Oct 052020



BROOKFIELD CONGREGATION CHURCH (Corner of RT 65 and Ridge Rd, Basement)



The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Stoddard and Lew Stowell.

  • 5:30 PM: Call to Order -No additions or deletions were made to the agenda
  • Review and approve of Unapproved Minutes August 26, 2020 meeting. -Approved 4-0.
  • Open public comment period- No members of the public attended.
  • Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills to include:
    • Patrol Hours and Budget-12.5 hours of patrols in August costing $600.00, $11,216 remaining in budget. Committee to look at different language in FY 22 OCSD contract that might provide higher priority to patrols in months requested.
    • Speed Cart Results-1deployment completed and 1 in progress this month in West Brookfield. A total of 9 deployments have been completed in 2020 with another one underway.  If possible, this Fall, Ralph Rd. East bound may have a deployment as speeding has been reported there.
  • Parking in Pond Village- No change.
  • Town Traffic Enforcement Capability:
    • Over Weight and Over Sized Status- L Stowell to complete recommendations and provide to Select Board.
    • Traffic Sign Status- Recommendations approved and will be sent to Select Board-4-0.
    • Traffic Studies- Recommend new Traffic Study of Northfield Rd by TRORC in 2021-4-0. TRORC results on East St., West St. and Stone Rd. being reviewed.
    • Ordinance Review- underway with models from VLCT and Local Roads provided to committee members with recommendations due at November meeting.
  • E-911 Sign Status- Some are still not picked up by out-of-state property owners because of the pandemic, maybe in 2021. Rutkovsky to make calls to be sure.
  • Emerald Ash Borer Progress- EAB Test Kits stored.
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee Website and Email Use- Caveats to be drafted by S. Edson warning users to use E-911 or other means to report emergencies.
  • October Public Safety Message- L. Stowell to prepare a Fire Safety Message.
  • Setting the Next Meeting- 5:30 PM on October 28, 2020 at the Brookfield Congregational Church.
  • Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- None to be invited, public welcome.
  • Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting- Adjourned at 6:55 PM. 4-0.