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.

An Important Notice Regarding Town Tax Bills

The  State of Connecticut had not passed their budget at the end of the legislative session; therefore, the amount of funding from the State to the Town had not been finalized. A Town Meeting was held on June 20 at which time both the Board of Education and Board of Selectmen budgets were presented with both being voted down. A decision was made to keep the mill rate at 28.06 (same as last year) and to bill only for real estate and personal property at this time.

Once the State budget is adopted, another Town Meeting will be held to review the budgets and set a final mill rate for the 2016 Grand List Year. Any change in the mill rate will be reflected in the 2nd installment for the real estate and personal property and another bill will be issued for January 1, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THIS TIME NO MOTOR VEHICLE BILLS WILL BE ISSUED. Again, once a final mill rate is approved, motor vehicle tax bills will be issued.

Notice of Decision

NOTICE OF DECISION

At a special meeting on June 8, 2017 the Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decision:

Application #020917 Alfred Daigneault (text amendment changes)

Application DENIED.

Dated on this 8th day of June in Voluntown, CT

For the commission

Scott Davidson, Chairman

Finn Beach Parking Passes Available at Town Clerk’s Office

Finn Beach officially opens on June 15.

Finn Beach is a public beach and is open to anyone regardless of whether or not they reside in Voluntown.

Please make sure you have a parking permit for the lot as there is no parking allowed on the street. Permits are transferable from car to car. Permits can be picked up at the Town Hall in the Town Clerk Office. Please be ready to show proof of residency.

Parking lot security will be used again this year. The parking lot will be open daily from June 15- Sepetember 15, 10:00AM- 6:00PM.

To offset the cost of lot security the fees for parking passes are as follows:

Voluntown Residents: $20 for the season (includes 2 guest day passes)
Non-Residents: $40 for the season
Day passes: $10 per day.

PASSES MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE DURING REGULAR TOWN HALL HOURS. PASSES WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE BEACH. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE TOWN HALL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS AND PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR THE WEEKEND. 

 Finn Beach Rules
  • No lifeguard on duty. Swim at own risk and children must be supervised.
  • No dogs on beach
  • No fires or grills on beach
  • No alcohol on beach
  • No glass on beach
  • No smoking on beach
  • Beach open 10am-6pm
  • Parking permits are required
  • No street parking
  • Please use provided trash cans and keep the beach and parking lot clean
  • Call 911 for emergencies. The 911 address is: 61 North Shore Rd, Voluntown, CT

Notice of Decision

NOTICE OF DECISION
At the regular meeting on May 10, 2017 the Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission rendered the following decision.
Application #020817 Voluntown Planning and Zoning Commission (text amendment change)
Approved 15 days after this published notice.
Dated at Voluntown May 16, 2017
Scott Davidson, Chairman

2017-2018 Town Budget Information

2017-2018 Town of  Voluntown Budget Information

A message from First Selectman Bob Sirpenski:

The proposed 2017-2018 General Government budget for the Town of Voluntown does not contain any new programs. It meets the basic needs of Voluntown, while being mindful of the difficult economic times that our town still faces. Please come to the budget informational meeting that will be held in May to provide budget input and plan on attending the town meeting that will be held in June to vote. Dates for both will be announced soon.

To view the proposed 2017-2018 General Government budget, click here.

To view the proposed 2017-2018 Board of Education budget, click here.

Free Electronics Recycling for Voluntown & Sterling Residents

First Selectman Robert A. Sirpenski would like to remind residents that they may, free of charge, bring their unwanted electronics to the Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station located at 514 Brown Rd in Voluntown, CT. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 7:00am-2:45pm. Reminder: May – September,  Thursday hours change to 11:00am-6:45pm.

All electronic equipment is safely packaged by Take 2 and transported to their facility for responsible and secure recycling.

What is and isn’t accepted?

Accepted materials include, but are not limited to: computers, laptops, fax machines, monitors, TVs, cell phones, tablets, video games, game consoles, VCR/DVD machines, remotes, keyboards, computer mice, modems, small appliances, and stereo equipment.

Unaccepted materials include: smoke detectors, ballasts, propane tanks, pain, household hazardous waste, and appliances containing freon- air conditioners, refrigerators, and dehumidifiers. 

About Take 2 INC

Take 2 Inc is a Waterbury based electronics recycler. Take 2 is approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as a Covered Electronics Recycler in conjunction with the Connecticut’s Electronics Recycling Law, RCSA 22a-638-1.

Residents may also, free of charge, bring their unwanted electronics to Take 2’s facility located at 567 South Leonard Street, Building One, Waterbury, CT. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:00am-3:30pm and Saturdays, from 8:00-noon. Additionally, residents may bring their electronics to any of Take 2 Inc’s electronics recycling events. For a listing of upcoming events go to: www.ewaste-recycle-ct.com. For your convenience at events and at Take 2’s facility, Take 2 employees will unload electronics from your vehicle for you.

For questions and more information

Email: Info@Take2recycle.com      Phone: 1-800-209-9322    Website: Take2Recycle.com

 

 

Voluntown Volunteer Fire Department is Seeking Volunteers

A message from the Voluntown Volunteer Fire Department:

Volunteerism is on the fall.  We are a town that was built on volunteerism! Our town residents can get involved.  It is a commitment that is worthwhile in helping your fellow neighbors.

The Voluntown Volunteer Fire Department is made up of 40 members that are trained as either Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Technicians or Fire Police.  Our responsibilities range from controlling traffic during emergencies related to fire such as car fires and structure fires.  We provide patient care for the sick, traumatic injuries, domestic violence, and falls.   We conduct rescues in water, forest emergencies such as search and rescue, recreational vehicle accidents and hunting accidents.  We also respond to hazmat emergencies.

We work in unison with advanced life support (Paramedics and LifeStar).  We transport our patients to regional hospitals.  Our department works closely with the Connecticut State Police (CSP), DEEP, and Eversource.

We provide all the training and gear necessary to provide volunteer support to our department!

If you are unable to commit to our department you can still volunteer to help at our fundraising events or support us by purchasing tickets to our fundraising dinners.

For more information, contact the Voluntown Volunteer Fire Department at 860-376-0475, or visit the firehouse Monday evenings 7-9.

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/