The 2009 Sterling Town Government Study Committee was created by Article 12 of the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Sterling held on May 11, 2009 and received two extensions, the first of six months duration from the Annual Town Meeting of May 17, 2010 and the second of 12 months duration from the Annual Town Meeting of May 16, 2011.
The Committee was charged with performing the following tasks:
- To evaluate each elected and appointed Board (with the exception of the Sterling Light Board and its Department), Committee, and Commission relative to its function and responsibilities.
- To examine what other similar Towns have for municipal government.
- To develop recommendations, if deemed necessary and prudent, relative to changing the size, structure, responsibility, function and/or appointing authority of any Board (with the exception of the Sterling Light Board and its Department), Committee and Commission.
- To make recommendations relative to the creation or modification of paid employee positions within the Town government.