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%

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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

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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.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – January 22, 2019

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hear their first request for an exemption from the relatively new Plastic Bag Ordinance. Zephyr Designs is making the request.

Culture Made Vermont will get lots of goodies, mileage will be certified, an EPA grant applied for, liquor permits approved, and nearly final FY20 budget thoughts presented.  You can weigh in on spending Rooms & Meals taxes on promotions and the precedent it sets, or bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.


Brattleboro MLK Jr. Day Closures

 In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all Brattleboro Town Offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019, with the exception of emergency services. 

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Monday, January 21. All other violations will be enforced. 


PAYT Bags Ink Coming Off

Has anyone else found that the ink on the purple PAYT bags is coming off on your hands? I bought some at Hannafords recently and noticed my hands were black after taking out the trash. I took a close look at the bags and the ink is visibly falling off.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, January 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, January 17, 2019, at 5:30pm at the Windham Regional Career Center (80 Atwood Street) in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor).


Brattleboro Town and Town School District Auditors’ Reports Available

 January 10, 2019 , Town of Brattleboro  Notice of Availability of Auditors’ Reports 

NOTICE is hereby given that the Brattleboro Town and Town School District Auditors’ Reports for fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, are available upon request and may be picked up at the Brattleboro Town Clerk’s office, 230 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. 

The Auditors’ Reports will also be available as part of the Town and School District Annual Report which will be available at the Town Clerk’s office no later than February 22, 2019. 


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – January 8, 2019

Dozer the (Maybe) Dangerous Dog will be one of the first things the Brattleboro Selectboard takes up in the New Year, unless an agreement is reached prior to Tuesday’s meeting. The Police Chief plans to bring additional witnesses and evidence.

The board will also take up other big issues, such as remaining work on the Police-Fire Facilities project, the FY20 budget, changes to parking, and a Municipal Self Governance Proposal from the Vermont league of Cities and Towns. You may continue to bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation in 2019, as in past years.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Conference Room at the Brooks Memorial Library.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Cusic Conference Room (2ndfloor) at the Windham Regional Career Center, located at 80 Atwood Street.


Brattleboro Holiday Closings

 In observance of the Christmas holiday: 

Brattleboro Town offices will close at 12:00pm on Monday, December 24, and will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, with the exception of emergency services. 

Brooks Memorial Library will close at 12:00pm on Monday, December 24, and will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018.