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.
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
Teresa Godfrey, Recorder