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

Jul 012015
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of June 22, 2015

Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road

Selectboard:  John Benson (Chair), Jeff Kimmel, Cory Haggett

Public Attendees:  Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Ray Peck (Highway Foreman), Stuart Edson (EC Fiber, Lister), Dan Childs (EC Fiber)

1.  Call to Order:

Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p. m.

2.  Adjustments to Agenda:

There were no adjustments to the agenda.

3.  Public Presentation:

Mr. Edson, EC Fiber representative, gave the background information about the new utility district for EC Fiber.  The new district is now known as a Communications Utility District (CUD).  The CUD cannot use taxpayer’s money to support building the fiber network.  They are setting up the East Central Communications District that would be approved by the Selectboard.  The Interlocal Contract (ILC) is still active until it can be dissolved.

On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Benson, the Board voted to approve the Town Clerk signing the “Resolution requesting membership in the East Central Vermont Telecommunications District and appointing a representative to the governing board thereof”.  Vote 3-0-0

The Board appointed Daniel Childs as the representative with Stuart Edson as the alternate to the East Central Vermont Telecommunications District.

Mr. Edson, Brookfield Lister, wanted to discuss doing a town wide reappraisal in 2 years.  The State and the Lister’s District Advisor recommend doing one every 10 years with the last one having been done in 2007.  It would cost approximately $100,000.00 and we will need to put it out to bid.  Mrs. Godfrey said there is just over $60,000.00 saved up from the State payments for reappraisal.  Mr. Benson would like to know if Vermont League of Cities and Towns has a basis for a proposal and if there is a list of 3 or 4 businesses that we could send it to.  The Lister’s would like present it to the Town for the 2016-2017 tax year.  Mr. Benson would need to know the cost by early December so it can be warned for Town Meeting 2016.

Mr. Edson asked the Board about the road maintenance and grading for VT RT 65 and where the road agreement stands.

Mr. Benson said they are trying to get an agreement with the State.  They are trying to get something that the Town can manage without having to request permission every time something needs to be done.

4.  Old Business:

On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to approve the minutes of June 8, 2015 as amended.  Vote 3-0-0

5.  Highway Report:

The Board asked Mr. Peck if he was getting use from the laptop purchased a couple of years ago.  There is no Wi-Fi at the garage but Mr. Peck is able to keep the road maintenance information on it up to date working at home.  He is able to use the program from Two Rivers Ottauquechee to maintain the locations of drainage pipes and culverts.  He also uses it for emails.

The concern with the laptop is because in January 2017, the Town Clerk will be required to have one for online access during elections for voter registration.

Mr. Peck reported Treeworks is done with the FEMA work and Treeworks will be paid on July 1st.

Mr. Benson signed the FCC application.

The roadside mowing will be done by Glen Goodrich from Danville this year.

The new truck body is in from Tenco for the (year) truck.  The Board discussed with Mr. Peck the new truck delivery date and the payment plan.

6.  New Business:

The Board received public assemblage permit requests from the Old Town Hall for July.

On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board approved the 7 public assemblage permits listed below for the Brookfield Partnership. Vote 3-0-0

-July 10, 2015    Bear Mountain Jammers

-July 12, 2015    Family Fun Day

-July 14, 21, and 28, 2015    Yoga Series

-July 16, 2015     Sabra Field presentation

-July 18-19, 2015 Community Indoor Yard Sale

-July 23, 2015       Emerald Ash Borer presentation

-July 27, 2015       Rachel Brownstein presentation

The Board received a fuel oil quote from Gillespie Fuels for oil for the Town Office and Fire Station.  The Board decided to use option 1 with 11 equal payments at $332.00 per month for 1400 gallons.

7.  Accounts Payable:

On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Benson, the Board voted to pay the warrants in the amount of $183,503.31.  This amount included the end of the fiscal year payments to Orange County for $36,851.56, to RE Tucker for $34,999.85, and to Municipal Emergency Services for $27,484.08.   Vote 3-0-0

8.  Adjournment:

On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to adjourn at 9:50 p.m. until the next meeting on July 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.  Vote 3-0-0

Respectfully submitted,

Teresa Godfrey, Recorder

 

 

 

Jun 282015
 

Brookfield Listers Minutes for the 2015 Grievance Hearings Held (unapproved) Grievance Hearings Held on June 18 (5 to 7pm) and June 20 (8am to 12pm), 2015, Brookfield Town Office Listers in attendance on both dates: Stuart Edson, Teresa Godfrey, Phyllis Humez Thomas Heed, guardian to Joseph Heed, grieved the assessed value of Joseph Heed’s property: [Read more…]

Jun 182015
 

Randolph STP 2932(1) Route 66 Roadway Rehabilitation Construction Update (6/18):   Project Area East of I-89 Overpass The contractor will be complete with their calcium chloride reclaim activities on the east end of the project area by early next week.  These activities will create a hard, smooth surface. Cold mix pavement activities begin today near Rand [Read more…]

Jun 172015
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of June 8, 2015 Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road Selectboard:  John Benson (Chair), Jeff Kimmel, Cory Haggett Public Attendees:  Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Ray Peck (Highway Foreman), Adam Lane (Lost Nation ATV Club), Al Wilder, Jim Caputo, Jason Cone 1.  Call to Order: Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:00 [Read more…]

Jun 122015
 

Brookfield Planning Commission Meeting of June 9, 2015 (DRAFT) Brookfield Library   Members Present:  Aaron Adler; Jeff Girard; Martha Judy; Will White Others Present: Dee Montie; Chris Sargent, TRORC 1.  Call to Order Chair Adler commenced the meeting at 7:00 p.m. 2.  Prior Meeting Minutes On motion of member White, the Planning Commission unanimously approved [Read more…]

Jun 112015
 

Brookfield Board of Listers Grievance Hearings Thursday June 18th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM Saturday June 20th, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Agenda To hear grievances of persons, co-partnerships, associations or corporations aggrieved by any of their appraisals or by any of their acts as such Listers  

Jun 082015
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA Location: Town Office, Ralph Road, Brookfield   MEETING:     Tuesday, June 9, 2015 TIME:             7:00 p.m. TOPICS:             Call to order  Adjustments to agenda  Minutes of prior meetings  Opportunity for public comment  Meeting with Two Rivers, town plan revisions  Telecommunications facility proposals, West St. (if needed)

Jun 042015
 

Special Meeting June 2, 2015 5:30 PM Town Clerk’s Office   Present:  John Benson (Chair), Jeff Kimmel, Cory Haggett, Ray Peck, Kasey Peterson Call to Order  5:30 Public Comments – none Paving Bids – Bids from Pike Industries and Blaktop were compared.  Final decision tabled until we have confirmation of the grant from Vtrans. Motion [Read more…]

Jun 022015
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of May 25, 2015 Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Jeff Kimmel, Cory Haggett Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), John Bowmer (WRVA Rep. /EMT), Pat Cassidy (WRVA Rep. /EMT), Nick Tarr (WRVA Rep. /EMT), Scott Karlan (WRVA Rep. /EMT) 1.  Call to Order: Mr. Benson called the meeting [Read more…]

Jun 022015
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of May 18, 2015 Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road Special Meeting 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 5:35 p. m. 2.  New Business: On motion by Mr. Haggett, [Read more…]