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Brattleboro Selectboard Vacancy

The Brattleboro Selectboard is seeking candidates to fill a Selectboard vacancy created by the resignation of member Ken Schneck.

Persons interested in serving the remainder of this term (ending March 24, 2014) should send letters of interest to the Town Manager’s Office (Attn: Selectboard Vacancy, 230 Main Street, Suite 208, Brattleboro VT 05301).

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Selectboard Meeting Notes: Should Non-Payers of Property Tax Contribute Anyway?

The Brattleboro Selectboard chose an architectural engineering firm for the Police Fire Facility project at their Tuesday meeting. The board also started a discussion about asking property owners with tax exemptions to pay something anyway for the services they receive.

Arkham fought for and received their outdoor consumption permit, the Town got a clean bill of health from auditors, the Grand List is up, and an upcoming Selectboard vacancy was officially announced. Read on for details.

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Co-op Prices

I’ve been following along in the Co-op newsletter as General Manager Alex Gyori explains the ongoing woes at the Brattleboro Food Co-op.  In a discussion that has ranged from construction problems brought on by the bankruptcy of their lead contractor BayButt to the viccissitudes of Malfunction Junction, Gyori has enumerated a substantial list of “challenges” that the Co-op has faced since opening the new store last summer.

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BS&L Main Office Will Be Closed for Strolling of the Heifers Parade - Chesterfield Office Will Be Open!

BS&L Main Office Will Be Closed for Strolling of the Heifers Parade - Chesterfield Office Will Be Open!

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - June 4, 2013

An architect and engineer for the Police Fire Facility Project might be selected at the next regular Tuesday meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard.

The board will return to the issue of serving drinks outdoors at Arkham, begin the process of filling an upcoming Selectboard vacancy, issue warrants for unlicensed dogs, and begin making Town Committee appointments. And you can bring up anything else not on the agenda during Public Participation.

Watch on BCTV or attend in person, and look here for full coverage on Wednesday.

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VY Push Poll?

On Wednesday, June 28, a caller identified himself as calling from "Vermont Opinion Services," asking me to answer some questions. It soon became apparent that this was what is known as a push poll - a poll paid for by one side of an issue. The questions in this poll all related to Vermont Yankee, energy in general, and nuclear power. 

Some of the questions were as follows: (not exact quotes, but taken from my notes of the call)

-Do you support keeping Vermont Yankee operating knowing it helps make Vermont energy independent?

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Public Is Invited To Hear Frances Moore Lappé, Other Speakers, At Slow Living Summit

The Strolling of the Heifers Slow Living Summit has announced that the plenary sessions featuring its most prominent speakers — including Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappé — will be open to the public, with an optional donation of $10 requested at the door. All of the sessions are at the Latchis Theatre. The schedule is as follows:

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Brattleboro Selectboard Vacancy - Appointment Process

Shortly after the Brattleboro Selectboard’s May 21, 2013 meeting, Ken Schneck formally notified the Town Clerk of his resignation from the Selectboard effective June 19, 2013.

The process for selecting a new Selectboard member is governed by Brattleboro’s Town Charter and the Selectboard’s Rules For Conduct Of Meetings And Hearings. Applicable language is quoted below.

Article IV, Section 4 of the Charter provides:
“When a member of the selectboard resigns . . . the office shall become vacant.”

The Charter continues that:
“When a vacancy occurs on the board, the remaining selectboard shall fill the vacancy by appointment until the next regularly scheduled election.”

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee Meeting & Agenda

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 5:30pm in the Brooks Memorial Library community room.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Brattleboro Energy Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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