May 282018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Wednesday May 23, 2018 5:30 PM
Brookfield Town Office
Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT

UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Mike Stoddard, Dan Mason, Joy Kacik, Michael Rutkovsky and Lew Stowell.  Deputy Kevin Wilson, OCSD attended as invited guest.

Review and Approve Minutes of April 25, 2018. Approved unanimously.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. None attended.
Acknowledgment of Gwynn Zakov’s resignation. Noted and accepted.
Guest: Deputy Kevin Wilson, OCSD. Made no opening remarks but participated in the meeting.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. Deputy Wilson explained that OCSD is expecting a new Website from which Brookfield could obtain patrol logs. L Stowell requested that until that website is operational that those logs be provided either on paper or digitally.
OCSD Contract Recommendations: L Stowell will send modified recommendations to the Select Board.
Continuing Review of Parking Enforcement and Pond Village Traffic Signs on Stone Road. M Rutkovsky to check with WEC about Power line ROW. S Edson to check I-89 surveys.
Increasing Parking in Pond Village: Discussed the MacBruce property. L Stowell measured approximately 150′ by 75′ that might be useful. S Edson to go with R Peck to look at the property to see how much work it would take.  D Mason to talk with AOT District Engineer about parking signs at the floating bridge.
Reflective E-911 House Number Signs: D Mason reported that reflective E-911 house signs are 4″ by 14″ and cost $8.90 each. There are no volume discounts. Proposed and approved that the signs all be green. Signs may be have numbers horizontal or vertical at homeowner’s option. L Stowell will talk with T Godfrey and J Benson about the ordering process.
Discussion of movable radar speed display signs: Deputy Wilson offered to have the OCSD Speed Cart placed at Brookfield Elementary School for a few days and once the 25 MPH signs are in place to place it North of Pond Village on Stone Road for a few days. Other possible locations for the Speed Cart not to be used until and unless appropriate signs are in place.
June Public Safety Message: Original message to be used in July. New message to be written by L Stowell explaining new speed limits at Elementary School and Pond Village and also explaining details of the E-911 House Sign availability.  S Edson to post on Front Porch Forum.
Setting the Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 5:30 PM at the Town Office.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting: D Mason to talk with DMV Enforcement about a guest.
Adjournment: At 6:56 PM.

Apr 292018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Wednesday April 25, 2018 5:30 PM
Brookfield Town Office
Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members attended: Stuart Edson, Mike Stoddard, Dan Mason, Gwynn Zakov, Michael Rutkovsky and Lew Stowell.

Review and Approve Minutes of March 28, 2018: Reviewed and approved unanimously.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public: None attended.
Acknowledgment of Kevin Joyal’s resignation and past service to the committee and the town: Accepted with understanding of his new job schedule and thanks for his service to the committee and town.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills: No March report and bill was available. Existing OCSD contract provided to members. Zakov recommended that Select Board be more specific about expectations of OCSD next year.  There was a discussion of what the new contract might say. Committee to send suggestions on additions to new contract with OCSD to the Select Board.
Continuing Review of Parking Enforcement and Pond Village Traffic Signs on Stone Road: Edson advised that Deputy Kevin Wilson is researching the situation. There was discussion of what laws or regulations are being violated. G. Zakov to send applicable portions of VSA to members.  S. Edson to look at deeds and surveys along Stone Road and the AOT website.
Increasing Parking in Pond Village: S. Edson and L Stowell to visit the McBrides.
Discussion of movable radar speed display signs: Northfield P.D. interview presented by L. Stowell. L. Stowell to email Sheriff Bohnyak on OCSD experience with radar speed display signs and availability of OCSD using theirs in Brookfield.
Familiarity with Brookfield Ordinances and plans: Ordinances and plans provided to members.
May Public Safety Message: Approved with improvements after discussion. Residents to be offered reflective metal E911 House Number Signs at cost. Mason to research details.
Ridge Road Sign Project: Completed last week to include removal of time signs at the school.
Setting the Next Meeting: May 23, 2018 at 5:30 PM.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting: L. Stowell to invite OCSD Deputy Kevin Wilson to be a guest on May 23.
Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.

Mar 312018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY MARCH 28, 2018   5:30 PM
BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE  RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members and guests attended: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal and Lew Stowell (members). Martin Prevost, Director of Licensing, Department of Liquor Control (Guest Speaker),  Dan Mason, Gwynn Zakov and Michael Rutkovsky (prospective members).

Review and Approve Minutes of February 28, 2018. Approved unanimously.
Explanation to Possible New Members with Materials. Brief background statement made by L. Stowell and distribution of copies of “A Guide to Open Meetings”- VT Secretary of State.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. None attended.
Guest from the Vermont Department of Liquor Control, Martin Prevost, Director of Licensing. A very interesting presentation with questions and answers about the role of the Department of Liquor Control in both licensing and enforcement and how it could play in Brookfield. He emphasized the value of the role of local Select Boards in placing limitations on liquor licenses to fit local needs. His department is also charged with enforcement of under age drinking.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. The February OCSD bill was reviewed and discussed. Stowell will scan and email the current OCSD contract to the members.
Continuing Review of Parking Enforcement and Traffic Signs in Pond Village and on Stone Road. No visible improvement in the Stone Road parking situation yet.
Discussion of the March 6 Town Meeting as it Relates to the PSAC. L.. Stowell gave a brief report about the appreciation expressed in the Town Report and at the meeting by the Select Board for the Committee’s work in 2017.
Discussion of movable radar speed display signs. Interviews with Randolph Police Department and Traffic Safety Solutions were discussed but more research needs to be done.
Familiarity with Brookfield Emergency Plans. Local Emergency Operations Plan & Disaster Mitigation Plan were discussed briefly and members are to review them for next meeting.
April Public Safety Message. The message was approved and L Stowell will send a copy in Word to S. Edson to be put on the town website and to G. Zakov to put on Front Porch Forum.
Approval of Possible New Members willing to Serve. Dan Mason, Gwynn Zakov and Michael Rutkovsky were all willing to serve and were approved unanimously.
Setting the Next Meeting. April 25, 2018 at 5:30 at the Town Clerk’s Office.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting. None to be invited.  Committee needs time to work on existing issues.
 Adjournment.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 PM.

Mar 072018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Wednesday February 28, 2018 5:30 PM
Brookfield Town Office
Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following members and guests attended: Kevin Joyal, Stuart Edson, Lew Stowell, Dennis Larocque (Member of the Public) and Keith Gallant, Dept of Fish & Wildlife (Invited Guest).

Review and Approve Minutes of January 24, 2018. Approved unanimously.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. Dennis Larocque asked what the status of the parking problem on upper Stone Road was. He was told that the Select Board had directed the Road Foreman to place 35 MPH signs at the intersection of Schoolhouse and Stone Roads and at the Williamstown Town Line, that those signs were now in place and that the Select Board would be requesting the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) to enforce both speed limits and parking violations on that portion of Stone Road as well as other roads.
The guest from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Warden Keith Gallant described his role in law enforcement as being focused on laws concerning fish and wildlife and safety but enforcing other laws when he observed them while conducting his normal duties. He has good working relationships with other law enforcement agencies to include the Agency of Natural Resources with Environmental law enforcement. Fish and Wildlife Wardens are a resource available during disasters through the State EOC or a local Incident Commander. He urged people who hear, see or suspect fish or wildlife violations such as poaching to contact him as soon as possible while physical evidence may still be collected.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills- It was reported that OCSD spent 36.5 hours in January resulting in 2 vehicle citations and 3 vehicle warnings.
Discussion of Goals and Objectives for Law Enforcement in Brookfield- Continued to the next meeting.
Continuing Review of Parking Status and Traffic Signs in Pond Village and on Stone Road was sufficiently covered in the discussion with Dennis Larocque above.
Preparation for the March 6 Town Meeting- It was decided not to create or issue handouts.
Discussion of movable radar speed display signs– Stowell handed out a Draft Comparison Sheet for discussion. Lew will call Randolph P.D. to learn more of their experience with these signs and to call Two Rivers Planning Commission about a possible traffic study.
February Public Safety Message- L Stowell presented a draft message which was approved and placed on the Town Website.
Setting the Next Meeting. The next meeting will be on March 28, 2018 at 5:30 PM.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting. Stowell will contact Martin Prevost to see who in Liquor Control should be a guest at the March meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:53 PM unanimously.

Feb 272018
 

Town of Brookfield
Selectboard Meeting
January 8, 2018 at 6:30 P.M.
Town Clerk’s Office
Draft Minutes
 Present: John Benson (Chair), Jeff Kimmel, Cory Haggett, Ray Peck, Dawn Conant, Lew Stowell (PSAC), Stuart Edson (PSAC), Chuck Barnum
 

Call to Order – 6:30 p.m.

 

Adjustments to Agenda – New Business – Public Safety Advisory Committee Members to discuss FY2019 Budget Recommendations.

 

Public Comment – Chuck Barnum regarding new 911/EMS Services.

 

Benson asked Mr. Barnum where we are on this process. Mr. Barnum needs copies of all documentation.
Barnum brought to the Board’s attention that as of Friday the green light to go ahead was given for the new 911 EMS Service division of Brookfield between Barre Town Ambulance and WRVA, and it will be live. He inquired whether the Town received confirmation of this activity.
Peck talked with someone from Barre Town and Mr. Benson sent a note to the person in charge to have them plan to come to a Selectboard meeting and report on service status.
Barnum commented he would have liked to have been included more often in this process with WRVA etc.
Stowell asked if Barre Town responds; do you end up going to Central Vermont Hospital? The understanding is that if a transportee says where they want to go (CVMC or Gifford), then the service will take you there, but if you are incapacitated or do not say, you will be taken to CVMC.
Benson mentioned the Board needs to get a notice out updating Brookfield residents about the changes in ambulance service (posting in paper/website etc.)
Barnum will put a report together for the meeting in 2 weeks.
Barnum also inquired about submitting a petition regarding the Masonic Hall and Municipal tax abatement in the amount of $185 for 5 years. The petition would need 50 signatures. Mr. Kimmel to check to see if the Town can do it for 5 years instead of the normal 3 years.

 

New Business:

 

Highway Department:

 
Mr. Benson asked Mr. Peck about how the Town is doing on sand and equipment. We are running through the supply and are about the same as in years past.
 
Budget for Highway Department:
 

Grants with Two Rivers.
What is in Bridge Budget and what bridges still need to be done?
What is the cost for the proposed new tandem truck: $199,015 covers everything; a 6-wheeler would be $185,145; and the Town would get about $15,000 (trade-in) for the green truck.
New backhoe/loader for future: rough estimate would be $110,000 with trade. Mr. Peck noted that as time passes, equipment costs rise and existing equipment adds more usage hours; so there is a balancing that needs to be considered.
Building and maintenance repair: potential cost for shed to be rebuilt is perhaps $25,000±.; Mr. Peck will do some figuring for the next meeting. The Town is still waiting for an adjoining landowner to sign off on paperwork regarding the proposed transfer of a portion of land.
Keep eyes open for a grant to help with possibly building of a new Town Garage in the future.

 

Vault Repair/Door Repair (Library)

 
Vault: Ms. Godfrey (Town Clerk/Treasurer) reported that other towns use electronic access; vendors include Paul Vercillian at Branch Services or Roger with Moesler in VT. Need e-mail/billing address to contact; Administrative Assistant Mrs. Peterson will contact both with an estimate of what we need.
 
Door: contact contractor Jeff Brassard for an estimate for the new door. The Board recommended that we go ahead and have him order it. Mr. Brassard is also working on an estimate/price for vinyl siding for the Town Offices.
 

PSAC Budget Recommendations

 

Stowell suggest that we deal with the first priority signs first.
Most new signs need to be up to MUTCD Standards.
List represents all roads with speed ordinances with the exception of Ridge Road as that is going to be done next year by the State. East Hill is lacking though.
Peck mentioned it is about $30± a post. Mr. Benson roughly estimated $60/70 per sign. Mr. Haggett asked about a sign shop that makes them or just the State.
Draft Budget: $4,000 to cover signs that are critical.
Peck mentioned that $2,500 per year is spent on upgrading/fixing and replacing stolen ones.

 
Next Mr. Stowell provided a brief overview of the items listed on the Public Safety Advisory Committee Budget Recommendations handout as follows:
 

Removal of speed zone times signs at Brookfield Elementary School.
Resolve Town right-of-way impingement involving vehicles at Cushing residence; requires both Selectboard and Orange County Sheriff’s Department coordination. In addition, Stone Road speed limit signs should be updated to comply with the new Town ordinance.
Road Crew should continue to inventory speed limit and road name signs, and can work with the Board to prioritize replacement schedules.
PSAC has submitted a study of road/speed signs and has suggested priorities for updating and replacement, depending on budget etc.
Keep the annual budgeted amount for OCSD at $12,000.
The Board should review the use and placement of School Bus Stop signs, and their potential priority in the general road sign strategy.
Potential use of mobile and stationary speed (radar) monitoring devices.

 

Old Business: approval of the minutes from the December 28, 2017 Selectboard meeting. Haggett made a motion to approve, Mr. Kimmel seconded: 3-0-0.

 

Warrants: There were no warrants left for the Board to approve and pay at this time.

 

Other Proper Business: no other business discussed.

 

Mr. Kimmel made a motion to adjourn at 8:33 p.m., Mr. Haggett seconded: 3-0-0.

 

Jan 292018
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24, 2018   5:30 PM
BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE  RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
The following PSAC members attended: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal, Joy Kacik and Lew Stowell.

Review and Approve Minutes of December 13, 2017. Reviewed and unanimously approved.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public. None attended.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. November and December OCSD bills reviewed. Expenditures and hours at 50% for the first half of the Fiscal year.
Discussion of Goals and Objectives for Law Enforcement in Brookfield. Joy Kacik spoke with Sheriff Bohnyak and he provided her with answers and suggestions. Lew to provide Sheriff Bohnyak with the Annual Report.
Continuing Review of Pond Village and Stone Road Parking Status. Stuart and Lew Stowell provided the results of the January 15, 2018 Select Board meeting including the directive to the Road Foreman to place speed signs on Stone Road as soon as possible. There was discussion about possible new parking spots in Pond Village.
Report on the Status of the Revision of the Brookfield Traffic Ordinance Revision. Stuart and Lew Stowell provided the results of the public meeting on December 11, 2017 regarding the approved ordinance. Stuart will place the new ordinance on the town website.
Review Status of Traffic and Road Signs in Brookfield. There was continuing discussion on implementation of sign replacement.
Discussion of movable speed display signs. Lew presented research on radar speed display signs from a number of companies at a variety of prices. More research needs to be done.
Establishing priorities of sign placement or replacement. Stuart and Lew presented the priorities for sign purchase and placement provided to the Select Board at their January 15, 2018 meeting.
January Public Safety Message. Lew will send Stuart an electronic copy which Stuart will place on the Town Website.
Discussion of Disaster Preparedness in Brookfield. Lew will contact Kasey Peterson for copies of current Brookfield plans relating to disaster preparedness.  Handouts for the Town Meeting will be developed at the February 28 meeting.
Setting the Next Meeting. February 28, 2018 at 5:30 PM.
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting. Warden Keith Gallant will be invited by Joy Kacik.
Adjourned at 6:52 PM.

