Sep 292022
 

Addendum 1

Brookfield Town Garage Building

September 28, 2022

The question period is hereby extended to October 3rd, 2022. Questions must be submitted and received by the Town’s Administrative Assistance no later than 5:00 pm on the 3rd.

Clarification: The current VT State Building Code is the 2015Fire Safety Code. All aspects of this project shall comply with this code and references.

Clarification: Framing lumber shall be KD, spruce or #2 pine

Sill plate shall be KD, pressure treated southern pine #2 or equal.

Sep 262022
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

BROOKFIELD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, FIRST FLOOR

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2022  5:30 PM

UN-APPROVED MINUTES

5:30 PM: Call to Order:  There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.

  • Review, revise or approve the August, 23 2022 meeting minutes.  Approved as written. 5-0-0.
  • Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public- No members of the Public attended.
  • Speed Cart Deployments: OCSD & VSP- VSP Speed Cart needs repair. No OCSD deployments reported.
  • Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills- S. Edson to check into June bill.  August bill and report discussed.
  • VSP “Survivermont” Status- No training opportunities reported.
  • Upcoming Events Involving Brookfield– Morgan Mile Horse Race, October Fest Road Races and the Grinder Bike Race. Some Special Safety Tips may be issued.  D. Mason to check into the Grinder. S. Edson to check into the Morgan Horse Race.
  • E-911 House Number Signs Project- L. Stowell reported that T. Godfrey is contacting persons already requesting signs and 19 new E-911 house number signs have been requested and paid for.
  • E-911 Coordination:  The committee supports the efforts to provide accurate house numbers.
  • Traffic Sign Deployment Status- S, Edson reported meeting with K. Sprague, Road Commissioner and that the town road crew is putting up needed traffic signs in areas where they are already working.  More “No parking” signs will be placed on the West side of Stone Road in Pond Village.
  • Vehicle, Pedestrian, Horse, and Bicycle Safety- Focused on in the September Safety Tips.
  • Town Website Update Status- S. Edson reported that proposals for an update are being reviewed by the Select Board.
  • Traffic Ordinance Status- The proposed ordinance may still be at the Town Attorney’s for review.  S. Edson to check on the status of the proposed Traffic Ordinance.
  • Front Porch Forum Posting Limits- L Stowell reported some of the limitations and will get more information.
  • Parking Issues & Improvements in Brookfield- S. Edson to talk with T. Elzey about Stone Road entrance.
  • September Public Safety Message- Approved L Stowell to publish September tips.  M Stoddard to write October Tips.
  • Setting the Location and Date/Time of the Next Meeting-Brookfield Town Office on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 5:30 PM.  M Rutkovsky to send the Brookfield Congregational Church a thank you letter for hosting our meetings during the latter part of the pandemic.
  • Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- None invited.
  • Final Public Comment- None

Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion made by D. Mason and seconded by M. Rutkovsky. Approved 5-0-0 at 6:43 PM.

Sep 232022
 

Town of Brookfield Selectboard Meeting
September 26, 2022
6:30 PM
Town Office
AGENDA
A. Call To Order
B. Adjustments to Agenda
C. Public Comments
D. Payroll and AP Warrants
E. Highway Report
F. New Business
G. Old Business
1. Quit Claim deeds for Old Stage Road
2. Repeater progress update
H. Meeting Minutes
1. September 12, 2022
I Other Proper Business
1. Doug and Kasey Pixley letter
2 Public Safety Committee report
3. EMB-2021-BR-007-0010 – Brookfield Halfway Brook Culvert Project Scoping
4. Webpage upgrade
J. Status Report
1. PACIF Risk Management report – where work stands
2. VT Dept of Environmental Conservation – Apply for authorization upon reissuance of the MRGP 10/1/22
K. Adjournment
 
 
 

