Nov 112021
 

Draft Minutes of the Meeting of
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD SELECTBOARD
October 25, 2021
Held at the Office of the Town Clerk
THOSE PRESENT: John Benson, Chair; Jeff Kimmel, Dennis LaRocque, and Kate Threlkeld,
Selectmen; Tim Higgins, Road Crew Foreman; Vicki Blanchard, Administrative Assistant to the Board; Tory Littlefield (Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission), Gwynn Zakov (Planning Commission), and Betty Lord, Secretary.
A. CALL TO ORDER: The Chair, John Benson called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.
B. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA:Tory Littlefield (TRORC) appeared before the Board to give an update on the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Gwynn Zakov, Jeff Kimmel, Kevin Wheatley and Rich Doolen are on the LHMP review committee. Ms. Littlefield explained various hazards that could affect the Town of Brookfield and their potential impact.
Gwynn Zakov, Chair of the Brookfield Planning Commission, came before the Board to request
approval for a Municipal Planning Grant application. The Town plan must be renewed every eight years and will be due again in 2024. This application is due November 1, and will be sent to TRORC to be listed. Ms. Zakov also reported there are two vacancies on the Planning Commission Board and she will have recommendations to present to the Selectboard for approval at its November 8 meeting.
C. PUBLIC COMMENTS: None
D. OLD BUSINESS
1. Administrative Assistant – Ms. Vicki Blanchard attended the meeting to state that she was pleased to accept the job as Administrative Assistant to the Board of Selectmen. Mr. Benson outlined the duties of the job for Ms. Blanchard.
2. Personnel – Employee Annual Review: See below.
3. Brookfield Cemeteries – Sexton Duties: Tabled until the next meeting on November 8.
E. HIGHWAYS
The Board received a proposal from Benoit Electrical for $2,125 to work on the shed at the Town
Garage. There could be extra costs in having the electrical panel renewed or replaced as well as fees from Green Mountain Power. Mr. LaRocque made a motion to accept the Benoit proposal in an amount not to exceed $3,000. Mr. Kimmel seconded and the motion carried unanimously. 4-0-0.
Mr. Higgins gave an update on the grader. A review is being done to determine if the wear on the
brakes is consistent with the hours clocked on the grader. Mr. Higgins also stated the Twin Pond grant project is completed and Ms. Seto at TRORC has the paperwork to close out the grant.
Mr. Josh Brown on the upper end of Witts Bridge Road has asked that a sign be put at each end of the road as cars and delivery trucks using their GPS find themselves on the road and unable to get out. Mr. Higgins will prepare a sign warning people that it is not a Class 4 road and it is not maintained.
Mr. Higgins has sent off samples from the property of Doug Haggett to determine if it can be used for sand or gravel. He also reported that the road crew has been ditching and flushing out culverts.
On Wednesday an inspection crew will be inspecting the five bridges in town that are too small to
qualify for a VTrans inspection. After the inspection, a concentrated effort will be given to those that have specific needs. In order for the Fire Department to go forward with their application, it is required that the hydrant by Sunset Lake must have a filter curtain around the works area in the water. Mr. Higgins and the road crew will take care of placing said filter curtain.
Personnel Employee Annual Review – Mr. Benson made a motion for the Board to go into Executive Session at 7:58 pm. Mr. Kimmel seconded the motion which carried unanimously: 4-0-0. At 8:32 p.m.
Mr. Benson made a motion to come out of Executive Session. Mr. LaRocque seconded the motion which carried unanimously: 4-0-0.
E. NEW BUSINESS
1. Open Selectboard Member Position – Mr. Benson moved that the Board go into Executive Session to discuss the replacement of the of the seat vacated by the passing of Ms. Brenda Flint. Mr. Kimmel seconded and Board unanimously agreed to go into Executive Session at 8:37 p.m. At 8:56 p.m. Mr. LaRocque made a motion to come out of Executive Session, Ms. Threlkeld seconded the motion and the Board voted unanimously to come out of Executive Session: 4-0-0.
Once out of Executive Session Mr. Benson made a motion to nominate Ms. Betty Lord to fill the open position on the Board of Selectmen. Ms. Threlkeld seconded the nomination and the Board voted unanimously to have Ms. Lord fill the position: 4-0-0.
2. TRORC – Local Hazard Mitigation Plan: See above.
3. Town Planning Commission – Municipal Grants: See above.
4. VLCT Property & Casualty – Brookfield Cemetery Damages: The Town received a check from the Vermont League of Cities and Towns in the amount of $10,250 to cover the costs of damage done to headstones in the Ridge Road Cemetery.
