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.
The Brattleboro Selectboard listened to a large crowd of concerned citizens before deciding by a split vote to create a new Sustainability Coordinator position for the Town. The length of this agenda item pushed back most other agenda items, which led to rushed discussions and decision making later in the evening.
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.
The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 5:30pm at The HatchSpace, located at 35 Frost Street.
The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
The first installment of the 2019 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxeswill be due onAugust 15th, 2019. Payments made after August 15th, 2019 will have an additional 1% interest added to the unpaid balance.
The utility billing is also due on August 15th, 2019. Payments made after August 15th, 2019 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.
Before the Brattleboro Selectboard could get to regular business, they heard from many agitated citizens on issues such as the homeless, flowers, and librarians getting paid less than homeless day work program employees. This was interrupted by a climate emergency protest, adding to the list of grievances.
Eventually the board got tho their scheduled business of updates on the DBA and Project CARE, approving of contracts, a short discussion of childcare at public meetings, and more. It was quite an outpouring of interest in local government, from many angles.
Most Brattleboro Town Offices will be closed on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 11:30am to 1:00pm for the annual employees’ picnic.
The Town Clerk’s Office will remain open and all emergency services will remain in full operation.
Summer is over (just kidding) and meetings are back in session. At the next regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard, Whetstone Station will request permission from the Brattleboro Selectboard to make noise on Frost Street, the ice rink will be approved for some energy efficiency measures, and the board will consider providing childcare at their meetings.
For the first time in quite a long time, a vendor unable to fulfill a paving contract will be replaced on the project. The board will hear updates on Project CARE and the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance, and more. You can, as always, bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.
The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, located at 2 Main Street.
The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 4:30pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.
The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks would like to announce that The Brattleboro Senior Center will be closed to both the congregate meals and all activities that occur in the Senior Center due to kitchen floor replacement September 7th-15th. During this time activities such as Painting classes and Tai Chi will still run in their normal time and location on various other floors of the building, please use the front entrance of the building during this time frame.
Town of Brattleboro Finance Director and Treasurer John O’Connor has announced his intention to retire in October.
O’Connor has been the Town’s Finance Director and Treasurer since July 7, 2011. During his tenure, the Town has received 7 years of “clean” audited financial reports with no findings requiring corrective action. In addition to that stellar record of financial reporting, O’Connor successfully managed $32.5 million in bond funds from a variety of sources for the wastewater treatment plant upgrade project; $13 million of bond funds for the Police Fire Facilities construction project; and millions of dollars more in Federal, State, and private grants for a wide variety of Town programs and projects, including $1.6 million in FEMA grant money for 39 separate recovery projects after Tropical Storm Irene.
The Planning Services Department will open at 12:30 PM on Thursday, August 1.
The Planning Services Department will be closed on Friday, August 2.
The Department of Public Works received an alert of a high water flow on Wednesday July 24, 2019 at 10pm.
Utilities Crews responded to Route 9 in West Brattleboro for a reported water main break.
The crew determined the break was on a 16 inch water main.
The Town of Brattleboro reminds all property owners, residents, and business operators to keep sidewalks clear and free from any obstructions. This is necessary to maintain open and safe use of all sidewalks by all people, and it is especially important for people using wheelchairs, walkers, or strollers.
Town ordinances require that owners keep vegetation from encroaching on or over sidewalks. Residents also are required to keep garbage cans, recycling bins, and compost containers off of sidewalks and to bring those items back onto their property (away from curb) after Triple-T has collected the contents at curbside.
The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 6:30pm in the Community Meeting Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, located at 2 Main Street.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 2:00pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 2:00pm to discuss pending or probable civil litigation or prosecution to which the public body is or may be a party, and then reconvene in public to adjourn. No further business will be discussed.
The taxpayers of the Town of Brattleboro are hereby notified and warned that Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes assessed upon the Grand List of 2019 are now due and payable to the Town Treasurer at the Treasurer’s Office in the Brattleboro Municipal Center, 230 Main Street, Suite 111, Brattleboro, Vermont, in four equal installments as follows:
The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 5:00pm at The Hatch Space, located at 35 Frost Street.
The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, July 19, 2019, at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
The Town of Brattleboro is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards:
Brattleboro Housing Partnerships Board of Commissioners
Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC)