SATURDAY, May 11, 2:46 p.m.–“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” – Thomas Jefferson
GOOD afternoon, Wilton! Town center is bustling with people. Donations are being collected for homeless veterans at the American Legion, residents are excitedly picking out plants at the Garden Club’s annual plant sale, and children are happily waving thank yous to driver’s stopped at crosswalks as they pass by. Venturing further out of town, there are runners, joggers, and bikers enjoying the gorgeous sunshine.
Wilton’s FY2020 Budget Vote continues and the Clune Center has been busy, as well, with a steady stream of people. According to registrar of voters Karen Birck, as of 1 p.m. 677 votes had been cast, which includes 200 previously cast votes from Tuesday’s town meeting.
There is always a lot at stake with the town budget because it sets how town funds will be spent, and how much property tax residents will pay. Please come down to the Clune Center and make a difference: VOTE!!!
To avoid the automatic passing of the budget, 15% of eligible voters must turn out to vote. This amounts to 1,800 of the approximate 12,000 registered voters. There are no lines and it takes less than five minutes from start to finish. The polls are open until 6 p.m..
Keep up the great work. See you soon!