Get ready for the extreme cold temperatures and wind chills over the next few
days. According to the National Weather Service in Burlington Vt., wind chills
could go between 25 to 45 below or colder. Please plan accordingly. In some
ways, this is probably the coldest it has been in our area for quite some time.

Speaking of “weather”, residents are reminded that it is illegal to plow snow out
on any public roads. Snow left on roads present a hazard to the traveling public
as well.

Just a reminder that the New York State Empire Games will be in our area from
February 2 – 5 th . Check out for more

The Town of Wilmington continues to have COVID test kits available at the Town
offices. We simply ask that you call first if you or your family members are having
symptoms so we can place test kits outside. In addition, we still have hand
sanitizer and disposable face mask available for anyone in need.

Although we are still all in winter mode, work continues on the Wilmington
Mountain Music Fest in our town park on July 29, 2023. Last year’s event was a
lot of fun. Be sure to “like” and check out the event page on Facebook at

A little update on Short Term Registrations, we have currently registered 57 rental
units with a fee collection of $25,852. Our Codes Enforcement Officer has started
doing inspections of the units and the work continues. Also, the codes officer has
identified over 51 separate listings that are directly regulated by the New York
State Department of Health. All of those places are pretty much
hotels/motels/cabins using Short Term Rental marketing methods to rent their
units. In March we will be appointing a community committee to review
registration information and start the process of reviewing our existing ordinance.
For anyone interested in volunteering, please send an email to If anyone would like to review the existing
ordinance, it can be found on the Town of Wilmington webpage at
Finally, we are pricing out electronic speed signs to be added to a couple spots in
town. Many towns have gone with this method as a reminder for motorist to slow
down. We will keep you informed as this project evolves.
That’s all for this week folks. See you around town and stay warm. – Roy Holzer