Mardee Sanchez

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 to 7 individuals be allowed on the Planning Commission.

Continued with draft revisions to the Brookfield Land Use Bylaws

Next meeting will be as normally scheduled on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00.

8:30 The meeting adjourned

Respectfully submitted,

Jeff Girard

NOTE:  These are draft minutes only.  Once approved, minutes are kept at the Town Clerk’s office.

Feb 172017

Brookfield Town Offices – 40 Ralph Road

In Attendance: Colin Duclos, Mardee Sanchez, Jeff Girard, Will White, Martha Judy, Jon Lemieux, Elizabeth O’Casey

Sanchez called meeting to order at 7:03pm

  1. Introductions of Jon Lemieux and Elle O’Casey who are considering becoming members of the planning commission and were present for observation.
  2. Girard/Duclos moved to accept previous meeting minutes from Jan 10, 2017. After suggested edits regarding misspelled names, the motion was approved 5-0.
  3. Discussed town Land Use Bylaws and considerations for updating and reformatting.
  4. Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00pm to accommodate attendance of planning commission members.
  5. White/Judy moved to adjourn. The motion passed 5-0 and the meeting adjourned at 8:40pm



Submitted By, Colin Duclos


Feb 172017

Brookfield Town Offices – 40 Ralph Road

Attendance: Mardee Sanchez, Jeff Girard, Colin Duclos, Will White, Dee Montie, Calley Hastings, Stephen Reid

Sanchez called to order at 7:10.

Duclos recused himself from discussion of Fat Toad Farm.  Stephen Reid from Fat Toad Farm presented his request to increase his daily batch production from 66 gallons of milk per day to 69 gallons per day and at the beginning of March to move to a six day per week production schedule.  There is no changes to the site plan.  Increased traffic on Saturday, the additional sixth day, will consist of three employees coming to the site and leaving at the end of their shift.  There will be no other increase in traffic on Saturdays.  Due to the increase in waste water the septic disposal truck may be needed an additional trip or two per year.  They plan on adding a 7th employee in March but the existing site plan has enough parking to accommodate this additional employee.  Wintertime parking at the manufacturing facility can accommodate six vehicles.  Dee Montie, present as a neighbor, commented that neighbors have noticed a significant decrease in traffic which they appreciate and she doesn’t mind an increase in production to six days.

All of the site improvements/changes from the previous Planning Commission decision have taken place.

White motioned to approve the site plan, seconded by Girard.  The motion was unanimously approved 3 – 0

Duclos motioned to approve the minutes from the December meeting as is, seconded by Girard.  The motion was unanimously approved 4-0

The commission agreed to move the February meeting to Wednesday the 15th at 7:00

White motioned to adjourned and Girard seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved 4-0 at 7:45


Dec 142016

Present:  Members Colin Duclos, Will White, Jeff Girard and Mardee Sanchez and Public Stephen Reid, Judith Irving and Calley Hastings

Sanchez called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.

  1. Public to be heard – None
  2. Application of Fat Toad Farm

For the benefit of new PC members Sanchez and Duclos, White, Girard and Reid outlined the process for development review and, in particular, the review of the previous application of Fat Toad Farm.  The PC tentatively scheduled the public hearing for January 10 at which the Zoning Board of Adjustment hopefully can also attend.

  1. Minutes

Duclos/Girard moved to approve the minutes of August 9, 2016 as written.  The motion passed 4-0-0.

Girard/White moved to approve the minutes of November 8, 2016 with the correction to the spelling of Girard and inserting “no” between “had” and “comments” in item #5.  The motion passed 4-0-0.

  1. Implementation of Town Plan

The PC reviewed the draft letter to Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) outlining what actions the Town has taken in the last 5 years to implement the Town Plan.  Additional input was provided by White and Girard.  TRORC is holding a public hearing on the new Town Plan on December 14 and needs this letter before it will approve the Town Plan.

  1. Enhanced Energy Planning

Sanchez explained that TRORC can offer assistance to only 3 towns of the 10 that have expressed interest in enhanced energy planning.  If Brookfield is not chosen, the PC will commence revising the Town bylaws to be in conformance with the new Town Plan.

  1. Old/new business – None
  2. Adjournment

Duclos/White moved to adjourn.  The motion passed 4-0-0 and the meeting adjourned at 8:03 pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Mardee Sanchez

Dec 142016


Present:  Colin Duclos, Will White, Jeff Girard and Mardee Sanchez

White called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.

