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Board of Selectman Chairman Jack Petropoulos posed a question to his colleagues Monday night, asking them what they thought about the location and construction of a new Senior Center. Petropoulos did this so that the current committees working on these issues would have insight into the thinking of...
Monday night Selectmen agreed to award a contract to Matrix Consulting for $45,500 to conduct an audit of town operations as approved by voters at Fall Town Meeting. They also approved an additional $2000 to conduct a town-wide survey as part of their operational review. One of the outcomes from...
   After resumption of Indian Hill Music’s Public Hearing on December 22, Project Manager Gary Shepherd took an assertive posture, suggesting that there were issues in the preliminary draft of the Planning Board’s site plan that would be deal breakers for Indian Hill Music Center.  If left...
The Charter Review Committee discussed Selectmen Chairman Jack Petropoulos’ suggestion to clarify the roles and relationships of the Board of Assessors and the Principal Assessor at their Dec. 14 meeting. Selectman Petropoulos’ submission was prompted by long-simmering problems in Groton’s...
The Board of Selectmen adopted a policy and procedure for handling complaints submitted to the Land Use Department. According to the policy, all signed complaints shall be logged and tracked, and all such complaints are considered public documents. Any investigation results, resolutions,...
     Groton Electric Light Department Manager Kevin Kelly appeared before the Planning Board to gauge Planners reaction to GELD’s idea of installing a, two megawatt natural gas generator in a storage barn on GELD property at the foot of Station Avenue.     Despite this generator costing about $2...
  There are no easy answers for the financial challenges facing the town, now and into the foreseeable future. In its report to the Board of Selectmen, the Sustainable Budget Committee said “assuring the sustainability of our budget, more specifically the sustainability of our ability to pay for...

Aerial view showing GELD land at end of Station Avenue with (see photos below) concrete block garage mentioned in story, and options for possible roadway for outlet from Station Avenue to Broadmeadow Road and possible access road to Prescott School. If GELD sells land to a business, these roadway options are not likely.

   A tiny sliver of GELD-owned property at the end of Station Avenue has become a pawn in a multi-year grievance between GELD on one side with Selectmen, Conservation Commission and Planning Board on the other.      The land, located at the far end of Station Avenue [see map below], lies directly...
Tax Collector/Treasurer Michael Hartnett received high praise from Selectmen and Town Manager for dogged efforts to correct an error in the assessment to Groton from the Middlesex County Retirement Board (MCRB). With an original estimate that increase would be 6 percent, town officials were...
     After acknowledging that the Indian Hill Music Center project is one of the largest and most complex projects the Planning Board has ever reviewed, Chairman Russell Burke discussed how the Board might put some reasonable limits on large-scale performances at Indian Hill Music Center during...

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