Letter: Well done, Sensible Wilton

To the Editors:
Congratulations, Sensible Wilton, and its supporters who spoke at the recent Board of Selectmen meeting detailing its documented evidence of state election law violations by the town of Wilton prior to the Miller-Driscoll renovation vote. They were spot on in uncovering how the proponents of the Miller-Driscoll renovation illegally used intra-school communications, meetings, marketing, and stacked committee members to affect a vote in their favor. They deliberately targeted a subset of the Wilton voting public thus disenfranchising the rest of Wilton voters. I would like to add that the majority of the Miller-Driscoll Building Committee did not sign required ethics pledges until the week before the vote.
On the other side, there were no non-town affiliated parents who voted for the renovation who spoke, but rather the elite of the Wilton town establishment past and present, lawyers, board, and town committee members. Rather than apologize and suggest remedies for the breaking of state election laws, they resorted to imaginary and untrue references of Sensible Wilton and its followers accusing town volunteers of “putting personal rather than public interest first,” “if all volunteers left, it would cost the town a hundred million dollars,” “people had to be on Mars not to know.”
I know a lot of Wilton citizens who would like to volunteer for committee roles but we are rejected and disenfranchised because we do not “tow the line” for increasing taxes in Wilton on an exponential basis. I also know a lot of people who were still on this planet who did not know of a $50-million referendum.
We look forward to the State Election Enforcement Commission’s determination of this illegal referendum in the months to come. In the meantime, the town of Wilton has been put on notice. Sensible Wilton and its advocates for fiscal and lawful responsibility are alive and well.
Kevin Hickey
Black Alder Lane, Feb. 21