5. Cargill Contract – Deicing Salt: Cargill presented a contact for deicing salt at $73.94 per ton
delivered, for 230 tons ($17,006.20.) Mr. Benson made a motion to accept the agreement with Cargill for deicing salt. Mr. Kimmel seconded and the motion was carried unanimously: 5-0-0.
6. Assistant Town Treasurer – Account and Pay Rate: The budget account number for the Assistant Town Treasurer is 10-5-16-00 and the budgeted amount is $500.00
7. Vt. Legislative Reapportionment – Brookfield, Braintree, Roxbury, and part of Randolph. The Board discussed the best way to notify the general public about the proposed reapportionment. Ms. Lord will notify the public of the proposal by Front Porch Forum.
F. PAYROLL AND AP WARRANTS
The accounts payable were tabled until Wednesday when Mr. Kimmel will meet with Ms. Ingrassia to review the records. Mr. Benson made a motion to give Mr. Kimmel the authority to approve the accounts payable so they can be paid and mailed after review. Ms. Threlkeld seconded the motion which passed unanimously: 5-0-0.
G. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF OCTOBER 18, 2021
It was brought to the attention of the Board that Mr. Dennis Boggs was named in the minutes as
having appeared before the Board. The person actually attending the meeting was Mr. Steve
Schaeffer. Mr. Benson made a motion to accept the minutes as amended (with apologies to Mr.
Boggs). Ms. Threlkeld seconded the motion which was carried unanimously: 5-0-0.
H. OTHER PROPER BUSINESS
Mr. Benson made a motion to incorporate the obituary of Ms. Brenda Churchill Flint into these
minutes. Mr. Kimmel seconded the motion which was unanimously carried: 5-0-0.
BRENDA CHURCHILL FLINT
JULY 1, 1977 – OCTOBER 15, 2021
Brookfield, VT
Brenda Flint, 44 of Brookfield, VT was taken much too young on Friday, October 15th in Brookfield, doing what she loved, walking.
Brenda was born to Ray and Lora Churchill of Brookfield, VT on July 1, 1977. She married Paul Flint in 2000.Their daughter Samantha was born in 2005.
Brenda was a member of the national honor society for four years at both RUHS and RAVC. Upon graduating she attended Vermont Technical College on a full tuition scholarship where she earned herAssociate of Applied Science in Business Administration. She later received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Johnson State College.
Brenda had an unmatchable work ethic. She had just begun a new position as Controller for VTC and CCV.
Prior, she was Director of Business Services and Associate Controller at Vermont State Colleges,
office of the Chancellor for 5 years and a Staff Accountant for 8 years at VTC. Her career began at
Dubois and King working as a Staff Accountant for 11 years.
In her spare time she helped run Sky View Farm Dairy and Maple Sugaring. Formally a Brookfield town auditor for 6 years, she began her 2 yr term as a Selectboard Member of financial controls for the town of Brookfield this past July.
She was a blood donor for the Red Cross for 25 years; upon her passing she donated her organs.
Brenda loved mini things, M&M’s and numbers. Spreadsheets were the answer to all things requiring organization.
She was an avid college basketball fan, Duke was her team. A Patriots fan. A Tom Brady fan. Even after leaving the Pats her loyalty never swayed for Tom. She enjoyed traveling, concerts, Disney, running, walking, biking, medaled competitions, hosting parties, being with her family and friends, country music, and baking.
She was truly happy; shining in the prime of her life. A loving wife, mother, daughter and sister; adoredby her colleagues and was a good friend to many.
Brenda is survived by her wonderful husband Paul and daughter Samantha, who were simply her
world. Her parents, Ray and Lora Churchill. Her older sister, Amy Ferris and younger sister Tina
Churchill. Brother in-laws Michael Ferris and Bruce Wilson and her nieces and nephews Joshua,
Amanda and Joseph Ferris and Quentin Wilson. Her Grandfather and his wife, Kermit and Sandra LaBounty and her many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends.
She is predeceased by her maternal Grandmother, Lois LaBounty and her paternal grandparents,
Robert and- Margaret Churchill.
A funeral service and reception will be held at The Chandler Center for the Arts, 71 N. Main Street in Randolph on Thursday, October 21st at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to:
The Brenda Churchill Flint Memorial Scholarship,
Vermont Tech
Attn: Development & Alumni Relations Office
PO Box 500
Randolph Ctr, VT 05061
or The Red Cross
I. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Board, Ms. Threlkeld called for adjournment at 10:15 p.m. Mr. LaRocque seconded the motion and the meeting was unanimously adjourned.

