Board of Selectmen Meeting

Town Hall, Veteran's Hall, 308 Main Street Sturbridge, MA 01566
Event Date: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 6:15pm





  1. Executive Session:  To consider the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property, if the chair declares than an open session may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the public body



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




  1. Public Hearing- Logging Permit- 287 Brookfield Road- Michael Bartlett



  1. Public Hearing- Logging Permit- 72 Shattuck Road- Michael Bartlett



  1. Department Reports
  1. Town Administrator
  2. Water and Sewer


  1. Action Items
  1. Consideration and possible action on the termination of the existing Little League Lighting Contract with Energy Electric, Co.
  2. Consideration and possible acceptance of donations to the Sturbridge Senior Center
  3. Request for concurrence with the appointment of Robert Archambault as a fulltime police officer for the Sturbridge Police Department
  4. Request for concurrence on the appointment of Acting Chief Earl Dessert as the Emergency Management Director effective May 13, 2020.
  5. Consideration and possible action on the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association renewal for Property Casualty, Professional Liability, and Worker’s Compensation Coverage for FY 21.
  6. Consideration and possible action on the setting of the Annual Town Meeting date for Monday, June 29, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to be held at the Tantasqua Regional High School.
  7. Consideration and possible setting of the date for the Annual Election for June 8, 2020.
  8. Consideration and possible action on a request of the Special Events Committee to use the Town Common for the Farmer’s Market starting June 7, 2020.



  1. Old Business
  1. COVID-19 Update 
  2. Consideration and possible extension of the current operating procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic until May 19, 2020.





  1. New Business
  1. Town Administrators Review





  1. Correspondence




  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. April 21, 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.