Town Budget Information

2019-2020 Town Budget Information

TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN

BUDGET REFERENDUM

The electors and citizens qualified to vote in the Town of Voluntown are hereby warned that in accordance with section 7-7 of the CGS, the Selectmen have elected to move items 1-3 to a referendum vote to be held on Tuesday June 4, 2019 at the Voluntown Town Hall, 115 Main St, in Voluntown, Connecticut, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 pm.

1. SHALL THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN APPROVE A FY 2019-2020 BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,964,077.00.

2. SHALL THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN APPROVE A FY 2019-2020 BOARD OF EDUCATION BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,785,196.00.

3. SHALL THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN APPROVE A FY 2019-2020 CAPITAL PROJECTS BUDGET IN THE AMOUNT OF $200,000.00.

Voters approving the recommendation of the Board of Selectmen will vote ” Yes” and those opposing the recommendation of the Board of Selectmen will vote “No”.

Absentee ballots will be available from the Town Clerk’s Office.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

An elector may vote by absentee ballot because of: absence from the town during all hours of voting; illness or physical disability; active service in the U.S. armed forces; religious tenets which forbid secular activity on election, primary or referendum day; or service as an election official at a polling place other than the official’s place of voting. (§§ 9-134, 9-135) Any person who is eligible to vote by absentee ballot may apply for a ballot in person (when a referendum is authorized to be held with less than three weeks’ notice, an absentee ballot may only be issued in person) to the applicant or the applicant’s designee, at the municipal clerk’s office. An authorized designee who personally picked up the referendum absentee ballot for voter may also personally return the absentee ballot to the municipal clerk not later than close of polls. The application form to be used in such case is entitled “Application for Absentee Ballot for Referendum Authorized to be held with less than 3 Weeks’ Notice” (ED-3R) and is available in the Town Clerks office. No absentee ballot shall be issued after the opening of the polls at the referendum, except as provided in section 9-150c (“emergency” ballot). (§ 9-369c)

TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN

Notice of Annual Town Budget Meeting

The electors and citizens qualified to vote in the annual budget meeting of the Town of Voluntown are hereby warned that the annual budget meeting will be held on Tuesday May 21, 2019 at the Voluntown Elementary School, 195 Main St, in Voluntown, Connecticut, at 7:00 pm for the following purposes, to wit:

  1. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Board of Selectmen’s Budget for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $1,964,077 (one million, nine hundred sixty-four thousand, seventy-seven dollars).
  2. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Board of Education Budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020 in the amount of $6,785,196 (six million, seven hundred eighty-five thousand, one hundred ninety-six dollars).
  3. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Capital Projects Budget for the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 in the amount of $200,000 (two hundred thousand dollars) from the unassigned fund.
  4. To set a tax rate and collection period for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.

At the Town Meeting on May 21, the Board of Selectmen will be moving items 1-3 of the meeting call to a vote at referendum to be held on June 4, 12PM-8PM. Absentee ballots will be available for those eligible to vote who will not be able to make the referendum due to work schedule or other accepted absentee ballot reasons.

Proposed 2019-2020 General Government Budget and Capital Improvement Program Budget FY19/20

Note: The Capital Improvement Program Budget is funded from the undesignated fund with additional revenue received from FY18/19 per the Town of Voluntown General Fund Balance Policy. It is not included in Government Budget and is not included in the mill rate.

To view the Board of Education Budget, visit their website page.

Capital Improvement Program 2020-2025, passed by BOS on 5/7/19

Audit Reports (at the top of the page- see Entity- put Voluntown, for Type choose Municipality, click on Refine)

Proposed First Selectman Annual Town Meeting PowerPoint presentation. 

To watch the video of the Annual Town Meeting, click HERE.

The Presentation from the Government Budget Public Hearing is below.