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1st Annual Groton City Brew Run to be Held September 12th — August 2, 2021

Groton CIty Brew Run Flyer

Click here to register for 5K and/or Brewfest.

The Latin Essence Group is Playing Live at Washington Park this Friday, 7/30 — July 27, 2021

The Latin Essence Group is playing at Washington Park this Friday as part of the City of Groton’s Concerts in the Park live music series.

The Latin Essence Group is new to Washington Park but certainly not new the local music scene. These guys know how to get a crowd going with their own brand of music, specializing in Latin Rock, Old School R&B, Oldies and Funk. Come down to the park and check them out – it’s going to be a great time.

The Friday Night summer concert series is held at Washington Park, Meridian Street in Groton. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are co-sponsored and co-produced by Groton Utilities and the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department.

Food Trucks: Uncle D’s Blazin’ BBQ, Supreme Hot Dogs and Robin’s Ice Cream.

Here is our up-to-date schedule:

RFP – Updated Emergency Plan (EP) at Groton Utilities (GU) — July 23, 2021

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Development and Implementation of Updated Emergency Plan (EP) at Groton Utilities. The City of Groton acting by and through its Board of Utility Commissioners (referred to “City” or “G.U.”), will receive Proposals at the Office of the General Manager, Electric Division, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, until 3:00 P.M. on Friday, August 13, 2021 in a sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the person or entity submjtting a Proposal and the following language on the front of the envelope:


The required RFP may be obtained by calling Maureen at (860) 446-4093 between 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Proposals received in accordance with these instructions will be publicly opened and reviewed at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, August 16, 2021, at the Groton Utilities Operations Complex, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, CT 06340.


The General Manager Operations, Electric, Water and Wastewater (“G.M.”)
Groton Utilities
295 Meridian Street
Groton, CT 06340


All Inquiries for Information Should Be Directed via Email ONLY:
Mark A. Biron,

The City reserves the right to delete or reduce the scope of work described in this RFP in order to bring the cost within available funds. Any modifications to this RFP before the submission deadline, including, without limitation, additions, deletions, clarifications or corrections will be issued electronically to all prospective respondents by way of a written addendum.

For Development and Implementation of Updated Emergency Plan (EP) at Groton Utilities (GU)
Category:Open Bids
Closing Date/TimeAug 13, 2021 3:00 PM
Contact PersonMark A. Biron

Groton Utilities Now Accepting Applications for Community Service Award — July 15, 2021

Garbage/Recycling for July 5th Picked up Next Day — July 2, 2021

Due to the Fourth of July Holiday on Monday, July 5th, 2021 all trash and recycling will be picked up instead on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

7/2 Concert Postponed Due to Weather — 

The City of Groton has postponed tonight’s Concerts in the Park show due to inclement weather and wet conditions in the park. We have rescheduled “Wild Nights” to perform in the park on Friday, August 20th.


Wild Nights is Southeastern Connecticut’s newest party rock band. The band plays music spanning across multiple decades – something to make everyone dance and have a blast! With songs by artists ranging from Maroon 5, Dua Lipa, Alanis Morissette, The Weeknd and The B-52s all the way to Guns and Roses there is something for everyone. Come see this “new to the park” act and enjoy a terrific band.

All shows are at Washington Park in the City of Groton, starting at 6:30 pm. We have a wide variety of food trucks for each show as well as media Q105 – so come on down and start the weekend off right by rockin’ out in the park!

Video – Mayor Hedrick Speaks on the Importance of Resiliency Planning — June 8, 2021

The City of Groton is developing a Community Resilience Plan to respond to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise impacts. Join us virtually June 8th and 9th from 4:00-7:00pm for a Community Resiliency Building Workshop. Your experience, knowledge, and participation is needed in this planning process. Sign up to attend at, or visit

Invitation to Bid – Reconstruction of Poquonnock Road — June 4, 2021

PROJECT #L058-0003

The City of Groton will receive sealed bids at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, 295 Meridian Street,
Groton, Connecticut 06340, until 11:00 A.M. on July 1, 2021 at which time they will be publicly opened and
read aloud.

Bid documents are available from the Purchasing Department website ,
on the State Contracting portal In addition, hard copies may be obtained (at
a cost to you) from City of Groton Finance Department. The consulting engineer for this project
is: BETA Group Inc., Hartford CT (860-513-1503).

