Archives for February 2018

Town Hall Office Hour with Senator Somers and Representative Skulczyck, March 1

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Community Networking Roundtable: March 5, 2018

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News from NECCOG Animal Services

The Town of Voluntown works with NECCOG Animal Services on issues with domestic animals in town. For more information on NECCOG Animal Services, visit the ‘Animal Services’ tab, under ‘Departments’ on the Town of Voluntown website. The information posted below can be found there.

Visit the NECCOG Animal Services website for information on how to report complaints on domestic animals, animal bites, rabies, animal cruelty, licensing enforcement, surrendering of animals.

Please remember to report animal bites, and threatening animals. Action can not be taken if reports are not made.

NECCOG Animal Services are available after hours and weekends on an emergency basis only. The following are classified as an emergency:
1) Domestic Animals hit by Vehicles and Still Alive
2) People bitten by domestic animals and wildlife
3) Domestic Animals bitten by Wildlife on other domestic animals
4) If you have captured a stray dog
5) Stray Domestic Animals showing signs of illness.

News from NECCOG

Feral Cat Policy

Received 2/7/18

NECCOG does not impound cats unless they are sick, injured or under quarantine observation. NECCOG no longer has the TNR program, put if you are having an issue with feral cats, please contact the first selectman. If the issue is a problem, the first selectman will contact NECCOG and they can work together to resolve the issue. Do not feed stray cats.

Animal Service Fact Sheet

Please note: There is currently no leash law in the state of CT.  Per Statute, dogs have to be under control. However, it is the dog owners responsibility to make sure a dog is in control at all times. The dog’s owner is liable for damages if his/her dog bites or hurts another person or animal, or damages property.

Received 2/15/18

 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING – FEBRUARY 21, 2018; REFERENDUM- MARCH 6, 2018

NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING – FEBRUARY 21, 2018

REFERENDUM – MARCH 6, 2018

TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN

 

The electors of the Town of Voluntown, Connecticut and all others qualified to vote in meetings of said Town are hereby notified and warned that a Special Town Meeting of the Town will be held at the Voluntown Firehouse, 205 Preston City Road, in Voluntown, Connecticut on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. on the following items:

  1. To consider and act on the following resolution:

(a)        BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN shall appropriate $65,000 from the Undesignated Fund for repairs to the roof of the Voluntown Fire House located at 205 Preston City Road.

  1. To consider the following resolution to:

(a)        BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN shall appropriate $220,000 from the Undesignated Fund for the purchase of a new fire truck.

(i)         As required by the Town’s “Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance” of

1998, Item 2(a) of this Notice will NOT be voted on at the Special Town Meeting on February 21, 2018, and instead shall be submitted to a referendum vote to be held at the Voluntown Town Hall, 115 Main Street, Voluntown, Connecticut on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the following question: “SHALL THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN APPROPRIATE $220,000 FROM THE UNDESIGNATED FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF A NEW FIRE TRUCK?” Voters who favor the passage of the resolution will vote “Yes,” and those opposed will vote “No.” Absentee ballots will be available from the Town Clerk’s office.

 

 

Tracey L. Hanson                   Ronald J. Millovitsch             Mark G. Oulton

First Selectman                      Selectman                               Selectman

Recreation Commission Vacancies

The Voluntown Recreation Commission has 2 open positions and is welcoming anyone that may be interested in becoming a member to attend their next meeting on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 7PM .

Recreation Commission meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7PM in the Voluntown Town Hall Meeting Rooms. The purpose of the Voluntown Recreation Commission is to seek the development of recreational programs and enhancement of recreational facilities associated with sponsored programs on various town owned lands, for the residents of Voluntown without bias to race, income, age, sex, or ability.

Residents are appointed to the Voluntown Recreation Commission by the Board of Selectmen. Interested individuals may submit a request letter to the Board of Selectmen for consideration.