Letter: Are Wilton’s chickens coming home to roost?
To the Editors:
A dictionary definition of “chickens come home to roost”: “Bad or silly things done in the past are beginning to cause problems.”
So, are the chickens coming home to roost in Wilton? One wonders. Consider the following recently reported in our local papers regarding quality of life, taxes, and home sales: Zoning Commissioner Rogerson cites “the burdensome tax burden for our residency here…” “We are an auto-oriented community that's facing market obsolescence" and "the status-quo isn't working. "
"Finance Board accuses Likly of using scare tactics.”
"Wilton schools receive a B grade from state” whilst the superintendent requests a 2.38% increase for all school administrators.
According to town Realtors: "Wilton is a little out of whack, our taxes are too high. … people in their 40s … move out of town … sadly because of taxes" …once seniors graduate their parents "pack it up" not wanting “to pay these taxes anymore. "
“The median home sale price decrease is 29.7%.” Hmmm, wonder why many Wilton residents clamor for more modest town and BOE budgets, and answers as to the rationale (?) from those selectmen who voted for a 2.5% increase for the new first selectman?
Tamarack Place, March 21