Letter to the editor: Wilton Village Board needs to improve transparency


At the monthly meeting on Oct. 10, no public comments were allowed. There was not a list of the bills that the board reviewed — in the past, this list was available to the people who attended. Since they have moved the meetings to the gym, we can’t hear many of the things being discussed on the stage —can’t microphones be used or move the board to the floor level, which would help a little with being able to hear — or do you not want us to hear anything? 

 The board changed the bank they will deal with from Wilton to Mauston — sad. 

When asked how filling the clerk’s position was going — it was stated that “we have a clerk.” It was noted that the present clerk was staying. Even after this job has been posted in area papers and on online employment sites and interviews had taken place. But yet the board never mentioned that the present clerk was staying in her position. At what rate of pay, we don’t know. Why was the public not informed of this decision? 

Are you trying to hide things from us? What else is going on that we don’t know about? 

I feel like I’m living in a dictatorship, where all the taxpayers in the village have to nod and agree with everything that you and the clerk dream up, even if it’s not the best thing for Wilton. I hope things can change and we get back to decency and normalcy on both sides!

Comments are closed.

  • Letter to the editor: Public education underfunded

    September 21st, 2023

    Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee considers all bills introduced in either house of the legislature for the appropriation of money for all state funded programs. “These bills shall be referred to the joint committee on finance before being passed into law,” according to the State Constitution. 

    Letter to the editor: The best is close to home

    August 31st, 2023

    Because I read this in the County Line, I emailed Jeff and Karyl Lanier, who live in Green Bay and who would be at the Packer game Saturday that Hunter Evenson, the music director at Brookwood, would be singing our National Anthem.

    Letter to the editor: The sneak in Wilton

    August 24th, 2023

    By LINDA BEIER | Wilton I hope the “sneak” in Wilton Is happy with their work As they prowl the streets […]

    Your Right to Know: Strike a balance on student privacy

    August 10th, 2023

    In recent years, public schools in Wisconsin and across the country have come under intense scrutiny. At issue are some of the most politically engaging, high-stakes issues of our time: what we teach children about race, gender and identity; how we police the line between free speech and anti-discrimination law; and the role of parents in shaping their children’s worldview. 

    Letter to the editor: Van Orden unfit for office

    August 1st, 2023

    Wisconsin Rep. Derrick Van Orden (District 3) has proven that he is unfit for public office.

  • Your Right to Know: Records case a win for public accountability

    June 30th, 2023

    When Madison Metropolitan School District communications director Tim LeMonds sued his employer in March to block release of a complaint against him, he claimed there would be grave repercussions if the public were allowed to see the allegations it contained.

    Letter to the editor: Home schooling, private schools provide better education

    June 30th, 2023

    I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Van Landuyt’s letter regarding public education.

    Letter to the editor: Defunding public schools

    May 17th, 2023

    The well-being and education of every child should be our top priority. Children are our legacy! Older generations retire as youth takes their rightful place in society. They are becoming our leaders and caregivers. 

    Letter to the editor: Empowering rural America

    May 17th, 2023

    Much like the 1930s, when rural people had to create their own path forward to have electricity, we are facing another challenge: the transition to clean energy.

    Your Right to Know: Bill to fix records problem deserves support

    May 16th, 2023

    A unanimous voice vote by the Wisconsin Senate on a piece of legislation is a rare occurrence. But that’s what happened on April 19, when state senators approved a bill to undo a decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding public records.

    Letter to the editor: What is abortion?

    April 20th, 2023

    Ever since the SCOTUS decision to end Roe, discussions of how this affects everyone have been rampant.

  • Archives