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Leaf Pickup Additional Date – 12/13 — November 22, 2017

The City of Groton has added an additional date for Leaf Pickup for the 2017 Fall Season.  We will be picking up leaves, in appropriate containers, on Wednesday, December 13.

 

Request For Proposal – Broad Street Fire Station Renovations — November 21, 2017

CITY OF GROTON
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
FIRST LEVEL FIRE STATION RENOVATIONS
BROAD STREET FIRE STATION
GROTON, CT
BID PROPOSAL 11-17

 

Mandatory site visit: November 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM

The City of Groton will receive proposals at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, Connecticut 06340, until 11:00 A.M. on December 14th 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

It is the City’s goal is to have limited renovations completed on the first level of the Broad Street Fire Station.  The project will include demolition and general interior construction and installation of multiple areas 1) Updating a Communications room, 2) Updating the existing Chief’s Office, 3) the updating of an existing Bathroom and 4) general renovation of the connecting  hallway at the fire station located at 140 Broad Street, Groton Connecticut. The plans have details of construction incorporated on them.  The required Proposal Bid Form and Specifications are attached to this Bid Package

Dated this the 13th of November 2017 at Groton, Connecticut.

Notice of Public Hearing – Planning and Zoning Commission (10/17) — October 10, 2017

Groton Utilities Crew Heads to St. Thomas for Storm Restoration Work — October 6, 2017

Virgin Island Electric Crew

Groton Utilities is sending electric crews to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands to help with the restoration of electrical services to the storm torn Caribbean island.

The first crew will include three electric linemen and a manager for about three weeks.  Other crews will be rotating out every few weeks for the next three months.  Two vehicles, one digger truck and one pickup truck, plus a pole carrier, will be used by the crews during their restoration work.

The first crew members traveling to St. Thomas are linemen Jeffrey Lyon, Matthew Cook and Keith Lemoine.  Brian Roche will manage the crew.  They will leave Groton on Sunday morning and travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the vehicles will be placed on barges for transporting to St. Thomas.  Crews will arrive in St. Thomas on October 11.

Groton Utilities electric crews are one of two Connecticut public power systems to commit to the St. Thomas electric restoration effort.  Norwich Public Utilities will also be involved in the restoration efforts. Crews from other municipal electric utilities in New England will join Groton Utilities in the effort, which is being coordinated by the New England Public Power Association (NEPPA), the organization representing municipally owned and operated electric companies in New England.

Groton Utilities is one of the nation’s more than 2,000 public power utilities, which are nationally organized as the American Public Power Association (APPA).  Groton Utilities recently earned a Reliable Public Power RP3 designation from APPA for providing its consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.

Groton Utilities has been a municipally owned and operated electric utility since 1904 and serves a population of more than 35,000 in the greater Groton area, including Pfizer, Electric Boat and the U. S. Naval Submarine Base.

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the national organization representing the nation’s more than 2,000 community- and state-owned electric utilities.

Notice of Public Hearing – Water Rate Change (10/18) — October 3, 2017

Invitation to Bid – Renovations to the Tyler House at Eastern Point Beach — September 6, 2017

The City of Groton will receive sealed bids for Renovations to the Tyler House at Eastern Point Beach at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, Connecticut 06340 until 2:00PM on September 25, 2017. The bids will not be opened publicly. All bid documents will be available once a contract is awarded.

Renovations to the Tyler House at Eastern Point Beach will include:

  • Replacement of wood decking & finishing
  • Replacement of doors, frames and hardware
  • Replacement of windows
  • Replacement of existing louvers
  • Miscellaneous carpentry

 

There will not be a mandatory pre-bid meeting. If you would like to set up an appointment for a walkthrough, please contact Mary Hill at 860-446-4129.

This project is funded by a State of CT grant.  Sealed bids will be accepted until September 25, 2017 at 2:00PM.

Sunday Night Concert Cancelled — September 3, 2017

Sunday night’s concert featuring the band Rock and Soul Revue scheduled for Washington Park in the City of Groton has been cancelled due to the unsettling weather conditions.

Groton Utilities Celebrates Completion of Community Solar Farms with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – 9/21 — September 2, 2017

Groton Utilities has scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate a successful private and public community partnership which produced three solar farms in the Greater Groton Community.

The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 21, at Polaris Park, the site of the largest of the three solar farms. The other two solar farm sites are Trident Park and Pelican Park.

Among the expected speakers for the event are Capt. Paul Whitescarver, Commanding Officer, Naval Submarine Base, New London; City of Groton Mayor Keith Hedrick, and a representative from Balfour Beatty Communities.

The three solar facilities are expected to produce nearly seven (7) million kilowatt-hours of electric energy annually, including the following approximated lifetime benefits:

* 833 homes served 100 percent annually by solar energy;

* 94,000 tons of carbon eliminated;

* 1,137 cars removed from the road;

* 9,600,000 of gasoline avoided;

* 140,000 tree cleansing properties annually.

Solar Panels

The site also contains electric storage capacity. When this storage is used in conjunction with the solar, it provides critical resiliency during the duration of the power outages.

The storage is large enough to extend electric supply for the equivalent of 100 homes for a 24-hour period.

The private and public community partnership includes a broad spectrum of interests, including the U. S. Naval Submarine Base, Balfour Beatty Communities, Groton Utilities, the City of Groton, the Town of Groton, the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative, and Brightfields.

Groton Utilities has been a municipally owned and operated electric utility since 1904 and serves a population of more than 35,000 in the greater Groton area, including Pfizer, Electric Boat and the U. S. Naval Submarine Base.  Groton Utilities also has a Water Division, which has 6,600 water customer accounts and serves a population of some 45,000 people.  The Water Division serves the City of Groton, parts of the Town of Groton, Groton Long Point, Noank, and sells water to the Town of Ledyard on a sale-for-resale basis. The Water Division also sells water to the Mohegan Sun Casino.

RFP for HVAC – Sealed Bids Being Accepted thru 9/15 — August 21, 2017

RFP for Municipal Building HVAC system – Sealed Bids Being Accepted until Sept 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

For project specifications and drawings please e-mail Greg Longo at GLongo@blcompanies.com

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Tonight’s “Rewind” Concert Cancelled — July 7, 2017

Tonight’s scheduled Concert in the Park, featuring the band Rewind, has been cancelled due to the inclement weather and wet grounds.

Every effort will be made to reschedule the concert.