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 November 1st Board of Selectmen Meeting is cancelled.
The Voluntown Elementary School is hosting the 3rd Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly Celebration on November 11th in the VES Gymnasium. The breakfast and celebration is open to all Voluntown Residents that are Military Veterans or Active Duty. Breakfast is made by VES staff and faculty. RSVP is required. Please call the school at 860-376-2325 or contact Alycia Trakas at email@example.com .
Many local businesses and organizations are offering meals and discounts on or around Veterans Day for local Veterans. Please see the following link for an extensive list: http://www.voluntown.gov/veterans-day-local-businesses-and-organizations-honor-veterans/
Beach Pond Boat Launch Renovation Informational Meeting
The DEEP Boating Division will be holding a Beach Pond Boat Launch Informational Meeting on November 2, from 7-9PM at the Voluntown Fire House. This meeting is to inform the public on and answer any questions about the upcoming renovations to the boat launch located at 205 North Shore Rd, Voluntown.
The issue of crumbling foundations is spreading across the state. Currently there are no reported cases in Voluntown. If you are a Voluntown home owner and believe that you have a crumbling foundation, please contact the Selectmen’s office at 860-376-5880.
Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Draught Issued
A Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration has been issued for Connecticut due to a drought that began on August 2, 2016, USDA Farm Service and the Small Business Administration have released disaster assistance programs in all eight Connecticut Counties (Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland and Windham). For more information refer to the USDA Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet, and the SBA notice on Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available.
Wednesdays, October 12, 26, Nov. 2, 9th 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays, October 19 and Nov. 16th 5:45 – 6:45 pm
At the Voluntown Elementary School Library
Per class $7/resident, $10/non-resident
Registration Form (bring to class)
Mondays, Oct. 24- Dec 19 (skipping Oct 31), 6- 7pm
At the Voluntown Baptist Church
Per class $5/residents, $7/non- residents
Register at class
Trunk or Treat
October 31, 6-7PM, for kids in up to grade 8, at the Voluntown Elementary School parking lot.
Trunkers are needed! For more information, view here.
The First Selectman is seeking a Voluntown resident to volunteer to be appointed to the Cable Television Advisory Council of Southeastern Connecticut.
For more information on the advisory council, visit the CTACSC website.
Any resident who is interested in being appointed, may submit an appointment request letter to the BOS via firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL TOWN OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON NOVEMBER 8TH – ELECTION DAY.
THE TOWN HALL WILL ONLY BE OPEN AS A POLLING LOCATION
PLEASE NOTE: THE BUILDING/ZONING OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH. PLEASE CALL 860-376-3867 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ONE IN THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE AND THE BUILDING OFFICE DURING THE DAY FROM OCT. 18TH THRU THE 27TH. THE BUILDING OFFICIAL WILL BE HIS OFFICE DURING HIS REGULAR HOURS.
THE ASSESSOR WILL NOT BE IN HER OFFICE 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. ON NOVEMBER 1ST.
The Connecticut Department of Health has notified us that a EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) positive pool of mosquitoes was captured in Mt. Misery, Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown on 9/12/16. View September 21, 2016 press release from The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station here.
The following information is from the Connecticut Mosquito Management Program website.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Frequently Asked Questions
- Minimize time spent outdoors around dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- Be sure door and window screens are tight fitting and in good repair.
- Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods of time, or when mosquitoes are most active. Clothing should be light colored and made of tightly woven materials that keep mosquitoes away from the skin.
- Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in an unscreened structure and to protect small babies when outdoors.
- Consider the use of mosquito repellent, according to label instructions, when it is necessary to be outdoors.
- Caution should be taken when camping overnight, especially in areas near freshwater swamps. When camping outdoors in tents in other areas, make sure that your tent is equipped with mosquito netting and that repellent is used properly.
401 West Thames Street, Suite 106
Norwich, CT 06360-5450
After Business Hours: (860) 885-9739
Fax: (860) 887-7898
Dept. Email: email@example.com
Dept. Website: http://www.uncashd.org/