Nov 212022
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
BROOKFIELD TOWN OFFICE
WEDNESDAY 11/16/2022 5:30 PM
MEETING UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The following members attended: Michael Rutkovsky, Stuart Edson, Dan Mason and Lew Stowell.

  • 5:30: Call To Order. There were no additions or deletions to the agenda. Review, revise or approve the October 21, 2022 meeting minutes. Reviewed and approved 4-0-0
  • Questions or issues brought by members of the public. No members of the public attended.
  • Review and Discussion of OCSD activities including patrol hours, bills and reports. There was discussion of the possible impacts of the Orange County Sheriff’s election to the town of Brookfield and surrounding towns. No action was taken pending the results of the recount.
  • E-911 House Number Signs Project Status. The order has been sent in and we are awaiting receipt of the signs. The next order should be done after the Brookfield E-911 House Number System is reviewed and corrected if needed.
  • Vehicle, Pedestrian, Horse and Bicycle Safety. There was discussion about how to reduce speeding on town highways such as Ridge Road and Stone Road and how to mitigate possible road rage. Public education was considered the best option at this time.
  • Traffic Sign Deployment Status. S. Edson to request a status report from K. Sprague about the number of traffic signs on hand, installed this year and the number still missing or damaged.
  • Traffic Ordinance Approval Status. The new Traffic Ordinance has been approved by the Select Board. Town Website Improvement Status. The web site is being improved and S. Edson will provide a demonstration at next month’s meeting.
  • November Public Safety Message. The message was approved and L Stowell will put it on Front Porch Forum and S. Edson will put it on the town website.
  • L. Stowell requesting safety video links from AOT Setting the time and date of the next meeting.
  • The December meeting will be on the 21st at 5:30 PM at the Town Office.
  • Inviting a guest(s) to the next meeting. Because of the holidays no guests will be invited. Final Public Comment.
  • No members of the public attended.
  • Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 7:04 PM by a vote of 4-0-0.
Oct 242022
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
BROOKFIELD TOWN OFFICE
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19, 2022 5:30 PM
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Dan Mason, Michael Rutkovsky, Stuart Edson, Mike Stoddard, and Lew Stowell.
5:30 PM: Call to Order:  There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.

Review, revise or approve the September, 20 2022 meeting minutes. Approved 5-0-0
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public-No members of the public attended.
Speed Cart Deployments: OCSD & VSP. None reported.
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills-8.25 hours of patrols for a cost of $429.00 noted with 3 different deputies working.
FEMA Model Review Letter. Noted as good background information.  No action by the Committee.
Upcoming Events Involving Brookfield: None reported.
E-911 House Number Signs Project. Currently there are 18 persons ordering a total of 37 signs.  More orders are expected before the deadline of October 31, 2022.
E-911 Coordination. No further action reported.
Traffic Sign Deployment Status. The road crew is installing traffic signs town wide including “No Parking” signs near Hippo Park.
Vehicle, Pedestrian, Horse, and Bicycle Safety. Discussion revealed the need for further education to mitigate likely conflicts between vehicle drivers and other modes of transportation.
Town Website Update Status. The Select Board is developing solutions for the up-grade.
Traffic Ordinance Approval Status. After discussion it was decided to recommend that the revised ordinance without the addendum be approved by the select Board at its next meeting.  It was noted that because the Judicial Bureau Waiver penalties change often that it could be a significant burden for the committee and the Select Board to make frequent changes to the addendum.  Approved 5-0-0.
Front Porch Forum Posting Limits. Because it has been difficult to discover if there is a policy for how many posts can be made in a given period of time, posts will be made as needed.
Parking Issues & Improvements in Brookfield- The expansion of the Town Office parking lot with improved drainage was noted.
October Public Safety Message- Approved 5-0-0. S. Edson to post on town website and L. Stowell to post on Front Porch Forum.
Setting the Location and Date/Time of the Next Meeting- The committee will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. For November that will be 11/16/2022 at the Town Office.  Edson to ask the Select Board about the current Covid Policy/guidance for meetings.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- None to be invited because of the upcoming holidays.
Final Public Comment- No members of the public attended

Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Approved 5-0-0 and adjourned at 6:46 PM.

