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Groton District 2 Voting Location Change — July 30, 2020

“The Usual Lebowskis” Live this Friday in Washington Park — July 28, 2020

Summer concerts are back and this Friday we will be featuring the band The Usual Lebowskis at Washington Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Lebowskis are a brand new 90s cover band featuring many performers from the 80s cover band The Future Heavies. So are they really brand new? Yes sort of, but not really. But what they definitely are is a whole lot of fun – playing songs by No Doubt, Beastie Boys, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and much more.

Last week’s concert had old time favorites Mass-Conn Fusion rockin’ the park as only they can. It also showed that we could successfully hold a concert with the safety precautions in place necessary to have a gathering of this sort. It was also our first show with Food Trucks, which were very popular. This week the trucks will be Supreme Hot Dog, Rolling Tomato Pizza and Robin’s Ice Cream truck.

The City of Groton takes the COVID-19 Pandemic very seriously and will be making accommodations to ensure the safety of all who choose to come to the shows. Due to the outdoor nature of the shows and the vastness of Washington Park attendees should be able to maintain a healthy distance from others, but we will also be making the following precautions:

  • The viewing area in Washington Park will be marked off with 18 foot-sized boxes in which attendees can sit to enjoy the show. Each box will be separated from each other by empty spaces of equal size. (Below is a sample diagram of a general look of set up).
  • Face masks must be worn whenever you are not in your box – meaning walking to and from your vehicle, the restrooms or any other destination.
  • Stay with your cohert. Please arrive with your group and do not intermingle with other groups. This is vital in our efforts to reduce the spread of the virus.

 

As with everything during the health crisis, everything is subject to change. There is nothing more important to us at the City of Groton and Groton Utilities than the health and well-being of our fellow residents, so if it appears that having Concerts in the Park is not safe for all, then we will adjust the schedule again or cancel the 2020 season.

With all that said, here is the Concert Schedule for the 2020 season. We hope to see you there.

  • July 24th – Mass-Conn Fusion
  • July 31st – The Usual Lebowskis
  • August 7th – Leaf Jumpers
  • August 14th – The Cartells
  • August 21st – Andre and Friends
  • August 28th – Coyote River Band

 

All concerts are held in Washington Park in Groton, Connecticut and begin at 6:30 p.m. Concerts are free to the public. For the first time food trucks will be onsite beginning at least 30 minutes prior to the performance. Q105 will return to our shows as well.

Request for Bids – Provision and Installation of a Prefabricated Pump Station — July 1, 2020

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

CITY OF GROTON, CONNECTICUT
DEPARTMENT OF UTILITIES

PROVISION & INSTALLATION OF A PREFABRICATED PUMP STATION
AT THE
WALKER HILL WATER STORAGE TANK

105 WALKER HILL ROAD
GROTON, CONNECTICUT
Contract 20-Q12

 

2020 City Day Cancelled — 

City Day, scheduled for Friday, August 7th, has been cancelled due to the current health crisis. If all goes well we’ll be back at the Park for City Day 2021 on August 6, 2021!

Trash/Recycling Pickup for Independence Day — June 29, 2020

For those who normally have their trash and/or recycling picked up on Friday, pickup will instead be performed on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Request for Qualifications – Wastewater Treatment Plant Facility Plan — June 26, 2020

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION
for
WASTERWATER TREATMENT PLANT FACILITY PLAN

311 THAMES STREET
GROTON, CONNECTICUT
June 2020

 

Request for Proposal – COG Brand Development — June 18, 2020

CITY OF GROTON BRAND DEVELOPMENT

IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE 2019 STRATEGIC MARKETING WORKSHOP

SUBMIT TO:
RON YUHAS
FINANCE DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
295 MERIDIAN STREET
GROTON, CT 06340
QUESTIONS TO:
CIERRA PATRICK
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
PATRICKC@CITYOFGROTON-CT.GOV

DATE ISSUED: JUNE 15 2020
DUE DATE: JULY 17 2020 2:00 PM

 

Eastern Chamber City of Groton Zoom Town Hall Meeting – June 23rd — June 8, 2020

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT is proud to present a City of Groton Town Hall Zoom event to connect the business community with their local elected officials and economic development experts on Tuesday, June 23rd at 11:00 a.m.

We will discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the city’s responses, programs, economic updates, and more. Take this opportunity to learn, get engaged, and ask questions.

Speakers:

Mayor Keith Hedrick

Cierra Patrick, Economic Development Specialist

Register here

Concerts in the Park Rescheduled — June 2, 2020

Due to the ongoing national health crisis and the state’s limitations on crowd sizes we have made the decision to adjust our Concerts in the Park schedule for this summer. As of this moment the first concert is now scheduled to be held on Friday, July 24th with the band Mass-Conn Fusion, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Washington Park.

At this point we cannot be certain that we will be able to hold to that date, but rather than cancel the concert series we instead want to try to push the schedule back and hope for the best. There is nothing more important to us at the City of Groton and Groton Utilities than the health and well being of our fellow residents, so if it appears that having concerts in the park is not safe for all, then we will adjust the schedule again or cancel the 2020 season. We do not want to get ahead of ourselves, because we love our concerts, so for now we will reschedule. Let’s hope for the best and please check back for updates.

Notice of Public Hearing – Proposed Revisions to Water Rate Schedule — June 1, 2020

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