Located 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”.
Just a reminder the last day to pay taxes (real estate, personal property and motor vehicle) is August 2. I will be in my office Thursday (7/31) and Friday (8/1) from 9 am to 2 pm. I will also be in my office on Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon. If you are mailing your payment, the envelope must be postmarked on or prior to 8/2 (Not the date of the check). If you are making payment after 8/2 please call for the amount due (tax plus interest). Interest is calculated at 1.5% per month back to the due date of July 1, so if you make payment on 8/15 3% interest will be added to your bill.
Republican Primary Absentee ballots are now available at the Town Hall for the election being held on Tuesday, August 12. For more information on Absentee Voting, and to see if you qualify, refer HERE.
An Informational Public Hearing will be held on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 6PM at the Voluntown Town Hall to discuss the Solar Energy Project between CEFIA Holdings LLC, CT Solar Lease, and the Voluntown Elementary School. Please refer to the official Notice here.
A Special Town Meeting will be held immediately following the Public Hearing scheduled for 6PM on Monday, August 4, 2014. Please refer to the official Notice here for more information.
The Voluntown Registrars would like to inform residents of the need for poll workers.
Anyone can work an election ages 16 and up. 16 and 17 year olds need a parents’ permission, with a signed note. This is a great way for young Americans to learn about the Democratic process, while earning some extra bucks!
Moderators are needed to supervise elections. Certification is required for this position and training is provided.
These are all paid positions!
Upcoming elections are:
August 12, 2014 Republican Primary
November 4, 2014 General Election Day
For more information, please contact the Registrar of Voters.
A few announcements about upcoming Board of Selectmen meetings:
Connecticut State Police Lieutenant Michael Thomas from Troop E will be a guest at the July 22, 2014 Board of Selectmen meeting. He will be discussing residents’ concerns of police coverage in Voluntown. The meeting starts at 7PM in the Town Hall meeting room.
The August 12, 2014 meeting of the Board of Selectmen will be held in the School Administration Building’s (also known at the White House) meeting room, at 7PM. The Republican Primary elections are being held in the Town Hall meeting room.
There will be a Republican primary held on August 12th at the Town Hall from 6am to 8pm. Secretary Merrill is reminding CT citizens of the upcoming deadline to register to vote in the primary. Online voter registration and mail-in registration cards must be received by local registrars by August 7th. Voting age citizens and 17 year olds, who will turn 18 by the general election on Nov 4th can also register in person at the Town Hall until Monday August 11th at 12:00pm. Unaffiliated voters face those same deadlines if they wish to enroll in the Republican party in order to vote in the primary.
Deborah Fletcher, Registrar
For more information on voting, and to register to vote online, go to the Registrar of Voters website page here.
The Meeting House Relocation and Renovation Building Committee has been established by the Voluntown Board of Selectmen to explore the feasibility of moving the Meeting Huse building on 2 Church Street to the town property adjacent to the Town Hall, and renovating the structure.
The committee is meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday, July 15th). There is still a vacancy on this committee. For more information go to the Committee’s web page.
Starting on Tuesday, July 15, Voluntown will have a new Tax Assessor, Paige Stanton Donovan, CCMA II. Ms. Donovan will be holding office hours on Tuesdays, from 9AM-8PM.