Jun 282022


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022, 5:30 PM

The Brookfield Public Safety Advisory Committee met in person as warned.


The following members attended: Mike Stoddard, Michael Rutkovsky and Lew Stowell.  Curtis Koren, Select Board Member and Captain Scott Clouatre, OCSD attended as guests.

5:30 PM: Call to Order: There were no additions or deletions to the agenda.

  • Review, revise or approve the May 11, 2022 meeting minutes. Approved as written. 3-0
  • Questions or Issues Brought by Members of the Public- No members of the public attended.
  • Hippo Park Needle Status: OCSD- S. Clouatre stated that no needles have been reported recently. The Health Dept needle poster to be placed at the Floating Bridge Porta Potty, the Old Town Hall and the three official bulletin boards.
  • Speed Cart and Patrol Deployments: OCSD & VSP- VSP cart to be deployed on Rte. 14 soon. OCSD cart at Old Town reported 85.97% vehicles at 30MPH or less.  Clouatre stated that is a very good compliance rate.  The OCSD cart is now deployed at the Brookfield School.
  • Review and Discussion of OCSD Activities including Patrol Hours, Reports and Bills- S. Clouatre reported that there will be a modest increase in staffing this Summer at OCSD and that the FY2023 OCSD contract has been signed by the Brookfield Select Board and returned to OCSD. More stationary radar to be deployed during patrols.
  • VSP “Survivermont” Status- C. Koren to check with Old Town Hall folks about including it in their offerings. With the increase of nationwide of mass shootings, this is important information.
  • Upcoming Events Involving Brookfield: L. Stowell to check on posting limits on Front {Porch Forum and news policy at the Herald.
  • Traffic Sign Deployment- M. Rutkovsky to contact the 5 owners of house number signs not yet picked up. Godfrey has about 20 more orders for house number signs.  L. Stowell to contact sign co.
  • Vehicle, Pedestrian, Horse and Bicycle Safety- We are there more off-road alternatives.
  • Town Website Update- To be made more inclusive and user friendly soon.
  • Traffic Ordinance Status- At the Town Attorney’s office.
  • Parking Issues in Brookfield-The Town Office parking lot will be expanded this Summer by a contractor.
  • June Public Safety Message- L. Stowell to prepare.
  • Setting the Next Meeting-July 27th at 5:30 PM at Congregational Church.
  • Inviting Guests to the Next Meeting- None scheduled.
  • Final Public Comment- None

Entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting- Made and approved 3-0 at 7:18 PM.