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LEGAL NOTICE
GROTON HISTORIC DISTRICTS COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING Daniel and Stacy Gilmore
11 Court Street
ASSESSORS MAP 113-68-0
In accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40C, the Groton Historic Districts Commission (GHDC) will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 7:30 pm at Groton Electric Light Department, 23 Station Ave, Groton, MA to consider the application submitted by Daniel and Stacy Gilmore seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness for 11 Court Street, Assessors Map 113-68-0, owners, Daniel and Stacy Gilmore to remove the chimney. Property owners: Daniel and Stacy Gilmore, 11 Court Street, Groton, MA 01450 Assessors Map 113-68- 0. 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 3/6, 3/13 D
LEGAL NOTICE
GROTON HISTORIC DISTRICTS COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING Groton School
282 Farmers Row
ASSESSORS MAP 219-9-0
In accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40C, the Groton Historic Districts Commission (GHDC) will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 7:40 pm at Groton Electric Light Department, 23 Station Ave, Groton, MA to consider the application submitted by The Groton School seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness for 282 Farmers Row, Assessors Map 219-9-0, owner, Groton School to reconfigure the parking lot serving the Dining Hall. Property owner: Groton School, Groton, MA 01450 Assessors Map 219-9-0. 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 3/6, 3/13 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 hearing on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:45 p.m., in the Groton Town Hall, 2nd floor meeting room. The purpose is to consider a Notice of Intent (NOI) filed by Stephen Jambard for the replacement of a sewage disposal system at 4 Alder Road (Groton Assessor’s Parcel 130-66).
Copies of the NOI are on file in the Conservation Commission office at Town Hall.
Respectfully submitted, John Smigelski, Chairman Groton Conservation Commission 2/28/2020 C
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, March 10, 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 Trio Real Estate Group, LLC, for reconstruction of a single-family home that was damaged by fire at 244 Nashua Road (Groton Assessor’s Parcel 227-127).
Copies of the NOI are on file in the Conservation Commission office at Town Hall.
Respectfully submitted,
John Smigelski, Chairman Groton Conservation Commission 2/28/2020 E
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Dunstable Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dunstable Town Hall, 511 Main Street, lower level, regarding proposed amendments to the “Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Dunstable” and the “Zoning Map of Dunstable, Mass.” pursuant to Chapter 40A, Section 5, of the Massachusetts General Laws, and the Planning Board fee schedule, as follows:
     1) Amending the Zoning By- laws by making various housekeeping amendments concerning “Section 6.7 Uses Permitted by Special Permit” and “Section 20 Definitions” of the Zoning Bylaw.
     2) Adding a new Town Center District as an overlay zoning district, by adding a new Section 22, modifying certain provisions of Section 3.2 and Section 6, and amending the Zoning Map of Dunstable, Mass. by designating the new Town Center District.
     3) Fee Schedule: adding the word “use” after Special Permit and “when the Site Plan is not part of a Special Permit Application” after Site Plan Review.
     Anyone wishing to be heard on these matters should appear at the time and place specified above. Complete text and map of the proposed amendments may be viewed at the Dunstable Town Hall, Office of the Board of Selectmen, 511 Main Street, Dunstable, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday or by appoint- ment.
Dunstable Planning Board February 28 & March 6 D
 
Groton Democrats to Caucus March 1
Will Elect Delegates to State Convention
Groton Democrats will hold a caucus at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Groton Town Hall, 173 Main Street, to elect six delegates and four alternates to the 2020 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention.
     This year’s convention will be held May 30 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, to endorse a candidate for U.S. Senate.
Young People Encouraged to Participate.
     The caucus is open to all registered and pre-registered Democrats in Groton. Pre- registered Democrats who will be age 16 by Feb. 15, 2020 will be allowed to participate and to run for delegate/alternate. Youth (>35), minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals who are not elected as a delegate/alternate may apply to be an add-on delegate at the caucus or at www.mass.dems. org.
     The Groton Democratic Town Committee will meet at the close of the caucus at about 4 p.m. For more information or for disability accommodations, contact GrotonDTC@gmail. com or www.GrotonDemocrats. com or www.facebook.com/
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

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 610, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
 

Office
161 Main Street, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
[above Main Street Café]
 

Telephone: 978-448-6061
 

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