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”.
Due to the pending storm, the Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday, January 27th. All meetings are cancelled including the V/S Transfer Station Commission meeting on Wednesday, January 28th.
The Voluntown Recreation Commission has several free programs to offer residents this January.
Adult Volleyball For Voluntown residents ages 18 and up. Meets in the Voluntown Elementary School gymnasium from 7-8:30PM on the following Tuesday evenings: Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 17, 24, and March 3. No pre-registration is required. If enough people show up, there will be 2 games playing simultaneously- one noncompetitive and one competitive. There is no fee.
Saturday Basketball Program for Kids Open to all Voluntown kids in grades 1-8. This program starts on Saturday, January 17, and ends on March 7th. There are no attendance requirements. For grades 1-4, the program is designed to be a noncompetitive way to introduce young children to the sport of basketball. For grades 5-8, kids will be split up into teams and play a game every week. There is no fee involved, but your child is recommended to bring his/her own basketball, a youth size 27.5, if possible. The following is the timetable for each grade:
9-10AM Grades 1+2
10-11AM Grades 3+4 GIRLS*
11AM-12PM Grades 3+4 BOYS*
12PM-2PM Grades 5-8
**Please note the changes in the schedule. Grades 3+4 have been split into 2 sessions, and Grades 5-8 have been bumped an hour.
The Voluntown Town Hall will be closed on Monday, January 19, for Martin Luther King Day.
Notice is hereby given to all taxpayers of the Town of Voluntown that the second and final installment on Real Estate and Personal Property, including *Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2013, are due and payable on January 1, 2015.
The second installments and Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes may be paid without penalty through February 2, 2015. The rate of interest is 1.5% per month from the due date of January 1 (18% per year) or a minimum of $2.00 per bill or installment. If paid in February, but after the 2nd, interest is computed at 3%.
I will be in my office Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m, and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as Saturday, January 31 from 9 a.m. until noon for the collection of these taxes.
Payments may be made by mail. If a receipt is required, please send a portion of the bill and enclose a stamped self- addressed envelope.
FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE TAX OR INTEREST.
Dated at Voluntown, CT this 23rd day of December 2014
*Supplemental motor vehicles are vehicles which were registered after October 1, 2013 and before August 1, 2014. The chart below shows the vehicle code used on the bill for a newly acquired vehicle, a replacement vehicle code, and a percentage of the value.
The Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015 for New Year’s Day. The Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station will be open on Wednesday, closed on Thursday, and open Friday and Saturday.
Do you own a small business in Voluntown, or are you thinking about starting one?
On November 18th at 10AM a representative from Connecticut Small Business Development Centers (CT SBDC) will be holing a FREE workshop on the resources available to small business owners and people in any stage of small business planning. This workshop is FREE and is being held at the Voluntown Firehouse. PLEASE PARK ONLY IN THE PARKING SPACES TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FIREHOUSE (WEST SIDE-PRESTON SIDE).
For more information on CT SBDC check visit the website HERE.
This workshop is hosted by the Voluntown Economic Development Commission.
Starting on Tuesday, July 15, Voluntown will have a new Tax Assessor, Paige Stanton Donovan, CCMA II. Ms. Donovan will be holding office hours on Tuesdays, from 9AM-8PM.