For those keeping track, it’s now May 2021, and we continue daily COVID-19 dashboard numbers from the Vermont Department of Health, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and MA and NH counties that surround Brattleboro. Scroll down the new comments for the latest.
I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – David Schoales, Board Chair
• Chloe Leary, Winston Prouty Center – Childrens’ Integrated Services
• Cassandra Holloway, BPAC – Prevention Efforts in the Community
6:00-6:05 Call to order Public Hearing
6:05-7:00 Public Hearing on proposed land use amendments
1. Staff Presentation on proposed land use amendments
2. Public Comment
6:55-7:00 Adjourn Public Hearing
7:00 – 7:05 Open Public Meeting
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12, DMI Paving (a contractor of the town) will be patching Western Avenue between Melrose ST and Meadowbrook Rd. The work is expected to take place between 7 am and 5 pm.
(Rain date: Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14)
Motorists should expect delays in the area and seek alternate routes during these days.
The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus will perform their spring “Singalong Finale” via Zoom on Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 9 at 4 pm.
As we finish our 25th anniversary year, the chorus will be singing songs led by Director Becky Graber and some guests as well! Some of the songs are very easy to join along with, and Becky will teach a song or two to all. Singalong-goers can register online via Zoom and pay for a ticket using the links on our website.
Singers will be muted, though we will hear harmonized vocal tracks, so feel free to sing along in the comfort of your homes, if you wish.
The Brattleboro Selectboard heard the sad tale of the Parking Fund and its many losses over the previous, current, and probably future year at Tuesday’s meeting. Estimates for the coming year are just guesses. One of the hardest financial discussions ever, the Town Manager told the board.
Everything else, however, went smoothly. The Utilities Fund is pretty much as it was before. New paving projects have been approved. Winston-Prouty got a liquor license (for a single event for grown ups, ahem…), and more. No public participation, either. “A return to normal,” your reporter snarks snarkily.
Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed per Title 20, Section 3581(c) of Vermont State Statutes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all licenses being renewed must be processed through the mail or online at www.brattleboro.org. Alternatively, you may drop your payment and forms in the Town Business drop box in the Municipal Parking lot, attached to the wooden light pole.
Vaccination against rabies is required by Vermont Statutes before licensing. A current vaccination means:
I. CALL TO ORDER – 4:30 PM – Anne Beekman
II. Approval of March 24, 2021 Minutes
III. Policy E13- Access Control
Americans and others in the wealthiest countries may only have temporary protection against COVID unless there is more of a worldwide effort to vaccinate people in poorer countries. The science tells us that the longer the virus thrives and is able to mutate in countries with low vaccination rates the more the character of the pandemic changes.
The U.S. and other wealthy countries have hoarded millions of doses of vaccine and that has proven to be a very short-sighted way to deal with a pandemic. There are few places on the globe not affected by COVID and that means that we have to accept the fact that control of the virus depends on global cooperation. The needed level of cooperation has been slow to evolve.
BCTV Channel 1085 schedule for the week of 5/3/21
Monday, May 3, 2021
5:00 am VT Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel – VT NDCAP – 4/12/21 Mtg
8:00 am The David Pakman Show – The David Pakman Show – Weekly Broadcast
9:00 am Energy Week with George Harvey – This Week’s Energy News
10:00 am Brattleboro Development Review Board – Brattleboro DRB Mtg 4/21/21
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu May 3 to May 7
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MENU
May 3 Baked Stuffed Shells
Vermont grants for barn stabilization and restoration. Be sure to see the manual before starting your project, because to be eligible the project may not have been started before the application was submitted.