I. Call to Order and Quorum Check
II. Review of Agenda
III. Review and Approval of Minutes from September 2021
IV. Review of Compliments and Complaints from BPD
The Brattleboro Selectboard held a long meeting Tuesday, discussing union contracts, BMAC, selectboard goals, and more.
The big conversation, though, was about the creation of a $200,000 fund for alternatives to policing. The board was pretty happy with it, but the public wasn’t sure they could be trusted.
D.M.I. Paving (a contractor of the town) will be paving in various locations in the coming days.
Wednesday, October 20th, paving will take place at Moore Court.
Thursday, October 21st, paving will take place at the intersection of Park Place and Linden Street Work is expected to happen between 10 am and 12 pm. Southbound traffic on VT Route 30 will be detoured to Cedar St. for the duration of the work. Please plan your trip accordingly.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will be approving a range of new contracts for police officers, firefighters, and other unionized employees at their next regular meeting.
Union Station will be handed over to the BMAC, the board will hear a sustainability update, they’ll review their goals, Selectboard meetings will be moved to Central Fire Station, and more. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participations.
1. Welcome and agenda review Ann
2, Review application process and dates David
3. Review application Ain
4. Additional Q and A All
Agenda (start time 6:00 / 120 min)
• Call to order (6:00 / 3m)
• Agenda review (6:03 / 5m)
• Minutes review and approval. (6:08 / 5m)
• Announcements (6:13 / 7m)
• Proposal for committee membership in 2022 (6:20 / 20m)
Brattleboro, VT—The Brattleboro Selectboard has chosen Octavian Y. (Yoshi) Manale as the
new Town Manager. Mr. Manale will assume his new responsibilities on January 1, 2022, after
working on transition matters with the retiring Town Manager, Peter Elwell.
“On behalf of the Brattleboro Selectboard, I congratulate Yoshi Manale on being selected as our new Town Manager” said Elizabeth McLoughlin, Selectboard Chair. “We considered many well qualified candidates during our nationwide search. The Selectboard conducted this process with care and diligence, and we are very pleased with the result. We are confident that Yoshi Manale has an enthusiasm for good governance and for Brattleboro that will lead us to a future that we can all embrace. We look forward to working with Yoshi for the benefit of the people of Brattleboro.”
The Brattleboro Selectboard held a special meeting to announce the hiring of a new Town Manager, to fill the slot vacated by retiring Peter Elwell. They announced the hiring of Octavian ‘Yoshi’ Manale as the next Brattleboro Town Manager and approved the contract to hire him. He hails from NJ, and begins in the new year.
On Wednesday, October 13, Utilities Crews will be working to repair a sink hole on Bullock ST. The work will begin at 7:00 am and will continue through approximately noon.
Motorists should plan to use alternate routes during this time period.
If you have questions or concerns please contact the Department of Public Works at (802) 254-4255.
1. CONVENE MEETING
2. APPOINTMENT OF TOWN MANAGER
A. Approval of Employment Agreement with the New Town Manager
B. Introduction of the New Town Manager
A. Introductions and announcements
B. Approve minutes
C. Election of New Chair
D. Continue planning and set budget review schedule
E. Review Draft of Budget Intro document
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 5:00pm at the Brattleboro Municipal Center (230 Main Street). The Board will convene at 5:00pm and is expected to immediately enter into executive session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.
Promotion of Brattleboro was a primary topic at the regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard Tuesday. Blue Whale Public Relations had some typical Zoom-related delays but otherwise gave a solid report on their early efforts to reach out to the media.
Hybrid meetings will continue for a while longer, favorable financing for the water treatment facility was announced, new stop signs are official, and Union Station might be sold for a dollar in order to save as much as $100,000.
In observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, October 11, 2021, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday and Monday, October 10 and 11, 2021. All other violations will be enforced.
Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, October 10 and 11, 2021.
The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee is accepting applications for FY23 Human Services Funding. The Application, as well as Instructions and Guidelines, are posted on the Brattleboro Town website – www.brattleboro.org. The deadline to submit applications to the Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office via e-mail is Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 5:00pm.
A look at how Brattleboro’s annual town meeting is planned and put together each year, with guests Peter Elwell and Bob Fisher, sponsored by the Brattleboro RTM Steering Committee
Wednesday October 13, 2021 from 6:00 until 7:30pm
Hybrid meeting in-person in the Select Board meeting room and on Zoom at
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 2:30pm at the Brattleboro Municipal Center (230 Main Street). The Board will convene at 2:30pm and is expected to immediately enter into executive session to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer.
The Board will reconvene after the executive session and immediately adjourn. No action will be taken.
• Call to order
• Agenda review
• Review and improve report for the Steering Committee on our sub-committee work to this point.
The continuing thread for the little things that are worthy of noting, but maybe not worth writing a full paragraph to explain. What have you noticed around Brattleboro this fall?
Construction at Amy’s – the former bakery space is getting a makeover.