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.

Mar 012020
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2020, 5:30 PM
BROOKFIELD TOWN OFFICE, 40 RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT
The sequence may be varied to accommodate members of the public and guests.
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky and Lew Stowell.  Member of the public: Gabe Freitag.

Review and Approve Minutes of January 15, 2020. Approved unanimously.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. Gabe Freitag, a local logger, wanted to know where the town was going with vehicle weight limits.  He has no large trucks of his own but depends upon large logging trucks to get his logs to mills.  He urged that the town allow trucks up to the state special limits with local permits.  He complimented Ray Peck as being reasonable to work with on weight limit issues.  The committee explained that the 24,000 pound weight limit on town class 2, 3 & 4 roads is a State law and the progress the committee has made in understanding the laws surrounding weight limits.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills.  OCSD conducted 8 hours of patrols costing $376.00 and resulting in 2 speeding citations for 11 to 20 MPH over the limit.  S. Edson has not been able to contact VSP Royalton yet.
Road Maintenance and Right of Way Issues. No new issues reported.
Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress. The most recent results of continuing research into weight limits have been passed on to the Select Board Chair and were discussed by the committee.
E-911 Sign and Traffic Sign Status. T. Godfrey will take the un-picked-up E-911 House Number Signs to the Town Meeting in the hopes of getting some more home owners to pick their order up. S. Edson has received one estimate of the cost of installing traffic signs from Lafayette Highway Specialties.  The cost was $235.00 per sign with them providing all materials.  It is not known what the cost would be with the Town of Brookfield providing the materials (signs, posts, etc.).
Emerald Ash Borer Progress.  Additional “windshield” inventories of Ash trees have been conducted.  A draft request for information has been written.  L. Stowell to meet Tom Johnston of Trees Inc from Rutland this Friday morning to tour the five roads inventoried to get recommendations and a quote to remove Ash trees on these five roads
Town Meeting Preparation.  The Town Meeting Agenda appears full.  The Committee will be prepared to answer questions if they are asked.  K. Forrer to provide EAB maps and info.
Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use.  S. Edson to continue working on website metrics.
March Public Safety Message. The draft message was approved with a little editing by L. Stowell to be done if needed.  This message will be on the website and Front Porch Forum.
Setting the Next Meeting.  March 25, 2020 at 5:30.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting.  None to be invited.
Adjournment. At 7:08 PM.

Dec 242019
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 18, 2019, 5:30 PM
BROOKFIELD TOWN OFFICE, 40 RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Mike Stoddard, Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky and Lew Stowell.

Review and Approve Minutes of November 20, 2019. Approved unanimously.  There was discussion that the agenda was not posted as soon as usual but the meeting was held.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. No members of the public attended.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. The November bill was for 7.5 hours of patrol costing $352.50.  L Stowell to send an email to OCSD inquiring about obtaining more results of patrols in sensitive areas.
Review of Radar Speed Cart Deployment Data. The data for the October – November deployment at the Brookfield Elementary School showed 43.2% of the vehicles coming North past the school were exceeding the 30 MPH limit.  No data was available from the Northfield road deployment.  The Speed Cart has been put away for the Winter.
Site Visit at 2141 Stone Road Continued Discussion. John Benson informed the committee by email that the Select Board has sent a letter to Sid Cushing as requested but no significant action has been observed so far.  Perhaps there will be in the Spring.

Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress. The committee reviewed and suggested revisions of a draft report to the Select Board on how to make Brookfield town highways and bridges enforceable for weight limits.  L Stowell to make the changes and send to the Select Board.  S Edson reported that Brookfield currently does not have an account with the DMV road and bridge restrictions data base.  S Edson is willing to help set it up once the Select Board assigns someone to be in charge of the account and make changes as needed.
E-911 Sign and Traffic Sign Status. M Rutkovsky to call people who have not picked up their house number signs yet.
FY 2021 Budget Items. L Stowell to email Select Board and request that sufficient funds be budgeted for FY2021 for the needed weight limit signs and a contractor to erect them.  Additionally, an amount should be budgeted for any missing and damaged traffic signs that need to be ordered and a contractor hired to erect them.
Brookfield Fire Department Smoke & CO2 alarm program. Deferred.
Emerald Ash Borer Progress. L Stowell to meet with K Forrer to compete plans.
Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use. Google Analytics installed to measure traffic on Town website including Public Safety page. S Edson to proceed further with reports.
January Public Safety Message. M Stoddard to draft a safety message and send to L Stowell.
Setting the Next Meeting. January 15, 2020 at 5:30 PM.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting. No guests to be invited.
Adjournment at 6:33 PM.

