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Mayor Hedrick Issues Declaration of Local Civil Preparedness Emergency – Municipal Building Closing Tuesday Evening — March 16, 2020

City of Groton Mayor Keith Hedrick has issued a Declaration of Local Civil Preparedness Emergency this evening in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In addition, the Mayor announced that the City of Groton Municipal Building will be closed to the public indefinitely beginning at the end of business on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The Groton Utilities Customer Service Center will also not be accessible to the public with the building closing to the public. City Government and Groton Utilities will be fully functional, however, and all employees are expected to report to work as usual.

While the building is closed residents and customers may still call city and utility departments for assistance. Groton Utilities customers can pay their utility bills either online through the company website, grotonutilities.com, or on the phone with a customer service representative at 860-446-4000.

All other transactions and queries can be handled by phone with a customer service representative as well.

Earlier in the day it was announced that all City of Groton public meetings will be closed to the public indefinitely. The meetings will be televised live on Groton Municipal Television Channel 2 and online through their website. This was done in response to State of Connecticut Executive Order 7B, which suspended in-person open meeting requirements due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The City of Groton and Groton Utilities appreciates the patience and understanding of all its residents and customers during this crisis. If you have any questions whatever please do not hesitate to contact us.

2019 Community Service Award Winner Announced — August 6, 2019

From left to right, Scott Boyle, Tod Evers, Tim LeHouillier, Mayor Keith Hedrick and Dan Bouges

At “City of Groton Day” this past Friday Groton Utilities presented the 2019 Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award to Timothy LeHouillier for his volunteer contributions to the Greater Groton Community.

Tim was given the award for his outstanding efforts over the years as a volunteer at the Center Groton Volunteer Fire Department as well for a noteworthy commitment to assisting those in need in his neighborhood. Tim loves to help people, works hard and always tries to lift the spirits of those around him.

Tim is of great help to the elderly in his neighborhood, assisting in cleaning up yards, planting gardens, splitting wood and plowing snow from their driveways, free of charge. Tim will often plow driveways at 5:00 a.m. so that people can get out of their driveways. He also volunteers at the Center Groton Volunteer Fire Department while also serving on its board. Additionally, he was instrumental in painting the firehouse in order to save money as well as assist the other volunteers.

In Tim’s honor Groton Utilities donated $1,000 to the John E. Boyle Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. Representing the Scholarship Fund were Scott Boyle and Tod Evers, who received the check at the ceremony. City of Groton Mayor Keith Hedrick and Groton Utilities Manager of Communications and Community Outreach Dan Bouges hosted the ceremony and gave out the community service award and charity donation.

The Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award is given out annually by Groton Utilities at City of Groton Day to honor a member of the community who has contributed his or her time, energy and resources to make the community a better place in which to live and work.

The award is named in honor of Jacqueline B. Nixon to commemorate her service to the community she loved so much. Jackie operated a food pantry in her residence for 24 years, distributing food to those in need. The winner of this award is someone who should contribute to the community and should be someone who others would describe as generous, committed, caring, and most of all someone who performs a “service” for the community. Tim LeHouillier embodies all of these attributes and therefore Groton Utilities is proud and honored to present him with this award as well contribute to his charity of choice.

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Municipal Building has been closed to the public. All City functions can be performed via phone and by using the drop box in front of the building
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