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2016 Spring Town Meeting

Second session of Town Meeting will be held in the
Groton-Dunstable Middle School Auditorium
May 23rd at 7PM

Town Election will precede the continuation on May 17th

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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

Annual Town Election
Absentee Ballots for Groton’s Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Annual Town Election are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. Monday, May 16th at Noon is the last day and hour to request an absentee ballot. All Absentee Ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by Election Day in order to be counted. Please allow time for mailing or be prepared to vote in the Clerk’s office.

Massachusetts allows voters to vote by absentee ballot if they:

  • will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or
  • have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling place, and/or
  • cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.

This is a busy ballot. In addition to 6 contested races, there is a Proposition 2½ Override question on the ballot. A sample ballot and information on obtaining an absentee ballot can be found with our Town Election information.

Candidates running for Boards and Committees appearing on the May 17th ballot can be seen on this page.

Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 978-448-1100 or townclerk@townofgroton.org if you would like more information. 



Approved FY 2017 Budget
To view the Approved FY 2017 Budget Click Here. The budget was voted for at our first night of the 2016 Spring Town Meeting, contingent on the passing of an override from the May 17th Town Election where voters must vote on the override in a traditional ballot vote.


2016 Spring Town Meeting
Town Meeting this year will be held on Monday, April 25th at 7PM at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School Auditorium, 344 Main Street right here in Groton, MA. On the docket for this season is 30 articles pertaining to town business to be presented and voted on.

Transportation to Town Meeting - The Council on Aging van will be available to Groton residents attending Town Meetings at no charge.  All riders will be at the meeting prior to the start.  However, the van will depart the school at 10 PM regardless of the status of the meeting.  The van is wheelchair accessible. Your reservation can be made by calling the Senior Center at 978-448-1170.  Seats will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. 

Babysitting
- APEX (Advocates Promoting Educational Excellence) will provide babysitting at the Peter Twomey Youth Center beginning at 6:30pm.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact APEX at 4rgdrsdkids@gmail.com.

For a complete list of articles up for discussion please see our Town Meeting page.


2015 Annual Town Report
The Annual Town Report for 2015 is now available. You may view it at the link below.



Town Manager's Weekly Report
The Town Manager's weekly report is now available online as it is released to the Board of Selectmen.




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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