Board of Selectmen Meeting

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



6:15 p.m.





6:30 p.m.

  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. Board Reorganization
  4. Public Service Announcements
  5. Moment of Silence


6:35 p.m.



7:00 p.m.


  1. Public Hearing- Logging Permit- Ladd Road- Jim DiMaio



  1. Public Hearing- Amendment of Liquor License- The Thai Place



  1. Department Reports
  1. Fire Department
  2. Police Department
  3. Town Administrator


  1. Action Items
  1. Consideration and possible action on the annual reappointments
  2. Consideration and possible action on the Farmer’s Market, adjustments to restrictions
  3. Consideration and possible action on a revised Tax Increment Financing Agreement with New England Cold Storage, Inc.
  4. Consideration and possible action on the schedule adjustment for the July 4th holiday.
  5. Consideration and possible action on the expenditure of $10,174.00 from the Wetlands Protection Fund for the Fiscal Year 2021.
  6. Consideration and possible action on the renewal of Injured on Duty (I.O.D.) insurance for the Sturbridge Police and Fire Departments for Fiscal Year 21.
  7. Consideration and possible action on approving a “1/12th” Budget for Fiscal Year 2021.



  1. Old Business
  1. COVID-19 Update





  1. New Business





  1. Correspondence




  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. June 1, 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.