Town of Sprague

Selectman's Corner

April 2019

From the Desk of the First Selectman,


                         April crept in with a little bit of sun and some warmth eeking from the soil. Flowers are peeking through with a tiny bit of color to brighten our days. The clouds skip by on a clear blue sky, yes this is spring.


The public works crew continues to clear roadsides and push back brush. They have painted the plows in hopes we won’t need them again. The trailers are being readied to carry the mowers to cut the thick green grass growing in our parks and playgrounds. I am still hoping to have time to finish work on a trail up the river connecting Riverpark with Salt Rock Campground and some additional raised beds for the Community Garden. The rush of time!


The Town continues the work on providing the necessary paperwork to complete acceptance into TIER II. We have hosted two sub-committee meetings in March. We continue to provide information to see if we will qualify for aid through this mechanism. This process could take several months to finish.


We received a grant to replenish the school library from the Lord’s Foundation in the fabulous amount of $10,000. We also received a LOTCIP grant to complete the last run of sidewalks in Baltic in the amount of $400,000.


The Town’s Board of Finance has started the process of preparing next year’s budget, in the month of March they heard from the Board of Education, the Library, the Fire Department, the Resident Trooper and the Municipal side of the budget. The month of April is set aside for discussion and implementation of the budget. Please stop by to hear the proposals for the budget.


As always thanks for your support



First Selectman



Catherine A. Osten

First Selectman since 2007

The Administrative Office of The First Selectman has direct responsibility for oversight and management of the following functions:

  • Human Resources (Pay & Benefit Administration/Personnel/Labor Relations)
  • Information Systems
  • Risk Management
  • Capital Improvements

Also has indirect oversight of Health and Emergency Medical Services.


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