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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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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.

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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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Property Assessment Notice
Beginning 3/27/2018

The Assessors office, in partnership with our vendor partner Vision Government Solutions Inc. (VGSI) will be conducting a full measure and list of every residential property within the Town of Groton over the next 18 months.  We will be viewing properties from neighborhood to neighborhood working primarily from West Groton to the east. VGSI will assist the assessor’s office in the gathering of data during these inspections. Please call the Assessor’s office at 978-448-1127 with any questions and thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Announcements

Police Chief Meet and Greet - Posted 10/17/2018

Rivercourt Residents will host a meet and greet with Groton's new police chief Mike Luth on Thursday, October 25th.

This event - which is open to the public - will be held from 6:45 - 8:30 pm at the residential community located on 8 West Main St. in West Groton.

Chief Luth will bring with him a variety of topics about himself and his vision for our future here in Groton.  This evening provided will be a fun and informative way for all to meet and welcome Mike as our new police chief.




Nashoba 2018 Flu Clinic - Posted 10/12/2018
The Nashoba Associated Boards of Health ("NABH") will be holding their annual flu clinic in Groton on Wednesday, October 24th at the Public Library from 3pm - 6pm.

Please see the full NABH 2018 Flu Clinic Schedule for dates and times in other Towns. Groton residents are welcome to attend any NABH flu clinic, and should bring with them their insurance cards.

Please check the NABH website for additional information or call Community Health Nurse, Tamara Bedard, at 978-772-3335, ext. 340, with any questions. 


GPL Seeks Endowment Trustee - Posted 10/5/18
The Groton Public Library seeks an individual with a strong financial background, knowledge of investments, and dedication to libraries to serve as an Endowment Trustee. This volunteer board holds, manages, invests, and reinvests the trust property for the benefit of the library; annual grants are used to enhance collections and fund programs and special needs beyond the basic support of the town. The vacancy is for the remaining year of a four-year term, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019. Interested candidates will meet with Library Trustees and one candidate will be recommended for appointment.

If interested, please contact the Library Director, on or before October 31, 2018 at 99 Main St., director@gpl.org, or 978-448-8000.


Early Voting Announcement - Posted 10/3/18

Early voting will be available for the November 6, 2018 election.  The early voting period will begin on October 22th and continue through November 2th, 2018 in all Massachusetts cities and towns.

Early voting can be done in person or by mail. Early voting is available at Town Hall, 173 Main Street, Groton on the dates and times detailed below.  For convenience, normal business hours have been extended to include some evening and Saturday, October 27, early voting hours.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Oct 22 and    Oct 29

Oct 23 and    Oct 30

Oct 23 and Oct 31

Oct 25 and Nov 1

Oct 26 and Nov 2

Oct 27 (No Early Voting Allowed Nov 3)

8 am -7 pm

8 am - 4 pm

8 am - 4 pm

8 am -7 pm

8 am - 1 pm

9 am - 1 pm

Early voting makes the most fundamental right of our citizens more convenient than ever to exercise. We encourage all of our citizens to exercise that right and take advantage of the opportunity to vote on their schedules. For more information about voting in the November 6 election, contact the Town Clerk at 978-448-1100 or townclerk@townofgroton.org.




Water Flushing Begins Oct 2nd - Posted 9/26/18

The Groton Water Department will begin its annual flushing of the water distribution system on Tuesday, October 2nd thru Friday, October 20th, 2018. All water main flushing occurs during the daytime. We anticipate the flushing program will take approximately three weeks to complete. You will experience discolored water and Low pressure during the flushing effort and we apologize for this inconvenience.

In the event that you experience a prolonged period of discolored water, run all of your cold water taps for 5 to 10 minutes or until it clears up.

This is the time to thoroughly flush your hot water tank.

Please be sure to call our offices between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. for the most up to date location of the Flushing Program or check our web site at www.grotonwater.org

The water distribution system flushing program is subject to change without notice and the dates listed below are approximate only!


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Town Paving Projects Schedule - Posted 9/18/2018
*   Surface Grinding - September 19 & 20 
     *   Pleasant Street 
     *   Elm Street 
     *   School Street 

*   Paving - September 24 
     *   Station Ave 
     *   School Street 

*   Paving - Week of October 1 
     *   Pleasant Street 
     *   Elm Street 
     *   Martins Pond Road 

*   Paving - Week of October 15 
     *   Castle Drive 
     *   Rooks Run 

*   Skim Repairs - On-going 
     *   Lake Side Roads 
     *   Reedy Meadow Road 
     *   Nod Road 


State Announces Fourth West Nile Case - Posted 8/28/2018
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the fourth human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in the state this year. The person is a woman in her 50s from Middlesex County who was never hospitalized for her illness. Three other cases were reported on Friday.

For more information please click HERE.


Open Space and Recreation Plan Survey - Posted 8/15/2018

The Groton Conservation Commission is undertaking an update of the Town’s Open Space and Recreation Plan. This plan identifies goals and priorities to guide Town policy and investments in open space preservation and recreation over the next five years. The plan must be updated every five years in order for the Town to be eligible for grant opportunities to help fund open space priorities.

We need your input! Please follow this link to take a 5 minute survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GrotonOSRP

No computer?  Printed copies of the survey are available in Town Hall, the Groton Public Library, and the Groton Senior Center (temporary location at the Lost Lake Fire Station)


The Center (formerly Senior Center) Construction Notice - Posted 8/3/18
Please be aware that The Center (formerly The Senior Center) located at 163 West Main St. in Groton is now an active closed Construction site. No visitors are allowed on the property while construction is occurring. 

Remember that while The Center is under construction programs are taking place at their temporary location at the Lost Lake Fire Station. Review the most recent Center Newsletter for more details. 


Economic Development Committee Survey - Posted 6/12/18
The recent mailing we all received in our Groton Electric bills from the Economic Development Committee asks that we take a few minutes to complete a survey. Some have had trouble establishing the link. If you had trouble, please accept our apologies. Here is a working link to the survey:     https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Town_of_Groton-EDC_Survey_2018

Thank you for your patience, and for completing the survey. 




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