New Groton committee would work to spruce up town with volunteers

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Groton – The Town Council on Tuesday night is expected to establish a Beautification Committee devoted to beautifying areas in town using volunteers.

The committee was unanimously approved by councilors at a Committee of the Whole meeting last month, but Tuesday vote will represent the final step for approval.

"I think it's important because I don't think we've really worked on this," said Town Councilor Rachael Franco, of why she felt starting the committee was important. "I can't see anyone opposing making our community look better."

Earlier this year, after attending a meeting about the Poquonnock Bridge area that sought input from residents, Franco and fellow Town Councilor Lian Obrey began talking about how planting bushes and other things could help change the whole look of the area. That conversation gradually expanded into things that could be done throughout town, and following more research and receiving positive feedback from residents, the idea of creating the committee took form.

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