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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Primary: Republican & Democratic, Tuesday, August 14

On Tuesday, August 14, 6AM-8PM at Voluntown Town Hall, the primary for state and district offices only will be held for both the Republican and Democratic Parties.

To vote, one must be a registered democrat- to vote in the democratic primary, or a registered republican- to vote in the republican primary.

Notice of Primary Republican Candidates- State and District Only

Notice of Primary Democratic Candidates- State and District Only

Voluntown Plan of Conservation & Development 2020-2030

A message from the Voluntown Planning & Zoning Commission:

The POCD workshop scheduled for July 11th has been rescheduled to October 10th from 6:00pm-730pm at Voluntown Town Hall.  The rest of the workshop scheduled dates remain the same.

Scott Davidson, Chairman

Excessive Heat Precautions

 

Call 2-1-1 for a list of cooling centers. 

Heat stroke is an Emergency! In cases of heat stroke, call 911.

 

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: An Excessive Heat Watch means that combination of heat and humidity could create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

  • Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
  • When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at increased risk.
  • Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoors.
  • Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has air conditioning.
  • Check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors.
  • Reduce risk during outdoor work- the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
  • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

More info:

A search warrant was executed and a suspect was arrested without incident  this morning (6/27) in Voluntown. There is no threat to the community.

http://www.voluntown.gov/4966-2/

Reading Rocks Summer Reading Program at the Voluntown Public Library

Below is the schedule for the Reading Rocks! Summer Reading Program at the Voluntown Public Library. Kids can register anytime during the summer. Visit the Voluntown Public Library website or Facebook page for more information.

Tues. June 26- registration with outdoor games         12-6pm at the Gazebo

Tues. July 3- crafts for kids and adults                           3-6pm at Town Hall

Tues. July 10- crafts for kids and adults                         3-6pm at Town Hall

Tues. July 17- magic show                                                 6pm at Voluntown Baptist Church

Tues. July 24- meet animals who sing in nature .        6pm at the Library

Tues. July 31- crafts for kids and adults                         3-6pm at Town Hall

Tues. Aug 7- how to make balloon animals                   6pm at Voluntown Baptist Church

 

 

Pre School and Kindergarten Registration

For more information about Voluntown Elementary School, visit the VES Website.

PLANNING & ZONING NOTICE OF DECISION

At their regular meeting on June 13, 2018 the Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decision:

App. #041118  Alfred & Tammy Daigneault—15 Preston City Road/Special Exception for adding a 4th unit to an existing 3 unit multi-family dwelling, parking for apartments, new driveway access, septic repairs or upgrades for apartments per health code.

Application APPROVED

Approved 15 days after publication of this notice.

(Published in the Norwich Bulletin June 21, 2018)

Dated at Voluntown, CT this 13th day of June 2018.

Scott Davidson, Chairman

Voluntown Plan of Conservation & Development 2020-2030

A message from the Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission:

It is time to start working on the Voluntown Plan of Conservation and Development for 2020.   Click on the link below to see the topics and schedule.   2nd Wednesday of the month (bi-monthly)  from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Voluntown Town Hall.    1st scheduled time is June 13th and the next will be July 11th.   After July, the schedule will be bi-monthly.  September 12, November 14 and then beginning in January for 2019.

Voluntown POCD 2020-2030 Timeline

Finn Beach Parking Passes Available June 4

Finn Beach officially opens on June 15. Parking passes will be available in the Town Clerk’s Office stating on June 4. Passes will be needed to park in the lot starting on this day. There will be security at the lot, just like last year. Parking passes are the same price as last year. There will be no parking allowed on the side of the road.

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

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. FOR RESIDENT PASSES, PLEASE HAVE A PROOF OF RESIDENCE READY TO SHOW. 

For more information on Finn Beach and for the beach rules, visit: http://www.voluntown.gov/finn-beach/