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

Apr 172015
 

Brookfield Planning Commission Meeting Minutes (DRAFT)

April 14, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Brookfield Library

 

Members present: Aaron Adler, Chair; Martha Judy; Will White, Jeff Girard

  1. Call to Order

Aaron Adler, Chair, determined that there was a quorum of members and commenced the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Adler reviewed the agenda for the meeting.

  1. March Meeting Minutes

The Commission reviewed the draft meeting minutes from March. The Commission unanimously approved the minutes.

  1. Executive Session, AT&T Section 248a Docket, West Street

The Chair moved that the Commission go into executive session to discuss Public Service Board Docket No. 8487, the Section 248a application by AT&T for a telecommunications facility on West Street. The Commission voted unanimously to enter executive session at 7:05 p.m. The Commission exited executive session at 8:35 p.m. The Commission then unanimously approved the following on motion of the Chair:

  • To file a response to AT&T’s motion to lift the stay indicating that it is too late to lift the stay and resume proceeding, and the Board should dismiss the case pursuant to the Commission’s pending motion to dismiss. In the alternative, the Board should set the matter for hearing with opportunity for presentation of evidence and argument and for cross-examination.
  • To file, in the alternative to dismissal, further comments and recommendations to the effect that, when correctly viewed, the additional information filed since the Planning Commission’s initial comments demonstrates that the proposed project will not comply with the Town Plan and will have an undue adverse effect on aesthetics.
  • The Chair is authorized to make filings with the Board consistent with the above.
  1. 45-day Notice under § 248a from Verizon Wireless, West Street

There was discussion regarding the 45-day notice received under Section 248a from Verizon Wireless for another facility on West Street. The Chair reported that the notice is dated April 1 but was postmarked April 7. Commissioners did not believe the packet provided by Verizon Wireless was adequate to fully understand the project. Ms. Judy moved that the Planning Commission through the Chair send Verizon Wireless a letter stating the Commission’s view on the 45-day period running from April 7 and the insufficiency of information in the notice received; requesting that Verizon provide sufficient information, preferably through a refiled notice with a copy of the application, with the 45-day period restarting on receipt of the complete package; and to offer Verizon representatives a public meeting once the additional information is received. The motion was approved unanimously.

  1. Meeting Adjourned.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Apr 162015
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of April 13, 2015 Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Jeff Kimmel, Cory Haggett Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Ray Peck (Road Foreman) 1.  Call to Order: Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:07 p. m. 2.  Adjustments to Agenda: Mr. Kimmel presented the final paperwork [Read more…]

Apr 152015
 

Brookfield Planning Commission Meeting Minutes March 10, 2015 7:00 p.m. Brookfield Library   Members present: Aaron Adler, Chair; Martha Judy; Clay Purvis, Secretary Other Participants: Chris Sargent, Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) Call to Order Aaron Adler, Chair, determined that there was a quorum of members and commenced the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Mr. [Read more…]

Apr 082015
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of March 23, 2015 Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Jeff Kimmel, Cory Haggett Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), David Mahoney (Vermont Connections), Ray Peck (Highway Foreman) 1.  Call to Order: Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p. m. 2.  Adjustment to Agenda: Mr. Benson [Read more…]

Apr 012015
 

1. Present and Voting: A.Borgman, C.Wright, K.Anderson, D.Childs, M.Foran. Present and Non-Voting: L. Rochat. 2. Minutes of the 2/24/15 Meeting approved. 3. Treasurer’s Report. Gerard’s Bequest received and deposited in our Vanguard Fund. Expenses in line with budget allotments. Church and presenters fees paid up to date. 4. Summer Programming: Story Hour on Saturday morning. [Read more…]

Mar 242015
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of March 9, 2015 Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Cory Haggett, Jeff Kimmel Public Attendees: Ray Peck (Road Crew Foreman) Call to Order: Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p. m. Selectboard organization: on motion of Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Haggett, John Benson [Read more…]

Mar 112015
 

Two Rabies Clinics will be held in Randolph in anticipation of the April 1 deadline for dog licenses. The first clinic will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Randolph Regional Veterinary Hospital, located at 86 Dylan Drive in Randolph, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The second rabies clinic will be held on [Read more…]

Mar 112015
 

WARNING BROOKFIELD TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING, BROOKFIELD, VERMONT TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015 Charlie Keeler called the meeting called to order at 1:31 p.m. Article 1:   To vote by Australian ballot on the following Town School District Officers:                        -Moderator for a term of one year.                        -SCHOOL DIRECTOR for a term of [Read more…]

Mar 112015
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD 2015 ANNUAL MEETING The legal voters of the Town of Brookfield met 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 1: To elect all officers as required by law for the ensuing [Read more…]