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The Town of Bolton is seeking a Town Constable and/or Animal Control Officer (the offices can be combined or remain individual offices) to be appointed until Town Meeting 2018. An appointed Constable does not have to be a resident of the town, and a $500 annual stipend is included in the budget dependent on voter approval. Statutory duties of the Town Constable include:

  • Kill injured deer (10 V.S.A. § 4749);
  • Assist the health officer in the discharge of his or her duties (18 V.S.A. § 617);
  • Serve as a district court officer (24 V.S.A. § 296); and
  • Remove disorderly persons from town meeting (17 V.S.A. § 2659).

An Animal Control Officer would be responsible for addressing all animal control issues and concerns, and for enforcement of the Town Ordinance for the Control of Dogs.

Interested persons should contact the Bolton Town Office, and provide contact information and any relevant experience. Thank you.

November 8, 2017 

To all Bolton dog owners and/or dog sitters (if you are neither, please disregard this notice):
It has come to our attention through both unofficial notification and officially filed animal complaint forms, that there is a chronic problem with “uncontrolled”/ “at large” dogs in Bolton.
Allowing dogs to run at large is in direct violation of Section 4: RUNNING AT LARGE, of Bolton’s Town Ordinance for the Control of Dogs:
• “No owner or keeper shall permit a domestic dog or wolf-hybrid owned by him/her under his/her keeping to run at large” (see definition below).
Dogs found to be running at large can be impounded (Section 8), and/or fines assessed against the owner of up to $500 (Sections 13 – 18).
If you take care that you and your dog/s are in compliance with the town ordinance, thank you.
If you and your dog/s are not in compliance with the town ordinance, action will be taken. This situation will not be allowed to continue for the health and safety of all residents and their pets, and we will be evaluating the need to implement a strict “leash law” in Bolton.
Property owners with rental property – thank you for sharing this critical information with your tenants.
 The Bolton Select Board
“’Uncontrolled’ or ‘At Large’ shall mean a dog or wolf-hybrid that is off the premises of the owner or keeper, and not under the control of the owner or keeper, a member of his or her immediate family, or an agent of the owner, either by leash, cord, chain, or other reasonable means of restraint, and not lawfully engaged in hunting with the owner or keeper, so that all times the dog or wolf-hybrid may be prevented from causing damage, disturbance or annoyance.”

The Town of Bolton has adopted a “Policy for the Collection of Delinquent Taxes.”  The purpose of the policy is to establish clear guidelines so that all delinquent taxpayers are treated fairly and know what to expect.  The policy is available for review here.

Notice from AOT

The Agency of Transportation, through its contractor, Morvan Painting Corporation, is performing bridge conditioning work on Bridge #37 over Joiner Brook on US Route 2 in Bolton. Part of this work will include the removal of deteriorated paint which has been determined to contain lead, and must be treated as hazardous waste.  For this reason, a contingency and emergency response plan has been implemented.  The hazardous waste will be kept on site in fifty-five gallon drums until it is removed by a licensed waste disposal company.  The paint chips in the drums should not present a hazard to the public or the environment. The project will mobilize this week (week of October 22, 2017) and work for this season will be completed on Friday, November 17, 2017.  At that point AOT will determine if additional work needs to be completed in the spring of 2018. Any questions regarding the contingency plan can be directed to the Hazardous Materials and Waste Coordinator, AOT, at 802-250-4666









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