Nov 052021
 

Town of Brookfield Selectboard Meeting
08 November 2021
Immediately Following the Board of Civil Authority Public Meeting
Town Office
AGENDA
 
A. Call To Order
 
B. Adjustments to Agenda
 
C. Public Comments
 
D. Highway Report
1.  Personnel Review – executive session
 
E. New Business
1  Nina Gaby and Craig Smith – Barking Dog Ordinance
2. FEMA BRIC – scoping study, re: Halfway Brook culvert design
 
F. Old Business
1. Brookfield Cemeteries – Sexton Duties
2. Gift for Brenda’s scholarship fund
3. Retirement plan – Retire Well Vermont
4. Truck loan
5.  Review IT security
 
G. Meeting Minutes
1. 25 October 2021
 
H.   Payroll and AP Warrants
 
I.   Other Proper Business
 
J.  Adjournment

Nov 042021
 

TOWN OF BROOKFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA – November 9, 2021
Location: Virtual ZOOM Meeting (link below) and in-person at the town office at 40 Ralph Road
MEETING: Tuesday, November 9th 2021 TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
TOPICS:

Public to be heard
Approve minutes of 10/12/2021 meeting.
Chair Zakov update on Municipal Planning Grant Application for Town Plan renewal.
Appoint replacement planning commissioner(s) to forward to selectboard for approval. During October meeting commissioners met Keven Ring and Jack Zebora who both expressed interest in joining.
Review progress on zoning bylaw update. Continue discussing definition section. Commissioners will find definition examples from two other towns for reference during the definition review.

In September we covered: definitions “accessory dwelling units” and “agriculture”
In October we covered: definitions “alteration” through “camp”

Any other new/old business
Set date of next meeting – tentatively Tuesday December 14th, 2021.
Adjourn

