Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 5:30pm at the Windham Regional Career Center (80 Atwood Street) in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor).


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – January 8, 2019

Dozer the (Maybe) Dangerous Dog will be one of the first things the Brattleboro Selectboard takes up in the New Year, unless an agreement is reached prior to Tuesday’s meeting. The Police Chief plans to bring additional witnesses and evidence.

The board will also take up other big issues, such as remaining work on the Police-Fire Facilities project, the FY20 budget, changes to parking, and a Municipal Self Governance Proposal from the Vermont league of Cities and Towns. You may continue to bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation in 2019, as in past years.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – December 18, 2018

Hydrologic and hydraulic matters will be on the agenda at the next meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard. It’s all part of the Tri-Park Housing Cooperative Master Plan.

The board will review FY18 finances, discuss FY20 budget final steps, and approve a number of grants. You can participate, of course, and bring up other itmes not on the agenda during public participation.


Suggested Representative Town Meeting Improvements

I’ve been watching Brattleboro budgets for quite a while, through multiple selectboards, three Town Managers and one Interim Town Manager. I’ve watched many Representative Town Meetings as well and participated in a few.  That’s a lot of meetings.

While I’ve come to the conclusion that Representative Town Meeting doesn’t really work, I know that it has become cherished and it is unlikely that abolishing it will be on the ballot anytime soon. Therefore, it should be improved.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda – BCTV, Brownfields, and FY20 Budget

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.  It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 5:30pm to discuss contracts, labor relations agreements with employees, the negotiating or securing of real estate purchase or lease options, and the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.  The Board will reconvene the special business meeting at 6:15pm.  ASL interpreters will be available for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Thanksgiving Edition

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A full meeting for the Brattleboro Selectboard just prior to Thanksgiving. Discussions of the FY20 Budget, the Downtown Alliance, affordable housing, downstairs tenants driving someone nuts, and more took place, plus there was the introduction of a new 25 year plan for replacing town equipment, as well as a new suggestion to put some money aside, like a layaway plan, to buy future fire trucks.


The Brattleboro Budget Process and You

The Brattleboro Selectboard officially kicked off FY20 budget season at a meeting Tuesday night, in which they learned about the Police and Fire departments and where the Town expects to find revenue to pay for the budget.

It’s nice that the Selectboard reviews these matters, but this is really about you — the Brattleboro resident or visitor.