Groton Utilities 295 Meridian St, Groton, CT06340 Groton Utilities is a municipally owned utility company that provides electricity and water to thousands of customers in…More the city of Groton. The utilities office is located in the City of Groton Municipal building. A customer service window is available for payments and inquiries. Payments can also be made <a href="http://www.grotonutilities.com">online</a> or over the telephone. Thames Valley Communications, a division of Groton Utilities, offers cable, Internet and digital phone services.
The probate court is located in Groton Town Hall, and hears matters including adoption, guardianship, name changes,…More enforcement of living wills and distribution of property after death. The probate judge presides over the court and is elected to a four-year term.</p>
<p>Groton's probate court coveres the Town of Groton, City of Groton, Groton Long Point, Noank, Mystic and Old Mystic.</p>
City of Groton Municipal Building 295 Meridian St, Groton, CT06340 The City of Groton Municipal Building is the center of government for the city of Groton. It houses many of the…More town's departments, including the office of the mayor, the city clerk, the police department and the fire department.
Once inside the lobby of the Groton Municipal Building, the city clerk's office is the first office on the right.…More Debra Patrick has been city clerk for about seven years, and serves as clerk for the council. Her office publishes the meeting agendas and minutes for the mayor and City Council, and posts the agendas and minutes for city boards, commissions and committees.</p>
<p>The clerk's office also archives city annual reports, and provides notary services for free.</p>
<p>The office does not handle land records or vital records such as birth, death or marriage certificates. These are managed in Groton Town Hall at 45 Fort Hill Road.</p>
The mayor's office in the Groton city municipal building is to the right of the lobby, past the city clerk's…More office.</p>
<p>Marian Galbriath is serving her first term as mayor and ran unopposed for the office in 2011 after Dennis L. Popp left the post. As chief executive, she oversees city departments including the police, fire and highway department. She also acts as chairman of the Groton Utilities Commission and chairman of the board of directors for Thames Valley Communications, a division of the utility which provides cable, Internet and digital phone service.</p>
<p>The mayor is elected to a 2-year term, with elections held in odd years in May.</p>
The finance department, led by director Michael Hillsberg, handles financial transactions, payroll and purchasing for…More the city. The office in the Groton Muncipal Building employs five people including Hillsberg, and has five sections: accounting, cash management, purchasing, payroll and risk management.</p>
<p>The department also assists the mayor's office and City Council with preparation of the operating and capital improvements budgets.</p>
The City of Groton Zoning and Building Department reviews building construction, issues permits, investigates…More complaints of zoning violations and inspects commercial properties.</p>
<p>Carlton Smith oversees the department, and building inspector Walter Woycik inspects residential properties. Inspections review whether structures comply with national regulations and local codes relating to issues such as ventilation, sanitation and proper exits.</p>