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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Tricentennial Planning Committee

The Tricentennial Planning Committee will not be meeting in July and August. The next meeting will be held on September 27th.

Library Expansion Informational Meeting- July 19

There will be a Library Expansion Informational Meeting held on Wednesday, July 19, 7PM, at Voluntown Elementary School. Attendees will learn about the proposed Voluntown Public Library community center/library expansion plans.

 

OUT OF OFFICE

The Building Official/Zoning Enforcement Officer will not be in his office on Tuesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 20.

Voluntown Republican and Democratic Town Committees Caucus Dates Set

The election of town offices will be held on November 7, 2017.

Municipal offices that will be voted on this election year are:

  • First Selectman
  • Selectman
  • Town Clerk
  • Board of Education
  • Board of Assessment Appeals
  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Planning and Zoning Commission Alternates
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Alternates
  • Inland Wetlands Commission
  • Inland Wetlands Commission Alternates
  • Library Trustees

The Voluntown Republican Town Committee and the Voluntown Democratic Town Committee are both holding caucuses to endorse candidates for the November ballot.  All voters registered as Republican in Voluntown are invited to attend and vote at the Republican caucus. All voters registered as Democrat in Voluntown are invited to attend and vote at the Democratic caucus.

Republican Town Committee Caucus- Saturday, July 22, 9AM in Town Hall Meeting Room
Democratic Town Committee Caucus- Monday, July 24, 7PM in Town Hall Meeting Room
Municipal election on Tuesday, November 7

For answers to questions about the caucuses, or if you would like more information about holding an office, contact:

Republican Town Committee: Hyde Harman 860-376-3659 / hharman@snet.net
Democratic Town Committee: Tracey Hanson 860-208-6757 (call or text)

 

Eversource Planned Power Outage- July 20

Residents in Voluntown will be impacted by a planned power outage scheduled by Eversource for line work on Thursday, July 20, from 12AM-6AM.  Please plan accordingly.  The rain date in July 21.

An Important Notice Regarding Town Tax Bills

The  State of Connecticut had not passed their budget at the end of the legislative session; therefore, the amount of funding from the State to the Town had not been finalized. A Town Meeting was held on June 20 at which time both the Board of Education and Board of Selectmen budgets were presented with both being voted down. A decision was made to keep the mill rate at 28.06 (same as last year) and to bill only for real estate and personal property at this time.

Once the State budget is adopted, another Town Meeting will be held to review the budgets and set a final mill rate for the 2016 Grand List Year. Any change in the mill rate will be reflected in the 2nd installment for the real estate and personal property and another bill will be issued for January 1, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THIS TIME NO MOTOR VEHICLE BILLS WILL BE ISSUED. Again, once a final mill rate is approved, motor vehicle tax bills will be issued.

For Sale by the Board of Education

For Sale by the

Town of Voluntown Board of Education

The Voluntown Board of Education has authorized the sale of:

2009 FORD E-150, 3 Door, 8 Passenger Van

The above is being sold for the best offer in as-is condition. The Van starts & runs but needs new brakes and will need to be moved.  Please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 860-376-9167 if you have any questions. Sealed bids will be accepted by the Superintendent’s Office in Voluntown, CT until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017.  Bids will be opened at the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Voluntown Recreation Summer Programs

Notice of Annual Town Budget Meeting

The electors and citizens qualified to vote in the annual budget meeting of the Town of Voluntown are hereby warned that the budget meeting will be held on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at the Voluntown Elementary School, Route 138 in Voluntown, Connecticut, at 7:00 pm for the following purposes, to wit:

 

  1. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Board of Selectmen’s Budget for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the amount of $1,682,243 (one million, six hundred eighty two thousand two hundred forty three dollars).
  2. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Board of Education Budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018 in the amount of $6,905,174 (six million, nine hundred five thousand, one hundred seventy four dollars).
  3. To set a tax rate and collection period for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
  4. To appropriate a sum not to exceed $50,000 for Town Hall repairs including but not limited to roof replacement, exterior wall repair, drainage system, parking lot sealing and line painting.
  5. To appropriate a sum not to exceed $12,000 for the Recreation Commission for the purpose of constructing an outdoor pavilion on Town owned property on Gates Street.

 

Robert A. Sirpenski                       Tracey L. Hanson                    Jack S. Wesa

First Selectman                                   Selectman                               Selectman