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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5:00pm at the Brooks Memorial Library in the Mezzanine Meeting Room. It is anticipated that the committee will enter into executive session at 5:05pm to discuss agencies’ financial records exempt from the access to public records.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:30pm in the conference room at the Gibson Aiken Center. NOTE: new time and location.

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Building.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208


Emerging Women Leaders To Speak

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – A bumper sticker reads “It’s a man’s world…unless women vote.”

EmergeVermont would add “…and run for office.”

The state branch of a national organization, EmergeVermont is working to identify, train and encourage women who identify as Democrats or progressives to run for office at all levels of government, get elected, and serve their communities and state. Currently, there are branches in 24 states.


Selectboard Meeting Notes: Plastic Bag Ban Thickness Increased, FY19 Budget Overview

The Brattleboro Selectboard decided to revise their proposed plastic bag ban ordinance bag thickness, increasing it from 1 mil to 2.25 mil. This came after some special demonstrations and displays were presented and comments taken.

They also got a peek at the FY19 budget, with a review by the Town Manager that sets a course for in-depth analysis at a series of upcoming meetings. The board learned of continued steps in the realm of diversity, inclusion and equity. Groundworks received grant funds for operation of their new shelter, and results of the panhandling survey were reviewed. 


Brattleboro FY19 Draft Budget

Hello Community Members, here is the Town Manager's Cover memo (attached) summarizing the draft of the FY19 Budget that we will be reviewing tonight. Meeting is at 6:15, and is in the Library!


Brattleboro Veterans' Day Closings

In observance of Veterans’ Day, all Brattleboro Town Offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017, with the exception of emergency services.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Friday, November 10. All other violations will be enforced.

Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 10, 11 and 12, 2017.

The skating rink at Living Memorial Park will remain open normal hours throughout the weekend, with additional skating from 12:30pm to 2:30pm on Friday, November 10. All Recreation & Parks programs scheduled after 1:30pm on Friday, November 10,will be held as planned. All programs scheduled on Saturday, November 11, are NOT affected by the holiday.


Wills for Veterans!

Costello, Valente & Gentry will be offering a Wills for Veterans at the Brattleboro, VFW Post #1034 Nov. 10th from 10 am - 2 pm. This a service offered to all veterans, and is by donation only. All donations will be sent to The Warrior Connection.


Call 802-257-5533, email cvg@cvglawoffice.com, or visit www.cvglawoffice.com for information.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - November 7, 2017

A short agenda with big topics is on hand for the Brattleboro Selectboard at their next regular meeting. They'll be at the library, not the Municipal Center, due to voting.

The plastic bag ban, FY19 Proposed Budget, and an update on diversity, equity and inclusion are featured. They’ll also appoint committee members, approve a grant, and discuss the downtown survey.

You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

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


The Brattleboro Shop - Mug Season

Now that it is finally getting chilly out, it’s safe to say we are approaching Mug Season. The Brattleboro Shop, our online Brattleboro souvenir store, has many mugs for you. These mugs are great for tea, coffee, and cocoa, and make perfect gifts.

In addition to our unique collection of classic Brattleboro logos, mugs in The Brattleboro Shop also feature logos of historic Brattleboro enterprises.

How about a 1928 Brattleboro Trust Company logo mug, or one featuring the Brattleboro Ice Company?


Next West Brattleboro Association Meeting November 9th

The next monthly gathering of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be a potluck/meeting and will be held on Thursday evening, November 9th.  It will take place at 330 Meadowbrook Road, the home of Michael Bosworth.  The potluck will begin at 6pm with the meeting following at 7.

Several potential uses of the Sign Fund will be discussed, including historic site markers, holiday lights, and utility pole banners in the village center.  The WBA T-shirts will also be a topic, as will sending in an annual update to the region's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies.


iBrattleboro Poll

Brattleboro is considering a second sidewalk snowplow. That snowplow