Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Agenda

1. Minutes – March 17, 2022
2. Public Participation
3. Monthly Report on Pedestrian and Bicycle Incidents – For March and April 4.
5. Monthly Report on Traffic Data Collection – for March and April
6. Street and Sidewalk Safety Policy Safety Action Requests

Brattleboro Committee Vacancies Announced

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
Arts Committee
Brattleboro Housing Partnerships Board of Commissioners
Cemetery Committee

EMS in Brattleboro – On the Agenda Tuesday May 17 Selectboard

It is important that Selectboard members hear from Brattleboro residents on how our Emergency Medical Response service to the town will work, going forward.

A change to the delivery of EMS was agreed to by the Selectboard at the April 19 meeting. This week’s board meeting will cover a proposal for a feasibility study, to include EMS. See item 8 (B) on the attached agenda for this Tuesday, May 17 at 6:15pm. In-person and remote joining details are below.

A general observation –

When the $25,000 for the Fire Department strategic plan was approved in the budget at RTM on March 19 of this year, there was no public indication that Rescue Inc would no longer be providing EMS services. Community input absolutely needs to be a part of any strategic plan for this service, following the example of other towns. Therefore, in this proposed feasibility study, “all options should be on the table.”

Q & A – The Brattleboro Website RFP

Hey. I see in the agenda that your web design company, MuseArts, didn’t get the gig to do the new town website…

– That is correct!

Sorry to hear. Your bid must have been too high, eh? Didn’t like your response to the RFP?

– Nope.  They never saw our proposal.

Okay, now I’m confused… did you want to respond to the RFP?

2021 Brattleboro Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes Due

The fourth installment of the 2021 Brattleboro Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes will be due on May 16, 2022. Payments made after May 16, 2022 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.

The Town of Brattleboro utility bills are also due on May 16, 2022. Payments made after May 16, 2022 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance. Payments can be mailed to the Town of Brattleboro, 230 Main Street, Suite 111, Brattleboro VT 05301. An official postmark of May 16, 2022 will be considered as an on time payment.

South Main Street Sidewalk Replacement

The Town has contracted with LaRock & Son Inc to replace the sidewalk on the west side of South Main Street between Cotton Mill Hill and Pine ST.  This project will be ongoing for several weeks and at times, operations will require one lane, alternating traffic as well as no parking in the area.  Residents are asked to be aware of no parking signs in the area and drivers should be prepared for alternate traffic patterns during this work.

Town of Brattleboro Seeking Lister

The Town of Brattleboro is seeking a Lister, to be appointed by the Select Board to serve the remainder of a one year term until March 7, 2023, at which time the candidate can run to be elected for a 2 year term.

The candidate must be a registered voter of Brattleboro, understand appraisal methods and property assessment administration in Vermont, be detailed oriented, be interested and dedicated to the job responsibilities, have knowledge of the town, and able to work collaboratively with others. Real Estate knowledge preferred but not required.

Selectboard Meeting Notes – Openness, Transparency, Parklets, and Housing

selectboard may 3, 2022

Members of the public scolded the Brattleboro Selectboard again for poor communication regarding their recent EMS decision. After, the board discussed removing some mentions of transparency and openness from their goals while patting themselves on the back for already having an open and transparent process.

They discussed other goals, then heard presentations about some exciting, possibly large housing projects going through the planning process. They also discussed improving the parklet program.

Brattleboro Stormwater Master Plan

The Town of Brattleboro is undergoing a Stormwater Master Planning Process to develop strategies for design, funding, and implementation of stormwater best management practices. The project team, led by Watershed Consulting Associates, invites you to learn more about stormwater issues and possibilities in Brattleboro and give your feedback on priorities and concerns. There will be a meeting held on Wednesday, May 4th from 2:00 to 3:00pm via Zoom.

Shopping at Swap Shop on May 7th

SHOPPING ONLY DAY at Swap Shop at WSWMD on Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro on Saturday, May 7, 8:30 am to noon. ALL ITEMS ARE FREE.   Photos of some available items are posted on Facebook’s Brattleboro, Vermont group page.

Shopping Days- 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month
Donation Days- 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month

Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – May 3, 2022

Should the Harris Lot be developed by a private contractor? The Brattleboro Selectboard will discuss it at their next regular meeting.

There will also be a discussion about expanding a parklet program, a discussion about the Prouty-Delta Development initiative, discussion and possible apoproval of selectboard goals, and more. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.

Brattleboro Water Department Annual Consumer Confidence Report/Water Quality Report for 2021

The Town of Brattleboro Water Department’s annual Consumer Confidence Report/Water Quality Report for 2021 is now available. This report can be viewed on-line at  Printed copies are available at The Department of Public Works, Tri-Park CO-OP Office, Guilford Country Store, Town Clerk’s office and Treasurer’s office (both located in the Brattleboro Municipal Center) and at the I-91 Welcome Center in Guilford. 

Brattleboro Police Captain Mark Carignan Retires

From: Town Manager’s Office
Captain Mark Carignan has retired from the Town of Brattleboro Police Department after twenty years. Mark was hired as an Officer in 2002, he became a Detective in 2005, Sergeant in 2008, and Captain since 2014. We sincerely thank him for his years of service to the town.

Prospect Street Closure

Due to tree work which will be done on Prospect Street between Central Street and Pearl Street on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 (Rain Date May 5) parts of Prospect Street will be closed to traffic from 8:00am to 3:30pm.

Brattleboro Planning Commission May 2 Agenda

6:00 – 6:05 Call to Order

6:05 – 7:05 Presentation for the Public on Cannabis Businesses and Brattleboro’s Land Use Regulations
Discussion of Brattleboro’s existing Municipal Land Use and Development Regulations and their impact on potential forthcoming cannabis businesses. Receive public feedback.

7:05 – 7:15 Announcements

May 18, 2022 Brattleboro Development Review Board 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.
 2022-37                Steve Robertson; Mixed Use Residential District; request for approval to adjust boundary between 56 Linden Street and 18 Chapin Street; Tax Map Parcels #275213.000 & #275209.000