A discussion over funding Wilton Library dominated the public comment period of a sparsely attended Board of Finance public hearing Tuesday evening, March 27. The hearing held at Middlebrook School auditorium, to air the Board of Selectmen’s budget, drew fewer than a dozen attendees beyond a group there specifically to support the library.
Board of Finance chair Jeff Rutishauser gave an overview of the town’s financial condition, which is solid. However there is a gap of $2.3 million required by the Board of Education and Board of Selectmen’s budgets beyond current tax collections. That must be made up either through a tax increase or budget decreases.