Oct 232021

Meeting Minutes
Brookfield Conservation Commission 10/18/21

Present: Jon Binhammer, Jon Jickling, Starr Strong, Susan Shea, Kathy Kinter

The meeting was called to order at 8:05 P.M. via zoom.

Minutes of the 9/20/21 meeting were approved.

Public Comment: No members of the public were in attendance.

Addition to Agenda:
All members had just attended the webinar by VT Fish and Wildlife on Act 171 and the selection of forest blocks. Discussion of a plan forward ensued which included scheduling a community values mapping session. Prior to the next meeting members will become familiar with BioFinder so that at the next meeting we can begin to identify forest blocks and wildlife connectors of special value in anticipation of sharing this information with the Planning Commission.

Town Forest Hike:
Four members of the public attended, including a reporter from The Herald. All members of the commission were present but Kathy. Jon J and Jon B will visit the forest in the next couple weeks to ascertain if a trail should be created. Kathy will contact the Middlesex CC to learn more about what they did.

New Business:
Jon J, Jon B and Mike F worked on the bridge in the town natural area to stabilize it and lift it out of the mud. They still have to finish the decking.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 P.M.

The next meeting is scheduled for 11/15/21.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Kinter