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About Groton
Groton, founded in 1655, has a population of 10,873 (2012 Town Census) and is located in the Nashoba Valley area in northwestern Middlesex County. The town is governed by Town Meeting. With an area of 32.54 square miles, Groton is the largest town in Middlesex County. There are 106 miles of plowed or maintained roads within the town. Town Hall is 320 feet above sea level and the highest elevation is at Chestnut Hills at 516 feet above sea level.

Announcements

Northeast Energy Direct Open Houses
Now that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline route has been altered slightly. Kinder Morgan has rescheduled the open houses that they had planned on running through the fall.

If you're interested in attending one, there are a few still scheduled to happen nearby. To see the full list and find more information check our Pipeline page.


Groton Country Club Request for Proposals
The Town Manager for the Town of Groton, is soliciting responses from interested parties for the disposition, by lease, of the Function Hall at the Groton Country Club. The space for lease consists of 4,985 square feet including a kitchen, bar, two restrooms, bride’s room and office space located inside the Function Hall in addition to 1,050 square feet of patio space outside. The large banquet room and adjoining covered patio provides a spacious area for year round functions with panoramic views and easy access to Route 119. It is located off of Route 119 on Lovers Lane in Groton, MA.  A twenty month lease is being offered, from May 1st, 2015 through December 31st, 2016, with three twenty-four month options to be exercised at the sole discretion of the Town of Groton.

Proposal documents and the full details of the request are available within the RFP itself available here. Responses are due on February 19th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Office of the Town Manager, 173 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450 and will be publicly opened at that time. The lease site may be viewed by appointment with the Town Manager (978) 448-1111.

An award will be made within approximately 30 days. Contact Telephone (978) 448-1111 or FAX (978) 448-1115. All responses must be received in a sealed envelope properly marked prior to the deadline.


DPW Office Assistant Opening
The Town of Groton Department of Public Works is seeking qualified applicants for a 35-hour per week Office Assistant position.

The Office Assistant will provide clerical assistance to the Department of Public Works; assist the public and town employees in person and on the telephone by furnishing a variety of information; explain department policies and procedures; help other town departments and outside agencies by providing information and reports in the process of conducting research projects as required. Other duties include budget projection and forecasting also must log and track recycled material from the transfer station.

If you would like more information on this position or to get the application process underway please visit our Human Resources page.


Community Announcements
In addition to Town news and announcements here on the main page, please don't forget to check out our Community Announcements page! There are community-driven events posted semi-regularly that might occupy a otherwise unscheduled Saturday afternoon or typical down-day. 

If you know of an event that deserves some publicity, please email Webmaster@townofgroton.org, be sure to include your contact information and the full event details. Thank you!


Department of Public Works Mechanic Posting
The Town of Groton Department of Public Works is looking for qualified candidates for a 40-hour DPW Mechanic position. Responsibilities include repairing and maintaining a fleet of Town trucks, numerous pieces of heavy equipment as well as small machines. Candidate must be self-directed, organized, and a problem solver. Requires a Class A CDL license and Hydraulic License.

If you or anyone you know is interested, please check our Human Resources page for more information or to begin the application process!


2015 Groton Town Census
You will soon be receiving the 2015 Groton Annual Town Census mailed to all households in Groton. Please remember to return your census at your earliest possible convenience. The Census keeps your voter information current, and helps the Town document its population for proof of residence needs, grant applications and historical research.

AVOID LATE DOG REGISTRATION FEES
Included with your Town Census is a dog registration reminder. Please register your dog in person, by mail or online before Feb 28th and avoid any late fees.  

SURVEYS
Also included with the census are two survey requests. The Cable Committee is asking for input on quality and services. The Council on Aging is taking an extensive look at our growing population of seniors 60 and over.

If you have any questions about the census or associated documents, please contact the Town Clerk at 978-448-1100 or townclerk@townofgroton.org. All census forms received can be returned to Town Clerk, 173 Main St., Groton, MA. Thank You.



Spring Town Meeting Warrant Open
The Board of Selectmen voted to open the Warrant for the 2015 Spring Town Meeting. The Warrant will close at the close of business on Friday, February 27th, 2015. The following is the proposed timeline:

Date   Event
 Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
 Warrant for 2015 Spring Town Meeting Opens 
 Friday, February 27th, 2015
 Warrant for 2015 Spring Town Meeting Closes
 Monday, March 9th, 2015
 Board of Selectmen conduct first review of Articles
 Monday, March 23rd, 2015
 BOS - FINCOM Public Hearing on Articles
 Monday, April 6th, 2015
 Board of Selectmen Finalize Warrant
 Friday, April 10th, 2015
 Post Warrant
 Monday, April 27th, 2015
 Spring Town Meeting


IT Director Posting
The Town of Groton in seeking an IT Director. The IT Director is responsible for managing the technical administration of the Town’s information systems including networks, databases, computers and associated software.

We are seeking an experienced IT professional that has experience planning, managing and maintaining software, hardware and network systems including system installations, back-ups, upgrades, installation and development of applications. The individual in this role will update, maintain and expand the Town’s website, develop policies and implement security measures to protect the Town’s networks and guide and advise users on techniques. Familiarity with software development and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is strongly preferred.  Must possess strong communication skills and have the ability to work with others, maintain positive working relationships and have strong management skills.

For more information and to begin the application process please visit our Human Resources page.


FY 2016 Town Budget
The Town Manager has submitted his Fiscal Year 2016 Proposed Operating Budget as required by the Charter and is able to be viewed by clicking on the link below.




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Groton Town Hall
173 Main Street
Groton, Massachusetts 01450