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Public Hearing Notice

Stormwater Management Permit

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 198 of the Code of Groton, the Earth Removal Stormwater Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 7:30 PM in the Town Hall to consider the application for a Full Stormwater Management Permit submitted by the Reedy Meadow, LLC, for modification to the drainage system and flooding remediation as shown on the plan entitled, “Grading Plan in Groton, Massachusetts, Reedy Meadow Estates, Olivia Way,” prepared by Land Engineering & Environmental Services, dated March 15, 2019.  The proposed project will be located on Assessors’ Map 248, Parcels 60-10, 60-13 & 60-14 and Map 248, Parcel 59, off Olivia Way and Red Pepper Lane.

Copies of the application and plans are on file in the Town Hall. The Town of Groton does not discriminate on the basis of disability.  Further, a signed translation of this public hearing will be provided for the hearing impaired upon request by contacting ADA Coordinator Michelle Collette at (978) 448-1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.  

Earth Removal

Stormwater Advisory Committee

Edward Perkins, Chairman


3/22/2019  H


Public Hearing Notice

Citizens Petition – Expand Town Center Overlay District

In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L., Chapter 40A, §§ 5 and 11, and the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218, the Groton Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall (second floor meeting room), 173 Main Street, to consider the following Citizens’ Petition Warrant Article filed by John Amaral, 62 Flavell Road:


To see if the Town will vote to include the property situated at 11 Lowell Road which is shown on the Groton Assessors’ Maps as Map 113 Block 11 and described in a deed recorded with the Middlesex South District Registry of Deeds in Book 71584, Page 410 in the Town Center Overlay District, Section 218-30.2 of the Groton Zoning By-Law, or to take any other action relative thereto.

Copies of the proposed rezoning request and Concept Plan submittal 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 disability. Further, a signed translation of this public hearing will be provided for the hearing impaired upon request by contacting the Planning Board at (978) 448-1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.  


George Barringer, Chairman


March 22 & 29, 2019  G




Bid Request

   The Town of Groton requests sealed bids for the renovations to Prescott School for the installation of complete wet pipe and dry pipe sprinkler systems, hydraulic calculations as required and to coordinate design and install of a new underground fire service main into the building. Copies of the Bid Package may be secured at the Office of the Town Manager, Groton Town Hall, 173 Main Street, Groton, MA  01450, or by emailing All sealed General Bids must be received before 10:00 a.m. on April 18, 2019, in the Office of the Town Manager, at which time and place they will be publicly opened, read aloud and recorded for presentation to the Awarding Authority.  The Town of Groton reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Mark W. Haddad

Town Manager

3/22, 3/29/19 F



THIS PROJECT IS BEING ELECTRONICALLY BID AND HARD COPY BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Please review the instructions in the bid documents on how to register as an electronic bidder.  The bids are to be prepared and submitted at Tutorials and instructions on how to complete the electronic bid documents are available online (click on the “Tutorial” tab at the bottom footer).  

The Board of Trustees of the Groton Public Library, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from General Contractors for the Groton Public Library Building Envelope Repairs for the Groton Public Library in Groton, Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects dated March 20th (Wednesday) 2019.

The Project consists of:

Removal and replacement of the slate and synthetic slate roof systems with new natural slate roofing.  Removal and replacement of the low slope roof systems with new SBS modified bitumen roofing.  Wood Window Restoration, window perimeter sealant replacement and masonry repairs.

The work is estimated to cost $1,044,000 (including all alternates).

Bids are subject to M.G.L. c.149 §44A-J & to minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L. c.l49 §§26 to 27H inclusive.

The bid award will be contingent upon approval at the Town Meeting on April 29, 2019 and subsequent Debt Exclusion Vote on May 21, 2019.  If approved, the contract will be awarded after vote on May 21, 2019.

General bidders must be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) in the following category of work -- General Building Construction and must submit a current DCAMM Certificate of Eligibility and signed DCAMM Prime Update Statement (Form CQ 3).

General Bids will be received until April 12th (Friday) at 2:00pm and publicly opened, forthwith online. 

Filed Sub-bids for the trades listed below will be received until April 4th (Thursday) at 2:00pm and publicly opened, forthwith online.  

Filed sub-bidders must be DCAMM certified for the trades listed below and bidders must include a current DCAMM Sub-Bidder Certificate of Eligibility and a signed DCAMM Sub-Bidder’s Update Statement.  


Roofing and Flashing

Masonry Work

Waterproofing, Dampproofing and Caulking

All Bids should be submitted electronically online at and received no later than the date and time specified above. 

General bids and sub-bids shall be accompanied by a bid deposit that is not less than five (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount (considering all alternates), and made payable to the Groton Public Library.

Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pick-up at (may be viewed electronically and hardcopy requested) or at Nashoba Blue, Inc. at 433 Main Street, Hudson, MA  01749 (978-568-1167).

There is a plan deposit of $50.00 per set (maximum of 2 sets) payable to BidDocs Online Inc.

Deposits may be electronically paid or must be a check.

This deposit will be refunded for up to two sets for general bidders and for one set for sub-bidders upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty days of receipt of general bids. Otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority. 

Additional sets may be purchased for $50.00.

Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40.00 per set for UPS Ground (or $65.00 per set for UPS overnight), payable to BidDocs ONLINE, Inc., to cover mail handling costs.

The Pre-Bid Conference and site visit will be on March 27th (Wednesday) at 1:00pm at 99 Main St, Groton, MA 01450.