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Oct 292021
 

Draft Minutes of the Meeting of
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD SELECTBOARD
October 25, 2021
Held at the Office of the Town Clerk
THOSE PRESENT: John Benson, Chair; Jeff Kimmel, Dennis LaRocque, and Kate Threlkeld,
Selectmen; Tim Higgins, Road Crew Foreman; Vicki Blanchard, Administrative Assistant to the Board; Tory Littlefield (Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission), Gwynn Zakov (Planning Commission), and Betty Lord, Secretary.
A. CALL TO ORDER: The Chair, John Benson called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.
B. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA:Tory Littlefield (TRORC) appeared before the Board to give an update on the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. Gwynn Zakov, Jeff Kimmel, Kevin Wheatley and Rich Doolen are on the LHMP review committee. Ms. Littlefield explained various hazards that could affect the Town of Brookfield and their potential impact.
Gwynn Zakov, Chair of the Brookfield Planning Commission, came before the Board to request
approval for a Municipal Planning Grant application. The Town plan must be renewed every eight years and will be due again in 2024. This application is due November 1, and will be sent to TRORC to be listed. Ms. Zakov also reported there are two vacancies on the Planning Commission Board and she will have recommendations to present to the Selectboard for approval at its November 8 meeting.
C. PUBLIC COMMENTS: None
D. OLD BUSINESS
1. Administrative Assistant – Ms. Vicki Blanchard attended the meeting to state that she was pleased to accept the job as Administrative Assistant to the Board of Selectmen. Mr. Benson outlined the duties of the job for Ms. Blanchard.
2. Personnel – Employee Annual Review: See below.
3. Brookfield Cemeteries – Sexton Duties: Tabled until the next meeting on November 8.
E. HIGHWAYS
The Board received a proposal from Benoit Electrical for $2,125 to work on the shed at the Town
Garage. There could be extra costs in having the electrical panel renewed or replaced as well as fees from Green Mountain Power. Mr. LaRocque made a motion to accept the Benoit proposal in an amount not to exceed $3,000. Mr. Kimmel seconded and the motion carried unanimously. 4-0-0.
Mr. Higgins gave an update on the grader. A review is being done to determine if the wear on the
brakes is consistent with the hours clocked on the grader. Mr. Higgins also stated the Twin Pond grant project is completed and Ms. Seto at TRORC has the paperwork to close out the grant.
Mr. Josh Brown on the upper end of Witts Bridge Road has asked that a sign be put at each end of the road as cars and delivery trucks using their GPS find themselves on the road and unable to get out. Mr. Higgins will prepare a sign warning people that it is not a Class 4 road and it is not maintained.
Mr. Higgins has sent off samples from the property of Doug Hackett to determine if it can be used for sand or gravel. He also reported that the road crew has been ditching and flushing out culverts.
On Wednesday an inspection crew will be inspecting the five bridges in town that are too small to
qualify for a VTrans inspection. After the inspection, a concentrated effort will be given to those that have specific needs. In order for the Fire Department to go forward with their application, it is required that the hydrant by Sunset Lake must have a filter curtain around the works area in the water. Mr. Higgins and the road crew will take care of placing said filter curtain.
Personnel Employee Annual Review – Mr. Benson made a motion for the Board to go into Executive Session at 7:58 pm. Mr. Kimmel seconded the motion which carried unanimously: 4-0-0. At 8:32 p.m.
Mr. Benson made a motion to come out of Executive Session. Mr. LaRocque seconded the motion which carried unanimously: 4-0-0.
E. NEW BUSINESS
1. Open Selectboard Member Position – Mr. Benson moved that the Board go into Executive Session to discuss the replacement of the of the seat vacated by the passing of Ms. Brenda Flint. Mr. Kimmel seconded and Board unanimously agreed to go into Executive Session at 8:37 p.m. At 8:56 p.m. Mr. LaRocque made a motion to come out of Executive Session, Ms. Threlkeld seconded the motion and the Board voted unanimously to come out of Executive Session: 4-0-0.
Once out of Executive Session Mr. Benson made a motion to nominate Ms. Betty Lord to fill the open position on the Board of Selectmen. Ms. Threlkeld seconded the nomination and the Board voted unanimously to have Ms. Lord fill the position: 4-0-0.
2. TRORC – Local Hazard Mitigation Plan: See above.
3. Town Planning Commission – Municipal Grants: See above.
4. VLCT Property & Casualty – Brookfield Cemetery Damages: The Town received a check from the Vermont League of Cities and Towns in the amount of $10,250 to cover the costs of damage done to headstones in the Ridge Road Cemetery.
