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Michael Bouchard - Town Clerk
Town Hall, 173 Main Street
Groton, MA 01450
978-448-1100
townclerk@townofgroton.org

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The Town of Groton strives to provide our residents, businesses and visitors with quality municipal services delivered in an effective, professional manner. Quality of life is enhanced through collaborative planning, personal dedication and community involvement.

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About Groton
Groton, founded in 1655, has a population of 10,873 (2012 Town Census) and is located in the Nashoba Valley area in northwestern Middlesex County. The town is governed by Town Meeting. With an area of 32.54 square miles, Groton is the largest town in Middlesex County. There are 106 miles of plowed or maintained roads within the town. Town Hall is 320 feet above sea level and the highest elevation is at Chestnut Hills at 516 feet above sea level.

Announcements

Medicare Open Enrollment at the Council on Aging - Posted 10/16/2017

On Friday, October 27th, at 1:00 P.M.  Medicare Shine Counselors will be conducting a Medicare Open Enrollment Update Meeting at the Senior Center to explain any changes to Medicare or Medicare Health Plans or Drug Plans for the new plan year.  Please be sure to attend by calling the Senior Center at  978-448-1170.



Drug Take Back Initiative - Posted 10/12/2017
The Groton Police Department will be holding a National Drug Take Back Initiative. Dispose of your unused and/or expired prescription and over the counter drugs, vitamins, supplements, patches, and topical remedies.

When: Saturday October 28th, 2017 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Where: Groton Police Department @ 99 Pleasant Street Groton, MA

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Groton Trick or Treat - Posted 10/10/2017

The Groton Police Department announces that Trick or Treating hours in Groton are 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.

We ask that you please follow these safety tips:

  • Parents should accompany younger children.
  • Wear reflective clothing.
  • Carry flashlights and/or glow sticks.
  • Use care when crossing and walking along the roadways. 
  • Walk single file.
  • Parents should inspect all treat bags prior to allowing consumption.

Be cautious, be seen, and be safe.

Chief Donald L. Palma, Jr.


Attention Groton Tax Payers Age 60 and Over - Posted 10/6/2017
The Assessor’s office will be accepting applications for the Senior Work Credit Program starting on Monday, October 3, 2017 and must be submitted to the Assessor’s office by Tuesday, October 31.  The Senior Work Credit Program allows homeowners age 60 or over, who live in Groton to earn up to $700 off their real estate tax bill in return for 64 hours of work for various town departments.  The hours are worked from December until November and the abatement is granted on the following May’s bill.  Slots are filled based upon the taxpayer’s financial need and positions available. Informational brochures are available in the Assessor’s office. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Shelp at the Council on Aging, 978-448-1170.


Opening on Conservation Commission - Posted 10/2/2017
The Groton Conservation Commission is a town board consisting of seven volunteers who are appointed by the Board of Selectmen. It is the official agency charged with the protection of Groton's natural resources. The Commission also advises other municipal departments and boards on conservation issues. In addition, the Commission is responsible for managing over 2,000 acres of town-owned conservation land. Effective immediately, there is an opening on the Commission.

Any resident interested in serving on the Conservation Commission is encouraged to contact the Conservation Administrator, Nik Gualco at 978-448-1106 or ngualco@townofgroton.org. Interested candidates should also fill out a "Committee Interest Form" which is available in the Board of Selectmen's Office or online here. Deadline to submit a Committee Interest Form to the Board of Selectmen's Office is Friday, October 20, 2017. 


Groton Water Department 2017 Fall Flushing Program - Posted 9/28/2017
The Groton Water Department will begin its annual flushing of the water distribution system on Monday, October 2nd through Friday, October 20th, 2017. All water main flushing occurs during the daytime only. We anticipate the flushing program will take approximately three weeks to complete. You will experience discolored water during the flushing effort and we apologize for this inconvenience.

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Volunteers Needed for the Master Plan Implementation Committee - Posted 9/12/2017
The Groton Planning Board is looking for volunteers to serve on a Master Plan Implementation Committee.  The Committee will assess our progress in achieving the objectives of the 2011 Master Plan.  Please click here for more information, or contact the Planning Board at (978) 448-1105.


Draft Municipal Operational Assessment Report - posted 9/8/17
The draft results from the Operational Assessment of Town Departments has been released and is available to view HERE. The draft report summarizes Town Departments and compares them to others towns used by the audit firm. The results are being review by the Municipal Audit Review Committee.

*Edited 9/10/17 to clarify that this report has not been accepted yet and is being reviewed by the Audit Committee still as a draft.


Groton 2017 Fall Town Meeting - Posted 7/24/2017
Mark Your Calendars! 
Groton's 2017 Fall Town Meeting
When: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 7:00 PM 
Where: Groton-Dunstable Middle School Auditorium 


Medical Marijuana Site Suitability Maps - Posted 6/6/2017
As discussed at the June 5, 2017 Board of Selectmen's meeting, below are the Marijuana Site Suitablility Maps:

Site Suitability Map

Zoning Map Showing Industrial & General Business Districts





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Certain departments in Town Hall have different hours, but in general, Town Hall is open Mondays, from 8am - 7pm; Tuesday through Thursday, from 8am - 4pm; and Friday from 8am - 1pm. Click here for a specific department's hours.

Groton Town Hall
173 Main Street
Groton, Massachusetts 01450