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WINTER PARKING REMINDER

Now that winter has arrived, the Select Board and the Highway Department want to remind you all to follow the Town Parking Ordinance which states under Parking Restrictions, section D:

Snow Removal:  No vehicle shall be parked on any street maintained by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation or the Town of Groton in such a manner so as to impede snow removal. No person shall stop or cause to be stopped, or park any vehicle, so as to impede or interfere with the proper snow clearing operations of the NH DOT or Town, when snow removal operations are in effect.

As you are aware, snow removal operations are currently in effect. All vehicles found in violation of this ordinance may be removed (towed) and costs of such removal and subsequent storage of removed vehicles shall be at the expense of the owner of the vehicle.

 HEARING ON THE BILL TO LEAVE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Dear Town Residents,

As you may have already heard, the Town is looking to exit SAU4. Attached is a letter explaining the exit plan and some facts. As the letter explains, if the bill passes in to law, we would have four years to develop our full exit plan.

We are still waiting for the date that NH HB 349 will be heard at the State Capitol. If you are interested in testifying at the State Capitol when the bill to leave the school district is being heard, please inform the Select Board Office. We will keep you posted as soon as we know the date.

Thank you,

Groton Select Board

Click here to view the NH HB 349 Fact Sheet

 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

The Groton Planning Board will hold hearings to take public comment on proposed Zoning Amendments. The Final Hearing to review all changes suggested at the first hearing or by mail/email is scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2023 at 7:00 PM, Groton Town Offices, 754 N. Groton Rd, Groton NH 03241.

 

You are invited to attend the hearings or submit written comments directed to the Planning Board’s attention, to the Town Offices (address above) or emailed to planningboard@grotonnh.org.

 

The effect of adopting the proposed Zoning Amendments will be to add permitted uses to the existing zoning. The proposal will establish the following:

   A.The right of property owners to construct one garage or shed on their lot prior to construction of their single-family residential dwelling

   B. Clarity of various definitions and sections of the current Zoning, such as what constitutes a single-family residential dwelling, seasonal camp and recreational vehicle.

   C.The right of property owners to rent Short-Term or Long-Term.

 

Please click here to review the proposed zoning amendments. You may also review the proposals  in the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours.

Please click here to review the summary of zoning amendment changes. (posted 2/2/23)



PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Groton Select Board will hold three different Public Hearings on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 starting at 6:00pm at the Groton Town House located at 754 North Groton Road.

Below are the topics for the three different public hearings:

1.    The bond for the Public Works Building/Highway Garage

2.    The proposed 2023 budget and warrant articles

3.    The potential new Public Works Building/Highway Garage

There will be a warrant article submitted at the March 2023 Town Meeting which states:

To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of six hundred twenty five thousand dollars ($625,000) to design and construct a new Department of Public Works building, and to authorize the issuance of two hundred fifteen thousand dollars ($215,000) of bonds or notes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA 33); with two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) to come from a grant from USDA Rural Development; to authorize the withdrawal of one hundred sixty thousand dollars ($160,000) from the Public Works Capital Reserve Fund; to authorize the Selectmen to issue, negotiate, sell and deliver such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon and the maturity and other terms thereof; to authorize the Selectmen to apply for, obtain and accept federal, state or other aid, if any, which may be available for said project and to comply with all laws applicable to said project; and to authorize the Selectmen to take any other action or to pass any other vote relative thereto. Further, to raise and appropriate from taxation ninety thousand dollars ($90,000) for the first year’s debt service payment. Recommendations required (3/5 ballot vote required).”

Note: The wording is still being reviewed along with the total numbers. Therefore, the wording of this warrant article may change by the public hearing or by the March 2023 Town Meeting. 

All residents are encouraged to attend. The Select Board meeting will commence immediately following the hearings on February 7, 2023.

Snow date is Wednesday, February 8th at the same time and location.

 

NOTE: We are waiting on a few more final numbers. Once these come back we will post the budget and warrant articles for review. We are hoping to have them posted on Monday 2/6/23 so that you review them ahead of time before the public hearing on 2/7/23 either on here or you can come to the Select Board Office for a copy to review. Copies will also be availabe at the public hearing on Tuesday 2/7/23 at 6:00pm.

