Public Safety Advisory Committee Meeting @ Remote Meeting
Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


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

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




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



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




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.


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

Brookfield dog registrations due
Apr 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Dog registrations are due!  please send in a copy of any new rabies certificates.  The cost is $9 for spayed/neutered dog or $13 for non-altered dogs.


Brookfield Taxes Due
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Brookfield property taxes are due Saturday, May 1st. Please continue to mail in your payments. You can also pay during normal business hours. My window is now accessible again with most of the snow pile gone. Office hours are Tuesday-Thursday 8:30-4:30. The door is not locked but if you choose to come in, as with all other businesses, a mask is required and I am limited to 4 people in the office at a time. I will have additional hours on April 30th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. and May 1st from 9-1.

Board of Adjustment Notice of Public Hearing 6/23/21
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Brookfield Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on June 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Brookfield Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road to review Rules of Procedure and Ethics.

Board of Adjustment Notice of public Hearing 6/30/21
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Brookfield Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing on June 30, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at 3286 VT Route 65, Brookfield, VT to review the following request submitted under the Brookfield Development Bylaws:

Stephen Reid requested a potential variance under Section 3.10 of the Development Bylaws.  The proposed variance would be for construction of a 860 Square foot addition on the property owned by Josey Hastings and Gabriel Archdeacon located at 3286 VT Route 65, Brookfield, VT with less than the required setback established under Section 2.1(E)(4) of the Bylaws.  The Board of Adjustment will need to review the proposed site plans, with a site visit scheduled for June 30, 2021 at 6:00p.m.

Copies of the application are available for review at the Brookfield Town Clerk’s Office.  Hours are Tuesday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special Election for 2 additional Selectboard Members
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Special Election as voted for at Town Meeting 5/22/2021 for 2 additional Selectboard Members.  Will be held at the Brookfield Town Office, 40 Ralph Road from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Board of Civil Authority Voter Checklist review
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Brookfield Board of Civil Authority will be reviewing the voter checklist as required by State Statute, every odd-numbered year, before September 15th.  (17 V.S.A. §2150(c)).   The Board will be meeting at the Brookfield Town Office on Sunday, August 29th at 9:00 a.m.  This is open to the public.  Masks and hand sanitizer will be required if you plan on attending.


Town Office closed for vacation!
Sep 27 @ 3:03 pm – Oct 4 @ 4:03 pm

“Brookfield Town Office will be closed September 27th through October 4th  for vacation.  The office will reopen on October 5th with normal hours.  Researchers please plan accordingly. “