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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Board's Order of Conditions will be finalized and submitted on Friday.
Conservation Commission members gave the go ahead for the Wilmington High School construction plans following public discussion on Wednesday night. The board will submit its Order of Conditions and deliver it to the town likely Friday, allowing the town to officially move forward with setting up the construction timeline. “As far as the Conservation Commission goes, this gives the go ahead for the project,” said Conservation Commission chairman Donald Pearson. “The Order of Conditions sets out the guidelines the project must meet in order to be compliant with wetland regulations.” During Wednesday’s meeting, several of the items that will likely be in the Order of Compliance were discussed. A group of residents from Nathan Road spoke out …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Mitigation options discussed but as expected, board will continue hearing from school officials at May 9 meeting.
As expected, the Conservation Commission made no ruling on the Wilmington High School project at Wednesday’s meeting, instead opting to continue the discussion at a May 9 meeting. Representatives of the school presented the impact of the construction on the surrounding environment, and provided several off site options for mitigating the impact they will make on Church Street. Sandy Brock, a chief engineer for Nitsch Engineering, showed how planting trees and shrubs at Town Park, Wildwood School and across from the Water Department would satisfy the need to mitigate land that will be disturbed by the project. Due to construction, 13,822 square feet of the riverfront area behind the new school will be degraded. As a result, 27,644 square …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Meeting set for Town Hall, Room 9, at 7 p.m. called a "milestone in the project."
The next major step in the new high school project comes on Wednesday night during a Conservation Commission meeting. School and town officials will be in attendance at the meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, Room 9. It’s unlikely the Conservation Commission will decide on its approval of the school on Wednesday. Instead, a decision is expected during the second part of the presentation on May 9. In order to proceed with the beginning of the construction timeline this summer, the Conservation Commission must approve the Notice of Intent. “This is an important milestone in the project,” said Town Manager Michael Caira. “I think what the town will be able to show is that we’ll be in compliance with all wetland regulations. The end …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Highlights from the Conservation Commission Meeting on January 5.
The bulk of Wednesday’s Conservation Commission meeting focused on wetlands delineation to identify wetlands and their associated buffer zones. Wilmington business owner Raymond Lepore expressed frustration that the Conservation Commission will not be able to make a determination on his request for a resource area delineation at 937 Main Street. Winifred McGowan, Conservation Agent, explained that there are “a couple of questions that cannot be answered this time of year,” including a question if there are any vernal pools on the site in spring. Lepore said the areas in question are not where he wants to build an access road and he added that he is “trying to push ahead” to avoid falling behind a year on his plans to expand his business…
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Minutes from the Conservation Commission meeting on December 1.
Does your home abut the Wetlands? You might not know that many homes in Wilmington do and any changes to the property or house must be cleared first by the Planning Board and Conservation Commission. At last night's Conservation Commission meeting, one of the focuses was on correcting violations of Wilmington's Wetland Enforcement By-Law. Several residents appeared before the group to provide updates on their progress to restore wetlands that have been encroached upon. One owner noted that he was "caught by surprise" that his fence in violation because the fence had been there since he bought the house. He has removed the fence, sandbox, and propane tanks but still has to move the shed, swing, and playhouse, he said. He and his …
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Patch's top picks of the day.
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the new feature in the comments section. 1. The Book Store Next Door opens at 10 a.m. today. The Book Store is the only used bookstore in Wilmington and 100 percent of the proceeds are donated to the library. Books are only $2! 2. Today is the one of the last days you can drop off your yard-waste at the Old Main Street drop-off site. The site is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. After today there are only three more chances to drop off your yard waste at the site. 3. Time is also closing in on your chance to order your Middle School yearbook. Today is the …