FY 22/23 Town Budget & Town Meeting Information

June 7 Referendum Results

The results to the June 7 Referendum can be found in the minutes of the Annual Meeting, which are here. (Scroll to the end of the pdf. for totals)

The Annual Town Meeting was held on Tuesday, May 24, at 7pm in the VES gym. Read the Meeting Call HERE.    View the meeting on YouTube HERE. 

***Please note: The Referendum date has been changed to June 7, 2022. It will be held from 12-8 at Town Hall. ***

The May 4th Public Hearing on the FY 22/23 Government Budge Proposal is on YouTube and can be viewed HERE.

View the FY 22/23 General Government Proposed Budget here.

View the Proposed Capital Improvement Program Funding here.

View the FY 22/23 Board of Education Proposed Budget here. 

View the FY 22/23 Town of Voluntown Revenue Budget here. 

The proposed budgets, if approved, would bring us to a 27.77 mill rate, a .31 decrease.

Ordinance 7-1

§ 7-1 Time and date.
Code/Ch 7: Administration of Government/Ch 7 Art I: Referenda
All referenda held in the Town of Voluntown shall be held during the period of 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., on a Tuesday, such date to be set by the Board of Selectmen.

Reason for repeal: So that referendums can be held on other days besides Tuesdays. State Statute already requires for them to be held 12-8PM.

April 28, 2022 

Voluntown Residents, 

The Board of Selectmen approved the 2022-2023 General Government Budget Proposal at the April 26, 2022 meeting. The attached 2022-2023 General Government Budget Proposal shows an increase of $179,295.  

Community input on the proposed budget will be gathered at the May 4, 2022 Public Hearing that will be held at the Town Hall Meeting Room at 6:00 PM. The Annual Town Meeting will be held on May 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Voluntown Elementary School gymnasium.  

The 2022-2023 General Government Budget Proposal includes: 

  • Projected increases in costs due to inflation of diesel fuel, electricity, salt and sand, municipal waste, health insurance, liability and property insurance, minimum wage 
  • Increases in services to the community which include senior & disabled transportation, senior programs, OpenGov, TextMyGov, and salary of the First Selectman 
  • Increase in revenue that includes an increase in the grand list and a $60,434 increase in PILOT funding 

At this time, we are looking at a mill rate decrease, but we are still waiting for the final revenue figures from the state and the Board of Education finalized budget.  

The Board of Selectmen has decided to move the budget votes to a referendum which will be held on June 7, 2022* at the Voluntown Town Hall from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A vote on a resident state trooper, and the approval of an additional appropriation to cover the cost of at least the first year of resident state trooper will also be added to the referendum.  


Tracey Hanson
First Selectman 

*The referendum date has changed since this notice was originally published.