Wilmington board appoints new member

Holzer expressed his unhappiness with the move, pointing out that elections were coming up.

In six months time, there will be a lot of new faces, said Holzer.

The Wilmington Department of Public Works was also criticized during the meeting. Forbes said there had been work that hadnt been done in time for Memorial Day weekend, the first major tourist weekend in the summer season. He said flowers hadnt been planted and the town park hadnt been mowed.

If we want people to keep coming to this town, that should be a priority for beautification, said Forbes.

Resident Fran Lawrence, a former town board member, said that the area around the reservoir hadnt been maintained.

Residents also expressed their unhappiness with water meters, which currently arent being used. Some residents, like Alan Preston, wanted to tear them out.

Ashworth said the meters serve as backflow prevention, said the town will likely someday go to metered water supplied. The current town board does not support the use of meters.

Ashworth added that she supports the efforts of Department of Public Works Superintendent Marcel Bruce and Water Superintendent Ed Orsi.

Marcel and Ed are a positive asset to the town and their work is exemplary. I am pleased with the work of the whole town crew. I want to thank them and let them know how much I appreciate their work, said Ashworth.

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