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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
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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

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.
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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

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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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