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

May 212015
 

Brookfield Planning Commission

Meeting of May 12, 2015

Brookfield Town Library

 

Members Present: Jeff Girard; Martha Judy; Clay Purvis, Secretary; Will White

Others Present: Dee Montie; Chris Sargent, TRORC; Jon Binhammer, Nature Conservancy

The meeting commenced at 7:00 p.m.  The Commission postponed approval of the last meeting’s minutes until the next meeting.

7:05 p.m. Town Plan

Chris Sargent reviewed his suggested edits to the Town Plan. The Commission discussed and suggested changes. The Commission focused mostly on the housing section of the plan.

8:00 p.m. Presentation by Jon Binhammer

Jon Binhammer gave a presentation to the Commission on wildlife connectivity. He discussed regional and state efforts to maintain habitat corridors for various wildlife. Corridors allow animals to move without leaving their habitat. Vermont has robust corridors for moving north to south. Mr. Binhammer stated that the Nature Conservancy was focused on promoting east-west corridors. Mr. Binhammer showed the Commission places in town where there was strong connectivity. In his opinion, the northern parts of town were more suitable for wildlife migration.

The Commission adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Clay Purvis

May 192015
 

AGENDA FOR BROOKFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE MEETING< Wednesday May 20 8:30 AM -Review and Acceptance of the Minutes -Treasurer’s Report -Librarian’s Report -Old Business…any? -Upcoming Business >Barb’s presentation >Floating bridge book sale >Summer programming .children’s music program .VPR program .Other book sale >Spelling bee -Policy review for using library space -New library board member- [Read more…]

May 142015
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of May 11, 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 7:08 p. m. 2.  Adjustments to Agenda: No adjustments were made to the [Read more…]

May 062015
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of April 27, 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 7:10 p. m. 2.  Adjustments to Agenda: No adjustments were made to the [Read more…]

Apr 292015
 

Spring 2015 Household Hazardous and Business Waste Collection Day Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM At the Closed Landfill past the Randolph transfer Station This Event is for the residents of Randolph, Brookfield, Braintree and Northfield ONLY! Accepted Materials Include: Acids, Adhesives, Aerosols, Antifreeze, Brake Fluid, Cements, Charcoal Lighters, Chlorine, Cleaning Fluid, [Read more…]

Apr 232015
 

1. Present and Voting: A.Borgman, C.Wright, D.Childs, M.Foran. Absent: K.Anderson. Present and Non-Voting: L.Rochat. 2. Minutes of the 3/24/15 Meeting Approved. 3. Treasurer’s Report: Income exceeding expenses. Overall moneys, courtesy of our bequest, in fine shape. 4. Librarian’s Report: Laura is planning summer events including story hours (Sat and maybe one evening a week), VPR [Read more…]

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 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. March [Read more…]

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…]