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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Plans Finalized for Mosquito Spraying in Pachaug State Forest

Press Releases

08/23/2019

The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program will be spraying for mosquito control in areas of the Pachaug State Forest considered to be at high risk for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus and West Nile virus (WNV). The spraying will be conducted in Mt. Misery campground and the nearby Horse Camp also known as the Frog Hollow Horse Camp, and on roads from the main forest entrance to Hell Hollow Road. Spraying is scheduled to begin Monday, August 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm, weather permitting, and will continue overnight until completed. Roads will be closed to vehicular traffic during the spraying. The area to be sprayed is not a residential area and no precautions are needed for residents in surrounding areas.

This is an area where high concentrations of mosquitoes infected with EEE virus and WNV have been identified, including mosquito species known to bite humans.  EEE is a rare but potentially deadly disease in people and horses. WNV is found in Connecticut most summers and can cause severe disease in humans and horses.  Horse owners are reminded to review vaccination records with their veterinarians to ensure that EEE and WNV vaccinations are current and their horses are protected during the mosquito season.

The pesticide used is a product called Anvil which contains the active ingredient d-phenothrin, also called sumithrin. Sumithrin is similar to the natural compounds used in pesticide products used indoors including many common sprays for fleas and flying insects.

Spraying reduces risk of infection with EEE and WNV virus, but does not completely eliminate risk. People spending time in the area should continue to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites. These include:

  • Minimize time outdoors at dusk and dawn.
  • Be sure door and window screens are tight fitting and in good repair.
  • Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts. Clothing material should be tightly woven.
  • Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors.
  • Consider using mosquito repellent when it is necessary to be outdoors and always use them according to label instructions. The most effective repellents contain DEET or Picaridin. Oil of lemon eucalyptus is also effective for brief periods of exposure.

Connecticut Mosquito Management Program

The response to mosquito transmitted diseases in Connecticut is a collaborative inter-agency effort involving the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Connecticut (UCONN). These agencies are responsible for monitoring mosquito populations and the potential public health threat of mosquito-borne diseases.

For information on WNV and other mosquito-borne diseases, what can be done to prevent getting bitten by mosquitoes, the latest mosquito test results and human infections, visit the Connecticut Mosquito Management Program web site at https://portal.ct.gov/mosquito.

Assessor Hours, Week of 8/19

The Assessor will be in office tonight, 8/19, at 5:45pm and Friday, 8/23, at 1:30pm. He can always be reached at crose@voluntown.gov.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN, CT 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 

FOR TOWN ATTORNEY

The Town of Voluntown, Connecticut seeks proposals for Town Attorney services from interested law firms with a minimum of seven (7) years of experience representing Connecticut municipalities.  Sealed proposals for Town Attorney, are invited and will be received by the Town of Voluntown, until 3:00 P.M., October 1, 2019 at the Selectmen’s Office, Voluntown Town Hall, 115 Main Street, Voluntown, Connecticut, 06384 at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the appropriate title.

The Information for Proposals may be obtained at the Voluntown Town Hall, Selectmen’s Office, 115 Main Street, Voluntown, Connecticut, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Tuesday: 9:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In addition, the proposal can be downloaded from the Town of Voluntown’s website www.voluntown.gov.

Proposals, to receive consideration, must be in the hands of the authorized representative, no later than the day and hour mentioned above.

The Town of Voluntown reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals; to waive any informalities, or; to accept any proposal deemed in the best interests of the Town of Voluntown.

All bids will be considered valid for a period of for sixty days (60) days after the date of the bid opening. In the event that the contract cannot be awarded within this time period, the time may be extended by mutual agreement between the Town of Voluntown and the designated, qualified low Bidder.

