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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CHICKEN BBQ

THE VOLUNTOWN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. IS HAVING THEIR ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ ON SEPTEMBER 9TH FROM 4:00-6:00 P.M. TICKETS ARE $10 AND AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: VOLUNTOWN TOWN HALL 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., VOLUNTOWN FIREHOUSE 6:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. OR ANY MONDAY EVENING 7:00-9:00 P.M.

OUT OF OFFICE

PLEASE NOTE: THE TAX COLLECTOR WILL BE OUT OF HER OFFICE FROM AUGUST 15TH THRU AUGUST 18TH, 2017.

Notice of Special Town Meeting 8/22/17, Referendum 8/29/17

 

Click here for PDF version of this announcement.

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!

 

Veterans’ Services

The Town of Voluntown website has a Veteran Services page located under the Services & Community tab in the menu bar. This page contains contact information for veteran and military services as well as information on upcoming events, like Stand Down 2017 which is posted below. 

 

OUT OF OFFICE

PLEASE NOTE: THE BUILDING OFFICIAL/ZONING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WILL BE OUT OF HIS OFFICE FROM AUGUST 14TH THRU AUGUST 18TH, 2017.

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.

Tricentennial Planning Committee

The Tricentennial Planning Committee will not be meeting in July and August. The next meeting will be held on September 27th.

Voluntown Republican and Democratic Town Committees Caucus Dates Set

The election of town offices will be held on November 7, 2017.

Municipal offices that will be voted on this election year are:

  • First Selectman
  • Selectman
  • Town Clerk
  • Board of Education
  • Board of Assessment Appeals
  • Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Planning and Zoning Commission Alternates
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Alternates
  • Inland Wetlands Commission
  • Inland Wetlands Commission Alternates
  • Library Trustees

The Voluntown Republican Town Committee and the Voluntown Democratic Town Committee are both holding caucuses to endorse candidates for the November ballot.  All voters registered as Republican in Voluntown are invited to attend and vote at the Republican caucus. All voters registered as Democrat in Voluntown are invited to attend and vote at the Democratic caucus.

Republican Town Committee Caucus- Saturday, July 22, 9AM in Town Hall Meeting Room
Democratic Town Committee Caucus- Monday, July 24, 7PM in Town Hall Meeting Room
Municipal election on Tuesday, November 7

For answers to questions about the caucuses, or if you would like more information about holding an office, contact:

Republican Town Committee: Hyde Harman 860-376-3659 / hharman@snet.net
Democratic Town Committee: Tracey Hanson 860-208-6757 (call or text)