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2016 Meeting Schedules

Click the Board name to view the regular meeting schedule. Please note that schedules are subject to change.

Board/Commission

Days

Location

Time
Boating Advisory Board See schedule Spicer House 6:00 PM
Board of Assessment Appeals See schedule Groton Town Hall See schedule
Board of Education See schedule See schedule See schedule
BOE/AGSA/GEA Liaison Committee See schedule See schedule 4:30 PM
Cable TV Advisory Council of Southeastern Connecticut See schedule Groton Public Library 5:30 PM
Center Groton Fire District Executive Board 2nd Wednesday Center Groton Fire Department 7:00 PM
Committee of Chairpersons See schedule Town Hall Annex 6:00 PM
Community Development Advisory Committee See schedule Town Hall Annex 12:00 PM
Conservation Commission 1st Monday Town Hall Annex 5:00 PM
Copp Family Park Board of Overseers 1st Wednesday in May & Sep Spicer House 7:00 PM
Economic Development Commission 1st Thursday Town Hall Annex 4:30 PM
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee 2nd Monday Town Hall Annex 4:30 PM
Golf Advisory Board 1st Monday Spicer House 7:00 PM
Groton Long Point Association See schedule See schedule See schedule
Groton-New London Airport Advisory Committee See schedule See schedule 7:00 PM
Groton Parks Foundation See schedule Spicer House 6:30 PM
Groton Youth Advisory Council See schedule Human Services Building 12:00 PM
Harbor Management Commission 3rd Thursday Noank Firehouse 7:30 PM
Historic District Commission 1st & 3rd Tuesday Town Hall Annex 7:00 PM
Housing Authority/Redevelopment Agency 3rd Wednesday See schedule 3:00 PM
Inland Wetlands Agency 2nd & 4th Wednesday Town Hall Annex 7:00 PM
Jabez Smith House Committee 3rd Tuesday Jabez Smith House 4:30 PM
Ledge Light Health District Board of Directors 2nd Thursday Health District Office 5:30 PM
Library Board 3rd Wednesday Library 7:00 PM
Mystic Cooperative Task Group 3rd Mon, bi-monthly Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce 8:00 AM
Mystic Fire District Executive Board 2nd Thursday B.F. Hoxie Firehouse 7:00 PM
Mystic River Park Commission 2nd Wednesday B.F. Hoxie Firehouse 7:00 PM
Neighborhood Revitalization Zone See schedule Town Hall Annex 5:30 PM
Noank Fire District Executive Committee 2nd Tuesday Noank Firehouse 7:00 PM
Noank Fire District Park Commission 4th Tuesday Noank Firehouse 7:00 PM
Noank Fire District Zoning Board of Appeals 2nd Thursday Noank Firehouse 7:00 PM
Noank Fire District Zoning Commission 3rd Tuesday Noank Firehouse 7:00 PM
Old Mystic Fire Department/OMFD Board of Directors

2nd Monday

Old Mystic Fire Department 6:30 PM
Parks and Recreation Commission 2nd Wednesday Groton Senior Center 7:00 PM
Permanent School Building Committee 1st & 3rd Thursday Town Hall Annex 7:00 PM
Pequot Woods Board of Trustees See schedule Pequot Woods 9:00 AM
Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) Steering Committee      
Planning Commission 2nd & 4th Tuesday Town Hall Annex 7:00 PM
Planning Commission Workshop      
Poquonnock Bridge Fire District 2nd Thursday Groton Senior Center 7:00 PM
Representative Town Meeting (RTM) 2nd Wednesday Senior Center 7:30 PM
Retirement Board See schedule Town Hall Annex 3:00 PM
School Facilities Initiative Task Force 2nd Thursday Town Hall Annex 6:30 PM
Shellfish Commission 2nd Thursday Town Hall Annex 7:00 PM
Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments      
Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority See schedule See schedule 5:15 PM
Town Council 1st & 3rd Tuesday Town Hall Annex 7:30 PM
Town Council Committee-of-the-Whole 2nd & 4th Tuesday Town Hall Annex 6:00 PM
Town Council / BOE / RTM Liaison Committee See schedule See schedule 5:30 PM
Town Council Finance Committee 3rd Tuesday Town Hall Annex 6:00 PM
Town Council Personnel and Appointments Committee 1st Tuesday Town Hall Annex 6:00 PM
Town Council Public Safety Committee 3rd Wednesday Town Hall Annex 6:00 PM
Traffic Authority 3rd Thursday Police Station 2:30 PM
Trails Coordinating Task Force 4th Thursday Groton Senior Center 4:00 PM
Water Pollution Control Authority 1st Tuesday Town Hall Annex 6:30 PM
Wellness Committee      
West Pleasant Valley Fire District See schedule See schedule 7:30 PM
Zoning Board of Appeals 2nd & 4th Wednesday Town Hall Annex 7:00 PM
Zoning Commission 1st Wednesday Town Hall Annex 6:30 PM


Citizens' Petitions and Public Hearings

Any citizen may speak under the Receipt of Citizens' Petitions portion of the agenda. The Council may limit the time allowed, usually to 10 minutes, and will not engage in debate with the citizen. Some discussion for clarification may occur, and the Mayor may refer the subject to a council committee, to the Town Manager, or to another appropriate agency for action or information.

A Public Hearing is conducted after notice has been given regarding an ordinance. The Mayor opens the public hearing, usually a staff report is presented, and then citizens may present their comments, their support, or their opposition.

The Mayor will then close the public portion of the hearing. The Council will usually discuss the issue at a subsequent meeting, and then render its decision.

At the annual Budget Public Hearing the Council may limit the time allowed, but all who wish to speak concerning the Budget will be heard.

 


Committee Reports

During this portion of the meeting each committee chairman presents a report on any meeting held. The committee report usually concerns items on that night's agenda, but also covers ongoing referrals.

 


Consent Calendar

The Consent Calendar consists of routine items that are voted on with one motion. Discussion may occur and changes to the Consent Calendar can be made.

 


Communications and Reports

Councilors report on correspondence received, telephone calls, meetings with citizens, and other events. The Mayor may refer items that come up during these reports to the appropriate committees.

 


New Business

This portion of the Agenda includes resolutions, ordinances, or other motions that have been reported on by committee and are scheduled for action at this meeting. A councilor will read the resolution, discussion may occur, and then the Council will vote on a motion to approve.

Other actions, such as amending or referral to another committee, may take place. Some resolutions and ordinances, especially those concerning appropriation of money, may be referred to the RTM for approval.

 


Types of Council Action

Official action by the Town Council may take the following forms:

An ORDINANCE is a town law which can only be amended or repealed by adoption of another ordinance. A proposed ordinance requires legal notice and a public hearing. An ordinance is generally of a permanent nature.

A RESOLUTION is used to express Town Council policy; it directs certain administrative or legal action; it may be changed by subsequent resolution.

A MOTION is used to indicate approval or denial of a procedural action such as a report or recommendation.

All actions require at least 5 votes in favor in order to pass.

 


If You Wish to Address the Council

Your opportunity to speak on any subject is under "Citizens' Petitions" shortly after the beginning of the meeting. You will be asked to give your name and address, and may be limited to 10 minutes. There is a sign-up sheet provided on the table in the meeting room.

At a Public Hearing, you must also give your name and address, and your comments will be limited to the subject of the hearing.

 

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