Meetings Week of October 12

Tuesday, October 13, the Board of Selectmen is scheduled to meet at 6:00PM via Zoom.

The Board of Selectmen’s  meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government,  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to voluntownwebsite@gmail.com at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda

Tuesday, October 13, the Housing Authority is scheduled to meet at 6:30PM

Wednesday, October 14, Planning and Zoning is scheduled to meet at 7:00PM. 

Thursday, October 15, Economic Development Commission is scheduled to meet at 6:00PM via Zoom. Please note: This meeting has been moved to 7:00PM and is now a Special Meeting. 

This Economic Development Commission meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to edc@voluntown.gov  at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda

ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION

Please contact the Town Clerk at 860-376-4089 or townclerk@voluntown.gov if:

  1. You have not received an absentee ballot and you sent your request in.
  2. You never received an absentee ballot request and would like an absentee ballot.
  3. You have any questions at all regarding your absentee ballot.

Also please mail or bring your absentee ballot or absentee ballot request as soon as possible.  We have a ballot box outside the side door, or you can hand it to me by knocking on the front door.  Only ballots received by the close of polls 11/3/2020 will be counted and we want to be sure everyone’s vote counts.

Thanks,

Pamela Theroux

Voluntown Town Clerk

Meetings Week of October 5

Wednesday, October 7, Recreation Commission is meeting via Zoom at 7:00pm  

The Recreation Commission meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ.  To submit a public comment, please send an email to recreation@voluntown.gov at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda

Thursday, October 8, Library Board of Trustees is meeting via Zoom at 6:30PM . CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM

This Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to library@voluntown.gov at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda   Procedures for Handling Emergencies    Public Relations    Gifts and Special Collections    Room Use 

Thursday, October 8, Board of Education is holding a Special Meeting via Zoom at 6:00PM

The beginning portion of this special meeting can be accessed “live” to the public on the Voluntown School YouTube
channel below. (Please note that almost all of this meeting will be held in Executive Session, which is not open to the
public, thus the beginning of this meeting will only be live-streamed for a few minutes.
However, the Regular BOE Meeting will begin and go “live” at 7:00 p.m.)
VOLUNTOWN SCHOOL YOUTUBE CHANNEL
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3I7dQmnXMxoTlNHzaSZ1zw
Any public comments received will be reviewed in the Regular BOE Meeting at 7:00 p.m. The public may submit
comments via email at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time to the BOE Clerk (djackman@voluntownct.org).

Agenda

Thursday, October 8, Board of Education is meeting via Zoom at 7:00PM

This public meeting is being held via Zoom and can be watched “live” on the Voluntown School YouTube channel below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3I7dQmnXMxoTlNHzaSZ1zw
Public must submit any comments via email at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time to the BOE Clerk (djackman@voluntownct.org). Comments will be read during the Citizen’s Comment section. A recording of this meeting will be available on the school website within 7 days.

Agenda

Meetings Week of September 28

Monday, September 28, Tricentennial Planning Committee is scheduled to meet at 6:00PM in Town Hall Meeting Room.

Wednesday, September 30, Voluntown/Sterling Transfer Station Commission is scheduled to meet at the Ekonk Grange Hall, 1061 Ekonk Hill Rd, at 7:00PM. 

Agenda    Audit Report

Thursday, October 1, Inland/Wetland Commission is scheduled to meet at 7:30PM. 
The Inland Wetlands Commission  meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to btaylor@voluntown.gov  at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda

 

 

Meetings Week of September 21

All meetings are open to the public. Meetings can be viewed on the Town of Voluntown, CT-Government YouTube Channel. 

Monday, September 21, Planning and Zoning POCD Committee is scheduled to hold a workshop at 6:00PM.

The Committee is charged with reviewing the current Plan of Conservation and Development and presenting suggestions and recommendations to the Planning
and Zoning Commission for possible amendments or additions. No official business is undertaken; the meetings are for discussion purposes only.

Agenda

Tuesday, September 22, the Board of Selectmen is scheduled to meet at 6:00PM via Zoom.

The Board of Selectmen’s  meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government,  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to voluntownwebsite@gmail.com at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda     Special Events    EO 7PP   EO 9B    Covid 19 Meetings     ACIR Meeting Guidelines

Wednesday, September 23, the Board of Assessment Appeals is scheduled to meet at 6:00PM via Zoom

Notice is hereby given that said Board shall conduct a meeting via conference call and livestreamed on the “Town of Voluntown, CT-Government” YouTube channel. Board of Assessment Appeal applications are available on the Town’s website located at www.voluntown.gov.

Said Board will convene on the following date and time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Call in information: Phone: (929) 436-2866, Meeting ID: 849 5147 6433, Passcode: 203041.

Agenda: This meeting will be held for the sole purpose of hearing and deliberating on the 2019 Grand List motor vehicle appeals.

Thursday, September 24, the Board of Education is scheduled to meet for a Special Meeting at 7:00PM via Zoom 

This public meeting is being held via Zoom and can be watched “live” on the Voluntown School YouTube channel below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3I7dQmnXMxoTlNHzaSZ1zw  Public must submit any comments via email at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time to the BOE Clerk (djackman@voluntownct.org). Comments will be read during the Citizen’s Comment section.

