Welcome to Voluntown

town_sealLocated in the northeast corner of New London County, Voluntown is a rural community consisting of 39.8 square miles with two-thirds of the town made up of state forest. Pachaug State Forest offers many outdoor activities; such as hunting, camping, hiking and horseback riding. The town hall and library are located in the Village Center, along with the PreK-8 school, Constitution Field, the walking track, and gazebo. Voluntown was Incorporated in 1721 and has a rich history of textile mills, historic buildings, the Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC Camp), folklore and was originally known as “Volunteer Town”.

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Town Hall Offices Closed 6/19

All Town Hall offices and the Voluntown Public Library are closed on Wednesday, June 19th. Please plan accordingly.

Dogs Licenses

eQuality Valuation Services LLC Data Collectors in Town

Posted 5/28/24

eQuality Valuation Services LLC Data Collectors Peter and Asher will be in town for the next two weeks photographing and inspecting select properties for the Town of Voluntown Revaluation. Their vehicles will be marked with eQuality magnets. Their ID information is below.

Should you have any questions, please call the Assessor’s Office at (860) 376-3927.

Public Reval ID Letter- Asher

Public Reval ID Letter- Peter

Referendum- Vote June 5 at Town Hall, Town Meeting Vote Results

Updated 6/5/24

Results of the 6/5/24 budget referendum are below in red. 

Please note: Due to an error in the announcement of the Annual Town Meeting and Referendum, they have both been rescheduled.

Board of Selectmen Budget Public Hearing can be viewed here: Public Hearing- Government Budget FY24/25 (youtube.com)

NEW DATE- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5-  Referendum will be held in Town Hall Meeting room 12-8pm with a Special Board of Selectmen’s Meeting to follow. The referendum is to vote on the government budget, board of education budget and the capital projects budget only. 

Results for the items voted on at the Annual Town Meeting are in red below.

Notice of Annual Town Meeting and Referendum

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Public Hearing May 21: Sale of  Town Owned Property 2 Church Street

Posted 5/10/24

Notice is hereby given that an Informational Public Hearing for the Town of Voluntown for the sale of 2 Church Street will be held on May 21, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. in the Voluntown Elementary School, 195 Main Street, Voluntown, CT.  The Public Hearing will be livestreamed on the Town YouTube channel which is Town of Voluntown-Government. The vote on the sale will take place at the Annual Town Meeting that directly follows the public hearing.

In October of 2023 a Request for Proposals went out for the Sale of Town Property 2 Church Street. The posting can be viewed on the town website here. Certified letters were sent to all of the adjacent property owners and the RFP was posted through our regular posting practices. The link to the bid document is on the town website. At the bid deadline on November 28, one bid was received from David and Laureen Blanchette for the purchase of the property for $40,000.

Seeking Justice of the Peace Candidates

If you are interested in becoming a Justice of the Peace, please contact your party chair if you are affiliated as a Republican or Democrat or the Town Clerk if you are undeclared.

For Democrats nominations will be May 28 at 7pm please contact Chris Chabot at chrischabotvtown@gmail.com if you are interested.
The Republican nominations will be May 22 at 7pm at Town Hall Meeting Room.  Please contact Tracey Hanson at amothersearth@gmail.com or vtownrtc@yahoo.com if you are interested.
All others should contact the Town Clerk 860-376-4089 or ptheroux@voluntown.gov.

Revaluation Data Mailers

Dear Residential Property Owners,
To assist in our state-mandated property revaluation, eQuality will be mailing all residential property owners a data mailer this week. The data mailer contains detailed information about your property. We kindly request that you verify the accuracy of all data on the mailer by either following the instructions described on the mailer to submit your response online or by noting any discrepancies on the data mailer, signing it and returning it via mail. This step is critical in the assessment process, as accurate data ensures the most precise valuation of your property. A response is required within 10 days whether corrections are needed or not.
If you have any questions about the data mailers or the revaluation project, please feel free to call the Voluntown Assessor’s Office at 860-376-3927or email csarvas@voluntown.gov.

VES School Readiness/ Preschool Program Enrollment for 24/25 School Year

 

 

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Board of Education 24/25 Budget Public Hearing on April 18

The Board of Education is holding their 24/25 Budget Public Hearing on Thursday, April 18, at 7PM in the Board of Education Meeting Room in the Superintendent Office Building. The Board of Education Meeting will follow.

The proposed budget can be found here: Budget Information – Voluntown School District (voluntownct.org)

The hearing and meeting and will be livestreamed on the Voluntown Elementary School YouTube page: Voluntown School – YouTube

To ask questions and make comments about the proposed budget, residents must attend the public hearing in person. 

 

DECD Small Business Boost Funds Event April 25

Voluntown Small Business Owners: This amazing loan opportunity the CT Department of Economic Development is currently running. The CT Small Business Boost Funds is providing fixed rate loans across the state to help small businesses expand and promote their businesses.

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