Board of Selectmen Meeting

Town Hall, Veteran's Hall, 308 Main Street Sturbridge, MA 01566
Event Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 6:30pm



6:30 p.m.



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






  1. Permits and Applications
  1. Ragged Hill Cider Company- One Day Liquor License- Sturbridge Farmer’s Market
  2. Brimfield Winery – One Day Liquor License- Sturbridge Farmer’s Market


  1. Department Reports
  1. Town Administrator


  1. Action Items
  1. Consideration and possible acceptance of donations to the Sturbridge Senior Center
  2. Consideration and possible action on a request for sewer service – 6 Picker Road – New England Cold, Inc.
  3. Consideration and possible authorization for Department of Environmental Protection / Environmental Protection Agency Section 319 Grant application and approve letter of support for the Alum Treatment of South Pond
  4. Consideration and possible action on a request by the Recreation Commission for use of a portion of 70 Cedar Street for the multi-use field on 60 Cedar Street
  5. Consideration and possible action on authorizing a Community Development Block Grant application for a Micro-Loan program in partnership with the Towns of Southbridge and Charlton.
  6. Consideration and possible action on a contract with Johnson Controls for Fire Alarm System maintenance for Town Hall, Center Office Building, and the Joshua Hyde Public Library.
  7. Consideration and possible action on a contract with Worcester Elevator for preventive maintenance for elevators at Town Hall, Center Office Building, Joshua Hyde Public Library, and the Senior Center.
  8. Consideration and possible action on FY 21 Budget Adjustments
  9. Consideration and possible action on revisions to certain Town Meeting warrant articles.
  10. Consideration and possible action on the Board of Selectmen Certification of the Town Meeting warrants for the June 29, 2020 Town Meeting.



  1. Old Business
  1. COVID-19 Update
  2. Facility re opening plan




  1. New Business





  1. Correspondence




  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. May 18, 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.