Mar 302021
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2021, 5:35 PM

The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met remotely by electronic means as warned.

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The following members attended: Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Smith, Stuart Edson and Lew Stowell.  Guests: Jon Jickling and Kate Forrer.  Member of the public: Greg Wight attended.

  • 5:35 PM: Call to Order: There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.
  • Review and approve the February 24, 2021 meeting minutes. Approved 4-0
  • Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Planning: Jon Jickling and Kate Forrer. Jon Jickling is to run for the soon to be vacant Town Forester position.  Traps to be deployed by June 1 and recovered by September 1.  Approximately ½ to be deployed this year and remainder next year.  Property owners will be recruited to host a trap.  Jon and Kate to develop a location list for traps as well as the over all plan.  EAB Surveillance plan to be presented at the April 21, 2021 meeting.  Kate to bring EAB outreach material to the Town Meeting in May.  The State Entomologist will provide identification of insects trapped and other technical assistance as needed.  GPS coordinates of trap locations will be shared with the Agency of Agriculture.
  • Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills: Only 8 hours were performed in February.   Stowell reported that $15,000 is in the FY 2022 Budget for OCSD Law Enforcement Services.  It was suggested that patrols stop occasionally at appropriate locations and conduct stationary radar surveillance for short periods of time in addition to moving radar while patrolling.  S. Edson to contact C. Taplin and M. Rutkovsky to contact L.E. Smith for more detail to include times occurring about speeding observed on West Street and Pond Village respectively.
  • 2021 Draft Speed Cart Plan: Approved without priorities assigned 4-0.  L Stowell to send the plan to Cpt. Clouatre.
  • Traffic Sign Status: Stowell reported that T. Higgins, Town Road Foreman ordered but has not yet received.50 traffic signs and posts.
  • Traffic Ordinance Status: Stowell reported that the proposed Traffic Ordinance is still at the Town Attorney’s office for review.  J. Kimmel is following up.
  • Parking in Pond Village: Stowell reported that J. Benson is meeting with T. Higgins soon to plan the expansion of Town Office parking lot this year. The Committee is looking at the parking situation on East side of Floating Bridge.
  • Weight Limit Status: Stowell reported that D. LaRocque is assisting K. Peterson to make entries in the State DMV data base for town roads with mud season weight restrictions.
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee Website and Email Use: No activity.
  • April Public Safety Message: Stowell will create it using past Spring messages as a guide.
  • Setting the Next Meeting: Wednesday, 4/21/2021 at 5:35 PM.  It will probably be a remote meeting.
  • Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting: Jon Jickling, Kate Forrer and Scott Clouatre will be invited by L. Stowell.
  • 6:59 PM Entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Passed 4-0.
Jan 252021
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2021, 5:35 PM
The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met remotely by electronic means as warned.
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Smith, Dan Mason and Lew Stowell.  Guests: Jeff Kimmel, Tim Higgins and Jon Jickling.  No members of the public attended.

5:35 PM: Meeting Called to Order. There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.
Review and approve December 16, 2020 unapproved meeting minutes. Approved 5-0.
Results of December 28 Select Board Meeting: Kimmel reported that $8500 was planned for sign replacement in FY2022.  L. Stowell reported that Sheriff Bohnyak has been requested to send a draft Law Enforcement Services contract for FY 2022 to the committee for review soon.
Traffic Sign Status Tim Higgins & Jeff Kimmel. There was discussion regarding the purchase of a jack hammer to install sign posts. Higgins reported that there is a sign post base available that can be installed with a sledge hammer without damage to the base.  This would save approximately $1500 and perhaps even save time.  T. Higgins reported that based on the current sign inventory the town needs over 200 signs to replace damaged or missing signs.  He is placing an order for at least 55 signs soon.  He stated that a sign with post and accessories costs approximately $100 each.  Therefore, with $6500 in FY 2021 (current FY {Fiscal Year}) and $8500 in FY 2022 (FY starting July1 this year) available, the town should purchase and replace about 150 signs.  This is a shortfall of 50+ signs.  Based upon recent history more signs will be damaged or stolen during that time period.  It may be FY 2024 before we are caught up to where the budget may cover annual damaged and stolen signs.
Traffic Ordinance Final Review: the draft ordinance was approved with the removal of two Yield sign changes and the addition of some regulatory language. Mason recommended that a number of road intersections with existing Stop or Yield signs should be looked at in the future with more public input.  It was requested that the draft ordinance be reviewed by town attorney, Michael Monte.  The ordinance, as revised, was approved 5-0.  L. Stowell will send the revised ordinance and a list of revisions to J. Kimmel.
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills. It was noted that OCSD may be back on track having performed 18.5 patrol hours in December, 2020.
January Public Safety Message: Stowell will create the February safety message.
EAB Update: Jickling, a member of the town Conservation Commission and a trained forester, said that public education about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was going to be very important.  The insect is in Williamstown and either is already in Brookfield or soon will be.  He urged continued coordination between the Town Forester, the Town Conservation Commission and the Public Safety Advisory Committee to deal with the threat.  The Conservation Commission is concerned with having the response conducted in an environmentally friendly manner and the Public Safety Committee is concerned with the danger of dying Ash trees in the town right of way.  The Town Forester, K. Forrer, is organizing the surveillance efforts and will recommend response action when needed.  K. Forrer will be asked to check on any available Federal or State funding for EAB prevention or recovery.
Setting the Next Meeting: The February 24th, 2021 at 5:35 PM meeting will be virtual by phone.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting: None to be invited
Entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:49 PM. Approved 5-0.

