Selectboard Meeting Notes – McNeills, Budgets, and Park Planning

new tm john potter signs contract

A long night of budget talk, with nods to McNeill’s. Plus, Interim Town Manager Patrick Moreland admits he  forgot to add in repayment of a bond in the preliminary budget.

Should we fill more potholes? Should we build a year-round pool? Will homes get re-assessed soon? Is it called global warming?  These are the issues of the day.


Brattleboro Selectboard Meeting Agenda and Notes – December 6, 2022

The Brattleboro Selectboard will continue their journey through the FY24 budget planning season at their next regular meeting. In this installment, they will hear from the DPW, Assessors, and Rec & Parks departments with a special mention of the Living Memorial Park project financing.

The board will approve the contract with new Town Manager John Potter and will discuss ARPA funds, Fossil Free Facility Funds, and more. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation. Another reminder: you can run for office to become a member of the Selectboard. Contact the Town Clerk for details.


Walnut and Terrace Street Sewer Work

Beginning Monday, December 5, a Town sewer line will be replaced from the intersection of Walnut and Terrace Streets easterly to the bottom of the embankment near the railroad tracks. The replacement of this eight-inch sewer main will not impede the use of water or sewer during the project. The street is expected to be closed at the intersection of Walnut and Terrace from 07:00am on Monday December 5, through Friday December 9 at 5:00pm while Zaluzny Excavation performs the work.


Brattleboro Water Department Annual Consumer Confidence Report/Water Quality Report for 2021

The Town of Brattleboro Water Department’s annual Consumer Confidence Report/Water Quality Report for 2021 is now available. This report can be viewed on-line at https://www.brattleboro.org/ccreport.  Printed copies are available at The Department of Public Works, Tri-Park CO-OP Office, Guilford Country Store, Town Clerk’s office and Treasurer’s office (both located in the Brattleboro Municipal Center) and at the I-91 Welcome Center in Guilford. 


Williams Street Traffic Restriction

Due to a washout and erosion concerns, the western leg of Williams ST near the Vermont Country Deli will be open to eastbound traffic only.  Vehicles may enter from Western Avenue onto Williams Street via that section of Williams ST.  

Motorists should plan to use alternate routes while repairs are being planned and completed.


Royal Road Sidewalk – Public Meeting

The Brattleboro Department of Public Works will hold a public meeting regarding a project which will connect the sidewalk between Royal Road and Downtown. ASL interpreters will be available for deaf and hard of hearing community members.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda November 9, 2021

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 6:15pm over Zoom. The Municipal Center (230 Main Street) will be open to the public with limited seating spaced six feet apart and face coverings will be required. The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting over Zoom. The attached agenda contains information on how to access the meeting remotely, including the required “passcode.”  ASL interpreters will be available for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.


Brattleboro Fall Paving Update

D.M.I. Paving (a contractor of the town) will be paving in various locations in the coming days. 

Wednesday, October 20th, paving will take place at Moore Court.

Thursday, October 21st, paving will take place at the intersection of Park Place and Linden Street Work is expected to happen between 10 am and 12 pm. Southbound traffic on VT Route 30 will be detoured to Cedar St. for the duration of the work. Please plan your trip accordingly. 


Bullock Street Closure

On Wednesday, October 13, Utilities Crews will be working to repair a sink hole on Bullock ST.  The work will begin at 7:00 am and will continue through approximately noon.  

Motorists should plan to use alternate routes during this time period.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Department of Public Works at (802) 254-4255.   


Brattleboro DPW Fall Flushing Schedule

Utilities Division crews will start Fall Flushing of the Town water mains on Thursday September 23, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. and continue through Saturday October 9, 2021.

Some users have recently noticed discoloration of their water. Unprecedented rainfall has added color from dissolved organics in the source water. Additional organics accumulated in the distribution system is the cause of the discoloration. The water is safe to drink. Public Works tests the water throughout the distribution system daily. Flushing the water mains will improve the situation. Brattleboro is currently constructing a new water treatment facility which will improve our ability to treat the water supply during unusual conditions in the future. 


