WILTON — Property taxes for the coming year are expected to remain the same if the proposed budget is passed as written during the annual Town Meeting on Monday.

Voters will consider a $2.92 million town budget, up 1 percent from the current one of $2.89 million, but the increase should be offset by other revenue and money from the undesignated fund account, according to Town Manager Rhonda Irish.

The amount raised from property taxes would remain at $1.78 million, the same as last year, she said. The current rate is $15.30 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

The budget includes $56,250 to be spent over the next four years on reappraising property. If passed, the new property values would go into effect in 2016, Irish said.

The four proposed ordinances would regulate property maintenance, fireworks, “disorderly property” and recycling.

The property maintenance ordinance proposal, which was debated at length at a previous selectmen’s meetings, would create a required minimum level of upkeep, including keeping the yard free of trash and debris.


The disorderly property ordinance proposal would create a system of police response to complaints about disorderly conduct when then come repeatedly from the same properties.

The proposed recycling ordinance was designed to update town recycling regulations to conform with the new single-stream facility and prevent outsiders from using the facility to dispose of waste not generated in Wilton.

The fireworks ordinance draft was created in response to concerns from residents about fireworks safety. It would require fireworks permits in any situation that also would require a burn permit.

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252
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