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July 19, 2024

Dear Bolton Residents,

I wanted to reach out personally today to provide the most up to date information on the tax issue that we are all affected by. Earlier this week the Ad Hoc Committee that was formed by the Board of Selectmen met. At that meeting they determined that more legal issues needed to be vetted and they asked the Town Attorney to work on finding answers to those issues. Individual members of the Committee have worked with staff and the administration to collect the information necessary to make progress toward a resolution. In addition to the Town Attorney, we are consulting CT OPM, the town’s auditor and our IT provider. The Committee will hold its second meeting on Monday July 22, at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall. They will be working on creating a work plan to continue progress toward resolving the issue. This meeting will be in person and virtual. The agenda is posted on the town’s website. We will continue to provide information as it becomes available. I know that many of you are frustrated but what appears to be a simple issue is much more complex than it seems on the surface. I ask that you continue to exercise patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve the issues for all our residents.

Rodney Fournier
First Selectman
Town of Bolton

Previous Press Release: 07.10.24

Town Seal

TOWN SEAL:  Adoption


Adopted:  February 1, 1970


The Town of Bolton hereby adopts and provides itself with the Seal herein after set forth and described, which Seal shall be the Seal of the Town of Bolton and shall contain the name of the Town and of the State and shall have the word “seal” inscribed thereon.


Any prior Town Seal heretofore adopted and provided by the Town of Bolton is hereby repealed and the Seal hereinafter set forth shall be the official Seal of the Town of Bolton, commencing on the first day of February, 1970.


The Seal is described as follows:  The design being the prize winning Commemorative Coin for the 250th Anniversary – the side designed for the Seal.  The outer rim gives the date of incorporation.  The top of the inner circle “shows the Hartford Mountains” (as the town was first known) and the rising sun with water at its base depicting our lakes.  On one side of a scroll stands Joshua, son of Uncas, as he bequeaths the lands of Bolton to the early settlers on the other side of the scroll.  Within the scroll are symbols for farming (plow), industry (water wheel), beauty (fruit branch), service to country (rifle and sword) and an acorn symbolizing growth and solidarity.