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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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 an appeals 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.

A Call for Election Poll Workers

The Voluntown Registrars would like to inform residents of the need for poll workers.

Anyone can work an election ages 16 and up. 16 and 17 year olds need a parents’ permission, with a signed note.  This is a great way for young Americans to learn about the Democratic process, while earning some extra bucks!

Moderators are needed to supervise elections.  Certification is required for this position and training is provided.

These are all paid positions!

Upcoming elections are:

August 12, 2014 Republican Primary
November 4, 2014 General Election Day

For more information, please contact the Registrar of Voters.

Announcements About Upcoming Board of Selectmen Meetings

A few announcements about upcoming Board of Selectmen meetings:

Connecticut State Police Lieutenant Michael Thomas from Troop E will be a guest at the July 22, 2014 Board of Selectmen meeting. He will be discussing residents’ concerns of police coverage in Voluntown.  The meeting starts at 7PM in the Town Hall meeting room.

The August 12, 2014 meeting of the Board of Selectmen will be held in the School Administration Building’s (also known at the White House) meeting room, at 7PM. The Republican Primary elections are being held in the Town Hall meeting room.

~Tracey Hanson,
Selectman