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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Connecticut State Police Troop E Requesting Information on Vehicles Stolen in Voluntown

Troopers from Troop E are attempting to locate two vehicles stolen from 174 Sand Hill Road Voluntown, CT. The vehicles were stolen anywhere between the months of November 2018 and March of 2019.

Stolen vehicles:

A Green 1966 Ford Mustang VIN:6R07T234185

An Orange 1969 Chevrolet Camaro VIN: 123379L525269

Attached you will see two vehicles similar to the make, models and color that were stolen.

Please contact Trooper Josh Bowyer Troop E Montville 860-848-6500 if you have any information regarding the theft or locations of these vehicles.

Black Bear Information from the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

From the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) :

If a bear is seen in your town or neighborhood, leave it alone. In most situations, if left alone and given an avenue for escape, the bear will usually wander back into more secluded areas. Keep dogs under control. Stay away from the bear and advise others to do the same. Do not approach the bear so as to take a photo or video. Often a bear will climb a tree to avoid people. A crowd of bystanders will only stress the bear and also add the risk that the bear will be chased into traffic or the crowd of people.

More info about black bears on the DEEP website.

Voluntown Elementary School Part-Day Preschool/ School Readiness Program and Full-Day Kindergarten

VOLUNTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

PART-DAY PRESCHOOL/SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN

**Voluntown children already attending our PreSchool/School Readiness program are already registered for 2019-2020, so you do not need to do anything further.**

Registration is required for all children who are entering as NEWLY ENROLLED students in our
Part-Day PreSchool/School Readiness Program or Full-Day Kindergarten classes in August 2019. Registration will be held at Voluntown Elementary School on Thursday, June 13th, and Friday, June 14th, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.All registrations are by appointment only. Parents are urged to contact Voluntown Elementary School at 860-376-2325 to schedule a registration appointment as soon as possible. Parents should plan to spend approximately 45-60 minutes to complete the registration process. Your child must accompany you to registration as vision, hearing, speech, and academic screenings will be conducted.

Requirements to enter FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN for the 2019/2020 school year are:

  • Children must be five years of age on or before January 1, 2020.
  • Please bring the following items to registration:
    • Your child’s birth certificate.
    • Your child’s CT State Health Assessment Record (HAR-3). The CT State Department of Health requires that proof of immunization and a complete physical exam completed within 12 months prior to the start of school, be furnished before entrance into school. This form must be submitted to the School Nurse at least two weeks before school begins.
    • Two proofs of Voluntown residency.
 Requirements to enter PART-DAY PRESCHOOL for the 2019/20120 school year are:
  • Children must be three years of age on or before January 1, 2020.
  • Please bring the following items to registration:
    • Your child’s birth certificate.
    • Your child’s CT State Health Assessment Record (HAR-3). The CT State Department of Health requires that proof of immunization and a complete physical exam completed within 12 months prior to the start of school, be furnished before entrance into school. This form must be submitted to the School Nurse at least two weeks before school begins.
Two proofs of Voluntown residency.
Per Connecticut Office of Early Childhood School Readiness Grant requirements, families must provide documentation of family gross income. Per the Voluntown School Readiness Council, families must complete a School Lunch Application. These must be submitted with your application.
We offer FREE part-day sessions in the morning (8:50-11:25am) and afternoon (12:45-3:20pm), Monday through Friday. Lunch is included FREE of charge. Transportation is also provided, FREE of charge to VOLUNTOWN STUDENTS ONLY.

 

Continued Public Hearing at the Planning and Zoning Meeting on June 12

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a (continued) public hearing on Wednesday, June 12,  at 7:00 p.m. at the Voluntown Town Hall, 115 Main St. Voluntown, CT. Zoning Text Amendment 031319 proposed by Leanne Church and James Anderson to add §§ 2.35 and 5.2.12 to make “Beer and Brew Pubs” a use permitted by special exception in the Village District Zone and to delete drive in eating establishments and any eating establishment which serves alcohol from the minimum distance requirements of § 9.5.2.
Copies of the above application are on file and available for review in the Town Clerk’s Office, in the Town Hall, located at 115 Main St., Voluntown, CT.
All interested parties may appear and be heard and written correspondence received.

Scott Davidson, Chairman

View the June 12 Planning and Zoning Commission Agenda here.

Town Clerk’s Office Opening at 12pm on Tuesday, June 18

The Town Clerk’s Office will be opening at 12pm on Tuesday, June 18. All other offices will be open regular Tuesday hours.

Referendum Results

The polls closed at 8:00PM with the following results:

  1. SHALL THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN APPROVE A FY 2019-2020 BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,964,077.00.
    YES 160
    NO 118
    Item 1  PASSED.
  2. SHALL THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN APPROVE A FY 2019-2020 BOARD OF EDUCATION BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,785,196.00.
    YES 159
    NO 120
    Item 2  PASSED
  3. SHALL THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN APPROVE A FY 2019-2020 CAPITAL PROJECTS BUDGET in the amount of $200,000.00
    YES 184
    NO 95
    Item 3 PASSED

At the Board of Selectmen’s Special Meeting that followed, based on the approved budgets, the mill rate was set at 29.21. This is a .29 mill rate increase.

Dog License Renewal Notice

DOG LICENSE RENEWAL NOTICE

New license must be procured on or before June 30 or penalty imposed pursuant to Sec. 22-338 General Statutes, State of CT. Fee Schedule:

Neutered/Spayed $8.
Male/Female $19.

Late Penalty: $1. per month

Obtain licenses at Town Clerk’s Office Mon, Wed, Thurs 9am-4pm. Tuesday until 7:00.

If mailing in renewal:
1. If during the past yr. your dog has been spayed/neutered or a rabies vaccination was given by the vet, mail papers with the check and we will return them with the new tag.
2. Return this card, check payable to “Town of Voluntown” and SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED RETURN ENVELOPE.

Advise us if:
1. You are no longer a resident here.
2. Dog is no longer in your possession. Reason:________________.
3. If you have a new dog (supply new data).

Any questions, call Town Clerk’s Office at 860-376-4089

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a (continued) public hearing on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Voluntown Town Hall, 115 Main St. Voluntown, CT. Zoning Text Amendment 031319 proposed by Leanne Church and James Anderson to add §§ 2.35 and 5.2.12 to make “Beer and Brew Pubs” a use permitted by special exception in the Village District Zone and to delete drive in eating establishments and any eating establishment which serves alcohol from the minimum distance requirements of § 9.5.2.
Copies of the above application are on file and available for review in the Town Clerk’s Office, in the Town Hall, located at 115 Main St., Voluntown, CT.
All interested parties may appear and be heard and written correspondence received.

Scott Davidson, Chairman

Tricentennial Coin Design Contest Sponsored by the Voluntown Recreation Commission

The Voluntown Recreation Commission is sponsoring a Tricentennial Coin Design Contest. Residents of Voluntown of all ages are encouraged to submit a design for one side of a 2 inch coin that will be produced for sale and sold during Voluntown’s Tricentennial Celebration in 2021 as an item of memorabilia. Designs must be submitted no later than September 30, 2019. Please review all of the Rules in the link below. Paper copies of the rules, as well as copies of the submission form are available in the Town Clerk’s Office and at the Voluntown Public Library.

Tricentennial Coin Design Rules

Tricentennial Coin Design Submission Form