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Selectboard Meeting Notes: Skatepark at LMP, MLK Day Adopted, New Police Chief Named

The Brattleboro Selectboard had several important decisions and announcements at their regular Tuesday meeting. A new Town Manager will soon be hired, a new Police Chief has been sworn in, a skatepark site has been selected,  and Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be henceforth recognized in Brattleboro.

The police will also get new equipment, and Brattleboro is being recognized for energy efficiency achievements. Read on for all the important details, and then some.

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Shocked: We Are (Not) The Only Brattleboro

I was doing some research for the book I am writing about novelist and newspaper man, T. P. James, who lived in Brattleboro in the 1870s, before moving onward. In  the course of my research, I stumbled on this listing of a newspaper called the Headlight in Brattleboro in 1886.

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I was very curious to see the county listed for Brattleboro, as Edgecombe County. Then I noticed that I was in the North Carolina portion of the newspaper directory. 

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Entergy Settlement Funds Working Group Meeting Agenda

The Entergy Settlement Funds Working Group will meet on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Planning Services Department at the Municipal Center.

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

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - September 2, 2014

What to do about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and where to site the town's skatepark will be the main items up for discussion at the next regular Tuesday meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard.

You may also be interested in the budget, grants, hazard plan, and other routine business to come before the board. You can attend in person, comment on agenda items, or bring up other issues not on the agenda during Public Participation. Watch on BCTV, and read all about it the day after right here.

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Expect Weekend Traffic Delays on I-91 in Brattleboro Area

The traveling public is advised to expect traffic delays on I-91 northbound between Exits 2 and 3 in the Brattleboro area. These delays are likely to occur during periods of high traffic volume. Expect delays on I-91 Northbound on Friday afternoon and evening, and on I-91 Southbound on Sunday afternoon. Special consideration should be given to the start and end of Holidays as well.

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Many Brattleboro Committee Vacancies

The Town of Brattleboro is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards:

Agricultural Advisory Board
Arts Committee
BASIC (Brattleboro Area Skatepark is Coming) – must be Brattleboro resident
Development Review Board Alternate
Energy Committee
Fence Viewer (by statute, must be legal voter of the Town)

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Brattleboro Labor Day Closures

Monday, September 1, 2014, with the exception of emergency services.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, August 31, and Monday, September 1. All other violations, including extended parking, will be enforced.

Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday, August 31, and Monday, September 1.

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Brattleboro Police Chief Search Evaluation Committee Meeting

The Brattleboro Police Chief Search Evaluation Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:00am in the Town Manager’s office at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Committee will enter into executive session at 8:00am to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.

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

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Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Ad Hoc Futures Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Ad Hoc Futures Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00ppm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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

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Brattleboro Friday Pave Update

August 22, 2014

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Paving on Western Avenue was cancelled for Friday night due to wet roads, drizzle and the possibility of heavier rain. Crews return Saturday night 8/23 starting at 7 pm.

Resurfacing on remaining town streets of Birge, Chapin, Grove, and Guilford has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 27. This is due to the past two days of rain and the Tuesday elections in Brattleboro held off Grove Street.

Brattleboro Public Works

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 5:30pm in conference room #304, third floor in the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 5:30pm to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.

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

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Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Advisory Committee/Working Group

The Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Advisory Committee/Working Group will meet on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:30pm 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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Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Cancelled

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee meeting previously scheduled on August 26, 2014 has been cancelled.

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

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) Meeting Agenda & Minutes

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 5:30pm in the Community Room at the Brooks Memorial Library.

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

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Paving Update

August 21, 2014

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Due to today’s rain paving on remaining streets, Birge, Chapin, Grove and Guilford Streets have been postponed until Monday, August 25. The work may go into Tuesday.

Milling and paving on Western Avenue is planned for Friday night with a rain date of Saturday night. Work begins after 6 pm with delays expected.

Brattleboro Public Works

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