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Governor Phil Scott's FY2019 Budget Address

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Governor Phil Scott presented his budget proposal to Vermont's General Assembly. Read the full text of his address below.

TRANSCRIPT:

Madam Speaker, Mr. President, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the General Assembly and fellow Vermonters.

Three weeks ago, I shared with you my agenda for the session ahead, and my vision for the future of our state. A future filled with endless potential, a growing workforce, a stronger economy, and where no Vermonter must look elsewhere for prosperity.

I’m confident, together, we can make this future a reality.

But that success is dependent upon restoring our fiscal foundation, having the courage to confront the challenges we face and spending only what Vermonters can afford.

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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, 2017, 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 23, 2018.

Based on vote at Representative Town Meeting, March 20, 2010, the Town will no longer mail the Auditors’ Reports to all voters of the Town.

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Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Tyler Conference Room at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8100

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda - FY19 Budget, Town Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 6:15pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. An ASL interpreter will be present for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8100

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Selectboard Meeting Notes: FY19 Budget Finale - Tax Increase of 3.6 Cents

At their special meeting Tuesday night, the Brattleboro Selectboard finalized the FY19 budget. They agreed on the amount of fund balance to tap, set a final property tax rate, and reviewed draft warnings for Town Meeting on March 6 and Representative Town Meeting on March 24.

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Ask-a-Cop: Can I Find Out Why I Got A Ticket and How He Knew I Was Speeding?

"I just have a quick question regarding traffic violations.

So I was visiting VT for the first time and ended up getting pulled over in Windsor VT.

Pulled out of the hotel's parking lot where i could see the police vehicle about 200ft down the road on the opposite side. The speed limit there was 25mph.

Waited until other cars passed by and i got out of the hotel's parking lot. Proceeded towards the police vehicle down the road.

I noticed immediately that the cruiser was right behind me, following me very closely for about .3 miles where he pulled me over.

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Marijuana Legalized In Vermont, Sort Of

Vermont has just become the first state to eliminate penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults. Governor Phil Scott signed H. 511 today.

If you are over 21, there will no longer be any penalty for having less than one ounce of marijuana. You may also have two mature and four immature marijuana plants. Buried a bit deeper, there is a provision for under 5 grams of hashish (instead of the one ounce of marijuana.) You may also now own paraphernalia for marijuana use.

According to the law, an immature marijuana plant means a female marijuana plant that has not flowered and that does not have any visible buds. A mature marijuana plant is defined as a female marijuana plant that has flowered and has visible buds.

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Brattleboro Street Closures for Tree Removal

The Town of Brattleboro has authorized Renaud Tree Care to temporarily close two streets to remove hazardous trees, as follows:

Monday, January 22, 2018 – Chapin Street will be closed to thru traffic between Linden Street and Oak Street from 9:30am to 2:00pm. Inclement weather date is Wednesday, January 24.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 – Vine Street will be closed to thru traffic between Pleasant Street and Locust Street from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Inclement weather date is Wednesday, January 26.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda - FY19 Budget

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6:15pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. ASL interpreters will be present for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8100

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee will meet on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room.

The Brattleboro ADA Committee will hold a special meeting Brown Bag Lunch on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12:00pm at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden located at 157 Main Street.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8100

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