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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda - Civil Litigation

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:30am in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Board will immediately enter into executive session to discuss pending or probable civil litigation to which the Town is or may be a party and mediation or arbitration. If time allows following the executive session, it is anticipated that the Board will enter into deliberative session to discuss site visits and public hearings held on June 28, 2016, re: (1) Minshall Street, (2) Bittersweet Lane, and (3) Wickopee Hill Road / Gulf Road.

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5:30pm at the Brooks Memorial Library in the community room.

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

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Selectboard Meeting Notes - Cappy Retiring, Station Plans Approved, Finances Lookin' Good

Town Clerk Annette Cappy is retiring! Oh, dear. Oh, my.

Plans for Central Fire Station were discussed and approved by the Brattleboro Selectboard at their regular Tuesday meeting at the Municipal Center on Tuesday. Finances are looking good on many fronts, a big Caribbean food and culture festival was given permission to take place, the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance told the board what they’ve been up to recently, a new highway arts project got permission to find out if the project was feasible, and more.

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Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 4:00pm 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 Agenda and Notes - July 19, 2016

The future of the Municipal Center is just one of many issues the Brattleboro Selectboard will take up at their next regular meeting.

Central Fire Station plans will be reviewed, the board will get a preliminary look at the 2016 year end financial report, they will hear about downtown activities, and consider an arts project for highways. All this and more. You can attend in person, participate, and bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 4:00pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 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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Next WBA Meeting on Thursday, July 14th at Westgate Housing

The next monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be held on Thursday, July 14th at 6:00 PM in the Community Room at Westgate Housing on Westgate Drive. Park on Westgate Drive if there is no room in the lot.

After a review of the treasury report and addressing the issue of directors and officers insurance, there will be an update on the spring plantings and the upcoming BizUp event.  Among other pending issues to be addressed are the result (if any) of the Thompson Trust application for the Neighborhoods Fund and an update on West B neighborhoods and drugs.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - July 5, 2016

The Brattleboro Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 6:15pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. ASL interpreters will be available for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.

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

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Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee Agenda

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:15am 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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Every-Other-Week Trash Pick Up Begins in Brattleboro on July 11th!

On July 11th Brattleboro curbside trash-recycling-compost pick up with transition. 

While recycling and compost will continue to be picked up every week, trash will be picked up every-other-week!

Trash will be picked up on an "A" - "B" alternating weekly schedule.  To find out whether your street is and "A" or "B" street consult the town-wide mailing you received about a month ago or go to the town website (www.brattleboro.org) and click on "Bi-weekly trash pickup information" under "NEWS" on the right hand side of the Home Page. Then click on "List of A/B Streets."  Or you can call the town at 251-8103.

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Brattleboro Goes Fourth Set To Celebrate July 4th

BRATTLEBORO — The “By the People: Brattleboro Goes Fourth” citizens committee invites the public to the town’s 43rd annual Independence Day celebration, set for Monday, July 4, with a morning parade downtown and afternoon and evening program of family activities and fireworks at Living Memorial Park.

Some 50 marching units — including the Brattleboro American Legion and Brattleboro Union High School bands, veterans, civic and youth groups — will kick off the festivities at 10 a.m. with a parade along Canal and Main streets to the town Common.

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Brattleboro Fourth of July Closings and Events

In observance of the July 4th holiday, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, with the exception of emergency services.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4. All other violations will be enforced.

Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.

Trash, recycling and composting schedules will be delayed by one day. This is also a reminder that curbside trash pickup will be every-other-week starting on July 11.

Any questions regarding the BeeLine Bus should be directed to Southeast Vermont Transit at 802-460-7433 or 888-869-6287.

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND FIREWORKS

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda - Visiting Streets

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 and will conduct site visits at three locations (see agenda). The Board will convene at 5:15pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center then recess and move to each of the three sites to hold site visits. At the conclusion of the site visits, the Board will reconvene the special meeting in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center (approximately 7:30pm) and hold public hearings pertaining to each site.

ASL interpreters will be available for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community members when the Board reconvenes at the Municipal Center after the site visits.

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

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 5:30pm at the Brooks Memorial Library in the community room.

The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 4:00pm 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 - Successful Union Negotiations and General Goodness For Solstice

The Brattleboro Selectboard approved of contracts for most of the town’s union and non-union employees, with a range of raises, salary adjustments, and benefits packaged at minimal additional cost to taxpayers over the next three years. The negotiating process went smoothly, with cooperation on all sides, pleasing those involved.

Brattleboro’s 4th of July parade permit was approved, finances are looking good, tax bills will be delayed, Bradley House got lots of money, paving will be done under budget, grants were accepted, the town is suing over a breached contract, citizens were appointed to committees, a property will be demolished, Brattleboro businesses will face fines, and more.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - June 21, 2016

Raises and benefits for town employees will be among the various items the Brattleboro Selectboard plans to discuss at their next regular Tuesday meeting at the Municipal Center.

Attend in person or watch on BCTV, and you’ll learn more about grants, paving, finances, parade permits, Business Property Tax Fines, and more! You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.

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Brattleboro Energy Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 5:00pm in the Planning Services Department at the Municipal Center. NOTE: This meeting replaces the meeting that was previously scheduled on July 4.

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

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Brattleboro Committee Meetings and Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:00am in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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Selectboard Meeting Notes: Something Borrowed

It took the Brattleboro Selectboard less time to approve of a $7.8 million bond application than it did to learn about the Southern Vermont Dance Festival. Both were equally approved and proclaimed at Tuesday’s meeting.

Gibson Aiken gym windows will be replaced, paving projects have been funded, Brattleboro aims to buy property along the Whetstone to help with flood prevention and water quality, the cemetery committee and ordinance are evolving, and the annual dog warrant has been issued.

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West Brattleboro Association Monthly Meeting June 9th

Hi, all -

The next West Brattleboro Association monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, June 9th at 6 pm at the Hayes Court Community Room on Garfield Drive.

The agenda is below the dotted line.

- Michael B.

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