch Occupational Health Centers of  $198.00 Physical for new employee Reading Municipal Light Dept.  $2,035.48 Electric bill for town building Showcase Cinemas  $7,750.00 Tickets for sale by Recreation Department paid by program fees Welch Brothers Co., Inc.  $262.50 Repair of school lunch ovens
Wayne Sullivan October 16, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Whiny Wayne...seriously...that's the best you can do. You are the biggest whiner this town has ever seen. Pricing is set on square footage and many other things. Do your homework!
Maya October 16, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Matt, can you delete Kevin's comments when he goes off on his off topic rants? Especially when he makes mean comments about children? Some children struggle in school and him making light of that with his comments only serves to make these kids feel worse about themselves than they already do!
Matt Schooley October 16, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Maya, Thanks for checking in. I try my best to keep comments in line and on topic. Some of the recent comments have come close to violating Patch's terms of use, but did not cross into that territory, so I have let them stay. However, I have also deleted several comments in the last day or so. I'll continue to monitor things and will remind all readers to please remain civil, stick to the topic at hand and refrain from personal attacks. If there's anything else you think I may have missed, don't hesitate to reach out. Thanks! Matt
jo October 16, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Matt, what is frustrating about Kevin MacDonald's comments is that they are, like the appeals so far, not based on any real facts. It's unfair for him to sound off against the WMS 8th graders and the faculty, when in fact the numbers (as sad as they may appear) are actually in line with the district and the state! I'm actually a parent of one of those recently tested 8th graders, so I actually have access to the data. 44% of WMS 8th graders are at Needs Improvement or Warning categories in math, the exact same percentage as in the district, and slightly lower than that of the state, at 47%, actually. Comment on the quality of education if you like, but it is NOT isolated nor attributable soley to the WMS. There is something to having some balance in these stories, and not allowing posters to fabricate data points to prove their own misguided theories and spew propaganda to validate their arguments.
Matt Schooley October 17, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Jo, I understand what you are saying. I believed what Kevin was referring to was statistics given at a School Committee meeting last year (http://wilmington.patch.com/articles/school-committee-principals-discuss-improvement-plans), so it was my belief that in this case he wasn't being intentionally misleading. As always, I'll continue to monitor comments to make sure readers are not violating Patch's terms of service. Thank you for following, and please let me know if you have any questions. Matt

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