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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall, upstairs to convene the hearing for the application of Charles and Constance Detwiller, 22 Elm St., Groton, MA 01450, for a special permit to allow the alteration of a non-conforming structure on Lot 112-35, 25 Elm St., Groton, MA. Please refer to Section 218-6 and any other applicable section of the Groton Zoning By-Law. This legal notice shall publish at www. masspublishers.org.
 
Cynthia Maxwell, Chairman
Feb. 21 and Feb. 28, 2020 A
Public Hearing Notice
Proposed Zoning Amendments –
Accessory Apartments
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 12, 2020, at 7:10 PM in the Town Hall, 173 Main Street, to consider the following proposed zoning amendments: ARTICLE 1 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Bylaw by deleting Section 218-16.D, Accessory Apartments, in its entirety and replacing it with the following:
1. “218-9.4 Attached Accessory Apartment 218-9.4.1 Purpose
a. To provide homeowners of a single-family dwelling larger than required for present needs with a means of sharing space and the burdens of home ownership, companionship, security, and services, thereby enabling them to stay more comfortably in homes and neighborhoods they might otherwise be forced to leave.
b. Develop housing units in single family neighborhoods that are appropriate for households at a variety of stages in their life cycle.
c. Provide small additional housing units for rent without substantially altering the appearance of the Town
d. Provide housing units for persons with disabilities.
e. Protect stability, property values, and the residential
character of a neighborhood
218-9.4.2 Attached Accessory Apartment
Use of an accessory apartment, an independent dwelling unit not to exceed eight hundred (800) square feet contained within a single- family house. The unit shall have a separate entrance, a kitchen/ living room, a bathroom and a maximum of one bedroom. Either unit shall be occupied by the owner. The gross floor area shall include the interior finished habitable area to be used exclusively for the accessory apartment.
(2015 ATM, Article 42)
One Accessory apartment shall be allowed by right in the RA and RB Districts providing the following criteria are met:
a. The accessory apartment shall conform to the provisions of Title V of the State Sanitary Code, 310 CMR 15.00, and applicable regulations of the Groton Board of Health.
b. Approval from the Fire Department.
c. Building, plumbing, electrical and any other required
permits are obtained.
d. The accessory apartment is contained within a single-
family dwelling. Attached accessory apartments shall not
be permitted on lots that contain two or more dwellings.
e. All staircases required to access an accessory apartment
must not change the general appearance of a single-family
house.
f. Space may be provided by either raising the roof, or
extending the dwelling, but only in accordance with
current height and setback requirements.
g. To maintain the single-family character of the
neighborhood, the entrance to the accessory apartment should be on the side or rear, if possible, but may be through the front door, if there is a vestibule.
h. The owner of the property must occupy one of the two units, except for temporary absences.
i. Accessory Apartments are not permitted on lots which have two or more dwellings.
j. Accessory apartments shall be occupied by no more than 2 persons.
k, Sufficient and appropriate area for at least one additional parking space shall be provided by the owner to serve
the accessory apartment. Said parking space shall be constructed of materials consistent with the existing driveway and, to prevent on-street parking, and shall have vehicular access to the driveway,
l. The footprint of the structure in which the accessory apartment is to be located shall not be increased by more than 800 square feet and shall retain the appearance of a single-family structure. Any such increase in the footprint shall not exacerbate an existing nonconformity nor create a new nonconformity.
m. The provisions of MGL C. 40A, § 3 shall apply to any accessory apartments intended for occupancy by a person with a disability relative to access ramps used solely for the purpose of facilitation ingress and egress to person with physical limitations as defined in MGL C 22, § 13A.”or take any action relative thereto.
Article 2 To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Groton by adding the following Section: “218-9.4.3 Detached Accessory Apartment
The Planning Board acting as the Special Permit Granting Authority may issue a Special Permit authorizing the installation and use of a detached accessory apartment in a detached structure on a lot containing a single-family dwelling provided the following conditions are met:
a. Conditions a–c, e, h, and j-m of Section 218-9.4.2 are met b. A plot plan of the existing dwelling unit and proposed accessory apartment shall be submitted to the Special
Permit Granting Authority, showing the location of the building on the lot, the proposed accessory apartment, location of any septic system and required parking
c. The detached accessory apartment shall be a complete, separate housekeeping unit containing a kitchen/living room, a bathroom and a maximum of one bedroom. Detached accessory apartments shall not be permitted on lots that contain two or more dwellings.
d. Detached accessory apartments shall be occupied by no more than 2 persons.
e. Off-street parking spaces shall meet the requirements of Section 218- 8.1 of these bylaws.
f. Any new construction shall be in accordance with current height and setback requirements for the district in which it is located.
g. No special permit shall be granted without a condition that the accessory apartment shall conform to the provisions
of Title V of the State Sanitary Code, 310 CMR 15.00, and applicable regulations of the Groton Board of Health.
h. Any property that has been granted a Special Permit for a detached accessory apartment shall not be further divided unless all zoning requirements can be met for the district in which it is located.
i. Prior to approval of a Special Permit for a detached accessory apartment the Board shall make the following findings:
1. The detached accessory apartment will not impair the integrity or character of the neighborhood in which it is located.
2. The detached accessory apartment will provide housing opportunities in conformance with the purpose of this Section.”
or take any action relative thereto.
Copies of the proposed zoning amendments are on file in 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 ADA Coordinator at (978) 448-1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.
 
