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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NEW: Senior and Disabled Transportation Program for Voluntown Residents

Starting on July 1, 2022 the Dial-a-Ride and Caregiver Mile Reimbursement Programs will be available to Voluntown residents who are Senior (age 60+) and/or with disabilities. This is a grant funded service and there is no guarantee that funding will be available all year.

For information on who qualifies for these services, and how to register, pleas visit the Senior Resources page on our website. 

Broadband Connectivity Survey

The Town of Voluntown is working with CCM (Connecticut Conference of Municipalities) to gather information on the broadband internet service in our area. Rural towns like Voluntown have gaps in high speed service availability. The results from this survey will help us see if we can apply for federal infrastructure funds. Please make sure to take this survey from your Voluntown residence or business. 

Click here for the link to the survey and for more information. 

FY 22/23 Town Budget & Town Meeting Information

June 7 Referendum Results

The results to the June 7 Referendum can be found in the minutes of the Annual Meeting, which are here. (Scroll to the end of the pdf. for totals)

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Nuisance Wildlife, Suspicious Acting Wildlife

There have been several calls to Town Hall from residents asking about suspicious acting raccoons. We have inquired with the DEEP EnConn office, the DEEP Wildlife Division, NECCOG Animal Control, and the health department as to what to inform residents to do. Here is the general consensus:

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Committee, Board and Volunteer Vacancies 

 

There are many ways to get involved! We are in need of volunteers to be on boards, commissions, and committees.

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Access to Covid Self Test Kits

Covid-19 test kits are still available.

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Forge Hill Bridge Reopens As a One Lane Bridge

THE FORGE HILL BRIDGE IS NOW OPEN AS A ONE LANE BRIDGE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRAFFIC PATTERN HAS BEEN CHANGED AT THE WYLIE SCHOOL RD/FORGE HILL RD/ NORTH SHORE ROAD INTERSECTION. IT IS NO LONGER A 2 WAY STOP, BUT IS NOW A THREE WAY STOP SO DRIVERS CAN PREPARE SAFELY FOR THE ONE LANE BRIDGE. PLEASE PROCEED ACCORDINGLY.

 

FEMA: Home/Business Damaged by Ida? A Low-Interest SBA Loan May be the Key to Recovery

December 13, 2021
FEMA News Desk: (609) 508-2235

News Release
Home/Business Damaged by Ida? A Low-Interest SBA Loan May be the Key to Recovery

Next to insurance, low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are the primary source of funds for Connecticut disaster survivors to make property repairs and replace personal property destroyed by Hurricane Ida.
If SBA determines you are eligible for a loan, you don’t have to accept it, but you should complete the loan
application as soon as possible to keep your recovery options open. If you apply and are not approved for an SBA
loan, you may be considered for additional FEMA assistance such as personal property replacement, disaster caused vehicle repair, or moving and storage fees.

Types of SBA Disaster Loans
Home Disaster Loans – Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and
personal property, including automobiles. SBA disaster loans also may be used to pay insurance deductibles, if
needed.
Low-interest disaster loans are available to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters in
Fairfield, New Haven and New London counties.
Business Physical Disaster Loans – Businesses of any size are eligible for loans to repair or replace disaster damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment.
Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural
cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet
their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans
are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.
EIDL loans are available to businesses and private nonprofit organizations of any size in Fairfield, New Haven and
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COVID-19 Testing Locations & Vaccination Clinic

Water Assistance Program