Sep 262022
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
BROOKFIELD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, FIRST FLOOR
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2022  5:30 PM
UN-APPROVED MINUTES
5:30 PM: Call to Order:  There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.

Review, revise or approve the August, 23 2022 meeting minutes.  Approved as written. 5-0-0.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public- No members of the Public attended.

Speed Cart Deployments: OCSD & VSP- VSP Speed Cart needs repair. No OCSD deployments reported.
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills- S. Edson to check into June bill.  August bill and report discussed.
VSP “Survivermont” Status- No training opportunities reported.
Upcoming Events Involving Brookfield– Morgan Mile Horse Race, October Fest Road Races and the Grinder Bike Race. Some Special Safety Tips may be issued.  D. Mason to check into the Grinder. S. Edson to check into the Morgan Horse Race.
E-911 House Number Signs Project- L. Stowell reported that T. Godfrey is contacting persons already requesting signs and 19 new E-911 house number signs have been requested and paid for.
E-911 Coordination:  The committee supports the efforts to provide accurate house numbers.
Traffic Sign Deployment Status- S, Edson reported meeting with K. Sprague, Road Commissioner and that the town road crew is putting up needed traffic signs in areas where they are already working.  More “No parking” signs will be placed on the West side of Stone Road in Pond Village.
Vehicle, Pedestrian, Horse, and Bicycle Safety- Focused on in the September Safety Tips.
Town Website Update Status- S. Edson reported that proposals for an update are being reviewed by the Select Board.

Traffic Ordinance Status- The proposed ordinance may still be at the Town Attorney’s for review.  S. Edson to check on the status of the proposed Traffic Ordinance.
Front Porch Forum Posting Limits- L Stowell reported some of the limitations and will get more information.

Parking Issues & Improvements in Brookfield- S. Edson to talk with T. Elzey about Stone Road entrance.
September Public Safety Message- Approved L Stowell to publish September tips.  M Stoddard to write October Tips.

Setting the Location and Date/Time of the Next Meeting-Brookfield Town Office on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 5:30 PM.  M Rutkovsky to send the Brookfield Congregational Church a thank you letter for hosting our meetings during the latter part of the pandemic.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- None invited.
Final Public Comment- None

Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion made by D. Mason and seconded by M. Rutkovsky. Approved 5-0-0 at 6:43 PM.

Aug 282022
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2022, 5:30 PM
The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met in person as warned.
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Dan Mason, Mike Stoddard, Michael Rutkovsky, S. Edson and Lew Stowell.  No members of the public attended.
5:30 PM: Call to Order:  No additions or deletions to the agenda were made.

Review, revise or approve the July 27, 2022 meeting minutes. Reviewed as an unofficial meeting. Edson to check with VLTC on the proper use of “Other Business” in an agenda.
Speed Cart and Patrol Deployments: OCSD & VSP- OCSD July RTE 14 deployment discussed.
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills- S. Edson to check with Select Board about the billing for patrols conducted in June 2022.
VSP “Survivermont” Status: No events known at the moment in the Brookfield area.
Upcoming Events Involving Brookfield: Several events discussed as background information.
E-911 House Number Signs Project: We are awaiting the reopening of the town office and hoping for a speedy recovery of staff from Covid.
Traffic Sign Deployment Status: L. Stowell to send a priority list of signs to S. Edson. S. Edson to discuss with K. Sprague
Vehicle, Pedestrian, Horse, and Bicycle Safety: The Committee urges the public to wear reflective gear while walking or riding bicycles or horses.
Town Website Update Status: Project in progress. S. Edson has learned how to create “tabs”.
Traffic Ordinance Status- S. Edson to check with the Select Board on the status of the proposed ordinance.
Front Porch Forum Posting Limits: L. Stowell to check further.
Parking Issues & Improvements in Brookfield- S. Edson to check with K. Sprague on placing additional “No Parking” signs near Hippo Park to correct a safety hazard.
September Public Safety Message- August Safety tips to be revised by L. Stowell. OCSD Speed Cart Deployments to be published separately.  Stowell to create September Safety Tips.  L. Stowell to send material for October Safety Tips to M. Stoddard.
Setting the Location and Date/Time of the Next Meeting- After discussion, decided to meet at the Congregational Church on Tuesday September 20, 2022 at 5:30 PM. Approved: 5-0-0.
Starting with the October meeting, the committee will meet at the Town Office on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 PM. Approved: 5-0-0. S. Edson to confirm that there are no scheduling conflicts.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- None.

Entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Approved 5-0-0

Jun 282022
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022, 5:30 PM
The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met in person as warned.
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Mike Stoddard, Michael Rutkovsky and Lew Stowell.  Curtis Koren, Select Board Member and Captain Scott Clouatre, OCSD attended as guests.
5:30 PM: Call to Order: There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.

Review, revise or approve the May 11, 2022 meeting minutes. Approved as written. 3-0
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public- No members of the public attended.
Hippo Park Needle Status: OCSD- S. Clouatre stated that no needles have been reported recently. The Health Dept needle poster to be placed at the Floating Bridge Porta Potty, the Old Town Hall and the three official bulletin boards.
Speed Cart and Patrol Deployments: OCSD & VSP- VSP cart to be deployed on Rte. 14 soon. OCSD cart at Old Town reported 85.97% vehicles at 30MPH or less.  Clouatre stated that is a very good compliance rate.  The OCSD cart is now deployed at the Brookfield School.
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills- S. Clouatre reported that there will be a modest increase in staffing this Summer at OCSD and that the FY2023 OCSD contract has been signed by the Brookfield Select Board and returned to OCSD. More stationary radar to be deployed during patrols.
VSP “Survivermont” Status- C. Koren to check with Old Town Hall folks about including it in their offerings. With the increase of nationwide of mass shootings, this is important information.
Upcoming Events Involving Brookfield: L. Stowell to check on posting limits on Front {Porch Forum and news policy at the Herald.
Traffic Sign Deployment- M. Rutkovsky to contact the 5 owners of house number signs not yet picked up. Godfrey has about 20 more orders for house number signs.  L. Stowell to contact sign co.
Vehicle, Pedestrian, Horse and Bicycle Safety- We are there more off-road alternatives.
Town Website Update- To be made more inclusive and user friendly soon.
Traffic Ordinance Status- At the Town Attorney’s office.
Parking Issues in Brookfield-The Town Office parking lot will be expanded this Summer by a contractor.
June Public Safety Message- L. Stowell to prepare.
Setting the Next Meeting-July 27th at 5:30 PM at Congregational Church.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- None scheduled.
Final Public Comment- None

Entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting- Made and approved 3-0 at 7:18 PM.

May 152022
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2022, 5:30 PM
The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met in person as warned.
 
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
 
The following members attended: Mike Stoddard, Stuart Edson and Lew Stowell.  Dennis LaRocque, Select Board Member and Road Commissioner, Kevin Wheatley, Fire Chief, LT Hugh O’Donnell, VSP, Sheriff William   Bohnyak, OCSD and Starr Strong, Health Officer attended as guests.

5:30 PM: Call to Order There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.
Review, revise or approve the April 06, 2022 meeting minutes. Approved with one correction. “L. Stowell attended the April 11, 2022 Select Board meeting.” 3-0.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public- No members of the public attended.
Hippo Park Needle Discussion: After a thorough discussion by all present, It was agreed to recommend to the Select Board that Hippo Park be observed by law enforcement officers and others to determine if the needle discoveries were an isolated incident and if not, what action(s) might be taken. L. Stowell to send needle disposal directions to S. Edson.

Survivermont Presentation: LT Hugh O’Donnell, VSP- LT O’Donnell explained that “Survivermont” is a statewide active shooter public safety training program presentation to the general public lasting about 1 to 1.5 hours.  This might be a good program to be presented at the Old Town Hall.  L. Stowell to provide LT O’Donnell contact information for the Old Town Hall Committee.

Speed Cart and Patrol Deployments: OCSD & VSP- LT O’Donnell agreed to place the VSP Speed Cart on Route 14 for two weeks this Summer. L. Stowell to provide Clotilde Hryshko’s contact info to LT O’Donnell. The OCSD Speed Cart was deployed to the Ridge Road.

Upcoming Events Involving Brookfield: S. Edson to approach Green Mountain Gravel for more information about their October bike race to travel through a part of Brookfield.
Highway Dept Coordination and Traffic Sign Deployment Plan: Dennis Larocque, Road Com. D. LaRocque to find out if all of FY 2022 traffic sign money has been spent and if not, to do so.

Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills- Sheriff Bohnyak explained that his Dept. was down several officers but was making every effort to provide patrols in Brookfield, particularly in the summer months.
Vehicle, Pedestrian, Horse and Bicycle Safety- Grant Exploration-L Stowell to contact people known to ride or drive horses on town highways about ways to increase their safety.
Town Meeting Preparation (May 21, 2021)- L. Stowell to present a brief PSAC Report.
Traffic Ordinance Status- D. LaRocque suggested that L. Stowell send a corrected version to the Select Board for adoption. LT O’Donnell pointed out that the Judicial Bureau Waiver Penalty Schedule is revised annually and that the traffic ordinance should cite it as the “current” Waiver Penalty Schedule.  Edson to check with the Town Treasurer about traffic ticket income.

Parking Issues in Brookfield- L. Stowell to talk with the local VTRANS person about signs.

May Public Safety Message- M. Stoddard to create and send a draft to L. Stowell
Setting the Next Meeting- June 22, 2022
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- CPT Scott Clouatre, OCSD to be invited.
Final Public Comment- None

Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting. Approved at 6:59. 3-0.

Apr 102022
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2022, 5:30 PM
The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met in person as warned.
 
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Mike Stoddard, Michael Rutkovsky, Stuart Edson, Dan Mason and Lew Stowell.  CPT Scott Clouatre, OCSD attended as a guest.

5:30 PM: Call to Order There were no additions or deletions to the agenda
Review, revise or approve the March 02, 2022 meeting minutes. Approved with one correction; Charlie Ballou attended as a guest, not Charlie Isham.  5-0.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public- No members of the public attended.
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills- OCSD reports were discussed and Scott Clouatre offered that more data including incident location will be provided in future reports. Scott Clouatre also brought the committee up to date with OCSD staffing shortages and steps taken to improve the situation.
Speed Cart and Patrol Deployments- The Speed Cart will be deployed in early May and kept mostly to main roads. Paved roads are safer for the Speed Cart but some gravel roads such as Stone Road can be made safer by the positioning of the cart.
Upcoming Events Involving Brookfield: The Northeast Back Country Discovery Route (motorcycle tour route) June to October, the Green Mountain Gravel bicycle race in October and the re-pavement of I-89 South were all discussed. Stowell to contact Green Mountain Gravel for more information.
Vehicle, Pedestrian, Horse and Bicycle Safety- Grant Exploration- L. Stowell will contact Chelsea Sprague and Sarah Isham to identify Brookfield roads with frequent horse traffic.
Town Meeting Preparation (May 21, 2021)- L. Stowell will prepare a draft presentation for the May Committee meeting.
Traffic, Road Name and Weight Limit Sign Status- With improving road conditions and weather, it is hoped that more progress can be made installing signs.
Traffic Ordinance Status-L. Stowell will attend the May 11 Select Board meeting. There may be an ordinance version mix up.
Parking Issues in Brookfield- It was noted that parking and trash can placement by a home owner on the West side of the Floating Bridge needs to be modified. Scott Clouatre to contact them.
April Public Safety Message- L. Stowell to create and publish.
Setting the Next Meeting- Wednesday May 11, 2022 at 5:30 PM at the Brookfield Congregational Church ground floor.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- Dennis Larocque, Brookfield Select Board Member and Road Commissioner will attend.
Final Public Comment- No members of the public attended.
Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mason made the motion and M. Stoddard seconded.  Motion passed 5-0 at 7:11 PM.

