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   What started out as a fairly mundane review of school and town budget status with the GD School Committee and the finance boards of Dunstable and Groton in attendance, evolved into a meeting highly critical of the School Committee’s lack of action when Dunstable Finance committee member Ron...
    It took only two weeks for the Groton Board of Selectmen’s recently adopted Investigation Policy to demonstrate that it needed to be strengthened.  On Monday night, the majority of Selectmen narrowly approved (Petropoulos, Degen and Pease in favor, Eliot and Cunningham opposed) an amendment...
   By the end of an almost four-hour marathon meeting on January 5, the Planning Board conceded the strength of Indian Hill Music’s legal position and tacitly accepted Indian Hill Music’s most important demands.  Faced with the hard reality of their limited powers under the site plan approval...
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...

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