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Public Hearing Notice 

Proposed Storm Water Enterprise Fund 

The Earth Removal Stormwater Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM in the Town Hall to consider the following Article to be considered at the 2020 Spring Town Meeting: ARTICLE X - ADOPT MGL CH.44, SECT. 53 F 1⁄2: STORM WATER ENTERPRISE FUND: To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F 1⁄2 of the Massachusetts General Laws, which would authorize establishment of an Enterprise Fund for the Groton Stormwater Utility, and further, effective in Fiscal Year 2021, beginning on July 1, 2020, by amending General Bylaw Chapter 154 – Illicit Discharges to Municipal Separate Storm Drain System as follows:

Add to 154-2 Definitions.: STORMWATER UTILITY – A special assessment set up to generate funding specifically for stormwater management. Property owners shall pay a stormwater fee and the revenue generated directly supports operation, maintenance, and upgrade or expansion of existing storm drain systems; development of drainage studies, plans, flood control measures, and water-quality programs; administrative costs; and construction of capital improvement projects, and purchase of all equipment necessary for the installation, operation and maintenance of the system.

Add to 154-5: Responsibility for administration.: STORMWATER UTILITY: The Select Board, or its designee may, upon Town Meeting approval, adopt a Stormwater Utility pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 83 Section 16 and Chapter 40 Section 1A. The Department of Public Works, or its designee, shall administer, implement and enforce this Utility. Failure by the Select Board to promulgate such a Stormwater Utility through this Bylaw or a legal declaration of its invalidity by a court shall not act to suspend or invalidate the effect of this Bylaw.

Or take any Action relative thereto.

Copies of the proposed revisions to the regulations 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 ADA Coordinator Michelle Collette at (978) 448- 1105 at least one week prior to the hearing. Earth Removal Stormwater Advisory Committee Edward Perkins, Chairman 1/24, 1/31 I

