It seemed as though it didn’t matter if you spoke for or against the fiscal year 2017 budget at Wilton’s Annual Town Meeting May 3. Either way, you got a comparable round of applause from the crowd that more than half-filled the Clune Center auditorium.
This speaks to the broad range of feelings Wilton’s people have towards their local government, their town, and their money. As Ray Moskow said, “I’ve heard arguments on both sides for 46 years, and this year, I’ve never heard so many.”
By the end of the evening, which ran from 7:30 to 10:45, after hours of comments and two failed attempts to reduce spending, the budget remained as presented for voters to approve or disapprove. Voting began Tuesday evening and will continue Saturday, May 7, from 9 to 6, at the Clune Center.