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Town Meeting Voter Registration Deadline

Groton will be holding the Fall 2016 Town Meeting starting Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School Performing Arts Center located at 345 Main Street.

The Meeting is open to all registered voters in the Town. The DEADLINE to register to vote for the Fall Town Meeting is Tuesday, September 27 at 8:00 PM. You may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s office, by submitting a Massachusetts Voter Registration form available online or using the online system at  Why wait - do it today! 

Senior Center Draft Analysis
The Council on Aging has released the draft 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.

Voter Registration Deadline

Interested in voting in the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election? Are you registered to vote? Did you remember to re-register if you’ve moved (even within Groton)?

The DEADLINE to register to vote is Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00 PM. You may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s office, by submitting a Massachusetts Voter Registration form available online or using the online system at  Why wait - do it today!

Please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 978-448-1100 or if you would like to check your voter registration status or would like more information. You can also check your voter status at the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website.

Finance Committee Opening
The Finance Committee is searching for an individual to fill a current vacancy. If you are interested, please apply by submitting a Committee Interest Form available at Town Hall or Online. The application deadline is September 30th, 2016. If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding this committee, please contact Patricia Dufresne ( or call (978) 448-1107.

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.

Town of Groton Fireworks – Cancelled

After a meeting of the Town of Groton Safety Personnel, it has been determined that the current weather conditions pose too great a threat to hold the scheduled fireworks display on Friday, July 8, 2016.

Please consult the Town of Groton website for future rescheduling of the event.

Thank you for your understanding. 

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.

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.

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