Stuart Edson

Feb 222021
 

NOTICE AND AGENDA FOR REMOTE MEETING

 

The Public Safety Advisory Committee for the Town of Brookfield, VT will meet remotely by electronic means on February 24, 2021 at 5:35 PM

 

Information on how to access the remote meeting:

 

By telephone: Dial [(701) 802-5217].

When prompted, enter the meeting Access Code]. 3053801

 

Please review our “Informational Handout for Remote Public Meetings” to understand how these electronic meetings will be managed. If you wish to make a public comment but do not have the ability to comment remotely during the meeting, please email your comment(s) to Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee at publicsafety@brookfieldvt.org

 

To ensure smooth access, we recommend that you test your remote meeting software in advance of the meeting. If you have difficultly accessing the meeting, please email publicsafety@brookfieldvt.org

 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2021, 5:35 PM

All times will depend upon the amount of public participation and committee discussion.

REMOTE MEETING AGENDA

By telephone: Dial [(1-701) 802-5217]. when prompted, enter the meeting Access Code]. 3053801

 

  • 5:35 PM: Call to Order
  • 5:36 PM: Additions or deletions to the agenda
  • Public comment
  • 5:38 PM: Review and approve the January 20, 2021 meeting minutes
  • : Open public comment
  • 5:42 PM Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills.
  • Public comment
  • 6:00 PM 2021 Draft Speed Cart Plan
  • Public comment
  • 6:10 PM: Traffic Sign Status
  • Public comment
  • 6:15 PM: Traffic Ordinance Status
  • Public comment
  • 6:20 PM EAB Update
  • Public comment
  • 6:30 PM Parking in Pond Village
  • Public comment
  • 6:40 PM Public Safety Advisory Committee Website and Email Use
  • Public Comment
  • 6:50 PM: March Public Safety Message
  • Public comment
  • 7:00 PM Setting the Next Meeting
  • 7:05 PM Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting
  • Final Public Comment
  • 7:10: PM Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

 

INFORMATIONAL HANDOUT FOR REMOTE MEETINGS

Remote Public Meetings

All public body meetings for the [insert name of municipality] will be conducted remotely via electronic means for the duration of Governor Scott’s State of Emergency declaration. Whenever feasible, the public will also be able to access and participate in the remote meetings by dialing in through telephone.

Accessing a Meeting

Please refer to each public body’s notice and agenda for information on how to access a remote meeting. Please note that whether you join by telephone, computer, or device, you may be put on hold or in a waiting “room” until granted access to the meeting. You also may be muted or restricted from using any chat function until the public comment portion of the meeting.

Participation

All meetings will be conducted in accordance with the respective “Rules of Procedure” of each public body, to the extent practicable. The public body will follow its agenda and allow public attendees to participate through voice (audio) means where feasible or alternatively using any chat function during the designated public comment periods on the agenda and at other applicable times as needed.

Initially, the meeting’s host/organizer will mute all participants that are not members of the public body. This is necessary to control background noise. The host/organizer will then unmute participants or allow participants to unmute themselves when invited to speak by the Chair of the public body.

Please review the following guidelines:

  • The Chair will invite comment:
    • during the time designated on the agenda for public comment;
    • after the public body discusses each agenda item;
    • before the public body takes action;
    • during any open public comment period, if applicable; and
    • other times as determined by the public body.
  • When a participant/attendee is unmuted, they must state their name before commenting.

If the public body successfully moves to enter an executive session, the meeting’s host/organizer will then place everyone that is not part of the executive session on hold or a virtual waiting “room.” This will prevent attendees from hearing or participating in the meeting during the duration of the executive session. When the public body exits executive session, the host/organizer will then grant access back to the remote meeting.

When the public body adjourns the meeting, the host/organizer will end the electronic meeting by turning off/closing the remote meeting software. Attendees will be automatically disconnected.

Minutes and other public records that were part of the meeting will be made available in accordance with VT’s Open Meeting and Public Records Laws.

 

To learn more about Remote Public Meetings and the Open Meeting Law, please visit the Secretary of State’s Municipal Assistance webpage at https://sos.vermont.gov/municipal-division/laws-resources/covid-19-response/.

Jan 252021
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2021, 5:35 PM

The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met remotely by electronic means as warned.

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Smith, Dan Mason and Lew Stowell.  Guests: Jeff Kimmel, Tim Higgins and Jon Jickling.  No members of the public attended.

