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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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Many Brattleboro Committees To Interview Police Chief Candidates

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 9:45am at the Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road entrance.    It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 9:50am to discuss an appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.

The Brattleboro Police Chief Search Community Committee will meet on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 9:45am at the Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road entrance.    It is anticipated that the Committee will enter into executive session at 9:50am to discuss an appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.

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Selectboard Meeting Notes: Emergency Planning

The Brattleboro Selectboard, what remained of them, heard all about emergency plans at their Tuesday meetng. Plans for schools, plans for employees, and plans in general for disasters, mass casualties, and other situations everyone agrreed would be best if we never faced.

Read on for the details.

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Brattleboro Entergy Settlement Funds Working Group Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Entergy Settlement Funds Working Group will meet on Wednesday, August 20, 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 -August 19, 2014

Emergency response capabilities for tragic events at schools will be the primary topic of discussion for the Brattleboro Selectboard at their next Tuesday meeting at the Municipal Center. The board will hear how Brattleboro’s response plan is “unlike any other in the state.”

In addition to the school response plan, the board will learn more about our general response plan for disasters and emergencies, will conduct staffing level reviews triggered by resignations of a dispatcher for the police department and an account clerk at the library, and will discuss forming a regional economic hub issue committee.

Attend in person or watch on BCTV.

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Notice of Democratic Town Caucus to Elect Nominees to Serve as Justice of the Peace

Notice is hereby given that the Democratic Town Committee of Brattleboro will hold a caucus for the purpose of electing nominees to stand for election as justice of the peace on the 2014 general election ballot.

The meeting will be held at Brattleboro Savings & Loan (in the community room around behind the building) on August 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.  If no one is at the door, there is a doorbell which will alert someone to let you in.  (This is especially important if you're a couple of minutes late, or as we Democrats say, "on time.")

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Road Work

August 15, 2014

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Milling of three streets was completed on Thursday and clean up around structures and along curb lines is taking place as planned on Friday. Resurfacing has been pushed back to Wednesday and Thursday, August 20-21. The tentative schedule has Lane Construction starting on Cotton Mill Hill, followed by Fairground Road and Birge Street. The second day would be Chapin, Grove Street and finally on Guilford Street. This can change with rainy weather between now and then.

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