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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, September 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., in the Groton Town Hall, 2nd Floor meeting room.  The purpose is to consider a Request for Determination (RDA) filed by Richard & Deborah June for the installation of a new gallery type leaching facility at 40 Redskin Trail (Assessor’s Parcel 129-141).  The proposed work is located within the 100 foot buffer zone of Lost Lake.

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

John Smigelski, Chairman

Groton Conservation Commission

8/31/2018

Public Hearing Notice – Proposed Zoning Amendments

Change name of the Board of Selectmen to Select Board

   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, September 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Town Hall, 173 Main Street, to consider the following zoning amendments proposed by the Select Board of the Town of Groton:

   ARTICLE: AMEND CHAPTER 218 – CHANGE SELECTMEN TO SELECT BOARD

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Chapter 218 Zoning, by changing the words “Board of Selectmen,” wherever they appear, to the words “Select Board” and making such other clerical revisions as are required to change all references to the Board of Selectmen and its members to “Select Board” and “Select Board Members,” or to take any other action relative thereto.

SELECT BOARD

   Summary: The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on Feb. 12, 2018 to change the name of the board to the Select Board. This article is necessary in order to make the name change in the Chapter 218 Zoning Bylaw, which would require a 2/3rds vote of the Meeting.  A copy of Chapter 218 Zoning, as proposed to be amended, is on file with the Town Clerk.

Respectfully submitted,

George Barringer, Chair

Groton Planning Board

August 24, 31, 2018

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

PUBLIC NOTICE

   The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm in the Town Hall, downstairs, to convene the hearing for the application of Richard Salon, 39 Off Prescott St., Groton, MA for a special permit to allow the alteration of a non-conforming structure on Lot 123-2 39 Off Prescott St., 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 www.masspublishers.org.

Cynthia Maxwell

Chairman

8/24, 8/31, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE

   The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Town Hall Upstairs to consider the application of John Valentine, 313 Whiley Rd., Groton, MA 01450, to amend special permit #10-16 (#5-14) to allow the additional alteration of a non-conforming structure on Lot 131-66, 284 Whiley 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 www.masspublishers.org

Cynthia Maxwell

Chairman

August 24 and 31

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

PUBLIC NOTICE

   The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:45 pm in the Town Hall, downstairs, to convene the hearing for the application of H&G, Inc., 2 International Way, Lawrence, MA 01843 for a special permit to operate a retail operation including the selling of gasoline in a VCB zone on Lot 112-70, 318 Main St., Groton, MA.  Please refer to Section 218-13 and any other applicable section of the Groton Zoning By-Law. This legal notice shall publish at www.masspublishers.org.

Cynthia Maxwell

Chairman

August 24 and 31

CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR

APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR

INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO

G.L.c. 190B, §5-304

Docket No. MI18P3982GD

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Trial Court

Probate and Family Court

Middlesex and Family Court

208 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA 02141

 

In the matter of Richard D Ross RESPONDENT

Of: West Groton, MA Alleged Incapacitated Person

To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by

Sylvia L. Leslie of West Groton, MA

In the above captioned matter alleging that Richard D Ross is in need of a Guardian and requesting that Sylvia L. Leslie of West Groton, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve With Surety on the bond.

 

The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. 

 

You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 09/07/2018. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense.

 

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

Date: August 10, 2018 Tara E. DeCristofaro

Register of Probate

8/24/2018

Notice of Public Hearing

In accordance with Chapter 83 of the Massachusetts General Laws, and the Town of Groton Usage Fee Regulations, the Select Board acting as the Sewer Commissioners for the “Four Corners Sewer District” will hold a Public Hearing, Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall, 173 Main St., Groton, MA to consider adopting the revised Sewer Regulations and Rates and Fees associated with the “Four Corners Sewer District”. 

All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

SELECT BOARD

Barry A. Pease, Chair

Alison S. Manugian, Vice Chair

John R. Giger, Clerk

Joshua A. Degen, Member

Rebecca H. Pine, Member

8/17, 8/24, 2018

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, August 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., in the Groton Town Hall, 2nd Floor meeting room.  The purpose is to consider a Request for Determination (RDA) filed by John Petros for the the installation of a driveway at 207 Gratuity Road (Assessor’s Parcel 213-84).  The proposed work is located within Riverfront, the 100 year flood plain, and the ACEC.

