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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Memorial Day Parade- May 27

Join us Monday, May 27, as we honor and remember Voluntown residents who gave their lives for our freedom. The Town of Voluntown, CT Annual Memorial Day Parade starts at 2PM at Robbins Cemetery with a remembrance ceremony. Parade to follow with procession to Town Green for a ceremony, and then parade continues to Voluntown Elementary School for dismissal.

All Town Hall offices will be closed on Memorial Day.

http://www.voluntown.gov/6425-2/

Budget Referendum June 4

TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN

BUDGET REFERENDUM

The electors and citizens qualified to vote in the Town of Voluntown are hereby warned that in accordance with section 7-7 of the CGS, the Selectmen have elected to move items 1-3 to a referendum vote to be held on Tuesday June 4, 2019 at the Voluntown Town Hall, 115 Main St, in Voluntown, Connecticut, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 pm.

  1. SHALL THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN APPROVE A FY 2019-2020 BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,964,077.00.
  2. SHALL THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN APPROVE A FY 2019-2020 BOARD OF EDUCATION BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,785,196.00.
  3. SHALL THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN APPROVE A FY 2019-2020 CAPITAL PROJECTS BUDGET in the amount of $200,000.00.

Voters approving the recommendation of the Board of Selectmen will vote ” Yes” and those opposing the recommendation of the Board of Selectmen will vote “No”.

Absentee ballots will be available from the Town Clerk’s Office.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

An elector may vote by absentee ballot because of: absence from the town during all hours of voting; illness or physical disability; active service in the U.S. armed forces; religious tenets which forbid secular activity on election, primary or referendum day; or service as an election official at a polling place other than the official’s place of voting. (§§ 9-134, 9-135) Any person who is eligible to vote by absentee ballot may apply for a ballot in person (when a referendum is authorized to be held with less than three weeks’ notice, an absentee ballot may only be issued in person) to the applicant or the applicant’s designee, at the municipal clerk’s office. An authorized designee who personally picked up the referendum absentee ballot for voter may also personally return the absentee ballot to the municipal clerk not later than close of polls. The application form to be used in such case is entitled “Application for Absentee Ballot for Referendum Authorized to be held with less than 3 Weeks’ Notice” (ED-3R) and is available in the Town Clerks office. No absentee ballot shall be issued after the opening of the polls at the referendum, except as provided in section 9-150c (“emergency” ballot). (§ 9-369c)

To view the video of the Annual Town Meeting, click here.

For more information on the budgets, please visit here. 

Southwestern Advantage

There will be a student from Southwestern Advantage going door to door selling educational material.  His name is Seth Hood and he is driving a Blue 2011 Honda Civic.  His photo is posted below.  This is not affiliated with the town in any way, but we wanted people to be aware that he will be in the area and has provided the Town with his information.  Please call Town Hall with any questions.

 

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

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.

 

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

 

Media Release from CT DOT RE: Horizontal Warning Signs at Curves on State Roads

View or print PDF version here. Please contact the Project Manager, with any questions and to request information as to exactly what the sign plan is, especially if you own property on a sharp corner on a state road. This project is planned for 2022/23.

TRANSFER STATION HOURS

REMINDER: STARTING ON THURSDAY, MAY 2ND THROUGH SEPTEMBER 26TH,  THE VOLUNTOWN/STERLING TRANSFER STATION’S HOURS ON THURSDAYS WILL BE 11:00 A.M. TO 6:45 P.M. ALL OTHER DAYS AND TIMES WILL REMAIN THE SAME.