GROTON HOUSING AUTHORITY
19 LOWELL ROAD, GROTON, MA 01450
PHONE: 978-448-3962 ~ FAX: 978-448-5845 grotonhousing@verizon.net
SEEKING NEW BOARD MEMBER
The Groton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is announcing a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners due to the death of our long-time member, Brooks Lyman.
     The remaining Members of the Board of Commissioners are seeking individuals to fill Mr. Lyman’s seat on the Board. The person selected will be appointed to the Board by joint roll call between the remaining Members of the Groton Housing Board of Commissioners and the Groton Selectboard. The person appointed will serve until May 2020 (when the next Town Election takes place.) That person will need to run for re-election and their term will run until May 2024.
     Groton residents interested in serving on the Groton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners should send a letter of interest by email to Chairman Deirdre Slavin-Mitchell at office@grotonha.org or by U.S. mail to Groton Housing Authority, 19 Lowell Road, Groton, MA 01450. Consideration will be given to all who are interested. Those with strong financial and/or housing backgrounds will have priority.
1/24/2020 C
Public Hearing Notice
Stormwater Management Permit
In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 198 of the Code of Groton, the Earth Removal Stormwater Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 7:00 PM in the Town Hall to consider the application for a Full Stormwater Management Permit submitted by Christine Lindemer for construction of a single-family house and associated driveway as shown on the plan entitled, “Stormwater Permit Plan, 227 Boston Road, Groton, Massachusetts,” prepared by Ducharme & Dillis Civil Design Group, dated January 16, 2020. The proposed construction is located at 227 Boston Road, Assessors’ Map 235 Parcel 1, on the easterly side of Boston Road.
     Copies of the application and plans are on file 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 ADA Coordinator Michelle Collette at (978) 448- 1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.
Earth Removal Stormwater Advisory Committee Edward Perkins Chairman January 21, 2020 F
Public Hearing Notice
Stormwater Management Permit
In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 198 of the Code of Groton, the Earth Removal Stormwater Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 7:15 PM in the Town Hall to consider the application for a Limited Stormwater Management Permit submitted by John Bonefant for construction of a single-family house, associated driveway, and sewage disposal system as shown on the plan entitled, “Sewage Disposal system, Lot 2 Old Dunstable Road, Groton, Massachusetts,” prepared by Ducharme & Dillis Civil Design Group, dated October 23, 2018. The proposed construction is located at 535 Old Dunstable Road, Assessors’ Map 247 Parcel 10, on the westerly side of Old Dunstable Road.
     Copies of the application and plans are on file 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 ADA Coordinator Michelle Collette at (978) 448- 1105 at least one week prior to the hearing.
Earth Removal Stormwater Advisory Committee Edward Perkins Chairman January 24, 2020 G
Town of Groton Park Commission VaCanCy
As required by MGL Chapter 41, Section 10 and 11, there exists a vacancy on the Town of Groton Park Commission. Initial interviews will be held at the Park Commission meeting on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. The appointment to fill said vacancy shall be in a joint session with the Select Board and the remaining Park Commission Members at a Select Board Meeting to be held on Monday, February 10, 2020 in the Groton Town Hall at a time to be determined.
     All interested individuals shall complete a Committee Interest Form and submit said form to Dawn Dunbar, Executive Assistant to the Town Manager, whose office is located at 173 Main Street, Groton by 12:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Committee Interest Forms can be found at the Select Board’s Office on the Second Floor of the Groton Town Hall or at https://www.grotonma. gov/government/boards- and-committees/committee- interest-form/.
Timothy Siok, Chair
Park Commission
1/17 and 1/24/2020 B
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, January 28, 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 Olin Lathrop for re-grading and paving of an existing driveway at 55 Sunset Road (Groton Assessor’s Parcel 253-22).
     Copies of the RDA are on file in the Conservation Commission office at Town Hall.
Respectfully submitted, John Smigelski, Chairman Groton Conservation Commission 1/17/2020 E
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, January 28, 2020 at 6:30 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 Boston Gas Company for the extension of an existing gas main along Sandy Pond Road. Copies of the RDA are on file in the Conservation Commission office at Town Hall.
Respectfully submitted,
John Smigelski, Chairman
Groton Conservation Commission
1/17/2020 D
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 5 , 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall, upstairs, to convene the hearing for the application of Chestnut Hills Farm, LLC, 40 Salem St., #12, Lynnfield, MA 01940 to appeal a zoning decision issued by the Building Inspector that an agricultural designation is not a zoning violation on Lot 233-33, 409 Martins Pond Rd., Groton, MA. Please refer to Section 218-33 and any other applicable section of the Groton Zoning By-Law. This legal notice shall publish at www.masspublishers. org.
Cynthia Maxwell, Chairman
1/17/2020, 1/24/2020 C
PUBLIC HEARING
The Groton Community Preservation Committee (CPC) will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the first-floor meeting room of Town Hall, 173 Main Street, Groton, to receive public comments on newly submitted Community Preservation Act proposals. The CPC is seeking input from the public before making its decision on which of the proposals (if any) to recommend to Town Meeting for funding. A positive recommendation by the CPC will send a proposal to the 2020 Annual Spring Town Meeting where voters will decide whether or not to fund the project from the Town’s Community Preservation Fund. Copies of the complete draft proposals are available at the Land Use counter located on the 2nd floor of Town Hall.
1/10/2020, 1/17/2020
Informal Probate Publication Notice
Docket No. MI196231EA
Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court
Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division
Estate of: Eleanor Bywater Powell.
Also known as: Eleanor B. Powell and Eleanor Powell. Date of Death: September 15, 2019.
To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of David L. Powell of Townsend, MA and Susan E. Tyndall of Deep Run, NC a Will has been admitted to informal probate. David L. Powell of Townsend, MA and Susan E. Tyndall of Deep Run, NC have been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve 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.
1/10/2020

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