Town of Sprague

Special Town Meetings

Thursday, September 12th 2019

Time: 7:00 PM @ Town Hall

Special Town Meetings address concerns which must be addressed by the legislative body of the Town. The legislative body is comprised of the voters, residents and taxpayers of the Town of Sprague.


NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

OF THE TOWN OF SPRAGUE, CT

CORRECTION


The duly qualified voters of the Town of Sprague, Connecticut and any other

persons entitled to vote upon any of the matters contained in the Notice and Warning,

are hereby notified and warned to meet in a Special Town Meeting at the Sprague Town

Hall 1 Main St., Baltic, CT on September 12, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. for consideration and

action upon the following purposes:

1. Election of a moderator.

2. To adopt the following resolutions:

a. That the Town of Sprague sell to Francis J. and Judith H. Foley, for the

consideration of Thirty- One Thousand, Eight Hundred Eighty Two Dollars ($31,882),

certain real property located off Potash Hill Road and consisting of 29.87 acres, more

or less. Said land is more particularly described as Parcel 'A' on a survey map

prepared by Mattern & Stefon Land Surveyors, LLC, entitled: Property Survey

Prepared for Town of Sprague, Off Potash Hill Road, Sprague, Connecticut, Scale:

1"=100', Date: April 2019, Job I.D. No.: 19-0710. The said property shall be

conveyed by quitclaim deed in form approved by the Town Attorney. The First

Selectman and other proper officers of the Town be, and they hereby are,

authorized, directed and empowered on behalf of the Town to enter into, execute and

deliver such deed, agreements, certificates and other instruments as they may deem

necessary or appropriate to consummate the transaction contemplated by this

resolution.


b. That the Town of Sprague enter into a lease agreement with the

Willimantic Waste Paper Co., Inc., or to its subsidiary, letting certain real property

located off Potash Hill Road and consisting of approximately 25 acres, more or

less, together with improvements thereon. The consideration for the lease shall

be Three Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($325,000.00), payable in full

on or about the date of the execution of the lease. The lease shall permit the

tenant to develop and redevelop the property and all improvements thereon, and

to use the property for commercial and industrial uses, subject to ordinary

municipal regulatory and other governmental approvals. The lease shall provide

for adequate access to the Town's remaining lands, use of the existing water

tower and sewer and rail lines, and contain usual commercial terms and

conditions as are approved by the Town Attorney; in addition, it shall provide that

should the property not be taxable as a leasehold during the term of the lease,

the tenant shall pay to the town semi-annually an amount equivalent to the ad

valorem real estate taxes that would be due were the tenant to own the property.

Said lease shall be for a term of not more than 99 years and contain an option

and right for the tenant to purchase the said property, together with rights

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corresponding to the lease, for $1.00 at any time during the term of the lease

agreement.


c. To accept from the State of Connecticut, and to appropriate as

recommended by the Board of Finance, up to $900,000 in assistance funds, to

be expended in accordance with the conditions required by the State of

Connecticut Office of Policy and Development, and to thereafter reimburse said

amount over a period of time as required by the same Office of Policy and

Development. The First Selectman and other proper officers of the Town be, and

they hereby are, authorized, directed and empowered on behalf of the Town to

negotiate and to enter into, execute and deliver such agreements as they may

deem necessary or appropriate to consummate the transaction contemplated by

this resolution.


4. Adjournment


Board of Selectmen

Catherine A. Osten

Denise M. Dembinski

Cheryl A. Blanchard

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