New sound system at high school field

Selectmen recently approved a request made by Wilton Warrior Football Boosters, the Wilton Lacrosse Association, and Wilton Youth Field Hockey to purchase and install a new sound system at the Wilton High School football stadium.

At their regular meeting April 18, First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice said, “All costs related to this would be borne by those three groups.” Wilton’s Parks and Recreation Commission had already OK’d the purchase and forwarded it to the Board of Selectmen for its approval.

“I have not gone to the games myself, but I’ve heard numerous complaints that the system is pretty bad,” Vanderslice said.

Selectman David Clune, a youth lacrosse coach himself, said, “This will be an improvement.”

Parks and Recreation Director Steve Pierce told The Bulletin, “They’re looking for more clarity on the system.”

“They’re looking to upgrade the system for more music playing and stuff like that,” he said.

At the April 18 meeting, Selectman Dick Dubow had concerns about volume.

“That that would be subject to our current noise ordinance — that would be my only concern,” Dubow said.

Vanderslice answered him, “Yes, and they actually say that it will be lower than what it’s currently at now, which would be an improvement also.”

“It’s meant to be locked at a volume below maximum,” Clune said.

Satisfied, Dubow said, “I’ll make a motion to approve, with gratitude to the three associations for their gift.”

He was seconded by Clune, and the selectmen voted all in favor.

Pierce told The Bulletin the system has not yet been purchased.