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

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.

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