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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Road Closures for Drain Repairs

Public Works will be closing Wylie School Rd east side at the Shetucket Tpk. intersection tomorrow, Thursday (7/9) and Friday (7/10) to repair/replace drains. No driveways will be blocked. Please use Forge Hill Rd to enter/exit the area.

Pending the weather, on Monday (7/13) and Tuesday (7/14) Shetucket Tpk will be closed right before the intersection with Wylie School Rd to repair/replace drains. No driveways will be blocked. Forge Hill Rd, Wylie School Rd west, or Campbell Mill Rd will have to be used as detours, depending on where you are coming from/going.

A Message from the Town Clerk: Information on Absentee Ballots for August 11, 2020 Primary

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order allowing all registered voters in Connecticut to vote absentee in the August 11, 2020 primary.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill mailed every registered Democrat and Republican in the state an application that they will need to fill out and return if they wish to obtain an absentee ballot. That application, which will be sent via U.S. Postal Service, will include a postage paid return envelope. Beginning July 21, 2020, all voters who requested an absentee ballot will receive the ballots in the mail, which will also include a postage paid return envelope. Voluntown will also have a secure ballot drop box, located at the Town Hall, to allow voters to deliver their absentee ballots in person without close personal contact.

For those who would still like to appear in person to cast their vote, our polling locations will be at Voluntown Elementary School and are open to all registered Democrats or Republicans who want to vote in person; however, the ability to vote absentee will ensure that the democratic process continues safely and securely.

Check your voter registration status at: https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx

For more information: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/05-2020/Governor-Lamont-Signs-Executive-Order-Allowing-All-Eligible-Connecticut-Residents-to-Vote-Absentee

Road Closure- Wednesday, July 8, Campbell Mill Rd

Campbell Mill Rd will be closed on the Shetucket Turnpike end only on Wednesday, July 8, for drainage work. The farm will be accessible by the Wylie School Rd end.

 

 

Meetings the Week of July 6

Planning and Zoning Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, is CANCELLED.
All meetings are open to the public. Meetings can be viewed on the Town of Voluntown, CT-Government YouTube Channel. 
Thursday, July 9, at 6:30PM- Library Board of Trustees
The Inland Wetlands Commission  meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to library@voluntown.gov  at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.
Thursday, July 9, at 7:00PM- Board of Education
This public meeting is being held Google Meet. To access this meeting use the following “view only” link; https://stream.meet.google.com/steam/d94df0ee-b257-46ab-9d35-8ae50bfdac39
Public must submit any comments via email at least on hour before the scheduled meeting time to the BOE Clerk djackman@voluntownct.org  . Comments will be read during the Citizens Comment section of the Agenda. A recording of this meeting will be available on the school website within 7 days.
BOE Agenda and Related Materials

TOWN HALL DROPBOX

The book return slot at the Voluntown Public Library is no longer being used as the Town Hall dropbox. We had a dropbox installed by the Town Hall front door (the door located on Main St.) that is to be used now.

A Message About This Year’s Tax Bills

Voluntown Property Owners,

This year the tax bills have been sent out directly from the company (QDS) that prints out the tax bills. This is a cost savings to the town.

Property bills and personal property bills will be arriving in separate envelopes.

It has come to our attention that some people are receiving bills with ‘Town of Granby’ as the return address on the envelope. QDS has been made aware. Information on bills and on return envelopes has not been affected.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

Primary Elections- Presidential and Democratic and Republican State Offices

Primary election day is August 11th and polls will be open 6am-8pm. Voluntown’s polling location has changed to the Voluntown Elementary School gymnasium due to the social distancing limitations a  Town Hall. 

For more information on the Primaries, visit the Legals and Bids page on the town website. 

Due to COVID-19, all registered Republican and Democrat voters are able to vote via Absentee Ballot.  Absentee ballot applications will be mailed out from the State of CT Secretary of States Office and Voluntown registered Democrats and Republicans should be receiving them by the end of July. Absentee ballots can not be picked up from the Town Clerk’s office until July 21st.

For more information on absentee voting, visit the website of the Secretary of State’s Office.

Summer Meal Program for Voluntown Students

Summer Meals continue to be offered at Griswold Middle School Cafeteria 9am-12pm M, W, F. July 3rd there will be no meal service, four meals will be provided on Wednesday, July 1st.

Out of Office

The Selectmen’s Office and the Town Clerk’s Office will not staffed on Thursday July 2nd. They will not be returning emails or phone calls on this day or accepting appointments for this day.  Please plan ahead if you need assistance with anything- including beach passes or pistol permit help.