Agenda

Meetings Week of September 14

Monday, September 14, the Housing Authority is scheduled to meet at 6:30 PM.  CANCELLED

Monday, September 14, the Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to meet at 7:00PM.  

This Zoning Board of Appeals meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to zba@voluntown.gov  at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

ZBA Agenda

Thursday, September 17, The Economic Development Commission is scheduled to meet at 6:00PM.

This Economic Development Commission meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to edc@voluntown.gov  at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

EDC agenda

 

 

 

Meetings Week of September 7

All meetings are open to the public. Meetings can be viewed on the Town of Voluntown, CT-Government YouTube Channel. 

Tuesday, September 8, the Board of Selectmen is scheduled to meet at 6:00PM via Zoom.

The Board of Selectmen’s  meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government,  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to voluntownwebsite@gmail.com at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda          Job Description 

Wednesday, September 9, Voluntown Youth Service Bureau/Local Prevention Council is scheduled to meet at 5:00PM via Zoom

This meeting is being held via Zoom and can be watched “live” on the Voluntown School YouTube channel below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3I7dQmnXMxoTlNHzaSZ1zw
Public must submit any comments via email at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time to: aburrows@voluntownct.org
A recording of this meeting will be available on the Town and School websites within seven days.

Agenda

Wednesday, September 9, Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to meet at 7:00PM       CANCELLED

Thursday, September 10, the Library Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 6:30PM via Zoom. 

This Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. To submit a public comment, please send an email to library@voluntown.gov at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda.  Director’s Reports: Aug. Sept.  Treasurer’s Report: VPL Budget   VPL Building Fund   Policies for review: Public Relations.   Patron Code of ConductGifts and Special Collections.   Room Use Policy.

Thursday, September 10, the Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7:00PM via Zoom.  

This public meeting is being held via Zoom and can be watched “live” on the Voluntown School YouTube channel below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3I7dQmnXMxoTlNHzaSZ1zw
Public must submit any comments via email at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time to the BOE Clerk (djackman@voluntownct.org). Comments will be read during the Citizen’s Comment section. A recording of this meeting will be available on the school website within 7 days.

Agenda

From the Town Clerk’s Office: Absentee Ballot Information for the Presidential Election on 11/3/2020

The Presidential Election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at the Voluntown Elementary School. If you choose not to vote in person ,and  would prefer to vote with an absentee ballot, please follow the instructions below.

The Secretary of State will be mailing all registered voters an application for an absentee ballot in early September. In order to receive an absentee ballot, you must fill out the form, check a reason for wanting the absentee ballot, and sign the form. If this is not done, I will do my best to reach you and have you come in to correct the form, but I can not issue a ballot until the request is completed correctly.

You may return the form by mail, deposit it  in either of the drop boxes at the Town Hall, or hand it directly to the Town Clerk. The Town Hall is currently closed to the public, but if you would like to return your request in person just give me a call first at 860-376-4089, and I will let you know when I am available (generally 9-4 Monday-Thursday). If you are going to return application by mail, please do so as soon as you receive the request. Several applications were not received in time to get a ballot for the Primary because they were mailed too late. This is a great strain on the postal service and the mail is taking extra time to get back and forth.

Your ballot will come directly from the Town Clerk’s Office, and not the mailing house that was used for the Primary. Ballots will be mailed out or available on October 2, 2020. You are welcome to return your application and ask for your ballot in person any time after that date. Again, The Town Hall is currently closed to the public, but if you would like to return your request in person just give me a call first at 860-376-4089, and I will let you know when I am available (generally 9-4 Monday-Thursday). Ballots may be returned in person, deposited into the ballot drop box at the side door (photo below), or by mail. If you are going to return ballots by mail, please mail them as soon as possible, so that they are received in time.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

1. You do not have to vote absentee. You are allowed to vote in person if you choose. Absentee Ballots are being offered for those that choose to use them.

2. You must fill out a new application for the Presidential Election. The application that you sent in for the primary was just for the primary. You must use the new application that shows the Presidential Election 11/3/2020.

3. The state will be sending these new applications out in early September. If you need one prior to that just contact me.

Please contact me with any other questions at all. We want to be sure that everyone has a chance to vote and that their vote gets counted.

Pamela Theroux
Voluntown Town Clerk
860-376-4089
townclerk@voluntown.gov

Meetings Week of Aug 31

All meetings are open to the public. Meetings can be viewed on the Town of Voluntown, CT-Government YouTube Channel. 

Wednesday, September 5, Recreation Commission is meeting via Zoom at 7:00pm

The Recreation Commission meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ.  To submit a public comment, please send an email to recreation@voluntown.gov at least one hour before the scheduled meeting time. Comments received will be read during the Citizens Comments part of the Agenda.

Agenda

Thursday, September 6, Inland Wetlands Commission is scheduled to meet at 7:30PM  CANCELLED

Labor Day Holiday

On Monday, September 7, no one will be in their Town Hall offices because of the Labor Day holiday. Any phone messages or emails that are sent to an employee that day will be responded to at a later date. Thank you.