Stuart Edson

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.
Dec 292016
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

DECEMBER 28, 2016 5:00 PM, Town Clerk’s Office

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

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

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 16, 2016 MEETING.- Approved unanimously.
  2. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.- There were no guest speakers planned or any members of the public who attended.
  3. DISCUSSION OF WHAT WAS LEARNED FROM THE DECEMBER 12, 2016 SELECT BOARD MEETING RELEVANT TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE . Discussed the expanded role of Committee. Committee to develop its role more clearly.
  4. POND VILLAGE & RIDGE ROAD PARKING STATUS. The Select Board will be following up with the ongoing Stone Rd. issue.
  5. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS. The 2018 OCSD budget will be the same as 2017.
  6. DISCUSSION ABOUT DEVELOPING A SET OF GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR OCSD SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BROOKFIELD. Joy Kacik to create a draft of expectations of the OCSD .
  7. CONTINUING DISCUSSION OF VT OPEN MEETING LAW REQUIREMENTS. Lew Stowell to contact the Select Board chair about official sites of public notice and the disrepair of some of them.
  8. PLAN AND SCHEDULE A VEHICULAR INVENTORY OF TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGNS IN BROOKFIELD. Stuart Edson to use his tablet with GPS software to document the sign inventory and condition. Stuart will contact other committee members to drive him on class 2 and 3 roads on Saturdays and Sundays dependent upon his schedule. There will be only two members (Stuart and a driver) on each expedition.  Stuart will research current 911 road names on line.
  9. DISCUSS THE CONTENTS OF THE PSAC REPORT TO GO INTO THE ANNUAL REPORT. Lew Stowell provided Joy Kacik a draft to review and provide comment to him for his submission to Jeff Kimmel.
  10. DISCUSS AND PLAN FOR THE 2017 PUBLIC SAFETY EDUCATIONAL EVENT. The tentative date is March 11. Joy Kacik will contact local law enforcement agencies and develop a plan to be reviewed at the next meeting.  She will also contact the Orange South West Supervisory Union about scheduling the Brookfield Elementary school .  The working theme will be presenting methods of protecting lives and property.
  11. DISCUSS AND PLAN FOR A CRIME PREVENTION OUTREACH PROGRAM. Stuart Edson will check with VSP, OCSD and online for existing documents and videos.
  12. PSAC MEMBERSHIP DISCUSSION CONTINUED. No action taken.
  13. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING. January 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
  14. INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING. No guests are planned.
  15. ADJOURNED at 6:30 PM.
Oct 172016
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

OCTOBER 19, 2016 6:00 PM

BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE

AGENDA

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE NOTES OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 MEETING
  2. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  3. GUEST SPEAKER: Dan Mason, Environmental Enforcement Officer, Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Agency of Natural Resources
  4. POND VILLAGE & RIDGE ROAD PARKING STATUS
  5. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES AND REPORTS AND BILLS-:
  6. SIGNS AND ORDINANCES RECOMMENDATIONS TO SELECT BOARD REVIEW
  7. PSAC MEMBERSHIP DISCUSSION CONTINUED
  8. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING
  9. INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING
  10. ADJOURN