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 242017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY APRIL 19, 2017 5:30 PM, BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE, RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

Attending were the following PSAC members: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal, Joy Kacik, and Lew Stowell

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 27, 2017 MEETING. Approved by all.
  2. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. None Attended.
  3. REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGN INVENTORY. After a thorough discussion, Stuart Edson agreed to complete his traffic sign inventory.  Lew Stowell agreed to help him compare that inventory with the sign material sent by Rita Seto, Two Rivers RPC, and Matt Bogaczyk, AOT.
  4. DISCUSSION OF BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION. It was agreed that the committee will use the “Local Roads” model traffic ordinance because it is the most recent.  Lew Stowell agreed to draft an ordinance using the material from Stuart Edson.
  5. DISCUSSION OF RECOMMENDING A PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE. Based on information from Ben Jickling on advice from the Legislative Staff, the committee agreed that an ordinance using “Public Nuisance” to prohibit domestic fowl from crossing or congregating on public highways was within the power of the Select Board.  This will be transmitted to the Select Board.
  6. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS. It was noted that the OCSD activity had not followed the guidance offered by the committee.  Sheriff Bill Bohnyak will be invited to the May 24, 2017 meeting.
  7. DISCUSSION OF POND VILLAGE & STONE ROAD PARKING STATUS. It was noted that Ariel’s Restaurant was opening for the season and no activity by the town road crew to help the owners of Ariel’s to re-establish two parking spots had been observed.  Joy Kacik offered to send an email to John Benson to learn the status of the project.
  8. CONTINUING DISCUSSION ABOUT DEVELOPING A SET OF GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR OCSD SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BROOKFIELD. Sheriff Bohnyak is invited to the May 24th meeting to share his thoughts with the committee.
  9. DISCUSSION OF POST OFFICE OUTDOOR BULLETIN BOARD STATUS. It was agreed by all that the Select Board should officially in writing declare individual locations in Brookfield where official notices should be posted.  The US Post Office outdoor board is one of the better choices.  There may be local civic groups who could maintain the outside board at the US Post Office.
  10. REVIEW OF MARCH PUBLIC SAFETY EVENT. It was agreed that despite the efforts of law enforcement and the committee, there is not enough interest in Brookfield to warrant another event.  Sheriff Bohnyak has offered to hold a bike rodeo in the future which might be better attended.
  11. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING. May 24, 2017
  12. INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING. Sheriff Bohnyak will be invited to attend.
  13. Unanimous vote to adjourn at 6:35 PM.
Apr 202017
 

MINUTES OF THE BROOKFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE MEETING, April 17, 2017 Present and Voting: Kym Anderson, Amy Borgman, Dan Childs, Emily Noyes, Cat Wright Present and Not voting: Laura Rochat, librarian -Minutes were accepted -Treasurer’s Report: We continue to be in good financial shape as we approach the end of our Town fiscal year, [Read more…]

Apr 192017
 

Special Town Meeting                                                                                                               April 17, 2017 Attendees: Charles Keeler (Moderator), John Benson (Selectboard Chair), Jeff Kimmel (Selectboard member), Teresa Godfrey (Town Clerk, Recorder), Dale Benson, Clare Kimmel, Perry Kacik, Joy Kacik, Brenda Flint, Amy Ingrassia, George Zebora (observer) C. Keeler called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. C. Keeler read the warning and [Read more…]

Apr 182017
 

There will be a Special Selectboard Meeting on Thursday, 20 April 2017 at 1:00 PM At the Town Clerk’s Office To meet with the Town Auditors to discuss the 2015 audit recommendations

Apr 172017
 

This year’s HHW Collection Events will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 From 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. At the Closed Landfill past the Randolph Transfer Station This event is for the residents of: Randolph, Braintree, Brookfield & Northfield Please see the flyer for further Details: May 2017 HHW event Randolph

Apr 162017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE WEDNESDAY APRIL 19, 2017 5:30 PM BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT AGENDA   REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 27, 2017 MEETING. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGN INVENTORY. DISCUSSION OF BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION. DISCUSSION [Read more…]

Apr 052017
 

Brookfield Planning Commission Brookfield Town Office March 15, 2017 Minutes (DRAFT)   Members present:  Colin Duclos; Jeff Girard; Martha Judy; Mardee Sanchez, Chair; Will White; 7:05    The meeting of the Brookfield Planning Commission commenced Unanimous approval of February 2017 meeting minutes Discussed possibly getting on agenda for next Selectboard meeting to request that up [Read more…]