5. Cargill Contract – Deicing Salt: Cargill presented a contact for deicing salt at $73.94 per ton
delivered, for 230 tons ($17,006.20.) Mr. Benson made a motion to accept the agreement with Cargill for deicing salt. Mr. Kimmel seconded and the motion was carried unanimously: 5-0-0.
6. Assistant Town Treasurer – Account and Pay Rate: The budget account number for the Assistant Town Treasurer is 10-5-16-00 and the budgeted amount is $500.00
7. Vt. Legislative Reapportionment – Brookfield, Braintree, Roxbury, and part of Randolph. The Board discussed the best way to notify the general public about the proposed reapportionment. Ms. Lord will notify the public of the proposal by Front Porch Forum.
F. PAYROLL AND AP WARRANTS
The accounts payable were tabled until Wednesday when Mr. Kimmel will meet with Ms. Ingrassia to review the records. Mr. Benson made a motion to give Mr. Kimmel the authority to approve the accounts payable so they can be paid and mailed after review. Ms. Threlkeld seconded the motion which passed unanimously: 5-0-0.
G. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF OCTOBER 18, 2021
It was brought to the attention of the Board that Mr. Dennis Boggs was named in the minutes as
having appeared before the Board. The person actually attending the meeting was Mr. Steve
Schaeffer. Mr. Benson made a motion to accept the minutes as amended (with apologies to Mr.
Boggs). Ms. Threlkeld seconded the motion which was carried unanimously: 5-0-0.
H. OTHER PROPER BUSINESS
Mr. Benson made a motion to incorporate the obituary of Ms. Brenda Churchill Flint into these
minutes. Mr. Kimmel seconded the motion which was unanimously carried: 5-0-0.
BRENDA CHURCHILL FLINT
JULY 1, 1977 – OCTOBER 15, 2021
Brookfield, VT
Brenda Flint, 44 of Brookfield, VT was taken much too young on Friday, October 15th in Brookfield, doing what she loved, walking.
Brenda was born to Ray and Lora Churchill of Brookfield, VT on July 1, 1977. She married Paul Flint in 2000.Their daughter Samantha was born in 2005.
Brenda was a member of the national honor society for four years at both RUHS and RAVC. Upon graduating she attended Vermont Technical College on a full tuition scholarship where she earned herAssociate of Applied Science in Business Administration. She later received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Johnson State College.
Brenda had an unmatchable work ethic. She had just begun a new position as Controller for VTC and CCV.
Prior, she was Director of Business Services and Associate Controller at Vermont State Colleges,
office of the Chancellor for 5 years and a Staff Accountant for 8 years at VTC. Her career began at
Dubois and King working as a Staff Accountant for 11 years.
In her spare time she helped run Sky View Farm Dairy and Maple Sugaring. Formally a Brookfield town auditor for 6 years, she began her 2 yr term as a Selectboard Member of financial controls for the town of Brookfield this past July.
She was a blood donor for the Red Cross for 25 years; upon her passing she donated her organs.
Brenda loved mini things, M&M’s and numbers. Spreadsheets were the answer to all things requiring organization.
She was an avid college basketball fan, Duke was her team. A Patriots fan. A Tom Brady fan. Even after leaving the Pats her loyalty never swayed for Tom. She enjoyed traveling, concerts, Disney, running, walking, biking, medaled competitions, hosting parties, being with her family and friends, country music, and baking.
She was truly happy; shining in the prime of her life. A loving wife, mother, daughter and sister; adoredby her colleagues and was a good friend to many.
Brenda is survived by her wonderful husband Paul and daughter Samantha, who were simply her
world. Her parents, Ray and Lora Churchill. Her older sister, Amy Ferris and younger sister Tina
Churchill. Brother in-laws Michael Ferris and Bruce Wilson and her nieces and nephews Joshua,
Amanda and Joseph Ferris and Quentin Wilson. Her Grandfather and his wife, Kermit and Sandra LaBounty and her many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends.
She is predeceased by her maternal Grandmother, Lois LaBounty and her paternal grandparents,
Robert and- Margaret Churchill.
A funeral service and reception will be held at The Chandler Center for the Arts, 71 N. Main Street in Randolph on Thursday, October 21st at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to:
The Brenda Churchill Flint Memorial Scholarship,
Vermont Tech
Attn: Development & Alumni Relations Office
PO Box 500
Randolph Ctr, VT 05061
or The Red Cross
I. ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Board, Ms. Threlkeld called for adjournment at 10:15 p.m. Mr. LaRocque seconded the motion and the meeting was unanimously adjourned.
 

