Brattleboro Town Selectboard will hold a pre-town meeting information forum on Wednesday, March 15 at Academy School beginning at 7:00 PM. At 6:30 p.m., town meeting members of each district will be available to meet with constituents to offer residents an opportunity to share their views and discuss articles to be voted on at the annual meeting. Also, at that time, all three districts will be accepting nominations to fill town meeting member vacancies for 1 year.
District 1 has seven seats to appoint, District 2 has two seats to appoint, and District 3 has three seats to appoint.
As elections wrapped up in the Municipal Center, the Brattleboro Selectboard (minus John Allen) met at Brooks Memorial Library. They carried on regular business at a long table, with Selectboard at one end and Town staff at the other.
The board had much to say about the recent walk across the I-91 bridge. They also granted three liquor licenses, learned about a new financial report to aid them through facility construction, and set in motion a plan to change the speed limit along a portion of Rt. 142.
The quick results:
Brandie Starr and Tim Wessel will fill the available one year seats on the Brattleboro Selectboard. David Schoales, running unopposed will return in a 3 year seat.
Bag Ban non-binding resolution passes.
Compassionate City non-binding resolution passes.
Full unofficial results attached. Explore and analyze!
A beautiful, clear, cold day in Brattleboro for a town field trip to the new I-91 bridge, for a rare chance to walk across the bridge before it is opened to traffic. Many people took advantage of the offer of free bus rides to the site, departing from the BUHS parking lot at regular intervals.
Funding Information Network Provides Resources for Local Grantseekers
Brattleboro, Vermont, February 27, 2017 – Nonprofit organizations and other grant seekers in the Brattleboro area now have access to a valuable collection of resources at the Brooks Memorial Library, which has become a Funding Information Network partner with Foundation Center.
The next monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be held on Thursday, March 9th at 6:00 PM in the Hayes Court Community Room on Garfield Drive (just west of the W Bratt PO). After a review of the treasury report and the 2017 budget, the Neighborhoods Fund, and BizUp activities, the WBA will discuss various potential uses of the balance in the Sign Fund.
A feature of this month’s meeting is the WBA hosting of District 1 Town Meeting representatives at 7:00 that evening. This is a chance for area residents to engage in an informal Q&A regarding the warrant for the upcoming March 25th Annual Representative Town Meeting. This part of the meeting will be facilitated by Paula Melton and Chris Chapman, District 1 caucus co-chairs.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will discuss the possibility of a change in speed limit for Rt 142 at their regular meeting, to be held in the library on Town Meeting Day.
The board will also review progress with the police and fire facilities, renew an agreement with the Brattleboro Community Justice Center, apply for some money for a battery-powered “jaws of life” tool, tend to committee matters, and approve liquor licenses. They will also tour a newly-renovated Brooks Memorial Library.
You can bring up other issues not on the agenda during public participation.
The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:00pm in the Brooks Memorial Library Local History Room. NOTE the change in location.
The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 10:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
PUBLISHING AND PRINTING IN BRATTLEBORO TODAY
Write Action has joined the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library and the Brattleboro Historical Society in researching and promoting Brattleboro’s past heritage and present status as a “book town.” This current collaboration is focused on both the history of, and identifying and presenting today’s publishing and printing businesses as an important and vibrant part of our community.
The Brattleboro publishing and printing collaborative launched its initiative in 2015 with a public meeting that generated ideas about ways to promote the town’s book history and reputation. Subsequent projects have included the preparation of annotated bibliography about relevant holdings at the Brooks Memorial Library, and a public presentation about the Stephen Daye Press.
The design-build team of PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. and Figg Bridge Engineers, Inc. in conjunction with the Town of Brattleboro, invites the public to participate in guided walks across the 1,036-foot, three-span segmental I-91 Brattleboro Bridge on the afternoon of Saturday, March 4. During the walk, the community will have a chance to take pictures and ask questions about the bridge design and construction.
Visitors will be able to access the bridge by parking at the Brattleboro Union High School where school buses hired by the Town of Brattleboro will be waiting to load passengers and depart for the bridge. The buses will drop passengers off at the south approach of the new bridge where representatives from the design-build team will meet the groups for a guided walk to the north end. The shuttle buses will be waiting on the north end for pick up and return to the high school.