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 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, is concerned with the lack of maintenance on Old Stage Road. One of the land owners has a fence along the road and it narrows the road for plowing. Across from the fence is ledge rock. The fence is in the Town right of way.

The Board will send a letter to the land owner requesting the fence be removed for the winter months.

Mr. Hill stated the road was plowed for Thanksgiving but when it snowed again on the Friday after Thanksgiving, it was not plowed again. The Board agreed it should have been and there is a new driver who is learning his route and they will be sure he plows it.

Mr. Hill would like the grader to grade the road in the fall. It was done in May for the summer but never graded for the fall. The Board will let Ray Peck, Highway Foreman, know about these issues.

Mr. Bohnyak, a Lamson Pond Road resident, would like the Board to consider upgrading the section of his road that is Class 4 to a Class 3 so it will be plowed through. Right now there is about a half mile in the middle that isn’t maintained. He would like some direction on how to accomplish this.

Mr. Benson stated that if property owners would like the road reclassified, they are responsible for upgrading to an acceptable AOT standard (A-76) for a Class 3 dirt road. The upgrade would need to have a truck turn around area included. There are statutory requirements on changing a road classification. The Board would inspect the road, notify owners, have a public hearing, make the decision for reclassification, and on approval, have the change recorded in the land records. The Town adopted the AOT standards so the Town will continue to receive State and FEMA support for the road repairs and maintenance. Mr. Benson suggested that Mr. Bohnyak start by speaking with Mr. Peck for information on the requirements and recommendations.

3. Other Business:

On motion by Mr. Benson, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to approve the minutes of November 24, 2014 Selectboard meeting as amended. Vote 3-0-0

4. Accounts Payable:

On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to pay the warrants in the amount of $11,792.31. This includes a payment to WRVA for $6,457.52, Jason’s Handiworks for $1,380.00 and NEMRC for $1,253.75. Vote 3-0-0

5. Old Business:

Mr. Kimmel will review and make a recommendation for the payroll procedure revision for the next meeting.

Mrs. Godfrey wanted the Board to consider what is put in the Town Report concerning vital records and the delinquent tax payer list. Several towns only list numbers for vital records and amounts for delinquencies. The Board would like to continue to list names as allowable because most people enjoy reading that information annually.

6. Highway Report:

Mr. Peck was not able to attend the meeting. Mr. Haggett, Road Commissioner, spoke to Mr. Peck and the crew is working on chain repair in preparation for the upcoming storm. The bridge on Parker Drive is repaired. Mr. Peck will bring his budget for 2015-2016 to the next meeting along with an estimate for replacing one of the International trucks. Mr. Peck needs to order fuel this week.

7. New Business:

Mr. Benson started working on the Selectboard report, the budget report and has most of the warning written for the Town Report.

8. Adjournment:

On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to adjourn at 8:35 p. m. until the next meeting on December 22, 2014 at 7:00 p. m. Vote 3-0-0

Respectfully submitted,

Teresa Godfrey, Recorder

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…]

Nov 062014
 

This Brookfield Town Office will be closed on Tuesday 11 November, in honor of Veterans Day. The office will reopen for our regular hours at 8:30 AM Wednesday 12 November. We apologized for any inconvenience.

Nov 062014
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of October 27, 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), Perry Kacik, Elinor Gray, James Moorcroft 1. Call to Order: Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p. m. 2. Public Presentation: Mr. [Read more…]

Oct 302014
 

Please note that Brookfield Town Office will be CLOSED on Tuesday November 4 for Election Day. The office will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday November 5 at 8:30 AM. We apologize for any inconvenience.