Proposers shall comply with State mandated Guidelines if and shall comply with Equal Opportunity
Employment Practices, and Safety and Health Regulations.

This contract is subject to state set-aside (CHRO) and contract compliance requirements.
This contract is subject to state contract compliance requirements, including non-discrimination
statutes and set-aside requirements. State law requires a minimum of twenty-five (25%) percent of
the state funded portion of the contract be set aside for award to subcontractors holding current
certification from the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services. The contractor must
demonstrate good faith effort to meet the 25% set-aside goals.

No Pre-Bid meeting is scheduled for this project.

The CITY OF GROTON reserves the right to waive and/or reject any and all proposals or any part
thereof, waive the information in the proposal process, and reject any unqualified proposals, or
accept any proposal or part thereof, deemed to be in the best interest of the CITY OF GROTON.

Reconstruction of Poquonnock Road
Bid Number:20-02-01
Category:Open Bids
DescriptionRFP #20-02-01 DUE: July 1, 2021 at 11:00AM


The CITY OF GROTON, (hereinafter referred to as CITY or Owner), through the office of the Purchasing
Agent, will accept sealed proposals for the POQUONNOCK ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT in the
CITY OF GROTON in accordance with the specifications and requirements detailed in this request. All
qualified and interested parties (hereinafter referred to as proposer, bidder, contractor or supplier) are invited
to submit proposals under the terms and conditions set forth as follows:

This RFP is not a contract offer, and no contract exists until a written contract is signed by the CITY and
the successful proposer.


Bids shall be submitted by using the enclosed BID PROPOSAL FORM that accompanies this request.
Submit one (1) ORIGINAL and Three (3) EXACT COPIES. Bidders should submit bids in a clear, concise
and legible manner to permit proper evaluation of responsive bids.

Each BID PROPOSAL FORM shall be submitted in a sealed envelope, addressed to the Purchasing Agent
as noted below, and plainly marked on the outside as “POQUONNOCK ROAD RECONSTRUCTION
PROJECT”. The envelope shall bear on the outside the name and address of the proposer. No oral,
telephone or telegraphic responses will be considered. Proposals received after the advertised time and
date due shall not be opened or considered. The CITY reserves the right to communicate with any or all
of the proposers to clarify the provisions of Proposals. The CITY further reserves the right to request
additional information from any proposer at any time after proposals are opened.


a) Proposals are to be completed (unless directed otherwise in the specifications), printed, signed by an
authorized agent, and sealed in an envelope (including all official literature, brochures, etc., which support
this request) and addressed as follows:

BID #20-02-01
DUE: July 1, 2021 at 11:00 am sharp
295 Meridian Street
Groton, Connecticut 06340,
Attn: Ron Yuhas, Finance Director

b) All Proposals must be made on the enclosed Proposal form. All blank spaces for Proposal prices must
be filled in, in ink or typewritten, and the proposal form must be fully completed and executed when
submitted. Please be advised that the person signing the formal proposal must be authorized by your
organization to contractually bind your firm with regard to prices and related contractual obligations for
the subject project

c) The party signing the formal proposal must be authorized by your organization to contractually bind
your firm with regard to prices and related contractual obligations for the contractual period requested.

d) The CITY reserves the right to correct, after proposer verification, any mistake in a proposal that is a
clerical error, such as a price extension or decimal point error.
Closing Date/TimeJul 01, 2021 11:00 AM
MiscellaneousAll inquiries regarding this request shall be submitted up to the close of business on June 18, 2021, after which time no additional questions will be accepted. All questions shall be submitted in writing to the Financial Director, Ron Yuhas by email .

Pride Month Ceremony at Municipal Building — June 1, 2021

This afternoon during the City’s Pride Month Celebration Ceremony in front of the Municipal Building Mayor Keith Hedrick issued a proclamation recognizing the month of June as “Pride Month” in the City of Groton. The Ceremony was attended by many students from both Groton Middle School and Fitch Senior High School.

In the proclamation the Mayor urged all residents to actively promote the principals of equality and liberty for all.

The ceremony was ushered in by the raising of the Pride Flag in front of the City of Groton Municipal Building. The flag raising was followed by speeches by several people including students from Groton schools, concluding with the Mayor’s proclamation.

Memorial Day Trash/Recycling Pickup on Tuesday — May 28, 2021

Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31st all trash and/or recycling normally picked up on Monday will instead be picked up on Tuesday, June 1st.