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PUBLIC NOTICE- SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECKLIST

The Groton Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 9:00-9:30 AM to make additions and corrections to the checklist. The session will be held at the Groton Town House, 754 North Groton Road, Groton.  

Groton Supervisors of the Checklist
Annie Tobine, Gina Rescigno, Pamela Hamel

TOWN ELECTION INFORMATION

The Groton Town Elections will take place on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The polls are open from 11:00am-7:00pm at the Groton Town House. See below to view the warrant and the sample ballot.

Click here to view the warrant

Click here to view the sample ballot

 

CANDIDATE NIGHT

Come meet the candidates running for Town elected positions during Candidate Night on March 3, 2020 at 7:00pm at the Town House.

 

TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTORS OFFICE CLOSINGS

Town Clerk/Tax Collectors office will be closed the following days for tax training:

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020

 

TRANSFER STATION PERMITS

Effective May 1, 2020 Transfer Station Permits will be required in order to use the Groton Transfer Station. These permits can be obtained through the Town Clerk and will be $1.00 per permit. These permit stickers will need to be placed on the lower left corner of your windshield directly above your inspection sticker. Please be sure to see the Town Clerk prior to May 1, 2020 to obtain your Transfer Station Permit. Thank you!

 

TOWN OF GROTON-TRANSFER STATION ALTERNATE

The Town of Groton is looking for a Transfer Station alternate. This position is not guaranteed any set hours as this person will serve as a backup for the current Transfer Station attendant to cover vacations, absences, etc. Duties include but are not limited to 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.  

**WINTER REMINDERS**

Now that winter has arrived, the Select Board and the Highway Department want to remind you of the following items:

        Residents are allowed to take three 5-gallon buckets (15 shovels full) of sand for their residence in Groton only. The use of town sand for commercial sanding or in mechanical sanders is not allowed.

        Please make sure you park your car at least 4 feet of the road side to allow for plowing. All residents are required 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.

        If you plow, snow blow or shovel snow from your property into the road, you are required to clean it up and will be held liable for any injuries or damages caused by those conditions if you do not clean it up. As stated in the Winter Maintenance of Roads and Sidewalks that New Hampshire Municipal Association (NHMA) put out, an abutter might, for instance, blow snow onto the sidewalk or into the road, or create runoff from melting snow on a roof that flows onto the sidewalk or road and freezes. In that case, the abutter may be held liable for any injuries or damages caused by those conditions. Ritzman v. Kashulines, 126 N.H. 286 (1985). Moreover, the municipality can require the abutter to correct conditions they have caused to the public sidewalk or road, or to pay the municipality’s costs in doing so. Directing water onto a sidewalk or road may cause ice to form and make the sidewalk or road dangerous for public use; this is considered a “violation" under the law, and the abutter may be fined by a court. RSA 236:19. Municipalities may notify the abutter of the problem and request them to correct it. RSA 236:35. If the abutter does not comply, the municipality can correct the situation itself and a court may order the abutter to repay the municipality the costs of responding to the situation. RSA 236:29; RSA 236:32; RSA 236:39.

 

FREE BOOKS, DVD'S, ETC

There are books, tapes, DVD's and more that are free for the taking. These items are located in the old Groton Library at the Town House. Please read the signs and take what you want. Enjoy!!


 

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

 

911 REFLECTIVE ADDRESS SIGN

On April 10, 2019 The Hebron Fire Dept. hung their last Red 911 Reflective Sign. However, just because the Hebron Fire Dept. is no longer making and hanging the Red 911 Reflective Signs does not mean it is to late for you to get one.  The Hebron Fire Dept. has made an agreement with the Bridgewater Fire Dept. who makes the exact same sign.  They will make a sign for you at the same price ($15.00) the only change is you will have to install it yourself.  They are located on Route 3A on the way to Bristol just past the Bridgewater Inn.  Their telephone number is 744-6047 and their station is manned Mon.-Fri. during business hours.

You will be pleased to know of the approximate 500 properties in Groton with buildings on them 107 have Red 911 Signs (in other words 20% of the town) Congratulations to the Groton Residents who helped us and ordered the signs..  They are a significant factor in our getting to you faster in an emergency. We would encourage anyone without one to seriously think about getting one.

 

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

Property Taxes
Vehicle Registrations
Dog Licenses
Vital Records Request

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)

**Town Clerk/Tax Collector Office Hours effective January 1, 2020**:
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