Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – October 19, 2021

The Brattleboro Selectboard will be approving a range of new contracts for police officers, firefighters, and other unionized employees at their next regular meeting. 

Union Station will be handed over to the BMAC, the board will hear a sustainability update, they’ll review their goals, Selectboard meetings will be moved to Central Fire Station, and more. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participations.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 5:00pm at the Brattleboro Municipal Center (230 Main Street). The Board will convene at 5:00pm and is expected to immediately enter into executive session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 2:30pm at the Brattleboro Municipal Center (230 Main Street). The Board will convene at 2:30pm and is expected to immediately enter into executive session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer.

The Board will reconvene after the executive session and immediately adjourn. No action will be taken.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Steve Barrett To Retire, Stormwater, and a Bridge

Brattleboro Selectboard September 2021

The Brattleboro Selectboard met on the last evening of summer, and heard big news. Steve Barrett, long-time employee of the Town, will be retiring and Dan Tyler will be taking his place.  The switch happens in December.

There was discussion of racism in the community, COVID safety at the Stone Church, stormwater plans, designs for and objections to a new bridge on Western Ave, and more.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – September 21, 2021

A new bridge near Melrose Street will be one focus of attention for the Brattleboro Selectboard at their next meeting. VTrans reps will be on hand to explain the details and answer questions.

The board will also hear more about the creation of a stormwater utility and master plan for the town, will renegotiate tax payments for the Retreat, explore grants for a health program and for a water and sewer capacity study, and more. You can always bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Safety and Spending

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The Brattleboro Selectboard is easing into budget season while wrestling with the safety of retuning to in-person meetings. They got an update on the Water Treatment Plant upgrade, paid for some emergency repairs, gave out a liquor license, and discussed Town Manager Elwell’s final Long Term Financial Plan.

There was more – there will be new stop signs coming to some corners, a discussion of ARPA fund possibilities was quick, and a discussion of blinking crosswalks took quite a while.


Brattleboro Selectboard Meeting Agenda and Notes – September 14, 2021

The Brattleboro Selectboard willl take up a number of water treatment plant issues at their next regular meeting. This includes emergency replacement of a blower and other emergency repairs for wells, a project update, and a loan application. The board will continue discussion of adjusting COVID rules, hear an update on ARPA funding, consider some traffic safety measures, and contemplate Town Manager Elwell’s final Long Term Financial Plan, FY23-27.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meetings Scheduled

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:45am at the Brattleboro Municipal Center (230 Main Street). The Board will convene at 7:45am and is expected to immediately enter into executive session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer.

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 8:00am. The Board will convene at 8:00am and is expected to immediately enter into executive session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 1:00pm. The Board will convene at 1:00pm and is expected to immediately enter into executive session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee, collective bargaining agreements with employees, the negotiation of a real estate purchase or lease and contracts.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda – Employment

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 5:30pm. The Selectboard will be participating in this meeting via Zoom and also encourages the public to participate via Zoom. The physical location of this meeting will be the Brattleboro Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center (230 Main Street). There will be limited public seating. Seats will be spaced six feet apart. Everyone in the room will be required to wear face coverings. The Board will convene at 5:30pm and is expected to immediately enter into executive session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee and to discuss labor relations with employees. The Board will reconvene after the executive session and immediately adjourn. No action will be taken.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda – Community Safety Review Update

The Brattleboro Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 6:15pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Municipal Center (230 Main Street). The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting over Zoom. The Municipal Center will be open to the public with limited seating spaced six feet apart and face coverings will be required in the meeting. The attached agenda contains information on how to access the meeting remotely, including the required “passcode.”  ASL interpreters will be available for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda – New Mask Requirements

The Brattleboro Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at 6:15pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Municipal Center (320 Main Street). The public is encouraged to participate in the meeting over Zoom. The Municipal Center will be open to the public with limited seating spaced six feet apart and face coverings will be required in the meeting. The attached agenda contains information on how to access the meeting remotely, including the required “passcode.”  ASL interpreters will be available for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Refugees, and a New Police Chief is Sworn-In

The Brattleboro Selectboard returned from summer break to take up issues such as refugees and a new police chief. BDCC explained why they think the refugee program is a must, ECDC explained what their program was, and Brattleboro can look forward to up to 75 refugees a year and the anticipated financial and housing challenges, as well as the hoped-for benefits to the community and economy.

The board also swore-in new Police Chief Norma Hardy. The entire department showed up in support.


Brattleboro Selectboard Meeting Agenda and Notes – August 3, 2021

The Brattleboro Selectboard returns from their summer break to take up issues of new people in the community. They will swear in our new Police Chief Norma Hardy in a welcoming ceremony. They’ll also hear a presentation about the possibility of welcoming refugees to the area.

The Solid Waste Fund’s final transfer from the General Fund occurs, liquor permits will be given out, water and sewer repairs will be considered, and committee members will be appointed. You can also bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – The Dam Plan

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The first “hybrid” meeting using a combination of in-person and zoom participants had no real technical issues to speak of, but many interesting details to discern.

Big news was the agreement being worked out with owners of the nearby Connecticut River dams. They will be changing their operations to create a more natural water flow, which is good news for the river banks, all sorts of critters, recreation, and even the company’s plans for the future.

New land use amendments were approved, as was a mural project. The board also heard of two new places in town to get drinks more easily – Retreat Farm and craft experiment at the River Garden.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda & Notes – July 6, 2021

At their first meeting in July, the Brattleboro Selectboard will make it easier to buy liquor downtown and at Retreat Farm with the granting of two new liquor licenses. They will also buy pick-up trucks, approve a new mural for a parking lot, contemplate repairs on the Elliot Street bridge, adopt new Land Use regulations, discuss their summer meeting schedule, review their goals, approve of dams, and more.

You can bring up other items not on the agenda during hybrid public participation.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 4:30pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. The public can also connect to the public session of the meeting using zoom. The Board will convene at 4:30pm and is expected to immediately enter into executive session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee. The Board will reconvene after the executive session and immediately adjourn. No action will be taken.