Though she recommended they not, Wilton\u2019s selectmen voted at their board meeting on Dec. 7 to increase First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice\u2019s salary by 2.5%. This brought annual compensation for the position from $136,108 up to $139,511, and Vanderslice has pledged to donate the difference \u00a0\u2014 $3,403 \u2014 to the town each year. Vanderslice told The Bulletin, \u201cI had a number of reasons for my recommendation. Most significantly, the granting of a raise was inconsistent with the ideas and principles I put forth to the voters during the election. \u201cWhen the Board of Selectmen members returned from executive session and stated they had approved a 2.5% raise, I informed them I would be returning the amount to the town. \u201cThe raise is now a permanent component of my compensation, thus I need to return it each year,\u201d she said.