Letter to the editor: A positive impact in the village of Wilton

By MORGAN MARTIN | Wilton Village Board Trustee

I would really like to share the good news that is occurring in our village of Wilton. There is so much negativity surrounding our small community as of late; it is disappointing to constantly hear those reports instead of all the positives. 

For instance, despite what is being gossiped around our communities, our village clerk, Leigha Barton, has continued to make a positive impact in Wilton. She has advanced our village toward more modern and progressive, technology-appropriate programs. This includes our new village website and a new program that allows residents to pay bills online. With our rising sewer costs and the understanding of the financial burden that will be put on residents, Leigha took the initiative to start looking into ways, we as a board, could give back to the community with the current amenities. For example, the upgrades subsequently made at our local pool and campground.

 Leigha is from out of state and relocated her entire family here. She knew nothing of our previous Wilton Wood Turtle Day Festival; however, she navigated through all the challenges presented regarding the festival to prepare and execute a successful Wilton Fest. Not to mention, she has accomplished all these feats (and more!), while enduring criticism left and right from community members and being blasted in the local newspaper.

As Tim stated so eloquently last week, what is being shared is a gross misrepresentation of the facts. I want you to know there IS good occurring in our village of Wilton, and I encourage you to listen for that instead of focusing on all the negativities. 

Note from retired publisher Karen Parker: We are not certain what you are referring to as “a gross misrepresentation of the facts.” If that is something that appeared in this publication, our policy always has been to run corrections when presented with new facts. Please, feel free to share that information.

Also, whatever positive things may be happening in Wilton, they do not cancel out the board’s failure to follow state law on public notices. Transparency in government should not be an afterthought.

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