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Town Meeting - To be continued...

Town Meeting has concluded its first session for the Fall season. Next session
 to be held in a week, Oct 27th, at 7PM. If you were with us,
thanks for coming out!

Town Meeting will take place at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School Auditorium
- 344 Main Street - Groton, MA 01450 -

You can read on for progress and more on our Town Meeting page.


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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

Fall Flu Clinics
Nashoba Associated Boards of Health/Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice, in conjunction with your Local Board of Health, announces Seasonal Flu Clinics for residents of the Nashoba member towns, here's the remaining clinics:

Date   Town/Location  Time
October 25th  Littleton/Littleton High School   10am-2pm


No appointment necessary. Age 6 months and older. The following insurances are accepted: BCBS, BCBS Medicare Advantage, Celticare, Cigna, Fallon, Fallon Medicare Advantage, Harvahrd Pilgrim, Health New England, Health New England Medicare Advantage, Medicare, Neighborhood Health Plan, Network Health, Tufts, Tufts Medicare Advantage, Unicare. If your health insurance isn't listed, there is a $15.00 charge. For further information, please contact NABH at 978-772-3335 or 1-800-427-9762 at extension 340.

You can see the full list, here. Stay healthy!

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Extended Hours for Absentee Voter Registration
The deadline to request an Absentee Ballot for the November 4th state election is Monday, November 3rd at 12:00 Noon. Because of the interest in this election and the often last minute need for absentee ballots, the Town Clerk’s Office will extend its normal hours to include:

Day Date Hours
Friday  October 31st open until 6:00PM 
Saturday 
November 1st 
open 9:00AM to 12:00 Noon 

The November 4th state election features races for statewide and federal offices, including Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. The ballot also has four initiative petition questions, including eliminating gas tax indexing, expanded beverage container deposits and prohibitions on gaming and earned sick time for employees.

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


Town Field Gazebo
The Park Commission, in conjunction with the Town Building Inspector, has closed the Smith Social Pavilion (i.e. the Gazebo) on Town Field due to safety concerns. The Pavilion will not be re-opened until it has been rebuilt or repaired.  Please be mindful if your children are playing in the area and ensure they do not attempt to climb in, on, or around the Pavilion. The Park Commission is investigating options to rebuild or repair the Pavilion in the Spring of 2015. We appreciate your patience as we work to keep all of Groton's parks clean, safe and accessible.

If you are interested in assisting with the Pavilion project please email parks@townofgroton.org. The Park Commissioners appreciate and rely upon the generosity and support of local businesses, use-groups and many individual residents.


Community Preservation Plan 2014
Community Preservation yearly puts out a report on the projects it has been working on and simultaneously encourages the community to suggest new projects where the committee should place its focus.

If you would like to read the 2014 report it is available now. If you can think of any sites, buildings or otherwise that have some significance to the community that may need some attention you're welcome to submit a request form and send it to CommunityPreservation@townofgroton.org. Thank you! 


November 4th State Election Voter Regsitration
The voter registration deadline for the November 4th state election is Wednesday, October 15th at 8:00PM. This deadline applies to new Groton voters only. Currently registered voters do not have to re-register. You must be 18 years old by election day to vote in this election.

The November 4th state election features races for statewide and federal offices, including Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. The ballot also has four initiative petition questions, including eliminating gas tax indexing, expanded beverage container deposits and prohibitions on gaming and earned sick time for employees.

Absentee ballots are available. Monday, November 3rd at 12:00 Noon is the last day and hour to request an absentee ballot.

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


State Election - November 4th

The State Election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and other statewide and district offices will be held on November 4th, 2014.  A sample ballot can be viewed here.

The polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Polling locations are:

Precinct 1
Groton Senior Center  163 West Main Street  Groton, MA 01450 
Precinct 2
Groton Country Club
94 Lovers Lane
Groton, MA 01450
Precinct 3
Groton Country Club
94 Lovers Lane
Groton, MA 01450

Absentee ballot applications are available.

The Voter Registration deadline for new voters for this election is Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:00PM.

If you have any questions about the election or your voter status, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at (978) 448-1100 or townclerk@townofgroton.org.


Online Bill Pay for Tax Bills
We wanted to let you know that we offer online bill pay through our vendor, City Hall Systems. If you wish to pay your bill online, please visit this website to enter the online bill pay system. You may also sign up for an account with the online bill pay system which will allow you to schedule payments and to receive your bills electronically. If you have any problem registering and/or finding your bills, call City Hall Systems at 508-381-5455. If you have questions regarding your actual bill, you may call the Collector's office at 978-448-1103. Questions associated with valuation or assessments should be directed to the Assessor's office (978-448-1127). We hope that offering an online bill pay system will make it more convenient to monitor and pay your bills.



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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