SUPERVISORS REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 5-26-2023
As I wrote this week’s report I thought about the amount of work our town team does in anticipation of Memorial Day. As part of the seasonal tasks, placing our Home Town Hero Banners throughout Wilmington has become the Hallmark of Memorial Day weekend in Wilmington. This year alone, a total of 54 Home Town Hero Banners adorn the streets of our community. I would like to thank our Parks Crew for getting this job done and Michelle Preston for organizing the banner project.
As many are aware, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. We use the Memorial Day date as a timeline to place all our hometown banners up for the summer. Memorial Day is a very solemn day of observance. As a youth, my grandmother, Joyce Hardy Ormsby would always remind me of the reasons behind the day. It had a very real and personal meaning for her as her youngest brother Philip Hardy was killed at the age of 23 in the Solomon Islands during World War II. Sadly, her story is all too real for many families across our town, state and nation.
The week of May 21st through the 27th has been designated National EMS Week. Thank You to all our EMS personnel for their service and dedication. We owe you all much gratitude.
Congratulations to all our area college graduates! Our workforce is ready for you. Best of luck to whatever the path you choose.
Please note that the Wilmington Landfill Hours are Tuesdays & Thursdays 11 to 5 and Saturdays 8 to 4. The landfill will be open regular hours this Saturday.
Planning Ahead, The Wilmington–Whiteface Whiskey Run Festival will be held on June 17th. Now in its 6th year, the event has been growing in popularity. Please go to www.adkwhiskeyrun.com for more information.
Donations are still being accepted to hire entertainment for the 2023 Summer Concert Series at our town beach. Every Thursday evening during the months of July and August, free entertainment is available for the public. The bands on the other hand cost money. Any donations are graciously welcomed. For those that wish to donate, please make checks payable to the Town of Wilmington and write concerts in memo section of check.
On Saturday June 24, 2023 at 10 am, The New York State Citizen Preparedness Training program will take place at the Essex County Fair Grounds in Westport. This training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or manmade disaster. This event is available to Essex County residents and is brought to you in conjunction with Essex County Emergency Services, Sheriffs and Health Department. One must register in advance. Please go to www.prepare.ny.gov to register.
On Wednesday May 31st, the town board will be meeting at 4pm for our regular work session. The work session is held in the Community Center.
Well folks, that’s all for this week. See you around town. – Roy Holzer