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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
In accordance with Chapter 40, section 42-A to 42-I, of the Massachusetts General Laws and the Town of Groton Usage Fee Regulations, the Board of Groton Water Commissioners will hold a virtual Public Hearing, Tuesday, December 15, 2019 at 8:00 P.M. in order to review and adjust accordingly the water rates, fees and miscellaneous charges per the Town of Groton Water regulations. The Zoom Meeting can be attended at
Passcode:898175 
Board of Water Commissioners
John J. McCaffrey
11/27/20 & 12/4/20 E
 
PUBLIC HEARING
TAX CLASSIFICATION
The Dunstable Board of Selectmen will hold a virtual Public Hearing, within a regular Board meeting, to be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm for the purposes of determining the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of property for the Fiscal Year 2021. This hearing will be held virtually over Zoom with login credentials to be published with the meeting agenda no less than 48 hours prior to the meeting. This hearing is in compliance with M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 56. Members of the public may present verbal or written comments prior to or at the hearing.
Respectfully, Jake K. Voelker, JD Assistant Town Administrator
11/27/2020 B
Public Hearing Notice
Definitive Subdivision Plan
and Special Permit –
Major Residential Development
Longley Road & Sand Hill Road
(Assessors’ Parcel 226-2)
In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 40A, §§ 9 and 11, M. G. L., and the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218, the Groton Planning Board will hold a virtual public hearing via Zoom on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at 7:00 PM to consider the applications submitted by Shepley Hill Capital Partners, LLC, for approval of a Definitive Plan and a Special Permit under the provisions of Groton Zoning Bylaw Section 218-9.2 Major Residential Development. The project is located on Assessors’ Parcel 226-2 and will result in the subdivision of the existing 45-acre property on the westerly side of Longley Road and the southerly side of Sand Hill Road into fourteen (14) lots, each with a two-unit townhouse (28 units) on two private roadways as shown on the plan entitled, “The Village at Shepley Hill--Definitive Subdivision Plan” prepared by Meridian Associates, and dated November 23, 2020.
     You may attend this virtual public hearing using the following Zoom access information.
• Zoom link: https:// us02web.zoom. us/j/83128843748
• Webinar ID: 831 2884 3748
• By Telephone: 1 929 205 6099 or 1 301 715 8592
      Copies of the application and plan are on file in the Planning Board office and the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall. The Town of Groton does not discriminate on the basis of dis- ability. Further, a signed translation of this public hearing will be provided for the hearing im- paired upon request by contact- ing the Planning Board at (978) 448-1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.
GROTON PLANNING BOARD
Russell Burke, Chairman
11/27/2020, 12/4/2020 C
LEGAL NOTICE
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
TOWN OF GROTON
COLLECTOR OF TAXES
The owners or occupants of the following described parcels of land situated in the Town of Groton in the County of Mid- dlesex South and the public are hereby notified that the taxes thereon, severally assessed for the 2019 Fiscal Year, according to the list committed to me as the Collector of Taxes for the Town remain unpaid, and that said parcels will be taken for the said Town of Groton on 12/11/2020 at 10:00 A.M. for the non-payment of said taxes, betterments, interest, legal costs and charges thereon, unless said taxes are paid on or before 10:00 A.M.
Michael Hartnett
Treasurer/Collector
 
