Stuart Edson

Jun 152018
 

Agreeably to the provisions of Title 32 VSA, Sec. 4111, notice is hereby given that the undersigned Listers within and for the Town of Brookfield have completed the abstract of individual lists of persons, co-partnerships, associations or corporations owning taxable property in said town on April 1st 2018, and that they have lodged the same in the office of the clerk of said town for the inspection of taxpayers.

The undersigned Listers will meet from 4:45pm to 6:45pm on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at the town office to hear grievances of persons, co-partnerships, associations or corporations aggrieved by any of their appraisals or by any of their acts as such Listers. Any person who feels aggrieved by the actions of the Listers and desires to be heard by them, shall on or before noon June 20th, file with them his/her objections in writing as prescribed by statutes.

Please call the Lister’s office at 802-276-3352 to arrange an appointment time for your grievance hearing.

Dated May 31th, 2018

Listers: Stuart Edson, Teresa Godfrey, Phyllis Humez

May 282018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Wednesday May 23, 2018 5:30 PM

Brookfield Town Office

Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Mike Stoddard, Dan Mason, Joy Kacik, Michael Rutkovsky and Lew Stowell.  Deputy Kevin Wilson, OCSD attended as invited guest.

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of April 25, 2018. Approved unanimously.
  2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. None attended.
  3. Acknowledgment of Gwynn Zakov’s resignation. Noted and accepted.
  4. Guest: Deputy Kevin Wilson, OCSD. Made no opening remarks but participated in the meeting.
  5. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. Deputy Wilson explained that OCSD is expecting a new Website from which Brookfield could obtain patrol logs. L Stowell requested that until that website is operational that those logs be provided either on paper or digitally.
  6. OCSD Contract Recommendations: L Stowell will send modified recommendations to the Select Board.
  7. Continuing Review of Parking Enforcement and Pond Village Traffic Signs on Stone Road. M Rutkovsky to check with WEC about Power line ROW. S Edson to check I-89 surveys.
  8. Increasing Parking in Pond Village: Discussed the MacBruce property. L Stowell measured approximately 150′ by 75′ that might be useful. S Edson to go with R Peck to look at the property to see how much work it would take.  D Mason to talk with AOT District Engineer about parking signs at the floating bridge.
  9. Reflective E-911 House Number Signs: D Mason reported that reflective E-911 house signs are 4″ by 14″ and cost $8.90 each. There are no volume discounts. Proposed and approved that the signs all be green. Signs may be have numbers horizontal or vertical at homeowner’s option. L Stowell will talk with T Godfrey and J Benson about the ordering process.
  10. Discussion of movable radar speed display signs: Deputy Wilson offered to have the OCSD Speed Cart placed at Brookfield Elementary School for a few days and once the 25 MPH signs are in place to place it North of Pond Village on Stone Road for a few days. Other possible locations for the Speed Cart not to be used until and unless appropriate signs are in place.
  11. June Public Safety Message: Original message to be used in July. New message to be written by L Stowell explaining new speed limits at Elementary School and Pond Village and also explaining details of the E-911 House Sign availability.  S Edson to post on Front Porch Forum.
  12. Setting the Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 5:30 PM at the Town Office.
  13. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting: D Mason to talk with DMV Enforcement about a guest.
  14. Adjournment: At 6:56 PM.
May 202018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Wednesday May 23, 2018 5:30 PM

Brookfield Town Office

Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT

AGENDA

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of April 25, 2018. [4/25/18 Minutes]
  2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public.
  3. Acknowledgment of Gwynn Zakov’s resignation.
  4. Guest: Deputy Kevin Wilson, OCSD.
  5. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. [OCSD Patrol Hours]
  6. OCSD Contract Recommendations [Draft Recommendations]
  7. Continuing Review of Parking Enforcement and Pond Village Traffic Signs on Stone Road.
  8. Increasing Parking in Pond Village.
  9. Reflective E-911 House Number Signs
  10. Discussion of movable radar speed display signs. [OCSD Interview]
  11. June Public Safety Message. [Draft Message]
  12. Setting the Next Meeting.
  13. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting.
  14.  Adjournment.
Apr 292018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Wednesday April 25, 2018 5:30 PM

Brookfield Town Office

Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

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

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of March 28, 2018: Reviewed and approved unanimously.
  2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public: None attended.
  3. Acknowledgment of Kevin Joyal’s resignation and past service to the committee and the town: Accepted with understanding of his new job schedule and thanks for his service to the committee and town.
  4. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills: No March report and bill was available. Existing OCSD contract provided to members. Zakov recommended that Select Board be more specific about expectations of OCSD next year.  There was a discussion of what the new contract might say. Committee to send suggestions on additions to new contract with OCSD to the Select Board.
  5. Continuing Review of Parking Enforcement and Pond Village Traffic Signs on Stone Road: Edson advised that Deputy Kevin Wilson is researching the situation. There was discussion of what laws or regulations are being violated. G. Zakov to send applicable portions of VSA to members.  S. Edson to look at deeds and surveys along Stone Road and the AOT website.
  6. Increasing Parking in Pond Village: S. Edson and L Stowell to visit the McBrides.
  7. Discussion of movable radar speed display signs: Northfield P.D. interview presented by L. Stowell. L. Stowell to email Sheriff Bohnyak on OCSD experience with radar speed display signs and availability of OCSD using theirs in Brookfield.
  8. Familiarity with Brookfield Ordinances and plans: Ordinances and plans provided to members.
  9. May Public Safety Message: Approved with improvements after discussion. Residents to be offered reflective metal E911 House Number Signs at cost. Mason to research details.
  10. Ridge Road Sign Project: Completed last week to include removal of time signs at the school.
  11. Setting the Next Meeting: May 23, 2018 at 5:30 PM.
  12. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting: L. Stowell to invite OCSD Deputy Kevin Wilson to be a guest on May 23.
  13. Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.
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.