  • 5:35 PM: Meeting Called to Order. There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.
  • Review and approve December 16, 2020 unapproved meeting minutes. Approved 5-0.
  • Results of December 28 Select Board Meeting: Kimmel reported that $8500 was planned for sign replacement in FY2022.  L. Stowell reported that Sheriff Bohnyak has been requested to send a draft Law Enforcement Services contract for FY 2022 to the committee for review soon.
  • Traffic Sign Status Tim Higgins & Jeff Kimmel. There was discussion regarding the purchase of a jack hammer to install sign posts. Higgins reported that there is a sign post base available that can be installed with a sledge hammer without damage to the base.  This would save approximately $1500 and perhaps even save time.  T. Higgins reported that based on the current sign inventory the town needs over 200 signs to replace damaged or missing signs.  He is placing an order for at least 55 signs soon.  He stated that a sign with post and accessories costs approximately $100 each.  Therefore, with $6500 in FY 2021 (current FY {Fiscal Year}) and $8500 in FY 2022 (FY starting July1 this year) available, the town should purchase and replace about 150 signs.  This is a shortfall of 50+ signs.  Based upon recent history more signs will be damaged or stolen during that time period.  It may be FY 2024 before we are caught up to where the budget may cover annual damaged and stolen signs.
  • Traffic Ordinance Final Review: the draft ordinance was approved with the removal of two Yield sign changes and the addition of some regulatory language. Mason recommended that a number of road intersections with existing Stop or Yield signs should be looked at in the future with more public input.  It was requested that the draft ordinance be reviewed by town attorney, Michael Monte.  The ordinance, as revised, was approved 5-0.  L. Stowell will send the revised ordinance and a list of revisions to J. Kimmel.
  • Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills. It was noted that OCSD may be back on track having performed 18.5 patrol hours in December, 2020.
  • January Public Safety Message: Stowell will create the February safety message.
  • EAB Update: Jickling, a member of the town Conservation Commission and a trained forester, said that public education about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was going to be very important.  The insect is in Williamstown and either is already in Brookfield or soon will be.  He urged continued coordination between the Town Forester, the Town Conservation Commission and the Public Safety Advisory Committee to deal with the threat.  The Conservation Commission is concerned with having the response conducted in an environmentally friendly manner and the Public Safety Committee is concerned with the danger of dying Ash trees in the town right of way.  The Town Forester, K. Forrer, is organizing the surveillance efforts and will recommend response action when needed.  K. Forrer will be asked to check on any available Federal or State funding for EAB prevention or recovery.
  • Setting the Next Meeting: The February 24th, 2021 at 5:35 PM meeting will be virtual by phone.
  • Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting: None to be invited
  • Entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:49 PM. Approved 5-0.
Jan 172021
 

NOTICE AND AGENDA FOR REMOTE MEETING

The Public Safety Advisory Committee for the Town of Brookfield, VT will meet remotely by electronic means on January 20, 2021 at 5:35 PM

Information on how to access the remote meeting:

By telephone: Dial [(701) 802-5217].

When prompted, enter the meeting Access Code]. 3053801

Please review our “Informational Handout for Remote Public Meetings” to understand how these electronic meetings will be managed. If you wish to make a public comment but do not have the ability to comment remotely during the meeting, please email your comment(s) to Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee at publicsafety@brookfieldvt.org

To ensure smooth access, we recommend that you test your remote meeting software in advance of the meeting. If you have difficultly accessing the meeting, please email publicsafety@brookfieldvt.org

 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 2021, 5:35 PM

All times will depend upon the amount of public participation and committee discussion.

REMOTE MEETING AGENDA

By telephone: Dial [(1-701) 802-5217].When prompted, enter the meeting Access Code]. 3053801

  • 5:35 PM: Call to Order
  • 5:36 PM: Additions or deletions to the agenda
    • Public comment
  • 5:40 PM: Review and approve previous of December 16, 2020 meeting minutes
    • : Open public comment
  • 5:45 PM Results of December 28 Select Board Meeting
    • Public comment
  • 6:00 PM: Traffic Sign Status Tim Higgins & Jeff Kimmel
    • Public comment
  • 6:10 PM: Traffic Ordinance Final Review
    • Public comment
  • 6:40 PM Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills.
    • Public comment
  • 7:00 PM: January Public Safety Message
    • Public comment
  • 7:05 PM: EAB Update
  • 7:10 PM Setting the Next Meeting
  • 7:15 PM Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting
    • Final Public Comment
  • 7:20: PM Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting.

