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Hearing on Town of Groton Charter Review

The Groton Charter Review Committee will present the proposed new Town Charter and answer questions at two public meetings on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The first meeting will be from 10 AM to Noon, and the second meeting will be from 7 PM to 9 PM. Both meetings will take place at the Town Hall in the second-floor meeting room with identical agendas. These sessions are the last chance for voters to have proposed changes presented and explained to them by the Charter Review Committee and to ask questions about why a change is proposed. Voters will be asked to approve the proposed new Town Charter at the spring Town Meeting, which begins Monday, April 24th.
  The proposed new Town Charter is available in two forms. One form is the proposed Charter without indications where changes were made, i.e., the clean version. The second form is the proposed Charter marked up to show where changes were made, i.e., the flagged version. Copies of the documents are available at these locations:
  •The Charter Review Committee’s webpage at the Town of Groton home page on the Internet. The documents are in portable document format (.pdf) and downloadable. See:
• For reading in the library, at the Reference Desk in the Groton Public Library
• For reading in the town hall, at the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall
• Personal paper copies may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall
  All voters are encouraged to attend one of the meetings on April 5th. The planned presentation takes about an hour and will not be repeated on the floor of Town Meeting. This is the opportunity for voters to see and hear the complete presentation, scrutinize the document, and ask questions of the Charter Review Committee.
 Michael Manugian. Chairman

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