Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – June 6, 2023

At their first regular June meeting, the Brattleboro Selectboard will hire two outside security firms to patrol parts of downtown.

They will also discuss utility budgets, financial software, traffic safety, and committee vacancies.  You might be able to bring up other items not on the agenda if the Chair allows. 

June 21, 2023 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 as warned on October 12, 2015.
2023-56                Todd Darrah; Rural Business District; request for Flood Hazard, Conditional Use & Site Plan Approval to construct three cottages for a motel use by 487 Marlboro Road; Tax Map Parcel #00060163.100

Brattleboro Memorial Day Closings

For Immediate Release:

In observance of Memorial Day, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023, with the exception of emergency services.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29, 2023. All other violations will be enforced.

Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 5:00pm at the Brooks Memorial Library.

The Citizens’ Police Communications Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 5:30 pm at the Brooks Memorial Library.

Brattleboro 2023 Abstract Grand List and Grievance Hearing Scheduling

Pursuant to title 32, Vermont Statutes Annotated, section 4111(g), “A person who feels aggrieved by the action of the Listers and desires to be heard by them, shall, on or before the day of the grievance meeting, file with them his or her objections in writing and may appear at such grievance meeting in person or by his or her agents or attorneys. Upon the hearing of such grievance the parties thereto may submit such documentary or sworn evidence as shall be pertinent thereto.”

The Town of Brattleboro Abstract Grand List will be lodged May 17, 2023. This same day, change of assessment notices will be mailed. The Brattleboro Listers will hold grievance hearings at the Municipal Building at 230 Main Street starting Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 9am. Applications for a hearing are available at the Assessor’s Office or online at on the Assessor’s page.

Selectboard Meeting Notes – EMS: Municipal Revenue Projections

selectboard may 16 2023

A combative public greeted the selectboard to kick off their Tuesday night meeting. The quick version: downtown is unsafe and your website sucks.

After that was out of the way, the board was treated to a discussion of I-91 exit 1 bridge repairs next spring and summer, emergency housing plans, and about EMS transition items such as potential municipal revenue, the RFI process, and a new project-related website.

Terrace, Tyler and Walnut Streets Road Closure For Repairs

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 16, Utilities crews will be repairing a leaky valve at the 3-way intersection of Terrace, Tyler and Walnut Streets.  During this repair, the road will be closed at the intersection.  Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Works at 802-254-4255 or email Chris Severance

Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – May 16, 2023

Municipal EMS potential revenues will be open for limited discussion at the next Brattleboro Selectboard meeting.  The board begins their official EMS decision making process, which they continue to call a “Fire-EMS transition,” and will ask potential 3rd party EMS contractors to give the town information. They’ll also announce a new project website, a new taxpayer-sponsored and government-generated news program, and an email address!

The board will also discuss emergency housing, cemetery changes, and a new plan to fix the I-91 pile of rust… er,. bridge at Exit 1.

You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation, if the Chair doesn’t read your mind and forbid you from speaking on issues he doesn’t want discussed. 

Kipling Road Utility Work

On Thursday, May 11, the Utilities Division will be working on Kipling Road between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:00 pm.  The Kipling Road will be closed between Black Mountain Road and Dickinson Road.  Motorists should seek alternate routes.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Department of Public Works at 802-254-4255 or email Chris Severance at

Brattleboro Taxes and Utilities Due May 15, 2023

The fourth installment of the 2022 Brattleboro Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes will be due by 5 p.m. on May 15, 2023. Payments made after May 15, 2023 wil 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 by 5 p.m. on May 15, 2023. Payments made after May 15, 2023 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.

Elm Street, Lynde Place Closure Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 10, Green Mountain Power will be working at the intersection of Elm Street and Lynde Place.  Elm Street and Lynde Place will be closed at that time.  The work is scheduled between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:30pm. Motorists should seek alternate routes.

The rain date for this work will be Monday, May 15.

Gibson Road Culvert Replacement

On Tuesday, May 9, the Highway Division will be replacing a culvert on Gibson Road near the intersection with East Orchard Street.  The work is scheduled between the hours of 6:30am and 3:00pm. During the day, there will be periods of time where the road will be closed.  Motorists should seek alternate routes.

Selectboard Meeting Notes – The Plan for the EMS Process

selectboard may 2 2023

Brattleboro Selectboard endorsed a plan put forth by Town Manager John Potter that offers an aggressive summer schedule for gathering input from board members, staff, EMS providers , other towns, and the public.  It kicks off at the next board meeting and will be a regular item for the second meeting of each month until decisions have been made.

Brattleboro will celebrate Juneteenth henceforth. The Agricultural Loan Fund has been updated to serve more people and the board held a first reading to find out the details. And green burials and properly-oriented Muslim burials will soon be options at the local cemetery 

Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – May 2, 2023

The Brattleboro Selectboard will discuss a plan for the  “Fire-EMS Transition Project” which promises multiple opportunities for the public to weigh in with comments and opinions in the coming months.

They will also add Juneteenth to the official holiday schedule, adjust the cemetery ordinance , change the Agricultural Loan Fund, and more. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation. But keep it short, you pesky public!  : )

Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro RTM Finance Committee will meet on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 6:00pm in the Quiet Reading Room at the Brooks Memorial Library (224 Main Street).

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 4:15pm in the Hanna Cosman Room at the Municipal Center (230 Main Street).

Water Line Break at Marlboro Road and Westgate Drive

Crews are working to repair damage to a water line at the intersection of Marlboro Road and Westgate Drive.  During this emergency repair work, several residences  in the area will be without water for up to 20 minutes beginning now and continuing through approximately 7:00pm.  

Once the water is restored, you may experience a short period of discolored water or air in the water lines after the repair is complete.  Running the cold water for a few minutes should clear the lines if this happens.