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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TRANSFER STATION CLOSING

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOLUNTOWN/STERLING TRANSFER STATION WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH FOR THE GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY.

Community Events- April

If you have an event that would be of interest to Voluntown residents, please email event submission to thanson@voluntown.gov Check the Community Events website page to view calendar and more listings, including weekly events. 

 

Earth Month Clean-Ups

Green Falls Trail Clean Up sponsored by Friends of Pachaug Forest & The Last Green Valley: Saturday, April 20, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM. Join Friends of Pachaug Forest, Inc. as we team up with community volunteers to clean up the hiking trails in the Green Falls section of Pachaug State Forest. Strong winds combined with freezing rain and wet snow over the past winter dropped many trees and branches on trails and there is considerable brush as well as trash from litterbugs to be removed. We will be removing trash in and around the park on trails, roadways and from the water. A limited amount of hand tools including rakes and brush cutters will be available, but you’re encouraged to bring your own. Make sure to bring work gloves, (nitrile gloves and trash bags will be provided for trash pickup) wear heavy boots and bring tick repellent.  Following cleanup, we will meet back at the beach to enjoy snacks, iced water and conversation. Feel free to bring a bag lunch as we relax and enjoy the afternoon together with “friends”.  Live music will be provided by local musician and songwriter Jonny Debit! If you have questions or to volunteer to help please contact: Michael Lane, Director of Operations at 860-861-5404 or via email at mike.fopf@outlook.com  Check Friends of Pachaug Forest Facebook page for cancellation or updated.

**Attn Scouts: Badges will be provided to members of scouting troops who participate in the Green Falls clean up event. Please RSVP as soon as possible to: susan.fopf@outlook.com so we ensure we have the proper number of badges!

Voluntown Elementary School Cleanup Day: Saturday, April 27th, from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM.  Volunteers need to help clean out gardens, rake, and more. Bring tools, and a bucket loader is needed to move mulch. Contact Margaret Voland at mvoland@voluntownct.org

Community Conversation: Our Vision for Voluntown

On April 24th at 6:00 PM at Voluntown Elementary School the Board of Selectmen will be hosting Community Conversation: Our Vision for Voluntown. The intent of this workshop is to engage Voluntown residents and community members in a conversation as to where they see Voluntown 5 to 10 years from now. Over the next couple of weeks we will be presenting surveys, and other conversation starters that relate to the April 24th event.

Media Release from the CT DOT, RE: LED Relamping of State Owned Traffic Signals

The following CT DOT Media Release is in regards to the LED Relamping of the State Owned Traffic Signal in Voluntown at Rte. 138 & 165.

 

TOWN HALL CLOSED

THE TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH IN OBSERVANCE OF GOOD FRIDAY.

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

The DEEP licensing terminal is back up and running.  Thanks for your patience.

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION

The regular meeting of the Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission April 10, 2019 has been cancelled.  The next meeting will be May 8, 2019 at 7PM at Voluntown Town Hall.

OUT OF OFFICE

The Assessor’s Office will be closed during the day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 16, 17 and 18. The Building Office will be closed during the day on April 15, 16, 17 & 18. The Building Official will be in the office on his regularly scheduled evening hours on Tuesday and Thursday of that week.

OUT OF OFFICE

THE BUILDING/ZONING OFFICIAL WILL NOT BE IN HIS OFFICE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH.

Vision for Voluntown Survey

Please take a moment to complete this survey that is in conjunction with Community Conversation: Vision for Voluntown which will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 6PM at Voluntown Elementary School.  Questions will be explained and discussed more at the workshop. Survey will be live until May 1st. Paper copies of the survey are available at Town Hall, and at the library.  This informal survey is looking for opinions on how residents and visitors view Voluntown today, and in the near future. Results should be available in the Selectmen’s office by the end of May if anyone is interested. Here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Voluntown