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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PLANNING & ZONING NOTICE OF DECISION

At their regular meeting on June 13, 2018 the Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decision:

App. #041118  Alfred & Tammy Daigneault—15 Preston City Road/Special Exception for adding a 4th unit to an existing 3 unit multi-family dwelling, parking for apartments, new driveway access, septic repairs or upgrades for apartments per health code.

Application APPROVED

Approved 15 days after publication of this notice.

(Published in the Norwich Bulletin June 21, 2018)

Dated at Voluntown, CT this 13th day of June 2018.

Scott Davidson, Chairman

Reminder: Send or Email Training Facility Comments and Concerns by June 21

When the sound test for the proposed State Police Training Facility was taking place on 6/13/18, were you able to hear the gun shots? The public has until June 21 to send in or email comments. Please let them know of your concerns about this facility. It will be the largest of it’s kind in all of New England. Don’t forget to include the address of where you heard the gunshots, and an exact description of the sound. More information about the proposed Connecticut State Police Training Facility can be found here and here. 

Written comments should be postmarked by June 21, 2018 and sent to:
 
Name:         Stephen Lecco, AICP, CEP
Firm:           GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
Address:     655 Winding Brook Drive, Suite 402
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Fax:            (860) 652-8590
Comments may also be emailed to:
 
Email:         CSPtraining@gza.com (Please use the subject heading “Scoping Comment” and keep all email attachments to less than 25 MB)

OUT OF OFFICE

PLEASE NOTE: THE BUILDING INSPECTOR/ZONING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WILL NOT BE IN THE OFFICE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH. ALSO, THE CLERK FOR THE BUILDING OFFICE AND ASSESSOR’S OFFICE WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE FROM JUNE 18 THRU JUNE 21.

Voluntown Plan of Conservation & Development 2020-2030

A message from the Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission:

It is time to start working on the Voluntown Plan of Conservation and Development for 2020.   Click on the link below to see the topics and schedule.   2nd Wednesday of the month (bi-monthly)  from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Voluntown Town Hall.    1st scheduled time is June 13th and the next will be July 11th.   After July, the schedule will be bi-monthly.  September 12, November 14 and then beginning in January for 2019.

Voluntown POCD 2020-2030 Timeline

State to Conduct Noise Testing At Proposed State Police Training Facility Site

State to Conduct Noise Testing on Lee Road in Griswold

Related to Proposed State Police Training Facility

As part of the Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) for the proposed Connecticut State Police Training Facility Project, the Connecticut State Police will be conducting a live gun fire exercise at the proposed site which is located at 100 and 101 Lee Road in Griswold, CT.

This exercise will occur between the hours of approximately 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.  In case of inclement weather, the exercise will take place during these same hours on the following day.

The purpose of the gun fire is to provide baseline information for the noise study that will be included in the EIE for this project.   State Police troopers will be on-site and in the surrounding area to help facilitate this effort and we respectfully request that people avoid this area during these times for their own safety and to ensure the integrity of this data collection effort.

We appreciate your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

If you have any questions, please contact Lt. Marc Petruzzi of the Connecticut State Police at 860-685-8248, Marc.F.Petruzzi@ct.gov.

Annual Town Meeting Vote Results

The following are the vote results from the June 6 Annual Town Meeting.

  1. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Board of Selectmen’s Budget for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 in the amount of $1,819,426.
    Vote by paper ballot.
    Yes 61
    No 16
  2. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Board of Education Budget for the fiscal year 2018-2019 in the amount of $6, 889, 819.
    Vote by paper ballot.
    Yes 52
    No 25
  3. To Set a tax rate of 28.92 and collection period for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019.
    Vote by hand.
    Yes  Majority
    No 3
  4. To consider and act on an Ordinance Authorizing the Appointment and Setting the Term of the Town Clerk.
    Vote by paper ballot.
    Yes 32
    No 34
  5. To consider and act on the Voluntown Dairy Farm Tax Abatement Ordinance.
    Vote by paper ballot.
    Yes 62
    No 12

 

 

Finn Beach Parking Passes Available June 4

Finn Beach officially opens on June 15. Parking passes will be available in the Town Clerk’s Office stating on June 4. Passes will be needed to park in the lot starting on this day. There will be security at the lot, just like last year. Parking passes are the same price as last year. There will be no parking allowed on the side of the road.

Finn Beach is a public beach and open to anyone, regardless of whether or not they live in Voluntown.

To offset the cost of lot security the fees for parking passes are as follows:

Voluntown Residents: $20 for the season (includes 2 guest day passes)
Non-Residents: $40 for the season
Day passes: $10 per day.

PASSES MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE DURING REGULAR TOWN HALL HOURS. PASSES WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE BEACH. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE TOWN HALL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR THE WEEKEND. FOR RESIDENT PASSES, PLEASE HAVE A PROOF OF RESIDENCE READY TO SHOW. 

For more information on Finn Beach and for the beach rules, visit: http://www.voluntown.gov/finn-beach/

 

Reminder: Time to License Dogs, Tags Available on June 4

This is a reminder that per CT State Statutes Section 22-338 and 22-339b,  all dogs over the age of 12 weeks must be vaccinated. Once vaccinated, dogs over the age of six months must be licensed with the town clerk’s office each year. Owners have the month of June to purchase licenses, which go into effect by July 1. There is a $1 late fee for all dogs licensed after June 30.

A dog owner can be fined $136 if a dog is not vaccinated, and $75 if a dog is not licensed.

Dog Licenses; Required for all dogs six months of age or over. Rabies certificate is required. License fees: $8.00 spayed/neutered dogs – $19.00 male or female dogs. For renewal, just need an updated rabies certificate. Proof of spay/neuter only needed for new license.

DOT Sign Installation Project

The DOT will be installing signs on town roads starting the end of May/ beginning of June. This project is a result of the DOT reaching out to towns asking if they wanted to participate in a safety improvement project consisting of Horizontal Curve Treatments. This safety project is funded with a federal grant.  Locations of the curve safety sign installations are: Bailey Pond Rd, Brown Rd, Campbell Mill Rd, Congdon Rd, Forge Hill Rd, Hodge Pond Rd, James Rd, Kinney Rd, Sand Hill Rd, Shetucket Turnpike, Wheeler Rd, Wylie School Rd. Some roads will also see yellow lines painted in the middle of the road at curves only, and/or white lines on the side, also at curves only.  Line painting is planned to be done at night.