Wilton town budget and capital projects pass

Following the conclusion of voting on Saturday, May 10, the overall town budget, which includes both municipal and school budgets, as well as the five capital bonding projects, passed handily.

Voter turnout was low — 9.6% — with 1,074 voters casting ballots. There are 11,236 eligible voters in Wilton, according to the registrars of voters. Because turnout was below 15%, the budget passed automatically.

The numbers were as follows:

FY 2015 Budget: 668 Yes; 372 No, too high; 17 No, too low.

Purchase of a new fire truck: 853 Yes, 204 No.

Road Restoration: 885 Yes, 170 No.

Comstock Community Center Renovations: 577 Yes, 486 No.

Ambler Farm Improvements: 619 Yes, 437 No.

School Security Upgrades: 695 Yes, 359 No.

The Board of Selectmen's total budget is $31,766,767. The total school budget is $78,401,125.

The new mill rate will be 26.5132.

An expanded story will appear in Thursday's Bulletin.