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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V/S TRANSFER STATION HOLIDAY CLOSING

THE VOLUNTOWN/STERLING TRANSFER STATION, ON BROWN ROAD, WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24TH FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY.

Public Hearing Cancelled

The December 14th Planning and Zoning Public Hearing to discuss zoning amendments has been cancelled.  They will hold their regularly scheduled meeting at 7:00PM and the public hearing will be rescheduled at a later date.

Voluntown Fire Department’s Children’s Christmas Party

The Voluntown Fire Department is hosting the annual Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday, December 11th from 1-3 PM at the Voluntown Fire Department. Children 0-12 are invited to attend the Children’s Christmas Party. Pizza, ice cream and special visit from Santa himself!

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.

Recreation Commission:Zumba Classes

Zumba Classes

Mondays, Oct. 24- Dec 19 (skipping Oct 31),  6- 7pm
At the Voluntown Baptist Church
Per class $5/residents, $7/non- residents
Register at class

Cable Television Advisory Council Vacancy

The First Selectman is seeking a Voluntown resident to volunteer to be appointed to the Cable Television Advisory Council of Southeastern Connecticut.

For more information on the advisory council, visit the CTACSC website.

Any resident who is interested in being appointed, may submit an appointment request letter to the BOS via rgray@voluntown.gov

Tricentennial Planning Committee

Tricentenial

Voluntown Public Library Online Fundraiser

Cathy Rubin, the Library Director at the Voluntown Public Library, has worked with library staff and The Friends of the Library to set up a GoFundMe page. Through this page it is hoped to raise the $250,000 needed to match grant funding for a wanted library addition.  The link below will direct to the GoFundMe page which contains more information and a great video. Remember, even a little donation helps towards achieving the goal.

https://www.gofundme.com/VoluntownLibrary

A committee has been set up by the Selectmen to plan the design and research a final cost estimate for a library addition.  This committee will report to the Selectmen when finished,  then the project will be proposed to the town for vote.

 

posted on 1/7/16 at 1:51pm