Brattleboro 2022 Leaf Pick-up Schedule

he following dates have been scheduled for Brattleboro’s curbside Fall Leaf Collection.

All locations will be picked up each Friday:

Leaf Pick Up Date

ALL RESIDENTS Friday, October 21, 2022

ALL RESIDENTS Friday, November 4, 2022

Brattleboro Committee Vacancies

The Town of Brattleboro is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards:

ADA Committee
Agricultural Advisory Committee – voting and ex officio non-voting members
Arts Committee
Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC)
Conservation Commission
Design Review Board (Alternate)

The Heating Season Is Near

Some people welcome the cold weather because they enjoy winter sports. Finding some joy in winter is a good thing but there is no joy in thinking about how much it will cost to heat our homes. The average price of a gallon fuel in Vermont as of September is: $5.53 for kerosene, $4.63 for #2 fuel oil and $3.03 for propane. That will strain the pocketbook of most of us and there will too many people who will be on the verge of freezing to death when they have to decide how to pay for rent, medicine and heat in an economy that has not been kind to those who are trying to simply survive and get by.

Nineteen years ago Daryl Pillsbury and I started the Windham County Heat Fund because we thought the price of heating fuel was going to put too many of our vulnerable friends and neighbors in harm’s way during the heating season. We figured we could abandon our project in a few years after the price of fuel dropped.

Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 8:15am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. The Board will convene at 8:15am and is expected to immediately enter into executive session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee. The Board will reconvene after the executive session and immediately adjourn. No action will be taken.

Brattleboro Selectboard Meeting – Agenda and Notes – September 20, 2022

The Brattleboro Selectboard will approve a $50,000 annual increase in fees to Golden Cross at their next regular meeting. This will cover a 3rd ambulance and a second full time AEMT provider.

The board will also discuss a “Declaration of Inclusion,” authorize sewer repairs, continue with committee appointments. You can, additionally, bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.

Brattleboro Water Main Flushing To Start

Utilities Division crews will start Fall Flushing of the Town water mains on Friday, September 23 and continue through Friday, October 7.  Occasional daytime flushing will continue throughout the week of October 11th through 14th  

Customers are asked to check the flushing schedule closely as flushing causes water discoloration, low water pressure and in some areas, intervals of no water.  You may experience a short period of discolored water or air in the water lines after flushing is complete in your area.  Running the cold water for a few minutes should clear the lines if this happens.  

Selectboard Meeting Notes – DV Fiber Presentation

selectboard Sept 6 2022

The Brattleboro Selectboard got into a rather detailed discussion of DV Fiber’s plans to provide high speed internet throughout southeastern Vermont. It stated out as a simple request for some closet space, but expanded into a description of the network and coming plans for service.

The board also approved a grant application for housing assistance and accepted a grant for bike paths.

Brattleboro Cemetery Committee September 2, 2022


The Brattleboro Cemetery Committee is established for the purpose of advising the Selectboard in matters of care and maintenance of all Town owned cemeteries.

It establishes policies, rules and regulations for operation of the cemeteries; sets prices for services provided; lays out plots, drives and paths and prices for burial plots.  No policy making decision of the Committee is valid unless approved by the Selectboard.

Brattleboro Labor Day Closings

In observance of Labor Day, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022, with the exception of emergency services.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, September 4, and Monday, September 5. All other violations will be enforced.

Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 29, 2022, at 9:00AM. They are expected to enter immediately into Executive Session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee. Invited into the executive session are Interim Town Manager Patrick Moreland, HR Director Sally Nix and Ellis Hankins.

Brattleboro Listers Meeting

The Brattleboro Board of Listers will met on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 9:30am in Suite 109 at the Brattleboro Municipal Center (230 Main Street).

Jessica Sticklor (she/her/hers)

Executive Assistant

Town of Brattleboro

Brattleboro Main Street Tree Pruning

Arbor Climb will be pruning trees on Main Street beginning on Monday, August 29.  The work is scheduled to take place between 6:00am – 8:30am on Monday, Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31.  

During this work there will be no parking on Main Street during these hours.

Selectboard Meeting Notes – Stop Asking Us About The EMS Decision

selectboard aug 16 2022

The Brattleboro Selectboard doesn’t want to review what led to an abrupt change in EMS services in town last spring.

As much as some citizens would like to know, the board resists. No lookin’ back. No way. Don’t want to even think about it. 

The next animal control officer will serve 40 hours a week, a fancy new B&B got a liquor license, the Town will work on plans for permanent downtown public restrooms, and the board expressed gratitude for the monthly EMS update and all the fine work being done.