Located 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”.
THE TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY.
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY 2/8 HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10TH.
The Voluntown Recreation Commission has two programs that are starting up soon.
Wednesday’s, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and March 2, 9, 2016
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Voluntown Elementary School Library
Ages 16 and up
Adult Recreation Volleyball
Where: Voluntown Elementary School Gym
When: Thursday’s, Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31st
Time: 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Where: Voluntown Baptist Church
When: Monday’s, January 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00 pm
Ages 16 and up
$30 Voluntown residents, $40 non residents
Cathy Rubin, the Library Director at the Voluntown Public Library, has worked with library staff and The Friends of the Library to set up a GoFundMe page. Through this page it is hoped to raise the $250,000 needed to match grant funding for a wanted library addition. The link below will direct to the GoFundMe page which contains more information and a great video. Remember, even a little donation helps towards achieving the goal.
A committee has been set up by the Selectmen to plan the design and research a final cost estimate for a library addition. This committee will report to the Selectmen when finished, then the project will be proposed to the town for vote.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is currently in need of 2 volunteers to serve as Alternates. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets an average of 2 times a year. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office.
From the Voluntown Registrar’s Office:
The 2016 Connecticut Presidential Primaries will be held on Tuesday, April 26. A voter must be registered as a democrat to vote in the democratic primary, or a republican to vote in the republican primary. A voter registered as independent or unaffiliated can not vote in a primary. Any party switching must be done by January 26, 2016. An unaffiliated voter, has until the Monday before the primary to register with a party.
If you are unsure as to what party you are currently registered with, you can check easily using the Secretary of State’s Office Voter Registration Lookup tool, or you can contact the Registrar’s Office.
The Board of Selectmen are looking to appoint two people to the Representative Advisory Board to Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority (SCWA). This is a two-year term and if you are interested, contact the Selectmen’s Office at 860-376-5880.