GROTON PLANNING BOARD
Russell Burke Chairman
2.21, 2.28 B
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive
Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs 
MEPA Office
100 Cambridge St., Suite 900
Boston, MA 02114
Telephone 617-626-1020
The following should be completed and submitted to a local newspaper:
PUBLIC NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROJECT:  Village Meadows Residential Development 
LOCATION: 372 Townsend Road, Groton, MA
PROPONENT: Roger Kanniard
     The undersigned is submitting an Environmental Notification Form (“ENF”) to the Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs on or before February 14, 2020. This will initiate review of the above project pursuant to the Massachusetts
Environmental Policy Act (“MEPA”, M.G.L. c. 30, s.s. 61- 62I). Copies of the ENF
may be obtained from:
Dan Well – Goddard Consulting, LLC
291 Main Street, Suite B Northborough, MA 01532
(508) 393-3784
Copies of the ENF are also being sent to the Conservation Commission and Planning Board of Groton where they may be inspected.
     The Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs will publish notice of the ENF in the Environmental Monitor, will receive public comments on the project for 20 days, and will then decide, within ten days, if an environmental Impact Report is needed. A site visit and consultation session on the project may also be scheduled. All persons wishing to comment on the project, or to be notified of a site visit or consultation session, should write to the Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 900, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, Attention: MEPA Office, referencing the above project.
 
By Dan Wells
Agent of Proponent
2/14/2020 A
Public Meeting Notice
Groton Conservation Commission
In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L Ch. 131, Sec. 40 and the Groton Wetlands Protection Bylaw, the Groton Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., in the Groton Town Hall, 2nd Floor meeting room. The purpose is to consider a Notice of Intent (NOI) filed by John E. Croteau of JANS Investment, LLC, for minor grading around the foundation of a new home at 128 Martins Pond Road (Groton Assessor’s Parcel 221-24, Lot 5).
     Copies of the NOI are on file in the Conservation Commission office at Town Hall.
 
Respectfully submitted,
John Smigelski, Chairman
Groton Conservation Commission
2/14/2020 D
LEGAL NOTICE
GROTON HISTORIC DISTRICTS COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING
William and Jennifer Rand
31 Hollis Street
ASSESSORS MAP 112-98
In accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40C,
the Groton Historic Districts Commission (GHDC) will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 7:35 pm at Town Hall , 173 Main Street, Groton , MA to consider the application submitted by William and Jennifer Rand owner seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness for 31 Hollis Street, Assessors Map 112-98 to re-align and pave the driveway and replacement of the front yard shrubs. Property owners: William and Jennifer Rand, 31 Hollis Street, Groton, MA 01450 Assessors Map 112- 98. Copies of the application and supporting materials are available for review by contacting the GHDC via the Land Use Dept, 2nd floor of the Town Hall.
 