Sep 202022
 

Minutes DRAFT Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: September 13, 2022
Present: Gwynn Zakov (Chair), Martha Judy, Keven Ring, Wil White, Christina Harlow, Timothy Gershon
Public present: Connor Rigney
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
Judy and Gershon moved to approve minutes as amended.  The minutes passed unanimously.
Commissioners heard from Connor Rigney of Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission (TRORC) on how TRORC can help Brookfield apply for a grant supporting bylaws revisions. Deadline for grant application is November 1.
Commissioners completed their review of Article of 1: General Provisions, and began review of Article 2: Development Districts. Commissioners will resume their discussion of “Permitted Uses” in the Village Districts at their next meeting.
No other new/old business
Date of next meeting set for Tuesday October 11th, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:33 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Timothy Gershon
 
 
 
 

Sep 182022
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
BROOKFIELD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, FIRST FLOOR
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 5:30 PM
MEETING AGENDA
5:30 PM: Call to Order:

Additions or deletions to the agenda
Review, revise or approve the August, 23 2022 meeting minutes.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public-
Speed Cart Deployments: OCSD & VSP
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills-
VSP “Survivermont” Status
Upcoming Events Involving Brookfield:
E-911 House Number Signs Project
E-911 Coordination
Traffic Sign Deployment Status
Vehicle, Pedestrian, Horse, and Bicycle Safety
Town Website Update Status
Traffic Ordinance Status-
Front Porch Forum Posting Limits
Parking Issues & Improvements in Brookfield-
September Public Safety Message-
Setting the Location and Date/Time of the Next Meeting-
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting-
Final Public Comment-

Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Sep 152022
 

BCA Hearing
Brookfield Town Office
Saturday, September 10, 2022
9:00 a.m.
Subject property:  1757 East St, Brookfield VT
Attendees:
BCA members: Beth DeForge, J. Keith Sprague III, Linda Runnion, C. Curtis Koren, Stuart Edson, Betty Lord, John Benson
Listers: Phyllis Humez, Ted Nelson, Vermont Appraisal Company Owner, Sean Boyce, Appraiser
Public: Amy Ingrassia, Michael Garbitelli
Appellant:  Max Ferris
Town Clerk:  Teresa Godfrey
The meeting opened with the Town Clerk swearing in the BCA members, Listers, and Appellants.
At the prior meeting held Monday, August 22nd at 6:15 p.m. the Board appointed C. Curtis Koren as Chair of the Board.
Teresa Godfrey recused herself from presenting testimony due to also being a Lister.
The following documents were presented by Ted Nelson and numbered as Lister 1, 2, etc.:

Cover Sheet explaining the documents enclosed
Cost sheet dated 10/20/2015 with sketch
Cost sheet dated 06/01/2022 with sketch
Cost sheet dated 8/11/2022 with sketch
Cost sheet comparable 396 Rand Road, Randolph
Cost sheet comparable 566 Thayer Brook Road, Randolph
Cost sheet comparable 60 O’Donnell Road, Chelsea
Cost sheet comparable 1086 Salt Box Road, Randolph
Cost sheet comparable 15 East Randolph Road, Chelsea
Cost sheet comparable 459 Riford Brook Road, Braintree

