First selectman, residents discuss wide variety of topics

Around 11 residents joined First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice for the first-ever Lunches with Lynne event at Wilton Town Hall the afternoon of Tuesday, July 19.

During the hour-and-a-half sit-down, Vanderslice and guests discussed a wide variety of topics over lunch, including roads, taxes, housing and Wilton Center.

One resident suggested putting flags along the bridge to Wilton Center to catch people’s attention and attract some to see what the center has to offer. Another resident inquired about an unkempt house in town. Others voiced concerns about road conditions in certain areas.

Vanderslice discussed residents’ complaints and concerns and was also able to provide insight on things like the town’s blight ordinance and Department of Public Works (DPW).

For example, Vanderslice explained that because DPW employees are so busy in the winter time, many do not use their paid time off until the summer, which is why there’s less DPW activity in the warmer months.

The next Lunches with Lynne event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 23, noon to 1:30, in Room B of Wilton Town Hall, 238 Danbury Road. Lunches with Lynne is for residents to discuss ideas, concerns and questions about Wilton with the first selectman.

Additional dates will be posted on the town website,