Stuart Edson

Apr 222018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Wednesday April 25, 2018 5:30 PM

Brookfield Town Office

Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT

AGENDA

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of March 28, 2018. [3/28/18 Minutes]
  2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public.
  3. Acknowledgment of Kevin Joyal’s resignation and past service to the committee and the town.
  4. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. [OCSD Patrol Hours]
  5. Continuing Review of Parking Enforcement and Pond Village Traffic Signs on Stone Road.
  6. Increasing Parking in Pond Village.
  7. Discussion of movable radar speed display signs. [Northfield PD Interview]
  8. Familiarity with Brookfield Ordinances and plans. [Town Ordinances]
  9. May Public Safety Message. [Draft Message]
  10. Ridge Road Sign Project.
  11. Setting the Next Meeting.
  12. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting.
  13.  Adjournment.
Mar 312018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY MARCH 28, 2018   5:30 PM

BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE  RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The following members and guests attended: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal and Lew Stowell (members). Martin Prevost, Director of Licensing, Department of Liquor Control (Guest Speaker),  Dan Mason, Gwynn Zakov and Michael Rutkovsky (prospective members).

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of February 28, 2018. Approved unanimously.
  2. Explanation to Possible New Members with Materials. Brief background statement made by L. Stowell and distribution of copies of “A Guide to Open Meetings”- VT Secretary of State.
  3. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. None attended.
  4. Guest from the Vermont Department of Liquor Control, Martin Prevost, Director of Licensing. A very interesting presentation with questions and answers about the role of the Department of Liquor Control in both licensing and enforcement and how it could play in Brookfield. He emphasized the value of the role of local Select Boards in placing limitations on liquor licenses to fit local needs. His department is also charged with enforcement of under age drinking.
  5. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. The February OCSD bill was reviewed and discussed. Stowell will scan and email the current OCSD contract to the members.
  6. Continuing Review of Parking Enforcement and Traffic Signs in Pond Village and on Stone Road. No visible improvement in the Stone Road parking situation yet.
  7. Discussion of the March 6 Town Meeting as it Relates to the PSAC. L.. Stowell gave a brief report about the appreciation expressed in the Town Report and at the meeting by the Select Board for the Committee’s work in 2017.
  8. Discussion of movable radar speed display signs. Interviews with Randolph Police Department and Traffic Safety Solutions were discussed but more research needs to be done.
  9. Familiarity with Brookfield Emergency Plans. Local Emergency Operations Plan & Disaster Mitigation Plan were discussed briefly and members are to review them for next meeting.
  10. April Public Safety Message. The message was approved and L Stowell will send a copy in Word to S. Edson to be put on the town website and to G. Zakov to put on Front Porch Forum.
  11. Approval of Possible New Members willing to Serve. Dan Mason, Gwynn Zakov and Michael Rutkovsky were all willing to serve and were approved unanimously.
  12. Setting the Next Meeting. April 25, 2018 at 5:30 at the Town Clerk’s Office.
  13. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting. None to be invited.  Committee needs time to work on existing issues.
  14.  Adjournment.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 PM.
Mar 242018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Wednesday March 28, 2018 5:30 PM

Brookfield Town Office

Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT

AGENDA

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of February 28, 2018. [2/28/18 Minutes]
  2. Explanation to Possible New Members with Materials.
  3. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public.
  4. Guest from the Vermont Department of Liquor Control, Martin Prevost, Director of Licensing.
  5. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills [OCSD Patrol Hours]
  6. Continuing Review of Parking Enforcement and Traffic Signs in Pond Village and on Stone Road.
  7. Discussion of the March 6 Town Meeting as it Relates to the PSAC
  8. Discussion of movable radar speed display signs. [Randolph PD Interview]
  9. Familiarity with Brookfield Emergency Plans. [Local Emergency Operations Plan & Disaster Mitigation Plan]
  10. March Public Safety Message. [Draft Message]
  11. Approval of Possible New Members willing to Serve.
  12. Setting the Next Meeting.
  13. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting.
  14.  Adjournment.
Mar 072018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Wednesday February 28, 2018 5:30 PM

Brookfield Town Office

Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The following members and guests attended: Kevin Joyal, Stuart Edson, Lew Stowell, Dennis Larocque (Member of the Public) and Keith Gallant, Dept of Fish & Wildlife (Invited Guest).

