Helpful Election Information for March 5 and Sample Ballots

Below is information that might be helpful to know for March 5th local elections.

Attached is a sample ballot from each of Brattleboro’s three districts. All districts’ ballots are the same except for Town Meeting Members for each district. Absentee ballots are currently available at the Town Clerk’s Office and may be requested until 5:00 pm on Monday, March 4. Sample ballots can also be found on our website at www.brattleboro.orgunder Elections.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 1:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor) of the Windham Regional Career Center, located at 80 Atwood Street.


Downtown Brattleboro Snow Removal

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.

Snow and ice will be removed from the streets in the downtown area this evening.

Parked vehicles in the downtown district must be removed by 11:00pm or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.


Brattleboro Presidents’ Day Closures

 In observance of Presidents’ Day, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019, with the exception of emergency services. 

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday and Monday, February 17 and February 18. All other violations will be enforced. 

Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, February 17 and February 18, 2019. 


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will hold a special meeting on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor) at the Windham Regional Career Center (80 Atwood Street).


Brattleboro Taxes and Utilities Due

The third installment of the 2018 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxeswill be due onFebruary 15th, 2019.  Payments made after February 15th, 2019 will have an additional 1% interest added to the unpaid balance.

 The utility billing is also due on February 15th, 2019. Payments made after February 15th, 2019 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.


Brattleboro DPW – Downtown Water Leak

Yesterday large water leak in Downtown Brattleboro caused a considerable amountof damage to sidewalk and traffic island at the intersection of Main Street and High Street. Water service and electrical power were turned off for several hours until Utilities Crews contained the leak. The Utilities Crew finished the emergency repair around three o’clock this morning.

The crew discovered a broken sprinkler valve to 167 Main Street was the cause of the leak. The Utilities Division estimates approximately 160,000 gallons of water was discharge from the broken sprinkler valve.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Groundworks Campus

Brattleboro Selectboard Feb 5

The Brattleboro Selectboard helped Groundworks take a step forward with a shelter/campus project. Their approval came after a passionate plea by a next door neighbor to preserve the building.

The meeting seemed a bit like an enjoyable poetry reading at times, with ideas and words flowing back and forth. Everyone caught the groove, and they wrapped up with lots of time to settle in for the State off the Union address.


Brattleboro Selectboard Candidates’ Forum on Feb. 13

Brattleboro Community Television will team up with The Commons to present a Selectboard candidates’ forum on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at the Brattleboro Selectboard Room on the second floor of the Municipal Center, 230 Main Street. The program will be broadcast live on BCTV Channel 10, and streamed live at brattleborotv.org as well as on Brattleboro Community TV’s Facebook page.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – February 5, 2019

Will Brattleboro Town Manager Peter Elwell get a five year contract extension? Most likely, at the next regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard.

A hearing on modified parking, some VCDP grants, and the scheduling of informational meetings for Representative Town Meeting representatives will occur. There is also one item on the agenda purely for the sake of not having it on the agenda any longer. You can, as always, bring up other matters not on the agenda during public participation.


Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee – Parking Issues for People with Mobility Issues Discussion

The Brattleboro Town ADA Committee invites you  to a public discussion on  Brattleboro Parking Issues for People with Mobility Issues February 8, 2019, 9:00 a.m. , Selectboard Meeting Room, Municipal Center, 230 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 212, next to Hannah Cosman Meeting Room

The Town ADA committee will be reporting on the difficulty of Accessible parking in Brattleboro and will be sharing possible solutions to the problems. 


Brattleboro Snow Removal – Downtown Streets

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.

Snow and ice will be removed from the streets in the downtown area this evening.

Parked vehicles in the downtown district must be removed by 11:00pm or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Representative Town Meeting Meeting Warning, and Arts Fail To Get 2%

brattleboro selectboard

The Brattleboro Selectboard sent an approved FY20 budget to Representative Town Meeting as part of the annual Representative Town Meeting Warning.

Representatives from the arts community, meanwhile, asked that an article requesting 2% of the Rooms & Meals tax be allocated for an Arts Fund for public arts projects, $8,424, be placed on the Representative Town Meeting Warning. The board said no, telling them it was hasty and didn’t have enough detail.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda – FY20 and 2% For The Arts

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.  It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 6:00pm to discuss the employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.  The Board will reconvene the business meeting at 6:15pm.  ASL interpreters will be available for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Brooks Memorial Library Conference Room.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 5:30pm at the Windham Regional Career Center (located at 80 Atwood Street) in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor).


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Unhappy Citizens

Brattleboro Selectboard

The Brattleboro Selectboard faced multiple groups of unhappy citizens at Tuesday evening’s meeting. Unhappy about inspection fees, unhappy about local option sales tax, unhappy about, well… lots of things.

It was around nine o’clock when the board got to their first item of regular business. Yes, one of those meetings.