Town of Sprague

Selectman's Corner

October 2017

From the Desk of the First Selectman,


          Fall has started to adorn the roadsides with colors of gold and red. This is my favorite season with scarecrows, pumpkins, and red apples all topped off with crisp, clear air! I must admit I love all seasons but walking through piles of leaves crunching under my feet has always been something I look forward to every year.


We have a couple of fall projects coming up and are looking for volunteers. We have the return of our daffodil planting program, please give us a call to sign up for a roadside or spot of your choice to plant a ray of sunshine. In addition, we are looking to clear a trail from Sayles school to the path around the reservoir. This will allow the school to access an area to develop a cross country program. Again, please give us a call if you are available.


The public works crew has almost completed roadside mowing and is gearing up to cut brush throughout the Town. In addition, trucks are being prepared for, dare I say it, winter… Sand and salt have been mixed, truck repairs have been done now we are onto waiting for the white stuff. Don’t forget to stop and thank the Town crew for all they do.


The Town will soon have a draft of the updated Plan of Conservation and Development. Once done we will post it on the new Town website. Also, the Town wide revaluation will soon be completed you will be kept in the loop on changes through the assessor. I remind you if you have questions or concerns about either of these please contact either the assessor (for the revaluation) or the land use clerk (for the Plan of Conservation and Development).


Please take note that we are cleaning up the Baltic Mill site with a two million-dollar brownfields grant. Once this is completed an RFP will be going out to solicit project ideas. We are looking for participants on both the Economic Development committee and the Baltic Mills committee to review and comment on the proposals and make suggestions on potential uses of this site. Call the Town Hall and let Barbara know you are interested at 860-822-3000 x 201.


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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