Board of Selectmen Meeting

Town Hall, Veteran's Hall, 308 Main Street Sturbridge, MA 01566
Event Date: 
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 6:30pm



6:30 p.m.



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






  1. Department Reports
  1. Town Administrator
  2. Council on Aging


  1. Action Items
  1. Consideration and possible acceptance of donations to the Sturbridge Senior Center
  2. Concur with appointment of David DeMings as Emergency Management Coordinator
  3. Concur with appointment of Todd Miller as Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator.
  4. Waiving of taxes on 501 Main due to ownership by Town
  5. Acceptance of donation of Personal Protective Equipment by G&F Industries
  6. Accept the petition for change in the Zoning Map for a portion of 7 Cedar Street as shown on the petition and supporting documentation provided and to pass onto the Planning Board to begin the public hearing process as required by MGL Ch. 404, Section 5



  1. Old Business
  1. COVID-19 Update
  2. Review and consider a motion to allow for the continuation of remote meetings
  3. Review the re-opening process





  1. New Business





  1. Correspondence




  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. April 29, 2020 Warrant Review
    2. May 4, 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.