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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


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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.


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 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.

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

Job Opportunities
The Town of Groton Department of Public Works is seeking to fill a seasonal summer position.

For more information or to get the application process rolling please see our Human Resources page.

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

Burn Permits Now Online
Burn Permits, in addition to being handled in person, are now available to be purchased online! Burning season runs January 15th through May 1st and is a great way to dispose of yard refuse when done in a safe and controlled manner.

Please see our regulations on when, where, and what you can safely burn. You can begin the online purchase process right here

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Selectmen Meeting Videos

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Visiting Town Hall

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