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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Snow Plowing Bids

BOARD OF SELECTMEN

2017/2018 Winter Season

  1. The Board of Selectmen is seeking sealed bids for snowplowing and sanding operations for winter maintenance of town roads in Voluntown. Trucks must have, at a minimum, a four-yard sander as well as current registration and insurance.
  2. The Board of Selectmen is seeking sealed bids for screened sand for winter road maintenance in Voluntown. Sand must meet specifications of the State of Connecticut and will be delivered to the Town of Voluntown storage site located at 514 Brown Road, as requested by the Board of Selectmen.
  3. The Board of Selectmen is seeking bids for snowplowing of approximately 1,000 feet of town owned dirt road with two turn arounds located on Denison Hill Rd. Contact First Selectman, Robert Sirpenski at 860-376-5880 for more details.

Bids will be accepted at the Selectmen’s Office until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Bids will be opened at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m., October 3, 2017.  The Board of Selectmen reserve the right to reject any and all bids.

Bid packets will be available at the Voluntown Town Hall, Monday – Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Board of Selectmen

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

First Selectman                       Selectman                                Selectman

 

OFFICE’S CLOSED

THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE AND THE BUILDING/ZONING OFFICE WILL NOT BE OPEN DURING THE DAY ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH. BOTH OFFICES WILL, HOWEVER, BE OPEN 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M.

Notice of Decision

Notice of Decision

At the regular meeting on September 13, 2017 the Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decision:

Application #072617 Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission (text amendment change)

Application APPROVED

Approved 15 days after this published notice.

Dated at Voluntown, CT September 15, 2017

For the Commission,

Scott Davidson, Chairman

Ballot Order Lottery

On Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017 at 6:00PM the Democratic and Republican Registrars will hold a lottery in the Town Clerk’s Office at 115 Main Street, Voluntown, CT for the purpose of determining the order in which names will
appear on the ballot for multiple-opening offices.

 

September Community Events

Save the dates! There are several community events going on in and around Voluntown in the month of September.

Voluntown Day, hosted by Voluntown Cub Scout Pack 74
Saturday, September 9, 12-4PM, Constitution Field    The Voluntown Youth Services Bureau has kindly offered to provide an inflatable obstacle course for the kids, there will be a dunk booth (dunk-ees to be announced shortly!) and food. Voluntown businesses/organizations to set up tables so people can see what they have to offer. There were over 20 businesses/organizations that did so last year. There is no table fee.  Contact Skipp Oulton, Cub Master, Voluntown Pack 74 at VoluntownPack74@gmail.com with any questions.

Color Run, sponsored by the Voluntown PTO
Saturday, September 9, 1PM, at the Voluntown Elementary School  A color run is an untimed event in which participants are doused from head to toe with different colors. Two different routes are available; a longer route for adults, a shorter route for kids. Cost of registration: $15 per student, $20 per adult. Everyone who registers will receive an event T-shirt. Download the registration form here. 

Voluntown Volunteer Fire Co.’s Annual Chicken BBQ
September 9th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM  Tickets are $10 and available at  Town Hall or the firehouse  any weekday between 6:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Remember Together 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
September 11, 7PM, 
Veteran’s Park, Jewett City   Voluntown residents are invited to attend this memorial service as we join together in remembrance of all 9/11 victims. Camaraderie and refreshments start at 6PM. Please bring lawn chairs. In event of inclement weather event will be held at Griswold High School.

Clam Fritter and Chowder Dinner, hosted by the Voluntown Baptist Church
Friday September 15th 4:00 to 7:00 PM Choice of New England or Rhode Island style chowder. Menu includes Clam Fritters, Chowder and Cole Slaw. Adults $10.00 Children $5.00 You can call the Church Office to reserve tickets!

Friends of the Voluntown Library Annual Roast Beef Dinner
Friday, September 15, between 5:00 and 7:00, at the Voluntown Fire Department on Route 165.  Adults $15; ages 6-10 $5; ages 5 and under no charge.  Takeout available.  Door prizes!

Touch A Truck, hosted by the Voluntown Farmers’ Market
Sunday, September 17, 9AM-12PM   at the Voluntown Farmers’ Market.  If you own a local business and would like your truck/vehicle to be a part of this event, please turn in the application in this link. It can be dropped of at the Voluntown Farmers’ Market or emailed to edc@voluntown.gov.

Great After School Programs (GRASP): Green Technologies, sponsored by the Voluntown Youth Service Bureau
This program is for Voluntown residents in grades 3-4. This program meets Mondays, after school to 5PM, in the VES art room on the following dates 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2. Transportation is not provided. $20 for all sessions, scholarships are available. Contact Melinda Bryan, YSB Director at mbryan@voluntownct.org for more information.

Voluntown Farmers’ Market
Every Sunday in the month of September, 9AM-12PM,
sponsored by the Voluntown Economic Development Commission  The last market day is October 8. Purchase local fruits, veggies, and artisan goods. Live music every Sunday.

Yoga, sponsored by the Voluntown Recreation Department
Every Wednesday, 6-7PM, at the Voluntown Firehouse Bring your yoga mat, no experience required- all skill levels. $5 resident and non-resident. Please arrive early if new to class.

If your community non-profit or local community organization has an event that you would like to share with Voluntown residents, please send an email request to Tracey at thanson@voluntown.gov

 

Notice of Public Hearing September 13, 2017

TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

PUBLIC HEARING

LEGAL NOTICE

 

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Voluntown Town Hall, 115 Main St. Voluntown, CT on the following:

 

  1. Zoning Text Amendment 072617 proposed by P&Z Commission to Section 8: Supplementary Regulations, Section 5: Village District Regulations, Section 9: Special Exceptions, Section 2: Definitions and Section 3: Administration and Procedures.

 

A copy of the above applications are on file and available for review in the Town Clerks Office located at 115 Main St. Voluntown, CT.

 

All interested parties may appear and be heard and written correspondence received.

 

Scott Davidson

Chairman

8/29 Town of Voluntown Referendum Results

452 electors and persons to qualify in town meetings voted.

Item 1: Shall the town of Voluntown appropriate $39,000 for the demolition and removal of the structure on the town owned property located at 2 Church Street, known as the Methodist Meeting House?

Yes: 212

No: 238

Item 2: Shall the town of Voluntown appropriate $2,720,218 for design and construction of additions and improvements to the Voluntown Public Library, and authorize the issue of bonds and notes in the same amount to finance the appropriation?

Yes: 92

No: 360

Town Hall Offices Closed Tuesday, 8/29, for Referendum

All Town Hall offices will be closed on Tuesday, 8/29, for the Town Referendum. Voting will be held in the Town Hall Meeting Room from 6AM-8PM. The resolutions on the ballot will require “YES” or “NO” votes, and are shown below.

CHICKEN BBQ

THE VOLUNTOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. IS HAVING THEIR ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ ON SEPTEMBER 9TH FROM 4:00-6:00 P.M. TICKETS ARE $10 AND AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: VOLUNTOWN TOWN HALL 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., VOLUNTOWN FIREHOUSE 6:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. OR ANY MONDAY EVENING 7:00-9:00 P.M.