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Spring Town Meeting - First Adjourned Session - Posted April 25th, 2017

The first night of the Spring 2017 Town Meeting adjourned after voting on Article 10. The First Adjourned Session of the Meeting will be held on Monday, May 1 starting at 7:00 PM. If needed, the Second Adjourned Session is scheduled for Monday, May 8 (pending a town meeting vote). 




Voter Registration Deadline

PRESS RELEASE

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Groton 2017 Spring Town Meeting and Annual Town Election

The Voter Registration deadline for both the Spring Town Meeting and the Annual Town Election is Tuesday, April 4 at 8:00 PM.

Groton’s 2017 Spring Annual Town Meeting will be held beginning on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 PM at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School Performing Arts Center, 344 Main Street.  

Groton’s 2017 Annual Town Election will be held on Tuesday May 16, 2017. Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Please visit http://townofgroton.org/Town/TownDepartments/TownClerk/ElectionInformation.aspx for developing information on both events. 



FY 2018 Town Manager's Budget
The Fiscal Year 2018 Town Manager's Operating Budget and 2018 Town Manager's Capital Budget have been released. These will be heavily referenced at upcoming Selectmen meetings and Finance Committee meetings as preparations are made for the Spring Town Meeting budget that residents will vote on.




Senior Center Feasibility Analysis
The Council on Aging has released the feasibility analysis that was recently done in regards to planning for a potential new Senior Center and can be viewed online here. This document is expected to be referenced as discussions about a potential new Senior Center by the COA continue.


8/9/16 Water Ban Issued for Irrigation

The Board of Water Commissioners voted on August 4, 2016, to institute a complete water ban on all lawn watering and lawn irrigation until further notice.

Middlesex County and Groton, MA is listed as being in a “SEVERE DROUGHT” by the Department of Environmental Protection. The “Drought Watch” status is due to the lack of precipitation over the past 12 to 18 months. This has left our aquifers at extremely “low” levels. In addition, we are seeing increased summer demands for lawn watering. This puts pumping capabilities at our wells at a critical point that we must continue to monitor and address daily. The Groton Water Department understands that this restriction is severe, but we need sufficient supplies of water for every day needs such as cooking and bathing and fire protection. The long term forecast for the next 30 to 45 days is for very little precipitation. 

Customers not complying with the new restrictions may be levied with a fine of $50.00 for the first offense and $100.00 for the second offense and/or terminated from service.

Approved uses are as follows:

  1. Hand held watering or slow drip irrigation of flower or food gardens and newly planted trees and shrubs.
  2. Charitable car washes as approved by the Water Superintendent
  3. Institutional watering of athletic fields as approved by the Water Superintendent
  4. Water customarily used in construction as approved by the Water Superintendent
  5. Water used in the agriculture.
  6. All other specific uses as approved in writing by the Water Superintendent on a case by case basis

Washing of cars and filling and/or topping off of swimming pools is prohibited.

If you have any questions regarding this year’s Water Conservation Program, please do not hesitate to contact our offices, Monday through Friday during normal business hours at 978-448-1122.



Visual Budget Live
For many people the Town's budget is a large document that is hard to understand to see where your tax dollars are going. We are happy to try to present our budget in a more user friendly view. Numbers within, are actual end of year numbers reported by our accounting software and we will be updating this page after the close of each fiscal year. Click Here to view the Visual Budget.





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