The State Elections Enforcement Commission has dismissed most of the complaints brought against the town by Sensible Wilton regarding the vote for the Miller-Driscoll renovation project. The vote on the $50-million project took place after a Special Town Meeting on Sept. 23, 2014 and the adjourned vote on Sept. 27, 2014. The margin of approval was a narrow 27 votes on a 17% turnout. The final tally was 979-952.
The commission presented its findings and conclusions at a meeting on Tuesday, June 16.
In three separate complaints, Alex Ruskewich, filing for Sensible Wilton, alleged:
- The town used public money to pay for electioneering in the form of a “Vote Yes” flyer that was widely distributed;
- The town used public money to hold information sessions about the project on “parent nights” at schools on Sept. 10 and 17, and used those sessions to advocate for a “yes” vote;
- The town placed a notice on the town-hosted PTA calendar reading “Vote for Miller-District [sic] Renovation!”