Feb 272017

Braintree Conservation Commission – Minutes of Meeting of Feb. 22, 2017


Present: Linda Morse, Tom Cooch, Paul Shriver, Sandy Stephen

Absent: Joan Richmond-Hall



  1. Clarifying BCC minutes – Use agenda as outline for minutes; include sufficient detail to understand nature of discussion and actions by Commission; post to Town website as soon as possible and send to Commission members via email.
  2. Buckthorn along Braintree roads – Resolution on roadside buckthorn was accepted by the Selectboard at the Feb. meeting and signed by Tree Warden, Loren Bent. The Commission felt that the Town could purchase a weed puller for loan to residents.
  3. Tracking workshop –Paul reported on the animal tracking workshop led by tracking expert, Angela Gibbons, of Earthwalk. Although not well attended, Paul reported that there were many signs of wildlife tracks spotted. The Commission agreed that we would consider doing another one with better advertising and publicity of the workshop.
  4. Local Energy Planning – Linda reported on a meeting held by Two Rivers Ottaquechee Commission at the Randolph town offices on the State mandated energy planning process. The Plan will be prepared by TROC with input by the member towns. There is no funding available to towns. There was agreement that the town needs more information on the work that will be required. The Braintree Planning Commission will be the lead; the Conservation Commission needs to understand how we can contribute.
  5. Town Meeting – the BCC will have a display on invasive plant species supplied by the State. Tom will speak to the new buckthorn agreement at the meeting.
  6. Date was set for BCC’s mandatory organizational meeting after the Town meeting.


Adjourned: 8:00pm


Next BCC Meeting – BCC Organizational Meeting will be on Wed. March 22, 7:00pm, at Braintree Town Clerks Office

Feb 082017

Resolution of the Braintree Tree Warden I give my permission for property owners in the Town of Braintree to cut down any trees of the species referred to as Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) on their property that are within the Town’s right of way. They are not required to seek my permission individually.  /s/ Loren … Read more >>

Jan 272017

TOWN OF BRAINTREE WARNING: ANNUAL TOWN MEETING TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017 The legal voters of the Town of Braintree, in the County of Orange, are hereby notified and warned to meet in the Braintree Town Hall in said Town on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. to transact the following business from the floor:  … Read more >>

Jan 252017

Virtual Kick-off Webinar on  Thursday January 26 at 7:00 pm.  Go to and call:  319-527-2818, code:  761-527 February 4th 1-3 PM, Open house at the home of Mark Kelley 140 Palmer Road, Randolph Center.  728-5525 Feb 6, Monday, presentation at Bethany Church at 6:30 with contractors. For more information go to or Call … Read more >>

Dec 142016

Hearing Reconvening – Notice On Laying Out a Trail Selectboard, Braintree, Vermont   The Selectboard of the Town of Braintree hereby give notice to the persons named below as owners or persons interested in lands and rights that may be affected by a decision of said Selectboard to lay out a trail, along the former … Read more >>

Nov 022016

 Voting in Braintree is at the Town Hall (5379 Route 12A) Tuesday, November 8th From 7 am – 7 pm Absentee voters have until Monday, November 7th at 4pm Last day to register to vote is Wednessday, November 2nd.

Oct 172016

  Informational meeting on the proposed ATV use of Town roads.   Monday, October 17th at 6:30pm at the Town Hall.   This is an informational meeting and no actions will be taken. It is to exchange information and hear input from Town citizens.

Aug 282016

Notice: Special Selectboard Meeting   Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:00 PM At the Braintree Town Hall   Regarding Tree Cutting   The Road Commissioner, Tree Warden, Conservation Commission and Planning Commission have been invited.   Public comment is welcome.

Aug 032016

The Braintree Selectboard has a vacancy as of August 2, 2016. Applicants for the position should come to the Selectboard meeting at 6:00 pm at the Town Office on Tuesday, September 6th. All applicants should be ready to summarize their qualifications. If qualifications are provided in writing by noon on Friday, September 2nd they will be … Read more >>

May 172016

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS Pursuant to the provisions of Title 32, Section 4111 Vermont Statutes Annotated, notice is hereby given that the undersigned listers within and for the TOWN OF BRAINTREE have this day completed the abstract of individual lists of persons, co-partnerships, associations, and corporations owning taxable property in said Town on the first day … Read more >>