2019 Town Meeting Day

 

Town Meeting is held at the Brookfield Elementary School at 1728 Ridge Road.

Polls open for Elections of Town Officers and the School budget approval at 9:00 a.m.  Town Meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. until all business on the Town Meeting Warning is completed.  Polls will close at 7:00 p.m.

The Official Warning is as follows:

 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD ANNUAL MEETING

WARNING

The legal voters of Brookfield are hereby warned to meet for the annual Town Meeting at the Brookfield Elementary School auditorium at 1725 Ridge Road, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. to transact the following business:

Article:

  1. To elect all officers as required by law for the ensuing year by Australian ballot. For this purpose, the polls will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  2. To hear and act on reports of the Town Officers.
  3. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectboard to borrow money in anticipation of revenues.
  4. To see if the Town will vote to have all taxes paid into the Treasury as provided by law in two installments, and if so, to set the dates.
  5. To see if the Town will vote to allocate $5,000 for ash tree removal from Town Highway rights-of-way.
  6. To see if the Town will vote to allocate $5,000 for a survey of a portion of Stone Road to establish the road center-line and Town right-of-way.
  7. To see if the Town will vote to establish a Conservation Committee, as an advisory committee to the Selectboard.
  8. To see if the Town will vote to contribute $100 to the Vermont Association of Conservation Districts – Rural Fire Protection Program.
  9. To see if the Town will vote to stabilize the Municipal tax rate at 50% of normal for the Mystic Star Lodge No. 97 for a period of five (5) years.
  10. To approve a 12 month budget for the financial year of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town General Fund and to authorize the Selectboard to set a tax rate sufficient to provide the same.11(b). To see if the Town will vote to set aside $25,000 in the FY2019/2020 budget to provide a continuing capital fund for major structural repairs and/or replacement at the Town Garage.
  11. 11(a). To see if the Town will vote to establish a new line item in the Highway Department budget to allocate the remainder Highway Department funds from the FY2018/2019 budget to provide a continuing capital fund for major structural repairs and/or replacement at the Town Garage.
  1. To approve a 12 month budget for the financial year of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town Highway Fund and to authorize the Selectboard to set a tax rate sufficient to provide the same.
  2. To see if the Town will vote to expand the term of office for the Town Clerk from the existing 1 year to a proposed 3 years (17 V.S.A §2646(2)), effective as of Town Meeting/Election 2020.
  3. To see if the Town will vote to expand the term of office for the Town Treasurer from the existing 1 year to a proposed 3 years (17 V.S.A §2646(3)), effective as of Town Meeting/Election 2020.
  4. To transact any other proper business.

Dated at Brookfield, Vermont, this 31st day of January 2019.

Attest: Teresa Godfrey, Town Clerk

 

There will be an informational meeting about the Town Budget on Monday evening, February 25, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. at the Town Clerk’s Office