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Public Hearing Notice – Proposed Zoning Amendments

   In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 40A, §§ 5 and 11, the Groton Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 7:20 PM in the Town Hall, 173 Main Street, to consider the following proposed zoning amendments:

   Off-site (Free Standing) Off-street Parking

   Section 218-4 Definitions – add the following definition:

   OFFSITE OFF-STREET PARKING -Parking area on a lot for the benefit of and serving the parking needs of a use on a separate non-contiguous lot, subject to the provisions of Sections 218-25, 218-28, and 218-32.1

   Section 218-25 Site Plan Review – add the following subsection

218-25.B.(2)(e) Offsite Off-street Parking

   Section 218-13 Schedule of Use Regulations – add the following use:

Schedule of Use Regulations











Offsite Off-street Parking (see Section 218-28)










   Add a new Section 218-28 Offsite Off-Street Parking:


To provide relief and standards for properties that cannot provide or satisfy the off-street parking requirements on-site due to unique circumstances including but not limited to topography, lot size, lot shape, existing building placement, or an authorized change of use where off street parking can be secured off site on property under the same ownership or control in a manner that is compatible with the surrounding uses.


A property owner or lessee, consistent with the applicable provisions herein, may petition for Offsite Off-street Parking on a non-contiguous property under their control and demonstrate the unique circumstances associated with their property for which parking cannot be provided on site.  The petitioner must demonstrate the proposed parking will address the unique circumstance associate with satisfying off street parking on their property in a manner consistent with the character of its surroundings.


A locus plan showing the location of the proposed Offsite Off-street Parking in relation to the property being served with sufficient detail for the Planning Board to determine adequate proximity exists

Lighting overspill, glare, headlights

Visual Impact mitigation measures such as setbacks, landscaping, visual screening 


Applications shall be subject to Section 218-25 Site Plan Review

Applications shall be subject to Section 218-32.1Special permit 

Parking layout and construction 

Circulation and traffic consideration

Applicant must have controlling interest in both properties (ownership or leasehold)

Special permit will run with applicant unless applicant owns both properties and records a deed restriction binding both lots to common ownership for the special permit to remain in force  

The use requiring the parking must be a permissible use (Y/SP) on the Offsite lot

Use limited to parking of registered, motor vehicles.  Commercial vehicles over  xxxxxxlbs,  (storage, pods, trailers, equipment, shall not be permitted)

Third party, paid parking is not permitted. 

Specify/limit number of spaces

The provisions of this section may be used in conjunction with Shared Parking


George Barringer


January 4 & 11, 2019  C 

Public Hearing 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 public meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:40 p.m., in the Groton Town Hall, 2nd Floor meeting room.  The purpose is to consider a Request for Determination (RDA) filed by the Chad Falardeau for tree cutting within the wetlands buffer zone at 11 Town Line Road (Assessor’s Parcel 203-30).

   Copies of the RDA are on file in the Conservation Commission office at Town Hall.

John Smigelski, Chairman

Groton Conservation Commission

12/21/2018 B


Docket No. MI18P4735EA 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Trial Court

Probate and Family Court

Middlesex Probate and Family Court

208 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA 02141

(617) 768-5800

Estate of: Margaret Ann Barrett

Date of Death: 05/31/2018

   To all interested persons: 

A Petition for S/A -Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Edward Joyner of Groton, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition.

The Petitioner requests that Edward Joyner of Groton, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration.


You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 01/09/2019.

This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you.



A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration.

WITNESS, Hon. Edward F Donnelly, Jr., First Justice of this Court

Date: December 12, 2018

Tara E. DeCristofaro (signed), Register of Probate

12/21/2018  C


   The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall, downstairs, to convene the hearing for the application of Daniel Memont (agent for O’Bryan/Hersh, 260 Sudbury Rd., Stowe, MA 01775-1545 for a special permit to allow the alteration of a non-conforming structure on Lot 122-105, 102 Weymisset Rd., Groton, MA.  Please refer to Section 218-6.E.1 and any other applicable section of the Groton Zoning By-Law.  This legal notice shall publish at

Cynthia Maxwell


12/14, 12/21, 2018  D




18 SM 006534



James Monahan; Lisa Monahan; Joseph J. Romel

and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act:, 50 U.S.C.c. 50 §3901 (et seq):

U. S. Bank National Association as trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia Bank National Association, as trustee for Aegis Asset Backed Securities Trust Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-4

claiming to have an interest in a Mortgage covering real property in Groton, numbered 15 Sunset Road, given by James Monahan and Lisa Monahan and Joseph J. Romel to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for AEGIS Lending Corporation., its successors and assigns, dated July 26, 2005 and recorded with the Middlesex County (Southern District) Registry of Deeds at Book 45775, Page 410 and now held by plaintiff by assignment has/have filed with this court a complaint for determination of Defendant’s/Defendants’ Servicemembers status.

   If you now are, or recently have been, in the active military service of the United States of America, then you may be entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. If you object to a foreclosure of the above-mentioned property on that basis, then you or your attorney must file a written appearance and answer in this court at Three Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108 on or before January 14, 2019 or you may be forever barred from claiming that you are entitled to the benefits of said Act.

Witness, GORDON H. PIPER Chief Justice of this Court on December 6, 2018.


Deborah J. Patterson


(18-012098 Orlans)

12/14/2018  E




   In accordance with Chapter 30B, Section 15 of the Massachusetts General Laws, notice is hereby given that the Town of Groton will hold a public auction of surplus vehicles and miscellaneous items at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Groton Town Hall, Second Floor Meeting Room, 173 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450.  The vehicles and miscellaneous items to be auctioned include a 2014 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle with 106,111 miles and a 2015 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle with 126,805 miles. A complete list with additional details can be obtained in the Office of the Town Manager, Groton Town Hall 173 Main Street, Groton, MA. Terms of sale: The vehicles and miscellaneous items are to be sold as is without warranty expressed or implied, and may have minimum bid prices set.  The vehicles and miscellaneous items may be inspected by appointment only by contacting Dawn Dunbar at 978-448-1111. The Town of Groton reserves the right to reject any and all bids if it is determined to be in the best interest of the Town.  Every bid must be accompanied by a signed non-collusion form.

   Public Hearing Notices may be found on the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association’s (MNPA) website at 

Mark W. Haddad

Town Manager / Chief Procurement Officer

12/7, 12/14 E

Town of Groton

Park Commission Vacancy

   As required by MGL Chapter 41, Section 10 and 11, there exists a vacancy on the Town of Groton Park Commission.  Initial Interviews will be held at the Park Commission meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. The appointment to fill said vacancy shall be in a joint session with the Select Board and the remaining Park Commission Members at a Select Board Meeting to be held on Monday, January 28, 2019 in the Groton Town Hall at a time to be determined.  

   All interested individuals shall complete a Committee Interest Form and submit said form to Maureen Adema,Park Commission Administrative Assistant whose office is located at 173 Main Street, Groton by 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  Committee Interest Forms can be found at the Select Board’s Office on the second floor of the Groton Town Hall or at   

Kenneth Bushnell, Chair

Park Commission

12/7, 12/14 D




Transformations Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics

Theresa Piotrowski

195 Main Street


   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 18, 2018 at 7:45 pm at Town Hall, 173 Main Street, Groton, to consider the application submitted by Theresa Piotrowski, Transformations Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a new business sign to  be installed at 195 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450.                                                                                    

   The sign is proposed to be 2x3 feet, two sided, with colors matching brand colors, white and light green with black lettering, along with a possible silver top and bottom cap.  The sign is proposed to be installed on a black bracket in between windows on second story. The material for the sign will be MDO Sign Board or Sign Foam4.  Property owner: Federal Investment Trust 200 Great Road, Suite 253, Bedford, MA 01730.  Copies of the application and supporting materials are available for review by contacting the GHDC via the Land Use Department, 2nd floor of Town Hall.

Peter Benedict,

Historic Districts Commission, Chair                                                                                                                                            12/7, 12/14  C        

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 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall, 173 Main Street (first floor meeting room) to consider the application for the following variances from the Local Well Regulations submitted by Whitman & Bingham Associates, LLC on behalf of Alan Costos:

1) Chapter 330-4 Well construction/deconstruction permit.

2) Chapter 330-10 Deconstruction requirements and irrigation wells.

The property is located at 24 Indian Road.

Copies of the proposed variance request are on file in the Board of Health’s office in Town Hall.  


Robert Fleischer,


12/7/2018 B

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