Coffee Hour with State Rep. Sckulczyk and State Sen. Somers, 5/5/17

REMINDER

STARTING ON THURSDAY, MAY 4TH, THE TRANSFER STATION WILL BEGIN THEIR  LATE HOURS. ON THURSDAY ONLY, THE TRANSFER STATION WILL BE OPEN FROM 11:00 A.M. TO 6:45 P.M.

TOWN HALL CLOSED

THE TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 29TH FOR MEMORIAL DAY.

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 EDC Hosting SBA 101 Workshop, May 18

SBA 101 Workshop

Hosted by the Voluntown Economic Development Commission.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is presenting a free SBA 101 workshop for existing and start-up businesses on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Voluntown Town Hall Meeting Room. Light refreshments will be served.

This free workshop is open to the public and will give an overview of the capital, counseling and contracting programs and services available from the SBA and its resource partners to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small business. Attendees of SBA 101 will learn more about:

  • SBA loan programs
  • CT Procurement Technical Assistance Program (CPTAP) – Government contracting
  • Counseling and training services from SCORE.

Speakers include:

SPACE IS LIMITED! Please register by May 11.

To register or for more information, contact Lisa Powell at 860.240.4892 or lisa.powell@sba.gov

Upcoming Road Closings Expected the First Week of May

The following roads will be closed at times during the first week of May,  May 1st- May 6th, for paving:

Ten Rod Road
Tanglewood Lane
Lakeside Terrace
Valley Drive

National Day of Prayer Proclamation

Voluntown Youth Service Bureau Upcoming Events

The Voluntown Youth Service Bureau has many events coming up May. For more info and updates visit the Voluntown Youth Service Bureau Facebook page and webpage. 

Super 5K Run/Walk/Stroller Race Fundraiser

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 9am at the Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown. ChipTiming by Platt Systems

Please fill out the registration form (under forms) and return it to Voluntown Elementary School, 195 Main Street, Voluntown, CT 06384.   Registration fee is as follows:

Ages (0 – 18)  $10      $15 w/shirt
Ages (19+)     $25      $30 w/shirt

Please come join us for a fun-filled morning in the Pachaug State Forest!

Event flyer/info
Registration form

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/