Announcement: 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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Absentee Ballots for November 4th Election

Absentee Ballots will be available at the town hall on Oct 3 for the November 4th election.  For more information on absentee balloting, you can refer to the Secretary of State’s website HERE or contact the Town Clerks office HERE. 

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

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 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.

Meeting House Relocation and Renovation Building Committee

The Meeting House Relocation and Renovation Building Committee has been established by the Voluntown Board of Selectmen to explore the feasibility of moving the Meeting Huse building on 2 Church Street to the town property adjacent to the Town Hall, and renovating the structure.

The committee is meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday, July 15th). There is still a vacancy on this committee. For more information go to the Committee’s web page.

New Tax Assessor

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.

Planning & Zoning Meeting Agenda Posted

There will be a July meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday, July 9th at 7pm in the Town Hall Meeting Room. The agenda has been posted and can be seen here.

A Message from the Tax Collector

Real estate, personal property, and motor vehicles tax bills for the 2013 Grand List year have been mailed. The mill rate (24.25) remained the same as the last two years, with no increase. Please note that the last day to pay these bills is August 2, 2014 without penalty. I will be in my office Monday thru Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm, and Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 pm ,as well as Saturdays July 26 and August 2 from 9 am to noon.

Maria Morell,
Voluntown Tax Collector

For more information on payment of taxes, visit the Tax Collector page of our website.