Brattleboro Conservation Commission May 26 Special Meeting

A.  Call to Order                                                                                (5:15)

B.  Approve Minutes of April 26                                           (5:15 – 5:20)

C.   New Business                                                                            (5:20 – 5:35)

Town of Brattleboro Press Release: Heat Advisory

The Town of Brattleboro urges everyone to drink plenty of water, wear light clothing and stay out of the heat as much as possible during the current heat wave.

People who need some cool air can visit the Brooks Memorial Library (224 Main Street) and the Central Fire Station (103 Elliot Stree).

South Main Street Sidewalk Replacement

The Town has contracted with LaRock & Son Inc to replace the sidewalk on the west side of South Main Street between Cotton Mill Hill and Pine ST.  This project will be ongoing for several weeks and at times, operations will require one lane, alternating traffic as well as no parking in the area.  Residents are asked to be aware of no parking signs in the area and drivers should be prepared for alternate traffic patterns during this work.

Brattleboro Stormwater Master Plan

The Town of Brattleboro is undergoing a Stormwater Master Planning Process to develop strategies for design, funding, and implementation of stormwater best management practices. The project team, led by Watershed Consulting Associates, invites you to learn more about stormwater issues and possibilities in Brattleboro and give your feedback on priorities and concerns. There will be a meeting held on Wednesday, May 4th from 2:00 to 3:00pm via Zoom.

Brattleboro Planning Commission May 2 Agenda

6:00 – 6:05 Call to Order

6:05 – 7:05 Presentation for the Public on Cannabis Businesses and Brattleboro’s Land Use Regulations
Discussion of Brattleboro’s existing Municipal Land Use and Development Regulations and their impact on potential forthcoming cannabis businesses. Receive public feedback.

7:05 – 7:15 Announcements

May 18, 2022 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.
 2022-37                Steve Robertson; Mixed Use Residential District; request for approval to adjust boundary between 56 Linden Street and 18 Chapin Street; Tax Map Parcels #275213.000 & #275209.000

Cannabis Establishments and Brattleboro Zoning Regulations Presentation on May 2, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

On May 2, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Brattleboro Planning Department staff will be presenting on Cannabis Establishments and Zoning at the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting. During the meeting, staff will present maps that show where retail cannabis businesses are allowed, accounting for zoning and proximity to specific locations prohibited by state law. They will also discuss where other cannabis establishments, as allowed under state licensing, can be located. The public is invited to come and provide feedback. The meeting will be held in a hybrid format.

New Traffic Pattern at Canal Street and South Main Street

On January 18, 2022, the Selectboard voted to change the traffic pattern at the intersection of Canal Street and South Main Street to include a stop sign for NORTHBOUND traffic.  This new stop sign was installed by DPW staff today and the traffic pattern change is now in effect.  The stop sign in the northbound lane is a flashing stop sign, and there is a pedestrian crossing signal in the southbound lane that is also a flashing sign.  As soon as weather permits the stop bar will be painted.  

This change in traffic pattern was recommended by staff and the Traffic Safety Committee and will make it safer for pedestrians who use the crosswalk to cross Canal Street at the intersection with South Main Street. It also will allow drivers who want to turn from Canal Street southbound onto South Main Street to have sufficient room to make that turn.

Heat Sensors in Brattleboro

What are those funny boxes that appeared downtown and elsewhere?

Extreme heat is the leading cause of weather related death in the United States, a problem that can affect urban and rural communities across the country including in northern climates. To better understand the variability and magnitude of extreme heat in Vermont communities, faculty in the UVM Transportation Research Center (TRC), with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), are leading a research effort to collect heat variability data in towns and cities across the state during the summer of 2022.

Williams Street Traffic Update

On Friday, April 8, the western leg of Williams Street, near the Vermont Country Deli was reduced to one way traffic due to a washout on the west side of the street.  To improve visibility and reduce hazards, the traffic pattern has been changed to only allow traffic to exit Williams Street onto Western Avenue on this side of the Deli.  Vehicles will no longer be allowed to enter Williams ST from the west side of the Vermont Country Deli.

Motorists should plan to use alternate routes while repairs are being planned and completed.

Revised Brattleboro Design Review Committee Agenda for April 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm

1. Call to Order

2. Review of Development Proposals

a. Brattleboro Museum & Arts Center, 10 Vernon Street, Downtown Historic District; review of proposed new wall sign; Tax Map Parcel #325212.000.

b. Windham Windsor Housing Trust; 63 Canal Street, Canal St – Clark St Neighborhood Historic District; review of ADA Accessible Ramp; Tax Map parcel #00325262.000.

April 20, 2022 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.
 2022-7                  Chad Tinti & Ross Little; Rural Residential District; request for Site Plan and Conditional Use approval to Change use to an Inn with boutique at 770 South Street; Tax Map Parcel 110251.000

 2022-12                Peter Vandertuin; Residential Neighborhood District; request for Plat approval to create a residential parcel at 91 Greenleaf St; Tax Map Parcel 00235171.200

 2022-20                Borderland Farm; Institutional District; request for Local Act 250 and PUD Preliminary Plan approval amend the VABEC PUD and construct a 2500 sq. ft. cannabis indoor grow facility by 40 University Way; Tax Map Parcel 110402.200

Brattleboro Conservation Commission Agenda for March 22

A. Call to Order (5:15)
B. Approve Minutes of February 22 (5:15 – 5:20)
C. Old Business (5:20 – 5:50)
—–1. Ongoing invasives mitigation updates (5:20 – 5:50)
D. New Business (5:50 – 6:55)
—–1. Action: Conservation Commission Participation in 350 Vermont’s Earth Day Street Fair (5:50 – 6:00)