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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Voluntown Recreation Summer Programs

Notice of Annual Town Budget Meeting

The electors and citizens qualified to vote in the annual budget meeting of the Town of Voluntown are hereby warned that the budget meeting will be held on Tuesday June 20, 2017 at the Voluntown Elementary School, Route 138 in Voluntown, Connecticut, at 7:00 pm for the following purposes, to wit:

 

  1. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Board of Selectmen’s Budget for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 in the amount of $1,682,243 (one million, six hundred eighty two thousand two hundred forty three dollars).
  2. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Board of Education Budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018 in the amount of $6,905,174 (six million, nine hundred five thousand, one hundred seventy four dollars).
  3. To set a tax rate and collection period for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
  4. To appropriate a sum not to exceed $50,000 for Town Hall repairs including but not limited to roof replacement, exterior wall repair, drainage system, parking lot sealing and line painting.
  5. To appropriate a sum not to exceed $12,000 for the Recreation Commission for the purpose of constructing an outdoor pavilion on Town owned property on Gates Street.

 

Robert A. Sirpenski                       Tracey L. Hanson                    Jack S. Wesa

First Selectman                                   Selectman                               Selectman

 

For Sale by the Town of Voluntown

The Voluntown Board of Selectmen have authorized the sale of:

  1. 1977 John Deere 301AG Tractor with 72” sickle bar and three point hitch.
  2. 1982 Ford Tractor 4110 with 3 point hitch 72” mower and side mount sickle bar
  3. 1989 John Deere 444 Articulated Loader
  4. 2006 Saturn Ion.

The above are being sold for the best offer

in as-is condition. Please contact the Selectmen’s Office at

860-376-5880 if you have any questions. Sealed bids will be accepted

by the Selectman’s Office until 3:00 p.m. on June 29, 2017.

 

 

 

Notice of Decision

NOTICE OF DECISION

At a special meeting on June 8, 2017 the Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decision:

Application #020917 Alfred Daigneault (text amendment changes)

Application DENIED.

Dated on this 8th day of June in Voluntown, CT

For the commission

Scott Davidson, Chairman

Office Closed

The Assessor’s Office & the Building Office will be closed on Monday, June 26th.

Recreation Commission: CT Tigers Ticket Fundraiser

The Voluntown Recreation Commission is excited to announce our partnership with the Connecticut Tigers once again this year.

This year instead of picking one day, which may interfere with other plans you may of had. We wanted to give you the flexibility to go to any of the Tigers 38 home games.

We will be selling ticket vouchers that are good for Reserved Seating to any of the Tigers 38 home games at Dodd Stadium this year.

Vouchers are $10.00 half of which will come back to benefit the Voluntown Recreation Commission.

Vouchers will be available at Voluntown Elementary School and Town Hall.

The Voluntown Recreation Commission would like to thank you for your continued support, and we hope you have a great time and cheering on the Connecticut Tigers!

 

 

Eversource Planned Service Interuptions

Eversource CT has planned service interruptions throughout Voluntown over the next couple of weeks while work on lines is being completed. Residents in interrupted areas should have been notified by letter. Dates and times are estimate and weather dependent. Power should be out for less than an hour.
For more information: https://www.eversource.com/…/…/planned-service-interruptions

Finn Beach Parking Passes Available at Town Clerk’s Office

Finn Beach officially opens on June 15.

Finn Beach is a public beach and is open to anyone regardless of whether or not they reside in Voluntown.

Please make sure you have a parking permit for the lot as there is no parking allowed on the street. Permits are transferable from car to car. Permits can be picked up at the Town Hall in the Town Clerk Office. Please be ready to show proof of residency.

Parking lot security will be used again this year. The parking lot will be open daily from June 15- Sepetember 15, 10:00AM- 6:00PM.

To offset the cost of lot security the fees for parking passes are as follows:

Voluntown Residents: $20 for the season (includes 2 guest day passes)
Non-Residents: $40 for the season
Day passes: $10 per day.

PASSES MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE DURING REGULAR TOWN HALL HOURS. PASSES WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE BEACH. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE TOWN HALL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR THE WEEKEND. 

 Finn Beach Rules
  • No lifeguard on duty. Swim at own risk and children must be supervised.
  • No dogs on beach
  • No fires or grills on beach
  • No alcohol on beach
  • No glass on beach
  • No smoking on beach
  • Beach open 10am-6pm
  • Parking permits are required
  • No street parking
  • Please use provided trash cans and keep the beach and parking lot clean
  • Call 911 for emergencies. The 911 address is: 61 North Shore Rd, Voluntown, CT

Notice of Decision

NOTICE OF DECISION
At the regular meeting on May 10, 2017 the Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decision.
Application #020817 Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission (text amendment change)
Approved 15 days after this published notice.
Dated at Voluntown May 16, 2017
Scott Davidson, Chairman