Wilmington | Briefs

Town Meeting approves spending

Wilmington Town Meeting voters on May 5 approved an $86.43 million spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1, an increase of 8.2 percent over the current $79.87 million budget. Town Meeting also approved the purchase of about 20 acres of land at 9 Cross St. for recreational and field space; four new police cruisers; and a new pumper truck for the Fire Department. Major capital improvements also were approved, including new windows for the North Intermediate School, and roof repairs at the West Intermediate School, the Wildwood Early Childhood Development Center, and the town library. Brenda J. Buote