I think the saying is, “April showers, bring May Flowers” Let’s hope so because we
have certainly received a good amount of rain lately. In spite of the weather,
roads are getting cleaned. Parks and cemeteries are getting raked up as we
prepare for brighter days. Everyone is doing their share. Last weekend a total of
1,000 pounds of debris was picked up around the community by the Wilmington
Youth Commission and the Au Sable River Association. Thank You to all that
participated in these endeavors.
Just a reminder there will be an OPEN HOUSE at the Wilmington Highway Garage
this Saturday from 10 am to noon. Stop by and say hello and check out all the
improvements. We think you will be happy with the outcome of what was a very
challenging project.
Looking for information? Our town website is loaded with useful materials. One
will find links to other organizations within our community such as our Library or
Visitors Bureau. Other items on the site include, minutes from town board
meetings, Supervisor Updates, Codes Enforcement issues and other departmental
information for all Wilmington Governmental functions. Although the website is
a constant “work in progress”, much work has been accomplished on this site.
Check out our website at
Although a couple months from officially opening, plans have been submitted to
the New York State Department of Health to operate our town beach for the 2023
season. Some may not be aware, the town is required to get a “Bathing Beach”
permit ever year from the state. Things like a safety plan and other
documentation are needed to get permitted.
The next meeting of the Wilmington Planning Board will be Tuesday May 2, 2023
at 7 pm at the Community Center. Welcome newly appointed Alternate Zoning
Board Member Jim Kelly to the Board. Before the Planning Board meeting the
same day, there will be a meeting of the Lake Placid Board of Education starting at
5:30 pm.
I mentioned awhile back that we have first time home owner packets from the
Essex County Housing Assistance Program available at the town offices. For
anyone serious about true home ownership, the program offers assistance in
obtaining grants to offset closing costs and other useful information. I will work
with any town resident that is interested in learning more about this program.
I am very sad to see that Adirondack Health is still moving ahead with closing the
Lake Placid Dental Care Facility. It is stated that approximately 2,000 patients will
be affected. Sadly, filling this gap will be a real challenge. Be it the Dental Clinic or
the potential closure of the Lake Placid Emergency Room, I am surprised there are
not more citizens calling for at least one public meeting on these issues. In fact,
as part of any closure, the New York State Department of Health should require
the Hospital leadership to meet with the general public. Even the local press has
had to do Freedom of Information Law requests to try to get more information.
Stay tuned on this.

Well Friends, that’s all for this week. See you around town. –Roy Holzer