Selectboard Meeting Notes – Defund the Police, and Other Matters

selectboard june 16 2020

There were many big issues at Tuesday’s meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard but the biggest of them all was an extended discussion about dismantling a racist system by defunding the Brattleboro Police.  Citizens were rather clear and consistent in asking that the General Fund budget be voted down, and that funding for the police be reassigned to social services.

The system moves slowly, they were told, and their attention should be placed on next year’s budget process. The board committed to making a re-evaluation of community safety a priority in the near future, but passed the budget by a 3-2 split vote.


Brattleboro Committee Virtual Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 5:00pm.  In keeping with Governor Scott’s “Stay Home – Stay Safe” order, this meeting will be held with no physical location using GoToMeeting.  A copy of the agenda is attached and it contains information about how to access the meeting remotely.  

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, June 1, 2020, at 5:30pm.  In keeping with Governor Scott’s “Stay Home – Stay Safe” order, this meeting will be held with no physical location using GoToMeeting.  A copy of the agenda is attached and it contains information about how to access the meeting remotely.  


Brattleboro Committee Virtual Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8:00am.  In keeping with Governor Scott’s “Stay Home – Stay Safe” order, this meeting will be held with no physical location using GoToMeeting.  A copy of the agenda is attached and it contains information about how to access the meeting remotely.  

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:30pm.  In keeping with Governor Scott’s “Stay Home – Stay Safe” order, this meeting will be held with no physical location using GoToMeeting.  A copy of the agenda is attached and it contains information about how to access the meeting remotely.  


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – May 19, 2020

COVID-19, and the Utilities Fund, will be the primary focus of the next regular, virtual meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard.

The FY20 year-end budget will be reviewed, a new treasurer will be appointed, they will discuss the parking budget, and Brattleboro will apply for some grants. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during virtual public participation.


Andre Jaeger Appointed as Brattleboro Finance Director

Town Manager Peter Elwell has announced the appointment of Andre Jaeger to be the Town’s new Finance Director. Jaeger’s first day with the Town will be on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. 

Jaeger comes to the Town of Brattleboro from Keene State College, where he was the Budget Director. That position was eliminated on May 1, 2020, as part of the college’s reducing and restructuring its administration and support staff. Prior to working at the college, Jaeger had 3 years of experience as a tax associate with the accounting firm of PriceWaterhouse Coopers and 16 years of audit and financial management experience with private companies in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including 6 years at the headquarters of C+S Wholesale Grocers in Keene. He earned a BA in Economics and Accounting from the University of Massachusetts and is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts. He also is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner. 


WSESD Committee Agendas

The Windham Southeast School District Amendment and Policy Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the WSESU Central Office, 53 Green Street, Brattleboro.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee is meeting on Monday, February 24, 2020, at 5:00pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) is meeting on Monday, February 24, 2020, at 5:30pm in the Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings and Agendas

The Brattleboro Representative Finance Committee will meet on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:00pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on February 14, 2020, 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 Monday, January 27, 2020, at 5:00pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial library.

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, January 27, 2020, at 5:30pm in the Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.


WSESU and WSESD Meeting Agendas

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The Windham Southeast Supervisory Union Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room, Brattleboro.

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER—4:30 p.m. — Kerry Amidon, Board Chair

II. CLERK’S REPORT


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Monday, December 16, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Mezzanine Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, November 25, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.


WSESD Finance, Amendment & Policy Meeting Agendas

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Windham Southeast School District Amendment and Policy Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5 at the WSESU Central Office, 53 Green Street, Brattleboro.

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER – 9:30 a.m. – Kristina Naylor

II. Approval of October 15, 2019 Minutes