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Boards & Commissions

Under the Town Charter and the laws of the State of Connecticut, many functions and powers of local government have been assigned to boards and commissions that are appointed by the Town Council or the Town Manager. Some boards and commissions serve only in advisory roles, while others exercise delineated authority and make decisions that are not subject to review by the Town Council. However, the Town Charter, at Sec. 5.4.3 states that the Town Council is responsible for the proper function and operation of all offices, boards and commissions which it fills by appointment.

Most of Groton's boards and commissions exist under a combination of state and town authority. For more information, please see the Legislative Authority section on each page.

Applications and other information about positions on boards and commissions are always available at the Town Clerk's office, or online, using the Application for Boards and Commissions form.

Meetings: The agenda for each formal meeting Is posted with the Town Clerk at least 24 hours before a meeting. Minutes of meetings are usually available within one week. Also the Freedom of Information Act requires that records and meetings of all public agencies be open to the public. However, law also recognizes the need for occasional emergency meetings and closed executive sessions, within limited circumstances.

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