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FY2016 City of Groton Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The  FY2016 City of Groton Annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has been prepared by an Independent Auditor.

Eastern Point Beach Season Passes on Sale May 6th

The City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department is happy to announce the 2017 Season Pass sale schedule. Season passes can be purchased beginning Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All sales are made in the lobby in the Groton City Municipal Building – please do not go to the City Office window.

Eastern Point Beach opens for the season on Saturday, June 17th.


2017 Season Pass Sale Schedule

May 6th – June 17th (except Memorial Day, 5/29):
Monday – Friday                                 4:00 am – 7:30 pm
Saturdays                                            9:00 am –  2:00 pm

June 19th – September 4th :

Monday – Friday                               8:00 am – 4:15 pm

Tyler House Eastern Point Beach


SENIORS (City of Groton residents and City of Groton Non-Resident taxpayers 62 years and older*)………………………….. $11.00

CITY OF GROTON RESIDENTS and Non-resident taxpayers under the age of 62 ………………………..$32.00

NON RESIDENT SENIOR CITIZENS (62 years and older*)………………………………………………………$48.00

NON RESIDENTS (anyone under the age of 62) …………………………………………..$70.00


*To be eligible for this rate, an individual must be 62
on or before Labor Day.

Please note that a current car registration is required to purchase a season pass. Once purchased, the pass will be issued in the name of the person on the registration and to the address that is on the registration. Non-resident taxpayer or residents whose registration does not show a city address must show proof of residence. Only a current utility bill, tax bill, property deed, or current lease agreement can be used to prove residency.

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




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

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 the Good Friday holiday closing the trash and recycling pick-ups normally scheduled for Friday, April 14th will instead be picked up on Thursday, April 13th.

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

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


City of Groton Police Holiday Festival, December 1st

Bring the kids down to the City of Groton to meet Santa and enjoy some holiday cheer. The City of Groton Police Holiday Festival is scheduled for Thursday, December 1st 2016, 6pm-8pm in the City Municipal Auditorium. Along with Santa featured guests will be the West Side Middle School Band , the West Side Singers and St. John’s Christian Church Ensemble. There will be holiday songs, treats and an opportunity to get a free picture with Santa Claus.

Please consider bringing a canned good or non-perishable food item to help out those in need during this holiday season.

Groton Holiday Festival