Town of Sprague

Selectman's Corner

July 2019

From the Desk of the First Selectman,


                       The lazy, hazy days of July are here, thank goodness.  I am hoping for far less rain to slow the growth of the grass a bit, it has been a boom year for grass, flowers and all sorts of flowering trees. If you are looking for a cool place to relax at the end of a day stop by Riverpark and listen to the sounds of summer, children swimming in the Shetucket, swinging in the parks, biking and hiking… What a lovely place to call home.


The public works crew are still painting stop bars around Town and lines in parking lots and the roadside mowers are being used to cut down grass along roadsides to keep site lines clear. We are planning on a couple of road repairs this year which will help address issues of runoff. In addition, we will be removing trees along the dam on Versailles Pond and the dam at the Hanover Reservoir.


The Town first part on a TIER II status is complete with an acceptance of the potential 19/20 budget, the five-year plan is up for discussion at the next full MARB meeting. We continue to host sub-committee meetings in Town, and attend full MARB meetings in Hartford. We should have a final answer on if we qualify or not for any financial assistance in the next month or so. There will be strict requirements for us to meet if we do qualify.


There will be many events over the summer which include concerts and outside movies in River Park, summer reading, the author’s trail, and children activities at the library just to name a few. Of course, there will be ball games down at the rec fields. Enjoy your summer!


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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