PROPERTIES TO BE ADVERTISED
FISCAL YEAR 2019
OUTSTANDING TAXES
CROWLEY, JEFFREY S.
• About 6.90 AC OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON 550 MAIN ST DESCRIBED IN BOOK 19182 PAGE 433 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DESCRIBED BY PARCEL 216-91-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $6,977.83
• MILL RUN PLAZA 497-E, LLC
About 0 SF OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON 497-E MAIN ST E DESCRIBED IN BOOK 71988 PAGE 251 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DESCRIBED BY PARCEL 216-1-4E OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $1,778.71
• LEUNG, KENT
About 5,662 SF OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON 9 WEST MAIN ST DESCRIBED IN BOOK 70889 PAGE 372 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DESCRIBED BY PARCEL 101-15-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $887.86
FY 2019 UNPAID WATER DISTRICT $23.65
• MAGALETTA, JAMES J.
About 2,000 SF OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON LOOMIS LN DESCRIBED IN BOOK 25959 PAGE 400 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DESCRIBED BY PARCEL 125-115-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $106.85
• MAY, STEPHEN A.
About 21,780 SF OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON WENUCHAS TRL DESCRIBED IN BOOK 34828 PAGE 233 Middle- sex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DESCRIBED BY PARCEL 130-72-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $317.82
• MAY, STEPHEN A.
About 9,583 SF OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON WE- NUCHAS TRL DESCRIBED IN BOOK 34828 PAGE 233 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DESCRIBED BY PARCEL 130-75-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $264.93
• MAY, STEPHEN A.
 About 6,000 SF OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON WE- NUCHAS TRL DESCRIBED IN BOOK 34828 PAGE 233 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DESCRIBED BY PARCEL 130-74-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $2,417.12
• MAY, STEPHEN A.
About 2,400 SF OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON WENUCHAS TRL DESCRIBED IN BOOK 34828 PAGE 233 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DE- SCRIBED BY PARCEL 130-73-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $1,510.73
• MAY, STEPHEN A.
About 13,300 SF OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON 55 WENUCHAS TRL DESCRIBED IN BOOK 27387 PAGE 452 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DESCRIBED BY PARCEL 130-69-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RE- CORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $6,806.60
• MAYNARD, JUSTIN J. MAY- NARD, PHYLLIS P.
About 5 AC OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON 109 HILL RD DESCRIBED IN BOOK 28745 PAGE 418 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DE- SCRIBED BY PARCEL 211-64-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $7,774.46
• RITCHIE, DAVID JR. RITCHIE, PAUL
About 5,227 SF OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON ISLAND RD DE- SCRIBED IN BOOK 11869 PAGE 711 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DESCRIBED BY PARCEL 122-95-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $209.34
• RITCHIE, DAVID JR. RITCHIE, PAUL
About 2,310 SF OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON MONROE RD DESCRIBED IN BOOK 11869 PAGE 711 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DE- SCRIBED BY PARCEL 122-100-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $133.14
• VLAHOS, CHARLES E. C/O MARY VLAHOS
About 1.50 AC OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON 18 BREAK- NECK RD DESCRIBED IN BOOK 11141 PAGE 364 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DESCRIBED BY PARCEL 225-24-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $4,713.46
• VLAHOS, CHARLES E. C/O MARY VLAHOS
About 1,748 SF OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON WEST MAIN ST DESCRIBED IN BOOK 13879 PAGE 168 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS AND DESCRIBED BY PARCEL 101-12-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RECORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $1,143.44
FY 2019 UNPAID WATER DISTRICT $30.66
• VLAHOS, JOSEPH
About 21,780 SF OF LAND AND BUILDINGS ON 40 WILLOWDALE RD DESCRIBED IN BOOK 64372 PAGE 321 Middlesex South REGISTRY OF DEEDS
AND DESCRIBED BY PARCEL 112-128-0 OF ASSESSOR’S RE- CORDS.
FY 2019 UNPAID TAXES $3,488.99
GROTON HISTORIC DISTRICTS COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING
111 Farmers Row
ASSESSORS MAP 107-1
In accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40C, the Groton Historic Districts Commission (GHDC) will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 7:30 pm. This meeting will be held remotely. Abutters and interested persons may participate in the hearing by following the instructions which will be provided at the beginning of the meeting. This meeting will be held to consider the application submitted by David E Ross Associates, seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness for 111 Farmers Row, Assessors Map 107-1, owner, Prescott Development, for the construction of a new single-family residential home, driveway, and supporting infrastructure, including new sewage disposal system and stormwater management areas. Property owner: Prescott Development, Shirley, MA 01464 Assessors Map 107- 1. Copies of the application and supporting materials are available for review by contacting the GHDC via the Land Use Dept, 2nd floor of the Town Hall.
 
