Welcome to Voluntown

town_sealLocated in the northeast corner of New London County, Voluntown is a rural community consisting of 39.8 square miles with two-thirds of the town made up of state forest. Pachaug State Forest offers many outdoor activities; such as hunting, camping, hiking and horseback riding. The town hall and library are located in the Village Center, along with the PreK-8 school, Constitution Field, the walking track, and gazebo. Voluntown was Incorporated in 1721 and has a rich history of textile mills, historic buildings, the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC Camp), folklore and was originally known as “Volunteer Town”.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AT HOME COVID-19 TEST DISTRIBUTION

Posted 1/18/22

COVID-19 At-home tests kits are now available through the Federal Government through this website https://www.covidtests.gov/. The kits are free (4 per household) and said to arrive in 7-12 days from date of request.

Planning & Zoning Commission- Alternate Vacancy

Posted 1/18/22

There is currently a Planning & Zoning Commission- Alternate vacancy. If interested, please send a letter of interest by mail to Planning & Zoning Department, Voluntown Town Hall, PO Box 96, Voluntown, CT 06384, or by email to schoquette@Voluntown.gov before February 9, 2022.

N95 Masks Available to Residents and Businesses Are Not Recalled Masks

It has come to our attention that residents believe that the teal/blue N95 masks that we have been distributing are part of a recall. They are not. The National Guard went through the stock of the state’s N95 masks before they were distributed to municipalities. They pulled all of the masks that were affected by the recall. It is not just the lot # on the mask that is part of the recall, but there is a number on the box too. If the number on the box did not match the box # on the recall list, then the masks are not part of the recall. Please see the document here that describes the recalled masks for more information.  This document also states that the masks that are affected by the recall, still work. 

We still have N95 masks at Town Hall available for residents. They are in a box by the front door.

If you are a business in town and would like some for employees, we have boxes of 20 available in the Selectmen’s office.

Forge Hill Bridge Reopens As a One Lane Bridge

THE FORGE HILL BRIDGE IS NOW OPEN AS A ONE LANE BRIDGE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRAFFIC PATTERN HAS BEEN CHANGED AT THE WYLIE SCHOOL RD/FORGE HILL RD/ NORTH SHORE ROAD INTERSECTION. IT IS NO LONGER A 2 WAY STOP, BUT IS NOW A THREE WAY STOP SO DRIVERS CAN PREPARE SAFELY FOR THE ONE LANE BRIDGE. PLEASE PROCEED ACCORDINGLY.

 

Town of Voluntown Snow and Ice Control Policy- Revised

At the 1/11/22 Board of Selectmen meeting, the Selectmen approved a revised Town of Voluntown Snow and Ice Control Policy. The Policy can be viewed here and found on the Public Works website page for future reference.

DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PARTY ENDORSED CANDIDATES

TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN

DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PARTY ENDORSED CANDIDATES

A certified list of 20 Democratic and 33 Republican party-endorsed candidates for the town of Voluntown for election as Members of the Town Committee At-Large is on file in my office at 115 Main Street, Voluntown, CT and copies are available for public distribution.  The number of Democratic Town Committee Members to be elected, under party rules, is 20 and the number of Republican Town Committee Members to be elected, under party rules, is 35.

A Primary will be held March 1, 2022, if 5 Democratic candidacies and/or 9 Republican candidacies (which is at least 25% of the number of town committee members to be elected by such party in the municipality) are filed in accordance with 9-382 to 9-450, inclusive, of the General Statutes, by persons other than party-endorsed candidates, not later than 4:00p.m. of January 26, 2022, provided the number of such candidacies plus the number of endorsed candidates, exceeds the number of town committee members to be elected.  (If the number of opposing candidacies filed is reduced to less than 25%, no primary will be held.)  Petition forms, instructions and information concerning the procedure for filing opposing candidacies, may be obtained from Joyce Melgey, Democratic Registrar of Voters or Belinda Weise, Republican Registrar of Voters, Town Hall, 115 Main Street, Voluntown, CT.

Dated at Voluntown, CT this 11th of January, 2022.

Pamela E. Theroux, CCTC

Voluntown Town Clerk

Republican Town Committee

Democratic Town Committee

Town Hall Offices Closed Monday, January 17

All Town Hall Offices are closed on Monday, January 17, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Events of Note


 



COVID-19 vaccination and booster events have been scheduled in our area. More information: http://www.voluntown.gov/covid-19/


SUPPLEMENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE TAX BILLS

 

SUPPLEMENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE TAX BILLS WERE MAILED ON 12/28/21.  THEY WILL BE PAYABLE ONLINE BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2022.  THE BILLS ARE DUE BY 2/1/2022 WITHOUT INTEREST.  THANK YOU!