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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Budget Info & Dates of Public Hearings, Annual Town Meeting, and Referendum

Updated 5/14/24

May 7- BOS Budget Public Hearing will be held in the Town Hall Meeting Room at 6PM with Special Board of Selectmen’s Meeting to follow. (YouTube link below)

May 13- Special Board of Selectmen’s Meeting. The May 14 BOS meeting is cancelled.

May 21- Public Hearing on the sale of the town owned property 2 Church Street, proposed amendments to the Building Code ordinance, and proposed amendments to the Building Permit Fee ordinance with Annual Town Meeting to follow. Both are being held in the gymnasium at the Voluntown Elementary School starting at 7PM.

May 28- Referendum will be held in Town Hall Meeting room 12-8pm with a Special Board of Selectmen’s Meeting to follow.

Notice of Public Hearing and Annual Town Meeting

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Assessor’s Office Closed May 20-May23

The Assessor’s Office will be closed May 20 – May 23.   If you need assistance during this time please call 860-376-3927 and leave a detailed message.  Someone will return your call as soon as they are able.

Building and Land Use Office Closed Monday 5/20/24

The Building and Land Use Office will be closed on Monday 5/20/24. Please email tlussier@voluntown.gov or leave a voicemail at (860) 376 – 3867 for assistance. For this week ONLY, in-person assistance will only be available during building inspector and zoning enforcement officer/planner hours. The Building and Land Use hours of operation and in-person assistance will return back to normal after Memorial Day Weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Teacher Retirement Party for Mrs. Dermody and Mrs. Campeta- June 12

Join us in celebrating the long teaching careers of Mrs. Dermody and Mrs. Campeta who are retiring from Voluntown Elementary School.

Public Hearing May 21: Sale of  Town Owned Property 2 Church Street

Posted 5/10/24

Notice is hereby given that an Informational Public Hearing for the Town of Voluntown for the sale of 2 Church Street will be held on May 21, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. in the Voluntown Elementary School, 195 Main Street, Voluntown, CT.  The Public Hearing will be livestreamed on the Town YouTube channel which is Town of Voluntown-Government. The vote on the sale will take place at the Annual Town Meeting that directly follows the public hearing.

In October of 2023 a Request for Proposals went out for the Sale of Town Property 2 Church Street. The posting can be viewed on the town website here. Certified letters were sent to all of the adjacent property owners and the RFP was posted through our regular posting practices. The link to the bid document is on the town website. At the bid deadline on November 28, one bid was received from David and Laureen Blanchette for the purchase of the property for $40,000.

Seeking Justice of the Peace Candidates

If you are interested in becoming a Justice of the Peace, please contact your party chair if you are affiliated as a Republican or Democrat or the Town Clerk if you are undeclared.

For Democrats nominations will be May 28 at 7pm please contact Chris Chabot at chrischabotvtown@gmail.com if you are interested.
The Republican nominations will be May 22 at 7pm at Town Hall Meeting Room.  Please contact Tracey Hanson at amothersearth@gmail.com or vtownrtc@yahoo.com if you are interested.
All others should contact the Town Clerk 860-376-4089 or ptheroux@voluntown.gov.

Revaluation Data Mailers

Dear Residential Property Owners,
To assist in our state-mandated property revaluation, eQuality will be mailing all residential property owners a data mailer this week. The data mailer contains detailed information about your property. We kindly request that you verify the accuracy of all data on the mailer by either following the instructions described on the mailer to submit your response online or by noting any discrepancies on the data mailer, signing it and returning it via mail. This step is critical in the assessment process, as accurate data ensures the most precise valuation of your property. A response is required within 10 days whether corrections are needed or not.
If you have any questions about the data mailers or the revaluation project, please feel free to call the Voluntown Assessor’s Office at 860-376-3927or email csarvas@voluntown.gov.

VES School Readiness/ Preschool Program Enrollment for 24/25 School Year

 

 

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Board of Education 24/25 Budget Public Hearing on April 18

The Board of Education is holding their 24/25 Budget Public Hearing on Thursday, April 18, at 7PM in the Board of Education Meeting Room in the Superintendent Office Building. The Board of Education Meeting will follow.

The proposed budget can be found here: Budget Information – Voluntown School District (voluntownct.org)

The hearing and meeting and will be livestreamed on the Voluntown Elementary School YouTube page: Voluntown School – YouTube

To ask questions and make comments about the proposed budget, residents must attend the public hearing in person. 

 

DECD Small Business Boost Funds Event April 25

Voluntown Small Business Owners: This amazing loan opportunity the CT Department of Economic Development is currently running. The CT Small Business Boost Funds is providing fixed rate loans across the state to help small businesses expand and promote their businesses.

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