INFORMATIONAL HANDOUT FOR REMOTE MEETINGS

Remote Public Meetings

All public body meetings for the [insert name of municipality] will be conducted remotely via electronic means for the duration of Governor Scott’s State of Emergency declaration. Whenever feasible, the public will also be able to access and participate in the remote meetings by dialing in through telephone.

Accessing a Meeting

Please refer to each public body’s notice and agenda for information on how to access a remote meeting. Please note that whether you join by telephone, computer, or device, you may be put on hold or in a waiting “room” until granted access to the meeting. You also may be muted or restricted from using any chat function until the public comment portion of the meeting.

Participation

All meetings will be conducted in accordance with the respective “Rules of Procedure” of each public body, to the extent practicable. The public body will follow its agenda and allow public attendees to participate through voice (audio) means where feasible or alternatively using any chat function during the designated public comment periods on the agenda and at other applicable times as needed.

Initially, the meeting’s host/organizer will mute all participants that are not members of the public body. This is necessary to control background noise. The host/organizer will then unmute participants or allow participants to unmute themselves when invited to speak by the Chair of the public body.

Please review the following guidelines:

  • The Chair will invite comment:
    • during the time designated on the agenda for public comment;
    • after the public body discusses each agenda item;
    • before the public body takes action;
    • during any open public comment period, if applicable; and
    • other times as determined by the public body.
  • When a participant/attendee is unmuted, they must state their name before commenting.

If the public body successfully moves to enter an executive session, the meeting’s host/organizer will then place everyone that is not part of the executive session on hold or a virtual waiting “room.” This will prevent attendees from hearing or participating in the meeting during the duration of the executive session. When the public body exits executive session, the host/organizer will then grant access back to the remote meeting.

When the public body adjourns the meeting, the host/organizer will end the electronic meeting by turning off/closing the remote meeting software. Attendees will be automatically disconnected.

Minutes and other public records that were part of the meeting will be made available in accordance with VT’s Open Meeting and Public Records Laws.

To learn more about Remote Public Meetings and the Open Meeting Law, please visit the Secretary of State’s Municipal Assistance webpage at https://sos.vermont.gov/municipal-division/laws-resources/covid-19-response/.

Dec 222020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020, 5:35 PM

The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met remotely by electronic means as warned.

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, and Lew Stowell.  No members of the public attended.

  • 5:35 PM: Call to Order: No additions or deletions were made to the agenda.
  • Review and approve of November 18, 2020 meeting minutes-Reviewed and approved 3-0.
  • Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills. L Stowell to check with OCSD about many patrol hours were performed in November and correct the bill. Also L. Stowell will confirm with OCSD that no patrols were performed in September and therefore there was no September bill.
  • 2021 Contract Options Provided by Sheriff Bohnyak- The Committee recommends the $15,000 option proposed by Sheriff Bohnyak. 3-0. L Stowell to present the recommendations to the Select Board at an upcoming meeting.
  • Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress- A public meeting is required.
  • Traffic Sign Status: More signs have gone missing including the 25 MPH sign at the North End of Pond Village. The committee is awaiting the status of ordering signs from the current budget.
  • Traffic Ordinance Final Review: S. Edson reported on his research of ordinances in nearby towns. Stowell reported that according to the Local Roads Program at the Agency of Transportation caution signs do not require listing in the ordinance.  The committee will review and approve additional language in the draft ordinance at the January meeting.
  • Budget Recommendations to the Select Board- The Committee recommends that the Select Board increase the sign budget from $6500 to $8500 for FY 22. We need to make more progress to catch up with replacing missing and damaged signs to make our traffic ordinance enforceable.  L Stowell to present the recommendations to the Select Board at an upcoming meeting.  Approved 3-0.
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use- No Change.
  • January Public Safety Message- L Stowell to send message models to M. Rutkovsky for reworking into the January message.
  • Setting the Next Meeting- Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 5:35 PM. It will be a virtual meeting.
  • Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting-Tim Higgins, the new Road Foreman, will be invited.
  • Motion entertained and made to adjourn meeting. Approved 3-0. Adjourned at 6:20.
Dec 152020
 

NOTICE AND AGENDA FOR REMOTE MEETING

The Public Safety Advisory Committee for the Town of Brookfield, VT will meet remotely by electronic means on December 16, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Information on how to access the remote meeting:

By telephone: Dial [(701) 802-5217].

