Town of Sprague

Selectman's Corner

June 2019

From the Desk of the First Selectman,


                       The warmth of June is spreading across the Town! It begs us to come out and sit along the River, listen to the sounds of nature, watch the children flying kites and enjoy a ballgame or two!


The public works crew have finished sweeping the roads, potholes are patched, and the debris is picked up. We will be painting stop bars around Town and the roadside mowers will be clearing grass to keep site lines clear. There was a road collapse on School Hill Rd. which will be repaired by the second week of June, thanks for your patience. We will finish placing some additional raised beds for the Community Garden. Plant away!


The Town is near to completing the work providing the data to ascertain a possible acceptance into TIER II status. We have hosted sub-committee meetings in May in the Town, attended full MARB meetings in Hartford and pushed hard to achieve a positive outcome for us. We should have a final answer on if we qualify or not in the next month or so. There will be strict requirements for us to meet if we do qualify. Please attend the Budget Hearing on 6/6/2019 to get more information.


We have initiated two lawsuits dealing with issues of Town concerns. This first one is about the theft of Municipal property at the papermill site. The second one is filed and is concerning the overage which happened at the school.


The Town’s Board of Finance has completed the budget and has been our practice it is lean.  Please plan on attending the budget hearing to express your concerns.


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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