Budget Info & Dates of Public Hearings, Annual Town Meeting, and Referendum

Updated 5/14/24

May 7- BOS Budget Public Hearing will be held in the Town Hall Meeting Room at 6PM with Special Board of Selectmen’s Meeting to follow. (YouTube link below)

May 13- Special Board of Selectmen’s Meeting. The May 14 BOS meeting is cancelled.

May 21- Public Hearing on the sale of the town owned property 2 Church Street, proposed amendments to the Building Code ordinance, and proposed amendments to the Building Permit Fee ordinance with Annual Town Meeting to follow. Both are being held in the gymnasium at the Voluntown Elementary School starting at 7PM.

May 28- Referendum will be held in Town Hall Meeting room 12-8pm with a Special Board of Selectmen’s Meeting to follow.

Notice of Public Hearing and Annual Town Meeting

TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN

Notice of Public Hearing and Annual Town Meeting


This public meeting is being held in person and will be livestreamed on the town YouTube channel which is: Town of Voluntown, CT-Government,https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ. Eligible residents and electors must be present in person to participate and vote.

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing for the sale of town owned property at 2 Church Street, proposed amendments to the Building Code ordinance, and proposed amendments to the Building Permit Fee ordinance will be held on Tuesday May 21, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Voluntown Elementary School, 195 Main Street Voluntown, CT.

A presentation by Beta regarding Town Road maintenance will be held following the public hearing.

The electors and citizens qualified to vote in the annual budget meeting of the Town of Voluntown are hereby warned that the annual town meeting will be held on Tuesday May 21, 2024 at the Voluntown Elementary School, 195 Main St, in Voluntown, Connecticut, at 7:00 pm for the following purposes.

  1. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Board of Selectmen’s Budget for the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 in the amount of $2,640,706 (two million, six hundred forty thousand, seven hundred and six dollars).
  2. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Board of Education Budget for the fiscal year 2024-2025 in the amount of $7,301,475 (seven million, three hundred one thousand, four hundred seventy-five dollars).
  3. To appropriate the funds necessary for the Capital Projects Budget for the Fiscal Year 2024-2025 in the amount of $410,000 (four hundred ten thousand dollars) from the unassigned fund.To consider and act on the following Resolutions:
  1. BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN shall approve the sale of 2 Church Street for the sale price of $40,000 to David and Laureen Blanchette.
  2. BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN does hereby adopt the proposed amendments to the Building Code ordinance.
  3. BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE TOWN OF VOLUNTOWN does hereby adopt the proposed amendments to the Building Permit Fee ordinance.

Copies of the resolution listed above are available at the office of the Town Clerk and on the Town of Voluntown website www.voluntown.gov.

Signed and dated this 13TH  day of May  2024, at Voluntown, CT.

First Selectman                                    Selectman                                       Selectman

      Tracey Hanson                                       Mark Oulton                                Robert Thevenet

For Information on the Resolutions to be voted on at the Annual Town Meeting:

Sale of town owned property, 2 Church Street

Amendments to the Building Code ordinance

Amendments to the Building Permit Fee ordinance

FY 24/25 Budget Information

May 2, 2024

Voluntown Residents,

The Board of Selectmen approved the 2024-2025 General Government Budget Proposal at the April 23, 2024 meeting. The 2024-2025 General Government Budget Proposal shows an increase of $169,834.

A public hearing for the proposed general government budget will be held on May 7 at 6:00PM at the Town Hall Meeting Room.  It will be livestreamed on the Town of Voluntown- Government YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXdF6kZQMhDVNetgjDX2MAQ) where the hearing can be viewed only. Questions must be asked in person, or submitted to the Board before 4:00PM on May 6 to jzelinsky@voluntown.gov. Questions submitted via email will be answered during the Public Hearing.

2024- 2025 General Government Budget Proposal Key Changes:

  • Service contracts and general expenses have increased.
  • The Town Hall Aid position has increased hours.
  • Public works truck repairs and maintenance has increased. Tree removal expenses have increased and more money is needed for the line item (as opposed to keeping a recurring expense as a capital project).
  • Public Safety fire protection costs have increased.
  • Early voting expenses have been added for the 2024 election.
  • Due to changes in state reporting, LoCIP funding needs to be accounted for as an expenditure. It is counted also as a revenue.

The Board of Education is still finalizing their proposed budget so an estimate can not be made yet on the mill rate change.

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on May 21, 2023 at the Voluntown Elementary School gymnasium at 7:00PM.

 Sincerely,

Tracey Hanson

FY 24/25 Proposed General Government Budget

FY 24/25 Proposed Board of Education Budget (updated 5/9/24)

FY 24/25 Capital Project Report with Request

View on YouTube: Public Hearing- Government Budget and Capital Project Budget FY 24/25