Brattleboro Notice to Public Regarding Overgrown Vegetation

RE: Overgrown Vegetation

Please be advised. Property owners are responsible for trimming and maintaining vegetation on their property if it may interfere with the public right of way. Overgrown vegetation creates an unsafe situation for pedestrians who may have to walk in the roadway to get by. It also impacts the sight distance for vehicular traffic. Please inspect and trim your vegetation accordingly. The town ordinance reads as follows:


Brattleboro Fall 2021 Flushing Schedule

FALL WATER MAIN FLUSHING TO START 

Utilities Division crews will start Fall Flushing of the Town water mains on Thursday September 23, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. and continue through Saturday October 9, 2021 

Some users have recently noticed discoloration of their water. Unprecedented rainfall has added color from dissolved organics in the source water. Additional organics accumulated in the distribution system is the cause of the discoloration. The water is safe to drink. Public Works tests the water throughout the distribution system daily. Flushing the water mains will improve the situation. Brattleboro is currently constructing a new water treatment facility which will improve our ability to treat the water supply during unusual conditions in the future. 

Please note that water main flushing will occur at night and during the day. 


Chase Street – Notice of Road Closure and Water Service Interruption

There will be an interruption of water service on lower Oak ST and Chase ST from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, while Utilities personnel can replace valves in the intersection of Oak ST and Chase ST.

Work will begin on Monday, August 2, when the intersection will be closed for utilities crew to dig up the old valves and will remain closed until the work is completed on Tuesday, August 3. Residents at #6 – #26 Chase ST should use Forest ST for access and residents at #30 – #49 Chase ST will be able to use Linden ST for access in both directions.


Chase Street Water Valve Repair

On Wednesday, July 28, Utilities Crews will be working to repair a water valve on Chase Street at the intersection with Oak Street.  The work will begin at 7:00 am and will continue though 5:00 pm.  

Motorists should plan to use alternate routes during this time period.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Department of Public Works at (802) 254-4255.   


Brattleboro DPW Road Work Update

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The Department of Public Works continues to have crews out in several areas of town working on road repairs following the severe rainstorm on July 17.  

Motorists and residents are asked to continue to use caution on roadways when approaching crews and equipment working on these repairs and to expect delays.  

Hinesburg Road

The stone culvert failed at the intersection of Hinesburg Road and Melchen Road.  The road will remain closed for several weeks while repairs take place.  


Brattleboro Department of Public Works Road Update

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The Department of Public Works has crews out in several areas of town working on road repairs following the severe rainstorm on July 17.  The rain caused a great deal of damage throughout town and Town Officials are working with personnel from the State of Vermont and VTrans to manage and seek funding for these repairs.

Motorists and residents are asked to continue to use caution on roadways when approaching crews and equipment working on these repairs and to expect delays.  


Brattleboro Summer Paving Schedule 2021

2021 paving map

Monday, July 19th, D.M.I. Paving (a contractor of the town) will be starting our summer paving project. Cold Planning and paving operations will be taking place on Highland ST, Central ST, Pearl ST, Thomas ST, Pellet ST, Blakeslee ST and White Birch AVE. Weather permitting, work is expected to happen between 7 am and 5 pm, Monday thru Friday. On street parking will not be permitted during work hours. The project is expected to take approximately two weeks. 


Selectboard Meeting Notes – The Dam Plan

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The first “hybrid” meeting using a combination of in-person and zoom participants had no real technical issues to speak of, but many interesting details to discern.

Big news was the agreement being worked out with owners of the nearby Connecticut River dams. They will be changing their operations to create a more natural water flow, which is good news for the river banks, all sorts of critters, recreation, and even the company’s plans for the future.

New land use amendments were approved, as was a mural project. The board also heard of two new places in town to get drinks more easily – Retreat Farm and craft experiment at the River Garden.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda & Notes – July 6, 2021

At their first meeting in July, the Brattleboro Selectboard will make it easier to buy liquor downtown and at Retreat Farm with the granting of two new liquor licenses. They will also buy pick-up trucks, approve a new mural for a parking lot, contemplate repairs on the Elliot Street bridge, adopt new Land Use regulations, discuss their summer meeting schedule, review their goals, approve of dams, and more.

You can bring up other items not on the agenda during hybrid public participation.


Hinesburg Road Paving

Bazin Brothers Trucking, Inc (a contractor of the town) will be paving Hinesburg Road between Quails Hill and the power lines (near #888 Hinesburg Rd.) The work will take place between 7am and 6pm on Friday, June 11, Monday, June 14 and Tuesday, June 15.  There will be alternating one lane traffic in the area during paving.  Motorists should expect delays in the area and seek alternate routes.