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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 

The Town of Groton is soliciting bids for paving of the Groton Transfer Station. The project would include fine grading the gravel in preparation for paving and installing a 3” base course of compacted asphalt for 1054 square yards.

BIDS will be received by Sara Smith at the Town Office, 754 N. Groton Rd. until 4:00 PM, (Eastern Daylight Savings Time), July 16, 2024 and then publicly opened and read aloud at the Select Board Meeting that night at 7:00pm.

For more information or to schedule a site visit, please contact the Town at (603)744-9190 or selectmen@grotonnh.org.


NEWFOUND AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

BUDGET COMMITTEE VACANCY FOR GROTON

There currently is an opening for the Newfound Area School District Budget Committee for Groton. The Groton Representative needed to step away from the position, leaving Groton without a representative on the committee.

If you are interested in filling this position, please contact the Town at (603)744-9190 or selectmen@grotonnh.org for more information.

 

GROTON OLD HOME DAY

The Groton Old Home Day will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2024.

More details to come later!

 


 PUBLIC NOTICE

Pursuant to Executive Orders 11988 (Floodplain Management) and 11990 (Wetlands) and Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) implementing regulations at Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 9, FEMA hereby provides final notice of its decision to provide Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding for an action located in a floodplain and wetland. Funding would be provided through the New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management to the Town of Groton to increase the capacity of the North Groton Road Culvert.

 

The action is located on North Groton Road in Groton, New Hampshire. An existing 72 in reinforced concrete pipe culvert would be replaced with a 16 ft x 6 ft open bottom box culvert. The streambed upstream, downstream, and under the box culvert would be reconstructed with riprap and rounded stones/gravel under natural riverbed materials to the maximum extent possible. Areas outside the streambed would be stabilized with rip-rap top and dressed with rounded stones and gravel to minimize any voids in the surface. All staging would take place on North Groton Road and silt fencing would be utilized around the water crossing.

 

The project is partially within a mapped special flood hazard area (1% annual chance floodplain) and an area that contains bordering vegetative wetlands. The project is to increase the capacity of the North Groton Road culvert and is intended to reduce flooding and improve hydraulic conditions. A map of the area of available upon request.

 

The project must in be in a floodplain and wetland because of the nature and purpose of the project. Failure to upgrade the culvert would eventually lead to road wash out and the need for reconstruction. Further, not mitigating this issue would lead to increased flooding events, which would prevent reliable access for residents and emergency services. Grant conditions will also require compliance with all federal, state and local laws, including coordination with the local floodplain administrator.

 

Map requests and comments about this project and potential floodplain and wetland impacts should be submitted within 15 days of the date of this publication to:

 

Sarah Albers, Environmental Protection Specialist

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Cambridge, MA

Sarah.Albers@fema.dhs.gov; (202) 412-7926

School Update Newsletter

The Groton Select Board emailed a school update newsletter to everyone that has signed up for the Town email list. This newsletter is also located on the Town bulletin boards.

Please click here to view the school update newsletter.

 


HB349 UPDATE

The Bridgewater, Hebron, and Groton Planning Group had been holding weekly meetings with the Steering Committee on Wednesdays and these were ongoing until Town Meeting since HB349 was signed into law.

 

*Bridgewater voted on the warrant article on March 12, 2024 and it passed with 291 yes votes to 28 no votes.

*Groton voted on the warrant article on March 16, 2024 and it passed with 109 yes votes to 10 no votes.

 *Hebron voted on the warrant article on May 16, 2024 and it passed with 218 yes votes and 21 no votes.

 **Important Note: All three Towns had to vote in favor of this.**

 

The Steering Committee has also created a website to allow for greater communication with the public. This will be a repository for future information and data.

Please click here to view this website.

 

The Steering Committee and the Bridgewater, Hebron & Groton PRO-TEM Committee will be meeting together on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 6:00pm at the Bridgewater Town hall.

Click here to view that meeting agenda.

 

PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING UPDATE 

There have been some delays with the Public Works Building Project due to USDA requirements but we have been working hard to get this project moving forward. The advertisement for bids was posted in the newspapers and online. The bids were due 4/2/24. The Select Board was finally able to award the project to Kuplin Land Services, LLC on 7/3/24. We are working on scheduling a pre-construction meeting with USDA, the Architect and Kuplin Land Services. Once this meeting takes place, the site work and the next steps will begin. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

 

 

911 CARES SIGNUP

NH 911 CARES (previously Supplemental Ali) is now available online. Accessing your account information is easier than ever as you can access it anytime, anywhere using the NH 911 CARES website. The CARES (Citizen Assistance Registry for Emergency Services) website is a service that provides additional information to an emergency 911 dispatcher at the time of a 911 call. In use for more than 10 years, CARES information has been used in countless 911 calls, assisting dispatchers by providing important information that a caller may not be able to provide them verbally. This information is medical in nature, and thus protected by the NH 911 Division and only used for emergency services at the time of a 911 call. NH 911 is dedicated to providing the best emergency care in the shortest amount of time, and the CARES program is one aspect of that mission.

To register yourself or someone else, please log onto https://cares.desc.nh.gov and set up a New Account.

If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, please contact us at 603-271-6911 or NH911CARES@desc.nh.gov.

 Click here for the 911 cares handout

Click here for the 911 cares FAQ sheet

 

 

Funding Available for Good Land Stewards
Are you a forest, crop, or pasture landowner or land manager who is doing a good job stewarding your land? If so, you might be interested in USDA NRCS’s Conservation Stewardship Program. This program rewards good land stewardship, and helps further enhance that stewardship, through installation of conservation practices. If your land meets the criteria, you may qualify for annual payments of $1500 or higher, plus payments for completing conservation practices.


Interested in managing your forest to improve wildlife habitat or forest health? USDA NRCS also offers funding for Forest Management plans and incentives for implementing wildlife habitat and forest health practices.
For information, please contact the USDA NRCS office in Orford, NH at 603-353-4651 x 3 or eric.dugas@usda.gov.


USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/NewHampshire.

 

CRIMINAL ACTIVITY WARNING FROM CHIEF BAGAN

There has been a report of items from a garage in Town being pilfered.  Please be diligent and keep your homes and vehicles locked when unattended where ever you are, it doesn’t take long for an opportunistic bad guy to take advantage.  If you see anything out of the ordinary, a person or vehicle that seems out of place please call the local Police Department. 

 

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!!


 

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

Property Taxes
Vehicle Registrations
Registration Estimates
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)

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