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of January 24, 2018. Approved unanimously.
  2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. Dennis Larocque asked what the status of the parking problem on upper Stone Road was. He was told that the Select Board had directed the Road Foreman to place 35 MPH signs at the intersection of Schoolhouse and Stone Roads and at the Williamstown Town Line, that those signs were now in place and that the Select Board would be requesting the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) to enforce both speed limits and parking violations on that portion of Stone Road as well as other roads.
  3. The guest from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Warden Keith Gallant described his role in law enforcement as being focused on laws concerning fish and wildlife and safety but enforcing other laws when he observed them while conducting his normal duties. He has good working relationships with other law enforcement agencies to include the Agency of Natural Resources with Environmental law enforcement. Fish and Wildlife Wardens are a resource available during disasters through the State EOC or a local Incident Commander. He urged people who hear, see or suspect fish or wildlife violations such as poaching to contact him as soon as possible while physical evidence may still be collected.
  4. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills- It was reported that OCSD spent 36.5 hours in January resulting in 2 vehicle citations and 3 vehicle warnings.
  5. Discussion of Goals and Objectives for Law Enforcement in Brookfield- Continued to the next meeting.
  6. Continuing Review of Parking Status and Traffic Signs in Pond Village and on Stone Road was sufficiently covered in the discussion with Dennis Larocque above.
  7. Preparation for the March 6 Town Meeting- It was decided not to create or issue handouts.
  8. Discussion of movable radar speed display signs Stowell handed out a Draft Comparison Sheet for discussion. Lew will call Randolph P.D. to learn more of their experience with these signs and to call Two Rivers Planning Commission about a possible traffic study.
  9. February Public Safety Message- L Stowell presented a draft message which was approved and placed on the Town Website.
  10. Setting the Next Meeting. The next meeting will be on March 28, 2018 at 5:30 PM.
  11. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting. Stowell will contact Martin Prevost to see who in Liquor Control should be a guest at the March meeting.
  12. The meeting was adjourned at 6:53 PM unanimously.
Feb 252018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Wednesday February 28th, 2018 5:30 PM

Brookfield Town Office

Ralph Rd, Brookfield, VT

AGENDA

 

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of January 24th, 2018.
  2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public.
  3. Guest from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Warden Keith Gallant
  4. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills
  5. Discussion of Goals and Objectives for Law Enforcement in Brookfield.
  6. Continuing Review of Parking Status and Traffic Signs in Pond Village and on Stone Road.
  7. Preparation for the March 6 Town Meeting
  8. Discussion of movable radar speed display signs
  9. February Public Safety Message.
  10. Setting the Next Meeting.
  11. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting.
  12. Adjournment.
Jan 292018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24, 2018   5:30 PM

BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE  RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The following PSAC members attended: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal, Joy Kacik and Lew Stowell.