Mar 072022
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2022, 5:30 PM
The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met in person as warned.
 
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Mike Stoddard, Michael Rutkovsky, Stuart Edson and Lew Stowell. The following members of the public attended: Sarah Isham, Charlie Isham and Clotilde Hryshko.

5:30 PM: Call to Order There were no additions or deletions to the agenda
Review, revise or approve the January 19, 2021 meeting minutes. Approved as written 4-0.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public followed the agenda.
Vehicle, Pedestrian, Horse and Bicycle Safety- Grant Exploration- S. Isham suggested the following as possible grant sources: VT Horse Council, Kingdom Trails and Covid funds. L Stowell reported that TRORC will assist towns in applying for grants and he will to continue to research grant sources. Members were provided grant documents for VTRANS Bicycle/Pedestrian grants.  Isham pointed out that riding or driving horses on West Street and Crossover Road could be hazardous because of speeding vehicles.
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills- It was noted that only five hours of patrols were conducted in January.
Town Meeting Preparation (May 21, 2021)- As home-work the committee will come up with matters that should be presented at the town meeting in May.
Speed Cart Deployments-Review-C. Hryshko brought up the high speed that some cars and trucks traveled at on Route 14 South of East Brookfield. She requested either a speed cart or stationary radar or both set up near her home. Members were asked to work on drafting the 2022 Speed Cart plan. S. Edson suggested that OCSD patrols set up more stationary radar positions.  Stowell reported that the VSP Royalton Barracks has a speed cart that can be deployed to locations with speeding or traffic issues.
Traffic, Road Name and Weight Limit Sign Status- S. Isham said there were missing signs on West Street. S. Edson said there was an incorrect Stop sign at West Street and Northfield Rd.
Traffic Ordinance Status-L. Stowell to ask K. Threlkeld for the status of the draft Traffic Ordinance presented to the Select Board in early 2021.
Parking Issues in Brookfield-There are issues with parking near Hippo Park and a trash can and porta potty should be placed on the West side of the floating Bridge in April.
April Public Safety Message- L. Stowell to create the April message on pedestrian safety. The March safety message created by M. Stoddard will be posted soon.
Setting the Next Meeting-Wednesday April 6, 2022 at 5:30 PM at the Congregational Church.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- Either Scott Clouatre or Bill Bohnyak. L. Stowell to approach Dennis Laroque about being a guest on a more favorable day of the week for May.
Final Public Comment-S. Isham requested that horse warning signs be posted on West Street and Crossover Roads. Isham to send L. Stowell the link to the horse statue in the VSA.

Entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion made by M. Stoddard and seconded by M. Rutkovsky.  Passed 4-0 at 7:04 PM.

Jan 242022
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2022, 5:30 PM
The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met in person as warned
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Dan Mason, Mike Stoddard, Michael Rutkovsky, Stuart Edson and Lew Stowell.
5:30 PM: Call to Order No additions or deletions to the agenda

Review, revise or approve the December 15, 2021 meeting minutes. Approved 4-0
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public- None attended.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety- Grant and participation exploration- Members brought clothing and devices that they use to wear in conditions of reduced visibility to compare and discuss.  There are a number of workable solutions to being seen at night and other times of reduced visibility.  It was noted that seeing people walking at night in dark clothes and no light on town roads is common.  This is a dangerous situation.  L Stowell to pursue information about grants with TRORC and AOT.
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills- The info provided for December 2021 may be incorrect. Stowell to confirm hours and cost.
Review of Public Safety 2021 Annual Report- After discussion the report was approved to be sent to the Town Clerk for inclusion in the Town Report.  It was noted that the Brookfield Town Meeting has been postponed until May 21, 2022.
Speed Cart Deployments-Review- A new Speed Cart Plan for 2022 will be created soon.
Traffic, Road Name and Weight Limit Sign Status-Tim Higgins report on the sign inventory currently at the Town Garage was discussed. It was hoped that significant progress can be made this year in replacing missing or damaged signs.
Traffic Ordinance Status- The new ordinance has been tabled until next meeting by the Select Board.
Parking Issues in Brookfield- The 2022 Ice Harvest and Mid-Winter Fest on January 29 may increase the number of vehicles needing to park on both sides of the floating bridge.  There is a missing “No Parking” sign near Hippo Park.  The fence at Hippo park has been damaged recently.  Parking may also be limited on the West end of the Floating Bridge.
February Public Safety Message- L Stowell to provide the message. It was decided that there will be alternating tag lines between Pedestrian and Bicycle safety and other safety subjects each month to keep the safety tips message length manageable when posted on the town website and Front Porch Forum and still have some mention of pedestrian/bicycle safety in every message
Setting the Next Meeting-March 2, 2022 at 5:30 PM at the Brookfield Congregational Church.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- A grants person from TRORC, AOT or other organizations providing grants for public safety efforts, particularly public education will be invited if available.
Final Public Comment- No members of the public attended.

Entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting which was approved 5-0 at 6:37 PM.

Dec 242021
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2021, 5:30 PM
The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met in person as warned.
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Dan Mason, Mike Stoddard, Michael Rutkovsky, Stuart Edson and Lew Stowell. Katherine Threlkeld, Select Board Member and LT Hugh O’Donnell, Vermont State Police also attended
5:30 PM: Call to Order-There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.

Review, revise or approve the November 17, 2021 meeting minutes. Approved as written. 5-0
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. No Members of the Public attended.
Guest Presentation: LT Hugh O’Donnell, VSP Royalton Barracks- Providing Law Enforcement Services to Rural Communities. LT O’Donnell provided a brief presentation in which he said the Vermont State Police (VSP) was more in a response mode than that of providing patrols. He urged the public to report suspicious behavior promptly. He provided a detailed report on the 109 “Calls for Service” received by his station from Brookfield from 12/01/2020 to 12/1/2021. His station has a shortage of troopers but is hopeful that the next two graduating Law Enforcement Academy classes will help bring his station up to full staffing.  VSP is not taking on new town contracts for law enforcement services at this time.  He offered to check with his sources about possible grants, particularly public education grants.  He also answered questions from the committee and pointed out that he is a native Vermonter with local ties.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety- Further Discussion. The committee is awaiting a response from the Select Board on the committee’s recent recommendations. Public education is felt to be of prime importance. The wearing of bright and reflective clothing is very important.

Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports, Bills and Budget Recommendation. S Edson moved and M Rutkovsky seconded a motion to recommend that the Select Board continue the FY 2023 OCSD contract at 312.5 hours which will cost $16,250.00. Motion approved 5-0.
Traffic, Road Name and Weight Limit Sign Budget Recommendation-S. Edson moved and M. Stoddard seconded a motion to recommend that the traffic Control Sign portion of the FY 2023 budget be level funded at $8500.00. Motion approved 5-0. The committee is requesting to know how many and what kind of traffic control signs are on hand at the highway department at this time.
Traffic Ordinance Status- The committee is awaiting word from the Select Board. K Threlkeld to check.
Parking Issues in Brookfield-It was noted that the fence at Hippo Park has been damaged.
January Public Safety Message- L Stowell will send M. Rutkovsky suggestions for the January 2022 Safety Tips. Stowell to prepare the Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety portion.
Setting the Next Meeting- Wednesday, 1/19/2022 at 5:30 PM.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- L. Stowell to invite a grants knowledgeable person.
Entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Approved 5-0 at 7:09 PM.