Peter Benedict, Chair
Historic Districts Commission
2/7, 2/14 C
LEGAL NOTICE
GROTON HISTORIC DISTRICTS COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING
John and Lynne Rawling
274 Main Street
ASSESSORS MAP 112-84
In accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40C, the Groton Historic Districts Commission (GHDC) will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 7:45 pm at Town Hall , 173 Main Street, Groton , MA to consider the application submitted by Jeff Gordon seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness for 274 Main Street, Assessors Map 112- 84, owners, John and Lynne Rawling to Rough grade existing gravel base adding 2” to 4” of additional crushed gravel, Fine Grade and compact, machine pave 2” bituminous concrete top course only, hand tamp edges and seal seam at the street. The parking area will not change. Property owners: John and Lynne Rawling, 274 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450 Assessors Map 112-84. Copies of the application and supporting materials are available for review by contacting the GHDC via the Land Use Dept, 2nd floor of the Town Hall.
 
Peter Benedict, Chair
Historic Districts Commission
2/7, 2/14 B
INFORMAL PROBATE
PUBLICATION NOTICE
Docket No. MI19P6228EA
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The Trial Court Probate and Family Court
Middlesex Division
Estate of: John Edward Kane Also Known As: John E. Kane Date of Death: October 21, 2019
To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Gail M Kane of Groton, MA
a Will has been admitted to informal probate.
Petitioner Gail M Kane of Groton, MA
has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate without surety on the bond.
     The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner.
 
2/7/2020 A
Public Meeting Notice
Groton Conservation Commission
In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L Ch. 131, Sec. 40 and the Groton Wetlands Protection Bylaw, the Groton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6:45 p.m., in the Groton Town Hall, 2nd Floor meeting room. The purpose is to consider a Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA) filed by Energy North Inc. for the installation of groundwater monitoring wells at 28 Ridgewood Ave (Groton Assessor’s Parcel 122-73).
     Copies of the RDA are on file in the Conservation Commission office at Town Hall.
Respectfully submitted,
John Smigelski, Chairman Groton Conservation Commission
1/31/2020 E
Meeting Notice
Groton Conservation Commission
In accordance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, M.G.L Ch. 131, Sec. 40 and the Groton Wetlands Protection Bylaw, the Groton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., in the Groton Town Hall, 2nd Floor meeting room. The purpose is to consider a Notice of Intent (NOI) filed by Christine Lindemer for the construction of a single-family home and driveway at 227 Boston Road (Groton Assessor’s Parcel 235-01).
     Copies of the RDA are on file in the Conservation Commission office at Town Hall.
Respectfully submitted,
John Smigelski, Chairman Groton Conservation Commission
1/31/2020
 