Peter Benedict, Chair
Historic Districts Commission
11/27, 12/4 D
Town of Groton Principal Assistant Assessor
The Town of Groton seeks qualified applicants for the full-time Principal Assistant Assessor position to administer the Town’s property appraisal systems & manage all municipal tax assessment activities; Reports to the Town Manager and works under the general direction of a three member elected Board of Assessors.
     Position is responsible for the management and oversight of all business activities of the office; Responsible for the management & timely reporting of all municipal tax assessment activities as required by the Commonwealth; Manages the valuation & assessment of all real & personal property in town for tax purposes; Views Real Property, performs field measurements and inspections; Oversees in-house valuation program utilizing Vision Appraisal Technology’s CAMA software program; Provides information of real property values, market value changes, revised assessments; Reviews Abatement and Exemption Applications and makes recommendations to the Board of Assessors. Oversees the Commitment of real estate, personal property, motor vehicle and special assessments tax bills to the Treasurer/Collector; Provides contract review, administration and quality control for work done by outside contractors and appraisal firms. Principal Assistant Assessor works cooperatively with Town Officials and the Town Manager and serves as a member of the Town’s finance team under the direction of the Town Manager; The Principal Assistant Assessor is responsible for documenting new growth, the completion and submission of the tax recap to the DOR and setting the tax rate each year.Testifies and represents the Board of Assessors at hearings before the Appellate Tax Board; supervises one employee.
     Qualifications: Associate’s Degree with courses in business, finance and property assessment required; A high degree of computer literacy is required; three to five years’ experience in real estate appraisal, including experience in mass appraisal of property for tax purposes. A basic knowl- edge of statistics used in mass appraisal. A bachelor’s degree would be preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
     Special Requirements: A valid driver’s license, MAA Designation or equivalent, knowledge of Mass. General Laws and Dept. of Revenue regulations governing Property Assessment and Assessment Administration preferred. Experience with Vision Appraisal Technology CAMA Software preferred.
     Salary: Range from $78,000 to $95,000 based on experience with a full benefit package.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume by mail to Human Resources Director, Town Hall, 173 Main St., Groton, MA 01450 or by email to humanresources@townofgroton.org. For questions please call 978.448.1145. Job description is available by request.
     Deadline for applications: December 4, 2020
 
The Town of Groton is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Public Hearing Notice
Under the authority granted under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 111, Section 31, the Groton Board of Health will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM virtually via Zoom to consider the application for the following variances from the Local Well Regulations submitted by Colburn & Grove Custom Construction on behalf of Susan Perrin:
1) Chapter 330, Section 330-6 Well Location
The applicant is requesting a variance to be granted allowing two (2) feet of clearance between the wellhead and the outermost wall of the screened-in porch. The position of the porch with a two (2) foot clearance will not impede the ability to service or access the wellhead.
The property is located at 250 Longley Road.
     Copies of the proposed variance request are on file in the Board of Health’s office in Town Hall.
GROTON BOARD OF HEALTH
Jason Weber, Chairman
11/20/2020 E
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE 
Towed or Abandoned Vehicles/ Mobile Homes/Property
The following vehicles or other property subject to towing, repair and/pr storage liens, are declared to be abandoned or derelict pursuant to Section 56-5-5810 et seq., 56-5-5635, 6-1-150 and 29-15-10 SC Law as Amended, and are in the custody of Groton Towing Inc. of 455 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450.
 
Make, Model, Year: 
Subaru Impresa 2012
VIN # JFIGV7E69CG028984 Accrued Charges: $21,717.00 Owner & Address (if known): Elizabeth Wheeler, 15A Sandy Pond Road, Ayer, MA 01432 Lien Holder & Address (if known) DCU
     The owner and/or lienholder may reclaim vehicle or other property within thirty (30) days of this notice by paying to the custodian of the vehicle or other property all towing, preservation, repair and storage charges authorized by law. Additional storage and/or processing costs may be added after the date of this notice.
     The failure of the owner and/ or lien holder to exercise their right to reclaim the vehicle or other property within the time provided may be deemed a waiver of all right, title and interest in the vehicle or property and their consent to sale of the vehicle or property at public auction. Sale will take place on the first Monday of the month following the expiration of 15 days from the date of this notice. Public sale will take place at the business of the custodian of the vehicle or property at 8 o’clock AM.
Middlesex County, Middlesex District Court, 
208 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, (617) 768-5800.
11/6/2020, 11/13/2020, 11/20/2020 A
 
