The Brattleboro Selectboard approved a proposal for a Community Safety Review facilitation team. They chose a local proposal, created a committee, and decided on how much to pay for stipends.
Other issues before the board involved the Department of Public Works, some grants, and gathering data on housing to aid town planning.
Brattleboro Planning Commission
Monday, September 14, 2020
NOTE: Per the “Stay Home – Stay Safe” order issued by Governor Scott, this meeting will be held with no physical location using Zoom.
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Town of Brattleboro Planning Services
March 20, 2020
All Planning Commission, Conservation Commission, and Development Review Board Meetings will be canceled until further notice.
A. Meeting called to Order [Planning Commission Chair]
B. Announcements [Planning Commission Chair] (5 minutes)
C. Public Comments [Planning Commission Chair]
The Brattleboro Selectboard had an extended discussion of the appropriateness of giving the new sustainability coordinator $10,000 for community programs and outreach. Was this what Representative Town Meeting intended? Will the line item grow out of control?
Brattleboro is joining with other Vermont municipalities and VLCT to request some time, some authority, and some money when and if commercial cannabis operations are legalized. It is expected in the coming legislative session. The board continued discussions of FY21 and signed on for some training.
Municipal authority over commercial cannabis will be discussed for the first time by the Brattleboro Selectboard at their next regular meeting. The last time the board discussed legal cannabis was probably the 1920’s.
The board will learn what “unconscious bias and cultural humility” training is and whether they should accept a proposal to undertake it., continue their discussion of the FY21 proposed budget, and listen to whatever else you’d like to tell them during Public Participation.
The Brattleboro Planning Commission is kicking off a 3-day interactive workshop on Thursday, October 3 with a public meeting at 7:00 pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. Community members are invited to discuss ideas and share aspirations for downtown at the opening night and throughout the following days.
The Brattleboro Planning Commission is working on a Downtown Design Plan, which will describe and illustrate the community’s vision for future downtown improvements and projects. This planning process will address:
Improving routes, access and circulation for pedestrians and bicyclists;
Incorporating green stormwater practices into streets and public spaces;
Identifying opportunities for creative placemaking that use arts and cultural activities to enliven and revitalize public spaces; and
Enhancing long-term economic stability for downtown businesses.
Brattleboro’s Better Block Challenge will be held this weekend (September 20-22). Debuting on Friday night and running through Sunday, residents and visitors to downtown can check out temporary installations that are designed to transform spaces in downtown into active, vibrant and safer public spaces.
Better Block activities will take place on Friday from 5 to 8, Saturday 9 to 3, and Sunday, 10 to 2. Stop by the orientation booth in the Latchis Gallery at 50 Main Street as you visit the three pop-up Better Block projects installed around downtown.
Find attached the 2018 annual progress report for the Brattleboro 2015 Local All Hazard Mitigation Plan. The report is prepared in conformance with the requirements of the town participation in the Community Rating System of the National Flood Insurance Program. CRS participation reduces flood insurance premiums by 10%.
The Brattleboro Planning Commission, Development Review Board and Design Review Committee will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM in front of the Canal Street School at 112 Canal Street for the walking tour. At 6:00 PM, they will reconvene in the Selectboard Meeting Room, at the Municipal Center.
Norm’s Marina, Inc., located at 1349 Brattleboro Road in Hinsdale, NH, has applied to the Town of Hinsdale for a Minor Site Plan Development Review in order to host music concerts at the Marina. The Hinsdale Planning Board will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, September 18) at 6:30pm at the Hinsdale Town Hall to hear the matter (a copy of the agenda attached).
Sue Fillion will succeed Rod Francis as Planning Director for the Town of Brattleboro. The transition will take place on Friday, July 6, as Francis completes his service to the Town of Brattleboro after more than 10 years as Planning Director. Francis will hold a comparable position in the Town of Norwich, Vermont, beginning on Monday, July 9.