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.


Winter Tree Walk & Potluck Lunch

Saturday, March 9th at 10 a.m. Winter Tree Walk & Potluck Lunch, sponsored by Windham Regional Woodlands Association.

Bill Guenther, who recently retired as Windham County Forester, will lead a winter tree identification walk in a Halifax woodlot. Bill will show us how to use characteristics such as habitat, growth form, branching pattern, and bark to identify about 20 species of native Vermont trees. This includes a special spot from where we can view four different species of birch tree.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Conference Room at the Brooks Memorial Library.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Conference Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Cusick conference room (2nd) floor at the Windham Regional Career Center located at 80 Atwood Street.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Brattleboro Bush and Limb Trimming

Beginning Wednesday, December 5th, the Highway Division will be cutting bushes and overhanging limbs along the sidewalk tractor route and along several other snowplow routes throughout town. This work is being done in an effort to reduce maintenance costs. Bushes and overhanging limbs cause a lot of damage to the lights, antennas, mirrors and windshields on our equipment.