May 282019
 

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 2019, 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 Tuesday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 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 11th, 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 28th, 2019

Listers: Stuart Edson, Teresa Godfrey, Phyllis Humez

May 282019
 

Beginning on 3 June and ending no later than 20 June, the Brookfield Highway Dept will be replacing culverts and doing ditch work on East Hill Road in Brookfield. The crew will do their best to keep traffic moving but please be advised, that this road maintenance will inevitably lead to delays and temporary road closures during the Road Crew’s regular summer hours: Monday – Thursday between 6AM – 4 PM.

May 202019
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY MAY 22, 2019, 5:30 PM
BROOKFIELD TOWN OFFICE,
40 RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT
AGENDA
1. Review and Approve Minutes of April 24, 2019. [04/24/19 Minutes]
2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public or Guests.
3. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. [OCSD Patrol Hours]
4. Continuing Review of Parking and Law Enforcement on Brookfield Roads.
5. Review of Radar Speed Cart Deployments in 2019. [Speed Cart Plan 2019]
6. Developing and implementing the Draft Emerald Ash Borer Threat Plan.
7. E-911 Sign Status.
8. Traffic Sign Status.
9. Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use.
10. June Public Safety Message. [Draft Message]
11. Setting the Next Meeting.
12. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting.
13. Adjournment.

May 022019
 

The 2nd installment for the 2018-2019 tax year is due on Saturday, May 4th.  I will be open additional hours on Friday, May 3rd from 4:30-7:00 and on Saturday, May 4th from 9:00-1:00.  Postmarks do count if you mail them in by the 4th.
 

Apr 222019
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 2019, 5:30 PM
BROOKFIELD TOWN OFFICE,
40 RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT
AGENDA
 
1. Review and Approve Minutes of March 20, 2019. [03/20/19 Minutes]
2. Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public.
3. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. [OCSD Patrol Hours]
4. Continuing Review of Parking and Speed Enforcement on Brookfield Roads.
5. Review of radar speed cart locations and schedule in 2019. [Speed Cart Plan 2019]
6. E-911 Sign Order Results.
7. Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use.
8. Developing and implementing the Draft Emerald Ash Borer Threat Plan.
9. May Public Safety Message. [Draft Message]
10. Setting the Next Meeting.
11. Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting.
12. Adjournment.

Feb 022019
 

LIBRARY TRUSTEE MEETING MINUTES, JANUARY 30, 2019
Present and not voting: Laura Rochat, librarian
Present and voting: Amy Borgman, Dan Childs, Emily Noyes
Not present: Kym Anderson, Cat Wright
-Minutes from prior Trustee Meeting were accepted.
-Treasurer’s Report: Dan reports that budget for Town Meeting has been prepared and submitted. Minimal changes are expected to the Library’s budget. A step increase in salary has been proposed for Laura and for a substitute librarian. Dan discussed the impact that EC Fiber, expected to be coming through in the next few months, will have on our communications budget and access.
-Librarian’s Report: Numbers look good for January circulation, despite difficult weather on days the Library has been open. Laura’s typewriter woes have been ameliorated by sharing our Town Clerk’s machine. In a typical Vermont way, this problem has been dealt with by the Library purchasing typewriter ribbons in return for the use. (“Good typewriters make good neighbors,” with apologies to Robert Frost) The computer is another story as it has now refused to cooperate and be good for anything. Laura will be checking with the Department of Libraries for minimum or recommended requirements for a new laptop or computer and will follow-up with local merchants to purchase a new one. Laura also reports being in touch with Brookfield Elementary School to arrange for a group discussion of John Lewis’ book March One, first in a trilogy about Representative Lewis’ life as a Civil Rights activist. It is the current Vermont Reads book. We may have a new outlet for discarded and donated books as the coffee shop re-opening in Randolph will have a space for a Randolph Friends of the Library book-shop. Laura will be in touch with the folks at Kimball Library to see if they would be interested in some of ours. Laura also completed the Herculean task of completing the Annual Library Report which keeps us in good stead in the Vermont Library community.
-Old Business: Laura hosted 11 children and 4 adults during the recent Ice Harvest Festival. The Library was available as a warm-up center with restrooms and children’s activities. Thank you Laura.
-New Business: A response to the recent successful Deconstruction Project? How about a Reconstruction Project! Laura suggested this as a possible Spring activity and we will discuss this at a next meeting. Laura has also been in touch with someone to put on a Pollinator program for children, complete with coloring t-shirts with natural dyes. This may also be a Spring program. We should be set for Town Meeting: the budget and Library Report have been submitted. Amy is running for another term. Although she is unopposed, get out and vote! She does need 10 votes to accept the privilege of continuing on the Board.
-Next meeting date is set for Wednesday March 20, 2019 @6:30 PM.