The Brattleboro Selectboard will be discussing water and sewer finances, including paying for the new water treatment plant, at their next regular meeting. They’ll also consider reinstating water shutoffs for delinquent accounts and Tri-Park loan refinancing.
There will also be COVID matters, committee members, and a process for creating an RFP for a new town website. You can bring up other matters not on the agenda during public participation.
Bazin Brothers Trucking, Inc (a contractor of the town) will be paving Hinesburg Road between Quails Hill and the power lines (near #888 Hinesburg Rd.) The work will take place between 7am and 6pm on Friday, June 11, Monday, June 14 and Tuesday, June 15. There will be alternating one lane traffic in the area during paving. Motorists should expect delays in the area and seek alternate routes.
Utilities Crews will be working to repair a sewer line on Highland ST between the intersection with Washington ST and 109 Highland ST. The road will be closed beginning at 7:00 am on Wednesday, June 9 and remain closed overnight and will reopen at around 5:00pm on Thursday, June 10. Access to all addresses on Highland ST will be via Central ST.
Due to additional necessary work, the closure of the lower floor of the Brattleboro Transportation Center will be extended until Saturday, June 11, 2021. The Brattleboro Transportation Center was due to open on Saturday, June 5, 2021, but due to the additional work the closure has been extended. The Flat Street entrance/exit to the Transportation Center will be closed to all traffic. Vehicles will be allowed to enter and exit through the Elliot Street entrance only.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
DMI Paving (a contractor of the town) will be paving Western Avenue between Orchard Street and the Academy School. The work will take place overnight on Monday, June 7 between 6pm and 6am. There will be alternating traffic in the area during these hours. Motorists should expect delays in the area and seek alternate routes.
1. Call to Order
2. Agenda Review
3. Approve minutes
4. Announcements 1a. Town webpage
5. Reports: 5a) Subcommittee on Survey 5b) Subcommittee on Internal Rules
6:00-6:05 Call to order
6:10 -6:15 Approve Minutes of May 10, 2021
6:15 – 7:15 Downtown Plan – https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/68e5f8b5d6504c808db00854bbd8e2cb
1. Overview of Key Concepts
2. Discussion of top aspects to advocate for
3. Public Roll Out
The Brattleboro Selectboard approved a plan to let Brattleboro Police switch from an understaffed three shift system to a two shift system that will reduce hours and stress. Brattleboro will go without patrol staff for certain hours of the week.
The water treatment plant is going ahead with approval of a firm to build the new plant, despite a bad reference and previous bad town experiences with the company. The local mask mandate will be lifted on Friday. And State Senator Becca Balint described the huge piles of money coming to Vermont in the near future.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will take up matters relating to COVID at their next regular meeting. State Senator Becca Balint will give an update on ARPA and other funding sources, the board will discuss what to do about the mask order in town, they’ll talk about in-person meeting possibilities. and whether to continue deferring Small Business Loans.
Hiring a firm to help find Brattleboro a new Town Manager is up for discussion, as will approving a nearly $12 million big to build a new water treatment plant. You can bring up other items not on the agenda, and/or ask for your $12 million, during public participation.
Guidelines for Memorial Trees
Goals for 2021
Call to Order
Review and Approve Minutes of previous meeting.
On the record review of Cases/Public Hearings to be reviewed under the Brattleboro Land Use Regulations. Pursuant to 24 VSA §§ 4464(a)(1)(C) and 4471(a), participation in this local proceeding is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal.
2021-50 Groundworks Collaborative Foundation, Inc; Mixed Use Neighborhood District; request for Site Plan Approval to demolish existing structure, retain existing masonry fireplace; construct new 2-story, wood-framed, saltbox-style building for social services use at 60 South Main Street; Tax Map Parcel #325266.000
In observance of Memorial Day, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31, 2021. All other violations will be enforced.
Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31, 2021.
Trash, recycling and curbside compost will NOT be picked up on Monday, May 31.
On Wednesday, May 26, Utilities crews will be working on Maple Street at the intersection of Maple ST & Locust ST. The road will be closed to through traffic in that area beginning at 7:00am and continuing through around 4:00pm. Please seek an alternate route.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Department of Public Works at 802-254-4255 or email Mike Earle at email@example.com
The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, May 24, 2021, at 5:30pm 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.”
A. Call to order (6:00 p.m.)
1. Agenda review
B. Approve minutes of April 26, 2021 (6:05 p.m.)
C. Guidance and Comments on our final products (6:10 p.m.)
1. siting spectrum criteria
2. supplemental map(s) based on criteria
3. recommended actions for Brattleboro to encourage optimal solar siting
A. Call to Order
C. Approve March 23, 2021 and April 27, 2021 Meeting Minutes
D. Public Comments
E. Old Business
1. Phototoxic Invasive Species Video Update – Guest: Jennifer Latham
2. Approve final Japanese Stiltgrass Letter
3. Schedule West River wildflower presentation
The Town of Brattleboro is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards:
Agricultural Advisory Board
Agricultural Advisory Board Ex-Officio Members
ADA Advisory Board
Brattleboro Housing Partnerships Board of Commissioners
Brattleboro Utilities and Parking Budgets for FY22 were adopted by the selectboard Tuesday evening. They also had an extended discussion of dependent care and reimbursing selectboard members for costs incurred.
Some DPW purchases were approved, a new ski jump skier statue will be manufactured and given to the town for winter display, and more.
The Brattleboro Town Manager’s COVID-19 update today says the following:
“WEARING FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED
At its meetings on May 19 and May 26, 2020, the Selectboard adopted the following resolution. The resolution was reviewed and reaffirmed at the Selectboard meeting on June 16. On May 13, 2021, the United States Government issued new guidance that says fully vaccinated people can safely choose not to wear face coverings indoors or outdoors. Today, Governor Scott reiterated that guidance to Vermonters. The updated guidance states that “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.” The Town of Brattleboro’s face covering order remains in effect at this time. Moreover, it is important to remember that many people are not yet fully vaccinated so individual businesses may choose to continue to require face coverings on their premises even after government-issued face covering orders have been rescinded. “
Call to Order
The Board will be receiving a training in Conflicts of Interest.
Due to a warning defect, the Groundworks application will not be held; it will be rewarned for the Boards June 16, 2021 meeting
Administrative Matters and New Business