Brattleboro Parking Lot Snow Removal

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.  

Snow and ice will be removed from the parking lots in the downtown area this evening.   

Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 1:00am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.


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.


Town of Brattleboro – Notice of Availability of Auditors’ Reports 

NOTICE is hereby given that the Brattleboro Town and 2019 Town School District Auditors’ Reports for fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, are available upon request and may be picked up at the Brattleboro Town Clerk’s Office, 230 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. 

The Auditors’ Reports will also be available as part of the Town Annual Report which will be available at the Town Clerk’s Office no later than February 21, 2020. 


Brattleboro Closings for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all Brattleboro Town Offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020, with the exception of emergency services. 

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Monday, January 20. All other violations will be enforced. 


Governor Scott’s State of the State Address

Mr. President, Madam Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the General Assembly, honored guests and fellow Vermonters:

Today, I welcome the opening of the legislative session with the same optimism I had as a freshman senator from Washington County nearly two decades ago. 

I come before you to report on the state of the state, to reflect on the work we’ve done and to share a vision and priorities for our future. 


Selectboard Meeting Notes – FY21 Finals, Finances, and Fund Balances

brattleboro selectboard january 2020

The FY21 proposed budget inched closer to becoming the FY21 official budget at the first meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard for 2020. The board ran through a list of final loose ends, heard from the human resources committee and police department, talked loans and grants, discussed public toilets, and were offered both CBD joints and liquor.

A citizen stood up for war crime whistleblowers, select board goals were reviewed, and more. A few budget meetings remain in January, but the board skipped the review of their upcoming meetings schedule so any meetings are theoretical at this juncture.


Windham County Delegation Statement on Retreat

The Windham County Delegation has been aware of ongoing financial challenges being experienced by the Brattleboro Retreat related to multi-year, inadequate medicaid reimbursements, unexpected census declines, and the increasing cost of contract RNs and MDs due to national and state-wide workforce shortages.

The Brattleboro Retreat is a 150 year old private mental healthcare institution providing quality, compassionate healthcare to the most vulnerable Vermonters.

As we see play out every day across the country and our state, adequate funding for public healthcare remains an unsolved challenge.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – January 7, 2020

For their first meeting of the Roaring Twenties, the Brattleboro Selectboard will take up unfinished business related to the FY21 Proposed Budget. The Human Services Committee will come answer questions, a body-worn camera contract will be questioned, yearly goals will be reviewed and more.

Duo Restaurant has a new owner applying for loans and licenses, a new neighborhood designation area will be presented, and 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, 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.


Downtown Brattleboro Street Snow Removal

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.   

Snow and ice will be removed from the streets in the downtown area this evening.   

Parked vehicles in the downtown district must be removed by 11:00pm or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.


Downtown Brattleboro Parking Lot Snow Removal

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.  

Snow and ice will be removed from the parking lots in the downtown area this evening.   

Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 1:00 am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.


Christmas Closing

Except for the difficulty of moving in the ice and snow, a real estate closing this time of year can feel like a magical gift. This was especially true for Walter when the title problem for the land he had put under contract just before Easter was resolved, and he closed a few days before Christmas. [This all happened in 1998.]

Walter was a Vietnam War veteran who had finally received disputed benefits more than 20 years late, and he wanted to use the money to purchase land and build his home. He found a tiny parcel at a low price, but the closing was delayed when Walter’s attorney discovered that, somewhere in the chain of conveyances for the land an heir had filed a copy of the Will rather than of the Probate Judgement in the local land records. While the Will did name the heir, it was logically possible that the Will might have been disputed and overturned. Therefore, only the Final Report and Account of the Court could establish the legitimacy of the previous owner’s deed.


Census 2020 – Every Person in your Household Counts!

With the US Census just around the corner, many people have questions as to who they should count on their census form.  With 675 Billion dollars in federal aid programs on the line – the answer is – Everybody!

The US Census Bureau estimates that in 2010, more than 1,000,000 children were undercounted in the Census, and it is important that this does not happen again.  School lunch programs, special education funds, and other benefits that flow to our communities are based on the numbers returned in the 2020 Census.


Brattleboro Christmas and New Year Closings

 In observance of the Christmas holiday: 

Brattleboro Town offices will close at 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 24, and will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, with the exception of emergency services. 

Brooks Memorial Library will close at 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 24, and will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2018.