  1. Status of Town Plan

The PC discussed the status of the Town Plan and also an offer from Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission for enhanced energy planning assistance.  It was the consensus of the PC that Chris Sargent of TRORC be contact to say we may be interested and ask what assistance the Town would get.

  1. Election of Chair

White/Gerard moved to elect Sanchez Chair and White Vice Chair of the PC.  The motion passed 4-0-0.

  1. Application of Michael Palmer

This application was for a state water/wastewater permit.  It required no action or consideration by the PC.  Sanchez will see if Zoning Administrator Dee Montie is aware of the development and also inquire as to whether she is interested in receiving future notifications of state water/wastewater permits.

  1. Response to Marty Lagerstadt re: accessory apartment

Mr. Lagerstadt had sent an email to the PC regarding an accessory apartment.  Sanchez will forward the email to Montie.

  1. Draft Northfield Hazard Mitigation Plan

The PC had no comments on this plan, especially considering how small an area of Brookfield shares a boundary with Northfield.

  1. Old/new business

The PC will maintain its regular meeting schedule of the second Tuesday of every month, the next meeting therefore being December 13.

  1. Adjournment

White/Duclos moved to adjourn.  The motion passed 4-0-0 and the meeting adjourned at 7:58 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Mardee Sanchez

Dec 142016

Brookfield Planning Commission

Brookfield Town Office

August 9, 2016



Members present:  Martha Judy; Jeff Girard; Will White; Mardee Sanchez.

7:05 The meeting of the Brookfield Planning Commission commenced.

Welcomed new member of the Commission, Mardee Sanchez, with introductions from each commissioner.

7:20 Unanimous approval of June meeting minutes.

Discussion on status of revised Town Plan and recent meetings.

7:50 The meeting adjourned.

Submitted by Jeff Girard

Jun 052016



Location: Town Office, Ralph Road, Brookfield

MEETING: Wednesday, June 14, 2016

TIME: 7:00 p.m.


Call to order; adjustments to agenda

Minutes of prior meetings

Verizon Ridge Rd. Sec. 248a application, Docket 8688

Election of acting chair

May 132016

Brookfield Planning Commission

Brookfield Town Office

May 10, 2016


Present:  Aaron Adler. William White, Martha Judy

Chair Adler reviewed the agenda.

Commissioner White moved approval of the minutes of April 2 and April 6, 2016.  The minutes were unanimously approved.

The Commission discussed next steps for the Commission upon Chair Adler’s resignation.  Chair Adler offered to make sure all of the plans and bylaws and other relevant documents are on the town server prior to his departure.  Chair Adler offered to followup on the Verizon case.  The Commission discussed the need for new members and a chair.

The meeting adjourned.


Respectfully submitted,

Martha Judy

Apr 092016

Brookfield Planning Commission

Brookfield Town Office

April 6, 2016


Members present:  Aaron Adler, Chair; Martha Judy; Jeff Girard; Will White

Call to Order

The meeting of the Brookfield Planning Commission commenced at 7 p.m.

On motion of commissioner White, the Commission unanimously approved the minutes of March 8, 2016.

The Commission discussed the balloon float conducted by Verizon Wireless on April 2, 2016 and the pending Public Service Board case in Docket 8688.  On motion of Commissioner Judy, the Commission unanimously voted to make a settlement offer to Verizon Wireless based on the Commission’s discussion.


The meeting adjourned at approximately 7:30  p.m.

Apr 092016

Brookfield Planning Commission

April 2, 2016, 9:00 A.M.


Members Present:  Aaron Adler; Jeff Girard; Martha Judy; William White

Others Present:  Representatives of Verizon Wireless – Louis Hodgetts, engineer, and Brian Sullivan, Esq.

The Planning Commission met representatives of Verizon Wireless at the site of the existing telecommunications facility at 2382 Ridge Road for the conduct of a balloon float.  Verizon Wireless floated balloons at the site approximating the height of the facility as it would exist following construction of its proposal to extend the facility height by 10 feet, presently before the Public Service Board in Docket No. 8688.  Members of the Commission drove public roads in Brookfield and viewed the site from multiple locations in order to help assess the likely impact of the proposed extension.  The balloon float concluded at approximately 11:00 a.m.