Stuart Edson

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.
Apr 162017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY APRIL 19, 2017 5:30 PM

BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE

RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

AGENDA

 

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 27, 2017 MEETING.
  1. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.
  1. REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGN INVENTORY.
  1. DISCUSSION OF BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION.
  1. DISCUSSION OF RECOMMENDING A PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE.
  1. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS.
  1. DISCUSSION OF POND VILLAGE & STONE ROAD PARKING STATUS.
  1. CONTINUING DISCUSSION ABOUT DEVELOPING A SET OF GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR OCSD SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BROOKFIELD.
  1. DISCUSSION OF POST OFFICE OUTDOOR BULLETIN BOARD STATUS.
  1. REVIEW OF MARCH PUBLIC SAFETY EVENT.
  1. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING.
  1. INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING.

13. AJOURN

Mar 022017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

FEBRUARY27, 2017 5:30 PM, BROOKFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY BROOKFIELD, VT

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

Attending were the following PSAC members: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal, Joy Kacik, Mike Stoddard and Lew Stowell and Guests Sheriff William Bohnyak, OCSD and LT Roger Farmer, VSP

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF JANUARY 25, 2017 MEETING. Approved
  1. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. None present.
  2. GUESTS FROM OCSD AND VSP:
    • OCSD & VSP INTER-AGENCY COLLABORATION. Both Sheriff Bohnyak and Lt Farmer explained how their agencies collaborated and backed each other up when needed.
    • FINALIZE THE 2017 PUBLIC SAFETY EDUCATIONAL EVENT. The event was discussed and everyone’s role in it made clear.  OCSD will conduct the new LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) program for school aged children.  Both OCSD & VSP will have knowledgeable personnel at the adult session.  Sheriff Bohnyak suggested an additional event in future years known as a Bicycle Rodeo.  The committee agreed to pursue this after this years event was concluded.
    • DISCUSS AND PLAN FOR A CRIME PREVENTION OUTREACH PROGRAM. Both guests indicated there was a lot of good existing material and pledged to help us find it.  Stuart to send “Crime Reports” link to the LT and Sheriff.  LT Farmer to send Lew the 2016 stats from VSP.
  3. REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE VEHICULAR INVENTORY OF TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGNS. Stuart showed results to date and discussed assumptions that need to be validated.  Both Stuart & Lew will work on the data and have it refined by the next PSAC meeting.
  1. DISCUSSION OF BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION- Lew will contact Local Roads and Rita at Two Rivers RPC to discover a valid ordinance model.
  1. DISCUSS AND PLAN FOR POSSIBLE PRESENTATIONS AT THE TOWN MEETING- All members will attend and Lew will give a quick overview of activity since the last Town Meeting.
  2. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS- Lew had not received the latest OCSD report.  Both he and Sheriff Bohnyak will check on the status.
  1. DISCUSSION ABOUT DEVELOPING A SET OF GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR OCSD SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BROOKFIELD- Joy Kacik handed out a one page draft and Sheriff Bohnyak offered to review it and get back to her.
  1. CONTINUING DISCUSSION OF VT OPEN MEETING LAW REQUIREMENTS-Brief discussion & no actions taken.
  1. POSSIBLE INTERACTION WITH THE SELECT BOARD MEETING- Not needed.
  1.   POND VILLAGE & RIDGE ROAD PARKING STATUS-  Positive response on Stone Road.
  2. PSAC MEMBERSHIP DISCUSSION CONTINUED- No interested parties to date.
  1. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING- April 19, 2017 at Town Clerk’s Office at 5:30 PM.
  1. INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING- Stuart to call Keith Gallant, F&W.
  1. ADJOURNED AT 6:51 PM.
Feb 262017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

