The Selectboard has found a way, they think, to keep the municipal tax rate the same as last year. A new dog park is anticipated to join the skatepark at the top of Living Memorial Park. There’s a new financial and budget plan in the works for the town, and new zoning is also underway.
The press, however, abandoned this meeting when there were election results to chase, leaving the board to lament a total lack of reporting, other than BCTV, of important issues.
Read on for the full report of the over four hour meeting.
Once again, the voters of the Town of Brattleboro have weighed in. Since all of the candidates were running unopposed, they all won. Turnout was not listed but it appears to be just under 1000 voters.
On the ballot questions, there were four, numbered 2 through 5. All of the ballot questions failed, including and notably, the 1% sales tax. John Allen suggested at tonight's Selectboard meeting that with this vote (nearly 2-1 against), the Selectboard might want to give the 1% LOST tax a rest for a while.
Outside the snow is falling and Brattleboro snow plows are plowing. Just another night in the town that spring forgot...on Town Meeting Day 2015. Read on for links to full results and ballots.
Come join in the fun! Gallery Walk Friday, March 6th is the First Annual Spring Forward Extravaganza hosted by the Brattleboro Time Trade!
MUSIC by The Snaz, Jesse Lepkoff and Luz Elena Morey • Silent Auction • Spring Gardening Show
• Dessert Bar and Cafe • Raffles, games, free give-aways!
Brattleboro Time Trade members trade time (and not money), thereby building community & friendships, helping people share skills, meet needs and have fun!
Gallery Walk Friday, March 6 from 4:30 - 8:30 pm at the River Garden
More information available on our website
All candidates elected. All ballot measures defeated.
Richard Evers is a write-in candidate for a District 3 Town Meeting Member seat. I have been well acquainted with Richard for twenty years and have always known him to be interested in and aware of town issues. He is thoughtful and uses good judgement. I recommend writing in his name for a District 3 Town Meeting Member seat.
Brattleboro Time Trade:
Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time.
BTT's First Annual Spring Forward Extravaganza THIS FRIDAY!
Friday, March 6 from 4:30-8:30 pm at the River Garden (during Gallery Walk):
• Spring Gardening Show • Music
• Silent Auction & Raffle • Dessert Bar & Cafe!
See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade is all about!
Broad Brook Grange’s annual Sugar on Snow Supper will be held Saturday, March 7, at the Grange hall in Guilford Center. Always the first sugar supper of the season in Windham County, the meal features ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, cole slaw, potato salad, rolls, pickles, homemade donuts, and Guilford maple sugar on Guilford snow.
There will be three seatings: at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 pm. At each seating, a half-gallon of Guilford maple syrup will be raffled.
BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 3/2/15
Monday, March 2, 2015
12:00 am Ethan Allen Homestead: Reflecting on the Past
1:06 am The Last Pipe Keeper
1:30 am Valley Homegrown: Bay Rd 2/10/14
2:30 am VT Council on Rural Development: Climate Change Summit 2/18/15 Pt 1
4:00 am Road to Recovery: Join the Voices for Recovery
Because the media are not perfect, there are three misconceptions that persist about the amendments and I would like to clear them up in these last days before the election.
First, the charter clearly shows how the representative town meeting (RTM) restricted the rights to call for votes. Anyone can check this our on the town web site: See brattleboro.org, click “Charter, ordinances” > “charter”.
The RTM did uselessly lower a signature requirement but at the same time authorized
themselves to vote first and block the petitioned article from the ballot. Their revision (charter article III 2 B)
Those who follow This Day In History on a regular basis might recall a couple of mentions of members of the community rehearsing to perform as cards for an upcoming entertaining exhibition of "Living Whist." Well, you will be pleased to know that the event was a success.
Below you'll find the almost complete account of the event as told in the Phoenix on March 3, 1895. (The scanned newspaper was torn in one place, so I copied as much as was available.)
If we have any whist players, perhaps the game could be explained a bit?
Speaking rhetorically about legalizing marijuana, I hear the repeating theme that VT needs to do it right, especially every time CO and WA is brought up.
But I have wondered of late, how it is that we can do it wrong?
The unbiased reports from CO especially, and WA all report the upshot results of marijuana legalization are very favorable by every indicator. Yet, except for the deranged Patrick 'Druggy' Kennedy's so-called Smart group it's not clear exactly what can go wrong.
The Fairpoint workers strike is finally resolved on a Friday edition of 5:45 Live that includes more from the NRC with Thursday's NDCAP meeting, lots of town meeting prep and much more. Click here to find it at brattleboroTV.org.
A member of marching band and the math club. A basketball player. A member of the Air Force. Sinbad has been all of these things, but he is best known for comedy.
His style is very clean. I can almost avoid giving the warning for bad language with his show, in which he often comes across as a big kid, or maybe a nutty uncle. He seems like he would be fun to invite to a party.
A new dog park for Brattleboro? It will be up for discussion at the next regular Tuesday meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard, to be held in the BCTV studios to make room for Election Day activities on the second floor of the Municipal Center.
The board will hear legal opinions on bonds and bids, hear about the new zoning ordinances being planned, continue with decisons relating to Pay As You Throw, and will discuss assessing penalties and/or suing Brattleboro businesses to collect the business license fees.
You can participate by attending in person, or you can watch on BCTV. We'll have the full account here the day after.
BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF MEETING
The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.