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The City of Groton offices will be closed on Monday, September 5th due to the Labor Day Holiday. All trash and recycling normally scheduled for pickup on Monday will instead be picked up on Tuesday, September 6th. Please plan accordingly.
Please note that the Public Works Department summer hours have ended and that standard operational hours are now 7:00am – 3:00pm, Labor Day thru Memorial Day. Residents should have trash and recycling out by the curb by 7:00 am going forward beginning 9/6.
The City of Groton seeks proposals for the purchase of 108 Thames Street, the parcel is situated within the Waterfront Business Residence (WBR) zoning district.
Proposals are due 3:00pm, September 12, 2022 with a final closing date subject to negotiation. See Section VII.A Submission & Schedule.
A two-story single-family home is situated upon 108 Thames Street (0.15 AC) and is a contributing property to the Groton Bank National Historic District. The home is also referred to as the Mother Anna Warner Bailey House. More information about ‘Ma Bailey’ is provided on the back cover of this RFP.
The City’s ideal outcome is to see the home on 108 Thames Street renovated, restoring it to reflect the historic architectural style with appropriate details, fenestrations and materials.
Please note, the purchaser will not be allowed to demolish the existing structure.
The property may be reused for any use allowed under in the WBR zone.
The property is being sold as-is.
Please note the gazebo has been removed.
This past week Governor Ned Lamont declared a Stage 3 (moderate) drought level for New London and Windham counties. The announcement was made at the recommendation of the Connecticut Interagency Drought Workgroup due to serious conditions that are emerging in these areas due to a particularly dry summer.
Cumulative precipitation in the Groton area is approximately five inches below the recorded 91-year average. At present Groton Utilities water customers should have no concerns, as water supplies are at 84% capacity with well over two billion gallons of water available.
The Groton Utilities watershed covers 15 square miles and is very resilient, and even a minimal rainfall can substantially improve water supply. Groton Utilities has a specific operating plan for its reservoir system during drought conditions that is utilized to minimize evaporation, ensure water quality, maintain proper water levels and preserve groundwater reserves. Be assured that Groton Utilities is prepared for drought and any other emergency conditions at all times and has a sufficient supply of water.
If you have any questions or concerns about our current water supply levels and how it affects you, please visit our website or reach out to Customer Service at 860-446-4000. Further updates will be posted when available.
About Groton Utilities: Serving the Community since 1904, Groton Utilities is a municipally owned and operated utility providing electric, water and sewage services to thousands of consumers in Southeastern Connecticut.