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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Upcoming Events: December


Santa at the Voluntown Firehouse: A Drive Thru Event

Saturday, December 12, 4:30-7:30PM

Santa will be visiting the Voluntown Fire Department for a drive thru event.

About this Event

Instead of a inside event at our facility, Santa will be outside and cars will be able to pull up and safely wave and say hello. There will also be a little gift for the kids! Letters for Santa will also be collected so that he can take them back to the North Pole. Each time slot is per car. Sign up HERE.

Public Notice: Post-Election Audit of Nov. 3, 2020 Election

Public Notice

November 24, 2020

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill randomly chose 38 voting precincts from the November 2020 general election to have their machine totals audited. There were also 11 alternate precincts chosen in case the primary chosen precincts cannot be audited for any reason.

State law mandates that 5% of all voting precincts have their machine totals audited following any election or primary. A total of 743 voting precincts were used during the election held on Tuesday November 3, 2020. Once the municipalities and corresponding districts are identified by a lottery conducted by the Secretary of the State, the offices on the ballot that will be subject to the audit were also identified.

“In an election where the office of presidential elector is on the ballot…(the offices subject to audit) shall be selected in a random drawing by the Secretary of the State…no case less than three offices.” The offices subject to audit are Representative in Congress, State Senator, and State Representative.

The election conducted at the Voluntown Elementary School was chosen as a polling place to be audited.

This will serve as notification that the Post-Election Audit of the November 3, 2020 election will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020, beginning at 9:00AM in the Voluntown Town Hall Meeting room located at 115 Main Street, Voluntown, Connecticut.

Public Act 07-194 provides that the audit “shall be open to public inspection.”

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) recommendations for election polling locations will be followed while conducting the audit.

Deborah Fletcher and Joyce Melgey, Registrars of Voters

Meetings Week of 11/23/20

Tuesday, November 24, the Board of Selectmen is scheduled to meet at 6:00PM via Zoom.

The Board of Selectmen’s  meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government,  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to voluntownwebsite@gmail.com at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda

Town Hall Offices Remain Closed to The Public

Just a friendly reminder that all town hall offices are closed to the public due to the limited space in our offices to maintain social distancing. We will continue to conduct necessary business either outside or remotely if possible. We have been able to assist most residents through a phone call or email.
 
Please call the appropriate office to schedule an appointment to conduct any necessary business. All department contact information is located on the town website: www.voluntown.gov
 
For specific questions contact:
 
Pistol Permits: 860-376-5880
Absentee Ballots/ Voter Registration/Marriage License: 860-376-4089
Building Applications/ Inspections: 860-376-3867
Revaluation, Assessments: 860-376-3927
Property Taxes: 860-376-0453
Transfer Station Passes: 860- 564-7750
 
For hunting licenses: www.ct.gov/deep/hunting
 
Please note that the drop box for tax payments and documents is located at the front entrance of Town Hall. The ballot box is located at the entrance to the side door.

COVID-19 Testing Information and Locations

Please check back often. Pop Up locations will be listed here as well.

An updated list of current testing locations can always be found by calling 2-1-1 or visiting the 2-1-1 testing locations website page. 

You can also find “priority population” testing locations for areas in or near spike towns, visit this link: ct.gov/prioritytesting

 

 

Meetings Week of 11/16

Monday, November 16, the Planning and Zoning POCD Committee is scheduled to meet at 6:00PM in Town Hall Meeting Room.

Monday, November 16, the Tricentennial Planning Committee is scheduled to meet at 6:ooPM via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please contact Beth Taylor at btaylor@voluntown.gov and she will send you the log in information.

Wednesday, November 18, the Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to meet at 7:00PM.

Wednesday, November 18, the Recreation Commission is holding a Special Meeting at 7:00PM via Zoom. The Recreation Commission meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ.  To submit a public comment, please send an email to recreation@voluntown.gov at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda

Thursday, November 19, the Economic Development Commission is holding a Special Meeting at 7:00PM via Zoom. This Economic Development Commission meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. The public will have real time access to this meeting in listen mode only by phone call in:  Dial 1 929 436 2866
Meeting ID: 831 7617 6167  Passcode: 267071

Agenda

Thursday, November 19, the Inland Wetland & Watercourses Commission is holding a Special Meeting at 7:30PM. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ.

Agenda

 

Meetings Week of 11/9

The Board of Selectmen’s Meeting scheduled for 11-10-2020 at 6 P.M. is cancelled.

Wednesday, November 11, YSB-LPC is meeting via Zoom at 5:00pm. 

The meeting can be accessed “live” to the public on the Voluntown School YouTube
channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3I7dQmnXMxoTlNHzaSZ1zw

Agenda

Thursday, November 12, Library Board of Trustees is meeting via Zoom at 6:30PM 

This Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. The public can have real time access to the meeting to listen only;    Zoom Meeting phone in: +1 929 436 2866 Meeting ID: 822 4703 6776 Passcode: 272934   To make a public comment, please send an email to library@voluntown.gov at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda   Treasurer’s Report    Procedures for Handling Emergencies    Public Relations    Gifts and Special Collections    Room Use

Thursday, November 12, Board of Education is Meeting via Zoom at 7:00PM

The meeting can be accessed “live” to the public on the Voluntown School YouTube
channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3I7dQmnXMxoTlNHzaSZ1zw
Any public comments received will be read.  The public may submit comments via email at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time to the BOE Clerk (djackman@voluntownct.org).

Agenda

Thursday, November 12, Special Meeting Inland/Wetlands is at 7:30.

Information on that meeting can be found here.

Election Results

Thanks again to all who made election day such a success.  Click below for the results.

Election Results for Voluntown 11/03/2020

Meetings Week of November 2

Wednesday, November 4, Recreation Commission is meeting via Zoom at 7:00pm  

The Recreation Commission meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ.  To submit a public comment, please send an email to recreation@voluntown.gov at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda

Thursday, November 5, Inland/Wetland Commission is scheduled to meet at 7:30PM. 

The Inland Wetlands Commission  meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to schoquette@voluntown.gov  at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda