May 252022
 

Minutes DRAFT Brookfield Planning Commission

Date: May 24, 2022

Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Martha Judy, Keven Ring, Christina Harlow, Will White, Tim Gershon

Public present: Michael Fiorillo Administrative Officer, David Christensen

Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.

Judy/Ring moved to approve minutes from the May 10th meeting. The minutes passed unanimously.

The commission met with Michael Fiorillo, Brookfield Zoning Administrative Officer, to discuss current development bylaws, suggestions for future development bylaw revisions, any current or pending applications or development review issues and any other topic related to the work of the Planning Commission and Zoning Administrative Officer.

David Christensen presented information to the commission about his planned wind turbine installation on Old Post Rd. The commission discussed the rules and regulations that apply to an installation of this type. David Christensen will submit a request for preferred site designation which will be discussed in the next warned commission meeting.

No other new/old business

Date of next meeting set for Tuesday July 12th, 2022

Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Will White

May 242022
 

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR Brookfield Library LISTEMUP VERMOMT USERS
On Wednesday May 25th there will be a change made to the Overdrive service of GMLC / Listen Up Vermont. Users will now need not only their library patron number but also a password. Your password will be the first letter of your first name followed by the first 4 letters of your last name, all in capital letters. For example, the password for Laura Rochat will be LROCH. If you encounter difficulties using this updated service please give me a call at the Brookfield Library 802 276-3358.

May 232022
 

The results are in. I want to congratulate the incumbents who won re-election: Greg Wight-Moderator, Betty Lord-1 year term Selectman, Jon Jickling-Town Forester, Phyllis Humez-Lister, Teresa Godfrey-Delinquent Tax Collector. For the Selectboard race, the winners are C. Curtis Koren with 105 votes and Stuart Edson with 104 votes. Marc Emerson received 26 votes and George “Jack” Zebora received 21 votes. For the Library Trustee race, the winners are Amy Borgman with 108 votes and Susan O’Brien with 77 votes. Greg Sauer received 51 votes. There were a total of 145 votes cast.

May 182022
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA – May 24th, 2022
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MEETING: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TOPICS:

Public to be heard
Approve minutes of 5/10/2022 meeting
Meet with Michael Fiorillo, Brookfield Zoning Administrative Officer, to discuss current development bylaws, suggestions for future development bylaw revisions, any current or pending applications or development review issues and any other topic related to the work of the Planning Commission and Zoning Administrative Officer.
Any other new/old business
Set date of next meeting – tentatively Tuesday July 12th, 2022
Adjourn

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May 122022
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: May 10, 2022
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Martha Judy, Keven Ring, Christina Harlow
No public present.
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.
Harlow/Ring moved to approve minutes from the April meeting.  The minutes passed unanimously.
The planning commission considered updates to the Development Bylaw section dealing with General Provisions.
The Commission discussed a possible development issue and an enforcement issue.
Commissioner Ring updated us on his work with the Conservation Commission.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Martha Judy

May 082022
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
BROOKFIELD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, FIRST FLOOR
WEDNESDAY MAY 11, 2022, 5:30 PM
MEETING AGENDA

5:30 PM: Call to Order:
Additions or deletions to the agenda.
Review, revise or approve the April 06, 2022 meeting minutes.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public.
Hippo Park Needle Discussion: Dennis LaRocque, Sherriff Bohnyak, LT O’Donnell, Starr Strong.
Survivermont Presentation: LT Hugh O’Donnell, VSP.
Speed Cart and Patrol Deployments: OCSD & VSP/
Upcoming Events Involving Brookfield.
Highway Dept Coordination and Traffic Sign Deployment Plan: Dennis Larocque, Road Com.
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills.
Vehicle, Pedestrian, Horse and Bicycle Safety- Grant Exploration.
Town Meeting Preparation (May 21, 2021).
Traffic Ordinance Status.
Parking Issues in Brookfield.
May Public Safety Message-.
Setting the Next Meeting.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting.
Final Public Comment.
Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting.

May 062022
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA – May 10th, 2022
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MEETING: Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TOPICS:

Public to be heard
Approve minutes of 4/12/2022 meeting.
Review progress on zoning bylaw update. Begin review and edits to Article 1. Commissioners should be prepared to begin review of Article 2, if time permits. Commissioners should will find zoning bylaw examples from two other towns for reference during bylaw review.

In February we covered: definitions “lot” to “parking space”
In March we covered: definitions “planned commercial development” to “structure”
In April we finished the remained of the definition section of the bylaws

Any other new/old business
Set date of next meeting – tentatively Tuesday April 12th, 2022.
Adjourn

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May 032022
 

Meeting Minutes of the Brookfield Conservation Commission 4-18-22
Present: Sue Shea, Starr Strong, Jon Jickling, Kathy Kinter    Absent: Jon Binhammer
Zoom meeting came to order at 7:06 PM
March minutes were unanimously approved as presented.
There was no one from the public in attendance.
Community Values Mapping Debrief: It was felt by most that there wasn’t enough time to map all that folks wanted. Some folks were unable to connect or manage Miro. Question was raised, should we try for another in-person experience in the fall? There is a sense of urgency to get the results from the recent event (even with low turnout) so that we can apply them to the town plan, zoning and conservation delineations. Kathy will speak to Jens to get his input on all this and if we should still plan for a town-wide meeting in June.
Kathy reminded everyone that we meet with Jens and the Planning Commission on May 18 via zoom to discuss results and look at maps.
It was noted that turtle crossings were discussed: rte 65 where culvert under road. No. and So. Ponds are relatively close. Also, in the village near where the stream flows from the pond and the Brookfield side of Baker’s Pond. We may want to look into signage.
Vtrans: They responded to Sue and Jon’s letter and will go out with Jens to look at the wildlife crossing under 89 on Northfield Rd. If they don’t do it within 2 months, someone from the commission will follow up.
Town Meeting: Jon J and Kathy won’t be there. Jon will give EAB info to Jon B to share. Starr will give report on Green Up Day.
Jon B. is to get reflective window stickers to repel birds to hand out to folks.
Green Up: Starr is waiting for Kate to return her call about bags, etc. She has begun outreach. Sue will post on FPF. Kathy said it is important that people know that electronics and toxics must be disposed of by the people who pick them up. Starr is considering a washing station for returnables at the town garage the day of. Garage open 9-4 that day. Jon J and Starr will person the collection at the garage.
Other Business: Kathy announced that she will be stepping off the commission after the May meeting. A replacement needs to be found.
Given that Jon B is gone when we are to next meet, May 9 was suggested as an alternative. Starr leaves May 23.
Next meeting: TBD
Meeting Adjourned at 8:15 PM
Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Kinter

Apr 142022
 

Minutes DRAFT
Brookfield Planning Commission
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Present: Gwynn Zakov, Chair, Timothy Gershon, Martha Judy, Will White
No public present.
Chair Zakov called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.
Zakov/Gershon moved to approve minutes from the March meeting. With minor spelling
changes, the minutes passed unanimously.
The planning commission considered updates to the Development Bylaw Definitions. Started at definition “subdivision” up to “variance.”
Discussed potential meetings with ZBA and zoning administrator to get input on bylaw changes.
The planning commission will skip to review of Article 1 of the Development Bylaws at our next meeting. Commissioners should prepare for the potential review of Article 2 as well.
The next meeting will be May 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Chair Zakov adjourned the meeting at 8:17 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Gwynn Zakov
 
 

Apr 072022
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA –April 12, 2022
Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting and in-person at the Town Offices at 40 Ralph Road (link below)
MEETING: Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TOPICS:

Public to be heard
Approve minutes of 3/8/2022 meeting.
Review progress on zoning bylaw update. Continue discussing definition section. Commissioners will find definition examples from two other towns for reference during the definition review.

In January we covered: definitions “light industry” through “land development”
In February we covered: definitions “lot” to “parking space”
In March we covered: definitions “planned commercial development” to “structure”

Any other new/old business
Set date of next meeting – tentatively Tuesday April 12th, 2022.
Adjourn

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