Board of Selectmen Meeting

Town Hall, Veteran's Hall, 308 Main Street Sturbridge, MA 01566
Event Date: 
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 6:00pm


6:00 p.m.





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


  1. Presentation to the Board of Selectmen on the proposed development of an

       Equine Center in the Town of Sturbridge






  1. Department Reports
  1. Town Administrator
  2. Building Department
  3. Recreation Department
  4. Department of Public Works
  5. Water and Sewer


  1. Action Items
  1. Review and possible action on a change order for substitute pumps for the Fiske Hill Water Pump Station project.
  2. Consideration and possible action on the FY21 milling and paving bids
  3. Consideration and possible action on the summer 2020 paving program
  4. Consideration and possible action on revisions to the Sturbridge Police Department’s Use of Force Policy.
  5. Concur with the appointment of Reed Ide to the Sturbridge Cultural Council
  6. Concur with the appointment of Dr. Alicia Reddin to the Cultural Council
  7. Concur with the reappointment of Rich Paradise as a full member to the Trails Committee.
  8. Consideration and possible action on the replacement of the roof top air handling unit at the Public Safety Complex
  9. Consideration and possible action on the bay door replacement at the Public Safety Complex.
  10. Consideration and possible action of transferring Truck 27 from the Department of Public Works to Burgess Elementary School.
  11. Consideration and possible action on a contract for heating oil for FY 21.
  12. Consideration and possible action on a contract for unleaded gas, diesel fuel, and propane for FY 21.
  13. Consideration and possible action an agreement between the Sergeants of the Sturbridge Police Department, the Sturbridge Police Association, and the Town of Sturbridge for the temporary increase in compensation during the term of the Interim Chief of Police.
  14. Consideration and possible action on accepting the resignation of Andrea Mensen as Administrative Assistant to the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator.
  15. Consideration and possible action on an agreement for engineering services for design of the municipal parking lot for 501 Main Street.


  1. Old Business
  1. Consideration and possible action on a contract for elevator services for FY 21.
  2. COVID-19 Update





  1.   New Business





  1. Correspondence




  1. Approval of Minutes
    1. June 10, 2020
    2. June 15, 2020
    3. June 29, 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.