Brattleboro Planning Commission Meeting: June 5, 2023 at 6:00 pm

6:00 Call to Order

6:00 – 6:05 Announcements

6:05 – 6:10 Minutes of May 15, 2023 and May 17, 2023
Discussion of Edits, Motion to Approve

6:10 – 6:30 Windham Regional Commission Consultation
Guest: Sue Westa, Associate Director, Windham Regional Commission
Discussion of local planning needs, Town Plan implementation, and how the Windham Regional Commission can be of assistance.

Brattleboro Design Review Committe Agenda 5/10 Meeting

1. Call to Order

2. Review and Approve Minutes of April 12, 2022

3. Administrative Matters and Old Business
A. Discussion: Planning Dept. & Planning Commission’s Bylaw Modernization Grant work to date
B. Discussion: DRC’s Priorities for Potential Future Text Changes to Brattleboro Land Use & Development Regulations §252 – Historic Resource Overlay District

Construction Update Brattleboro-Hinsdale Bridge

The contractor has completed covering the retaining wall on the west side of VT 142. On the east side of VT 142, work on the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall is ongoing with the placement of leveling pads. Panels and panel straps may begin to be placed later in the week. Excavation for the gravel wetland has also begun.

Pile driving operations will continue at Pier 2 next week with intermittent pounding of the diesel pile hammer anticipated from 7 AM – 7 PM.

Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Agenda

1. Minutes – March 16, 2023
2. Public Participation
3. Monthly Report on Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Incidents– For March
4. Monthly Report on Traffic Data Collection – For March
5. Safety Action Requests
(a) Speed Concerns along Guilford Street – Kim Effron

Hinsdale Bridge Construction Update – April 13, 2023

TRAFFIC IMPACT: Alternating, one-way traffic patterns with flaggers will continue to be in place on Vermont Route 142 from the intersection of Royal Road north toward the intersection with Vermont Route 119. No impacts are anticipated to the intersection of VT 142 and VT 119 and access to 28 Vernon Street will be maintained.

Motorists are reminded that a scheduled closure of VT 142 for 90 days is planned for after Memorial Day. The location of the closure will be north of the intersection of Royal Road and continue to 28 Vernon Street with access to both being maintained for the duration.

Final Hours of Strongest Town Voting

After three rounds of voting, you helped Brattleboro get to the championship round! Voting in this final round ends on Thursday, April 13 at 1:00 pm. Please lend your support to Brattleboro by voting at:

Brattleboro Design Review Committee April 12th Agenda

1. Call to Order
2. Review of Development Proposals
a. Tom Bodett; Urban Center District; Downtown Historic District; request by applicant to revisit proposed façade treatment at 22-26 High Street; Tax Map Parcel 00275431.000, revised in response to State historic review feedback, previously recommended for approval by DRC in November of 2022.
3. Review and Approve Minutes of March 8 th, 2022

Sue Fillion Represents Brattleboro in Strongest Town Championship

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It was Brattleboro vs. Saranac Lake in the final round of the Strongest Town competition, held in a Zoom forum on Monday afternoon.

Brattleboro Planning Director Sue Fillion had her ‘I Love Brattleboro’ shirt on as she explained the Town of Brattleboro to Mike Pasternock and Rachel (?) from Strongest Towns. They asked about nature and seasons, arts and culture, housing, attracting young talent, being kid in summer, and other issues. There were also questions from the audience.