When prompted, enter the meeting Access Code]. 3053801

Please review our “Informational Handout for Remote Public Meetings” to understand how these electronic meetings will be managed. If you wish to make a public comment but do not have the ability to comment remotely during the meeting, please email your comment(s) to Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee at publicsafety@brookfieldvt.org

To ensure smooth access, we recommend that you test your remote meeting software in advance of the meeting. If you have difficultly accessing the meeting, please email publicsafety@brookfieldvt.org

 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 16, 2020, 5:35 PM

All times will depend upon the amount of public participation and committee discussion.

REMOTE MEETING AGENDA

 

By telephone: Dial [(701) 802-5217].When prompted, enter the meeting Access Code]. 3053801

 

  • 5:35 PM: Call to Order
  • 5:36 PM: Additions or deletions to the agenda
    • Public comment
  • 5:40 PM: Review and approve previous of November 18, 2020 meeting minutes
    • : Open public comment
  • 5:45 PM Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills.
    • Public comment
  • 6:00 PM 2021 Contract Options Provided by Sheriff Bohnyak
    • Public comment
  • 6:15 PM: Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress
    • Public comment
  • 6:25PM: 6:25 PM: Traffic Sign Status
    • Public comment
  • 6:30 PM: Traffic Ordinance Final Review
    • Public comment
  • 6:40 PM: Budget Recommendations to the Select Board
    • Public Comment
  • 6:55 PM: Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use
    • Public comment
  • 7:00 PM: January Public Safety Message
    • Public comment
  • 7:05 PM: Setting the Next Meeting
  • 7:10 PM Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting
    • Final Public Comment
  • 7:15: Entertain motion to adjourn meeting

 

INFORMATIONAL HANDOUT FOR REMOTE MEETINGS

Remote Public Meetings

All public body meetings for the [insert name of municipality] will be conducted remotely via electronic means for the duration of Governor Scott’s State of Emergency declaration. Whenever feasible, the public will also be able to access and participate in the remote meetings by dialing in through telephone.

Accessing a Meeting

Please refer to each public body’s notice and agenda for information on how to access a remote meeting. Please note that whether you join by telephone, computer, or device, you may be put on hold or in a waiting “room” until granted access to the meeting. You also may be muted or restricted from using any chat function until the public comment portion of the meeting.

Participation

All meetings will be conducted in accordance with the respective “Rules of Procedure” of each public body, to the extent practicable. The public body will follow its agenda and allow public attendees to participate through voice (audio) means where feasible or alternatively using any chat function during the designated public comment periods on the agenda and at other applicable times as needed.

Initially, the meeting’s host/organizer will mute all participants that are not members of the public body. This is necessary to control background noise. The host/organizer will then unmute participants or allow participants to unmute themselves when invited to speak by the Chair of the public body.

Please review the following guidelines:

  • The Chair will invite comment:
    • during the time designated on the agenda for public comment;
    • after the public body discusses each agenda item;
    • before the public body takes action;
    • during any open public comment period, if applicable; and
    • other times as determined by the public body.
  • When a participant/attendee is unmuted, they must state their name before commenting.

If the public body successfully moves to enter an executive session, the meeting’s host/organizer will then place everyone that is not part of the executive session on hold or a virtual waiting “room.” This will prevent attendees from hearing or participating in the meeting during the duration of the executive session. When the public body exits executive session, the host/organizer will then grant access back to the remote meeting.

When the public body adjourns the meeting, the host/organizer will end the electronic meeting by turning off/closing the remote meeting software. Attendees will be automatically disconnected.

Minutes and other public records that were part of the meeting will be made available in accordance with VT’s Open Meeting and Public Records Laws.

 

To learn more about Remote Public Meetings and the Open Meeting Law, please visit the Secretary of State’s Municipal Assistance webpage at https://sos.vermont.gov/municipal-division/laws-resources/covid-19-response/.

Nov 242020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020, 5:35 PM

The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met remotely by electronic means as warned.

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

 

The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Stoddard and Lew Stowell with guest Sheriff William Bohnyak OCSD.  No members of the public attended.

