BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021, 5:30 PM
The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met in person as warned.
The following members attended: Mike Stoddard, Michael Rutkovsky, Stuart Edson and Lew Stowell.
5:30 PM: Call to Order: There were no additions or deletions to the agenda
Review, revise or approve the October 20, 2021 meeting minutes. Approved as written. 4-0.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public- No members of the public attended.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety- Developing a list of options. The committee discussed the draft options and added some new ones. They then divided the options into two categories: ones that could be accomplished in the near term and those that either needed more research or would take a longer time to accomplish. L Stowell to rearrange the Options as determined by the committee and to submit to the Select Board as recommendations for action.
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills. The OCSD has performed 82 hours of patrols costing $ 3852.00 in the July to October time period which is approximately 30% of the FY 2022 budget. The committee also received a letter from Sheriff Bohnyak documenting why he was increasing the cost of a patrol hour in FY 2023 from $48.00 to $52.00. L Stowell to thank Sherriff Bohnyak for providing advance warning of the price increase so the committee has time to make recommendations to the Select Board for a OCSD budget in FY 2023. The committee will take the matter up in their December meeting.
Speed Cart Deployments- There were no new deployments. L Stowell to contact Cpt Clouatre as to whether the Peed Cart season is over.
Traffic, Road Name and Weight Limit Sign Status- L Stowell to contact Dennis Larocque and Kate Threlkeld about obtaining a detailed traffic sign inventory of what is in place, what is ordered and what is still needed so that the Committee can make recommendations on the FY 2023 budget.
Traffic Ordinance Status- No change.
Parking Issues in Brookfield- Still being reviewed.
December Public Safety Message- S. Edson to work on a pedestrian bicycle safety portion and Mike Stoddard to work on Covid 19 and holiday safety tips.
Setting the Next Meeting-December 15, 2021 at 5:30 PM at the Brookfield Congregational Church
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- LT Hugh O’Donnell, Royalton Barracks Commander, VSP is tentatively scheduled. L Stowell will confirm.
Final Public Comment- No members of the public attended.
Entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:48 PM. Approved 4-0.