Sep 042014
 

Brookfield is a town in Orange County, Vermont, United States. It was created by Vermont charter on August 5, 1781. Brookfield is best known for its floating bridge which spans Sunset Lake buoyed by pontoons. The bridge, which is the only floating bridge east of the Mississippi River, was originally built in 1820 by Luther Adams and his neighbors. Sunset Lake is also the site of an annual ice harvesting festival. Brookfield boasts that it has Vermont’s oldest continually operating library dating back to 1791.

Brookfield Town Offices

Brookfield Town Offices

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Phone: 802-276-3352
Mailing address: P. O. Box 463, Brookfield, VT 05036

townclerk@brookfieldvt.org

Jan 282015
 

 

 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of January 26, 2015

Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road

Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Cory Haggett, Jeff Kimmel

Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Jon Binhammer      

 1.  Call to Order:

 Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p. m.

 2.  Adjustment to Agenda:

 The Board will discuss the final budget and Town Report to be presented to the Town at Town Meeting.

 3.  Old Business:

 On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to accept the minutes of January 12, 2015 as amended. Vote 3-0-0

On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to have John Benson, Selectboard Chair, sign the Two Rivers Ottauquechee Flood Resiliency Contract with a grant of $10,708.00. Vote 3-0-0

On motion by Mr. Benson, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to approve a Public Assemblage Permit for the Brookfield Ice Harvest occurring on January 31, 2015. Vote 3-0-0

 On motion by Mr. Benson, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to approve the warrants in the amount of $89, 950.23. This amount included a payment to Brookfield Gravel in the amount of $47,355.00, Global Montello Group Corporation, for fuel oil, in the amount of $14,013.79, and WRVA in the amount of $6,457.52. Vote 3-0-0

 The Board discussed the payroll procedure revision. Mr. Kimmel met with Kasey Peterson, Administrative Assistant, and went over the personnel policy with her and there is now a digital copy that includes the amendment for holiday leave pay from the November 24, 2014 Selectboard meeting.

 On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Benson, the Board voted to add Martin Luther King Jr. day as a paid holiday. Vote 3-0-0

 4.  Highway Report:

 Mr. Haggett reported one of the trucks is still down. It has a blown head gasket. Nick Peck will help with some of the plowing if there is a big storm, using his personal plow truck, until the town truck is back in use.

 The Board discussed invoicing the State for the Route 65 winter maintenance.

 5.  Other Business:

 The Board discussed the 2015-2016 Town budget and any additions to be added to the Town Report prior to sending it to the printer.

 6.  Adjournment:

 On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to adjourn at 8:50 p. m. until the next meeting on February 9, 2015 at 7:00 p. m. Vote 3-0-0

Respectfully submitted,

 Teresa Godfrey, Recorder

Jan 222015
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD ANNUAL MEETING WARNING The legal voters of Brookfield are hereby warned to meet for the annual Town Meeting at the Brookfield Elementary School auditorium at 1725 Ridge Road, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. to transact the following business:  Article: To elect all officers as required by law for the ensuing [Read more…]

Jan 202015
 

NOTICE OF MEETING Date:  January 31, 2015 Time:  9:00 a.m. Place: Town Clerk’s Office Brookfield, VT Notice is officially given of the meeting of the Brookfield Town Auditors which will be held at the Brookfield Town Clerk’s Office on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Meeting Agenda: – Appoint an Audit Chair -Adopt practice of completing most [Read more…]

Jan 152015
 

  Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of January 12, 2015 Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Cory Haggett, Jeff Kimmel Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Ray Peck (Highway Foreman), Marya Merriam, Brenda Flint (Auditor), Ginny Brees (Auditor), Mary Waldo, Jennifer Severidt, Jon Binhammer             1.  Call to Order:  Mr. Benson called the meeting to [Read more…]

Dec 242014
 

    Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of December 22, 2014 Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Cory Haggett, Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), William Grady, Marya Merriam      Call to Order:  Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:05 p. m.     2.  Public Presentation:  Ms. Merriam spoke to the Board concerning [Read more…]

Dec 182014
 

1. Present and Voting: A. Borgman, K.Anderson, C. Wright, D. Childs, M. Foran. Present and Non-Voting: L. Rochat. 2. Minutes of the 11/18/14 Meeting approved. 3. Treasurer’s Report. The following reports were presented and reviewed by the trustees: 1. Library income and expenses 1/13 to 6/14. 2.Proposed budget for fiscal year 7/14 to 6/15. 3. [Read more…]

Dec 182014
 

The Brookfield Town Office will be open: December 23         8:30 – 4 30 December 24          8:30 – noon December 25          Closed December  30         8:30 – 4:30 December   31         8:30 – noon January 1   [Read more…]

Dec 092014
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of December 8, 2014 Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Cory Haggett, Jeff Kimmel Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Tim Hill, Dan Bohnyak 1. Call to Order: Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p. m. 2. Public Presentation: Mr. Hill, an Old Stage Road resident, [Read more…]