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

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     

  1. Call to Order:

 Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:05 p. m.

    2.  Public Presentation:

 Miss. Merriam spoke to the Board concerning Green Mountain Power (GMP) switching the street lights over to LED. If the Town would like to change the location of different lights or remove any, now is the time to do it. There will be no cost as long as it is done prior to GMP changing over to the LED. The Energy Committee has counted 9 lights in E. Brookfield and 2 lights in W. Brookfield. She was not sure of the count for the Village. Miss. Merriam suggested if there are any lights that might be removed to have a month long trial with the light off to see how the public feels about the change.

 Mr. Benson said the Energy Committee cannot make decisions for the Town but they can come back to the Selectboard with recommendations. Then the Board can act for the Town with a decision. Miss. Merriam will let the rest of the committee know.

 Mr. Grady, a Taylor Hill Road resident, wanted to talk to the Board concerning the plowing at the top of Taylor Hill Road. He found the grader has been grading further over on his land and feels he has “lost” about 3 feet along the edge of the road. He had stone markers along his lawn and they have been plowed off.

 Mr. Benson said the Town ROW is 25’ from the center of the road and the Board will talk to Ray Peck concerning Taylor Hill Road being a class 4 road. With the heavy wet snow, the Road Crew was making the road passable.

   3.  Old Business:

 On motion by Mr. Benson, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to approve the December 8, 2014 minutes as written. Vote 2-0-0

 The payroll procedure update was tabled due to Mr. Kimmel not being able to attend the meeting.

 The Board signed a new contract for 2015-2016 with Orange County Sheriff’s Office with a budget not to exceed $6000.00.

   4.  Highway Report:

 Mr. Haggett, Road Commissioner, said Jim Infurna will be installing a generator box for future power outages so the road crew will be able to pump the fuel from the tanks. He recommends a 5500 watt generator. Mr. Haggett said there is about 3” of fuel left in the tank and Mr. Peck will be ordering fuel soon.

   5.  Accounts Payable:

 On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Benson, the Board voted to pay the warrants in the amount of $12,735.29. This included a payment to BC/BS for $2,378.13, the balance of the Brookfield Public Library budget of $2,300.00 and a payment to Cargill in the amount of $4,783.44. Vote 2-0-0

  6.  Adjournment:

 On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Benson, the Board voted to adjourn at 8:35 p. m. until the next meeting on January 12, 2015 at 7:00 p. m. Vote 2-0-0

 Respectfully submitted,

 Teresa Godfrey, Recorder

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…]

Nov 222014
 

1. Present and Voting: A. Borgman, K. Anderson, C. Wright, D. Childs, M. Foran. Present and Non Voting: L. Rochat. 2. Minutes of the 10/21/14 Meeting approved. 3. Treasurer’s Report. Expenditures are well within budget. Income is more than sufficient for budgeted items. K.Anderson will forward the outside donations relative to the Spelling Bee costs [Read more…]

Nov 182014
 

The Brookfield Town Office will close at noon on Wednesday, November 26 and be closed Thursday, November 27. The office will resume regular office hours on Tuesday, December 2. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

Nov 132014
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of November 10, 2014 Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Cory Haggett, Jeff Kimmel Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Ray Peck (Highway Foreman), Melanie LaRocque, Jennifer Severidt 1. Call to Order: Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p. m. 2. Public Presentation: Mrs. LaRocque would [Read more…]