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of December 13, 2017. Reviewed and unanimously approved.
  2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. None attended.
  3. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. November and December OCSD bills reviewed. Expenditures and hours at 50% for the first half of the Fiscal year.
  4. Discussion of Goals and Objectives for Law Enforcement in Brookfield. Joy Kacik spoke with Sheriff Bohnyak and he provided her with answers and suggestions. Lew to provide Sheriff Bohnyak with the Annual Report.
  5. Continuing Review of Pond Village and Stone Road Parking Status. Stuart and Lew Stowell provided the results of the January 15, 2018 Select Board meeting including the directive to the Road Foreman to place speed signs on Stone Road as soon as possible. There was discussion about possible new parking spots in Pond Village.
  6. Report on the Status of the Revision of the Brookfield Traffic Ordinance Revision. Stuart and Lew Stowell provided the results of the public meeting on December 11, 2017 regarding the approved ordinance. Stuart will place the new ordinance on the town website.
  7. Review Status of Traffic and Road Signs in Brookfield. There was continuing discussion on implementation of sign replacement.
  8. Discussion of movable speed display signs. Lew presented research on radar speed display signs from a number of companies at a variety of prices. More research needs to be done.
  9. Establishing priorities of sign placement or replacement. Stuart and Lew presented the priorities for sign purchase and placement provided to the Select Board at their January 15, 2018 meeting.
  10. January Public Safety Message. Lew will send Stuart an electronic copy which Stuart will place on the Town Website.
  11. Discussion of Disaster Preparedness in Brookfield. Lew will contact Kasey Peterson for copies of current Brookfield plans relating to disaster preparedness.  Handouts for the Town Meeting will be developed at the February 28 meeting.
  12. Setting the Next Meeting. February 28, 2018 at 5:30 PM.
  13. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting. Warden Keith Gallant will be invited by Joy Kacik.
  14. Adjourned at 6:52 PM.
Jan 222018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24, 2018 5:30 PM
BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

AGENDA

1. Review and Approve Minutes of December 13, 2017.

2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public.

3. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills

4. Discussion of Goals and Objectives for Law Enforcement in Brookfield.

5. Continuing Review of Pond Village and Stone Road Parking Status.

6. Report on the Status of the Revision of the Brookfield Traffic Ordinance Revision.

7. Report Status and priorities of Traffic and Road Signs in Brookfield.

8. Discussion of movable radar speed display signs.

9. January Public Safety Message.

10. Discussion of Disaster Preparedness in Brookfield.

11. Setting the Next Meeting.

12. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting.

13. Adjournment.

Dec 152017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13, 2017 5:30 PM

BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE

RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

Attendees: Lew Stowell, Stuart Edson, Joy Kacik, Kevin Joyal

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of November 15, 2017. Reviewed and unanimously approved.
  2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. None attended. There was discussion about emails relating to supporting a 25 MPH limit on Stone Road in Pond Village.
  3. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. November OCSD bill not yet received.
  4. Discussion of Goals and Objectives for Law Enforcement in Brookfield. Joy Kacik will send the previous document to OCSD and speak with Sheriff Bohnyak to prepare a handout or presentation at the March Town Meeting.  Stuart Edson to contact VSP to learn of possible recent Law Enforcement options.
  5. Continuing Review of Pond Village and Stone Road Parking Status. Stuart and Lew Stowell will develop a sign implementation plan concerning Stone Road for presentation to the Select Board.
  6. Report on the Status of the Revision of the Brookfield Traffic Ordinance Revision. The Select Board approved the Traffic Ordinance developed by the committee at the public meeting on December 11, 2017.
  7. Review Status of Traffic and Road Signs in Brookfield. There was continuing discussion on implementation of sign replacement.
  8. Discussion of movable speed display signs. Stuart to call Mardee Sanchez, Randolph Zoning Administrator for information on Randolph’s signs. Lew to contact Ted Goulett at Reynolds & Sons.  Lew and Stuart to develop a speed display sign item for the FY 2019 Budget.
  9. Establishing priorities of sign placement or replacement. Stuart will sort the missing, damaged and required sign list to fit three priority categories.
  10. December Public Safety Message. Stuart will look to see if a November message was published.  If not, he will use the November message for December.  Otherwise Lew will create a new one.
  11. Discussion of Disaster Preparedness in Brookfield. Lew will contact Kasey Peterson for copies of current Brookfield plans relating to disaster preparedness.
  12. Setting the Next Meeting. January 24, 2018 at 5:30 PM.
  13. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting. None to be invited.
  14. Adjourned at 6:37 PM.