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.