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2022 Groton City Brew Run Bigger and Better than Ever — September 12, 2022

Groton City Brew Run to Take Place on September 10th — September 8, 2022

Labor Day Trash/Recycling to be Picked Up on Tuesday 9/6 — September 1, 2022

Trash RecyclingThe 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.

Request for Proposal – Sale of Property located at 108 Thames Street — 

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.

Eastern Connecticut Conservation District Installs Rain Gardens in Groton — August 31, 2022

The Eastern Connecticut Conservation District, through a Long Island Sound Futures Fund Grant, with support from the City of Groton and Electric Boat Management Association spent a beautiful Saturday morning installing two (2) rain gardens in the City of Groton. The installations were done at both the Avery-Copp House on Thames Street and Groton Townhouse Apartments on Litton Avenue.
 
What is a rain garden?? A depressed garden bed filled with native pollinator plants and shrubs that collects runoff from impervious surfaces and allow it to infiltrate into the ground rather than allowing it to flow into the stormwater system
 
Why is it beneficial? Studies suggest that stormwater runoff is the number one source of water pollution. Planting a rain garden can improve water quality by preventing sediment, nutrients, bacteria and chemicals from flowing into streams, rivers and other water bodies.
 

Stage Three Drought Declaration — August 23, 2022

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.

Full statement from Governor Lamont
Stage Three Drought Precautions

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.

Back to School Giveaway – City of Groton — August 10, 2022

2022 Election Primary Locations — August 9, 2022

Weekly Local COVID Vaccination Schedule — August 8, 2022

Mosquitoes in Ledyard Test Positive for West Nile Virus — 

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