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/

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.

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