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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Meetings Week of September 14

Monday, September 14, the Housing Authority is scheduled to meet at 6:30 PM.  CANCELLED

Monday, September 14, the Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to meet at 7:00PM.  

This Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to zba@voluntown.gov  at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

ZBA Agenda

Thursday, September 17, The Economic Development Commission is scheduled to meet at 6:00PM.

This Economic Development Commission meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to edc@voluntown.gov  at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

EDC agenda

 

 

 

Meetings Week of September 7

All meetings are open to the public. Meetings can be viewed on the Town of Voluntown, CT-Government YouTube Channel. 

Tuesday, September 8, the Board of Selectmen is scheduled to meet at 6:00PM via Zoom.

The Board of Selectmen’s  meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government,  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to voluntownwebsite@gmail.com at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda          Job Description 

Wednesday, September 9, Voluntown Youth Service Bureau/Local Prevention Council is scheduled to meet at 5:00PM via Zoom

This meeting is being held via Zoom and can be watched “live” on the Voluntown School YouTube channel below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3I7dQmnXMxoTlNHzaSZ1zw
Public must submit any comments via email at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time to: aburrows@voluntownct.org
A recording of this meeting will be available on the Town and School websites within seven days.

Agenda

Wednesday, September 9, Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to meet at 7:00PM       CANCELLED

Thursday, September 10, the Library Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 6:30PM via Zoom. 

This Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to library@voluntown.gov at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda.  Director’s Reports: Aug. Sept.  Treasurer’s Report: VPL Budget   VPL Building Fund   Policies for review: Public Relations.   Patron Code of ConductGifts and Special Collections.   Room Use Policy.

Thursday, September 10, the Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7:00PM via Zoom.  

This public meeting is being held via Zoom and can be watched “live” on the Voluntown School YouTube channel below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3I7dQmnXMxoTlNHzaSZ1zw
Public must submit any comments via email at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time to the BOE Clerk (djackman@voluntownct.org). Comments will be read during the Citizen’s Comment section. A recording of this meeting will be available on the school website within 7 days.

Agenda

Found: Cell Phone

Public Works found a cell phone on Constitution Field. Please call Town Hall to identify. 860-376-5880

Posted on 9/8

From the Town Clerk’s Office: Absentee Ballot Information for the Presidential Election on 11/3/2020

The Presidential Election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the Voluntown Elementary School. If you choose not to vote in person ,and  would prefer to vote with an absentee ballot, please follow the instructions below.

The Secretary of State will be mailing all registered voters an application for an absentee ballot in early September. In order to receive an absentee ballot, you must fill out the form, check a reason for wanting the absentee ballot, and sign the form. If this is not done, I will do my best to reach you and have you come in to correct the form, but I can not issue a ballot until the request is completed correctly.

You may return the form by mail, deposit it  in either of the drop boxes at the Town Hall, or hand it directly to the Town Clerk. The Town Hall is currently closed to the public, but if you would like to return your request in person just give me a call first at 860-376-4089, and I will let you know when I am available (generally 9-4 Monday-Thursday). If you are going to return application by mail, please do so as soon as you receive the request. Several applications were not received in time to get a ballot for the Primary because they were mailed too late. This is a great strain on the postal service and the mail is taking extra time to get back and forth.

Your ballot will come directly from the Town Clerk’s Office, and not the mailing house that was used for the Primary. Ballots will be mailed out or available on October 2, 2020. You are welcome to return your application and ask for your ballot in person any time after that date. Again, The Town Hall is currently closed to the public, but if you would like to return your request in person just give me a call first at 860-376-4089, and I will let you know when I am available (generally 9-4 Monday-Thursday). Ballots may be returned in person, deposited into the ballot drop box at the side door (photo below), or by mail. If you are going to return ballots by mail, please mail them as soon as possible, so that they are received in time.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

1. You do not have to vote absentee. You are allowed to vote in person if you choose. Absentee Ballots are being offered for those that choose to use them.

2. You must fill out a new application for the Presidential Election. The application that you sent in for the primary was just for the primary. You must use the new application that shows the Presidential Election 11/3/2020.

3. The state will be sending these new applications out in early September. If you need one prior to that just contact me.

Please contact me with any other questions at all. We want to be sure that everyone has a chance to vote and that their vote gets counted.

Pamela Theroux
Voluntown Town Clerk
860-376-4089
townclerk@voluntown.gov

Meetings Week of Aug 31

All meetings are open to the public. Meetings can be viewed on the Town of Voluntown, CT-Government YouTube Channel. 

Wednesday, September 5, Recreation Commission is meeting via Zoom at 7:00pm

The Recreation Commission meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ.  To submit a public comment, please send an email to recreation@voluntown.gov at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda

Thursday, September 6, Inland Wetlands Commission is scheduled to meet at 7:30PM  CANCELLED

Labor Day Holiday

On Monday, September 7, no one will be in their Town Hall offices because of the Labor Day holiday. Any phone messages or emails that are sent to an employee that day will be responded to at a later date. Thank you.

UCFS Healthcare Drive Thru Food Distribution Dates

UCFS Healthcare has posted Pop Up Drive-Thru Food Pantry distribution dates. Voluntown residents have access to all location dates, but note that they will be in Voluntown own Thursday, October 8. Please contact Pam Kinder for more information at 860-822-4146.

Meetings Week of 8/24

Monday, August 24, the Tricentennial Committee is scheduled to meet under the town pavilion at 6:00PM. 

The Committee is charged with planning fundraisers and  activities for the Voluntown Tricentennial celebration. No official business is undertaken; the meetings are for discussion purposes only. To submit a public comment, please send an email to btaylor@voluntown.gov at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Emails received will be read during the meeting .The meeting will be recorded and a copy of the recording will be available at the Town Clerks office.

Tuesday, August 25, the Board of Selectmen is scheduled to meet at 6:00PM via Zoom.

The Board of Selectmen’s  meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government,  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to voluntownwebsite@gmail.com at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

BOS Agenda

Thursday, August 27, the Board of Education is scheduled to hold a Special Meeting at 7:00PM via Zoom. 

This public meeting is being held via Zoom and can be watched live on the Town of Voluntown YouTube channel below:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ
Public must submit any comments via email at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time to the BOE Clerk (djackman@voluntownct.org). Comments will be read during the Citizen’s Comment section. A recording of this meeting will be available on the school website within 7 days.

BOE Special Meeting Agenda

Meetings Week of 8/17

The Planning and Zoning POCD Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, August 17 at 6:00Pm at the Voluntown Pavilion.  The Committee is charged with reviewing the current Plan of Conservation and Development and presenting suggestions and recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission for possible amendments or additions. No official business is undertaken; the meetings are for discussion purposes only. To submit a public comment, please send an email to PZSecretary@Voluntown.gov at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Emails received will be read during the Public Comments or if no Public Comments, the Correspondence, line on the meeting Agenda. The meeting will be recorded and a copy of the recording will be available at the Town Clerks office.

Agenda