Board of Selectmen Meeting

Town Hall, Veteran's Hall, 308 Main Street Sturbridge, MA 01566
Event Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 6:30pm



6:30 p.m.


  1. Open Session
  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Public Service Announcements



  1. Permits and Applications
    1. 236 Haynes Street, Route 15, Amend License
    2. One Day Liquor License, Concerts on the Common, Bay State Brewing


  1. Department Reports
  1. Town Administrator


  1. Action Items
  1. Approval of town water for the Community Food Collaborative
  2. Accept the resignation of Kevin Filchak as the Emergency Management Coordinator and the Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator
  3. Authorize increasing the hours for the Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator from 28 to 37.5 on a salary basis.
  4. Concur with appointment of David DeMings as Interim Emergency Management Coordinator
  5. Accept donation from Paragon Power Washing for washing and sanitation services to the Cedar Recreation Area Playground and Courts
  6. Acceptance of Deed for 501 Main Street
  7. Discussion and possible action on the delaying of due dates for certain taxes, interest, penalties, and fees.
  8. Approval of Contract with Ricciardi Bros. Inc. for the construction of the Fiske Hill Water Pump Station.
  9. Removal of a tree at the Joshua Hyde Library
  10. Approve purchase of an Aeroclave Decontamination System
  11. Accept donation of G & F Industries for the public safety complex
  12. Vote for the postponement of the April town election
  13. Approve the extension of Town Hall, Center Office Building, and Library closure and the work from home status until May 5, 2020
  14. Accept a donation from a community member to go into the Fire Department Gift Fund
  15. Request authorization to employ temporary, part time personnel for the Sturbridge Fire Department to serve in the capacity of firefighter, firefighter / EMT and Firefighter / Paramedic if necessary for staffing needs.


  1. Old Business





  1. New Business





  1. Correspondence




  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. March 16, 2020
    2. March 19, 2020






  1. Citizen’s Forum


  1. Adjourn



The list matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair to be discussed at the meeting. Not all items may in fact be discussed, and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.


Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting law, G.L. c. 30A Section 18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the Sturbridge Board of Selectmen will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible.  Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation can be found on the Town’s website at  For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen and or watch the meeting either online via the Town’s on demand video broadcast, on cable television on channel 191, or dial into the meeting at 774-304-1455, enter 1428# for the meeting number and 12345 for the access code.  (This phone number is only active for the public during public meetings).  No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means.  In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post of the Town’s website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of the proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.