Mr. Nelson presented the parcel as a house & 3 Acres on East Street and that it had been transformed since the last reappraisal.  He understood Mr. Ferris was concerned with a porch and living area measurement.  When Mr. Ferris requested a grievance hearing, it was agreed Sean Boyce would re-measure the home.
Mr. Ferris presented one document.  A-1: Lister’s sketch of his parcel indicating the porch 2 should not be there and the garage sq. ft. wasn’t accurate.  Mr. Ferris said his biggest concern was the huge value difference.  When he came in for grievance there was an adjustment made stating there wasn’t a 3rd floor.  The home was built out of pallets and there wasn’t a porch on the front door but was only used as a window.
Mr. Boyce questioned if there was a slab or cement pad in front of the door being labeled as “open porch deck” (OPD) and the 2nd floor deck did not have a value since it was only a frame.
Mr. Nelson stated the last value was set 15 years ago and the Listers set policies and follow them.  Other Towns knock on doors but Brookfield Listers wait until reappraisal. This causes the sticker shock that the value doubled.  Vermont Appraisal Company (VAC) uses the MLS access with 85 sales in Orange County for comparable properties.
Betty Lord noted the value from purchase to the current value that he was paying the same tax amount for all those years.
Mr. Boyce said he went and did measure the interior of the garage sq. ft.
Mr. Edson stated the Listers use the measure of the exterior for footprint.
John Benson asked Mrs. Godfrey what the Grand List percent of increase was from prior values to reappraisal.  Mrs. Godfrey said when comparing last year to the current year it increased about 20%.  He suggested a site visit date and time.
Mrs. Koren asked if there were any other questions.
Beth DeForge, Mrs. Koren, Mr. Benson, and Mrs. Lord will set up a time with Mr. Ferris to do a site visit.
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The BCA then met with Justin Poulin at 9:40.
Subject property: 3302 West Street, Brookfield, VT
Attendees included all listed above except Max Ferris who left.
Public: John Parker, Tom Garbitelli, Amy Ingrassia, Michael Garbitelli
The following documents were presented by Ted Nelson and numbered as L-1:

Cover Sheet explaining the documents enclosed
Cost sheet dated 05/16/2021 with sketch
Cost sheet dated 06/24/2022 with sketch
Cost sheet dated 8/10/2022 with sketch
Cost sheet comparable 457 VT RT 110, Tunbridge
Cost sheet comparable 1462 Weir Road, Williamstown
Cost sheet comparable 144 Summit Road, Braintree
Cost sheet comparable 40 Fletcher Road, Braintree
Cost sheet comparable 226 Chelsea Road, Brookfield
Cost sheet comparable 0 West Corinth Road, Washington
Cost sheet comparable 455 Valliant Place, Corinth
Cost sheet comparable 127 Bobbinshop Road, Chelsea
Cost sheet comparable 00 North Colby Road, Thetford
Cost sheet comparable 0 Warsley Road, Orange

Mr. Nelson presented the parcel as 140 Acres and dwelling at 3302 West Street.
Mr. Poulin approved the changes made from grievance hearings with the outbuilding adjustments but felt the value of the house had no adjustment to its value with replacement cost less depreciation.
Mr. Poulin presented the following documents and were labeled as A-1:

Price quote from Renewal by Anderson at $19,887
Price quote from Kyle Horton
2 Photos of siding rot and window rot
Photo of gutters with rust and holes

Mr. Poulin felt the 3 major issues with his home were beyond normal depreciation.  The 2 windows have the casing rotting and it will cost $20 thousand to replace.  The siding is peeling from the sun deterioration and the gutters were rusted and full of holes.  The windows are 8′ x 4′ picture windows.
He feels there should be a reduction based on those costs and it is hard to get replacements.  They will have to be custom made.
Linda Runnion asked if they were living there or in Randolph and he said in Brookfield.
Ms. DeForge asked what just the house value was currently.
Mr. Nelson said $198,400.
Mr. Edson asked if 25% physical depreciation for a 1975 home is a consistent value. Mr. Nelson said yes.
Mr. Poulin asked why it went from Average to Fair/Average and Mr. Nelson said it is a descriptor only.
Mr. Nelson said when Mr. Boyce did the reappraisal and the Poulins elected not to have him enter the home. There is often confusion between quality and condition issues.  High end is $70k in value with kitchens and bath bumping the quality. Normal maintenance is not adjusted between reappraisals and the south end of the home is hit by the sun.  It’s challenging for farm values since sales are not necessarily to Farmers.  The condition of the wall should be addressed and it might be corrected later.
Mrs. Koren asked if there were any other questions or comments.
Mr. Poulin stated that they were not doing the windows right off and would use spray foam to seal.  You can’t get contractors for 8-10 months out.  The gutters might be replaced in the next 5 years or so.
BCA members set the exterior site visit for September 13th at 2:00 p.m.  Mrs. Koren, Ms. Runnion, Ms. DeForge, and Mr. Benson plan on doing the site visit.
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The BCA then met with John Parker at 10:15.
Subject property: 6332 VT Route 14
Attendees included all listed above except Justin Poulin who left.
Public: Tom Garbitelli, Amy Ingrassia, Michael Garbitelli
The following documents were presented by Ted Nelson and numbered as L-1:

Cover Sheet explaining the documents enclosed
Cost sheet dated 03/02/2013 with sketch
Cost sheet dated 07/06/2022 with sketch
Cost sheet dated 8/11/2022 with sketch
Cost sheet comparable 313 VT Route 14, Randolph
Cost sheet comparable 94 Water Street, Northfield
Cost sheet comparable 272 Morrison Road, Barre
Cost sheet comparable 1881 Sheldon Rd, St. Albans

Mr. Nelson presented the parcel as 2.17 Acres & dwelling & 2 commercial buildings.
John Parker didn’t have any documents to present.  He stated he bought the property in 2008 before the house was going to be torn down paying $25k for the house and garage and $10k for the church. The property was a complete disaster.  They put a new roof on the garage and house and some on the church.  The 2nd floor collapsed on the 1st floor in the house.  There is dry rot on 1 wall of the church and floor by the cellar.  They installed support beams and the garage was supported.  He was surprised the comparables were not just in Brookfield and he owns several properties in Vermont.  The house next door sold for $165k and it is a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home that is livable.  The house he owns is not livable.  It is a challenge to restore and will not be doing it if the value is at $200k.
Mr. Nelson labeled the church as cold storage and that part of the roof was fixed. He acknowledged the back of the house needs repair and that Mr. Boyce went through after grievance.  He felt the value of $220k-$225k was an accurate value. He also knew the value $100k-$150k was what Mr. Parker felt the parcel should be valued at. The church has serious structural damage.  He felt the sale of the house next door was not a valid sale because the keys were surrendered in lieu of foreclosure and it was sold after being on the market.
BCA members set the site visit for September 13th at 3:00 p.m.  Mrs. Koren, Ms. Runnion, Ms. DeForge, Mrs. Lord and Mr. Benson plan on doing the site visit.
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The BCA then met with Michael Garbitelli at 10:30.
Subject property: 6332 VT Route 14
Attendees included all listed above except John Parker who left.
Public: Tom Garbitelli, Amy Ingrassia
The following documents were presented by Ted Nelson and numbered as L-1:

Cover Sheet explaining the documents enclosed
Cost sheet dated 07/02/2016 with sketch
Cost sheet dated 06/01/2022 with sketch
Cost sheet dated 8/11/2022 with sketch
Cost sheet comparable 564 VT Route 66, Randolph
Cost sheet comparable 2800 Bear Hill Road, Brookfield
Cost sheet comparable 232 Garden Street, Williamstown
Cost sheet comparable 1155 VT Route 66, Randolph
Cost sheet comparable 1146 Hebert Road, Williamstown
Cost sheet comparable 6062 VT Route 66, Randolph
Cost sheet comparable 407/433 Lavender Road, Brookfield

Mr. Nelson presented the parcel as 2 acres & dwelling, 1506 West Street
Mr. Garbitelli feels the property is overvalued and the quality of fair-average is too high.  The house is 35 years old and the roof almost collapsed.  The original owner built it himself and the roof has a low pitch.  Typically there is 8′-12′ of snow fall a year.
Mr. Garbitelli presented the following documents listed as A-1 and A-2.

