What a week! In an effort to be upfront and transparent of my personal choice in
filling a vacant seat on the town council, I created some issues for my fellow town
board members. I sincerely apologize to each and every one of them for this. I
stand by my position and reasons for my views. However, maybe I could have
worded myself better.
The Town Board did meet on Thursday August 18 th with over 40 people from the
community attending the special meeting. Michelle Preston was appointed to fill
Paula McGreevy’s unexpired term. This term expires the end of next year and
anyone else interested in seeking this seat or others can start circulating a
nominating petition early next year.
I want to remind everyone that this Saturday August 20 th starting at 1 pm the
Wilmington Bicentennial Parade will kick off by the Little Super Market and will
end at Steinhoff’s. The judge’s stand will be at the Rt. 86 and Rt. 431 intersection
at the Town Sign. A great location to see the parade. Special Thanks to Tina Terry
Preston for organizing all aspects of this event.
Following the parade, At 3 pm, the 8 th Annual Wilmington Get Together will kick
off at the Town Beach. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, drinks will be provided. People are
invited to bring a favorite dish to share. Highlighting the event will be two
separate musical performances. Vince DuBois will kick it off at 3 pm followed by
the band “Movin On. There will even be a Bounce House for the Children. If
anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact Sadie Hozley at 518-586-
The Essex County Department of Public Works will be conducting a speed and
vehicle count on Bonnieview Road in the very near future. The traffic device has
the ability to track vehicle speed and will assist the county on road speed, passing
lanes and enforcement. Also on Bonnieview Road, we were able to get the
county to fill in several pot holes on that road that were creating traffic hazards.
Please note that the Essex County Fair is in full swing. The Fair is open daily and
operates now until August 21 st . Check it out.
The Town of Wilmington is accepting bids from contractors to remove garbage
and debris from a vacant structure. Debris consist of cardboard and raw garbage.

Proof of insurance is required. Deadline for interested parties to make a proposal
is Friday September 9, 2022 for more information, please contact the Supervisors
office at 518-946-7179
For this week’s History bit, I would like residents to know that Wilmington’s Story,
The First 200 Years Book will be available for sale at the Wilmington Get Together
by the Historical Society. The 44 page book captures the details of Wilmington’s
Journey through time. Some of the main contributors of the book will also be
available to autograph books as well.
Finally, I wanted to Thank Doug Dreissigacker for restoring the lettering of the
Francis Betters memorial stone at the town bridge. Very thoughtful and much
That’s all for this week my friends. See you around town. –Roy Holzer