Selectboard Meeting Notes – Climate Still Not An Emergency

Brattleboro Selectboard meeting

The Brattleboro Selectboard decided once again that there is no climate emergency worth declaring. The proposed declaration was “a mess” and existing efforts were deemed ample.

The board had their expectations managed about possibilities of self governing anytime soon, budget season is lurking, and the possibility of a bike lane on Western Ave will be further investigated.


Brattleboro Water Main Flushing Schedule Fall 2019

Utilities Division crews will start Fall Flushing of the Town water mains on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. and continue through Saturday, October 12, 2019

NOTE: Some daytime flushing will continue throughout the weeks of October 15th and 21st

Customers are asked to check the flushing schedule closely as flushing causes water discoloration, low water pressure and in some areas, intervals of no water.


Brattleboro Paving Schedule

Starting Tuesday, September 17, Northeast Paving (a contractor of the Town) will begin the paving portion of our annual capital paving project. Weather permitting, the following schedule is anticipated:

Tuesday, September 17
Old Guilford Road – One-way alternating traffic. Expect traffic disturbances.


What’s Popping Up in Downtown Brattleboro?

Brattleboro’s Better Block Challenge will be held this weekend (September 20-22). Debuting on Friday night and running through Sunday, residents and visitors to downtown can check out temporary installations that are designed to transform spaces in downtown into active, vibrant and safer public spaces.

Better Block activities will take place on Friday from 5 to 8, Saturday 9 to 3, and Sunday, 10 to 2. Stop by the orientation booth in the Latchis Gallery at 50 Main Street as you visit the three pop-up Better Block projects installed around downtown.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – September 17, 2019

The postponed Declaration of Climate Emergency will once again be on the agenda for the Brattleboro Selectboard, but the bigger focus for the board will be town finances. There will be a review of the Long Term Financial Plan, scheduling of FY20 budget meetings, yearly and monthly financial reports, and more.

Municipal self-governance, third class liquor licenses, renewable energy projects,  grants, and committee appointments will round things out. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.


Updated Brattleboro Paving Schedule

 Starting Thursday, September 12th, Northeast Paving (a contractor of the town) will begin the cold planing portion of our annual capital paving project. Weather permitting, the following schedule is anticipated: 

Thursday, September 12 

Cold planing: Estey St. (Birge St. to Pleasant St.), Fairview St. (#51 Fairview St. to Maple St.) 

Friday, September 13 

Cold planing: Oak St. (Chapin St. to High St.), Green St. (Church St. to #164 Green St.) 


Living Memorial Park Temporary Road Closure

The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department would like to announce that the Living Memorial Park Road will be closed from 9:30 – 11:00 AM on Friday September 20TH due to a crane that will be blocking the road to install a gear box on the LMPSS T-Bar.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.


Brattleboro Paving Schedule

Starting Wednesday, September 11th, Northeast Paving (a contractor of the town) will be starting our annual capital paving project. Weather permitting, the following schedule is anticipated: 

Wednesday, September 11 

Cold planing: Fairview St. (#51 Fairview St. to Maple St.), Estey St. (Birge St. to Pleasant St.) 

Thursday, September 12 

Cold planing: Green St. (Church St. to #164 Green St.), Oak St. (Chapin St. to High St.) 


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, located at 2 Main Street.

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 5:30pm at The HatchSpace, located at 35 Frost Street.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Goodbye, Martha RIP

Brattleboro Selectboard

With just three members, the Brattleboro Selectboard said farewell and thank you to Martha O’Connor, who passed away earlier this week.

The reduced  board discussed the small issue of rising waters with the Hinsdale Bridge project, the failed search for a marketing firm, and efforts to become more compassionate in town. The Windham and Windsor Housing Trust got the go-ahead for a grant application to help homeowners, a citizen volunteered to shadow the Town Manager at state meetings of VLCT, and the meeting was done by a very reasonable hour.


Brattleboro’s Youth-Led Company Opens Its Doors: Screen Printing Orders Sought from Area Businesses and Organizations

DemoGraphix, a youth-led business-to-business screen-printing company in Brattleboro, Vermont, established by Youth Services earlier this year, has opened its doors for sales, after a six-month start-up period.

The employees, ages 12-24, have selected a name, designed a logo, trained on the screen printing equipment and establishing policies and a pricing structure during that time, in addition to being paired with volunteer mentors with professional skills such as design, running a small business, and marketing.


Brattleboro Shop Offers New West River Poster

west river 91 bridge

We have a new poster in the Brattleboro Shop – a stylized view of the West River and I-91 bridge. It’s the latest addition to our original art series of Brattleboro travel posters and postcards, and the Brattleboro Shop is the only place you’ll find them.


Brattleboro Labor Day Closings

 In observance of Labor Day, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019, with the exception of emergency services. 

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2. All other violations will be enforced. 


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, August 26, 1019, at 5:30pm in the Community Meeting Room at the Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Trustees of Public Funds will meet on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – August 20, 2019

A climate emergency declaration, sustainability issues, and the celebration of the police are all on the next agenda of the Brattleboro Selectboard.

There will be a discussion of a Charter Review commission being re-formed, business loans, and talk of public art proposals. Continuing the focus on police, the board will approve a police carport, new fingerprint scanners, and new police vehicles. You can, as always, bring up other items not on the agenda during Public Participation.