Introductory letter written by Mr. Garbitelli dated Sept 2022
Pages 6 & 8 from the VAC Reappraisal Introduction & Guidelines
Cost sheet dated 7/16/2022

He feels it should be graded as poor quality with 6′-7′ ceilings and depreciation of 30 is low.  The 88% complete is too high.  The home needs massive reconstruction and a new roof needs to be added.  The land is rocky ledge and the waterline freezes every year because it isn’t deep enough.  The land drops off to the old town road.  The comparables presented are livable homes and not in Town.  This is not a livable home.
Mr. Nelson said Mr. Boyce went through and is very familiar with quality construction as a builder.  Quality is about the construction of a building and condition is wear & tear of a building.  The roof quality is condition.  He wondered if the roof had an expert look into it.  With the age of the house from 1987 it is still standing. The value of $175k-$225k with the Brookfield school system there are not a lot of houses for sale in Brookfield.  Can it be lowered is for the BCA to decide.
Mr. Garbitelli said the snow has been shoveled off for the last 20 years.  The hole for the pool was put in professionally.  He feels the heat and electric are substandard and way below the quality.
Mrs. Godfrey asked when the house was last lived in.
Mr. Garbitelli said a couple of years ago.  The last tenant left in 2019.  He mentioned 1681 West Street sold for $130k. No one is currently living in the home.
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Subject property: 1680 West Street
Attendees included all listed.
Public: Tom Garbitelli, Amy Ingrassia
The following documents were presented by Ted Nelson and numbered as L-1:

Cover Sheet explaining the documents enclosed
Cost sheet dated 07/02/2016 with sketch
Cost sheet dated 06/29/2022 with sketch
Cost sheet dated 8/11/2022 with sketch
Cost sheet comparable 706 Dearborn Hill Road, Corinth
Cost sheet comparable 271 Whitney Hill Road, Tunbridge
Cost sheet comparable 189 Jackson Brook Road, Thetford
Cost sheet comparable 171 Gould Hill Road, Worcester

Mr. Nelson presented the parcel as 59.8 acres & dwelling, 1680 West Street.
Mr. Garbitelli presented a packet with the following labeled as A-1, 2 & 3:

Front photo of the home
Letter of grievance challenge dated Sept 2022
Letter of grievance to the Brookfield Listers dated July 12, 2022
Pages 5-10, 12, 14, & 18 of VAC Reappraisal Introduction and Guidelines
Sale listing of 2034/2069 Old Post Road (A-2)
Tax bill for 2021-2022 for parcel with value listed as $809,100 (A-3)

Mr. Garbitelli stated it is a big house but it is a plain, large, simple house. The quality rating was 6 but is now a 5.75 after grievance hearings.  It is not a luxury house. Mr. Garbitelli considers it a 4 quality from page 5 of the VAC Reappraisal Introduction and Guidelines.  It is 22 years old with vinyl siding & plastic shutters.  There is no garage and any home in Vermont this size would include a large garage.  The land is rocky ledge and to build, they had to blow up ledge.
Phyllis Humez asked if he had South Pond access.
Mr. Garbitelli said you can walk down to it but you can’t build anything over 250′ from edge.
Mr. Nelson said the 2016 quality was a 7.0.  Banks use 1-6 qualities and Towns can go up to a 14.
When did the quality change to a 6.0?  There is a missing cost sheet of the change.
There is a lot of privacy and building the house where it is causes a sense of protection.  Mr. Nelson spoke of the applied functional and physical depreciation due to oversize and speaking to 2 different appraisers they agreed with the value.  There is a difference between quality and condition.  Training someone to value property, there is a left/right brain for this. The quality grade shouldn’t relate to its size.  We don’t add or subtract for whether there is a garage.  Luxury homes are between 7-14.
Mr. Benson questioned the higher qualities and how does this home fall into a 5.75.
BCA members set the site visit for September 24th at 1:00 p.m.  Mr. Edson, Ms. DeForge, Ms. Runnion, Mrs. Lord, and Mr. Sprague plan on doing the site visit.
On motion by Mr. Edson and seconded by Mr. Sprague, the Board voted to recess the hearings at 12:00 p.m.
After the site visits listed above, the Board will reconvene on Saturday, October 1st at 9:00 a.m. at the Brookfield Town Office.
Respectively,
Teresa Godfrey, Brookfield Town Clerk
 

