The results of an audit of the Parks and Recreation Department stirred up some questions at the Board of Finance meeting on Nov. 18. According to the report compiled by public accounting firm O\u2019Connor Davies, which conducted the special audit, \u201cthere have been several instances of the Parks and Recreation Department having various technology issues involving adequacy of bandwidth and fire wall security issues,\u201d which have \u201cimpacted the efficiency of the department.\u201d The report further states that the town of Wilton is \u201cin the process of updating the network for the Comstock building and will be updating the network feed.\u201d This surprised finance board member Al Alper. \u201cThe report talks about expanding the network \u2014 is that what we\u2019re doing the streets for? Are we linking up to Comstock?\u201d Mr. Alper asked, which Chief Financial Officer Sandy Dennies confirmed. \u201cThere was conduit put in under Route 7. We\u2019ve only put in the conduit as Yankee Gas is going in and putting in conduit,\u201d explained Ms. Dennies, who said the town is building trenches parallel to those of Yankee Gas. \u201cWe have conduit all the way to Comstock, so when the renovations are done, we need to be able to pull the fiber to get us better connected.\u201d Ms. Dennies said the plan is to \u201csolidify the connection\u201d between the Parks and Recreation and Finance departments next year, as well as a connection with New World, the system used to record all the non-sufficient funds and program replacement fees collected by the Parks and Recreation Department. \u201cAlso, in that track, we\u2019re going right by Merwin Meadows, and so it might be appropriate for us to put a line right over to the barns so that they can connect to New World right from Merwin Meadows,\u201d said Ms. Dennies. \u201cThe department would like to plan for a future point of sale at Merwin Meadows to reduce cash intake and encourage more credit use,\u201d Parks and Recreation Director Steve Pierce told The Bulletin. \u201cAs for Comstock, the town\u2019s IT director [John Savarese] is directly involved in the renovation project as a committee member and is overseeing any technological improvements to the facility.\u201d Mr. Pierce said the department\u2019s goal is to have \u201cat least two registration stations outside its office for the public to use when registering.\u201d Funds Ms. Dennies said $120,000 was approved for the fiber connectivity in the fiscal year 2015 capital budget. Mr. Alper questioned how it would cost only $120,000 to run conduit and fiber to Comstock when it cost the town close to $300,000 \u2014 although not all of it was spent \u2014 for the same type of project for Miller-Driscoll School. \u201cWe spent more to do a shorter run, so it cost more than $120,000 to get to Comstock \u2014 it has to be if it cost more than that to get to Miller-Driscoll,\u201d said Mr. Alper. \u201cThat\u2019s a tougher, longer run than we did to Miller-Driscoll.\u201d Mr. Alper asked Ms. Dennies to provide the board with details on funding for the Miller-Driscoll and Comstock projects. \u201cIt seems [like] Miller-Driscoll is shorter and easier, certainly from a vantage perspective \u2014 you\u2019re going up river, up Belden Hill, and you\u2019re right there, as opposed to up Route 7, under a bridge, through a brook, and over the hills,\u201d said Mr. Alper. \u201cIt seems to me that that should be more expensive \u2014 and maybe I\u2019m wrong, but I\u2019d like to see the cost [of] what we did for Miller-Driscoll, relative to what we\u2019re doing here.\u201d Mr. Alper said another reason he would like to see cost details is because he is \u201csurprised\u201d that the town is fiber-optically connecting to Comstock after the Board of Selectmen pulled a $1.6-million fiber-optic project from a bonding vote last year. \u201cWe killed the fiber project the last time because it wasn\u2019t feasible,\u201d he said, \u201cand now we\u2019re doing this and I\u2019m just shocked by it.\u201d Ms. Dennies said she would provide those details at the board\u2019s next meeting, scheduled for Monday, Dec. 22.