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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TOWN HALL CLOSED

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH FOR PRESIDENTS DAY.

Meals-On-Wheels Delivery Available to Voluntown Senior Residents

Serving persons sixty years and older and their spouses, Meals-on-Wheels delivery is available on a referral basis by the Visiting Nurse, Social Worker, Doctor office, Hospital, municipal agent, family, friends, and clients themselves. Meals are delivered to Voluntown residents Monday through Thursday with frozen meals provided for weekends. Meals provided are nutritionally balanced and within the guidelines of a no-added-salt and no-added-sugar diet. More info in the link below or contact Voluntown elderly municipal agent, Beth Taylor, at Town Hall (860) 376-4089

http://www.tvcca.org/food-nutriti…/senior-nutrition-program/

Voluntown Youth Service Bureau Seeking Dodgeball Tournament Teams

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Click on the links below for:

Information on Teams
Tournament Rules
Player Registration Form

Community Roundtable Meeting Postponed Again Due to Inclement Weather

The Community Roundtable meeting is that was scheduled for tonight, January 31,  at 7 PM, will again be  rescheduled due to the inclement weather expected this evening. A new date will be announced soon!

This informal meeting will give Voluntown boards, commissions, community groups, and residents the opportunity to share goals and project ideas in hopes that we can work together and pool our resources for the benefit of our community. If you want to get involved in our community but don’t know how, this is the place to be to learn where volunteers are needed! Please let me know if you have any questions. If possible please RSVP by texting me or calling 860-208-6757, or by sending an email to thanson@voluntown.gov.

Groups that will have representatives in attendance are:

Voluntown Youth Service Bureau
Voluntown Fire Department
Voluntown Farmers’ Market
Voluntown Historical Society
Voluntown Economic Development Commission
Voluntown Public Library
Voluntown Elementary School

If any other group or local organization is looking for volunteers or help with a community project, please contact me and you can be added to this list.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Tracey Hanson.

Voluntown Recreation Commission Programs

Yoga

For students with some yoga experience. This class encourages each student to honor their own level of ability. You will be guided through a practice of meditation and breath work, holding and exploring postures. Modifications are offered as needed. This experience will encourage improved balance, increase flexibility, strengthen and tone muscles and stress relief. Please bring: yoga mat, blanket, and 2 yoga blocks.

Feb 8, 15, 22 and March 1 at 6-7pm in the Voluntown Elementary School Library

Cost: $5 per class

Led by Sandra Hartnett
http://www.heartcenteredyogatherapy.com/

Download registration form here.

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Download Zumba registration form HERE.

New Town Ordinance Approved 12/20/16

At a Special Town Meeting December 20, 2016 the Electors and Citizens qualified to vote in Town Meetings of the Town of Voluntown voted unanimously to approve the following ordinance:

ORDINANCE FOR THE FILLING OF VACANCIES IN THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

Section One.   Any vacancy in the panel of regular members or the panel of alternate members of the Planning and Zoning Commission (“Commission”) shall be promptly filled by majority vote of the members of the Commission present, seated and voting at a public meeting of the Commission, provided that, before filling any such vacancy, the Commission shall provide public notice of the vacancy by posting notice of it on the Town of Voluntown website, and, if it chooses, by such other means as it deems prudent, said notice to include a request that persons interested in filling any such vacancy make that intent known to the Town Clerk, who shall report any such responses to the Commission.

Section Two.   The Commission may not appoint any person to fill a vacancy who does not meet the eligibility requirements for regular or alternate membership on the Commission contained in the General Statutes and in the Ordinances of the Town of Voluntown. The appointment shall be for the unexpired portion of the term of the vacant position.

Section Three.  This Ordinance shall be effective fifteen (15) days after publication in a newspaper having circulation in the Town of Voluntown and shall apply to any appointment to fill a vacancy in the regular and alternative membership of the Commission made after that date, regardless of when the vacancy occurred.

 

Voluntown Farmers’ Market Volunteers Needed

The Voluntown Economic Development Commission is seeking volunteers to help recruit vendors and plan activities for the 2017 season of the Voluntown Farmers’ Market.  If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, please send an email to EDC@voluntown.gov, with your contact information.

Town of Voluntown Tax Collector’s Notice

Notice is herby given to all taxpayers of the Town of Voluntown that the second and final installment on Real Estate and Personal Property, including Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes on the Grand List of October 1, 2015, are due and payable on January 1, 2017.

The second installments and Supplemental Motor Vehicle taxes may be paid without penalty through February 1, 2017. The rate of interest is 1.5% per month from the due date of January 1 (18% per year) or a minimum of $2.00 per bill or installment. If paid in February, but after the 1st, interest is computed at 3%.

I will be in my office Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as Saturday January 28 from 9 a.m. until noon for the collection of taxes.

Payments may be made by mail. If a receipt is required, please send a portion of the bill and enclose a self -addressed stamped envelope.

FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE TAX OR INTEREST.

Dated at Voluntown, CT this 22nd day of December 2016.

Maria Morell
Tax Collector

News from the Selectmen’s Office

Crumbling Foundations

The issue of crumbling foundations is spreading across the state. Currently there are no reported cases in Voluntown. If you are a Voluntown home owner and believe that you have a crumbling foundation, please contact the Selectmen’s office at 860-376-5880.