Sep 142022
 

Town of Brookfield Selectboard Meeting
September 12, 2022
6:30 PM
Town Office
DRAFT MINUTES
Present: John Benson Chair; Betty Lord, Stuart Edson, Keith Sprague, Curtis Koren, members; Vicki Blanchard Administrative Assistant, Teresa Godfrey Town Clerk; Amy Ingrassia Assistant Treasurer; Doug & Kasey Pixley, Mike Fiorillo, Ted Elsey.
A. Call To Order – Mr. Benson called the Selectboard meeting to order at 6:35 pm
B. Adjustments to Agenda – Add Mike Fiorillo under public comments
C. Public Comments
1. Property line confusion – Doug and Kasey Pixley – Mr. Pixley would like to clean up his property and is running into a problem with his neighbor regarding property boundary lines. Mr. Benson said settling boundary disputes are not the work of the Selectboard, so he recommended that they contact American Survey Company to come and survey the Pixley’s property to prove where the boundary lines actually are. The Board will also provide a letter regarding the old road on the Pixley property.
2. Mike Fiorillo reported that on Cemetery Hill Street back in July a person was reported to living on a piece of property that he owned but there was no septic or running water. Mr. Fiorillo sent this person a couple of letters but with no response decided to call Dan Mason to investigate the situation. Apparently, there is no septic permit in place and now there are children living there also. At present, the State is investigating the property.
He also reported on a property on Route 14 where the owner is now renting out a place on the property which is not legal because this is like a business deal. Mr. Fiorillo will send a letter to try and get this resolved.
3. Ted Elsey reported that several people have come to him wondering why the Floating Bridge in the winter has to have cement Jersey barriers that are large enough to go across the walkways so that people walking or using a wheelchair can not walk across. The Board will contact the State District in charge and see if this can be changed or not.
D. Payroll and AP Warrants – Ms. Lord made a motion to approve the three AP Warrants as presented with the first dated 9/1/2022 with a total of $165.00 being made to Village of Essex Junction Clerk 2022 Fall in the amount of $165.00. The second dated 9/1/2022 with a total of $153,872.75 being made to Tenco New England, Inc. in the amount of $87,679.00 for the new truck. The third dated 9/10/2022 with a total of $44,592.79 with the largest being paid to WB Rogers in the amount of $15,407.00 for crushed stone, Mr. Edson seconded the motion which carried unanimously 5-0-0.
E. Highway Report – Mr. Sprague reported that Mr. Higgins will be on vacation starting September 19, for a week and a half. Work on Eagle Peak is going well and should be done this week. Mr. Gilman is working on a few other jobs in town also. The results from Mr. Haggett’s gravel pit have been received and Mr. Benson is waiting to see the results. The road crew will be getting new wood planks to fix the Parker Road bridge. The Beaver problem on Twin Pond Road is being addressed. Putting new signs up in Town was also discussed.
F. New Business
1. Set the tax rate – Ms. Godfrey submitted two Options to the board regarding the 2022 – 2023 tax rate and one included the BCA which was different by $5,000. The Board went with Option 1 because it will keep the taxes being paid very close to last year’s taxes. Mr. Edson made a motion to accept the Option 1 Brookfield Tax Rate and Mr. Sprague seconded the motion which carried unanimously 5-0-0.
2. Generator funding – This subject will be discussed at the next meeting.
G. Old Business
1. Hippo Park – Ms. Lord reported that she received a letter from Bob Hannum who had cleaned and repaired the hippos in Hippo Park. Mr. Hannum stated that he enjoyed working on the hippos and he will be giving his services pro bono which will include an annual cleaning each year in the future. Ms. Lord prepared a thank you note which was signed by all Board members. Ms. Lord also said she had heard that there were a couple of larger dogs living on the opposite side of the pond that knocked a lady down recently requiring a hospital visit and the use of crutches for some time. These same dogs last year had bit someone, so she wanted to advise the residents in town to be cautious when in the area around the pond.
2. Heat Pump – Providing all the parts for the Heat Pump arrive it should be installed on September 17, 2022.
3. Network – Mr. Edson has received one quote to redo the website and is waiting for a second to come in.
4. TH 45 quit claim deed – Mr. Edson has been working with Mr. Monte, the Town attorney regarding the Old Post Road to get the Quit Claim Deed completed. There are a few addresses that need to be verified and then everything should be able to mailed out.
H. Meeting Minutes – Ms. Lord made a motion to accept the August 22, 2022 minutes as presented; Ms. Koren seconded the motion which was carried unanimously 5-0-0.
I. Other Proper Business
1. Sign Public Assemblage Permit – Mr. Benson made a motion to accept the Public Assemblage Permit for a private party on September 24, 2022 and Ms. Lord seconded the motion which was carried unanimously 5-0-0.
2. Items from Public Safety Committee – Mr. Edson reported that the Public Safety Committee would like to see some progress in putting up signs in Town, so no one gets hurt. They are not asking for them to be done all at once but to at least set a schedule for installing them. Mr. Edson will be the liaison between the Public Safety Committee and the Selectboard.
3. Mr. Benson reported that he spoke with Bob Conniff regarding the roof on the Town Clerk’s Office, and since fall is here it would not be a good time to paint the roof but he is committed to getting it done July 1, 2023.
4. Mr. Benson reported that there have been some commits regarding the Town Garage which cannot be replaced at the present time due to costs, but the shed which is being proposed is the specs that were posted on the web.
J. Adjournment – Ms. Lord made a motion to adjourn at 8:45 pm., Mr. Edson seconded the motion, and there being no further business to come before the Board the meeting was unanimously adjourned.

