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 Voluntown Historical Society meeting that was scheduled for September 17th at the Wylie Schoolhouse has been cancelled. Instead, there will be an open house at the school on the same date and time. Please come join us and take a tour of the schoolhouse. All are welcome.
Registration forms are now available online.
A Special Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30 PM to consider and act on the following item:
1. To authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the Secretary of the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management to remove the Town from eligibility under the Urban Act and seek eligibility under the Small Town Economic Assistance Program.
See the notice here.
TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN
Board of Assessment Appeals
The Board of Assessment Appeals will conduct hearings for Motor Vehicle assessments at the date and time listed below. Applications are available in the Assessor’s office Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Meeting date and time schedule is as follows:
Tuesday September 16th 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Voluntown Town Hall, conference room
115 Main Street, Voluntown, CT
Please note that the Board changes errors made by the Assessor. The statutes state that the Assessor “shall use average retail value,” regardless of condition.
Board of Assessment Appeals
Gil Grimm, Chairman
To request a hearing with the Board of Appeals complete a BAA Application Form
Connecticut Water is advising customers of the SDC Water System on 10 Rod Road, Lakeside Terrace, Tanglewood Drive, and Valley Drive in Voluntown to boil their tap water before using it for drinking, cooking, food preparation, reconstituting baby formula or using for any purpose where it will be consumed, or customers may use bottled water for these purposes.
- See more at: http://www.ctwater.com/en/News/Service%20Updates.aspx#sthash.CflKIjpI.dpuf
There will be an adult seasonal flu/pneumonia clinic on October 6, 2014 at the Voluntown Firehouse, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For more information please call the Town Clerk’s office at 860-376-4089.
The Voluntown Recreation Commission is selling ‘It’s a Voluntown Thing’ t-shirts for a limited time only. All proceeds are going into the Gates Street Basketball Fund to help cover the costs of the basketball court project. Please go here for more information and to place your order!
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.