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Selectboard Meeting Notes - Municipal Broadband, A Rebellious Abatement, Potholes, and More

The Brattleboro Selectboard held a meeting full of exciting twists and turns. From a sudden interest in municipal broadband to a re-examination of requiring write-in candidates to pre-register, the meeting was full of surprises.

There were the scheduled issues as well with liquor licenses renewed, an animal control officer appointed, grants accepted, and so on, but even these provided curious side paths.  Consider, for example, that the board decided to willingly challenge what they felt was an unfair ordinance, all in the name of compassion.  Or the matter of the fly in need of rescue...  In short, it was an eventful meeting.  

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Brattleboro Parking Lot Snow Removal

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.

Snow and ice will be removed from the parking lots in the downtown area this evening.

Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 1:00am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - February 20, 2018

Remember the news about the $2.3 million pollution control grant? At their next regular meeting, the Brattleboro Selectboard will accept and appropriate those funds for reducing the debt on the waste water treatment facility.

The board will grant annual liquor licenses, consider abating some taxes, hear from new friends of cemeteries, consider a PILOT agreement for the Windham Solid Waste Management District, and more. You can always bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.

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Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Brew Barry Conference Room #2 at the 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 Closures on Presidents' Day

In observance of Presidents’ Day, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018, with the exception of emergency services.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday and Monday, February 18 and February 19. All other violations will be enforced.

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Tree Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:30pm in the conference room at the Gibson Aiken Center located at 207 Main Street.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, February 15, 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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Downtown Brattleboro Parking Lot Snow Removal

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.

Snow and ice will be removed from the parking lots in the downtown area this evening.

Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 1:00am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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Downtown Brattleboro Street Snow Removal

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.

Snow and ice will be removed from the streets in the downtown area this evening.

Parked vehicles in the downtown district must be removed by 11:00pm or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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Brattleboro Taxes & Utilities Due

The third installment of the 2017 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes will be due on February 15th, 2018. Payments made after February 15th, 2018 will have an additional 1% interest added to the unpaid balance.

The utility billing is also due on February 15th, 2018. Payments made after February 15th, 2018 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.

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Selectboard Meeting Notes - 2013 Grant Pays Off, Brattleboro Awarded Over $2.36 Million

The Brattleboro Selectboard held a mostly happy meeting Tuesday night. Most seemed happy that their budget meetings were behind them, John Allen was happy he only had a few meetings left on the board, and all were very happy by somewhat surprising news of a very large grant to help pay for the waste water treatment plant.

The board heard a substantially complete report of the police and fire facilities, with final details expected soon-ish. The Main Street bridge will be repaired, highway mileage has been counted, a liquor license issued, committee member appointed, and meetings set. Heated lunches may be soon available at the Gibson-Aiken Center, too.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - February 6, 2018

The Brattleboro Selectboard will talk about bridges at their first regular meeting in February. A state inspection shows some work needs to be done on the bridge near the Co-op.

The board will get a final report on the Police and Fire facilities projects as well as a look at the total costs for all three building projects. They'll also make a committee appointment, approve a liquor license, schedules some meetings, and more. And you can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Notes - FY19 Budget Approved, Town Meeting Warnings Set

The Brattleboro Selectboard held a five minute meeting on Tuesday evening, sans David Schoales, to take final steps to approve their budget and meeting warnings.

Chair Kate O’Connor said that this is the same budget that they had been discussing “over and over and over,” and that they needed to approve it and send it along to Representative Town Meeting.

“So moved,” said John Allen.

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Unofficial 2018 Brattleboro Candidate List

The unofficial names for the officers on the ballot have been announced. Pending a review of their signatures, here are the candidates for 2018:

MODERATOR - 1 yr. (elect 1)

Lawrin Crispe

LISTER - 3 yrs. (elect 1)

Katherine Dowd

SELECTBOARD - 3 yrs. (elect 1) - starts 3/26

Brandie Starr

SELECTBOARD - 1 yr. (elect 2) - starts 3/26

Tim Wessel

Shanta Lee Gander

William Forchion

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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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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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