McNeill’s Burns; 1 Died

McNeill’s Brewery, local gathering place and pub, was lost to a fire last night during Gallery Walk. One person, not yet identified, died in the blaze which apparently started in the upstairs apartment at 90 Elliot St.

The bar and brewery had been closed since the Covid outbreak.
I have no words, just sadness. RIP

Photos are attached, taken by Deb Valois.


Brattleboro Selectboard Meeting Agenda and Notes – December 6, 2022

The Brattleboro Selectboard will continue their journey through the FY24 budget planning season at their next regular meeting. In this installment, they will hear from the DPW, Assessors, and Rec & Parks departments with a special mention of the Living Memorial Park project financing.

The board will approve the contract with new Town Manager John Potter and will discuss ARPA funds, Fossil Free Facility Funds, and more. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation. Another reminder: you can run for office to become a member of the Selectboard. Contact the Town Clerk for details.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda – December 5

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 5:45pm and is expected to enter immediately into executive session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee. The Selectboard will reconvene the business part of the meeting at 6:15pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Municipal Center at 230 Main Street.


December 21, 2022 Brattleboro Development Review Board Agenda

AGENDA

Call to Order
Review and Approve Minutes of previous meeting.
Review of Cases/Public Hearings to be reviewed under the Brattleboro Land Use Regulations as warned on October 12, 2015.
2022-159              Windham Solid Waste Management District; Industrial District; request for Site Plan and Local Act 250 Approval to expand a composting facility with fabric building, aeration system, mixing pad, product storage and stormwater control at 327 Old Ferry Road; Tax Map Parcel #00080022.100


Walnut and Terrace Street Sewer Work

Beginning Monday, December 5, a Town sewer line will be replaced from the intersection of Walnut and Terrace Streets easterly to the bottom of the embankment near the railroad tracks. The replacement of this eight-inch sewer main will not impede the use of water or sewer during the project. The street is expected to be closed at the intersection of Walnut and Terrace from 07:00am on Monday December 5, through Friday December 9 at 5:00pm while Zaluzny Excavation performs the work.


John Potter Selected as Brattleboro Town Manager

John R. Potter

Brattleboro, VT—The Brattleboro Selectboard has chosen John R. Potter as the new Town Manager. Mr. Potter will assume his new responsibilities on December 30, 2022.

“On behalf of the Brattleboro Selectboard, I congratulate John Potter on being selected as our new Town Manager” said Ian Goodnow, Selectboard Chair. “We considered many well qualified candidates during our nationwide search. The Selectboard conducted this process with care and diligence, and we are very pleased with the result. We are confident that John Potter has an enthusiasm for good governance and for Brattleboro that he will bring to his new role. We look forward to working with John for the benefit of the people of Brattleboro.”

“I really appreciate the Selectboard offering me an opportunity to serve as Brattleboro’s next Town Manager and look forward to earning the trust of the town. My wife Marie Elena and I are excited to move back to New England and become active members of the Brattleboro community. Brattleboro’s reputation as a thoughtful and progressive community drew us to this special place, and it will be great to work together with the many active community leaders and partners in town.”


Brattleboro Petitions and Consent of Candidate Form for March Elections, 2023 Election Schedule, Positions To Be Filled

Petitions for Brattleboro Town Officers, Windham Southeast School District (WSESD) Board Members, and Town Meeting Members are now available at the Town Clerk’s office.  Town elections will be Tuesday, March 7 at the American Legion, located at 32 Linden St., Brattleboro, VT 05301.

Annual Representative Town Meeting will begin on Saturday, March 25, 2023. The location and format will be announced at a later date.

Petitions for Town Officers and WSESD Board Members must contain at least 30 valid signatures of registered Brattleboro voters and be filed in the clerk’s office no later than Monday, January 30 at 5 P.M. to have their name placed on the ballot.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 6:15pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Municipal Center at 230 Main Street. The public may also participate in the meeting over Zoom. 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 Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Human Services Committee will meet on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 12:00pm over Zoom.

The Brattleboro Human Services Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 11:00am over Zoom.

The Brattleboro RTM Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 6:00pm in the Brattleboro Co-op Meeting Room.


Brattleboro Thanksgiving Day Closures

In Observance of Thanksgiving all Town Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2022, and Friday, November 25, 2022, with the exception of
emergency services.

Brooks Memorial Library will close at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. They will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2022, but will remain open during normal business hours on Friday, November 25, 2022.

Trash and recycling WILL NOT be picked up on Thursday, November 24, 2022. All trash and recycling pick-up will be delayed by one day all week.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda – 11-22-22

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 5:45pm and is expected to enter immediately into executive session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee. The Selectboard will reconvene the business part of the meeting at 6:15pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Municipal Center at 230 Main Street. The public may also participate in the meeting over Zoom. 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 Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 5:00pm in the Brooks Memorial Library Community Meeting Room.

The Brattleboro Human Services Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 11:00am over Zoom.


Last Shopping Day at Swap Shop

LAST SHOPPING DAY  at Swap Shop for this season at WSWMD on Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro on Saturday, November 19, 8:30 am to noon. ALL ITEMS ARE FREE.   Come do your Christmas shopping.

Shopping Days- Enter through the back gate, park in the usual parking area, shop and then exit through the main gate


Brattleboro Winter Parking Ban

The Brattleboro Parking Department would like to advise everyone that the winter parking ban will go into effect, starting Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Overnight parking is forbidden on all streets in the town of Brattleboro. Vehicles parked for longer than one (1) hour between 11:00pm and 07:00am may be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

THIS BAN IS IN EFFECT EVEN IF THERE IS NO SNOW ON TOWN STREETS.


Find Out What Bicycle and Improvements Have Been Proposed at The Brattleboro Walk/Bike Plan’s Second Public Meeting on November 28th!

The Town of Brattleboro thanks everyone who participated in the first public meeting for Brattleboro’s Walk/Bike Action Plan in late September. Based on your feedback, the gaps in the town’s walking and bicycling network, and in consideration of future town and VTrans projects, some recommendations have been developed. They have been categorized into short, medium, and long-term projects that will further connect the town’s evolving network of sidewalks, bike facilities, and shared-use paths.

Please join us for the second public meeting on Monday, November 28th from 6:30 to 8:00pm and see what has been proposed. Be prepared to share your thoughts on the projects themselves and their sequencing.