Teresa Godfrey

May 062021
 

 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD ANNUAL MEETING WARNING

The legal voters of Brookfield are hereby warned to meet for the annual Town Meeting at the Brookfield Elementary School (1725 Ridge Road), on May 22, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. to transact the following business:

Article:

  1. To elect all officers as required by law for the ensuing year by Australian ballot. For this purpose, the polls will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  2. To hear and act on reports of the Town Officers.
  3. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectboard to borrow money in anticipation of revenues.
  4. To see if the Town will vote to have all taxes paid into the Treasury as provided by law in two installments, and if so, to set the dates.
  5. To approve a 12-month budget for the financial year of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town General Fund and to authorize the Selectboard to set a tax rate sufficient to provide the same.
  6. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectboard to purchase a new Town Dump Truck. The cost not to exceed $198,000 and to be financed over a three-year period of 2021 to 2023.
  7. To approve a 12-month budget for the financial year of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town Highway Fund and to authorize the Selectboard to set a tax rate sufficient to provide the same.
  8. A. To see if the Town of Brookfield will vote to have 5 members on the Selectboard by floor vote at Town Meeting on May 22, 2021 (17 V.S.A. 2650(b)(1)).

B. If the above is passed, per Brookfield Town Meeting standards, set the date of a Special Election by Australian Ballot, not less than 60 days from this vote for adding 2 new Selectboard Members. Anyone interested in being elected will need to submit a “Candidate Consent” form to the Town Clerk 30 days from the date of this vote (17 V.S.A. 2650(b)(2)(A)). Special Election date will be determined by the actual Town Meeting 2021 adjusted date.

C. To see if the voters of Brookfield will increase the budget by $1,200 for the 2 additional Selectboard Member stipend, if section A of this article is approved.

     9.  To transact any other proper business.

Dated at Brookfield, Vermont, this 12th day of April 2021.

Attest: Teresa Godfrey, Town Clerk

Note: the Brookfield Selectboard respectfully requests that Town Meeting attendees please bring their own chairs and wear COVID protection (masks).

There will be an informational meeting about the Town Budget at the regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting (May 10, 2021, 6:30 p.m., Brookfield Town Office) preceding the Town Meeting.

May 062021
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting (see below)

MEETING: Tuesday, May 11th 2021 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

TOPICS:

  1. Public to be heard
  2. Approve minutes of 4/13/2020 meeting
  3. Review progress on zoning bylaw update and continue review of bylaws of sections 4.15, potential regulation of guns ranges and “Hipcamps” and short-term camping arrangements. Will go as far as time permits.
  4. Any other new/old business
  5. Set date of next meeting

Town of Brookfield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Brookfield Planning Commission

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Apr 152021
 

The ballots for Town Officers (only) are available for early or absentee voting.  Voting at Town Meeting is also an option.  I will not be automatically sending them out to all registered voters.  If you would like one before the May 22nd Town Meeting, please let me know.

 

A reminder Brookfield Town Meeting will be held on May 22nd this year beginning at 10:00 a.m., behind the Brookfield Elementary School.  Masks will be required and please bring a chair or a blanket to sit on.  If it’s raining, an umbrella.  🙂  A great time to see those you haven’t been able to see over the last year (and to vote on the Town budget.)  The Town Reports are not yet available and the warning will be published in a couple of weeks.

 

Apr 142021
 

Minutes DRAFT

Brookfield Planning Commission

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Present:

Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Tim Gershon, Christina Harlow, Nancy Jacques, Jon Jickling, Martha Judy, Will White

Public Present:  None

Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m.

White/Jacques moved to approve minutes from the 3/9/21 meeting as amended by Martha Judy.  The minutes were approved unanimously.

The planning commission considered updates to the Development Bylaws sections 4.13 and 4.14.

For the next meeting the commission will review Sections 4.15 and Gun Ranges.  As before members will review these sections before the next meeting in May.

Next meeting will be May 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:36 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Martha Judy

Apr 082021
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting (see below)

MEETING: Tuesday, April 13th 2021 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

TOPICS:

  1. Public to be heard
  2. Approve minutes of 3/9/2020 meeting
  3. Review progress on zoning bylaw update and continue review of bylaws of sections 4.13, 4.14, 4.15. If time permits, discussion of regulation of guns ranges will also be discussed. Will go as far as time permits.
  4. Any other new/old business
  5. Set date of next meeting

Town of Brookfield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Brookfield Planning Commission

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Mar 102021
 

 

Brookfield Planning Commission (draft minutes)

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Christina Harlow, Martha Judy, Will White, Tim Gershon, Nancy Jacques, Jon Jickling

Public Present:  Gary Lord, Kevin Dunwoody, Andreyevs, Aaron Adler, Jon Binhammer

Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.

Judy/White moved to approve minutes from February 9, 2021. The minutes were approved unanimously.

Chair Zakov invited members of the public to be heard. None was heard.

Chair Zakov welcomed Christina Harlow to the Commission.

Jon Binhammer expressed his wish for the Planning Commission to update the Brookfield Town Plan to include greater clarity around local energy development.

Kevin Dunwoody, while not recommending any specific policy language, referred to Randolph as an example of a municipality that has taken on this issue.

Gary Lord saw value in having the PC identify specific places in town that could be designated “scenic” or part of “viewsheds”.

Chair Zakov pointed out that, according to state statute, The Brookfield Town Plan will have to include provisions around energy if the town is to maintain its eligibility for grant funding. She cautioned, however, that the Planning Commission has other priorities as well.

Jon Jickling asked whether there was precedent for amending a Town Plan prior to their standard revision schedule.

Chair Zakov said she is aware of such a precedent in other places.

Martha Judy expressed her opinion that the Planning Commission has already done much work in the area of development that bears on the issue of local energy development.

Jon Binhammer and Rachel Andreyev, in turn, expressed their support for the work of the PC.

Andreyev offered help in an unofficial capacity assisting the PC in its work developing a plan around energy.

The PC then resumed its work reviewing bylaws, nearly completing section 4.13.

Next meeting will be held on March 9th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting — following a brief update from Gershon/Jickling on their takeaways from the TROC meeting they attended in February — the PC will complete its review of bylaws sections 4.13, and begin their review of 4.14, 4.15. Time permitting, the Commission would begin to consider the issue of gun ranges. As before members will review relevant sections in advance.

The meeting was called to close by Chair Zakov at 8:51 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Tim Gershon

Mar 092021
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting (see below)

MEETING: Tuesday, March 9th 2021 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

TOPICS:

  1. Public to be heard
  2. Approve minutes of 2/9/2020 meeting
  3. Welcome newest member, Christina Harlow.
  4. Discuss with Jon Binhammer Brookfield’s Town Plan and Solar Siting language and requirements therein.
  5. Review progress on zoning bylaw update and continue review of bylaws of sections 4.13, 4.14, 4.15. Will go as far as time permits.
  6. Any other new/old business
  7. Set date of next meeting

Town of Brookfield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: March Planning Commission Meeting

Time: Mar 9, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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