The Brattleboro Selectboard bid farewell to Ken Schneck, whose resignation is effective this week, but in a surprise announcement it was learned that Town Manager Barb Sondag will be resigning as well. Sondag said that she’ll be taking a position in Missouri to be closer to family, and so the board must find a replacement.
The Brooks House’s complex funding may be in place by next week, with construction beginning in late July. Skating rink repairs have been put on ice until the board’s next meeting. And the public is invited to comment on a proposal to put 8,000 solar panels near the Holiday Inn, viewable from I-91.
And much, much more. Read on for the details.
Selectboard Chair David Gartenstein just announced that Barb Sondag, Town Manager, will be resigning effective July 23rd. She’s taking a job in Missouri.
More in the full Selectboard report later on.
Brattleboro police nabbed eight senior citizens last week, including one nonagenarian, charging each with a single count of disorderly conduct.
According to police, Ellen Graves, 72, of West Springfield, MA; Priscilla Lynch, 61, of Conway, MA; Linda Owen, 73, of Brattleboro; Patricia Wieland, 69, of Northampton, MA; Anneke Corbett, 70, of Florence, MA; Frances Crowe, 94, of Northampton, MA; Marcia Gagliardi, 65, of Athol, MA, and Susan Lantz, 72, of Northampton, MA, were arrested at about 7:35 am on Wednesday, June 12.
Overpriced ice rink compressors will be a topic of conversation at the next regular Tuesday meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard. The single bid received for fixing the ice rink came in more than $100,000 over what was anticipated to be a $364,000 project, and the Town can’t afford a $471,000 price tag, says the Finance Director.
The Town also plans to purchase a new dump truck and brush chipper, BaBB will give the board a status update, Brooks House owners Mesabi, Inc. will return to ask for an additional $50,000 in loans from the Town of Brattleboro, and much more. Tune in to watch on BCTV, attend in person at the Municipal Center, and read full coverage here the day after.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold two special meetings on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. The first meeting will commence at 5:00pm. The second meeting will commence at 6:30pm. Agendas for both meetings are attached.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
The deadline for candidates to submit letters of interest for the vacancy on the Brattleboro Selectboard was Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 5:00pm. Applications were timely received from the following individuals (in the order received):
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Brattleboro Cheese Shop & Café is now serving BREAKFAST!
Come to 39 Main Street, across from the Latchis Theatre and Hotel, and have a real, homestyle breakfast!
We now serve breakfast TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 7am til 11am.
Delicious egg sandwiches and egg platters available to enjoy in the store or take with you. We feature Vermont’s indigenous cheese — Plymouth Artisan cheese — on our breakfast sandwiches. It’s similar to Cheddar but is smoother and melts beautifully. And it was invented by Calvin Coolidge’s father!
Brattleboro Citizens’ Breakfast
GMO – Right to Know & What we can do
The next “Brattleboro Citizens’ Breakfast” will take place on Friday, June 21, 2013 at the Gibson Aiken Center, downstairs, hosted by Senior Meals. Doors open at 7:30am.
Southern Vermont Dance Festival is looking for interns! We have opportunities for interns at the undergrad and graduate level in dance, arts administration, non profit management or business looking for experience and an amazing resume item as well as the high school level, looking for an amazing opportunity that looks great on college applications! If you are interested please send an email with resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org . Acceptance is rolling, but limited spaces are available. Join us and get in at the ground floor of an huge and exciting brand new dance festival.
For more information on the Southern Vermont Dance Festival go to www.southernvermontdancefestival.com.
The Southern Vermont Dance Festival is looking for an assistant director. The response to the festival has been so fantastic that we are in need of more hands on deck. The festival takes place in 6 weeks from Jully 18th to July 21st and qualified applicants must be available from now and through the event weekend. This position is a volunteer position with potential to receive stipend as well as the potential to become a part time paid position in years to come. To apply please contact email@example.com or call 410 227 3173. For more information about the festival please see our website www.southernvermontdancefestival.com .
The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facility Building Committee will meet on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 4:30pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:00am at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in the VCIL conference room.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
On Thursday, June 13, 6:00-7:30 pm, the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will hold its monthly meeting at The New England House, 254 Marlboro Road. The Association will review the treasury, traffic safety especially as it regards the stretch of Route 9 from Academy School to Greenleaf Street, the ‘Neighborhoods Project’, and any news regarding Glen Park and Mountain Home Park.
In addition, Association members will review the work plan for the remainder of the year starting with Village Day on Saturday, June 22, held on the West Brattleboro common in front of the firehouse. The group will discuss items to be displayed in the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce window promoting the event.
The Dim Sum stand will be open throughout the morning and afternoon today at the regular Saturday Brattleboro Farmers Market location on Western Avenue, during and after the Heifers Parade happenings. For further information call (802) 579-9088.
UPDATE– The Brattleboro Farmers’ Market will be open today, June 8th. The water level is safe and some vendors will be ready for business. The public is welcome, 9am to 2pm.
The Brattlboro Farmers Market is cancelled this Saturday, June 8th. We are taking precautions for our vendors’ and customers’ safety. Please spread the word, and thank you for your understanding.