Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 5:30pm in the conference room at the Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 5:30pm in the mezzanine conference room at the Brooks Memorial Library.


Tiny House Festival Road Closures

 The Town of Brattleboro reminds the public that the Preston Parking Lot and a portion of Flat Street will be closed for the Tiny House Festival tomorrow, Saturday, June 23, 2018. The Preston Parking Lot and Flat Street parking meters will be closed beginning at 9:00pm today (Friday, June 22) through 7:00pm on Saturday (June 23). Vehicles should be removed from the Preston Parking Lot and metered spaces on Flat Street by 9:00pm today in order to avoid being towed. 


Brattleboro Committee Vacancies

The Town of Brattleboro is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards: 

Agricultural Advisory Board

Arts Committee 

Brattleboro Housing Partnership Board of Commissioners 

Cemetery Committee 


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Aggressive Panhandling, Skatepark Design Firm Hired, Francis Moves On

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The biggest news of the Tuesday meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard came not from the agenda but introductory remarks. The Town manager announced that Planning Services Director Rod Francis was leaving Brattleboro in the next couple of weeks.

This was followed by an unscheduled but surprisingly active discussion of aggressive panhandling in the downtown area.

Beyond those matters, the skatepark hired a design firm and got some extra cash, contracts and grants were approved, the utility budget passed, a long resolution was adopted, and more.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – June 19, 2018

It’s happening. At their next regular meeting, the Brattleboro Selectboard will hire a company to do the designs for the skatepark at Living Memorial Park.

The board will discuss repairs at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, discuss parking, talk about loans and grants, approve an annual contract with Rescue, Inc., and proceed with the loan for the new fire truck. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Solid Waste and Parking Budgets Approved, Homelessness and Energy Discussed

Groundworks Collaborative gave the Brattleboro Selectboard a report on the seasonal overflow shelter. They admitted they don’t have the resources to develop a temporary work program, though a new effort by Youth Services might be able to pull it off, perhaps by fall. Youth Services might get a new name, too, but that’s for another time.

The board adopted the FY19 Solid Waste and Parking Budgets, but left some decisions about parking meters, apps, and credit cards for a later discussion. Progress on energy audit matters was detailed, citizens pressed for more to be done, the skatepark is close to the fundraising finish line, grants have been applied for, and citizens were appointed to various Brattleboro committees and boards.

Also, two mentions of John Allen.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – June 5, 2018

The Brattleboro skatepark project will receive $15,000 from the Thomas Thompson Trust, and Brattleboro Goes Fourth will get a permit for a parade at the next regular meeting of the selectboard.

The board will continue with the FY19 parking budget, hear a report from Groundworks Collaborative, review energy efficiency projects and town investments in renewables, and hire a roofer and a tree remover. Grants for child protection services, Bradley House, and intralibrary loans will be discussed, and annual committee appointments and dog warrants will be announced. You can add to the fun by bringing up other items not on the agenda during Public Participation.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Brattleboro 2018 Abstract Grand List Warning

The Brattleboro Town Assessor will lodge the 2018 Abstract Grand List today, May 24, 2018.     The Brattleboro Listers will hold grievance hearings in the Town Office at 230 Main Street starting Monday June 11, 2018. Applications for a hearing are available at the Assessor’s Office or online at www.Brattleboro.org on the Assessor’s page.  Applications should be physically received in the Assessor’s office by 5:00 pm June 11, 2018 to schedule a hearing.


Brattleboro Memorial Day Closings

 In observance of Memorial Day, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on 

Monday, May 28, 2018, with the exception of emergency services. 

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28, 2018. All other violations will be enforced. 


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Town Plan Adopted, Fire Truck Financed, Meters Put On Pause

Brattleboro’s Town Plan revision was adopted by the Brattleboro Selectboard at Tuesday’s meeting. It was one of many items in a packed agenda that included financing of the new fire truck, preliminary design work on a possible police carport, and likely train station improvements.

The usually dull Parking Fund overview was spiced up by a request for a comprehensive look at the parking system, with public discussions, prior to approving any capital improvements. The FY19 Solid Waste Budget was introduced, finances were discussed, goals were adopted, and we learned that Brattleboro has a new Indian restaurant.

Finally, Brattleboro’s two confidential employees received a 2% raise, along with other non-union positions.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – May 15, 2018

The Brattleboro Selectboard has a full agenda for their next meeting, having postponed a number of matters from their previous meeting. Financing of the fire truck purchase, improvements to the new police station and Union Station, and reviewing Solid Waste and Parking budgets are among the topics.

Brattleboro’s Town Plan gets a second public hearing and possible adoption if no one objects. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during Public Participation.


Brattleboro Taxes & Utilities Due

The fourth installment of the 2017 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxeswill be due onMay 15, 2018 by 5:00 PM.  Payments made after May 15, 2018 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.

The utility billing is also due on May 15, 2018 by 5:00 PM. Payments made after May 15, 2018 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.


Brattleboro Water Quality Report Available

The Town of Brattleboro Water Department’s annual Consumer Confidence Report / Water Quality Report for 2017 is now available. This report can be viewed on-line at www.brattleboro.org or written copies are available at the Brattleboro Municipal Center in the offices of the Town Manager and in the hallway near the Town Clerk’s Office.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:30pm in theMezzanine Conference Room at Brooks Memorial Library.  (Note the new location)

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.  (Note the new time)