Jun 182022

Town of Brookfield Selectboard Meeting
June 13, 2022
6:30 PM
Town Office
DRAFT Minutes
Present: John Benson, Chair, Betty Lord, Dennis LaRocque, Stuart Edson, Curtis
Koren, members; Vicki Blanchard, Administrative Assistant; Amy Ingrassia,
Assistant Treasurer; Jack Zebora, David Doda
A. Call To Order – Mr. Benson called thee Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
B. Adjustments to Agenda – Town office network and server moved from Old
Business to here. Mr. Edson introduced Mr. Doda who is President of Earthcare
Technologies, Inc. and has help fix a few issues with the Town system. Mr. Doda
gave an overview of the system and said we do not need a new server. Mr.
Benson made a motion for Mr. Doda to go through the equipment and then come
back with recommendations on any improvements that might be needed. The
Board signed a contract with Mr. Doda beginning June 4, 2022 through June 30,
2023 to be the Town’s IT Support person. Mr. Edson seconded the motion which
was carried unanimously. 5-0-0
C. Public Comments
1. Cram Hill Road – Mr. Benson talked to VLCT (Vermont League of Cities and
Towns) attorney regarding a right-of-way situation there. Mr. LaRocque will go
over and take a look at the site and see if he can see any thing else that might be
able to be done. Mr. Benson is waiting to hear back from the attorney with more
D. Payroll and AP Warrants – Ms. Lord made a motion to accept the AP and
Warrants as presented with a total of $29,276.72, with the highest payment being
made to Vermont League of Cities and Towns Property and Casualty in the
amount of $7,249.25. Ms. Koren seconded the motion which carried unanimously
E. Highway Report – Mr. LaRocque said the road crew has been grading and
hauling sand all week. He also reported that the new truck is now in Maine and
hopefully it will be delivered soon.. Mr. LaRocque and Mr. Higgins met with a possible
candidate for the road crew position and reported that he has a lot of knowledge
with large equipment. Currently he does not have a CDL but the Town would be
willing to send him for training and Mr. LaRocque will look into this. The roadside
mowing has been completed. The Town is looking into purchasing more sand and
salt this summer since it will be going up in price next year.
F. New Business – none
G. Old Business
1. Old Stage Road (TH45) – Mr. Benson talked with VLCT regarding this matter
also and Ms. Lord is going to contact Steve Hill to get the map he has and then get
the Town map updated correctly. Mr. Benson also heard from Dennis Hill
requesting that the road be graded and maybe have some gravel added to fix it.
2. Hippo Park fence – Ms. Lord reported that the cost to fix Hippo Park was
probably going to cost $6,000. They plan to use the money that has been set
aside to do this. Mr. Edson made a motion to authorize the money of up to $6000.
be used for Hippo Park and Ms. Koren seconded the motion which carried
unanimously. 5-0-0
3. Town office network and server – moved to Adjustment to Agenda see
4. Sign Personnel Policy – this was signed and filed.
H. Meeting Minutes
1. May 23, 2022
2. May 31, 2022 – Ms. Lord made a motion to accept both meeting minutes,
Mr. Edson seconded the motion which carried unanimously. 5-0-0
I Other Proper Business
1. Mr. Edson brought to the Board’s attention that Mike Fiorillo who is the
Administrative Officer for the Zoning Board has fulfilled his 3 year term and needs
to be reappointed. Mr. Benson made a motion to reappoint Mr. Fiorillo as Zoning
Administrative Officer for another 3 year term. Mr. LaRocque seconded the
motion which carried unanimously. 5-0-0
2. Mr. Benson spoke to Ted Elzy regarding the stormwater and water garden
project near the Town Office and they plan to walk the area and scope out what
needs to be done. Ms. Koren will talk with Ted to setup a good time to meet.
3. Mr. Benson is going to meet with Charlie Gilman to get going on some
projects in town because summer is going to fast.
4. Mr. Benson spoke to VLCT about what the Town should do regarding Chris
White wanting to sell cannibus. Mr. Edson is going to do more research on this
cannibus bill. The Town needs to get something in the Towns bylaws soon.
J. Adjournment – Mr. Benson made a motion to adjourn at 9:00pm., Mr.
LaRocque seconded the motion, and there being no further business to come
before the Board, the meeting was unanimously adjourned.