Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – October 15, 2019

At their next meeting, the Brattleboro Selectboard will decide if the Town will be joining Bennington in a lawsuit “to recover costs and damages from manufacturers, distributers, and retailers who have profited from the sale of opioids.” Town Attorney Bob Fisher will summarize the 175 page complaint and answer questions.

Health Insurance will be renewed for 2020, winter sand and road salt will be purchased, bulletproof vests will be funded, goals will be reviewed and an update from the solid waste district will be delivered. You can deliver your own items, not already on the agenda, during public participation.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee will meet on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 1:00pm, in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 5:00pm, in the Mezzanine Meeting Room at the Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Citizens Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 5:30pm, in the Community Meeting Room at the Brooks Memorial Library.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, located at 2 Main Street.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 4:30pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Town of Brattleboro Finance Director and Treasurer John O’Connor To Retire

Town of Brattleboro Finance Director and Treasurer John O’Connor has announced his intention to retire in October. 

O’Connor has been the Town’s Finance Director and Treasurer since July 7, 2011. During his tenure, the Town has received 7 years of “clean” audited financial reports with no findings requiring corrective action. In addition to that stellar record of financial reporting, O’Connor successfully managed $32.5 million in bond funds from a variety of sources for the wastewater treatment plant upgrade project; $13 million of bond funds for the Police Fire Facilities construction project; and millions of dollars more in Federal, State, and private grants for a wide variety of Town programs and projects, including $1.6 million in FEMA grant money for 39 separate recovery projects after Tropical Storm Irene. 


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Community Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op (2 Main Street).

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 6:30pm in the Community Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op (2 Main Street).

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 9:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 1:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 5:00pm in the meeting room at the Brattleboro Tennis Club (202 Cedar Street).

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Going Through The Motions

Brattleboro Selectboard

The Brattleboro Selectboard gathered for their last regular meeting under the current configuration of board members – Chair Kate O’Connor and Shanta Lee Gander are about to return to civilian life. 

The Country Club was reprimanded for a liquor infraction, causing the board to offer them time to do some free promotion. (Note to other liquor license holders – minor infractions will lead to publicity!) Bids were accepted, the Energy Committee was reduced in size, and representative town meeting motions were assigned.


Brattleboro Selectboard Meeting Agenda and Notes – February 19

It’s the last regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectrboard before elections in March, and the agenda is a light one.

The board will talk liquor and drugs, finances, an exemption to the plastic bag ordinance, and will review their goals and progress. They also pay attention when you bring up that other item not on the agenda, during public participation.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 1:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor) of the Windham Regional Career Center, located at 80 Atwood Street.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will hold a special meeting on Thursday, February 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, February 14, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor) at the Windham Regional Career Center (80 Atwood Street).


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Brooks Memorial Library Conference Room.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 5:30pm at the Windham Regional Career Center (located at 80 Atwood Street) in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor).


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 Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Cusic Conference Room (2ndfloor) at the Windham Regional Career Center, located at 80 Atwood Street.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Conference Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Cusick conference room (2nd) floor at the Windham Regional Career Center located at 80 Atwood Street.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 5:30pm at the Windham Regional Career Center (80 Atwood Street) in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor).

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee will meet on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 1:00pm at Holton Hall (in the 2ndfloor conference room) on the Winston Prouty Campus (130 Austine Drive).


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – October 16, 2018

Parking rates are set to go up after the next regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard.  They’ll also be repealing the begging ordinance that caught the recent attention of the ACLU.

Brattleboro will buy sand and salt, get some bulletproof vest upgrades, and the board will review their goals as well as bulky item trash pickup. You can bring up other matters during public participation.


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.