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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Planning and Zoning Commission Vacancy

Persons interested in filling vacancy make that intent known to the town clerk, who shall report any such responses to the Commission.

Carl Grenier, Chair

Town of Voluntown Seeking Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

Town of Voluntown is seeking a responsible individual to fill the position of Administrative

Assistant/Bookkeeper. The work involves administrative assistant services to the First

Selectman, and financial support services to the Town of Voluntown. Essential duties of the

position include, but are not limited to, processing payroll, handling accounts payable and

receivables, maintaining employee files, preparing and filing various state and federal reports as

needed, working with auditors, and acting as a liaison to Town departments, Town staff, outside

agencies, and the general public. Job requirements include a High School Diploma or

equivalent and at least 3 years experience in an office administrative, payroll, and or

bookkeeping position. Government background a plus. Excellent customer service required.

Must be proficient in Excel, Word, and QuickBooks or similar spreadsheet and accounting

systems. For more detailed information please visit the Voluntown website. For consideration

please send a cover letter and resume to: First Selectman, Town of Voluntown, 115 Main

Street, PO Box 96, Voluntown, CT 06384.  The Town of Voluntown is an Equal Opportunity Employer…

January Recreation Commission Programs

Youth Basketball Program

The Voluntown Recreation Commission will be sponsoring a Saturday morning youth basketball program for students in Grades 1 through 8. The program will run from January 14 through February 25, 2017.

The times are as follows:

9:00am – 10:00am Grades 1 and 2

10:00am – 11:00am Grades 3 and 4

11:00am – 1:00pm Grades 5 through 8

Download the application here.

Self Defense Class

Don’t be a victim! Learn to defend yourself!!

For ages 15 and up.

January 21, 1:30-3:30pm at the Voluntown Elementary School

Cost: $10 for residents, $20 non residents

Download the application here and drop off at the Voluntown Town Hall.

 

Voices for Families: Enrollment Open to Voluntown Parents

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New Town Ordinance Approved 12/20/16

At a Special Town Meeting December 20, 2016 the Electors and Citizens qualified to vote in Town Meetings of the Town of Voluntown voted unanimously to approve the following ordinance:

ORDINANCE FOR THE FILLING OF VACANCIES IN THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

Section One.   Any vacancy in the panel of regular members or the panel of alternate members of the Planning and Zoning Commission (“Commission”) shall be promptly filled by majority vote of the members of the Commission present, seated and voting at a public meeting of the Commission, provided that, before filling any such vacancy, the Commission shall provide public notice of the vacancy by posting notice of it on the Town of Voluntown website, and, if it chooses, by such other means as it deems prudent, said notice to include a request that persons interested in filling any such vacancy make that intent known to the Town Clerk, who shall report any such responses to the Commission.

Section Two.   The Commission may not appoint any person to fill a vacancy who does not meet the eligibility requirements for regular or alternate membership on the Commission contained in the General Statutes and in the Ordinances of the Town of Voluntown. The appointment shall be for the unexpired portion of the term of the vacant position.

Section Three.  This Ordinance shall be effective fifteen (15) days after publication in a newspaper having circulation in the Town of Voluntown and shall apply to any appointment to fill a vacancy in the regular and alternative membership of the Commission made after that date, regardless of when the vacancy occurred.

 

Voluntown Volunteer Fire Department Steak Supper

The Voluntown Volunteer Fire Department Steak Supper will be held on Saturday, January 21st. Dinner starts at 6, Take Out available at 6:30. Tickets are $20 donation. BYOB

 

Community Roundtable Meeting

A Community Roundtable meeting is scheduled for January 24 at 7 PM. We will be meeting in the Voluntown Elementary School Library. This informal meeting will give Voluntown boards, commissions, community groups, and residents the opportunity to share goals and project ideas in hopes that we can work together and pool our resources for the benefit of our community. If you want to get involved in our community but don’t know how, this is the place to be to learn where volunteers are needed! Please let me know if you have any questions. If possible please RSVP by texting me or calling 860-208-6757, or by sending an email to thanson@voluntown.gov.
Thank you and Happy New Year!
Tracey Hanson

Voluntown Farmers’ Market Volunteers Needed

The Voluntown Economic Development Commission is seeking volunteers to help recruit vendors and plan activities for the 2017 season of the Voluntown Farmers’ Market.  If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, please send an email to EDC@voluntown.gov, with your contact information.

Town of Voluntown Tax Collector’s Notice

Notice is herby given to all taxpayers of the Town of Voluntown that the second and final installment on Real Estate and Personal Property, including Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2015, are due and payable on January 1, 2017.

The second installments and Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes may be paid without penalty through February 1, 2017. The rate of interest is 1.5% per month from the due date of January 1 (18% per year) or a minimum of $2.00 per bill or installment. If paid in February, but after the 1st, interest is computed at 3%.

I will be in my office Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as Saturday January 28 from 9 a.m. until noon for the collection of taxes.

Payments may be made by mail. If a receipt is required, please send a portion of the bill and enclose a self -addressed stamped envelope.

FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE TAX OR INTEREST.

Dated at Voluntown, CT this 22nd day of December 2016.

Maria Morell
Tax Collector