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

John Smigelski, Chairman

Groton Conservation Commission

8/17

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, August 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Town Hall (second floor meeting room), 173 Main Street, to consider the following zoning amendments proposed by the Select Board of the Town of Groton:

ARTICLE 1: AMEND ZONING BYAW TO BAN CERTAIN USES OF RECREATONAL MARIJUANA

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218 Zoning as follows:

By adding the following definitions to Section 218-4, Definitions: 

Craft marijuana cultivator cooperative, a marijuana cultivator comprised of residents of the Commonwealth and organized as a limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or cooperative corporation under the laws of the Commonwealth, which is licensed to cultivate, obtain, manufacture, process, package and brand cannabis or marijuana products to transport marijuana to marijuana establishments, but not to consumers. 

Marijuana research facility, an entity licensed to engage in research projects by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.

Marijuana microbusiness, a co-located marijuana establishment that can be either a Tier 1 marijuana cultivator or product manufacturer or both, in compliance with the operating procedures for each license (as defined and classified by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission).  

B) Revising Section 218-13, Schedule of Use Regulations, for the category of Marijuana Establishments and marijuana-related business, as added by vote of the 2018 Spring Town Meeting, to provide that such uses shall be prohibited in all zoning districts, as follows (with deletions shown in strikethrough and additions shown as underlined):

Section 218-13 

 

R-A

R-B

NB

VB

GB

I

P

O

Marijuana Establishments any other type of licensed marijuana-related business 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marijuana cultivator, but not including craft marijuana cultivator cooperative

 

N

N

N

N

N PB

PB 

N

N

Marijuana product manufacturer

N

N

N

N

N

PB N

N

N

Marijuana retailer

N

N

N

N

PB N

PB N

N

N

Marijuana testing facility

N

N

N

N

PB 

PB 

N

N

Marijuana transportation or distribution facility

N

N

N

N

N

PB N

N

N

Marijuana research facility 

 

N

N

N

N

PB

PB 

N

N

Any other type of licensed marijuana-related business, including marijuana microbusiness

 

N

N

N

N

N

PB N

N

N

On-site consumption of marijuana at licensed marijuana establishment

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

N

 

Revising Section 218-16.1, Marijuana Establishments, as adopted at the 2018 Spring Town Meeting, subsections C(5).c and D(3), as follows (with deletions shown in strikethrough and additions shown as underlined): Section 218-16.1

C. General requirements and conditions for all marijuana establishments.

(5) Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94G, Section 3(b) (2) t The maximum number of Licensed Marijuana Establishments in the Town of Groton shall be consistent with the following provision.  

Shall not prohibit one or more types of Marijuana Establishment  

Shall not limit the number of marijuana retail establishments, to less than 20% of liquor licenses issued pursuant to Section 15 of MGL Chapter 138 for retail sale of alcohol not consumed on the premises in the Town of Groton.  Said number to be rounded up to the next whole number.  

The number of total non-retail Marijuana Establishments as established in Section 218-16.1 (D)(3) shall not exceed one (1) an aggregate of three (3). 

D. Special permit requirements.

(3) A special permit for a marijuana establishment shall be limited to one or more of the following uses that shall be prescribed by the special permit granting authority:

Marijuana cultivator

Marijuana product manufacturer

Marijuana retailer

b) Marijuana testing facility

c)    Marijuana research facility

Marijuana transportation or distribution facility

Any other type of licensed marijuana-related business or to take any other action relative thereto.

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, August 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., in the Groton Town Hall, 2nd Floor meeting room.  The purpose is to consider a Request for Determination (RDA) filed by Charles Todd for the removal of trees as part of the installation of roof-top solar panels 104 Island Pond Road (Assessor’s Parcel 247 – 32 & 34).  A portion of the proposed work is located within the 100-foot buffer zone, ACEC, and NHESP Priority Habitat.

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

John Smigelski, Chairma

Pages

Groton Herald

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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