Stuart Edson

Oct 242017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:00 PM, Brookfield Town Clerk’s Office, Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT
Unapproved Minutes
Attending were the following PSAC members: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal, Mike Stoddard and Lew Stowell.

  1. Review and Approve Revised Minutes of September 13, 2017. Approved revised minutes unanimously.
  2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. No members of the public attended.
  3. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. Discussion of patrol statistics to include roads patrolled in July. L. Stowell to bring all charts up to date by November meeting.
  4. Report on the Status of the Revision of the Brookfield Traffic Ordinance Revision. Presentation and discussion of various communications with the Select Board. S. Edson & L. Stowell will attend October 23 Select Board meeting as requested.
  5. October Public Safety Message. Draft message approved pending S. Edson review. To be placed on the Town web site in the Public Safety Advisory Committee area.
  6. Discussion of Status of Public Nuisance Ordinance. After a discussion K. Joyal is to speak with Sheriff Bohnyak about verbal warnings.
  7. Review Status of Traffic and Road Signs in Brookfield. It was noted during discussion that several traffic signs have been replace. The committee would like to see a prioritized list of signs to be replaced. The committee feels that Stone Road starting near the Floating Bridge to the Williamstown line should have top priority pending the Select Board action on the draft Traffic Ordinance.
  8. Discussion of Pond Village and Stone Road Parking Status. Rumor has it that Ariel’s Restaurant may be sold as a restaurant as opposed to a residence. If that occurs, the committee recommends that the Select Board invite the new owners to a Select Board meeting to discuss parking options. L. Stowell spoke with Sheriff Bohnyak as requested in the September meeting about parking issues on the West side of Stone Road. OCSD will include Stone Road more often in their patrols to include evening hours and will issue either warnings or tickets for vehicles parked in the traveled portion of the town road. The committee is concerned that there could be an accident there if proper parking is not enforced.
  9. Setting the Next Meeting. November 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM at the Town Clerk’s Office.
  10. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting. No guests will be invited because of expected action by the Select Board and action on above items which may require further discussion or action by the committee.
  11. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned unanimously at 6:22 PM.
Sep 182017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Wednesday JULY 13, 2017 5:30 PM, Brookfield Town Clerk’s Office, Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT

Unapproved Minutes

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

 

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of July 19, 2017 Meeting.  Unanimous Approval.
  2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of The Public: No members of the public attended.
  3. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. The Committee will continue to monitor availability of OCSD officers upon request.  L Stowell will clarify OCSD billing cycle with John Benson.
  4. Discussion of The Status of The Brookfield Traffic Ordinance Revision. L Stowell will contact John Benson for the status of the revision.
  5. Discuss Having Monthly Public Safety Messages on the Town Website. L Stowell will send a copy of the September Safety Message to S Edson for addition to the town website.  S Edson to confirm approval from John Benson.
  6. Discussion of Recommending a Public Nuisance Ordinance. Members confirmed ordinance was amended on 11/24/2014.  Members to read the amended ordinance and bring suggestions about animals to include domestic fowl in town highways to the next meeting.  L Stowell to determine if Select Board is in the process of revising the ordinance.
  7. Review Status of The Traffic and Road Signs in Brookfield. Members noted that signs noted as damaged or missing in the inventory have not been replaced and that even more signs have been damaged or have gone missing since then.  L Stowell to email John Benson for status.
  8. Discussion of Pond Village & Stone Road Parking Status. Committee to await sale of Ariel’s to see the future use of the property.  L Stowell to confirm the legal width of the Stone Road right of way and to discuss future enforcement of illegal parking with Sheriff Bohnyak.
  9. Discussion of Post Office Outdoor Bulletin Board Status. Members felt that although a bit small the new enclosed bulletin board was very user friendly.  The PSAC will include it as one of the official sites to post required documents.
  10. Setting the Next Meeting. The next PSAC meeting will be on October 18, 2017 at 5:30 at the Town Clerk’s Office.
  11. Inviting Guests to The Next Meeting.  No special guests will be invited to the next meeting.
  12. The meeting was adjourned at 6:34 PM.
Sep 102017
 

 BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 5:30 PM

BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE

RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

AGENDA

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF JULY 19, 2017 MEETING.
  2. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.
  3. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS.
  4. DISCUSSION OF THE STATUS OF THE BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION.
  5. DISCUSS HAVING MONTHLY PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGES ON THE TOWN WEBSITE.
  6. DISCUSSION OF RECOMMENDING A PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE.
  7. REVIEW STATUS OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGNS IN BROOKFIELD.
  8. DISCUSSION OF POND VILLAGE & STONE ROAD PARKING STATUS.
  9. DISCUSSION OF POST OFFICE OUTDOOR BULLETIN BOARD STATUS.
  10. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING.
  11. INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING.
  12. ADJOURN.
Jul 242017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY JULY 19, 2017 6:00 PM, BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE, RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

Attending were the following PSAC members: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal, and Lew Stowell; Guest: Sheriff William Bohnyak.

