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How would you grade Groton's DPW on snow removal this (tough) winter?

  • A+ (40%, 50 Votes)
  • A (36%, 45 Votes)
  • B (13%, 16 Votes)
  • C (3%, 4 Votes)
  • D (2%, 2 Votes)
  • F (6%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 124

Start Date: February 14, 2015 @ 10:34 am
End Date: February 20, 2015 @ 11:34 pm

Should the Board of Selectmen more actively manage and control the town manager?

  • Yes, Selectmen are elected to run the town effectively -- the manager is an employee who reports to them. (82%, 80 Votes)
  • The balance of power seems to be about right. (6%, 6 Votes)
  • No, the town manager should control all town operations except for what the charter assigns to selectmen. (12%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 97

Start Date: January 29, 2015 @ 9:08 am
End Date: February 6, 2015 @ 9:08 am

How often do you have a problem finding a parking spot in Groton center?

  • Never (68%, 78 Votes)
  • Occasionally (14%, 16 Votes)
  • Occasionally -- at peak traffic times (9%, 10 Votes)
  • Fairly often. I often have to walk further than I want to. (4%, 5 Votes)
  • All the time. (5%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 114

Start Date: January 16, 2015 @ 3:30 pm
End Date: January 23, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

Do you have an expectation of privacy when you exchange email with a selectman?

  • Yes, I do. (28%, 16 Votes)
  • Don't know / need more info. (9%, 5 Votes)
  • No, I don't. Emails are public. (63%, 36 Votes)

Total Voters: 57

Start Date: December 19, 2014 @ 8:54 am
End Date: December 26, 2014 @ 8:54 am

The Selectmen are forming a Charter Review Committee to consider changes to the charter. Town Manager Mark Haddad, a nonresident town employee, has asked to be appointed as a member. Good idea?

  • No, bad idea. A conflict of interest and the Town Charter should be crafted by residents. (85%, 115 Votes)
  • Not sure / need more information. (6%, 8 Votes)
  • Yes. It's a good idea. (9%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 136

Start Date: November 4, 2014 @ 10:11 am
End Date: November 11, 2014 @ 11:59 pm

What should the town do with the Prescott School building?

  • Accept Gregg Yanchenko's pending plan and sell the building for business use, with some public cooperative use. (26%, 14 Votes)
  • Allow the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District to continue its lease for administrative offices and storage. (9%, 5 Votes)
  • Develop a community center, possibly with an arts emphasis. (11%, 6 Votes)
  • Use it as the base for a new Senior Center, possibly with other uses. (9%, 5 Votes)
  • Develop it as mixed use or residential housing. (2%, 1 Votes)
  • School offices AND community / arts center (39%, 21 Votes)
  • None of the above... (4%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 54

Start Date: October 10, 2014 @ 11:52 pm
End Date: October 18, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

Last year, Town Meeting approved ~$70K as the first of three year's payments for mosquito spraying. This spring, the allocation was reversed. Now, a surplus could restore it. Should it be?

  • Yes -- mosquito control should be reinstated (57%, 34 Votes)
  • Don't know -- need more information (7%, 4 Votes)
  • No (36%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 60

Start Date: September 19, 2014 @ 3:26 pm
End Date: September 26, 2014 @ 11:59 pm

 

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