Brattleboro Seeks Public Input on Update to Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Town of Brattleboro is in the process of updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The purpose of the HMP is to identify hazards facing the Town and to develop strategies to reduce the risks from those hazards. Hazards such as flooding, wildfires, landslides, blizzards, straight-line winds, ice storms, and droughts have the potential for inflicting economic loss and personal hardship.

As mandated by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, all municipalities must have a local Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Administration funding should a natural disaster occur. The Brattleboro Hazard Mitigation Committee will provide feedback required for the Plan update, including the ranking of hazards and identification of strategic, cost-effective mitigation activities that may reduce future losses.

Brattleboro Selecboard Meeting Agenda and Notes – October 6, 2020

Brattleboro’s budget season kicks off with the board reviewing the Town’s Long Term Financial Plan, and scheduling meetings about the FY22 budget.

The Tenant’s Union proposal will be revisited. Other items include a new fire truck, the taking of some land for the Hinsdale Bridge project, waterproofing at the parking garage, an interim finance director decision, a reduction of rent for The Reformer, finances, and more. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.

Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – August 18, 2020

The revised Request for Proposals for a Facilitator of Community Safety Review will return to the board’s agenda at their next regular meeting. It has gone through a revision process by Town staff and should be ready for approval, but the possibility of a long discussion remains.

The board will consider revising the Agricultural Advisory Committee and talk about local and regional food planning, a new hazard mitigation plan committee might be formed, summer paving bids will be approved, and more. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during Public participation.