Town of Sprague

Selectman's Corner

May 2019

From the Desk of the First Selectman,


                         May has arrived with a decking out of roadsides, gardens, fields and bushes with the early colors of purple, yellow and pink flowers. It’s a graceful perky sight and in so many ways a cleansing of the heart.


The public works crew will be sweeping the roads, patching potholes, and cleaning up the debris of a long winter. They have painted the buildings in the recreation fields to brighten up the area for young and old ball players. If you have a minute stop by to watch a game or two. The trailers are already carrying mowers to cut the thick green grass growing in our parks and playgrounds. We have also placed some additional raised beds for the Community Garden.


The Town is still continuing the work on providing the necessary paperwork to complete acceptance into TIER II. We have hosted sub-committee meetings in April. We continue to provide information to see if we will qualify for aid through this mechanism. This process could take several months to finish.


We have initiated the first of 2 lawsuits dealing with issues of Town concerns. This first one is about the theft of Municipal property at the papermill site. As soon as the second one is filed and served, we will release the details.


The Town’s Board of Finance is almost done with the process of preparing next year’s budget, as has been our practice it is lean. The particulars will be available for review at a budget hearing in May, a Town meeting in June ending with a vote shortly thereafter. 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.


Town Notices Sign Up