ARPA Tree Fund Suggestion

Brattleboro will soon be going through a public process to determine how to spend over $3 million in ARPA funding. The selectboard will be setting up a process for gathering ideas and suggestions, evaluating them, and deciding what to do. They will be looking for items that give the greatest long-term benefit to Brattleboro.

As the Lorax would say, “I’d like to speak for the trees.”

I’m not sure what the right amount is, but for argument’s sake I’d like to suggest $100k be spent on shade trees.  Few things would give longer-lasting benefits to the town.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Representative Town Meeting Steering Committee will meet on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4:00pm using Zoom (with no physical location due to the ongoing social distancing requirements of COVID-19). The attached agenda contains information on how to access the meeting remotely, including the required “passcode.” 

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 9 Southern Avenue (call 257-1164 for directions).  The agenda is attached.


Online Fruit Tree & Perennial Sale at Scott Farm Orchard

Looking for top quality bare-root fruit trees and unusual perennials to start or expand your home orchard or garden? Place an online order by April 30, with pick up by appointment May 2 or 3 at Scott Farm Orchard!

In response to COVID-19, Scott Farm’s annual Fruit Tree and Perennial Sale will take place online this year (instead of on May 2). We are offering a wide selection of bare root and potted fruit trees and perennials to include: Heirloom Apple Trees, Common Apple Trees, Stone Fruit and Pear Trees, Potted Fig Trees, Blueberry Bushes, Heirloom Apple Scions, Orchard Products, and Perennials.


Brattleboro Selectboard Meeting Agenda and Notes – March 17, 2020

The Brattleboro Selectboard will approve a bid to begin construction of a skatepark at their next regular meeting. Yes, you read that right. The skatepark is finally going to be built.

There will be updates on COVID-19 from the Town Manager and a status update on Representative Town Meeting, a sewer rodder will be bought,  Groundworks will get a $100,000 grant, the Windham Regional Commission will give an update, stormwater will be managed, and more. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during Public Participation.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, March 2, 2020, at 5:00pm in the café at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op (2 Main Street).

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 6:30pm in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op (2 Main Street).


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Broadband, Break-ins, Trees, and a Trolley

brattleboro selectboard - feb 4 2020

The Brattleboro  Selectboard contemplated strange things at their regular Tuesday meeting. Shall  we plant $16,000 worth of carbon-capturing trees? Could we do without paved roads?  Should we bring the trolley back along RT. 9? None of these were agenda items per se, but they were intriguing side thoughts to scheduled conversations.

A municipal broadband survey is coming your way, the sustainability coordinator is on the job, and most liquor licenses will be renewed without incident.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 5:00pm in the Mezzanine Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 6:30pm in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, located at 2 Main Street.

Jan Anderson

Executive Secretary

Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 5:00pm in the Mezzanine Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 6:30pm in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, located at 2 Main Street.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, January 10, 2020, at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, December 2, 2019, at 5:00pm, in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op (2 Main Street).

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 1:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 6:30pm in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op (2 Main Street).


Brattleboro Committee/Board Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, November 4, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Community Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, located at 2 Main Street.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 7:15pm in the Community Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, located at 2 Main Street.  NOTE the change in the time for this meeting.


Oak Street Tree Removal

 On Wednesday, September 4th, the Highway Division will be working with Green Mountain Power to remove a tree near the corner of Oak St. and Chapin St. 

In preparation of an upcoming paving project, this tree was inspected by the tree warden to consider trimming. Upon inspection, it was determined that the tree is in poor health with significant rot. Due to the concern for nearby utilities, buildings, and traffic it was determined that the tree should be removed. 


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 6:30pm at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op in the Community Room (located at 2 Main Street).

NOTE:  The meeting of the Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee that was previously scheduled on Friday, July 12, 2019, has been RESCHEDULED to Friday, July 19, 2019, at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Brattleboro Tree Board Needs a New Member

Do you like trees? They reduce energy use, provide erosion control, and help control storm water runoff. The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Board is short-handed and needs a new member. If you are a resident of Brattleboro, and want to help us look after the Town’s trees, fill out the online application at the Town’s website: www.brattleboro.org > Serving the Community > Boards and Committees > Application. (Don’t be intimidated by the application; it’s an all-purpose document. If you have questions about it, Jan Anderson at 251-8100 can help.)


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Community Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op (2 Main Street).

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 6:30pm in the Community Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op (2 Main Street).

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 9:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.