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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.

Mission Statement

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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.

Town Meeting

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The 2018 Spring Town Meeting will commence on April 30th and the and the Board of Selectmen will recommend the meeting vote to hold the first adjourned session on Monday, May 7th.

Both of these meetings will take place at the Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School in the Performing Arts Center at 7:00 P.M.

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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

Groton Garden Club Annual Plant Sale - Posted 4/20/2018
Save the Date 
Groton Garden Club Annual Plant Sale 
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 
Groton Town Hall 
8:30am - 12:00pm


Upcoming Vacancies on the Council on Aging Board of Directors - Posted 4/12/2018
Effective July 1, 2018, the Council on Aging will have 2 vacancies; one for an individual under the age of 60 and one for an individual over the age of 60. These are both for 3-year terms, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, and will expire on June 30, 2021. Any resident interested in serving should complete a Committee Interest Form. The Council on Aging's purpose is to coordinate and carry out programs designed to meet the enrichment of the aging. Additional information about the Committee can be found on the Committee's Webpage. The deadline to submit an interest form is Monday, April 30, 2018. 


Immediate Vacancy on the Community Preservation Committee - Posted 4/12/2018
There is currently a vacancy on the Community Preservation Committee for a Member at Large. This is a 3-year term, appointed by the Board of Selectmen, that will expire on June 30, 2021. Any resident interested in serving should complete a Committee Interest Form. The Community Preservation Committee is responsible for studying the needs, possibilities and resources of the town regarding community preservation. Additional information about the Committee can be found on the Committee's Webpage. The deadline to submit an interest form is Friday, May 4th, 2018. 


Spring Water Main Flushing - Posted 4/12/2018
The Groton Water Department will begin its annual flushing of the water distribution system on Friday, April 13th thru Friday, May 4, 2018. All water main flushing occurs during the daytime only. We anticipate the flushing program will take approximately three weeks to complete. You will experience discolored water during the flushing effort and we apologize for this inconvenience.

For more information please visit the Water Department's website HERE.


2018 Spring Town Meeting Warrant/FY 19 Proposed Operating Budget - Posted 4/11/2018
The 2018 Spring Town Meeting Warrant can be found by clicking HERE.  This warrant contains 42 articles and will be mailed to the voters of Groton on Friday, April 13, 2018. Contained in the warrant is the Budget Message from the Town Manager and Finance Committee. This can be found beginning on page 40. The FY19 Operating Budget can also be found within the warrant and begins on page 51. This is the budget that will be voted on at Town Meeting which begins on April 30th at 7:00 PM at the Groton Dunstable Middle School Auditorium.

Direct link to the FY19 Operating Budget can be found HERE.

Direct link to the FY19 Capital Budget can be found HERE.


Groton Field Openings - Posted 4/10/2018

The Park Commission will open the Town of Groton fields on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, for the Spring 2018 season.

The fields are in good shape, but please use common sense when using the fields.  The Commission wishes the best of seasons to all sports and teams.


Senior Center Building Initiative Information Sessions - Posted 3/29/2018
The community is invited to attend Senior Center Building Initiative Information Sessions at the senior center. 

Where: 163 W Main Street 
When: Saturday, April 21st @ 10:00AM or Tuesday, April 24th @ 7:00PM.

The Senior Center Building Committee will present the site layout and the design of the proposed senior center. Building use and costs will be addressed. 

Space highlights of the new building include: 
One story building 
Emergency Shelter 
Exercise equipment 
Informal gathering space 
Indoor recreational space 
Kitchen design for large group food preparation 
Dining space up to 120 people 
Flexible community meeting space up to 200 people 
Improved traffic patterns 


New Dump Sticker Policy - Posted 12/20/2017

Effective immediately, anyone who needs to purchase a replacement sticker or additional sticker will need to show proof of purchase of the full sticker.  We will also ask that you provide us a reason for the replacement sticker (i.e. new car purchase, lost).

If you cannot show proof of purchase, we will not be able to issue a replacement sticker or an additional sticker. A full sticker will have to be purchased.

Regards,

Robert T. Delaney Jr.

DPW Director




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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