 

5:35 PM: Call to Order- No additions or deletions were made to the agenda.

Review and approve previous October 28, 2020 meeting minutes- Reviewed and approved 4-0.

Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. No bills have been received for September or October.  Sheriff Bohnyak said that there had been staffing and quarantine problems but the bills were being sent today.

Patrol Hours and Budget-Discussion. Sheriff Bohnyak said that the virus and staffing issues had made meeting patrol hour targets difficult.  Sheriff Bohnyak provided a summary of law enforcement events that impacted Brookfield in the last few months and said that the patrol reports would improve.

2021 Contract Discussion with Sheriff Bohnyak-. Possible budget targets of $15,000 and $20,000 were suggested for discussion purposes.  Sheriff Bohnyak agreed to contact L. Stowell on 11/24/2020 with possible proposals.  The committee urged that patrol hour goals need to be met much more closely than in the past.  L. Stowell to present proposals to committee at the December meeting.

Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress- Culverts VS Bridges report approved and to be sent to the Select Board. 4-0.

E-911 Sign and Traffic Sign Status- T. Godfrey has told L. Stowell that there were not enough house number signs requested yet to justify an order.

Traffic Ordinance Review- There was discussion about adding cautionary signs to some roads, changing two Stop signs arrangements and extending the speed limit on a couple of roads.  L. Stowell to finalize suggestions made for final review at the December meeting.

Emerald Ash Borer Progress- M. Stoddard and M. Rutkovsky volunteered to help in the Spring.

Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use- No Change

December Public Safety Message M. Stoddard to prepare and send to L. Stowell.

Setting the Next Meeting- 5:35 PM on December 16, 2020, to be held remotely

Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- None to be invited in December.

Entertained a motion to adjourn meeting- Adjourned at 7:08 PM.  Approved- 4-0.

Nov 172020
 

NOTICE AND AGENDA FOR REMOTE MEETING

 

The Public Safety Advisory Committee for the Town of Brookfield, VT will meet remotely by electronic means on November 18, 2020 at 5:35 PM

 

Information on how to access the remote meeting:

 

By telephone: Dial [(701) 802-5217

[When prompted enter the meeting Access Code]. 3053801

 

Please review our “Informational Handout for Remote Public Meetings” to understand how these electronic meetings will be managed. If you wish to make a public comment but do not have the ability to comment remotely during the meeting, please email your comment(s) to Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee at publicsafety@brookfieldvt.org

 

To ensure smooth access, we recommend that you test your remote meeting software in advance of the meeting. If you have difficultly accessing the meeting, please email publicsafety@brookfieldvt.org

 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2020, 5:35 PM

All times will depend upon the amount of public participation and committee discussion.

REMOTE MEETING AGENDA

 

  • 5:35 PM: Call to Order
  • 5:36 PM: Additions or deletions to the agenda
    • Public comment
  • 5:40 PM: Review and approve previous of October 28, 2020 meeting minutes
    • : Open public comment
  • 5:45 PM Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills.
    • Patrol Hours and Budget-Discussion
      • Public comment
    • 2021 Contract Discussion with Sheriff Bohnyak
      • Public comment
    • 6:15 PM: Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress
      • Public comment
    • 6:25PM: 6:35 PM: E-911 Sign and Traffic Sign Status
      • Public comment
    • 6:30 PM: Traffic Ordinance Review
      • Public comment
    • 6:50 PM: Emerald Ash Borer Progress
      • Public comment
    • 6:55 PM:] Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use
      • Public comment
    • 7:00 PM: December Public Safety Message
      • Public comment
    • 7:05PM: Setting the Next Meeting
    • 7:10 PM Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting
      • Final Public Comment
    • 7:15: Entertain motion to adjourn meeting

 

 

INFORMATIONAL HANDOUT FOR REMOTE MEETINGS

Remote Public Meetings

All public body meetings for the [insert name of municipality] will be conducted remotely via electronic means for the duration of Governor Scott’s State of Emergency declaration. Whenever feasible, the public will also be able to access and participate in the remote meetings by dialing in through telephone.

Accessing a Meeting

Please refer to each public body’s notice and agenda for information on how to access a remote meeting. Please note that whether you join by telephone, computer, or device, you may be put on hold or in a waiting “room” until granted access to the meeting. You also may be muted or restricted from using any chat function until the public comment portion of the meeting.