Make, Model, Year: 
Dodge Dart 2016
VIN # IC3CDFBB8GD570743 Accrued Charges: $15,92500 Owner & Address (if known): Matthew P. Ranuce, 20A NW Blvd. 209, Nashua, NH 03063 Lien Holder & Address (if known)
     The owner and/or lienholder may reclaim vehicle or other property within thirty (30) days of this notice by paying to the custodian of the vehicle or other property all towing, preservation, repair and storage charges authorized by law. Additional storage and/or processing costs may be added after the date of this notice.
     The failure of the owner and/ or lien holder to exercise their right to reclaim the vehicle or other property within the time provided may be deemed a waiver of all right, title and interest in the vehicle or property and their consent to sale of the vehicle or property at public auction. Sale will take place on the first Monday of the month following the expiration of 15 days from the date of this notice. Public sale will take place at the business of the custodian of the vehicle or property at 8 o’clock AM.
Middlesex County, Middlesex District Court, 
208 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, (617) 768-5800.
11/6/2020, 11/13/2020, 11/20/2020 B
 
Make, Model, Year: 
Chrysler Town & Country 2014
VIN #2C4RC1BG3ER183518 Accrued Charges: $979000 Owner & Address (if known): Marianne Kocher, 1 Laurie Drive, Townsend, MA 01469 Lien Holder & Address (if known)
     The owner and/or lienholder may reclaim vehicle or other property within thirty (30) days of this notice by paying to the custodian of the vehicle or other property all towing, preservation, repair and storage charges authorized by law. Additional storage and/or processing costs may be added after the date of this notice.
     The failure of the owner and/ or lien holder to exercise their right to reclaim the vehicle or other property within the time provided may be deemed a waiver of all right, title and interest in the vehicle or property and their consent to sale of the vehicle or property at public auction. Sale will take place on the first Monday of the month following the expiration of 15 days from the date of this notice. Public sale will take place at the business of the custodian of the vehicle or property at 8 o’clock AM.
Middlesex County, Middlesex District Court, 
208 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, (617) 768-5800.
11/6/2020, 11/13/2020, 11/20/2020 C
 
Make, Model, Year: 
Toyota Camry 2014
VIN #4T1B1FK7EU446308 Accrued Charges: $19,875.00 Owner & Address (if known): Abdala Ahdulaziz, 376 Washington Street, Lynn, MA 01901
Lien Holder & Address (if known)
     The owner and/or lienholder may reclaim vehicle or other property within thirty (30) days of this notice by paying to the custodian of the vehicle or other property all towing, preservation, repair and storage charges authorized by law. Additional storage and/or processing costs may be added after the date of this notice.
     The failure of the owner and/ or lien holder to exercise their right to reclaim the vehicle or other property within the time provided may be deemed a waiver of all right, title and interest in the vehicle or property and their consent to sale of the vehicle or property at public auction. Sale will take place on the first Monday of the month following the expiration of 15 days from the date of this notice. Public sale will take place at the business of the custodian of the vehicle or property at 8 o’clock AM.
Middlesex County, Middlesex District Court, 
208 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, (617) 768-5800.
11/6/2020, 11/13/2020, 11/20/2020 D
Public Meeting Notice Groton Conservation Commission
In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L Ch. 131, Sec. 40 and the Groton Wetlands Protection Bylaw, the Groton Conservation Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting can be attended at https://us02web. zoom.us/s/82001848483 by calling (312)-626-6799 (Webinar ID 820 0184 8483). The purpose is to consider a Notice of Intent (NOI) filed by Mark Enwright for the repairs and renovations of existing retaining walls, deck, and parking area at 85 Boathouse Rd (Groton Assessors Map: 129; Parcel 208).
     Copies of the NOI are on file with the Conservation Commission and can be requested by emailing: conservation@townofgroton. org or calling 978-448-1106.
Respectfully submitted,
Larry Hurley, Chairman
Groton Conservation Commission
11/13/2020 G
Public Meeting Notice Groton Conservation Commission
In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L Ch. 131, Sec. 40 and the Groton Wetlands Protection Bylaw, the Groton Conservation Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 6:50 p.m. The meeting can be attended at https://us02web. zoom.us/s/82001848483 by calling (312)-626-6799 (Webinar ID 820 0184 8483). The purpose is to consider a Notice of Intent (NOI) filed by Darcy Schultz for the construction of a replacement septic system at 68 West Main St (Groton Assessors Map: 106; Parcel 17).
     Copies of the NOI are on file with the Conservation Commission and can be requested by emailing: conservation@townofgroton. org or calling 978-448-1106.
Respectfully submitted,
Larry Hurley, Chairman
Groton Conservation Commission
11/13/2020 H

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 610, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
 

Office
161 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
[above Main Street Café]
 

Telephone: 978-448-6061
 

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