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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CONSTRUCTION ON ROUTE 165

Route 165 Getting a Facelift
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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

The state Department of Transportation will begin work on Route 165 in Griswold and Voluntown this week.  Starting Thursday, April 14th, crews under contract with the DOT will be milling and resurfacing.

Beginning April 14th and continuing through April 26th motorists can expect lane closures on a more than 2 mile section of Route 165 between Route 201 in Griswold and Route 138 in Voluntown.  There will be sign patterns and traffic control personnel helping to guide motorists through the work zone. The work is scheduled to take place Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the work zone.  And be aware that weather could impact completion of the project.  As always, motorists are asked to maintain a safe speed through work zones.

Sincerely,


Paul Brycki

NEW TOWN HALL HOURS

As of 05/06/2016 the Town Hall will be closed on Friday’s; however, the Building Inspector will still have office hours on Friday’s from 1-5pm.

Voluntown Recreation Commission Adult Programs: Yoga & Zumba

The following Voluntown Recreation Commission adult programs are accepting participant registration:

Zumba Class

When: Monday’s, April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Voluntown Baptist Church
For: Ages 16 and up
Fee: $25 resident / $35 non resident
drop in fee $5 resident/ $7 non resident

Registration Form

Yoga Class

When: Wednesday’s, March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 27, and May 4, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Voluntown Elementary School Library
For: Ages 16 and up
Free: $25 resident/ $35 non resident

Registration Form

 

3rd Annual Super 5k Sponsored by Voluntown YSB

The Voluntown Youth Service Bureau is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Super 5k on Saturday, May 14 at the Pachaug State Forest.

For more information, visit here.

For registration form, visit here.

A Message From The Voluntown Economic Development Commission

The Voluntown Economic Development Commission is currently seeking volunteers for help with ongoing projects. The EDC runs the Voluntown Farmers’ Market and is looking for volunteers to help set up, take down, and even help with planning the market. The EDC is currently working on projects to promote Voluntown as an outdoor recreational tourist destination. The EDC has also been reworking on how to present the town to businesses that are suitable to this area. Help is needed with all of these ongoing projects. The EDC meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 in the Town Hall meeting room. If you can not make a meeting, but would like to volunteer, please email us at EDC@voluntown.gov .

For more about the Voluntown EDC, visit the EDC website here, the Voluntown Economic Development Facebook page here, and the Voluntown Farmers’ Market Facebook page here.

 

Connecticut State Police Training Facility Informational Webpage Setup on Town Website

A Connecticut State Police Training Facility informational web page has been set up on the town website. It can be found in the menu tab at the top. It will be updated when new information is received. The link is http://www.voluntown.gov/training-facility-information/

posted 3/16/16 at 6:04 pm

Voluntown Public Library Online Fundraiser

Cathy Rubin, the Library Director at the Voluntown Public Library, has worked with library staff and The Friends of the Library to set up a GoFundMe page. Through this page it is hoped to raise the $250,000 needed to match grant funding for a wanted library addition.  The link below will direct to the GoFundMe page which contains more information and a great video. Remember, even a little donation helps towards achieving the goal.

https://www.gofundme.com/VoluntownLibrary

A committee has been set up by the Selectmen to plan the design and research a final cost estimate for a library addition.  This committee will report to the Selectmen when finished,  then the project will be proposed to the town for vote.

 

posted on 1/7/16 at 1:51pm

Volunteers Needed as Alternates to the Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals is currently in need of 2 volunteers to serve as Alternates. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets an average of 2 times a year. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office.

posted 12/16/15 at 11:13pm

2016 Presidential Primary Information

From the Voluntown Registrar’s Office:

The 2016 Connecticut Presidential Primaries will be held on Tuesday, April 26. A voter must be registered as a democrat to vote in the democratic primary, or a republican to vote in the republican primary. A voter registered as independent or unaffiliated can not vote in a primary.  Any party switching must be done by January 26, 2016. An unaffiliated voter, has until the Monday before the primary to register with a party.

If you are unsure as to what party you are currently registered with, you can check easily using the Secretary of State’s Office Voter Registration Lookup tool, or you can contact the Registrar’s Office.