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Employment Opportunity- P/T Firefighter/EMT

Employment Opportunity– P/T Firefighter/EMT, Town of Voluntown

 

The Town of Voluntown CT. has openings for Part-time Firefighter/EMT’s. Hours are Monday- Friday 0630-1630 hours. Minimum requirements are State of Connecticut, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Operational level, CDL-B or Q-Endorsement, Emergency Medical Technician with ambulance transport experience preferred. Applications are available at Voluntown Town Hall, 115 Main Street, Voluntown CT 06384, by contacting Julie Zelinsky at 860-376-5880 or jzelinsky@voluntown.gov. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Fire Chief at 860-376-0475 and leave a message. P/T Firefighter/ EMTs are employees of the Town of Voluntown.

Beachdale Pond & Beach Pond Drawdown Information

SECOND AMENDMENT RESOLUTION

At the August 24 Board of Selectmen’s meeting the BOS unanimously approved a resolution in support of the Second Amendment.

A RESOLUTION OF THE VOLUNTOWN BOARD OF SELECTMEN SUPPORTING THE SECOND AMENDMENT 

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of our nation; and

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the Constitution adopted in 1791 states, “a well­ regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Supreme Court found in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), that, “where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them;” and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Supreme Court in the District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), affirmed that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is not connected in any way to service in a militia; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939), stated that firearms that are part of ordinary military equipment with use that could contribute to the common defense are protected by the Second Amendment; and

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Voluntown Youth Service Bureau/ Local Prevention Council Advisory Board

The Voluntown YSB/LCP Advisory Board is seeking new members. Community members who are interested can contact the Board Secretary, Adam Burrows, at The Superintendent’s Office 860-376-9167.  For more information on the Youth Service Bureau/Local Prevention Council Advisory Board, visit their webpage; https://www.voluntownct.org/youth_service_bureau

Board of Selectmen Set FY22 Mill Rate

The Board of Selectmen, at the June 8th BOS meeting, set the Mill Rate at 28.08. This is a DECREASE of 1.13 Mills.

The FY22 Town of Voluntown Revenue Budget can be viewed here.

TOWN HALL DROPBOX

The book return slot at the Voluntown Public Library is no longer being used as the Town Hall dropbox. We had a dropbox installed by the Town Hall front door (the door located on Main St.) that is to be used now.

NEW—> View Your Tax Bills Online

All Voluntown tax bills can now be viewed and printed from online. The link to the web page can be found on the town website home page (see image below) and on the Tax Collector’s web page. This is our first step in our goal for online tax bill paying.

Excessive Heat Precautions

 

Call 2-1-1 for a list of cooling centers. 

Heat stroke is an Emergency! In cases of heat stroke, call 911.

 

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: An Excessive Heat Watch means that combination of heat and humidity could create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

  • Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
  • When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at increased risk.
  • Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoors.
  • Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has air conditioning.
  • Check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors.
  • Reduce risk during outdoor work- the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
  • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

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