FEBRUARY 27, 2017 5:30 PM

BROOKFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

AGENDA

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF JANUARY 25, 2017 MEETING.
  2. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.
  3. GUESTS FROM OCSD AND VSP:
    • OCSD & VSP INTER-AGENCY COLLABORATION.
    • FINALIZE THE 2017 PUBLIC SAFETY EDUCATIONAL EVENT.
    • DISCUSS AND PLAN FOR A CRIME PREVENTION OUTREACH PROGRAM.
  1. REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE VEHICULAR INVENTORY OF TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGNS.
  2. DISCUSSION OF BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION.
  3. DISCUSS AND PLAN FOR POSSIBLE PRESENTATIONS AT THE TOWN MEETING.
  4. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS.
  5. DISCUSSION ABOUT DEVELOPING A SET OF GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR OCSD SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BROOKFIELD.
  6. CONTINUING DISCUSSION OF VT OPEN MEETING LAW REQUIREMENTS.
  7.   POSSIBLE INTERACTION WITH THE BROOKFIELD SELECT BOARD MEETING
  8.      POND VILLAGE & RIDGE ROAD PARKING STATUS.
  9. PSAC MEMBERSHIP DISCUSSION CONTINUED.
  10. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING.
  11.  INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING.
  12.  ADJOURN
Feb 152017
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD

Public Safety/Law Enforcement
Community Education Event

WHEN:  SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017

TIME:  10 am – 12 pm

WHERE:  Brookfield Elementary School

WHO:  All community members including kids

Come meet with our Constable, Game Warden and representatives from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the Vermont State Police and the Brookfield Fire Department.

For more details take a look at the 2017 Community Education Event flyer.

Jan 292017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

JANUARY 25, 2016 5:00 PM, Town Clerk’s Office

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

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

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF DECEMBER 28, 2016 MEETING. Approved
  2. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. None
  3. POND VILLAGE & RIDGE ROAD PARKING STATUS. Continuing to monitor.
  4. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS. The December bill and report were discussed and the committee will continue to monitor.
  5. DISCUSSION ABOUT DEVELOPING A SET OF GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR OCSD SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BROOKFIELD. Joy Kacik provided a draft for review.  Members will study and make suggestions, if any, at next meeting.
  6. CONTINUING DISCUSSION OF VT OPEN MEETING LAW REQUIREMENTS. There was a discussion about the condition of and difficulty in approaching some of the bulletin boards such as the one at the post office and in West Brookfield. Lew will send an email to the Select Board Chair.
  7. REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE VEHICULAR INVENTORY OF TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGNS IN BROOKFIELD. Stuart and Lew described the progress made in three different expeditions and that the project is approximately 85% completed. There was discussion about what questions the sign inventory would answer and Stuart agreed to draft those questions.  Stuart will contact a committee member to drive so that they can complete the inventory in the next expedition.
  8. DISCUSS THE CONTENTS OF THE PSAC REPORT TO GO INTO THE ANNUAL REPORT. Lew will review the previous draft and send it to the Select Board.
  9. DISCUSS AND PLAN FOR THE 2017 PUBLIC SAFETY EDUCATIONAL EVENT. It is scheduled for March 11, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00PM at the Brookfield Elementary School.  There will be an announcement at Town Meeting, placed on the Town Web Site, Front Porch Forum, etc.  There will be a youth program and an adult program.  Sheriff Bill Bohnyak,, Lt Roger Farmer, VSP, Chief Kevin Wheatley, BFD, 1St Constable Kevin Joyal, Fish & Wildlife Warden Keith Gallant and Dan Mason, Environmental Regulation will be invited to participate or provide representatives from their departments.  This year’s event will have an agenda and a facilitator.
  10. DISCUSS AND PLAN FOR A CRIME PREVENTION OUTREACH PROGRAM. The Public Safety page on the town website will have safety tips or suggestions on a particular subject each month starting after the education event.  The initial tips or suggestions will come from the outcome of the educational event.
  11. PSAC MEMBERSHIP DISCUSSION CONTINUED. No action required.
  12. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING. February 27, 5:30 PM at the Town Clerk’s Office.
  13. INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING. Lew will invite Sheriff Bohnyak and Lt Farmer, VSP.
  14. ADJOURNED at about 6:30 PM.