Dec 222020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020, 5:35 PM
The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met remotely by electronic means as warned.
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, and Lew Stowell.  No members of the public attended.

5:35 PM: Call to Order: No additions or deletions were made to the agenda.
Review and approve of November 18, 2020 meeting minutes-Reviewed and approved 3-0.
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills. L Stowell to check with OCSD about many patrol hours were performed in November and correct the bill. Also L. Stowell will confirm with OCSD that no patrols were performed in September and therefore there was no September bill.
2021 Contract Options Provided by Sheriff Bohnyak- The Committee recommends the $15,000 option proposed by Sheriff Bohnyak. 3-0. L Stowell to present the recommendations to the Select Board at an upcoming meeting.
Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress- A public meeting is required.
Traffic Sign Status: More signs have gone missing including the 25 MPH sign at the North End of Pond Village. The committee is awaiting the status of ordering signs from the current budget.
Traffic Ordinance Final Review: S. Edson reported on his research of ordinances in nearby towns. Stowell reported that according to the Local Roads Program at the Agency of Transportation caution signs do not require listing in the ordinance.  The committee will review and approve additional language in the draft ordinance at the January meeting.
Budget Recommendations to the Select Board- The Committee recommends that the Select Board increase the sign budget from $6500 to $8500 for FY 22. We need to make more progress to catch up with replacing missing and damaged signs to make our traffic ordinance enforceable.  L Stowell to present the recommendations to the Select Board at an upcoming meeting.  Approved 3-0.
Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use- No Change.
January Public Safety Message- L Stowell to send message models to M. Rutkovsky for reworking into the January message.
Setting the Next Meeting- Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 5:35 PM. It will be a virtual meeting.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting-Tim Higgins, the new Road Foreman, will be invited.
Motion entertained and made to adjourn meeting. Approved 3-0. Adjourned at 6:20.

Nov 242020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2020, 5:35 PM
The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met remotely by electronic means as warned.
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
 
The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Stoddard and Lew Stowell with guest Sheriff William Bohnyak OCSD.  No members of the public attended.
 
5:35 PM: Call to Order- No additions or deletions were made to the agenda.
Review and approve previous October 28, 2020 meeting minutes- Reviewed and approved 4-0.
Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. No bills have been received for September or October.  Sheriff Bohnyak said that there had been staffing and quarantine problems but the bills were being sent today.
Patrol Hours and Budget-Discussion. Sheriff Bohnyak said that the virus and staffing issues had made meeting patrol hour targets difficult.  Sheriff Bohnyak provided a summary of law enforcement events that impacted Brookfield in the last few months and said that the patrol reports would improve.
2021 Contract Discussion with Sheriff Bohnyak-. Possible budget targets of $15,000 and $20,000 were suggested for discussion purposes.  Sheriff Bohnyak agreed to contact L. Stowell on 11/24/2020 with possible proposals.  The committee urged that patrol hour goals need to be met much more closely than in the past.  L. Stowell to present proposals to committee at the December meeting.
Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress- Culverts VS Bridges report approved and to be sent to the Select Board. 4-0.
E-911 Sign and Traffic Sign Status- T. Godfrey has told L. Stowell that there were not enough house number signs requested yet to justify an order.
Traffic Ordinance Review- There was discussion about adding cautionary signs to some roads, changing two Stop signs arrangements and extending the speed limit on a couple of roads.  L. Stowell to finalize suggestions made for final review at the December meeting.
Emerald Ash Borer Progress- M. Stoddard and M. Rutkovsky volunteered to help in the Spring.
Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use- No Change
December Public Safety Message M. Stoddard to prepare and send to L. Stowell.
Setting the Next Meeting- 5:35 PM on December 16, 2020, to be held remotely
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- None to be invited in December.
Entertained a motion to adjourn meeting- Adjourned at 7:08 PM.  Approved- 4-0.

Oct 052020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020, 5:30 PM
BROOKFIELD CONGREGATION CHURCH (Corner of RT 65 and Ridge Rd, Basement)
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
 
The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Stoddard and Lew Stowell.

5:30 PM: Call to Order -No additions or deletions were made to the agenda
Review and approve of Unapproved Minutes August 26, 2020 meeting. -Approved 4-0.
Open public comment period- No members of the public attended.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills to include:

Patrol Hours and Budget-12.5 hours of patrols in August costing $600.00, $11,216 remaining in budget. Committee to look at different language in FY 22 OCSD contract that might provide higher priority to patrols in months requested.
Speed Cart Results-1deployment completed and 1 in progress this month in West Brookfield. A total of 9 deployments have been completed in 2020 with another one underway.  If possible, this Fall, Ralph Rd. East bound may have a deployment as speeding has been reported there.

Parking in Pond Village- No change.
Town Traffic Enforcement Capability:

Over Weight and Over Sized Status- L Stowell to complete recommendations and provide to Select Board.
Traffic Sign Status- Recommendations approved and will be sent to Select Board-4-0.
Traffic Studies- Recommend new Traffic Study of Northfield Rd by TRORC in 2021-4-0. TRORC results on East St., West St. and Stone Rd. being reviewed.
Ordinance Review- underway with models from VLCT and Local Roads provided to committee members with recommendations due at November meeting.

E-911 Sign Status- Some are still not picked up by out-of-state property owners because of the pandemic, maybe in 2021. Rutkovsky to make calls to be sure.
Emerald Ash Borer Progress- EAB Test Kits stored.
Public Safety Advisory Committee Website and Email Use- Caveats to be drafted by S. Edson warning users to use E-911 or other means to report emergencies.
October Public Safety Message- L. Stowell to prepare a Fire Safety Message.
Setting the Next Meeting- 5:30 PM on October 28, 2020 at the Brookfield Congregational Church.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- None to be invited, public welcome.
Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting- Adjourned at 6:55 PM. 4-0.

Aug 312020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 2020, 5:30 PM
BROOKFIELD CONGREGATION CHURCH (Corner of RT 65 and Ridge Rd, Basement)
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Stoddard, Dan Mason and Lew Stowell.

5:30 PM: Call to Order No additions or deletions made to the agenda.
Review and approve of Unapproved Minutes July 29, 2020 meeting. Approved 5-0.
Open public comment period No guests or members of the public attended.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills to include:

Patrol Hours and Budget- 14.25 patrol hours performed for $684.00.
Speed Cart Results- Two deployments: West Street and Stone Road.
Other-N/A

Parking in Pond Village- Town Office Parking Lot expansion not started yet because of Road Crew priority issues.
Town Traffic Enforcement Capability

Over Weight and Over Sized Status- L. Stowell to send recommendations to Select Board on Overweight Permit Process.
Traffic Sign Status- L. Stowell to send recommendations to Select Board on a sustainable traffic sign program.
Traffic Studies- The Two Rivers- Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) is conducting four traffic studies in Brookfield; on West Street, East Street, Northfield Road and Stone Road which should provide valuable traffic data.
Ordinance Review- L. Stowell to send members electronic versions of the latest Local Roads or VLCT model for Traffic Ordinances.

E-911 Sign Status- M. Rutkovsky to check on E-911 signs that have not been picked up yet.
Emerald Ash Borer Progress- L. Stowell to contact J. Kimmel about the storage of the EAB traps.
Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use-The group email was used by a resident to report a broken tree threatening traffic vicinity Route 14 and Mckeage Road.
September Public Safety Message- School openings require increased driver vigilance.
Setting the Next Meeting- September 30, 2020 at the Congregational Church at 5:30 PM.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- No guests to be invited.
Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting- S Edson & M Rutkovsky. Approved 5-0.

Aug 032020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 2020, 5:30 PM
BROOKFIELD CONGREGATION CHURCH (Corner of RT 65 and Ridge Rd, Basement)
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
 
The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Stoddard and Lew Stowell; Guests: Jeff Kimmel, Select Board Member and Road Commissioner, Cpt Scott Clouatre, OCSD.

5:30 PM: Call to Order No additions or deletions made to the agenda
Review and approve of Unapproved Minutes June 24, 2020 meeting. Approved 4-0-0
Open public comment period- No members of the public attended.
GUEST: Jeff Kimmel, Brookfield Select Board: In addition to the big picture view of the Select Board of the Highway Department and its function, Jeff provided the plan forward for the Road Crew after the loss of Ray Peck. Rob Wheatley is the interim Foreman and a successor is being actively sought.  Counseling for the staff is available through the VLTC.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills to include:

Patrol Hours and Budget-CPT Clouatre said that OCSD is down 5 officers and is making active efforts to recruit and retain officers. He suggested that the Select Board could negotiate a more precise contract for FY2022 with the Sheriff.
Speed Cart Results- There have been 6 deployments already this year. The Speed Cart manufacturer is sending a technician out to check out the recent data anomalies provided by the cart.  The cart will be deployed on West Street next.
Other- More active traffic enforcement can be expected now that “the Spigot” has been opened a little bit more.

Parking in Pond Village- The expansion of the Town Office parking lot should be completed this Summer.
Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress- Northfield Road is to be entered on the DMV weight restriction website soon.
E-911 Sign and Traffic Sign Status- Signs purchased with FY 2020 funds and signs to be purchased with FY 2021 funds to be used mostly to properly post roads with speed limits listed in the Town Traffic Ordinance. The committee will be tasked to review the Traffic Ordinance and bring it up to date.
Emerald Ash Borer Progress- Jeff Kimmel to check on a good storage area for the EAB traps.
Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use- The Public Safety page of the town website has had 121 hits in the last 6 months.
August Public Safety Message- Will include mandatory mask usage.
Setting the Next Meeting- August 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM at the Congregational Church.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- None to be invited.
Entertain a motion to adjourn the meeting- Adjourned at 6:55 PM.

Jun 292020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 2020, 5:30 PM
BROOKFIELD CONGREGATION CHURCH (Corner of RT 65 and Ridge Rd, Basement)
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Stoddard and Lew Stowell.
 

5:30 PM: Call to Order
Additions or deletions to the agenda- None made.
Review and approve previous of May 27, 2020 meeting minutes, Approved 4-0.
Open public comment period- No members of the public attended.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills to include:

Patrol Hours and Budget- The May 2020 bill overcharged by using next year’s rates. L Stowell will contact Select Board. Also requesting clarity about executing Federal Search warrants.
Speed Cart Results- Members were happy with the results of the last two deployments. They were of short duration and provided good data.  It was noted that 10 of the 14 vehicles that exceeded 40 mph in Pond Village did so during daylight hours.
Other-Members are not clear if OCSD has all of the current town ordinances and how they are transmitted to deputies on patrol in Brookfield. L Stowell to check with the Select Board.

Parking in Pond Village- Committee still concerned about the lack of parking in Pond Village and the Floating Bridge. They are looking forward to the expansion of the Town Office parking lot.
Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress-The committee recommends that a public meeting be held soon about weight limit signs and enforcement. The Select Board promised a public meeting at the Town Meeting in March.  This may have to be conducted by phone conference, internet or other approved socially distanced method.  L Stowell will check with DMV to see if specific weight limits for bridges are displayed on the DMV website.
E-911 Sign and Traffic Sign Status- L Stowell to contact Jeff Kimmel about the status of sign orders using FY 20 funds.
Emerald Ash Borer Progress-The traps have arrived. K Forrer to mobilize volunteers to put them up.
Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use- More work to be done.
PM: July Public Safety Message- The message will include information about the OCSD Speed Cart and the continued use of masks and social distancing.
Setting the Next Meeting- July 29 at 5:30 PM at the Brookfield Congregational Church.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- Jeff Kimmel from the Select Board will be invited because of his oversight of the town roads and the road crew.
6:50 PM Entertained motion to adjourn meeting: Moved by S Edson, Seconded by M Rutkovsky, passed 4-0.

Jun 012020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2020, 5:40 PM
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, Mike Stoddard and Lew Stowell.

5:40 PM: Call to Order (Meeting held via FreeConferenceCall.com.)
Additions or deletions to the agenda. None made.
Review and approve previous of April 29, 2020 meeting minutes. Approved 4-0.
Open public comment period (if applicable): No members of the public attended.
Review of Select Board Actions at Previous Meeting(s) L Stowell reported and discussion ensued on each item.

The Select Board approved having the Admin. Assistant order three ten packs of EAB Early Detection Systems at $459.50 each plus shipping. We hope it will come soon as the EABs will start to fly soon.
The Select Board will send two letters or emails:

One to the Cushings asking if they are going honor young Sid’s promise to move vehicles out of the town ROW.
One to Sherriff Bohnyak urging him to enforce vehicles parking in the traveled portion of the road.

Parking and behavior at the floating bridge made more complex because it is a State bridge and highway. Board does not favor putting signs on bridge encouraging parking at town office parking area as it is barely large enough for a routine Select Board meeting.
The town parking lot: will be expanded somewhat this Summer. John Benson to stake it out.
Public Safety Committee asked to research other parking possibilities in Pond Village. Stuart Edson willing to discuss parking on the West side of the bridge with the Select Board.
The remaining balance of the traffic sign line item to be spent by ordering traffic signs ASAP in this fiscal year.
Because Northfield Road is the only town road in Brookfield properly signed for weight limits, the Board agreed to have the Admin. Assistant enter it into the State Database as an experiment.
the Admin. Assistant to be authorized to approve overweight permit requests for 60,000 pounds or less. Requests for higher limits to be reviewed by the Town Road Foreman.
The OCSD Contract is to be renewed for a maximum limit of $12,500.

Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. The April bill was discussed and it was hoped that increased patrolling already observed would continue for May and June.  The Speed Cart has been requested.
Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress: Discussed above.
E-911 Sign and Traffic Sign Status: Discussed above.
Emerald Ash Borer Progress: A group of citizens to be recruited to install and monitor the traps.
Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use: No further progress reported.
June Public Safety Message: Will inform about the EAB traps and Floating Bridge parking.
Setting the Next Meeting: To be held in person downstairs at the Pond Village Congregational Church (corner of Ridge Road and Route 65) at 5:30 PM on June 24, 2020.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting: No guests to be invited but the public is welcome.
Entertained motion to adjourn meeting: Moved by S Edson, Seconded by M Rutkovsky, passed 4-0.

May 032020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 2020, 5:40 PM
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
 
The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky, Dan Mason and Lew Stowell.

5:40 PM: Call to Order
Additions or deletions to the agenda: None required.
Review and approve previous of February 26, 2020 meeting minutes: Approved. There was no March meeting because of the Covid 19 virus and the Governor’s order.
Open Public Comment Period: No members of the public attended this meeting.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills: The patrol hours were discussed.  L Stowell to contact OCSD about the Speed Cart plan for 2020.  West Street is to be included as an additional site.  The events of the previous weekend at the Floating Bridge were discussed.  Illegal parking, lack of social distancing, absence of masks and rowdy behavior may continue to be experienced in the future as fishing has become even more popular because of the Virus and parking is an issue at the Bridge.  Dan Mason as Constable was also contacted and will check with the residents on the West side of Sunset Lake.  L Stowell to contact VSP Royalton and the Select Board.
Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress: L Stowell to contact the Select Board on what option(s) they want to follow with the purchasing and erecting of vehicle weight signs on town highways.
E-911 Sign and Traffic Sign Status: Some E-911 signs have not been picked up because of being ordered by Summer residents who have not returned to their Brookfield homes yet. L Stowell to contact T Godfrey about E-911 signs.  L Stowell to present a request to the Select Board for more traffic signs to be purchased and erected.  It was agreed that if the signs could be brought into full compliance that maintaining them in the future would be manageable.  The Road Crew should develop a routine of erecting and repairing signs each month on designated days or half days in the Spring, Summer and Fall months.
Emerald Ash Borer Progress: The virus has limited progress with the EAB activities. L Stowell to confer with K Forrer before contacting the Select Board.
Discuss Needed or Likely Projects for FY 2021: Parking in Pond Village, particularly because of the Floating Bridge, needs more attention.  There may need to be additional signage and an increase in the Town Office Parking Lot.  L Stowell to combine issues for the Select Board into one list.  The Morgan Horse Races on Snow Road in August were discussed.
Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use: S Edson reported no additional progress.
May Public Safety Message: It will cover traffic sign compliance to include speed limits and stop signs.
Setting the Next Remote Meeting: May 27, 2020 at 5:40 PM by conference call.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting: No guests will be invited in May.
Entertained motion to adjourn meeting: Moved, seconded and approved at 6:45 PM.