The Town of Voluntown is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Board of Selectmen

Tracey Hanson                        Ronald Millovitsch                  Mark Oulton

First Selectman                       Selectman                                Selectman

 

Request for Proposal Town Attorney Documents

Republican Primary September 10, 2019

NOTICE OF PRIMARY OF REPUBLICAN PARTY “TO PAMELA THEROUX
NOTICE OF PRIMARY OF REPUBLICAN PARTY “To Pamela Theroux, the Town Clerk of Voluntown: Notice is hereby given that a Primary of the Republican Party will be held in the Town of Voluntown, on September 10, 2019, for nomination to the following Municipal Offices to be filled at the Town Election to be held on November 5, 2019: OFFICE TERM First Selectman 11/19/19-11/16/21 Notice is also hereby given that the following are the party-endorsed candidates of the Republican Party for nomination to said Municipal Offices, together with the street addresses of said candidates: NAME ADDRESS OFFICE TERM Tracey Hanson 14 Pawcatuck Trail First Selectman 11/19/19-11/16/21 Notice is also hereby given that the following enrolled members of the Republican Party have filed petition(s) in conformity with Sec. 9-406 of the General Statutes, as candidates for nomination to said Municipal Offices: NAME ADDRESS OFFICE TERM Skart Paul 867B Ekonk Hill Rd First Selectman 11/19/19-11/16/21 Dated at Voluntown, Connecticut, this 6th day of August 2019. Registrar of Voters of the Republican Party.” The foregoing is a copy of the notice which I received from Deborah Fletcher, Registrar of Voters of the Republican Party, in accordance with Sec. 9-435 of the General Statutes. As provided in said notice, a Primary of the Republican Party for nomination of candidates to the offices therein specified will be held on September 10, 2019; the hours of voting at said Primary will be from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and the location of the polls will be as follows: LOCATION OF POLLING PLACE Voluntown Town Hall, 115 Main Street Dated at Voluntown, Connecticut, this 6th day of August 2019. Municipal Clerk Pamela E. Theroux Town of Voluntown
Appeared in: Norwich Bulletin on Thursday, 08/08/2019

Press Release: Positive Mosquitoes for EEE Virus in Voluntown

Posted 8/5/19 4:50pm


CCM Scholarship Contest Open to Middle School and High School Students

CCM (Connecticut Conference of Municipalities) is sponsoring a $1000 scholarship competition open to middle school (grades 6-8) and high school students. The topic is “What is cool about local government?”. Entries may be of any media- video, essay, poem, art…and may be done by individual or group. For more information, and an application, visit the CCM website. 

YOGA

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE YOGA CLASS BEING HELD ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Backpacks & School Supplies Collection Drive

It’s back to school time! This year, we will be working with SNSN Radio in Jewett City, The Lisbon Selectmen’s Office, and the Griswold Selectmen’s Office to collect and distribute backpacks and school supplies to students in Lisbon, Griswold & Voluntown. Lisbon First Selectman Thomas Sparkman and his wife Susan Carr have started this collection drive and have invited us to join in.  

The Voluntown Town Hall, as well as the Lisbon Town Hall and the Griswold Town Hall will be collections sites for donations.  Supplies will be collected until August 23 and distribution will be on August 24. 

If you would like to make a monetary donation, send a check to: Jewett City Savings Bank, ATTN: Lisa Legler, PO BOX 335, Jewett City, CT 06351

Types of supplies that are needed:

  • One subject spiral notebooks
  • 2 inch 3 ring binders
  • Pencil bag for binder
  • Dividers
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Basic calculator
  • Personal ear buds
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Scissors
  • Folders for binder
  • Index cards
  • Post It notes
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Glue sticks
  • Construction paper
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Backpacks
If you have any questions, please contact me at the Selectmen’s Office. Thank you!
Tracey Hanson
thanson@voluntown.gov
860-376-5880

Rabies: Be Aware and Protect Your Family

The Town Hall received a call from a resident about a potentially (now deceased and no longer a carrier) rabid baby skunk on Ten Rod Rd. The CT DEEP is aware of this. Please be on alert. Here are a few thinks to know to keep yourself and your family safe from rabies:
  • Make sure your pets are up to date on their rabies vaccinations! The number one way rabies is spread to humans world wide is by the bite of an infected dog.
  • Make sure you communicate to kids that if they find a  wild animal that they do not touch it. visit the CDC rabies website that is designed for kids. 
  • If you suspect a wild animal might be infected with rabies, call the DEEP Emergency Dispatch at 860-424-3333. Keep everyone and pets away from it.
  • For more information on rabies, visit the DEEP website.