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

Aug 032015
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of July 27, 2015

Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road

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

Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Darline & Roger Hache, Kevin Joyal (Constable)

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. & Mrs. Hache, property owners on Old Stage Road, commented that they had seen the Selectboard minutes from the July 13th meeting concerning the accurate length of Old Stage Road. They saw a tree marked with paint indicating the end of the road and wanted to confirm the marking. The mark is approximately 100 feet from their land boundary. Mr. Haggett contacted Mr. Peck via speaker phone and Mr. Peck confirmed the mark is the .27 miles for the class 3 road. If the road had been discontinued from that point, or thrown up, then their parcel and an adjacent one are “land locked” without town road access. Mr. Benson suggested having Pam Stafford, Town Attorney, research the issue.

4.  Old Business:

On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to approve the minutes of July 13, 2015 as amended. Vote 3-0-0

5.  New Business:

The Selectboard signed the Financial Management Questionnaire submitted to them by Teresa Godfrey, Treasurer.

On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to adopt the Municipal Alliance with Randolph, Braintree, and Northfield, replacing the Tri-Town Alliance.   Vote 3-0-0

Mr. Joyal, Town Constable, spoke to the Selectboard concerning a ticketing process for dog complaints and lack of licenses. At this point there is no recourse to collect money from any tickets written. Mr. Benson suggested Mr. Joyal speak to Sheriff Bohnyak about how to follow through with the ticketing. Mr. Joyal will also talk to Paula Russell, Chelsea dog catcher, on how the process can be started.

Mr. Benson asked Mr. Joyal as Town Constable, to start setting up a committee, as agreed to at the 2015 Town Meeting, to see what the Town would like to see done concerning the increase in coverage from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

6.  Highway Report:

Mr. Haggett reported the Wheatley Pit is too muddy to continue restoration of the field at this time. Arnold Chase is almost done grading the roads. Richard Hamblin will be training with Mr. Chase on how to grade the roads. The Road Crew worked on cleaning out culverts on East Hill.

On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board went into executive session at 8:10 p.m. for a personnel issue.

On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Benson, the Board came out of executive session at 8:15 p.m.

The Board discussed taking over Route 65 as a town road. Research needs to be done before any decision can be made.

The Board agreed to amend the Highway Department policy to include paying $100.00 towards the Road Crew’s boots as part of the uniform.

7.  New Business:

On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board approved the public assemblage permit request from the Old Town Hall for August 17, 2015 for the Central Vermont Road Runners meeting. Vote 3-0-0

The Board received notice that Verizon Wireless would like to put a 10 foot extension on the Cell Tower at 2382 Ridge Road.

8.  Accounts Payable:

On motion by Mr. Benson, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to pay the warrants in the amount of $17,639.39. This amount included a payment to the Gorman Group for $4,103.20, to the Berlin Cemetery for $8,736.00 for stone repair, and to BC/BS for $3,626.49. Vote 3-0-0

9.  Other Business:

Mrs. Godfrey, Delinquent Tax Collector, reported she met with Pam Stafford and presented her with 9 parcels to begin tax sales on.

10.  Adjournment:

On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. until the next meeting on August 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Vote 3-0-0

Respectfully submitted,

Teresa Godfrey, Recorder

 

Aug 032015
 

Brookfield Planning Commission Meeting of July 28, 2015 (DRAFT) Brookfield Town Library 7:00 Call to Order The meeting commenced at 7:00 p.m. Chair Adler reviewed the agenda. No member offered changes to the agenda. The Commission unanimously adopted the June minutes on motion of Chair Adler. 7:10 Town Plan Revision The Commission continued its review [Read more…]

Jul 162015
 

Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of July 13, 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), Jon Binhammer, Amy Borgman, Keith Sprague, Andy Courville 1.  Call to Order: Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 6:55 p. m. 2.  Adjustments [Read more…]

Jul 072015
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA Location: Town Office, Ralph Road, Brookfield   MEETING:     Tuesday, July 28, 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  Proposed facilities subject to Public Service Board jurisdiction (if needed)

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.  [Read more…]

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 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 the [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