 

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF JUNE17, 2017 MEETING. Approved as written.
  2. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. None attended.
  3. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS. Discussion with Sheriff Bohnyak about the payment of June 2017 bill.  Edson and Stowell will inquire at the July 24 Selectboard Meeting.
  4. DISCUSS OCSD PATROL ASSIGNMENT STRATEGY. Sheriff Bohnyak agreed with the strategy of increased patrol hours in May, June, July, August and September with the caveat that unplanned events may affect the planned use of hours.
  5. CONTINUING DISCUSSION ABOUT DEVELOPING A SET OF GOALS AND
    EXPECTATIONS FOR OCSD SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BROOKFIELD.  Sheriff Bohnyak agreed with the goals and expectations drafted by the committee.
  6. DISCUSSION OF THE BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION AND PRESENTING IT TO  THE SELECT BOARD.  The ordinance and recommendations were reviewed and approved.  Edson and Stowell will present them to the Select Board at their meeting on July 24.  When the Select Board approves the Traffic Ordinance, OCSD will require a certified copy.
  7. DISCUSSION OF RECOMMENDING A PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE. The First Constable/ Animal Control Officer is interested in researching an addition to the existing Dog & Pet Ordinance that would address animals and fowl in public highways.
  8. REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGN INVENTORY. No recent activity.
  9. DISCUSSION OF POND VILLAGE & STONE ROAD PARKING STATUS. Parking situation has improved except when guests or customers park in the road.  OCSD will monitor.
  10. DISCUSSION OF POST OFFICE OUTDOOR BULLETIN BOARD STATUS. The Town Clerk is exploring having the town purchase or build an improved bulletin board at the Brookfield Post Office.
  11. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING. August 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Brookfield Town Clerk’s Office.
  12. INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING.  Keith Gallant will be invited.
  13. Adjourned at 7:26 PM.
Jun 132017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 2017 5:30 PM, BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE, RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

Attending were the following PSAC members: Stuart Edson, Mike Stoddard, Joy Kacik, and Lew Stowell

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF APRIL 19, 2017 MEETING. Approved unanimously.
  2. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. No public attendees.
  3. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS. Tabled to next meeting as OCSD was unavailable. It was observed that OCSD had successfully enforced parking near the Floating Bridge.
  4. DISCUSS OCSD PATROL ASSIGNMENT STRATEGY. Tabled to next meeting as OCSD was unavailable.
  5. CONTINUING DISCUSSION ABOUT DEVELOPING A SET OF GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR OCSD SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BROOKFIELD.  Tabled to next meeting as OCSD was unavailable and comments and recommendations of OCSD not received.
  1. DISCUSSION OF BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION. The committee reviewed Revision 4 of the draft ordinance and supporting documents and decided upon changes which will incorporated into Revision 5.  Stuart Edson and Lew Stowell agreed to create a cover letter that described the process which led to the draft ordinance and the reasons underlying the recommended draft and to present them to the Select Board at a future Select Board meeting.
  2. DISCUSSION OF RECOMMENDING A PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE.  The committee agreed that this would be better incorporated into the existing animal and pet ordinance.
  3. REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGN INVENTORY. The committee may decide to bring the inventory up to date with conditions existing at the time the ordinance is approved by the Select Board but further responsibility should be assumed by the town Road crew.
  4. DISCUSSION OF POND VILLAGE & STONE ROAD PARKING STATUS. Sheriff Bohnyak will be made aware of the recent Select Board letter to Ariel’s Restaurant.
  5. DISCUSSION OF POST OFFICE OUTDOOR BULLETIN BOARD STATUS.  The committee recommends that the Select Board have the town road crew assume responsibility for the maintenance of the outdoor bulletin board at the Brookfield Post Office.  Neither the USPS or the property owner will accept responsibility and it is the most frequently traveled venue for posting official town documents.
  6. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING. July 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM
  7. INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING.  Sheriff Bill Bohnyak will be invited.  This date may have to be changed if the Sheriff cannot attend or a quorum cannot be achieved.
  8. The meeting adjourned at 6:47 PM.
Jun 052017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 2017 5:30 PM

BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE

RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

AGENDA

 

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF APRIL 19, 2017 MEETING.
  2. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.
  3. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS.
  4. DISCUSS OCSD PATROL ASSIGNMENT STRATEGY
  5. CONTINUING DISCUSSION ABOUT DEVELOPING A SET OF GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR OCSD SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BROOKFIELD.
  1. DISCUSSION OF BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION.
  2. DISCUSSION OF RECOMMENDING A PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE.
  3. REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGN INVENTORY.
  4. DISCUSSION OF POND VILLAGE & STONE ROAD PARKING STATUS.
  5. DISCUSSION OF POST OFFICE OUTDOOR BULLETIN BOARD STATUS.
  6. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING.
  7. INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING.
  8.  Adjourn
Jun 032017
 

Agreeably to the provisions of Title 32 VSA, Sec. 4111, notice is hereby given that the undersigned Listers within and for the Town of Brookfield have completed the abstract of individual lists of persons, co-partnerships, associations or corporations owning taxable property in said town on April 1st 2017, and that they have lodged the same in the office of the clerk of said town for the inspection of taxpayers.

The undersigned Listers will meet from 4:30pm to 7pm on Thursday, June 15th, 2017, and 9am to noon on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at the town office 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. Any person who feels aggrieved by the actions of the Listers and desires to be heard by them, shall on or before noon June 15th, file with them his/her objections in writing as prescribed by statutes.

Please call the Lister’s office at 802-276-3352 to arrange an appointment time for your grievance hearing.

Dated May 30th, 2017

Listers: Stuart Edson, Teresa Godfrey, Phyllis Humez

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.