Town of Sprague

Selectman's Corner

April 2018

From the Desk of the First Selectman,


It is clear Mother Nature had a different plan for March as one storm after another rolled through! Dare we hope for spring now that it is here? I for one certainly hope so…


The budget process continues along with many requests from each of the departments. The Board of Finance has the capital projects and operating budget. They will be deciding what or if anything new will be approved for the next year. In April we will provide you with a review of all capital requests. Please let us know what you think!


The public works crew is still catching up on cutting brush and trimming trees to improve site lines. If you have an area of concern please let us know. In addition, very soon we will be out sweeping the roads getting ready for well-deserved warm weather…


We do have students from UCONN working on 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 out as we get close to finishing the cleanup. The goal of this cleanup is to put this property back on the tax rolls. The cleanup has started and should be done before summer begins.


There is renewed interest in the Fusion property with 2 solar projects under consideration. there will be an informational forum in April as weather interfered in having it in March.


As always thanks for your support and it is time to start getting out and about again! Hope to see you on the trails!



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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