Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of November 10, 2014
Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road
Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Cory Haggett, Jeff Kimmel
Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Ray Peck (Highway Foreman), Melanie LaRocque, Jennifer Severidt
1. Call to Order:
Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p. m.
2. Public Presentation:
Mrs. LaRocque would like some trees removed from the Old Cemetery. She found that contractors want to be sure there is insurance for it. Mr. Benson said the contractors should have the insurance. He suggested contacting Tree Works in Montpelier or Farrs Tree Service in Waterbury.
Ms. Severidt presented the Board with paperwork for PACE for the Selectboard to sign. Mrs. Godfrey gave her copies that had been signed by the Selectboard dated October 5, 2012. She will take them to the PACE office.
3. Old Business:
On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board approved the minutes of October 27, 2014 as amended. Vote 3-0-0
The Board tabled the Dog Ordinance amendment until the next meeting.
4. Highway Report:
The Board tabled the signing of the holiday pay policy until the next meeting.
Mr. Peck reported they were working on ditching East Hill, Cemetery Street, and Halfway Brook Road. They will be trimming trees along Old Stage Road soon.
Jim Infurna, along with Fran Preston, will be working on the garage lighting this week and will be replacing the exterior light with a more energy efficient one.
The time extension for the culvert replacement on Old Cross Road has been submitted.
Mr. Benson spoke to a representative at VTrans about the Route 65 winter maintenance contract. The Board would like the contract completed prior to signing it. Scott Rogers, the head of road maintenance, will contact the contract administrators to have the information filled in. Mr. Benson will follow up on it.
Mr. Benson spoke to Jennifer Fitch, the Project Manager for the new floating bridge installation about a grand opening celebration. She said the agency is very open to what the Town would like to do. She said the Town or Historical Society can take the lead. She will be the liaison for the State part of the celebration. Mr. Kimmel will call Perry Kacik and let him know.
5. Accounts Payable:
On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Benson, the Board voted to pay the warrants in the amount of $61,010.05. This amount included the final payment of $46,567.00 for the 2012 truck, $6,457.52 to WRVA, and $2,897.00 to Sullivan & Powers. Vote 3-0-0
6. Other Business:
On motion by Mr. Benson, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to go into executive session at 8:05 p. m.
On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Benson, the Board voted to come out of executive session at 8:30 p. m.
The Board would like Mrs. Godfrey to contact the different town departments about submitting a budget for the July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. They would like the budget requests prior to the December 22, 2014 meeting.
On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to adjourn until the next meeting on November 24, 2014 at 7:00 p. m. Vote 3-0-0
Teresa Godfrey, Recorder