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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3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Sponsored by the Voluntown Recreation Commission

3on3The Voluntown Recreation Commission is sponsoring a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament to be held at the new Gates Street basketball court on Oct 11 & 12.

Registration forms are now available online. 

 

Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30PM

A Special Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30 PM to consider and act on the following item:

1.  To authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the Secretary of the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management to remove the Town from eligibility under the Urban Act and seek eligibility under the Small Town Economic Assistance Program.

See the notice here.

Board of Assessment Appeals – September Motor Vehicle Meeting

TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN

Board of Assessment Appeals

September meeting

The Board of Assessment Appeals will conduct hearings for Motor Vehicle assessments at the date and time listed below. Applications are available in the Assessor’s office Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Meeting date and time schedule is as follows:

 Tuesday September 16th 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Voluntown Town Hall, conference room

115 Main Street, Voluntown, CT

Please note that the Board changes errors made by the Assessor. The statutes state that the Assessor “shall use average retail value,” regardless of condition.

Board of Assessment Appeals

Gil Grimm, Chairman

 

To request a hearing with the Board of Appeals complete a BAA Application Form

Connecticut Water Advisory for SDC Water System in Voluntown

Connecticut Water is advising customers of the SDC Water System on 10 Rod Road, Lakeside Terrace, Tanglewood Drive, and Valley Drive in Voluntown to boil their tap water before using it for drinking, cooking, food preparation, reconstituting baby formula or using for any purpose where it will be consumed, or customers may use bottled water for these purposes.
- See more at: http://www.ctwater.com/en/News/Service%20Updates.aspx#sthash.CflKIjpI.dpuf

Seasonal Flu/Pneumonia Immunization Clinic

There will be an adult seasonal flu/pneumonia clinic on October 6, 2014 at the Voluntown Firehouse, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For more information please call the Town Clerk’s office at 860-376-4089.

T-Shirt Fundraiser for Gates Street Basketball Fund

The Voluntown Recreation Commission is selling ‘It’s a Voluntown Thing’ t-shirts for a limited time only. All proceeds are going into the Gates Street Basketball Fund to help cover the costs of the basketball court project. Please go here for more information and to place your order!

Voluntown T-shirt fundraiser

A Reminder from the Tax Collector: August 2nd Last Day to Pay Taxes Without Interest

Just a reminder the last day to pay taxes (real estate, personal property and motor vehicle) is August 2. I will be in my office Thursday (7/31) and Friday (8/1) from 9 am to 2 pm. I will also be in my office on Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon. If you are mailing your payment, the envelope must be postmarked on or prior to 8/2 (Not the date of the check). If you are making payment after 8/2 please call for the amount due (tax plus interest). Interest is calculated at 1.5% per month back to the due date of July 1, so if you make payment on 8/15 3% interest will be added to your bill.

Maria Morell,
Tax Collecter

 

Republican Primary Absentee Ballots Now Available

Republican Primary Absentee ballots are now available at the Town Hall for the election being held on Tuesday, August 12. For more information on Absentee Voting, and to see if you qualify, refer  HERE.

Notice of Public Hearing & Notice of Special Town Meeting

An Informational Public Hearing will be held on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6PM at the Voluntown Town Hall to discuss the Solar Energy Project between CEFIA Holdings LLC, CT Solar Lease, and the Voluntown Elementary School.  Please refer to the official Notice here.

A Special Town Meeting will be held immediately following the Public Hearing scheduled for 6PM on Monday, August 4, 2014. Please refer to the official Notice here for more information.