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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of July 27

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge.

Route 30

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. This reduction will remain in effect through the Spring of 2016. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 will be reduced to a single lane intermittently both day and night, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

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Entergy Settlement Funds Working Group Meeting & Agenda

The newly established Entergy Settlement Funds Working Group will meet on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00pm in the Planning Services Department at the Municipal Center. Attached is the agenda.

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

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Man Drags Stolen Parking Meter

A few weeks ago, I noticed a missing parking meter on Canal St, with a dirt trail from it leading up the street. It seemed very curious; not something sanctioned by the town, so I decided to check my security footage to see if I could find when it happened it. Sure enough, I found it, right around 2am a few days after the 4th.

Some guy came up to it, rocked it back and forth, and ripped it right from the ground. Left the scene when a dog walker approached, but came back around 25 minutes later wearing a headlamp. Grabbed it, and dragged it up Canal St until dissapearing from view. It was pretty hilarious. Must have been noisy, I'm surprised no one saw it.

 

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Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8:30am 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 Representative Town Meeting ad hoc Futures Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting ad hoc Futures Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 6:00pm 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 Selectboard Special Meeting Scheduled - Goals, Paving, Skatepark Site Visits

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 5:00pm 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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Selectboard Meeting Notes: Brattleboro Town Manager Search 3.0, Money, and Beer

The Brattleboro Selectboard has decided to again attempt a search for a new Town Manager after the second search process resulted in two qualified applicants finding other jobs closer to their homes. The process was also harmed, in some unnamed but serious manner, by confidential information being published by the Reformer newspaper last week, according to Chair David Gartenstein, who was not pleased.

Brattleboro will see a new brewery open in town, new equipment for town departments, a new committee tasked with identifying Brattleboro’s share of Entergy funds, new parking spaces, new no parking spaces, and more.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - July 15, 2014

We’ll get an update on the (second) Town Manager search at Tuesday’s meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard. The board will also approve a license for a new brewery, rename a road, award various bids including the purchase of a “one ton class dual drum articulating vibratory roller,” and more.

You can bring up other issues not on the agenda during public participation, or just weigh in on what’s already being discussed if you attend in person at the Municipal Center. You can also watch on BCTV, and read full coverage here the day after.

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Brattleboro Energy Committee Meeting and Agenda

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, July 14, 2014 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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Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw Advisory Committee/Working Group Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw Advisory Committee/Working Group will meet on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:30pm 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 Tax Schedule 2014

Notice to Taxpayers

The taxpayers of the Town of Brattleboro are hereby notified and warned that Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes assessed upon the Grand List of 2014 are now due and payable to the Town Treasurer at the Treasurer’s Office in the Brattleboro Municipal Center, 230 Main Street, Suite 111, Brattleboro, Vermont, in four equal installments as follows:

1st Installment due August 15, 2014
2nd Installment due November 17, 2014
3rd Installment due February 17, 2015
4th Installment due May 15, 2015

You are further notified that Real Estate and Personal Property tax will be charged interest at the rate of 1% per month on any overdue payment of tax installment, together with any other charged provided by law.

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July West Brattleboro Association meeting

Hi, all those interested in West Brattleboro - Next Thursday, July 10 is the West Brattleboro Association's monthly meeting, at the New England House at 6pm.  We are having this meeting partly to make some decisions, including on the location of Welcome signs.  An agenda is below the dotted line.  We will not have any guest speaker, so there will be quality time for internal discussion.

Plans are proceeding for a Chamber/WBA mixer on Thursday, July 31 at the New England House.

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Brattleboro Town Arts Committee Meeting and Agenda

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 4:00pm 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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Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting ad hoc Futures Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting ad hoc Futures Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 6:00pm 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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Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee Meeting and Agenda

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:00am at Marlboro College Graduate Center in the VCIL conference room.

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

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