The Contract Documents may be seen, but not removed at:

Nashoba Blue Inc.

433 Main Street

Hudson, MA  01749



3/22, 3/29, 2019 E


Annual Meeting Notice

   The Groton Cemetery Association’s Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5 p.m. at Legion Hall.  The Proprietor’s Meeting will begin at 5 p.m.



3/22, 3/29, 2019  D


Dunstable Conservation Commission Legal Notice

   The Dunstable Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:40pm, in the Dunstable Town Hall-lower level to consider amendments and additions to the Town of Dunstable General Wetland By-Law, adopted on April 8, 1985 and last revised in 2013.

   For a copy of the proposed changes, please call the Conservation Commission office 978-649-4514 x230 or review on the town website at  Conservation Commission page under “News and Announcements”.

3/22/ and 3/29, 2019 B



The Dunstable Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:50 p.m. in the Dunstable Town Hall, 511 Main Street, lower level, regarding proposed amendments to the “Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Dunstable” pursuant to Chapter 40A, Section 5, of the Massachusetts General Laws, as follows: 

Adding a new Section called “Adult Entertainment Facilities Bylaw”.

In Section 3. Establishment of Districts, adding “3.1. Zoning Districts” and amending “3a Overlay Districts”. 

In Section 6. R-1 Single Family Residence District, amending 6.1.(g).ii.2 from “one (1) person” to “four (4) people”; 

Removing Section 6.7.9. and renumbering 6.7.10., 6.7.11. and 6.7.13.

Newly renumbered Section 6.7.10. Minimum Special Requirements, amend (a) by removing “and containing a minimum of four (4) bedrooms”; and in (g) remove “a continental style”.

Section 12. Parking and Loading Areas, in Section 12.2.2. amend (d) by removing “lodging” and adding “rooming”; after the word “vehicles” add “and two spaces for those persons principally resident therein”; and in (g) after “authority” add “or as listed otherwise in this Bylaw”.

Section 15.2. Floodplain District, in Section 15.2.1 remove “The Floodplain District includes all special flood hazard areas designated as Zone A or Zone AE on the Town of Dunstable Floodplain District Overlay Map.”

Section 20. Definitions. Add a new 20.3 and renumber 20.3 through 20.35.  

In newly renumbered 20.21. remove “or Boarding”, after “accommodations” add “on a weekly or monthly basis for”, remove “I or” and change “arc” to “are”

Anyone wishing to be heard on these matters should appear at the time and place specified above. Complete text of the proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw may be viewed at the Dunstable Town Hall, Office of the Planning Board (call for hours), Board of Selectmen, 511 Main Street, Dunstable, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday or by appointment and on the Town of Dunstable website ( under Planning Board Informational Documents.


3/22, 3/29, 2019 A


Public Hearing Notice

Groton Conservation Commission

   In accordance with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs “Article 97 Land Disposition Policy” and Article 97 of the Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Groton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., in the Groton Town Hall, 2nd Floor meeting room.  The purpose is to consider a proposed change in land use of approx. 1-acre of conservation land at the Reedy Meadow Estates Conservation Area (Groton Assessor’s Parcel 228-59) as part of the proposed stormwater mitigation plan for Olivia Way, Reedy Meadow Estates Stormwater Permit 2014-12.  

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

John Smigelski, Chairman

Groton Conservation Commission

3/15/2019  D



   The Select Board has scheduled a joint public hearing with the Finance Committee for Monday, March 18, 2019, at 7:15 P.M., Groton Town Hall, 173 Main Street, Select Board’s Meeting Room, 2ndFloor, Groton, MA.  The purpose of this hearing will be to discuss the articles contained in the April 29, 2019 Spring Town Meeting Warrant.

   All interested parties are encouraged to attend.


Barry A. Pease, Chair

Alison S. Manugian, Vice Chair

John R. Giger, Clerk

Joshua A. Degen, Member

Rebecca H. Pine, Member

March 8, March 15, 2019 B 

Public Hearing Notice

Proposed Zoning Amendments for Short-Term Rentals

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, March 28, 2019, at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall, 173 Main Street, to consider the following zoning bylaw amendments proposed by the Select Board:


To see if the Town will vote to amend Zoning By-Laws as follows:

Amend Section 218-4 by adding the definition of “Short-term Rental” with new word definitions being incorporated into the existing text in order alphabetically with the existing word definitions, as follows:

Short-term Rental: An owner-occupied, tenant-occupied or non-owner occupied property including, but not limited to, an apartment, house, cottage, condominium or a furnished accommodation that is not a hotel, motel, lodging house or bed and breakfast establishment, where: (i) at least 1 room or unit is rented to an occupant or sub-occupant; (ii) all accommodations are reserved in advance; provided, however, that a private owner-occupied property shall be considered a single unit if leased or rented as such. (iii) A short-term rental for the purposes of this Bylaw is the same definition as set forth in Chapter 337 of the Acts of 2018 as a rental that is not for more than 31 consecutive calendar days per occupant, and does not include long-term rentals such as leases.

and further,

By amending Section 218-13 Schedule of Use Regulations, by adding a new line item 113 Short Term Rentals to allow their use by right in the RB zone, and otherwise Short-term Rentals would not be allowed in RA, NB, VCB GB, I or P zones, as stated below:











Short-term Rentals 









or to take any other action relative thereto.”


George Barringer


 March 8 & 15, 2019  C 


Groton Herald

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

161 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
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Telephone: 978-448-6061

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