Hal Clark to step down from Board of Selectmen

Republican Second Selectman Hal Clark announced Monday he would retire from his post as he prepares to move out of Wilton next month. He will remain a member of the board until Nov. 30, he said, at which point the Republican Town Committee will appoint a new selectman.

Citing family concerns, he said he will be moving out of Wilton so long as the sale of his home closes on Nov. 14, as he expects it will.

“It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was the right one for my family,” he said at Monday’s Board of Selectmen meeting.

Mr. Clark has held a number of extra positions as a selectman during his nine-year tenure, First Selectman Bill Brennan said Monday, with his most recent as chairman of the Wilton Security Task Force.

He was first elected to the Board of Selectmen in 2005, and has served four consecutive terms in that role.

With big grins, Selectmen Jim Saxe, Ted Hoffstatter, and Dick Dubow all said they were disappointed to hear of Mr. Clark’s retirement.

“You know, you’ve always been my favorite,” Mr. Hoffstatter said.