Oct 282017
 

MINUTES OF THE BROOKFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEE MEETING, October 16, 2017
Present and Voting: Kym Anderson, Amy Borgman, Dan Childs, Emily Noyes
Present and Not Voting: Laura Rochat (librarian)
Not Present: Cat Wright
1. The Minutes were accepted.
2. Treasurer’s Report: The BFPL finances are stable and the financial reports continue to be co-monitored by Emily Noyes.
3. Librarian’s Report: Borrowing numbers have dropped with the departure of the Summer people although the E- book use is on the rise. Laura continues to read at the local Playgroup and some new families have visited the library. Laura is also attending meetings of the Orange County librarians, the first meeting was in September and will be held quarterly, ongoing.
4. Old Business: The Endangered Alphabets, VCH sponsored program, was moderately successful. We struggle with when would be an ideal time to have programs. Our Library is eligible for 2 programs from VCH per year and we will consider another presentation…not sure when.
5. New Business: More of the same. Members of the Board and Laura were considering ideas for a program. We are asked to check the VCH Web-site for possible ideas or see if a community member could do a hands-on work-shop. Laura is also considering an after-school kid’s program as a single program or perhaps a few weeks running. The winter knitting program, helmed by Mary-Lou Maeder, is due to begin the first and third Sundays of the winter months, November 5 being the first one for this year.
6. Next meeting will be held December 4, 2017. See you then!

Sep 182017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Wednesday JULY 13, 2017 5:30 PM, Brookfield Town Clerk’s Office, Ralph Road, Brookfield, VT
Unapproved Minutes
Attending were the following PSAC members: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal, and Lew Stowell.
 

Review and Approve Minutes of July 19, 2017 Meeting.  Unanimous Approval.
Questions or Issues Brought by Members of The Public: No members of the public attended.
Continuing Review of OCSD Activities, Reports and Bills. The Committee will continue to monitor availability of OCSD officers upon request.  L Stowell will clarify OCSD billing cycle with John Benson.
Discussion of The Status of The Brookfield Traffic Ordinance Revision. L Stowell will contact John Benson for the status of the revision.
Discuss Having Monthly Public Safety Messages on the Town Website. L Stowell will send a copy of the September Safety Message to S Edson for addition to the town website.  S Edson to confirm approval from John Benson.
Discussion of Recommending a Public Nuisance Ordinance. Members confirmed ordinance was amended on 11/24/2014.  Members to read the amended ordinance and bring suggestions about animals to include domestic fowl in town highways to the next meeting.  L Stowell to determine if Select Board is in the process of revising the ordinance.
Review Status of The Traffic and Road Signs in Brookfield. Members noted that signs noted as damaged or missing in the inventory have not been replaced and that even more signs have been damaged or have gone missing since then.  L Stowell to email John Benson for status.
Discussion of Pond Village & Stone Road Parking Status. Committee to await sale of Ariel’s to see the future use of the property.  L Stowell to confirm the legal width of the Stone Road right of way and to discuss future enforcement of illegal parking with Sheriff Bohnyak.
Discussion of Post Office Outdoor Bulletin Board Status. Members felt that although a bit small the new enclosed bulletin board was very user friendly.  The PSAC will include it as one of the official sites to post required documents.
Setting the Next Meeting. The next PSAC meeting will be on October 18, 2017 at 5:30 at the Town Clerk’s Office.
Inviting Guests to The Next Meeting.  No special guests will be invited to the next meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:34 PM.

Jul 242017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY JULY 19, 2017 6:00 PM, BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE, RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT
Attending were the following PSAC members: Stuart Edson, Kevin Joyal, and Lew Stowell; Guest: Sheriff William Bohnyak.
 

REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF JUNE17, 2017 MEETING. Approved as written.
QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. None attended.
CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS. Discussion with Sheriff Bohnyak about the payment of June 2017 bill.  Edson and Stowell will inquire at the July 24 Selectboard Meeting.
DISCUSS OCSD PATROL ASSIGNMENT STRATEGY. Sheriff Bohnyak agreed with the strategy of increased patrol hours in May, June, July, August and September with the caveat that unplanned events may affect the planned use of hours.
CONTINUING DISCUSSION ABOUT DEVELOPING A SET OF GOALS AND
EXPECTATIONS FOR OCSD SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BROOKFIELD.  Sheriff Bohnyak agreed with the goals and expectations drafted by the committee.
DISCUSSION OF THE BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION AND PRESENTING IT TO  THE SELECT BOARD.  The ordinance and recommendations were reviewed and approved.  Edson and Stowell will present them to the Select Board at their meeting on July 24.  When the Select Board approves the Traffic Ordinance, OCSD will require a certified copy.
DISCUSSION OF RECOMMENDING A PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE. The First Constable/ Animal Control Officer is interested in researching an addition to the existing Dog & Pet Ordinance that would address animals and fowl in public highways.
REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGN INVENTORY. No recent activity.
DISCUSSION OF POND VILLAGE & STONE ROAD PARKING STATUS. Parking situation has improved except when guests or customers park in the road.  OCSD will monitor.
DISCUSSION OF POST OFFICE OUTDOOR BULLETIN BOARD STATUS. The Town Clerk is exploring having the town purchase or build an improved bulletin board at the Brookfield Post Office.
SETTING THE NEXT MEETING. August 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Brookfield Town Clerk’s Office.
INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING.  Keith Gallant will be invited.
Adjourned at 7:26 PM.

Jun 132017
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY JUNE 7, 2017 5:30 PM, BROOKFIELD TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE, RALPH ROAD, BROOKFIELD, VT
Attending were the following PSAC members: Stuart Edson, Mike Stoddard, Joy Kacik, and Lew Stowell
UNAPPROVED MINUTES

REVIEW AND APPROVE MINUTES OF APRIL 19, 2017 MEETING. Approved unanimously.
QUESTIONS OR ISSUES BROUGHT BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. No public attendees.
CONTINUING REVIEW OF OCSD ACTIVITIES, REPORTS AND BILLS. Tabled to next meeting as OCSD was unavailable. It was observed that OCSD had successfully enforced parking near the Floating Bridge.
DISCUSS OCSD PATROL ASSIGNMENT STRATEGY. Tabled to next meeting as OCSD was unavailable.
CONTINUING DISCUSSION ABOUT DEVELOPING A SET OF GOALS AND EXPECTATIONS FOR OCSD SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BROOKFIELD.  Tabled to next meeting as OCSD was unavailable and comments and recommendations of OCSD not received.

DISCUSSION OF BROOKFIELD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE REVISION. The committee reviewed Revision 4 of the draft ordinance and supporting documents and decided upon changes which will incorporated into Revision 5.  Stuart Edson and Lew Stowell agreed to create a cover letter that described the process which led to the draft ordinance and the reasons underlying the recommended draft and to present them to the Select Board at a future Select Board meeting.
DISCUSSION OF RECOMMENDING A PUBLIC NUISANCE ORDINANCE.  The committee agreed that this would be better incorporated into the existing animal and pet ordinance.
REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE TRAFFIC AND ROAD SIGN INVENTORY. The committee may decide to bring the inventory up to date with conditions existing at the time the ordinance is approved by the Select Board but further responsibility should be assumed by the town Road crew.
DISCUSSION OF POND VILLAGE & STONE ROAD PARKING STATUS. Sheriff Bohnyak will be made aware of the recent Select Board letter to Ariel’s Restaurant.
DISCUSSION OF POST OFFICE OUTDOOR BULLETIN BOARD STATUS.  The committee recommends that the Select Board have the town road crew assume responsibility for the maintenance of the outdoor bulletin board at the Brookfield Post Office.  Neither the USPS or the property owner will accept responsibility and it is the most frequently traveled venue for posting official town documents.
SETTING THE NEXT MEETING. July 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM
INVITING GUESTS TO THE NEXT MEETING.  Sheriff Bill Bohnyak will be invited.  This date may have to be changed if the Sheriff cannot attend or a quorum cannot be achieved.
The meeting adjourned at 6:47 PM.