Oct 242021
 

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021, 5:30 PM
The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met in person as warned.
UNAPPROVED MINUTES
 
The following members attended: Mike Stoddard, Dan Mason, Michael Rutkovsky, Stuart Edson and Lew Stowell.  Kate Threlkeld, Select Board Member and Todd Eaton, Program Manager Vermont Local Road Program also attended.

5:30 PM: Called to Order. There were no additions or deletions to the agenda or members of the public attending.
The September 22, 2021 meeting minutes were approved as written. 5-0-0 in favor.
Presentation: Resources and Ideas for Safety on Town Roads Todd Eaton, Branch Manager, Vermont Local Roads (VLR), Vermont Agency of Transportation. Todd explained his program as a federally mandated program for the State to assist municipal highway departments.  They are primarily focused on training and technical assistance for municipal highway crews however have provided resources for the Public Safety Committee in the past and will in the future.  L Stowell will check with Tim Higgins and Dennis LaRocque to be sure that the Highway Department is receiving timely information about courses, technical assistance and other opportunities being offered.  In particular was a software program to document resources such as bridges, culverts, equipment, etc. There could be some Covid-19 funds for safety programs.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety. The committee members were saddened by the recent pedestrian accident on Churchill Road.  Stowell presented Jon Binhammer’s email.  The pedestrian and bicycle safety effort initially focused on Pond Village will be expanded to all the town and State roads in Brookfield.  A draft pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvement Suggestion List will be reviewed and added to by committee members for the November meeting. The future monthly safety messages will include at least one tip relating to pedestrian and bicycle safety.  The safety tips will include educating the public on State laws that may have changed since they took the driver’s exam.
Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills. The September bill was reviewed.  L Stowell to check on the August bill.
Speed Cart Deployments. The East Brookfield deployment was reviewed.  Stowell to contact Scott Clouatre about using the data to patrol during probable times and places of high-speed offenders.
Traffic, Road Name and Weight Limit Sign Status. Not aware of action from the Select Board.
Traffic Ordinance Status. Not aware of action from the Select Board.
Parking Issues in Brookfield. The committee is continuing to explore the best solutions for parking at the Floating Bridge.
November Public Safety Message. Stowell to create the message with a focus on educating the public about pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Setting the Next Meeting. November 17, 2021 at the Brookfield Congregational Church at 5:30 PM
Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting. Stowell will invite either Tim Higgins, Road Crew Foreman or the new VSP Lieutenant in Royalton depending upon availability.
Entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Approved adjourning meeting at 6:58 by 5-0-0.

Oct 232021
 

Meeting Minutes
Brookfield Conservation Commission 10/18/21
Present: Jon Binhammer, Jon Jickling, Starr Strong, Susan Shea, Kathy Kinter
The meeting was called to order at 8:05 P.M. via zoom.
Minutes of the 9/20/21 meeting were approved.
Public Comment: No members of the public were in attendance.
Addition to Agenda:
All members had just attended the webinar by VT Fish and Wildlife on Act 171 and the selection of forest blocks. Discussion of a plan forward ensued which included scheduling a community values mapping session. Prior to the next meeting members will become familiar with BioFinder so that at the next meeting we can begin to identify forest blocks and wildlife connectors of special value in anticipation of sharing this information with the Planning Commission.
Town Forest Hike:
Four members of the public attended, including a reporter from The Herald. All members of the commission were present but Kathy. Jon J and Jon B will visit the forest in the next couple weeks to ascertain if a trail should be created. Kathy will contact the Middlesex CC to learn more about what they did.
New Business:
Jon J, Jon B and Mike F worked on the bridge in the town natural area to stabilize it and lift it out of the mud. They still have to finish the decking.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 P.M.
The next meeting is scheduled for 11/15/21.
Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Kinter
 

