Stuart Edson

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.
Oct 242017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Wednesday October 18, 2017 6:00 PM, Brookfield Town Clerk’s Office, Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT
Unapproved Minutes
Attending were the following PSAC members: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal, Mike Stoddard and Lew Stowell.

  1. Review and Approve Revised Minutes of September 13, 2017. Approved revised minutes unanimously.
  2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. No members of the public attended.
  3. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. Discussion of patrol statistics to include roads patrolled in July. L. Stowell to bring all charts up to date by November meeting.
  4. Report on the Status of the Revision of the Brookfield Traffic Ordinance Revision. Presentation and discussion of various communications with the Select Board. S. Edson & L. Stowell will attend October 23 Select Board meeting as requested.
  5. October Public Safety Message. Draft message approved pending S. Edson review. To be placed on the Town web site in the Public Safety Advisory Committee area.
  6. Discussion of Status of Public Nuisance Ordinance. After a discussion K. Joyal is to speak with Sheriff Bohnyak about verbal warnings.
  7. Review Status of Traffic and Road Signs in Brookfield. It was noted during discussion that several traffic signs have been replace. The committee would like to see a prioritized list of signs to be replaced. The committee feels that Stone Road starting near the Floating Bridge to the Williamstown line should have top priority pending the Select Board action on the draft Traffic Ordinance.
  8. Discussion of Pond Village and Stone Road Parking Status. Rumor has it that Ariel’s Restaurant may be sold as a restaurant as opposed to a residence. If that occurs, the committee recommends that the Select Board invite the new owners to a Select Board meeting to discuss parking options. L. Stowell spoke with Sheriff Bohnyak as requested in the September meeting about parking issues on the West side of Stone Road. OCSD will include Stone Road more often in their patrols to include evening hours and will issue either warnings or tickets for vehicles parked in the traveled portion of the town road. The committee is concerned that there could be an accident there if proper parking is not enforced.
  9. Setting the Next Meeting. November 15, 2017 at 5:30 PM at the Town Clerk’s Office.
  10. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting. No guests will be invited because of expected action by the Select Board and action on above items which may require further discussion or action by the committee.
  11. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned unanimously at 6:22 PM.
Sep 182017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Wednesday JULY 13, 2017 5:30 PM, Brookfield Town Clerk’s Office, Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT

Unapproved Minutes

Attending were the following PSAC members: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal, and Lew Stowell.

 

  1. Review and Approve Minutes of July 19, 2017 Meeting.  Unanimous Approval.
  2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of The Public: No members of the public attended.
  3. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. The Committee will continue to monitor availability of OCSD officers upon request.  L Stowell will clarify OCSD billing cycle with John Benson.
  4. Discussion of The Status of The Brookfield Traffic Ordinance Revision. L Stowell will contact John Benson for the status of the revision.
  5. Discuss Having Monthly Public Safety Messages on the Town Website. L Stowell will send a copy of the September Safety Message to S Edson for addition to the town website.  S Edson to confirm approval from John Benson.
  6. Discussion of Recommending a Public Nuisance Ordinance. Members confirmed ordinance was amended on 11/24/2014.  Members to read the amended ordinance and bring suggestions about animals to include domestic fowl in town highways to the next meeting.  L Stowell to determine if Select Board is in the process of revising the ordinance.
  7. Review Status of The Traffic and Road Signs in Brookfield. Members noted that signs noted as damaged or missing in the inventory have not been replaced and that even more signs have been damaged or have gone missing since then.  L Stowell to email John Benson for status.
  8. Discussion of Pond Village & Stone Road Parking Status. Committee to await sale of Ariel’s to see the future use of the property.  L Stowell to confirm the legal width of the Stone Road right of way and to discuss future enforcement of illegal parking with Sheriff Bohnyak.
  9. Discussion of Post Office Outdoor Bulletin Board Status. Members felt that although a bit small the new enclosed bulletin board was very user friendly.  The PSAC will include it as one of the official sites to post required documents.
  10. Setting the Next Meeting. The next PSAC meeting will be on October 18, 2017 at 5:30 at the Town Clerk’s Office.
  11. Inviting Guests to The Next Meeting.  No special guests will be invited to the next meeting.
  12. The meeting was adjourned at 6:34 PM.
Sep 102017
 

 BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 5:30 PM

BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE

RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

AGENDA

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF JULY 19, 2017 MEETING.
  2. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.
  3. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS.
  4. DISCUSSION OF THE STATUS OF THE BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION.
  5. DISCUSS HAVING MONTHLY PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGES ON THE TOWN WEBSITE.
  6. DISCUSSION OF RECOMMENDING A PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE.
  7. REVIEW STATUS OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGNS IN BROOKFIELD.
  8. DISCUSSION OF POND VILLAGE & STONE ROAD PARKING STATUS.
  9. DISCUSSION OF POST OFFICE OUTDOOR BULLETIN BOARD STATUS.
  10. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING.
  11. INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING.
  12. ADJOURN.
Jul 242017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY JULY 19, 2017 6:00 PM, BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE, RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

Attending were the following PSAC members: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal, and Lew Stowell; Guest: Sheriff William Bohnyak.

 

  1. REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF JUNE17, 2017 MEETING. Approved as written.
  2. QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. None attended.
  3. CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS. Discussion with Sheriff Bohnyak about the payment of June 2017 bill.  Edson and Stowell will inquire at the July 24 Selectboard Meeting.
  4. DISCUSS OCSD PATROL ASSIGNMENT STRATEGY. Sheriff Bohnyak agreed with the strategy of increased patrol hours in May, June, July, August and September with the caveat that unplanned events may affect the planned use of hours.
  5. CONTINUING DISCUSSION ABOUT DEVELOPING A SET OF GOALS AND
    EXPECTATIONS FOR OCSD SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BROOKFIELD.  Sheriff Bohnyak agreed with the goals and expectations drafted by the committee.
  6. DISCUSSION OF THE BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION AND PRESENTING IT TO  THE SELECT BOARD.  The ordinance and recommendations were reviewed and approved.  Edson and Stowell will present them to the Select Board at their meeting on July 24.  When the Select Board approves the Traffic Ordinance, OCSD will require a certified copy.
  7. DISCUSSION OF RECOMMENDING A PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE. The First Constable/ Animal Control Officer is interested in researching an addition to the existing Dog & Pet Ordinance that would address animals and fowl in public highways.
  8. REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGN INVENTORY. No recent activity.
  9. DISCUSSION OF POND VILLAGE & STONE ROAD PARKING STATUS. Parking situation has improved except when guests or customers park in the road.  OCSD will monitor.
  10. DISCUSSION OF POST OFFICE OUTDOOR BULLETIN BOARD STATUS. The Town Clerk is exploring having the town purchase or build an improved bulletin board at the Brookfield Post Office.
  11. SETTING THE NEXT MEETING. August 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Brookfield Town Clerk’s Office.
  12. INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING.  Keith Gallant will be invited.
  13. Adjourned at 7:26 PM.