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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Request for Proposal

The Town of Voluntown requests proposals from qualified firms or individuals for professional and technical services required to prepare a 2018 Small Cities Community Development Program Application and provide administrative and technical support to implement activities including program income during the contract period, if approved. This RFP also includes selection for other Federal/State funding programs such as STEAP, Section 108, USDA, etc…that may be used to meet local community development and housing needs.

The selected contractor will be responsible for all phases of general program administration and compliance, under the Town’s direct supervision for approved projects, excluding funds disbursement, which will include such specific project administrative activities as Section 3, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Davis-Bacon compliance, housing rehabilitation and design and delivery if required, etc.

All Application Development and Submission and Citizen Participation activities necessary for the specific project submission must be included in the proposal.

Selection will be based on amount of Small Cities projects completed, experience of staff assigned, cost and any other factors deemed of benefit to the community.

Specific architectural and engineering services required for project activities are not being requested as part of this proposal.

Three copies of the proposal must be submitted to Tracey Hanson, First Selectman, Voluntown Town Hall, P.O. Box 96, 115 Main Street, Voluntown, CT 06384  no later than January 26th at 10 a.m.   Proposals must include the following information:

 

  1. proposed scope of work and project approach;
  2. detailed information of the firm’s background and experience in Federal/State funding, specific Small Cities CDBG Program experience is required;
  3. key staff assigned with resumes;
  4. proposed fee approach including a list of per diem rates by job category;
  5. each proposer must provide certification of insurance in the types and amounts specified by DECD Bulletin #94-003 within ten (10) days of selection by the Town.Additional information is available by contacting Tracey Hanson, First Selectman, 860-376-5880

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Senator Somers & Rep. Skulczyck Holding Town Hall Meeting in Griswold

Get Involved!!! Republican and Democrat Caucuses to be held Tomorrow, Saturday, January 13

Get involved!! Both The Democrat and Republican Caucuses are being held tomorrow (Sat, January 13) to nominate members to the Town Committees. Caucuses are open to any Voluntown resident who is registered Democrat or Republican. Voluntown registered Republican’s are invited to attend the Voluntown Republican Town Committee Caucus at 9:00 AM in the Town Hall Meeting Room. Voluntown Registered Democrats are invited to attend the Voluntown Democratic Town Committee Caucus at 1:00 PM in the Town Hall Meeting Room, with a DTC meeting to follow.

Holiday Closing

The Town Hall will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Town of Voluntown Seeking Part Time Tax Collector

The Town of Voluntown is seeking Part Time Tax Collector. This is an appointed 15-17 hour per week, non-union position with no benefits. Tuesday evening hours are required from 6-8PM. Salary is commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates should have the skills and knowledge generally acquired with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a closely related financial field and two years of increasingly responsible experience in collection, accounting, bookkeeping, or related financial work. Quality Data experience a plus.  Certification as a Connecticut Municipal Tax Collector desirable. As a condition of employment, the Tax Collector must be able to obtain and remain bonded.

Please send a resume with cover letter and application to: Board of Selectmen’s Office, PO Box 96 , Voluntown CT, 06384, or email to JZelinsky@voluntown.gov. Application can be printed from here, or picked up at Town Hall. Completed applications are due back to the Selectmen’s Office no later than Thursday, February 1.

To read the full job description and qualifications, click here.

Town of Voluntown Seeking Part Time Assessor

The Town of Voluntown is seeking a Part Time Assessor. This is an appointed 10-15 hour per week, non-union position with no benefits. Tuesday evening hours are required from 6-8PM. Salary is commensurate with experience. Must have CCMA (I or II) and ideal candidate would have knowledge of QDS & Vision Appraisal.

Please send a resume with cover letter and application to: Board of Selectmen’s Office, PO Box 96 , Voluntown CT, 06384, or email to JZelinsky@voluntown.gov. Application can be printed from here, or picked up at Town Hall. Completed applications are due back to the Selectmen’s Office no later than Thursday, February 1. 

To read the full job description and qualifications, click here.

Meals-On-Wheels Delivery Available to Voluntown Senior Residents

Serving persons sixty years and older and their spouses, Meals-on-Wheels delivery is available on a referral basis by the Visiting Nurse, Social Worker, Doctor office, Hospital, municipal agent, family, friends, and clients themselves. Meals are delivered to Voluntown residents Monday through Thursday with frozen meals provided for weekends. Meals provided are nutritionally balanced and within the guidelines of a no-added-salt and no-added-sugar diet. More info in the link below or contact Town Hall (860) 376-4089.

http://www.tvcca.org/food-nutriti…/senior-nutrition-program/

Board of Selectmen Meeting Cancelled, New Meeting Dates for 2018

The Board of Selectmen’s meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 19th is cancelled.

Starting in January, the Board of Selectmen will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7PM.

Planning and Zoning Commission Vacancies

The Planning and Zoning Commission has 2 vacancies. 

Full Voting Member Vacancy-Interested individual must be a registered Democrat or Independent Voter.

Alternate Vacancy-Interested individual must be a registered Republican or Independent Voter.

Planning and Zoning Commission meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in Voluntown Town Hall at 7:30PM

Please submit in writing a letter of interest to Voluntown Town Clerk, Pamela Theroux.