Brattleboro Seeks Public Input on Update to Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Town of Brattleboro is in the process of updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The purpose of the HMP is to identify hazards facing the Town and to develop strategies to reduce the risks from those hazards. Hazards such as flooding, wildfires, landslides, blizzards, straight-line winds, ice storms, and droughts have the potential for inflicting economic loss and personal hardship.

As mandated by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, all municipalities must have a local Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to qualify for Federal Emergency Management Administration funding should a natural disaster occur. The Brattleboro Hazard Mitigation Committee will provide feedback required for the Plan update, including the ranking of hazards and identification of strategic, cost-effective mitigation activities that may reduce future losses.


Route 9 (Exit 2 – Main Street) Bicycle Lane Scoping Study: Local Concerns Meeting, Wednesday, December 9, 2020

The Town of Brattleboro, with technical assistance from consultant Dufresne Group, invites the community to join them in a discussion of the Route 9 (Exit 2 – Main Street) Bike Lane Scoping Study. The project seeks to examine the roadway for improvements to the transportation network to facilitate bicycle travel. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain comments and concerns about the existing conditions related to bicycle and pedestrian use from local residents and members of the public. Comments are also being accepted at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DW8DBMD.


Bridge Transformation Forum

There is a community forum on Wednesday December 2nd at 6:30 to discuss the transformation of the Hinsdale-Brattleboro Bridge into a pedestrian-recreational area. ( Once the new bridge is built) Plans are being developed and community input is welcome. At this forum there will be: Preliminary Concept discussion, Summary of public feedback and time for questions and answers.


December 16, 2020 Brattleboro Development Review Board Agenda

AGENDA

Call to Order
Review and Approve Minutes of previous meeting.
Review of Cases/Public.
 2020-140              Barbara Gentry.; Rural Residential District; request for Plat Approval to create a new lot on East Bonnyvale Lane; Tax Map Parcel 100318.100

2020-143              Esta B. Smith Life Estate; Rural Residential District; request for Plat Approval to create a new lot on South Street; Tax Map Parcel 110231.100


Greenleaf Street Utility Work Tuesday November 24

On Tuesday, November 24, Utilities crews will be working on Greenleaf Street between Country Hill and the lower end of Green Meadow.  The road will be closed to through traffic in that area for most of the day.  Please seek an alternate route.  

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Department of Public Works at 802-254-4255 or email Mike Earle at mearle@brattleboro.org


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda – November 10, 2020

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting, including two site visits, on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.  The Board will convene the meeting at 12:00 noon at 28 Vernon Street and then move to 12 Left Bank Way.  The Board will recess the meeting after the site visits and reconvene the business portion of the meeting at 6:15pm using Zoom (with no physical location due to the ongoing social distancing requirements of COVID-19).   The attached agenda contains information about how to access the meeting remotely, including the required “passcode.”  Information about how to connect to the meeting is also posted on the homepage of the Town’s website.  ASL interpreters will be available at the business portion of the meeting at 6:15pm for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.


November 18, 2020 Brattleboro Development Review Board Agenda

AGENDA

Call to Order
Review and Approve Minutes of previous meeting.
Review of Cases/Public.
2020-133              Water Department, Town of Brattleboro.; Rural District; request for Site Plan, Riparian Area and Flood Hazard Conditional Use and Local Act 250 Approval to demolish the existing WTF and construct a new WTF building


Green Street Utility Work

On Wednesday, October 28, Utilities crews will be working at the intersection of High ST and Green ST.  There will be restricted two lane traffic on High ST and there will be no parking at the metered spaces on High ST beginning at 6:00am.  Vehicles parked in these spaces after 6:00am may be towed.  Green ST will be closed between Retting PL and High ST on Wednesday and will reopen Thursday morning.  

Water service will be shut down on Wednesday night from 10:00 pm until at least 7:00am.   


Updated Brattleboro Water Main Flushing in Tri-Park/Deepwood

UPDATED: WATER MAIN FLUSHING in Tri-Park/Deepwood

The water main flushing in Tri-Park scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2020, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 14, 2020.  

Flushing of the water mains in Tri-Park Cooperative Housing and Deepwood Drive Developments will take place on Wednesday, October 14, 2020


Survey: Walking, Bicycling, Wheelchair, Public Transit in Brattleboro

The Brattleboro Coalition for Active Transportation (BCAT) hosts an annual Safe Streets Forum each fall that is used to collect information from community members and serves to guide our work for the upcoming year. Due to COVID, the coalition has created this survey to collect information from Brattleboro community members in place of the forum.

Please, take a few minutes of your time to help us better understand your unique viewpoint of assets and barriers to active transportation for yourself and/or family.


Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee Applications Accepted

 The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee is accepting applications for FY22 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 Monday, November 9, 2020, at 5:00pm. 


October 21, 2020 Brattleboro Development Review Board Agenda

AGENDA

Call to Order
Review and Approve Minutes of previous meeting.
Review of Cases/Public.
2020-70                 Pass Trading, LLC; Mixed Use Neighborhood District; request for Sign Approval to replace wall signs with conforming externally lit sign with new business name adopted by new property/business owner and a Variance to replace a  price panel on a freestanding sign that is non-conforming for area, height, and lighting in contradiction to Section 319.L of the Regulations at 228 Canal Street; Tax Map Parcel 325401.000