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Short Takes: RE & Property Tax Bills, Nomination Papers, GELD, Trash Bags, Sargisson Beach

Real Estate & Personal Property Bills Mailed Early
     Fourth quarter Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills have been mailed, which is a few days earlier than normal. This was done solely to have the bill in your hands for planning purposes if needed. At this time, the due date for these bills remains May 1, 2020.
     Please note that should use the pre-addressed envelope to the Town’s lock box, enclosing both your remittance stub and payment. Also, the Town’s on- site drop box at the rear side of the building can always be used, and payments can always be mailed to 173 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450.
Thank you,
Tax Collector Office
Nomination Papers
     Because of the change in date of the Spring Town Meeting to May 18, and town elections to June 6th, Nomination Papers for town offices are available for anyone who wants to run for offices can be pulled through Friday April 17 and need to be returned by April 21. They will require 50 signatures. Contact Town Clerk Michael Bouchard for more information at the Town Clerk’s office at 978-448-1100 or send email to
Groton Electric Light Department & Distancing
     Since the GELD employees are essential and will be working through the present situation, GELD Manager Kevin Kelly is encouraging everybody in town to give GELD employees and their vehicles some extra social distancing. Please allow a buffer of 10 feet between yourselves and any GELD employees or vehicles during this state of emergency. “We appreciate your understanding as we try to keep everyone safe.”
Where to Buy Orange Trash Bags 
     As of today, March 31st, 2020, the Groton Transfer Station will not be selling trash bags until further notice. Bags may be purchased in Groton at Shaw’s or the Country Market. Bags may also be purchased in Ayer at Shop ’n Save. The Town will post where bags can be purchased as more locations, including online, become available.
Sargisson Beach Parking Lot Closed
     Until further notice, the Town of Groton has temporarily closed the parking lot Sargisson Beach. This step is being taken as part of the Towns response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it does not currently have the means to properly monitor the site. No parking is permitted along Whiley Road, as indicated by the posted signs. Police will be actively ticketing
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