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MINUTES of the Brookfield Selectboard Meeting
December 27, 2021
6:30 p.m.
Held at the Town Clerk’s Office
Those Present: John Benson, Chair; Dennis LaRocque, Kate Threlkeld, and Betty Lord,
Members; Vicki Blanchard, Administrative Assistant; Amy Ingrassia, Assistant Town Clerk. Jeff
Kimmel was not present. Jon Binhammer was present for the Public Assemblage permit.
A. CALL. TO ORDER – Mr. Benson called the Selectboard meeting to order at 6:31 p.m.
B. ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AGENDA – None
C. PUBLIC COMMENTS – None
D. HIGHWAY REPORT
1.Mr. LaRocque reported that the crew sanded roads, new tires were put on equipment and the
grader is getting a new pump. Also they were building a gate and working on a sign to be able to
monitor the sand and secure the garage area. A question on AirB&B’s was raised as to whether
they could take sand and since they are a residence they are allowed.
E. NEW BUSINESS
1. Preliminary Budget discussion: The Selectboard reviewed the preliminary budget and will
continue discussion at the next meeting.
2. Public Assemblage Permit: Mr. Jon Binhammer attended to find out if the Selectboard
would approve the Public Assemblage Permit for the Brookfield Ice Harvest on January 29,
2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm which will be held at the Floating Bridge/Hippo Park/Sunset
Lake. Ms. Lord made a motion the Public Assemblage Permit be approved and Mr. Benson
seconded and it was passed unanimously: 4-0-0
F. OLD BUSINESS
1. Brookfield Cemeteries – Sexton Duties – This item was tabled until next meeting when Mr.
Kimmel would be present.
G. MEETING MINUTES
1. 13 December, 2021 – Mr. LaRocque made a motion to accept the minutes and Ms. Lord
seconded it and it passed unanimously 4-0-0
H. PAYROLL and AP WARRANTS
1. Ms.Lord made a motion to approve the AP warrants as presented with a total of $28,803.11
with the highest payment being made to MVP Insurance for payment for December and January
in the amount of $9,346.96. Ms. Threlkeld seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
4-0-0.
I. OTHER PROPER BUSINESS
1. Ms. Threlkeld gave a briefing on the Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvement
recommendation list from a Public Safety Advisory Committee meeting she attended. It was
recommended the Selectboard improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in Brookfield as soon as is
practical. Brookfield does not have pedestrian facilities to warrant some of the changes.
Decisions will be made according to the budget.
J. ADJOURNMENT
1. Mr. Benson made a motion to adjourn at 7:30 p.m. and Ms. Lord seconded the motion and
there being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was unanimously
adjourned. The motion was unanimously approved 4-0-0