Kevin Skulczyck Steven Merchant Martin McKinney, Jr.
First Selectman Second Selectman Third Selectman
SELECTMAN OFFICE          FAX  860-376-7109

A Little Bit About Our Community

Griswold is a growing community located in Southeastern Connecticut. It is situated right off Interstate 395. Although Griswold has, in the past, been mostly farmland, Griswold is building a strong tourism base.

Located less that 20 miles from the Mohegan Sun Casino, and Mystic, and 10 miles from Foxwoods, we are a perfect destination location. We have a bed and breakfast, AmericInn Lodge and Suites, gift shops, an 18 hole golf course and numerous restaurants.


Griswold is rich in forests, lakes and rivers. It is the home of Hopeville State Park and Pachaug State Forest, the largest state forest in Connecticut. You will find many campgrounds nestled along the shores of the Pachaug and Quinebaug Rivers. Whether you favor a rowboat, canoe or motorboat and water skiing, you will find the perfect body of water to explore. All have state boat launch access.     

If you are looking for a place to call home, you couldn't do better than Griswold! We are a half hour from Pfizer, the Groton Submarine Base and General Dynamics. We are within driving distance to Hartford, Worcester, Providence, Boston and New York. You can drive to the Connecticut shore or to the Rhode Island shore in less than an hour, or drive to the mountains of New Hampshire or Vermont in only a few hours.    

Our school system is one of the best in Eastern Connecticut. We have a beautiful campus that is home to four schools and numerous recreation fields. Along with the academic success found in Griswold, we have a very active Little League, soccer teams, and football teams. Our taxes are reasonable and our high score on the Fitch Report speaks of our financial success.

If you are interested in land for commercial development, we have an abundance. We have two approved commercial subdivisons located on State Route 138. Please call our Planning and Community Development office at (860)376-7060 ext.111.

Griswold covers 37.1 square miles and is comprised of seven villages: Pachaug, Hopeville, Glasgo, Rixtown, Jewett City, and Doansville, each with its own personality, distinct characteristics and history.

We are pleased and honored to have this opportunity to serve our residents. Our most sincere thanks for their confidence in us.

Within this web site you will find information on the elected officials, departments, as well as boards and commissions of the Town of Griswold. We would like to take this time to thank all who work for the betterment of Griswold. Their talents, expertise and knowledge help to make our town a great place in which to live.

Griswold is very fortunate to have so many concerned citizens who possess qualities that can only enhance the betterment of our community. If you are not already involved in the many activities and opportunities our town has to offer, We encourage you to become so now

We are very proud of our web site. This web site provides you with information on all of our boards and commissions and their meeting schedules and minutes. You can reach us with questions at (860) 376-7060 Ext. 201 or e-mail us at firstselectman

If you are looking for information on our town, hopefully this will save you a visit to our town hall or a phone call. If you are just visiting the site and have never been to Griswold, we hope to give you reasons to want to visit us personally. For whatever reason brought you to the Official Town of Griswold Web Site, we hope you enjoy surfing it!


CONNECTICUT GENERAL STATUTES   Sec. 1-200.  (Formerly Sec. 1-18a).  Definitions. 




As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, except where such terms are used in a context which clearly indicates the contrary:

(6)  “Executive sessions” means a meeting of a public agency at which the public is excluded for one or more of the following purposes: 

(A)  Discussion concerning the appointment, employment, performance, evaluation, health or dismissal of a public officer or employee, provided that such individual may require that discussion be held at an open meeting; 

(B)  strategy and negotiations with respect to pending claims or pending litigation to which the public agency or a member thereof, because of the member’s conduct as a member of such agency, is a party until such litigation or claim has been finally adjudicated or otherwise settled; 

(C)  matters concerning security strategy or the deployment of security personnel, or devices affecting public security; 

(D)  discussion of the selection of a site or the lease, sale or purchase of real estate by the state or a political subdivision of the state when publicity regarding such site, lease, sale, purchase or construction would adversely impact the price of such site, lease, sale, purchase or construction until such time as all of the property has been acquired or all proceedings or transactions concerning same have been terminated or abandoned; and 

(E)  discussion of any matter which would result in the disclosure of public records or the information contained therein described in subsection (b) of section 1-210.


Chapter 56.  Meetings


§ 56-6. Recusal


Any official, council or board member should withdraw themselves from any involvement from any matter described in the Code of Ethics as a conflict of interest.  Such withdrawal includes, but is not limited to, discussions, either formal or informal, on the matter; as well as appearances at meetings, or portions of meetings, concerning the matter; and voting on the matter (except in a public referendum).  In the event of a conflict of interest, the official, council or board member will excuse himself or herself from the meeting room after stating on the record the reason for the recusal and shall remain outside the room until the discussion and/or vote in on the matter discussed is completed (except when voting in a public referendum on the matter).


(Above Section 56-6 Recusal to be added to Chapter 56 Meetings)


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