Brattleboro Selectboard Meeting Agenda & Notes – June 18, 2019

Paving and pickups are a focus at the next regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard.

The board will also begin the start-up of rental housing registrations and inspections, Groundworks will see an increase in Town funds for a housing project, the Brooks House will get a modification of their tax stabilization agreement, a Charter Review process may start up soon, and more. You can, as always, bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation near the start of the meeting.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – FY20, Goals, and Raises

Brattleboro Selectboard June 2019

The Brattleboro Selectboard held their first meeting of June, spending most of the time discussing goals, but also approving Utility and Parking budgets for FY20.

Firefighters, administrators and office staff of Local 98 all got raises, and a new downtown design process will be getting underway.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – June 4, 2019

The Brattleboro Selectboard will spend over $40,000 for a new Downtown Design Plan and give out annual employee raises at their next regular meeting. 

The board might also approve Utility Fund and Parking Fund budgets for FY20, they’ll appoint volunteers to boards and committees, continue consideration of their goals for the coming year, approve a parade, and punish Brattleboro dogs for the negligence of their owners to get them a licenses. You can participate, and bring up other items not on the agenda during Public Participation.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – FY20 Water & Sewer, Parking, Solid Waste Budgets

selectboard may 21 2019

Vice Chair Tim Wessel led the board through the second regular meeting in May. It was a night of numbers, with Water & Sewer, Parking, and Solid Waste FY20 budgets being discussed in detail. One member compared the evening to math class, but budgets can be revealing, and many new town projects and plans were listed. The projects have timelines and costs, hence their inclusion in budget talks.


Filing Brattleboro’s 2019 Abstract Grand List & Warning of Grievances by Listers

The Town of Brattleboro announces the filing of the 2019 Abstract Grand List.  The Brattleboro Board of Listers will hold grievance hearings at the Municipal Center (Hanna Cosman Meeting Room), located at 230 Main Street, starting on Monday, June 3, 2019.  Applications to schedule a hearing are available at the Assessors Office (230 Main Street, Suite 109, telephone – 251-8156).


Brattleboro Memorial Day Closings

 In observance of Memorial Day, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, with the exception of emergency services. 

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27, 2019. All other violations will be enforced. 


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – May 21, 2019

The Brattleboro Selectboard will be reviewing a number of budgets at their next meeting. FY20 approaches with talk of Utilities, Parking, and Solid Waste budgets.

The contract with Rescue Inc. is up for renewal, a new handicapped parking space is set for approval, the board will continue to discuss goals for the coming year, the battle against knotweed will continue, and you will be asked to volunteer for the Town. You can also bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.


Brattleboro Energy Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, May 13, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, located at 2 Main Street.

NOTE:  The Traffic Safety Committee meeting previously scheduled on May 16 has been CANCELLED.  The next Traffic Safety Committee meeting will take place on Thursday, June 20 at 8:00am in the Municipal Building.


Brattleboro Taxes and Utilities Due

The fourth installment of the 2018 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxeswill be due on May 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM.  Payments made after May 15, 2019 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.

The utility billing is also due on May 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM. Payments made after May 15, 2019will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Opioids, Broadband, and a Dump Truck

Brattleboro selectboard may7-2019

The Brattleboro Selectboard was reduced to four members for their meeting Tuesday, and Tim Wessel sat in as Chair for the evening. They managed to get through a long agenda with relative efficiency.

A new goal to examine the impact of the opioid epidemic in Brattleboro is being considered, as is a new handicap parking space on the east side of Main Street. The state may have programs that might eventually help Brattleboro with broadband issues, Brattleboro is paving streets in Esteyville and buying a new dump truck, and much more.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – May 7, 2019

A packed agenda awaits the Brattleboro Selectboard for their first regular meeting of May. Brattleboro broadband possibilities and a handicapped parking space on Main Street are just two items of note.

They’ll also talk about liquor licenses for new and old establishments. They will buy a dump truck, authorize improvements to the parking garage, plan summer paving, and discuss goals and town operations. There are grants to apply for, farm taxes to be stabilized, meetings to cancel, and more. And you can bring up other items during public participation.


Brattleboro ADA Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

NOTE:  The monthly meeting of the Brattleboro Energy Committee has been RESCHEDULED from May 6 to Monday, May 13, 2019, at 6:00pm in the Brattleboro Food Co-Op Community Room.


Compassion: Town Government and the Police – A Free Panel Discussion

Join us on at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 24th, at Brooks Memorial Library, as Compassionate Brattleboro brings Brattleboro Town officials together for an FREE, open panel discussion.

Speakers will include: Brattleboro Town Manager Peter Elwell, Police Chief Michael Fitzgerald, a member of the Brattleboro Selectboard, and Doug Cox, moderator. This program is a part of Compassionate Brattleboro’s series of conversations around exploring how to make compassion actionable in Brattleboro.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Big New Skatepark Grant Not Enough To Prevent Re-Scope of Project

The Brattleboro Selectboard heard about a new, big grant for the skatepark project at Tuesday’s meeting, but it wasn’t enough to stop the re-scoping of the project and rejection of current bids. New timetable calls for a skatepark to be completed, maybe, by snowfall!

Heifers are permitted to Heifer this year, residents urge urgency on climate related matters, whistleblowers are now protected, the Emergency Plan has be readopted, financial matters attended to, and more.