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Groton Utilities Accepting Nominations For the Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award — May 18, 2019
Groton Utilities has announced that it is accepting nominations for the sixteenth annual Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award. The purpose of the award is 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.
Persons eligible for the award must live in Greater Groton, which encompasses the City, the Town, and any of the subdivisions or fire districts. The person should exemplify all the qualities suggested by Groton Utilities’ slogan of “Giving back to the community.”
Groton Utilities will present the award to the winner of the sixteenth annual Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award during City of Groton Day 2019 on August 2 at Washington Park.
Groton Utilities named the award, The Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award, to commemorate Mrs. Nixon’s service to her community. Jackie, as she was known to most, operated a food pantry in her residence for 24 years. She distributed food on a regular basis to many needy families. Jackie passed away July 6, 2004 after a brief battle with cancer.
Like Jackie, the nominee’s contributions to the community should make other citizens describe the nominee as generous, committed, and other similar admirable qualities, which exemplify “service.”
The closing date for nominations is June 28, 2019. Applications may be obtained at the Groton Utilities Customer Care Center at the City of Groton Municipal Building at 295 Meridian Street. In addition, you can call our Customer Care Center at 860-446-4000 and request an application be mailed to you. Or you can download a copy of the application located at the bottom of this web page.
Earle A. Williams was the recipient of the first Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award. Other winners were Robert “Bob” Leeney, E. Marion “Mimi” Orkney, Lillian “Lil” Hansen, Sarah Stanley, William “Bill” Welsh, Jr., Alfred “Al” Restivo, Robert “Bob” Austin LaFrance; Archie C. Swindell, Milly Carlson, Lian Obrey, James “Jim” Streeter, Charlie Eppenghaus, Marcia R. Gipstein, and Martin Cloudas.
TODAY IS THE DAY:
Just in time for the Fourth of July holiday!!
Field of Greens Farmers Market begins Tuesday, July 3 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Washington Park. Buying local and fresh is always the best….come enjoy the music and maybe a small bite while you shop!
CITY OF GROTON
INVITATION TO BID
RENOVATIONS TO THE TYLER BEACH HOUSE
CITY OF GROTON, CT
The City of Groton will receive sealed bids at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, 295 Meridian Street, Groton, Connecticut 06340, until 2:00PM on February 23, 2018. The bids will not be opened publicly. All bid documents will be available once a contract is awarded.
There will be a mandatory pre-bid meeting at the site on February 9, 2018 at 10:00 am.
All questions/RFI’s are to be submitted to BL Companies no later than 12:00 pm on February 16, 2018.
All work is to be scheduled for completion by June 10, 2018.
This is a prevailing wage project; the contracting Agency Certification Form and wages rates are included in the bid package.
City of Groton and Groton Utilities crews have continued to work in the aftermath of this storm. Our crews have addressed most public safety concerns and will continue throughout the evening with power restoration.
Additionally, if you are calling Groton Utilities about a power concern please be as specific as possible and clearly state as to whether you currently have power or not.
Groton Utilities crews are all over town working hard and have restored power to much of the service area.
We continue to address all concerns and the City is considering all options and resources to aid in clean up.
We appreciate your patience as we work to recover from the storm.
At about 10:00 a.m. the City of Groton experienced an unusual weather event with dangerous lightening and winds which uprooted trees and heavy rain. We had significant infrastructure damage. We ask for the public’s help as we conduct our clean up operation.
Please stay off the roads and check on neighbors to ensure they are okay, especially our elderly and ill. Treat all wires you see down as live and do not touch them. Safety first. Be assured Groton Utilities, and the City of Groton Police and Fire Departments are assisting our Highway Department in clean up.
More storms are expected today with unknown severity. Please stay in and stay safe.
More information will be forthcoming on cancellations and road closures. We thank you for your patience as we clean up and rapidly return things to normal. We have experienced no reported injuries in the City of Groton and our thoughts and prayers are with our sister community in New London who appears to have had a storm related fatality according to media reports.
Due to the sudden lightening storm which came through earlier, there are downed trees and live wires down on many area streets. Please be careful during your travels today. Do not drive over live wires. Avoid areas that look like trouble – do not take the chance.
Crews are currently working as hard as they can to repair all outages. Please be patient as there are many trouble spots in the service area.
The City of Groton invites all qualified persons and firms to submit five copies of their statement of qualifications and their proposal to enter into a concession agreement to operate the Concession Stand at Eastern Point Beach.
It’s that time of year again. Yes, we are deep in the heart of winter but it’s time to start thinking about your summer job. If you are interested in working for the City of Groton Parks and Recreation Department click on the Job Opportunities link or head over to the Human Resources Parks and Recreation Summer Employment page for all the details and fill out an application. The application deadline is Friday, March 3rd – so if you are interested in a fun and fulfilling summer working for Parks and Rec it’s time to get the process started.