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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Informational Meeting on Medicare Changes 4/24

Laura Crewz from Senior Resources will be hosting an informational meeting on Medicare changes Tuesday, April 24 at 3:00PM in the Town Hall Meeting Room. All are welcome to attend.

Information from the Voluntown Substance Abuse Prevention Council: Change the Script

Change the Script is a statewide public awareness campaign to help communities deal with the prescription drug and opioids misuse crisis. It connects town leaders, healthcare professionals, treatment professionals and everyday people with the resources they need to face prescription opioid misuse – and write a new story about what we can accomplish when we all work toward a shared goal. For more information please visit drugfreect.org

Home Heating Assistance Deadline May 1

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Gov. Malloy Reminds Connecticut Residents the Deadline to Apply for Home Heating Assistance is May 1

Governor Dannel P. Malloy is reminding Connecticut residents who need help paying their home heating bills for the 2017/2018 winter season that there is still time to apply for assistance under the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program. The general deadline for applications is May 1, 2018, however eligible households that are subject to a shut-off notice by a utility for heating bills have an extended deadline of May 15.

Read More: Gov. Malloy Reminds Connecticut Residents the Deadline to Apply for Home Heating Assistance is May 1

New Programs: Voluntown Recreation Commission and Voluntown Youth Service Bureau

The newest programs offered by the Voluntown Recreation Commission and the Voluntown Youth Service Bureau are as follows:

Voluntown Recreation Commission

Visit the Voluntown Recreation Commission web page for all current programs and commission news.

Adult Volley Ball

For VOLUNTOWN RESIDENTS, ages 18 and over. No experience required.  Sign up forms available same day, join any time.
Thursday, 6:00-7:30PM, in the Voluntown Elementary School Gymnasium on:
March 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 26
May 3

Voluntown Youth Service Bureau

Visit the Voluntown Youth Service Bureau web page for all current programs, upcoming events, and more.

High School Recreational Basketball

For VOLUNTOWN STUDENTS in grades 9-12.
Games played on Wednesdays, 6-7:30PM in the Voluntown Elementary School Gymnasium on:
March 7, 14, 21, 28,
April 4.

Voluntown Historical Society 3/21 Event Postponed

Due to the uncertain weather forecast, the Voluntown Historical Society dinner meeting at Tamarack that was scheduled for this Wednesday (3/21) has been postponed until Wednesday, April 18th. If you already purchased tickets, the VHS will be contacting you about a refund or holding your reservation.

Follow the Voluntown Historical Society on Facebook and check out their website here: http://www.voluntownhistoricalsociety.org/

Eversource Tree Trimming

Starting in January, Asplunde will be tree trimming for Eversource on the following roads in town:

  • Ekonk Hill Rd
  • Cambell Mill Rd
  • Wylie School Rd
  • Stone Hill Rd
  • Brown Rd
  • Williams Rd
  • Congdon Rd
  • Hell Hollow Rd
  • Gardener Rd

 

Beach Pond Water Draw Down

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has approved the Town of Voluntown’s request to draw down Beach Pond two feet during the 2017/2018 winter season.

The two feet drawdown will commence on or about October 30, 2017.  The drawdown will restore to normal water surface elevation by April 2, 2018. However, there is always a risk that refilling may not be achieved by the target date due to unusually dry weather conditions. the next anticipated drawdown at Beach Pond, based on the previously established drawdown policy would occur during the 2020/2021 winter season.

The cost of this drawdown service to the town is estimated to be about $2100.

Eversource Offers Power Outage Reporting Via Text

OUTAGE ALERTS & TEXT REPORTING

The following information is from the Eversource website.

Receive outage and restoration updates for your electric service in the channels you choose – text, email and phone. You can also report an outage by text and receive on-demand text status updates on your restoration.

First, update your alert notification settings and receive alerts on:

  • Your time of restoration;
  • Outage cause;
  • Status updates;
  • Restoration ​completion.

By activating text alert notifications you are also enrolling to report an outage by text and receive status updates.

  • Text “OUT” to 23129 to report an outage.
  • Text “STAT” to 23129 to receive a status update.

Don’t forget to add 23129 to your contacts for easy reporting!

 

Voter Eligibility

It has come to our attention that there is a great deal of confusion regarding the eligibility to vote at Town Meetings and Referendums. To clear up this confusion please see the state statute below:

 Sec. 7-6. Eligibility to vote. At any town meeting other than a regular or special town election or at any meeting of any fire, sewer or school district or any other municipal subdivision of any town incorporated by any special act, any person who is an elector of such town may vote and any citizen of the United States of the age of eighteen years or more who, jointly or severally, is liable to the town, district or subdivision for taxes assessed against him on an assessment of not less than one thousand dollars on the last-completed grand list of such town, district or subdivision, or who would be so liable if not entitled to an exemption under subdivision (17), (19), (22), (23), (25) or (26) of section 12-81, may vote, unless restricted by the provisions of any special act relating to such town, district or subdivision.

To summarize you may vote if you are a Voluntown resident that is registered to vote or whether or not you reside in Voluntown if you are at least 18 years and old have property on the last (2016) Grand List assessed at one thousand dollars or more. Please call the Town Clerk’s office with any questions regarding this.