Public Hearing Notice – Proposed Zoning Amendments
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, February 13, 2020, at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall, 173 Main Street, to consider the following proposed zoning amendments:
     ARTICLE To see if the Town will vote to amend the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218 Zoning as follows:
1. In Section 218-25, Site Plan Review, by deleting Item (b) of
Paragraph C, Threshold of Review, Part (1) Minor site plan review, which reads as follows:
(1) Minor.
(b) Construction of an addition or any other alteration of up to 1,000 square feet gross floor area to an existing commercial, office, industrial, or institutional use, or structure for such use.
And by inserting in its place the following: (1) Minor.
(b) Construction of a new building, an addition, change of use, or any other alteration of up to 1,000 square feet gross floor area to an existing commercial, office, industrial, or institutional use, or structure for such use.
2. In Section 218-25, Site Plan Review, by deleting Items (a) and (b) of Paragraph C, Threshold of Review, Part (2) Major site plan review, which read as follows:
(2) Major.
(a) Construction, enlargement or alteration of a parking area resulting in six or more new parking spaces.
(b) Construction of a new building or an addition or any other alteration that exceeds 1,000 square feet of aggregate gross floor area which includes all floors of all buildings on the premises, to an existing commercial, office, industrial, or institutional use or structure.
And by inserting in their place the following: (2) Major
(a) Construction, enlargement, or change of use resulting in the construction or alteration of a parking area resulting in six or more new parking spaces.
(b) Construction of a new building or an addition, a change in use, or any other alteration that exceeds 1,000 square feet of aggregate gross floor area which includes all floors of all buildings on the premises, to an existing commercial, office, industrial, or institutional use or structure.
Or to take any other action relative thereto.
Copies of the proposed zoning amendments are on file in 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 ADA Coordinator at (978) 448-1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.
     GROTON PLANNING BOARD
     Russell Burke Chairman
     1/24/2020, 1/31/2020 D
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Public Hearing Notice – Proposed Zoning Amendment
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, February 13, 2020, at 7:05 PM in the Town Hall, 173 Main Street, to consider the following proposed zoning amendments:
ARTICLE To see if the Town will vote to recodify the Code of the Town of Groton, Chapter 218 Zoning according to the following Table of Contents:
Table of Contents
§ 218-1 General Provisions
§ 218-1.1 Authority and Title
§ 218-1.2 Purposes
§ 218-1.3 Basic Requirements
§218-2 Administration
§ 218-2.1 Enforcement
§ 218-2.2 Building Permits § 218-2.3 Special Permits § 218-2.4 Board of Appeals
§ 218-2.5 Site Plan Review § 218-2.6 Repetitive Petitions
§ 218-2.7 Violations and Penalties
§ 218-2.8 Amendment § 218-2.9 Effective Date § 218-2.10 Conflict of Laws and Validity
§ 218-2.11 Fees
§ 218-3 Definitions
§ 218-4 Zoning Districts. § 218-4.1 Classes of
Districts
§ 218-4.2 Intention of Districts
§ 218-4.3 Location of Districts
§ 218-4.4 Boundaries of Districts
§ 218-5 Use Regulations § 218-5.1 Basic
Requirements
§ 218-5.2 Schedule of Use Regulations
§ 218-5.3 Accessory Uses § 218-5.4 Special Use Considerations in Official Open-Space Districts
§ 218-5.5 Special Use Considerations in R-B, VCB, NB, GB and I Districts
§ 218-5.6 Conversion of Seasonal Residences
§ 218-5.7 Nonconformance
§ 218-5.8 Prohibited Uses
§ 218-6 Intensity Regulations § 218-6.1 Basic
Requirements
§ 218-6.2 Schedule of Intensity Regulations
§ 218-6.3 General Provisions
§ 218-6.4 Hammerhead Lots
§ 218-7 Overlay Districts § 218-7.1 Floodplain
District Regulations
§ 218-7.2 Water Resource Protection Overlay District
§ 218-7.3 Town Center Overlay District
§ 218-7.4 Recreational Overlay District
§ 218-8 General Regulations § 218-8.1 Off-Street Parking and Loading
§ 218-8.2 Off-Site Off- Street Parking
§ 218-8.3 Appearance
§ 218- 9 Special Residential Regulations
§ 218-9.1 Flexible Development
§ 218-9.2 Major Residential Development § 218-9.3 Multifamily Use § 218-9.4 Accessory Apartments
§ 218-10 Special Regulations § 218-10.1 Personal
Wireless Services Facilities
§ 218-10.2 Wind Energy Conversion Facility
§ 218-10.3 Large-Scale Ground-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic Facilities § 218-10.4 Marijuana Establishments
Or to take any other action relative thereto.
Copies of the proposed zoning amendments are on file in 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 ADA Coordinator at (978) 448-1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.
     GROTON PLANNING BOARD 
     Russell Burke Chairman
     1/24/2020, 1/31/2020 E

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