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SUBASE New London Joint Land Use Study

Suase New London Study Logo

SUBASE New London, Town of Groton, City of Groton, Ledyard, Waterford, Montville, New London, and the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) are working together to conduct the SUBASE New London Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), a 12-month cooperative land use planning effort between local government and military installations. The aim of the JLUS is to ensure lasting compatibility of military installations and the neighboring communities. The study will lead to a policy framework and implementation measures to support a healthy economy, environment, and community, while safeguarding the military mission.

You are invited to participate in the process, and to fill out this online survey to provide feedback on initial issues identified so far. The survey will be open from Tuesday March 21 until Wednesday April 12.”

If you would like to learn more about this initiative, please go to the SUBASE New London JLUS website and read all about it. To participate in the survey follow the link below.

Water Treatment Plant Proposed Upgrade

On Monday, January, 30, a joint meeting of the City Council and Groton Utilities Commission received a presentation from the water treatment plant operators and contracted engineers regarding proposed upgrades to the Water Treatment Plant.  Both the video of the presentation and the slide show are available on the City of Groton website.  Follow this link to learn more about the project.


Water Treatment Plant Proposed Upgrade

Water Treatment Plant Sign




Parks and Recreation Summer Jobs

It’s that time of year again. Yes, we are deep in the heart of winter but it’s time to start thinking about your summer job. If you are interested in working for the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department click on the Job Opportunities link or head over to the Human Resources Parks and Recreation Summer Employment page for all the details and fill out an application. The application deadline is Friday, March 3rd – so if you are interested in a fun and fulfilling summer working for Parks and Rec it’s time to get the process started.

Bill Memorial Library: Past, Present, and Future

The Friends of the Bill Memorial Library invite you to join them at the library for an exhibition on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The exhibition will highlight the impact of the library on community members throughout the years. The evening will feature treasured memories about how the library has shaped the community and will provide information about how you can be more involved with preserving the library’s heritage. Light finger foods and beverages will be served. For questions, please call the library at (860) 445-0392.

Library hours are Monday and Thursday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The Bill Memorial Library is located at 240 Monument Street in Groton City, near the Groton Monument and Fort Griswold. The library, celebrating its 125th anniversary this past year, has an extensive collection of books and media for children, teens and adults, including downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, museum passes and discount tickets.

Bill Memorial Library

City Cabaret 2017 – Andy Sheerwood plays on 2/19

Come hear the music play and make your holiday weekend something special.  Andy Sherwood’s Dixieland Jazz Quartet will perform its usual musical magic on Sunday, February 19, 2017.  It’s simply music fit for a President.

The quartet, an annual performer in the series, includes Andy Sherwood, playing the clarinet; Ian Franke on the piano; Tom Briggs on drums; and Bryan Rizzuto on bass. Clarinetist and saxophonist Sherwood displays a style deeply rooted in the clarinet playing of Benny Goodman, “the King of Swing,” and Pete Fountain, “the King of Dixieland.” Andy grew up listening to these great clarinetists, eventually leading him to audition and win the position as jazz clarinetist for the U.S. Coast Guard Band.  He retired from the band in 2009 after 24 years.

All City Cabaret 2017 concerts are held in the City of Groton Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on selected Sundays at 3:00 p.m., January through April.

For the full press release for this event click here.

Andy Sheerwood playing Clarinet


Snow Removal Responsibility

City residents and property owners are reminded that it is the responsibility of property owners to clear snow on sidewalks and curb cuts abutting their properties. Please be considerate to pedestrians who use the sidewalks and avoid costly fines.
To see the full version of this Ordinance see…/Ordinances/ORDINANCE%20216.pdf

Mass-Conn Fusion to kick off City Cabaret 2017

The Mass-Conn Fusion Duo will kick off the City Cabaret 2017 season on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM.  The Duo pairs the up-right bass, played by Jim Healy, with saxophone, played by Liz Healy. This unique combination separates them from the crowd. “All styles of music are fair game from Take 5 to Maroon 5,” the Duo says.  “We enjoy bringing a sense of humor and a touch of class to all we do.”

For more information click here.

Holiday Trash and Recycling Pick-up Schedule

Due to holiday closings there will be slight changes to trash and recycling pick-ups for the next few weeks. Trash and recycling pick-ups normally scheduled for Monday, December 26th will instead be picked up on Tuesday, December 27th. Additionally, pick-ups for Monday, January 2nd will instead be picked up on Tuesday, January 3rd.

For additional information on the City’s collection schedules click here

City Cabaret Celebrates Its Twelfth Concert Season

GROTON – The schedule for City Cabaret 2017 has been finalized. The twelfth season kicks off in January. Something new has been added – a fourth concert in April.
All City Cabaret 2017 concerts are held in the City of Groton Auditorium at 295 Meridian Street in the City of Groton on Sundays at 3:00 p.m., January through April. The City Cabaret concert series is co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

Parking Permits Expire on December 31

The police department reminds residents of residential or resident-only parking streets that their parking permits expire on December 31. The application for residential permits is available on the City of Groton police web page. There is no charge for renewals and a $20 charge for new permits

Application for Residential Parking Permit