Press Release: Forge Hill Bridge Replacement Project

NEW: Senior and Disabled Transportation Program for Voluntown Residents

Starting on July 1, 2022 the Dial-a-Ride and Caregiver Mile Reimbursement Programs will be available to Voluntown residents who are Senior (age 60+) and/or with disabilities. This is a grant funded service and there is no guarantee that funding will be available all year.

For information on who qualifies for these services, and how to register, pleas visit the Senior Resources page on our website. 

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)

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Nuisance Wildlife, Suspicious Acting Wildlife

There have been several calls to Town Hall from residents asking about suspicious acting raccoons. We have inquired with the DEEP EnConn office, the DEEP Wildlife Division, NECCOG Animal Control, and the health department as to what to inform residents to do. Here is the general consensus:

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Committee, Board and Volunteer Vacancies 

 

There are many ways to get involved! We are in need of volunteers to be on boards, commissions, and committees.

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Forge Hill Bridge Reopens As a One Lane Bridge

THE FORGE HILL BRIDGE IS NOW OPEN AS A ONE LANE BRIDGE. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRAFFIC PATTERN HAS BEEN CHANGED AT THE WYLIE SCHOOL RD/FORGE HILL RD/ NORTH SHORE ROAD INTERSECTION. IT IS NO LONGER A 2 WAY STOP, BUT IS NOW A THREE WAY STOP SO DRIVERS CAN PREPARE SAFELY FOR THE ONE LANE BRIDGE. PLEASE PROCEED ACCORDINGLY.

 

Water Assistance Program

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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