Municipal authority over commercial cannabis will be discussed for the first time by the Brattleboro Selectboard at their next regular meeting. The last time the board discussed legal cannabis was probably the 1920’s.
The board will learn what “unconscious bias and cultural humility” training is and whether they should accept a proposal to undertake it., continue their discussion of the FY21 proposed budget, and listen to whatever else you’d like to tell them during Public Participation.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 6:15pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. ASL interpreters will be available for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019
SELECTBOARD MEETING ROOM, MUNICIPAL CENTER
REGULAR MEETING – 6:15PM
1. CONVENE REGULAR MEETING
2. APPROVE MINUTES – November 12 and November 19
3. CHAIR’S REMARKS
4. MANAGER’S COMMENTS
5. SELECTBOARD COMMENTS AND COMMITTEE REPORTS
6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
7. LIQUOR COMMISSIONERS – None
8. WATER AND SEWER COMMISSIONERS – None
9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – None
10. NEW BUSINESS
A. Resolution Supporting Municipal Authority in a Commercial Cannabis System
B. Acceptance of Proposal for Unconscious Bias and Cultural Humility Training
C. FY21 Proposed Budget (i) Assessor’s Office (ii) Planning Services Department (iii) Brooks Memorial Library
See enclosed Town Calendar
From: Peter B. Elwell, Town Manager
Re: Administrative Report
Date: November 27, 2019
The following will summarize the proposed motions for the Selectboard meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The meeting will begin at 6:15pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room.
7. NEW BUSINESS A. Resolution Supporting Municipal Authority in a Commercial Cannabis System The Board is asked to approve a resolution that is part of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns advocacy for municipal authority and municipal revenue to address the anticipated local impacts of a legalized commercial cannabis system. The State Legislature is expected to approve such a system during the 2020 Legislative Session.
POTENTIAL MOTION: TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY IN A COMMERCIAL CANNABIS SYSTEM, AS PRESENTED.
B. Acceptance of Proposal for Unconscious Bias and Cultural Humility Training The Board is asked to authorize Town Manager Elwell to engage Dottie Morris and Mary Gannon to provide training and facilitation services in accordance with their proposal dated October 30, 2019. Detailed background on this matter is provided in a memorandum dated November 26, 2019, from Town Manager Elwell.
POTENTIAL MOTION: TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN MANAGER TO ENGAGE DOTTIE MORRIS AND MARY GANNON FOR A FEE OF $14,342.88 TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND FACILITATING SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR PROPOSAL DATED OCTOBER 30, 2019.
FY21 Proposed Budget (i) Assessor’s Office (ii) Planning Services Department (iii) Brooks Memorial Library The Board will review the proposed FY21 budgets for the Assessor’s Office, the Planning Services Department, and Brooks Memorial Library.
NO ACTION IS REQUIRED ON THIS ITEM.