Nov 262019
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2019, 5:30 PM
BROOKFIELD TOWN OFFICE, 40 RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Mike Stoddard, Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky and Lew Stowell. Teresa Godfrey assisted with recent developments as Town Clerk/Treasurer.

Review and Approve Minutes of October 30, 2019. Approved
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. No members of the public attended.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. 13 hours of patrol provided.
 Review of Radar Speed Cart Deployments. Two deployments; no data received yet.  Early Winter weather prevented deployment to West end of Northfield Road.
Site Visit at 2141 Stone Road Discussion. Awaiting action by the Select Board
Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress. Concern was expressed that there are still quite a few missing or damaged traffic and road name signs. It was noted that Brookfield has spent $18,533.93 on traffic and road name signs since 2011. An annual sign inventory is needed. Options were discussed for how the road crew could perform that inventory as part of their normal duties.  Confirmation is being sought to find a statute or regulation that the town must place weight limit signs in addition to State weight limit signs at intersections with state paved highways.  Edson following up with VTRANS Town Highway and Bridge Restrictions data base group on how the data base works.  L Stowell continuing research on statutes and regulations.  The Select Board will be presented options in how to enforce weight limits.  There was discussion about whether to purchase and erect all the weight limit signs in a single year or to spread it over two or three years.
E-911 Sign and Traffic Sign Status. The sign order from Vermont Correctional Industries has been received. M. Stoddard to put all 90 signs in numerical order to assist T. Godfrey in issuing the signs.
Brookfield Fire Department Smoke & CO2 alarm program. No action taken.
Emerald Ash Borer Progress. More work needed to identify an appropriate site.
Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use. Further work needed.
November Public Safety Message. M Rutkovsky to prepare draft and send to L Stowell.
Setting the Next Meeting. December 18, 2019.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting. No Guests to be invited in December.
Adjourned at 6:49 PM

Nov 062019
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY OCTBER 30, 2019, 5:30 PM

BROOKFIELD TOWN OFFICE, 40 RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

The following members attended: Dan Mason, Mike Stoddard,
Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky and Lew Stowell. Teresa Godfrey assisted with
recent developments as Town Clerk.

Review and Approve Minutes of September 25, 2019. Approved with a date change for the October meeting to October 30, 2019Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public.  No members of the public attended.Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. It was noted that OCSD only provided 4.5 hours in September.Review of Radar Speed Cart Deployments. The cart has been moved from the Brookfield Elementary School to the East end of Northfield Road.  It will be moved soon to the West end of Northfield Road.  No data from the Elementary School deployment has been received yet.Site Visit at 2141 Stone Road Discussion.  After discussion, the committee voted unanimously to have L Stowell send an email to the Select Board recommending that the board take Sid Cushing Jr up on his offer to move vehicles and other obstacles back so that town snow plows can move snow out of the traveled portion of the road onto the town right of way.Town Over Weight and Over Sized System Project Progress. After discussion the committee approved continuing to gather information and to have S Edson contact the DMV Town Highway & Bridges weight Restrictions website to learn more about the site.  L Stowell to send an email to likely sources of information about how the town should set up a proper program.  There was also discussion about the TRORC traffic studies conducted on Northfield Rd.E-911 Sign and Traffic Sign Status. Orders for 60 signs have been received and more will be received as taxes are paid.  L Stowell to create a spread sheet and coordinate with T Godfrey so that the order goes out next week.Brookfield Fire Department Smoke & CO alarm program. L Stowell to check with Kevin Wheatley to see if the Fire Department needs any help on their project.Emerald Ash Borer Progress.  Washington Electric won’t be able to help until next year.  L Stowell to check with Larry Gilbert to see when “next year” begins.Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use. S Edson to set up a gmail account for the town and consult with the website tech to arrange a Google Analytics account.October Public Safety Message. M Stoddard to send a draft of the November Safety Message to L Stowell soon.Setting the Next Meeting.  November 20, 2019Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting.  If available, a DMV Truck Enforcement Inspector will be invited to explain how his or her unit fits into the overall law enforcement process.Adjournment. Adjourned at 6:53 PM

Aug 262019
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Draft Minutes

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21, 2019, 5:30 PM

BROOKFIELD TOWN OFFICE,

40 RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT

Mike
Stoddard, Stuart Edson, Michael Rutkovsky and Lew Stowell and LT Barbara
Kessler, VSP, Guest. Teresa Godfrey, James Godfrey, Robert Godfrey, Richard
Pecor JR, Ron Lovejoy, Erik Nielsen, Lynn Lampson, Carl Bushey, Gene Parent,
Evangeline Parent and Mike Lefebvre, Members of the Public.

Review and Approve Minutes of July 24, 2019. Approved unanimously.Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. Eleven residents of the Northfield Roadpresented safety concerns about truck and large agricultural vehicle traffic on Northfield Road.  They stated that there was a high volume of vehicles exceeding the 24,000 pound weight limit, traveling very fast, making considerable noise, often so wide it was unsafe to meet them and causing a great deal of dust.  There was also concern expressed about the odor of the liquid manure being spread and the lack of covers on trucks carrying harvested forage and crushed stone.  James Godfrey provided photos of vehicles causing them distress and of repairs that needed to be made on the Northfield Road.  A State Trooper had told James Godfrey that the Brookfield weight limits were not posted on the VTrans website and were therefore unenforceable.  LT Kessler recommended that the committee contact the DMV truck unit (LT Giolito) for enforcement of truck weight issues and clarification of laws.  L Stowell will contact DMV.  Efforts by residents to request safer and better behavior of the equipment operators and owners have been so far unsuccessful.  L Stowell stated that the town ordinance specifies 35 MPH but that there were no signs currently posted.  He promised to contact R Peck to see the status of speed sign replacement.  Committee members encouraged the residents to attend a future Select Board Meeting and promised to send recommendations to the Select Board.Review of Radar Speed Cart Deployments.  Three deployments, Route 65 near the Post Office, Route 14 in East Brookfield and Stone Road at the I-89 emergency entrance were discussed.  Drive times had a significant number of speeders and were more likely for enforcement efforts.  GUEST: VSP LT Barbara Kessler, Station Commander, Royalton Barracks.  Lt Kessler explained the VSP statewide and at her barracks was experiencing a shortage of personnel.  At this time accidents and other emergencies often meant that there were not many troopers to patrol rural towns.  However, the Speed Cart data was helpful and She would urge patrols on roads where Speed Cart data suggested excessive speed.  She also promised to send information on legal requirements for pedestrians for the safety message.  She suggested that the committee look into walking paths. Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills.  OCSD has increased the patrol hour rate from $46 to $47.  This Summer patrol hours have increased as requested.  June had 37 hours and July had 31.5.Continuing Review of Parking & Law Enforcement on Brookfield Roads.  The survey of the Stone Road Town ROW is proceeding.  The parking sign at the East end of the Floating Bridge has disappeared.  Cars are parking illegally.  Some thought will be given to a noise ordinance.E-911 Sign and Traffic Sign Status.  The new price for E-911 signs from Vermont Correctional Industries is $5.25 which includes shipping to the town office.  The order form for Brookfield property owners to buy signs will go out with the tax bills soon.  Persons wanting to have their signs shipped instead of picking them up at the Town Office will incur an additional shipping chargeEmerald Ash Borer Progress.  Inquiries to GMP and WEC for joint efforts are being made.Public Safety Advisory Committee Website Use. Efforts are continuing.September Public Safety Message. There was discussion of the draft and S Edson will review the draft and make suggestions.Setting the Next Meeting:  September 25, 2019Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting.  L Stowell will see if LT Giolito, DMV Truck Team, or one of his officers is available to attend as a guest.Adjournment. Was at 7:10 PM.