It is time for the October 2022 dashboard summary. We continue semi-regular COVID-19 dashboard numbers from the Vermont Department of Health, and MA and NH counties that surround Brattleboro, as long as they continue providing them. Scroll down the new comments for the latest.
Vermont and MA have very limited looks at what are going on these days, with weekly snapshots. NH attempt daily updates but doesn’t always give new totals. We try…. : )
I. CALL TO ORDER—6:00 p.m. — Michelle Luetjen-Green, Board Chair
II. ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATE
III. New Business
A. Board Development Workshops Update/Scheduling
B. Superintendent Evaluation Rubric
• Review and Steps Forward with Sue Ceglowski, Executive Director of VSBA
C. Code of Ethics Discussion
• Motion: Shall the WSESD Board employ Deborah Lee Luskin to serve as Parliamentarian to help the WSESD Board learn Robert’s Rules of Order?
IV. PRESENTATION: Trauma Informed Practices / Social Emotional Learning”
1. Approval of Minutes
2. Year to Date Fiscal Review; 1st quarter FY 2023
3. Whetstone Village Property update
4. Recommendation to Board to Approve Warrants and Payrolls
In observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday and Monday, October 9 and 10, 2022. All other violations will be enforced.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MENU
Oct 3 Baked Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
Peas & Pearl Onions
Next Stage Arts and Twilight Music present an Acoustic Guitar Summit with guitar virtuosos Pierre Bensusan and Tim Sparks at Next Stage on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm.
If World Music means the fusion of traditional, contemporary, jazz, classical, and pop music, then French-Algerian acoustic guitar legend, vocalist, and composer Pierre Bensusan is one of the most eloquent World Music musicians of our time. Winner of the Independent Music Award for his triple live album “Encore,” voted Best World Music Guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine reader’s Poll, and winner of the Rose d’Or at the Montreux Festival for his debut album, Pierre is recognized as one of the greatest guitar players of the 21st century. Since his first performances in 1974 in France, the “The Prince of DADGAD” has sold half a million albums and given thousands of concerts around the globe, both solo and through numerous collaborations. “Pierre can only justly be compared to someone of the stature of Keith Jarrett; so total is his mastery of the solo instrument, his dazzling harmony, his many innovations, and his deft command of counterpoint, the jazz idiom, folk expression, and all genres between and beyond.” (Guitar Player Magazine)
The Brattleboro Fire Department (BFD) is currently undergoing a strategic planning process, facilitated by an independent consulting firm (AP Triton Consulting). A Sept 21 BFD press release, which you can find on the Brattleboro Town website brattleboro.org states the Department is ”developing an EMS [Emergency Medical Service] study and is seeking community input …. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 31. The Brattleboro Fire Department’s Community Survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bfdcitizens”
There is a long history here that we all need to review.
The public is invited to attend an Election 2022 workshop sponsored by the Media Mentoring Project. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7pm via Zoom.
The program, How to be an Informed Voter: Cutting through the spin and disinformation, will explore the impact disinformation has on elections, how citizens can cut through the noise to find accurate and credible information about the candidates and the election process, and the role state officials and the media can play in protecting election integrity.
The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee is accepting applications for FY24 Human Services Funding. The Application, as well as Instructions and Guidelines, are posted on the Brattleboro Town website – www.brattleboro.org. The deadline to submit applications to the Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office via e-mail is Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 5:00pm.
The information session regarding Human Services Funding is scheduled on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 5:00pm at the Brattleboro Municipal Center (230 Main Street) in the Selectboard Meeting Room and by an online platform (to be determined and later posted on the Town of Brattleboro’s website).
Registered Guilford Voters,
Due to unexpected circumstances, the Justice of the Peace candidates were not submitted in time to be placed on the original ballot for the November 8, 2022, General Election. You will not automatically receive this ballot, as you did with the original ballot. You must request this ballet if you plan to vote in advance. There are a number of contests for JP this time, so it is important to have full voter participation.
ATTENTION: BCTV channel 1075 is moving to channel 1079. Channel 1075 will no longer be BCTV as of October 27, 2022.
BCTV Channel 1075 (1078) schedule for the week of 10/3/22
Monday, October 3, 2022
4:30 am Windham County Genealogy Interest Group – Military Records–Revolutionary Pension and Fold3 Database
6:30 am BCTV Annual Meeting – BCTV Members Meeting 2022
7:05 am Vote for Vermont – Manufactured Homes 3/31/22
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Brattleboro Literary Festival – Ancestor Trouble with Maud Newton and Rebecca Donner 9/9/22