This week I start off my report congratulating Tammy Devlin, of the University Of
Vermont Health Network-Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s High Peaks Health
Center in receiving the organizations DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
As many are aware, the Health Center is located directed behind our town offices.
On many mornings, Tammy and I extend hand waves as we both start our work
day. Her friendliness and caring manner is an asset to Wilmington and the area.
The press release that was issued by the hospital stated, “Tammy is the heart of
the Wilmington Health Center” I couldn’t agree more. Congratulations again
Plans are now underway to raise funds for the Annual High School Banner
Program. As in years past, Wilmington Graduates from the Lake Placid, Au Sable
Valley, Adirondack Christian Day and Keene schools will have a banner with their
name and photo on it celebrating their achievement. Banners will be displayed on
utility poles around the community. Approximate cost for banners is $40. Each. If
you would like to contribute, checks can be mailed to- Lake Placid High School,
Cummings Road, Lake Placid New York 12946. Please write “banners” in memo
section of check
Just a “Heads Up” that there will be a Lifeguarding & Water Safety Instructor Class
at North Country Community College starting on March 17 th . One must be at least
15 years old to take the course. Every year the town looks to hire staff for our
town beach. This could be a great summer job for some Wilmington Teenagers.
For more information, please feel free to reach out to the Supervisors Office.
Our Friends at the Keene Volunteer Fire Department have asked me to share that
they will be having a Chili Cook-Off & Cornhole Tournament on March 4 th from 4
to 7pm. The location is 10858 NYS Rt. 86, Keene across from Stewarts. For more
information, please contact
The PRIDE of Ticonderoga, is now accepting applications for Home restoration.
Funds from the Community Development Block Grant are available to any
resident within Essex County. This is an income based program and funds are
limited. For more information, Please call 518-585-6366
In County News, a proposal in the Governor’s Budget could impact the taxpayers
of Essex County to the tune of $800,000 if changes to the Medicaid payment to
counties is made. In preparing next year’s county budget, this amount alone
could drive the county budget above the state imposed tax cap. –Stay Tuned.
Next week I will be attending the New York Association of Counties conference in
Albany for a couple of days. This conference is packed with seminars of county
governmental issues and usually has many topics that most local governments are
challenged with. I will give a review of the issues in next week’s update.
Finally, at the last town board meeting, concerns were raised about the speeding
of vehicles on town roads. In particular was a Traffic Study that was done on
Bonnieview Road. I have placed the cover sheets of the study on the bulletin
board at the Post Office as well as included them on this report.

That’s all for this week my friends, see you around town. –Roy Holzer