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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE TOWN OF BOLTON

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.

Sincerely,
Rodney Fournier
First Selectman
Town of Bolton

Previous Press Release: 07.10.24
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Raffles/Bazaars/Bingo Permits

As of January 1, 2018, in accordance with Public Act 17-231, each Municipality will be responsible for the permitting and enforcement of all bingo games, Bazaars and Raffles taking place in their town.  
 
All applications must be returned to the Town of Bolton - Selectman's Office in person.
 
Bazaar and Raffle Permit Types

Bazaars

Bazaar permits are issued to qualifying non-profit organizations wishing to run a bazaar in town.  Bazaar permit application fees are on a per day basis.  Examples of bazaar games are 50/50s, tea cup and blower ball games.

After each bazaar has been permitted and completed, a verified statement to include gross receipts, expenses, net profit and prizes awarded is to be filed by the organization at the end of the next succeeding month.  

Bazaar Application and Statement of Active Members for Bazaar
 
Bazaar Verified Statement - to be filled out after event
 
Bazaar Application Sample with Instructions

Bingo

Bingo registrations are issued to qualifying non-profit organizations. Upon receiving their initial registration, they can apply for any of the following bingo permits:  The following bingo permits may be applied for:
Weekly(annual), Monthly(annual), Temporary Single Event(2 per year), Senior(one time), Parent Teacher Organization(annual)

Individual PIN Operator registrations are issued to all individuals associated with the qualified non-profit organizations that wish to work at any bingo event.

After each event has been permitted and completed, the non-profit is required to file a financial return within 10 days providing pertinent event information to include the gross receipts, prizes awarded and net profit of which a payment of 5% of the net profit will be paid to the municipality.

Bingo Permit Application 
 
Bingo Application Sample with Instructions 
 
Bingo Pin Application with Notice of Statement

Raffles

Raffle permits are issued to qualifying non-profit organizations wishing to run a raffle in town.  There are various classes of raffle permits which are based on factors such as length of time tickets will be sold and the aggregate value of prizes to be awarded.  The application fees differ for each raffle permit type.  Examples of raffles are cash prizes, duck race, cow chip.

After each raffle has been permitted and completed, a verified statement to include gross receipts, expenses, net profit and prizes awarded is to be filed by the organization at the end of the next succeeding month.   

Raffle Permit Application and Statement of Applicant
 
Raffle Application Sample with Instructions
 
Raffle Verified Statement