Town of Sprague

Selectman's Corner

February 2018

From the Desk of the First Selectman,


Winter has stayed far too long this year, ice, snow, school cancellations and did I mention the ice and snow? Oh well soon we will see what the groundhog has to say!


The budget process is again in full swing as usual we will carefully look at every line item to ensure we are as frugal as possible. January’s meeting was the Board of Finance’s first review of prospective capital projects. In the next few months we will provide you with a review of all capital requests. Please let us know what you think!


We are hoping the weather will break allowing us to get three more gardening environments ready for next summer.


The public works crew has been far too busy plowing snow to be out cutting brush but are hoping to get out there soon opening up our roadsides.


We are soliciting students to provide a conceptual idea for the Baltic Mill site. This plan will be provided to the Town for comment before putting an RFP out to developers.  This RFP will be put out as we get close to finishing the cleanup. The goal of this cleanup is to put this property out for reuse as taxable property.


We received good news on Versailles Pond. International Paper has submitted a remedial action plan which on first read through looks to address the concerns of DEEP. It looks like we will soon have a Town meeting on the plan moving forward. It will be nice to see the pond cleaned with fishing again allowed. Hold for more updates!


As always thanks for your support and stay warm,



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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