Oct 222021
 

Town of Brookfield Selectboard Meeting
25 October 2021 6:30 PM
Town Office
AGENDA
A. Call to Order
B. Adjustments to Agenda
C. Public Comments
D. Old Business:
1) Administrative Assistant
2) Personnel – Employee Annual Review
3) Brookfield Cemeteries – Sexton Duties
E. New Business:
1) Open Selectboard Member Position
2) TRORC – Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
3) Town Planning Commission – Municipal Grants
4) VLCT Property & Casualty – Brookfield Cemetery Damages
5) Cargill Contract – Deicing Salt
6) Assistant Town Treasurer – Account and Pay Rate
7) VT Legislative Reapportionment – Brookfield, Braintree, Roxbury
F. Payroll and AP Warrants
G. Other Proper Business
H. Adjournment

Oct 212021
 

NOTICE OF VACANCY
on the
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD SELECTBOARD
 
With the untimely death of Brenda Flint of the 2-year position on the Selectboard of the town of Brookfield, the Selectboard hereby gives notice of the vacant position, as required by 24 VSA 961 and 963.
The vacancy was made effective on October 15, 2021.
The Selectboard will appoint a person to fill that position until the next election, that is, March 2022 Town Meeting, as provided in 24 VSA 963(a).
 
The Selectboard by
John Benson
Chair

Oct 212021
 

Draft Minutes of the Special Meeting
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD SELECTBOARD
Town Clerk’s Office
October 18, 2021
THOSE PRESENT: John Benson, Chair; Jeff Kimmel, Dennis LaRocque, Kate Threlkeld, members; Amy Ingrassia, Assistant Town Clerk; Betty Lord, Secretary; Dennis Boggs and Jack Zebora.
A. CALL TO ORDER: The Chair, Mr. John Benson called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and asked for a few moments of silence in memory of Selectboard member Brenda Flint, who passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021.
B. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA: None
C: PUBLIC COMMENTS: None
D. PAYROLL AND WARRANTS: Mr. Kimmel made a motion to table the Payroll and Accounts
Payable Warrants until the next regular meeting on Monday, October 25, 2021. Mr. LaRocque
seconded the motion and the warrants were tabled until the next meeting. 4-0-0.
F. OTHER BUSINESS: Mr. Benson moved the meeting to Item F on the agenda and stated that Starr Strong had agreed to be the Town Health Officer for another year. Mr. Benson made a motion to officially appoint Starr Strong to be the Town Health Officer for another year. Mr. Kimmel seconded the motion, which was unanimously approved: 4-0-0. Mr. Benson will send the appropriate notification to the State of Vermont Department of Health.
Mr. Jack Zebora and Mr. Dennis Boggs appeared before the Board to ask who was going to be
appointed to fill the position vacated by the death of Board member Brenda Flint. Mr. Benson stated that it had not been a full week since Ms. Flint’s death and that it was too early to expect that the position be filled. Mr. Boggs replied that it was the responsibility of the Board to make a decision to fill the position. Mr. Benson said that he is well aware of the responsibilities of the Board and the Board would be making a decision in due time.
E. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION: After discussion, the Board agreed that the
Administrative Assistant’s position should be changed from a salaried position to an hourly position. At that point, Mr Kimmel moved that the Board go into Executive Session to meet with the applicants for the position. Ms. Threlkeld seconded and the Executive Session began at 7:40 p.m. At 8:37 p.m. Mr. Benson moved to come out of Executive Session and then adjourn the meeting. Mr. Kimmel seconded the motion and the meeting was unanimously adjourned: 4-0-0.