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Yentile Farm Purchase Finalized by Selectmen

During busy Tuesday meeting, members signed paperwork with closing date of June 6.

Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting was a busy one.

In addition to and , board members also finalized the .

Louis M. Ross of Deutsch/Williams finalized the paperwork with board members, who signed off on the purchase that was approved at Annual Town Meeting earlier this month.

on the land. The land, however, was purchased with the intent to construct more fields for the youth sports in town.

“I think this is a great thing for the Town of Wilmington,” said selectman Mike McCoy. “This property was set to go for over $3 million at one time and the town got a great deal on it. It’s a great day.”

The money to purchase the 20.3 acres of land will be held in escrow until the closing date, which was set as June 6.

“There are a few occasions where I feel like we’re doing something quite remarkably positive for the community, and this is one of those nights,” said board member Mike Champoux. “We’ve dotted our I’s and crossed our T’s. I have all the assurances from Mike Caira and the employees of the town that this is the right move to make."

Kevin MacDonald May 30, 2012 at 08:40 PM
The assurances should not come from Mr. Caira but rather a laboratory and an environmental scientist who were NOT hired by the last owner seven years ago. There should be a current evaluation so the Town is not buying a contaminated site. I am for buying the site if it is clean. The taxpayers deserve leadership not cheerleading. I would like to know why there has been no talk of developing the Salem street property that the Town took by eminent domain several years ago. If it was good for a High school back then why couldn't be used for fields?
Lennie Malvone May 30, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Kevin First of all that areaa was a FARM not a TOXIC DUMP 2nd that area was tested when the Buillder who owned it before and was going to put up a 55 + community did all the prep work for the area ( I know this because when was looking to buy in Wilmington I looked at this place and was shown all the certificates by the epa) I think sir you write just to see your self in print . If i am not mistaken you tried to convince the special town meeting to bu Yentil farm for the HIGH SCHOOL
One of 1,426 May 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Really Kevin, You sir need professional help. You were for buying the property before you were against it. Blah Blah Blah...
Kevin MacDonald May 31, 2012 at 01:08 AM
You might want to read postings a little closer Lennie. Mr. Caira stated that material was brought in from deer Island. I heard that it may have been brought in from the Big dig also. A little due diligence can go a long way!!!!!!!!
Kim May 31, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Kevin, Didn't your mom ever teach you that if you have nothing positive to say to keep your mouth closed? If you dislike the people of the Town and all the Town officials so much, why don't you move to a place where you will be more happy?
Kevin MacDonald June 01, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Hey One of 1,426, it must get crowded during dinner time at your house. It sounds like your mom was a busy woman. Do all of you have the same Dad? I have stated that I am for buying the farm if there is due diligence to confirm that it is clean.
Steve H June 02, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Kim i wouldn't even bother responding as much as he infuriates people he feeds of people responding. I know it is hard but just ignore him. He speaks for one not the majority. I'm sure he will respond and slam me and everyone else that posts here but let him that is what is life has come to. Pathetic but true, he appointed himself the town watchdog. So let him talk and talk and talk and post.
Steve H June 02, 2012 at 04:02 AM
it is a shame that one person can turn a well respected name into a laughing stock> I guess the apple fell so far from that tree
Kevin MacDonald June 02, 2012 at 10:12 AM
Did the apple hit you off the head Steve H and knock all the sense out of you? If you want to laugh Steve, laugh at engineers that want to drain water into a registered oil spill area through a permeable paved parking lot/driveway. I believe people learn that oil floats on water in the seventh grade, but, maybe you graduated with Jethro Bodeen and received your high school diploma after the sixth grade.
Karl Ian Sagal June 02, 2012 at 03:03 PM
MacDonald may be wrong in his presentation, but Kim, didn't your mother teach you the same thing? Of all the hateful things I have heard said in town, more has come from this site than from town meetings. Of course, that is because people can snipe from anonymity here, and not need to stand up and let people see who they are. I may not agree with MacDonald all the time, but I am sure he has more courage than the posters here have. Right or wrong, he has demonstrated an honorable expression of his views. Not sniped from the darkness.

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