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 BUILDING INSPECTOR/ZONING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WILL NOT BE IN HIS OFFICE ON FIRDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017.
The Town Hall will be closed Monday January 16, 2016 for Martin Luther King Day.
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 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…
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.
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.
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