The Brattleboro Selectboard held one of their longer meetings in some time. The public was active! Complaints about downtown crime, lack of action on climate change, and open meetings kept the board busy until after 10:30pm.
Of note, the Town acknowledged their violation of open meeting protocols and adopted a new two-part process to make sure it won’t happen again. This wasn’t enough for most people, who wanted a more detailed accounting of the EMS decision making process.
The board changed RTM districts to conform with state updates, adopted Utility and Parking budgets, and poured luke-warm water on a suggestion to bring back the electric trolley.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will emerge from another Executive Session to do something that isn’t done very often – update the boundaries of the voting districts in town, which will change representation at Representative Town meeting. This update is to conform with adjustments recently made by the state.
The board will also take up the Utility Fund, Parking Fund Budget, raises, and the Depot Street parking lot project. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.
Tomorrow, Thursday, May 26, beginning at 6:00 pm, DMI Paving (a contractor of the town) will be paving High ST from Main Street to Green Street. The work will take place overnight and is expected to be completed by Friday morning at 7:00 am. There will be no on street parking during this project and motorists should expect delays in the area and seek alternate routes.
On Thursday, May 19, beginning at 6:00 pm, DMI Paving (a contractor of the town) will be paving High ST from Main Street to Green Street. The work will take place overnight and is expected to be completed by Friday morning at 7:00 am. There will be no on street parking during this project and motorists should expect delays in the area and seek alternate routes.
The rain date for this project is Thursday, May 26th.
I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – David Schoales, Board Chair
II. RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
III. CONSENT AGENDA
• CLERK’S REPORT – Approval of Minutes – February 2, 2021
On Wednesday, October 28, Utilities crews will be working at the intersection of High ST and Green ST. There will be restricted two lane traffic on High ST and there will be no parking at the metered spaces on High ST beginning at 6:00am. Vehicles parked in these spaces after 6:00am may be towed. Green ST will be closed between Retting PL and High ST on Wednesday and will reopen Thursday morning.
Water service will be shut down on Wednesday night from 10:00 pm until at least 7:00am.
The Brattleboro Selectboard started their meeting a bit late and ended it quite early, with a rare move of taking nearly everything major off of the agenda and moving it to next week. The reason? Two absent board members.
Almost the entire agenda will be added to next week’s agenda, making next week’s special meeting a whopper.
Town Manager Peter Elwell will give the board a first look at the proposed FY21 budget at the next regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard.
The board will also hear an update on the community marketing plan, learn about the downtown alliance work plan for the next year, join a opioid-related lawsuit, consider changes for Green Street traffic safety, upfit a pair of police vehicles, and more. You can bring up other things not currently on the agenda during public participation.
Starting Tuesday, September 17, Northeast Paving (a contractor of the Town) will begin the paving portion of our annual capital paving project. Weather permitting, the following schedule is anticipated:
Tuesday, September 17
Old Guilford Road – One-way alternating traffic. Expect traffic disturbances.
The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
Starting Thursday, September 12th, Northeast Paving (a contractor of the town) will begin the cold planing portion of our annual capital paving project. Weather permitting, the following schedule is anticipated:
Thursday, September 12
Cold planing: Estey St. (Birge St. to Pleasant St.), Fairview St. (#51 Fairview St. to Maple St.)
Friday, September 13
Cold planing: Oak St. (Chapin St. to High St.), Green St. (Church St. to #164 Green St.)
Starting on Wednesday, July 24, the Highway Division will be installing new drainage on Green Street from the intersection of School Street to 120 Green Street and from the top of Church Street to the west side of the intersection with Bullock Street. During this work, sections of Green Street will be closed from approximately 7:00am to 2:30pm. At times, Bullock Street will also be closed at the intersection with Green Street.
On 3/20/19 at around 6:30PM the Brattleboro Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at the Representative Town Meeting school information night at Green Street School. Multiple BPD officers responded and were assisted by the Vermont State Police and Windham Sheriff’s office. Approximately ten officers were involved in the response to this incident.