Town of Brattleboro COVID-19 Response Status – May 29, 2020

 WHAT IS NEW TODAY 

Two big announcements today! 

From the Recreation and Parks Department: 

The Living Memorial Park Swimming Pool and Rotary Water Playground will be opening for the season on Saturday, June 20th, 2020, at 1pm. Space will be limited to 25 patrons and staff inside the gated area at any one time. Daily reservations may be made by calling the pool at 802-254-6700. Priority will be given to Brattleboro Residents. 

Due to COVID-19, the pool schedule, fees, and procedures have been updated for the Summer of 2020: 


Brattleboro Living Memorial Park Pool and Rotary Water Playground To Open June 20, With Restrictions

The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department is pleased to announce that the Living Memorial Park Pool / Rotary Water Playground will be opening for the season on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Priority will be given to Brattleboro Residents and will be open to Non-Brattleboro-Vermont Residents as space allows. Due to COVID-19, the pool schedule, fees, and procedures have been updated.

Pool Reservations: Pool reservations will be taken daily beginning at 10:00 a.m., and reservations can only be taken at the swimming pool by calling (802) 254-6700. Only 25 people including staff will be allowed into the gated area at a time. Please note that only same day reservations will be accepted, and you can only reserve one time slot a day. Additional slots may be available by calling the Pool after 2:30 p.m. When making a reservation you will be required to provide your address, phone number and first and last name of everyone in your reservation party. If all time slots are full you can add your name to the waiting list in case of no shows or cancellations. 


Brattleboro Selectboard Meeting – Agenda and Notes January 21, 2020

FY21 final budget matters and draft warnings for Representative Town Meeting will be the primary focus of the next meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard. They’ll also grant quite a few special event permits, sign a new contract with the Town Attorney, and hear about the bus system from Southeast Vermont Transit.

You can bring up other issues during public participations, too.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Rental Housing, Day Work, Sustainability

Brattleboro Selectboard

The Brattleboro Selectboard held their only meeting of July. Despite objections from many landlords, the board approved a new rental housing inspection program, and despite numerous statements of support they put off deciding on how best to deal with issues of sustainability.

New tax rates for FY20 were set, a 3-month day work pilot program was funded, Groundworks received $100,000 for housing, and more.


Living Memorial Park Pool Opens June 22

The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department is pleased to announce that the Living Memorial Park Pool will be opening for the season on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

In addition to the daily pool fee, there will also be season pool passes available for purchase. Swim Lessons will be Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-Noon, General Swim will be Sunday-Saturday 1:00 p.m.- 4 p.m.,


Volunteer Needed for Summer Food Program

Want to contribute to the health and wellbeing of children this summer?  Windham Southeast Supervisory Union is looking for a volunteer to serve healthy meals to children at the Living Memorial Park Pool.   Volunteering to serve this free meal will ensure that children have access to nutritious food despite the fact that school is not in session.  This is an ideal position for a parent already bringing children to the pool daily or a community member committed to supporting children thrive.  


Get Your Feet Wet: Introducing VCE’s Vermont Vernal Pool Monitoring Project and Vernal Pool Conservation for Landowners

MARLBORO –Are you a landowner with a vernal pool on your property? Do you want to contribute to Citizen Science and learn more about the importance of vernal pools? Get your feet wet with the workshop, Vermont Vernal Pool Monitoring Project and Vernal Pool Conservation for Landowners, co-sponsored by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, the Vermont Woodlands Association, the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, and the Hogback Mountain Conservation Area. The workshop will be held Sunday, May 13, from 12:30-3:30PM at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum in Marlboro at the famous Hogback Summit.