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”.
The Town Hall will be closing on Wednesday 11/25 at 1pm, and will be closed on Thursday 11/26, and closed on Friday 11/27.
The next Board of Selectmen’s meeting is as scheduled on Tuesday, November 24th at 7pm.
Starting on December 1st, the Board of Selectmen will meet on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 7pm, with the December meetings falling on December 1, and December 15.
Election results for the November 3rd election are now posted on the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s Office website. And can be viewed here. Congratulations to Voluntown’s newly elected and re-elected officials! If you are a newly elected or re-elected official, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office to make sure you are sworn in before the term start date.
The Town of Voluntown is completing a Revaluation of all real property for the 2015 Grand List. Notices are being mailed out. Revaluation Hearings are by appointment only. No walk-ins. Hearing dates will be Thursday, November 12th thru Monday, November 16th 9:30 AM-3:30 PM; Tuesday, November 17th Noon-7:30 PM; Wednesday, November 18th thru Friday, November 20th 9:30 AM-3:30 PM. To schedule an appointment please go to www.vgsi.com/schedules and follow the instructions. You may also call Vision Government Solutions at 1-888-844-4300 to schedule an appointment. The last day to schedule will be November 18, 2015.
Please note that the Town Hall will only be open on November 3rd for Voting. No other business can be conducted on that day. Also the Town Hall will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th for Veteran’s Day and Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for Thanksgiving.
The Voluntown Recreation Commission has several classes starting soon.
Yoga Classes start on September 30th. For more information and for the registration form, visit the Voluntown Recreation Commission website.
Zumba Classes start on October 10th. For more information and for the registration form, visit the Voluntown Recreation Commission website.
Trunk or Treat 2015
The Voluntown Recreation Commission is sponsoring Trunk or Treat again this year. Trunk or Treat will be held on October 31st, 6-7pm at Constitution Field for kids up to 8th grade.
Any business, church, local organization, or individual is invited to be a “Trunker” and decorate the trunk of their vehicle and pass out candy or treats. 300-400 children are expected to attend. For more information, and for a “Trunker” application, click HERE.
Please remember that the Thursday evening hours at the Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station have ended for the season as of September 24th and will not be back until May 1, 2016.
The Voluntown Local Prevention Council and the Voluntown Youth Service Bureau are asking all Voluntown residents who are 18 and over to fill out the Southeastern Regional Action Council (SERAC) Community Adult Survey. The town in our region with the highest percentage of responses will be awarded $1000.
The survey is strictly anonymous and confidential. The survey’s responses will help the Southeastern Regional Action Council better understand the role adults play in the use of alcohol and other substances among our Voluntown youth, and the perception adults have in regards to underage drinking and substance use.
SERAC funds are used to for prevention efforts in our community. This survey was conducted in 2010, and, thanks to a great community response, Voluntown was the winner of the $1000. With your help, we will win again.
Please alert all your Voluntown relatives, friends, and neighbors to this opportunity for our town, and note that the survey takes about 5 minutes or less to complete. Thank you!
The Board of Selectmen are looking to appoint two people to the Representative Advisory Board to Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority (SCWA). This is a two-year term and if you are interested, contact the Selectmen’s Office at 860-376-5880.