Find attached the 2018 annual progress report for the Brattleboro 2015 Local All Hazard Mitigation Plan. The report is prepared in conformance with the requirements of the town participation in the Community Rating System of the National Flood Insurance Program. CRS participation reduces flood insurance premiums by 10%.
Brattleboro is transitioning to a new Smart Parking system.
Brattleboro is adding new convenience features to the parking system in response to the expressed wishes of the public. The number one concern raised last year during the Parking Survey was the need to accept credit and debit cards. The work to initiate this transition begins next week on January 22, 2019. Once the transition is complete this new equipment will allow the public to pay for parking in Brattleboro using a credit/debit card, using an app on their Smartphone, and even with traditional coinage.
Beginning Wednesday, December 5th, the Highway Division will be cutting bushes and overhanging limbs along the sidewalk tractor route and along several other snowplow routes throughout town. This work is being done in an effort to reduce maintenance costs. Bushes and overhanging limbs cause a lot of damage to the lights, antennas, mirrors and windshields on our equipment.
On Monday, November 19, Utilities Crews will be working at the intersection of High Street and Whipple Street to replace a valve nut. During this time, Whipple Street will be closed and there will be restricted traffic on High Street in the area of Whipple and Oak Streets.
On Wednesday, October 24, Utilities Crews will be working in the junction of lower Main Street and Canal Street. The work will begin at 10:00 pm and continue through 5:00 am Thursday morning, October 25. Traffic will be restricted in that area during the scheduled time while the Utilities Division works to replace a valve nut in the middle of the roadway.
Motorists should plan to use alternate routes during this time period.
On Tuesday, October 16, weather permitting, the Highway Department will be replacing a culvert on Black Mountain Road between the intersections of Fox Farm and Rice Farm Roads. This section of roadway will be closed from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
An interesting item in the DRB agenda – fixing up an old ski jump at Living Memorial Park:
“2018-153 Todd Einig for Harris Hill, Inc. for Town of Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department; Waterfront District; request for Site Plan, steep slope, and Local Act 250 approval to repair an existing 17 meter ski jump at Memorial Park which has been out of use for 20+ years
The Brattleboro Planning Commission, Development Review Board and Design Review Committee will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM in front of the Canal Street School at 112 Canal Street for the walking tour. At 6:00 PM, they will reconvene in the Selectboard Meeting Room, at the Municipal Center.
Norm’s Marina, Inc., located at 1349 Brattleboro Road in Hinsdale, NH, has applied to the Town of Hinsdale for a Minor Site Plan Development Review in order to host music concerts at the Marina. The Hinsdale Planning Board will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, September 18) at 6:30pm at the Hinsdale Town Hall to hear the matter (a copy of the agenda attached).
On Sunday night, September 16, 2018, the Brattleboro Department of Public Works Highway Division will begin their annual fall line striping. Painting is planned for crosswalks in school zones and in the more traveled sections of Town as well as the double yellow lines on the freshly paved parts of Maple ST and Hinesburg Rd. The work is scheduled for Sunday through Thursday nights and is expected to take about two weeks to complete, contingent on the weather.
WATER MAIN FLUSHING TO START
Utilities Divisioncrews will start Fall Flushing of the Town water mains on Thursday September 20, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. and continue through Saturday October 6, 2018
NOTE: Some daytime flushing will continue throughout the weeks of October 8thand 15th
Beginning on Tuesday, September 4, The Brattleboro Department of Public Works Highway Division will be working on Flat St. Crews will be installing new drainage on Flat ST in the area of the Boys and Girls Club. The work is estimated to take approximately two weeks to complete. During that time, the sidewalk on the north side of Flat ST (near Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters and the Boys and Girls Club) will be closed and the parking spaces on the other side of the street will be hooded off.
Mitchell Sand & Gravel, LLC will be paving several streets in Brattleboro. The paving was tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, August 20. The projects have been delayed and are now scheduled to begin on Thursday, August 23. These paving projects are expected to take approximately a week to complete. The streets that will be affected are Jenny Ln, Glen ST, lower Green Meadow, part of Hinesburg Rd and part of Maple ST.
Mitchell Sand & Gravel, LLC will be paving several streets in Brattleboro. The paving is tentatively scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 21. These paving projects are expected to take approximately a week to complete. The streets that will be affected are Jenny Ln, Glen ST, lower Green Meadow, part of Hinesburg Rd and part of Maple ST.
INSPECTION OF NH ROUTE 119 BRIDGES IN HINSDALE, NH – BRATTLEBORO, VT
EXPECT TRAFFIC IMPACTS WITH LANE CLOSURES FROM JUNE 25 TO 29
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces in-depth inspections of the bridges carrying NH Route 119 over the Connecticut River between Hinsdale, New Hampshire and Brattleboro, Vermont are scheduled to begin Monday, June 25, 2018 and continue through Friday, June 29, 2018.
Horton Place and Homestead Place will be closed to through traffic beginning on Tuesday, June 26, the roadway will continue to be closed overnight and through the day on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. During this time, D&E Tree Company will be removing trees from the area. Residential traffic will be the only traffic allowed in the area. Residents of Horton Pl will enter and exit via Horton Pl. Residents of Homestead Pl will enter and exit via Homestead Pl.
VTrans is out today on Putney Road, in the stretch from the West River bridge to NECCA, working on improving the sides of the road for pedestrians and bike riders. They are clearing brush and adding fill dirt this morning.
Traffic delays in the area, so plan ahead.
Beginning on Wednesday June 13, the Grove ST entrance to the Municipal Center and Vermont State Building will be closed while Utilities crews install a new hydrant in the area. During the closure, there will be signs indicating that traffic can enter the lot from the Linden ST/Main ST end. The project is anticipated to be completed by Friday June 15, including the repaving of ditches.
Elm ST near #15-17 will be closed on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12 from 6:30 am – approximately 5:00 pm both days while Utilities crews work in the area.
Motorists should plan to use alternate routes during the construction period. Signage will be in place to remind motorists of the road closure.
Request for Proposal- Funds available for renewable energy installations in Windham County!
Windham Regional Commission’s Windham County Renewable Energy Program is looking for project proposals of renewable energy installations in Windham County. The projects require a minimum of 50% cash or in kind match. This program has funded 9 projects within Windham County.