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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Snow Plow/Sand Bid Winter Season 21/22

TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN

BOARD OF SELECTMEN

2021/2022 Winter Season

  1. The Board of Selectmen is seeking sealed bids for screened sand for winter road maintenance in Voluntown. Sand must meet specifications of the State of Connecticut and will be delivered to the Town of Voluntown storage site located at 514 Brown Road, as requested by the Board of Selectmen.
  1. The Board of Selectmen is seeking sealed bids for septic sand for winter road maintenance in Voluntown. Sand must meet specifications of the State of Connecticut and will be delivered to the Town of Voluntown storage site located at 514 Brown Road, as requested by the Board of Selectmen.
  1. The Board of Selectmen is seeking bids for snowplowing of approximately 1,000 feet of town owned dirt road with two turn arounds located on Denison Hill Rd. Contact First Selectman, Tracey Hanson at 860-376-5880 for more details.
  1. The Board of Selectmen is seeking bids for snowplowing and salt/sanding of Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station. Contact First Selectman, Tracey Hanson at 860-376-5880 for more details

Sealed bids will be accepted in the drop box outside the main entrance to Voluntown Town Hall, 115 Main Street, Voluntown, CT, for hand delivered bid packages until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.  Bids will be opened at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m., September 28, 2021.  The Town of Voluntown, if it is determined to be in the best interest of the Town, is not obligated to accept the low dollar bid price.  The Town of Voluntown reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Bid packets will be available on the website at voluntown.gov/rfprfq/ or at the Voluntown Town Hall, Monday – Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Board of Selectmen

Tracey Hanson                       Ronald Millovitsch                  Mark Oulton

First Selectman                       Selectman                                Selectman

Notice of Special Town Meeting – September 14, 2021

NOTICE OF

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING – SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN

The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Voluntown, Connecticut hereby warns and gives notice that a Special Town Meeting of the Town will be held at the Voluntown Elementary School 195 Main St., Voluntown, Connecticut on Tuesday September 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m ON THE FOLLOWING ITEM:

                                       1. To consider and act on adoption of the following proposed Ordinance:

                                          (a) VOLUNTOWN CODE ADOPTION ORDINANCE

 

This public meeting is being held in person and will be livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government,https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ

Attendance in person is required in order to participate and vote at this Special Town Meeting

Copies of the ordinance listed above are available at the office of the Town Clerk and on the Town of Voluntown website www.voluntown.gov.

Signed and dated this 2 day of September 2021, at Voluntown, CT

Tracey L. Hanson                                                       Ronald J. Millovitsch                                              Mark G. Oulton

First Selectman                                                           Selectman                                                                  Selectman

 

Voluntown Code Adoption Ordinance (updated and up for discussion/vote)

Voluntown Code Adoption Ordinance (originally proposed)

Schedule A

Final Draft, Red-Line

Current Ordinances

Final Draft, May 2021 – Paginated

 

Events of Note

Voluntown Friends and Family, The Voluntown Volunteer Fire Company is announcing our Chicken BBQ that will be TAKE OUT ONLY on October 2, 2021, 4-6pm. Tickets are just $12 each and are on sale now! Tickets can be purchased on line and held at the door by going to www.voluntownfire.org


 

SECOND AMENDMENT RESOLUTION

At the August 24 Board of Selectmen’s meeting the BOS unanimously approved a resolution in support of the Second Amendment.

A RESOLUTION OF THE VOLUNTOWN BOARD OF SELECTMEN SUPPORTING THE SECOND AMENDMENT 

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of our nation; and

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the Constitution adopted in 1791 states, “a well­ regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Supreme Court found in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), that, “where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them;” and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Supreme Court in the District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), affirmed that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is not connected in any way to service in a militia; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939), stated that firearms that are part of ordinary military equipment with use that could contribute to the common defense are protected by the Second Amendment; and

WHEREAS, the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution states, ”no State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws;” and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Supreme Court in McDonald v. City of Chicago, 561 U.S. 742 (2010), affirmed that a person’s Second Amendment right to ”keep and bear arms” is further secured by the “due process” and the “privileges and immunities” clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.

This decision also protects rights closely related to the Second Amendment, namely the right to manufacture, transfer, purchase, and sell firearms, accessories, and ammunition; and

WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution states, ‘the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the People;” and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Supreme Court found in Printz v. United States, 521 U.S. 898 (1997), that the Federal government cannot compel law enforcement officers of the States to enforce federal laws as it would increase the power of the Federal government far beyond that which the Constitution intended; and

WHEREAS, Article I, Section 2, of the Connecticut Constitution states that, “All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit; and they have at all times an undeniable and indefeasible right to alter their form of government in such manner as they may think expedient,” and

WHEREAS, Article I, Section 15, of the Connecticut Constitution states that, ‘Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state,” and

WHEREAS, due to dual sovereignty of the U.S. Constitution, the Federal government has no authority to enforce state laws and States cannot be compelled to enforce Federal laws; and

WHEREAS, the last protectors of the U.S. Constitution are Law Enforcement Officers and ”we the people of the United States of America” and our ability to fulfill that role successfully rests on our Second Amendment rights; and

WHEREAS, those who are elected to public office swear an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America, and for state and local officials, their respective state Constitution; and

WHEREAS, the state and federal constitutions were designed as a restraint upon the government and not the people as intended by our founders who recognized that unrestrained government leads to tyranny.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Selectmen of Voluntown Connecticut, as      follows:

Section 1. The above recitals are true and correct and incorporated in this Resolution.

Section 2. The Voluntown Board of Selectmen supports the Second Amendment in order to preserve for the People of, on, and in Voluntown, their rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America and Constitution of the State of Connecticut.

Section 3. We the People of Voluntown, Connecticut, through this resolution hereby declare our rights, our freedom and our liberty as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America and further affirmed by the Constitution of the State of Connecticut to always be secured by “We the People” as the Voluntown Board of Selectmen.

Voluntown Board of Selectmen

Tracey Hanson

First Selectman

Board of Selectmen

Voluntown Youth Service Bureau/ Local Prevention Council Advisory Board

The Voluntown YSB/LCP Advisory Board is seeking new members. Community members who are interested can contact the Board Secretary, Adam Burrows, at The Superintendent’s Office 860-376-9167.  For more information on the Youth Service Bureau/Local Prevention Council Advisory Board, visit their webpage; https://www.voluntownct.org/youth_service_bureau

Municipal Election Legal Notices and Endorsements

LEGAL NOTICE democratic nominations

LEGAL NOTICE republican nominations

Nomination form DEM

Nomination form REP

Last Day to Pay Taxes Without Penalty Is Monday August 2nd

Monday, August 2, is the last day to pay taxes without penalty. The Tax Collector’s office will be open Saturday, July 31, from 9am-12pm for collection of taxes.

Voluntown Public Library