Participation

All meetings will be conducted in accordance with the respective “Rules of Procedure” of each public body, to the extent practicable. The public body will follow its agenda and allow public attendees to participate through voice (audio) means where feasible or alternatively using any chat function during the designated public comment periods on the agenda and at other applicable times as needed.

Initially, the meeting’s host/organizer will mute all participants that are not members of the public body. This is necessary to control background noise. The host/organizer will then unmute participants or allow participants to unmute themselves when invited to speak by the Chair of the public body.

Please review the following guidelines:

  • The Chair will invite comment:
    • during the time designated on the agenda for public comment;
    • after the public body discusses each agenda item;
    • before the public body takes action;
    • during any open public comment period, if applicable; and
    • other times as determined by the public body.
  • When a participant/attendee is unmuted, they must state their name before commenting.

If the public body successfully moves to enter an executive session, the meeting’s host/organizer will then place everyone that is not part of the executive session on hold or a virtual waiting “room.” This will prevent attendees from hearing or participating in the meeting during the duration of the executive session. When the public body exits executive session, the host/organizer will then grant access back to the remote meeting.

When the public body adjourns the meeting, the host/organizer will end the electronic meeting by turning off/closing the remote meeting software. Attendees will be automatically disconnected.

Minutes and other public records that were part of the meeting will be made available in accordance with VT’s Open Meeting and Public Records Laws.

 

To learn more about Remote Public Meetings and the Open Meeting Law, please visit the Secretary of State’s Municipal Assistance webpage at https://sos.vermont.gov/municipal-division/laws-resources/covid-19-response/.

Nov 042020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2020, 5:30 PM

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

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

 

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 September 30, 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- No report available for September.
    • Speed Cart Results- West Brookfield Road Northbound deployment reviewed.
    • Committee to meet with Sheriff Bohnyak about improved contract for FY2022.
  • Parking in Pond Village- No change.
  • Town Traffic Enforcement Capability
    • Over Weight and Over Sized Status- Procedure reviewed and approved with one change. Change to be sent to the Select Board.
    • Traffic Sign Status- Status reports and recommendations presented to the Select Board on October 12,2020 by L. Stowell. Town road crew completing an inventory of traffic signs on the 14 town roads with speed limits.  Traffic signs to be ordered.  There was discussion about looking into contractors installing traffic signs if the road crew is unable to bring the town roads into compliance with traffic signs.
    • Traffic Studies-No further action.
    • Ordinance Review- L Stowell to find out if cautionary signs are required to be in ordinance. Additional roads for speed limits being considered.
  • E-911 Sign Status- M. Rutkovsky has made 10 calls and most house number signs not yet picked up belong to property owners from out of state unable to come to Brookfield because of the virus. A new sign order may be requested.  Stowell to check with T. Godfrey.
  • Emerald Ash Borer Progress-Kits minus bait stored at L. Stowell’s workshop. Forrer to prepare plan for deploying the kits in the Spring of 2020.
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee Website and Email Use. Edson installed message advising that emergencies should be directed to response agencies and not the committee.
  • November Public Safety Message- M. Rutkovsky to create message for November.
  • Setting the Next Meeting- November 18, 2020 at 5:30 PM at the Congregational Church.
  • Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- Sherriff Bohnyak and Select Board member Dennis LaRocque will be invited.
  • Entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting- Approved 4-0. Adjourned at 7:15PM.
Oct 272020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28, 2020, 5:30 PM

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

All Members and Guests will wear face masks and observe social distancing.

Meeting progress will depend upon the amount of public participation and committee discussion.

 

AGENDA

  • 5:30 PM: Call to Order
  • Additions or deletions to the agenda
  • Review and approve of Unapproved Minutes September 30, 2020 meeting.
  • Open public comment period
  • Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills to include:
    • Patrol Hours and Budget-
    • Speed Cart Results
  • Parking in Pond Village
  • Town Traffic Enforcement Capability
    • Over Weight and Over Sized Status
    • Traffic Sign Status
    • Traffic Studies
    • Ordinance Review
  • E-911 Sign Status
  • Emerald Ash Borer Progress
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee Website and Email Use
  • November Public Safety Message
  • Setting the Next Meeting
  • Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting
  • Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting
Oct 052020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020, 5:30 PM

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

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

 

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.