The Representative Town Meeting consists of not more than forty-five members elected for two-year terms. The number of RTM members is determined by the number of registered voters residing in each district.
The duties of the RTM include reviewing the actions of the Council and the power of initiative to institute legislation or force reconsideration of legislation already adopted. In financial matters, the RTM must approve the budget before the Council sets the tax mill rate. RTM members receive no compensation for their service.
The RTM meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Thrive 55+ Living Center (formerly the Groton Senior Center), 102 Newtown Road, Groton.