As it has in recent years, the town budget passed last week, not because it received a majority of yes votes — it did — but because fewer than 15% of Wilton’s voters turned out to cast a ballot. When voter turnout does not reach the 15% threshold, the budget passes automatically. This year the turnout was 9.6%. Wilton has 11,236 eligible voters.
For fiscal year 2015, the municipal budget will be $31,766,767, up 2.65% from the previous year. The total school budget will be $78,401,125, up 2.97%. The mill rate will increase 2.0146%, to 26.5132.