Officials explain rise in tax rate
Wilton property owners see ‘significant’ change in bills
WILTON – More than half of the town’s more than 8,000 property owners saw a significant change in their tax bills, including many who had an unexpected big rise.
That rise was a surprise because residents had received a letter outlining preliminary findings, and were invited to discuss those changes. Only 28 people did. In many cases, the tax bill was much different from the earlier estimate.
"We’ve had a number of unhappy people come in," Selectman Chairman Kermit Williams said Monday evening.
To get answers, the selectmen invited the state Department of Revenue Administration to attend and explain what had happened. Town assessor Todd Hayward and two DRA representatives, Municipal and Property Director Stephan Hamilton and Josephine Belville, attended the meeting.