Paving and pickups are a focus at the next regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard.
The board will also begin the start-up of rental housing registrations and inspections, Groundworks will see an increase in Town funds for a housing project, the Brooks House will get a modification of their tax stabilization agreement, a Charter Review process may start up soon, and more. You can, as always, bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation near the start of the meeting.
A packed agenda awaits the Brattleboro Selectboard for their first regular meeting of May. Brattleboro broadband possibilities and a handicapped parking space on Main Street are just two items of note.
They’ll also talk about liquor licenses for new and old establishments. They will buy a dump truck, authorize improvements to the parking garage, plan summer paving, and discuss goals and town operations. There are grants to apply for, farm taxes to be stabilized, meetings to cancel, and more. And you can bring up other items during public participation.
Utilities Division crews will start Spring Flushing of the Town water mains on Thursday April 25, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. and continue through Saturday May 11, 2019
NOTE: Some daytime flushing will continue throughout the weeks of May 13th and 20th
Customers are asked to check the flushing schedule closely as flushing causes water discoloration, low water pressure and in some areas, intervals of no water.
The Brattleboro Department of Public Works Utilities Crew will be conducting work in front of 181-183 Main Street beginning today, April 9th, 2019, in order to install a new water main gate valve. The order of events will proceed as follows:
April 9th, 2019 – 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. – Saw cuts will be made in the northbound lane of Main Street to prepare for excavation
April 10th, 2019 – 7:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. – Utilities Crew will dig trench necessary for valve installation. Steel plates will be placed over the trench until the following day.
Work on the Main Street water line replacement project will be starting Tuesday April 9thwith pavement marking and cutting. Parking will be prohibited on the east side of Main Street between 133 and 167 Main Street starting at 6:00 a.m. during this pavement cutting period. Traffic will be restricted in the area.
The Town of Brattleboro has contracted with Zaluzny Excavation from Vernon, Vermont to replace a portion of the water main on the easterly side of Main Street between Elliot and High Street. Construction will occur on the easterly side of Main Street starting at 133 Main Street and proceeding north to High Street.
Construction preparations will be starting Monday, April 8, 2019. Construction is expected to be completed no later than May 17, 2019.
Yesterday large water leak in Downtown Brattleboro caused a considerable amountof damage to sidewalk and traffic island at the intersection of Main Street and High Street. Water service and electrical power were turned off for several hours until Utilities Crews contained the leak. The Utilities Crew finished the emergency repair around three o’clock this morning.
The crew discovered a broken sprinkler valve to 167 Main Street was the cause of the leak. The Utilities Division estimates approximately 160,000 gallons of water was discharge from the broken sprinkler valve.
The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.
Snow and ice will be removed from the streets in the downtown area this evening.
Parked vehicles in the downtown district must be removed by 11:00pm or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Read on for coverage of the Brattleboro Selectboard’s regular December 4th meeting. The mini-trial in the middle of the meeting regarding Dozer the Dangerous Dog took a turn when the owner made claims that it was not Dozer, but Buddy, her other dog. This led to much confusion in the courtroom.
In more substantial and long term news, the Department of Public Works got the go-ahead to do a feasibility study to see what new facilities would entail. Nothing will be built anytime soon.
Beginning Wednesday, December 5th, the Highway Division will be cutting bushes and overhanging limbs along the sidewalk tractor route and along several other snowplow routes throughout town. This work is being done in an effort to reduce maintenance costs. Bushes and overhanging limbs cause a lot of damage to the lights, antennas, mirrors and windshields on our equipment.
Is Dozer a dangerous dog? Must Dozer be contained, leashed and muzzled? The Chief of Police says yes, the owner says no, and the Brattleboro Selectboard will get to decide at their next regular meeting on Tuesday.
The DPW will begin looking at options for improvements to their facilities on Fairground Road, the shiny discs on the parking garage will become a permanent installation, SeVEDS will review their year and ask for money, the Assessor’s Office will talk FY20 budget, and the board will approve some grants. You can bring up other items, of course, during public participation.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 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.
On Monday, November 19, Utilities Crews will be working at the intersection of High Street and Whipple Street to replace a valve nut. During this time, Whipple Street will be closed and there will be restricted traffic on High Street in the area of Whipple and Oak Streets.
On Wednesday, October 24, Utilities Crews will be working in the junction of lower Main Street and Canal Street. The work will begin at 10:00 pm and continue through 5:00 am Thursday morning, October 25. Traffic will be restricted in that area during the scheduled time while the Utilities Division works to replace a valve nut in the middle of the roadway.
Motorists should plan to use alternate routes during this time period.
On Tuesday, October 16, weather permitting, the Highway Department will be replacing a culvert on Black Mountain Road between the intersections of Fox Farm and Rice Farm Roads. This section of roadway will be closed from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
At their next regular meeting, the Brattleboro Selectboard will take some early steps toward work on the next Hinsdale Bridge. The new bridge begins with relocation of some utility lines near the project and some signing of agreements, at least as far as Vermont is concerned. NH is building it.
Vehicles for hire will again be on the agenda. New vehicles will be purchased, financial reports will be heard, litigation with Retreat Farm will be resolved, Hermit Thrush will get a break on loan payments due to their product recall, bulky waste collection will be discussed, and more. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.
On Sunday night, September 16, 2018, the Brattleboro Department of Public Works Highway Division will begin their annual fall line striping. Painting is planned for crosswalks in school zones and in the more traveled sections of Town as well as the double yellow lines on the freshly paved parts of Maple ST and Hinesburg Rd. The work is scheduled for Sunday through Thursday nights and is expected to take about two weeks to complete, contingent on the weather.
WATER MAIN FLUSHING TO START
Utilities Divisioncrews will start Fall Flushing of the Town water mains on Thursday September 20, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. and continue through Saturday October 6, 2018
NOTE: Some daytime flushing will continue throughout the weeks of October 8thand 15th
Beginning on Tuesday, September 4, The Brattleboro Department of Public Works Highway Division will be working on Flat St. Crews will be installing new drainage on Flat ST in the area of the Boys and Girls Club. The work is estimated to take approximately two weeks to complete. During that time, the sidewalk on the north side of Flat ST (near Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters and the Boys and Girls Club) will be closed and the parking spaces on the other side of the street will be hooded off.
On behalf of Public Works, I was able to take a few aerial views of Lester Powers’ funeral procession earlier today. Lester served the town for 50 years from 1945 to 1995 and operated a road grader for the majority of that time. As such, Mr. Powers’ family requested one to lead the procession.