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Selectboard unanimously adopts Town Plan

BRATTLEBORO—BRATTLEBORO — After a second public hearing at the May 15 regular Selectboard meeting, the Board unanimously voted to adopt the 2018 Town Plan.

Board Chair Kate O’Connor noted two public hearings are required, and the first one happened at the May 1 Selectboard meeting.

Planning Director Rod Francis, Planner Sue Fillion, and Elizabeth McLoughlin and Josh Steele from the Planning Commission attended the Board meeting to answer questions, but other than a few comments, there were none.

Selectboard member Brandie Starr reminded the public that the Town Plan is “a living document,” and not to panic if something important appears to be missing. She noted “a lot of work happens closer to the ground."

In response to Board member David Schoales’ comment about the number of printed copies of the document, Fillion assured him the Planning Department made more copies available on thumb drives and on the town’s website.

In her closing remarks, O’Connor thanked everyone on the Planning Commission for their work on the Town Plan. “It’s a huge task,” she said.

Citizens are sought for town committees, boards

BRATTLEBORO — The town is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards: Agricultural Advisory Board, ADA Committee, Arts Committee, Cemetery Committee, Citizen Police Communications Committee, Conservation Commission, and full and alternate members for the Design Review Committee and Development Review Board.

Also, Energy Committee; Energy Coordinator; Fence Viewers (by statute, they must be legal voters of the town); Honor Roll; Inspector of Lumber, Shingles, and Wood; Planning Commission; Recreation and Parks Board; Rescue Inc. Trustee; Senior Solutions Advisory Council; SEVCA Board (recommendation only); Traffic Safety Committee (Chamber of Commerce representative); Tree Advisory Committee; and Weigher of Coal.

Applications and more information about various committees and boards can be found at, or by calling the Town Manager’s office at 802- 251-8151.

Anyone interested in serving on a Brattleboro committee or board may submit an application online or by e-mail to the Town Manager’s office — — or mail or deliver the application to: Town Manager’s Office, Attn: Committee Vacancy, 230 Main St., Suite 208, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

The Selectboard will make appointments at meetings on June 5 and June 19, 2018. Applications must be received in the Town Manager’s office by noon on the Thursday before each meeting. Applications received later for seats still available will be considered at a subsequent Selectboard meeting.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #460 (Wednesday, May 23, 2018). This story appeared on page A3.

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