Thank you for your patience!

 

 

SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECKLIST PUBLIC NOTICE

The Supervisors of the Checklist for the Town of Groton will hold a session to make additions and corrections to the checklist including change in party registration.  

 

Date: Saturday, March 4th

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Location: Town House, 754 North Groton Road, Groton, New Hampshire

 

Groton Supervisors of the Checklist
Gina Rescigno, Virginia Parker, Pamela Hamel


 

FREE COVID TESTS

If anyone needs a COVID test, the Emergency Management Director and the Deputy Director put some on the table at the Town House inside the door. They are free so please help yourself!

 

TRANSFER STATION ATTENDANT POSITION

The Town of Groton has an immediate opening for a Transfer Station attendant. This position is a guaranteed to work at least 20 hours each week. Duties include assisting the public to recycle disposable materials, enforcing rules & regulations pertaining to the use and operation of the facility, operating equipment, and maintaining the building and grounds. Applicants must be 18 years or older.  Certification is preferred. For more information, call the Select Board’s Office at 744-9190. Applications can be picked up at the Town Offices at 754 North Groton Road or located online at www.grotonnh.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

 

HEBRON FIRE RECRUITMENT

Hebron Fire provides services to the Town of Groton and they are looking for firefighters. Click here to view the recruitment poster. If you are interested in becoming a firefighter they could use your help!!

 

NHEC- NH BROADBAND

This is an update regarding the internet service being rolled out by New Hampshire Electric Co-oP (NHEC). They are calling the service "NH Broadband" and they have created a website for the service: NH Broadband: https://nhbroadband.com

On the webiste, there is a place to enter a physical address and express interest in signing up when service becomes available in the area. It asks for basic contact information so they can keep people posted on their progress, there is no deposit or anything like that.

We expect that the areas with the most people requesting service will be prioritized in the build out.

The Town encourages members of the community to express interest if they think they may want to go with the Co-op for broadband. We checked the map and service will ultimately cover all parts of Groton that are served by NHEC for electricity.


SOCIAL SECURITY SCAM
Please be aware that there is a new social security scam where they are using the Town Clerk's name to get you to pick up the phone. Please do not give any information and if you are not sure if the call is legitimate, please hang up and call the Town Clerk back at 603-744-8849 to see if she did in fact call you for some reason. Be safe out there!

COVID-19 INFORMATION

COVID-19 is a concern for everyone and the Town of Groton is here for our residents. Please click here or go the Emergency information page for more information regarding how to protect yourself and others, helpful sites and tips, who to contact if you are sick or need assistance, information on current scams regarding the COVID-19, and more.


 

TAX INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Your tax information is now available online. Please visit the New Hampshire Tax Kiosk. See the button below. When you are done with your session you may log off to visit other Towns around the State to compare our tax rate. Please contact the Tax Collector if you have any questions about this process.

Tax kiosk button

 

MEALS ON WHEELS

If anyone in Groton is interested in receiving Home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) 2-3 times a week, please contact Lisa Minickiello at 603-536-1204.

 

SCAM ALERT FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (NHEC)

 

ROAD DAMAGE POSTING

 

 PROPERTY FRAUD ALERT FROM GRAFTON COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS

 

Address                                           
754 North Groton Road
Groton, NH 03241                                                                 

Email
Select Board's Office:
selectmen@grotonnh.org

Town Clerk/Tax Collector:
townclerk@grotonnh.org

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Select Board's Office
(603)744-9190
(603)744-3382 (fax)

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: Closed


Select Board meetings: The Select Board meetings are at 7:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Town Clerk/Tax Collector
(603)744-8849
(603)744-8803 (fax)

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday
 For other times, call for an appointment


Telephone Numbers/ Websites

Highway Department (603) 744-3758

Police (Non Emergency) (603) 744-3703 (Dispatch) (603) 536-3566 (Fax) (603) 744-7894  police@grotonnh.org                                                                                                                           

Library: http://hebronnh.org/town-library.html


Links

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council

Newfound Area Nursing Association

Newfound School District

Pemi-Baker Community Health

Tapply Thompson Community Center


 

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