Shore Road Building Fire

At 5:05am Central Dispatch received a call for a building fire at 25 Shore Dr. Engine 2 and Ladder 1 out of Central Station and Engine 4 out of Station 2 responded on a 1stalarm. Upon arrival at 5:13am Engine 2 reported heavy fire showing from the front of the building and ordered a 2ndalarm be struck, recalling all off duty Brattleboro Firefighters and bringing all Brattleboro apparatus to the scene. Engine 4 laid a supply line to Engine 2 from a hydrant on Eaton Ave and Engine 2 crew stretched a 2 ½” attack line, knocked down a big volume of fire from the outside, the advanced an attack line to the interior of the house. Information was quickly gathered that all of the occupants were out of the house and uninjured. Extinguishment of the fire continued by the interior crew and as more help arrived additional attack lines were stretched to help with fire attack. The fire was declared under control at 7:18am.


Hinesburg Road Reopened

At 2:30 on Friday, July 12, Hinesburg Road has been reopened to regular traffic. The box culvert has been installed and there is still some work to be done at the site next week. While the rest of the work is completed, there will be one lane, alternating traffic in the area of 402 Hinesburg Road.


Brattleboro Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes Due

The taxpayers of the Town of Brattleboro are hereby notified and warned that Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes assessed upon the Grand List of 2019 are now due and payable to the Town Treasurer at the Treasurer’s Office in the Brattleboro Municipal Center, 230 Main Street, Suite 111, Brattleboro, Vermont, in four equal installments as follows:


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 5:00pm at The Hatch Space, located at 35 Frost Street.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, July 19, 2019, at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Brattleboro Committee Vacancies July 2019

The Town of Brattleboro is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards:

Arts Committee
Brattleboro Housing Partnerships Board of Commissioners
Cemetery Committee
Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC)
Conservation Commission


You Can Help Build a Better Block in Downtown Brattleboro!

As part of the Downtown Design Plan, the Brattleboro Planning Commission is accepting proposals for Better Block projects to be designed and built by community members. The Planning Commission will select three temporary projects to be installed September 20-22 in downtown.

Better Block projects could include pop-up shops or eateries, art displays or performances, spaces for games or excercise, improvements to sidewalks or crosswalks, bike lanes or parking, outdoor seating or reading areas, streetscaping and landscaping, changes to buiding facades, etc.


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.


Hinesburg Road Closure

Starting Monday, July 8th, Hinesburg Road will be closed to through traffic in the area of 402 Hinesburg Rd. The closure is to install a new box culvert. Through traffic will be detoured across Mather Road to Bonnyvale Road, and through Lee Road. The detour will be marked. Residents within the closure will still have access to their homes.


Brattleboro Selectboard – Agenda & Notes July 9, 2019

Brattleboro’s new “Work Today” program for day labor will be explained and partially funded at Tuesday’s meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard. Youth Services is taking the lead on this attempt to employ members of the community that have trouble finding steady work.

The board will take up the question of whether to create a Sustainability Officer position within town government, enact a rental housing inspection program, the town pool needs more repairs, tax rates will be set, goals will be reviewed, the library will get grants to help with local history, we’ll buy another pick-up truck, goals will be reviewed, committee members will be appointed, and more.

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


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 Fourth of July Closures & Schedule

In observance of the July 4th holiday, all Town offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019, with the exception of emergency services. 

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Thursday, July 4. All other violations will be enforced.


Brattleboro Firefighters Calendar!

Pre-orders are now available for the 2020 Brattleboro Firefighters calendar to benefit the Brattleboro Firefighters Benefit Association. Call the VFW at 802-257-0438 or the fire station at 802-254-4831 to order yours today. Announcements will be made when they are available for pick-up at the VFW or Central Fire Station on Elliott St.


Hinesburg Road Closure July 8th

Starting Monday, July 8th, Hinesburg Road will be closed to through traffic in the area of 402 Hinesburg Rd. The closure is to install a new box culvert. Through traffic will be detoured across Mather Road to Bonnyvale Road, and through Lee Road. The detour will be marked. Residents within the closure will still have access to their homes.


CPCC Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, June 24, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.


Cotton Mill Hill Repairs Scheduled

On June 24, weather permitting, Cotton Mill Hill will be closed from Route 142/Vernon ST to the south end of the parking lot at the Cotton Mill Hill Complex. The road will be closed to allow the Highway Department access to replace failing drainage in the roadway. All access to the Cotton Mill Hill Complex will be from South Main ST.


Construction Announcement – Guilford Welcome Center

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will be repaving the Guilford Welcome Center parking lot, including entrance and exit ramps. The center is located on I-91 Northbound.

Repaving will take place July 9 – August 23, 2019. When the car parking area is paved, visitors will use the truck/bus parking area. During construction, the Welcome Center will not be accessible to any truck, bus, or RV traffic.


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.)