Sep 132022
 

Full Time Brookfield Road Crew Position:
The Town of Brookfield is seeking qualified applicants for full time and part time Road Crew members.
The ideal applicant with a valid driver’s license will have the following opportunities:
Have a CDL or willingness to get a CDL
Experience using and maintaining heavy equipment, or willingness and desire to learn
A flexible schedule in the winter to accommodate weather and road conditions but allows for three-day weekends during the summer months!
A $500 bonus at signing, $500 bonus at three months, and $500 bonus at six months depending on performance
Excellent pay and full benefits
Work with new and well-maintained equipment in a positive small-town environment
Interested applicants should submit their resume complete with references and letter of interest to: Admin@brookfieldvt.org or stop by the Brookfield Town Clerk’s office at 40 Ralph Road Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Any questions contact Selectman Keith Sprague at (802) 276-3460.
 

Sep 102022
 

Town of Brookfield Selectboard Meeting
September 12, 2022
6:30 PM
Town Office
AGENDA
A. Call To Order
B. Adjustments to Agenda
C. Public Comments
1. Property line confusion – Doug and Kasey Pixley
D. Payroll and AP Warrants
E. Highway Report
F. New Business
1. Set the tax rate
2. Generator funding
G. Old Business
1. Hippo Park, Dog report
2. Heat Pump
3. Network
4. TH 45 quit claim deed
H. Meeting Minutes
1. August 22, 2022
I Other Proper Business
1. Sign Public Assemblage Permit
2. Items from Public Safety Committee
J. Adjournment

Sep 102022
 

Town of Brookfield Selectboard Meeting
September 12, 2022
6:30 PM
Town Office
AGENDA
A. Call To Order
B. Adjustments to Agenda
C. Public Comments
1. Property line confusion – Doug and Kasey Pixley
D. Payroll and AP Warrants
E. Highway Report
F. New Business
1. Set the tax rate
2. Generator funding
G. Old Business
1. Hippo Park, Dog report
2. Heat Pump
H. Meeting Minutes
1. August 22, 2022
I Other Proper Business
1. Sign Public Assemblage Permit
2. Items from Public Safety Committee
J. Adjournment