Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – December 18, 2018

Hydrologic and hydraulic matters will be on the agenda at the next meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard. It’s all part of the Tri-Park Housing Cooperative Master Plan.

The board will review FY18 finances, discuss FY20 budget final steps, and approve a number of grants. You can participate, of course, and bring up other itmes not on the agenda during public participation.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will hold a special meeting and energy forum on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Conference Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Cusick conference room (2nd) floor at the Windham Regional Career Center located at 80 Atwood Street.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda – BCTV, Brownfields, and FY20 Budget

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.  It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 5:30pm to discuss contracts, labor relations agreements with employees, the negotiating or securing of real estate purchase or lease options, and the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.  The Board will reconvene the special business meeting at 6:15pm.  ASL interpreters will be available for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.


Selectboard Meeting Notes- Dozer Decision Delayed, DPW Starts On Long Path To New Facilities

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Read on for coverage of the Brattleboro Selectboard’s regular December 4th meeting. The mini-trial in the middle of the meeting regarding Dozer the Dangerous Dog took a turn when the owner made claims that it was not Dozer, but Buddy, her other dog. This led to much confusion in the courtroom.

In more substantial and long term news, the Department of Public Works got the go-ahead to do a feasibility study to see what new facilities would entail. Nothing will be built anytime soon.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – December 4, 2018

Is Dozer a dangerous dog? Must Dozer be contained, leashed and muzzled? The Chief of Police says yes, the owner says no, and the Brattleboro Selectboard will get to decide at their next regular meeting on Tuesday.

The DPW will begin looking at options for improvements to their facilities on Fairground Road, the shiny discs on the parking garage will become a permanent installation, SeVEDS will review their year and ask for money, the Assessor’s Office will talk FY20 budget, and the board will approve some grants. You can bring up other items, of course, during public participation.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee will meet on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1:00pm in the Holton Hall conference room (2ndfloor) on the Winston Prouty Campus located at 130 Austine Drive.

The Brattleboro Energy Committee meeting that was previously scheduled on Monday, December 3, 2018 has been CANCELLED.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 5:30pm at the Windham Regional Career Center (80 Atwood Street) in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor).

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee will meet on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 1:00pm at Holton Hall (in the 2ndfloor conference room) on the Winston Prouty Campus (130 Austine Drive).


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Thanksgiving Edition

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A full meeting for the Brattleboro Selectboard just prior to Thanksgiving. Discussions of the FY20 Budget, the Downtown Alliance, affordable housing, downstairs tenants driving someone nuts, and more took place, plus there was the introduction of a new 25 year plan for replacing town equipment, as well as a new suggestion to put some money aside, like a layaway plan, to buy future fire trucks.


Brattleboro Thanksgiving Closures

 In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, 2018, with the exception of emergency services. 

Brooks Memorial Library will close at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 21, and will be closed on Thursday, November 22. It will be open for regular hours on Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24. 2018. 


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – November 20, 2018

It’s the return of the 1% Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) at the next Brattleboro Selectboard meeting. The board will try once again to convince residents and businesses to add a 1% sales tax to purchases in the ‘boro, despite competition from online shopping and nearby states.

The Downtown Brattleboro Alliance will give their semi-annual report and present a budget for the coming year, a private drive will be named, finances reviewed, and the board will discuss housing, and economic & community development.

You can bring up other items not on the agenda, or a side dish, by attending the meeting at the Municipal Center on Tuesday.


Brattleboro Winter Parking Ban Begins Nov 15

The Brattleboro Parking Department would like to advise everyone that the winter parking ban will go into effect, starting Thursday,November 15, 2018. Overnight parking is forbidden on all streets in the town of Brattleboro.Vehicles parked for longer than one (1) hour between 11:00pm and 07:00am may be ticketed and towed at the owners expense.


The Brattleboro Budget Process and You

The Brattleboro Selectboard officially kicked off FY20 budget season at a meeting Tuesday night, in which they learned about the Police and Fire departments and where the Town expects to find revenue to pay for the budget.

It’s nice that the Selectboard reviews these matters, but this is really about you — the Brattleboro resident or visitor.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 2:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor) at the Windham Regional Career Center located at 80 Atwood Street.


Brattleboro Taxes & Utilities Due

The second installment of the 2018 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxeswill be due onNovember 15th, 2018 by 5:00 PM.  Payments made after November 15th, 2018 will have an additional 1% interest added to the unpaid balance.

 The utility billing is also due on November 15th, 2018 by 5:00 PM. Payments made after November 15th, 2018 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Budget Preview, and Blinking Lights Baffle

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The Brattleboro Selectboard cancelled a few possible contentious items on the agenda (the Harmony Lot mural and the Health Code violation) but still got an earful from a couple concerned that blinking safety lights on Western Ave are unnecessary and lower the value of their home. The Wessel Baffle might prove to be the solution.

Town Manager Elwell gave the board an overview of the coming budget request from Town staff. Of note: the expected 4% health insurance increase is actually more like 17%. Ouch. Call a doctor. Police cars are being uplifted, a new solar project is being considered, and more.


Town of Brattleboro Veterans’ Day Closings

 In observance of Veterans’ Day, all Brattleboro Town Offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018, with the exception of emergency services. 

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday and Monday, November 11 and 12. All other violations will be enforced. 

Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, November 11 and 12, 2018. 


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – November 6, 2018

There are citizen complaints about the new flashing lights on Western Avenue near Cedar Street, and the Brattleboro Selectboard will hear them at their next regular meeting.

The Town has complaints, too, against a property owner on Oak Street. The Town Arts Committee has concerns about the bookshelf mural in Harmony Lot, the FY20 budget overview will be presented, and a solar array might be coming to a parking garage near you.

You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.