Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of April 27, 2015
Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road
Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Jeff Kimmel, Cory Haggett
Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Ray Peck (Road Foreman)
1. Call to Order:
Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:10 p. m.
2. Adjustments to Agenda:
No adjustments were made to the agenda.
3. New Business:
On motion by Mr. Benson, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to approve the minutes of April 13, 2015 as amended. Vote 3-0-0
4. Highway Report:
Mr. Peck reported Kosta Makris has submitted his resignation from the Road Crew. He will continue working until the end of May. The Board will be looking at previous applicants for a replacement. The Road Crew is working on roads and culverts. Mr. Peck is continuing to work with Doug Haggett for a contract for sand and gravel. The bridge on Taylor Hill Road near Route 14 has concrete supports that are breaking down. Mr. Peck has contacted the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) to see what needs to be done because it concerns a waterway.
5. New Business:
On motion by Mr. Benson, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to adopt the Brookfield Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP). Vote 3-0-0
The Board received a letter from Shirley and Lee Moorcroft concerning back taxes for James Moorcroft’s property on Route 14. The Selectboard or the Town Attorney, Pam Stafford will respond accordingly.
The Board received an invitation from East Central VT Economic Development District. The Selectboard will not be attending the meeting.
6. Accounts Payable:
On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to pay the warrants in the amount of $23,530.80. This amount included a payment to WRVA for 2 months coverage totaling $12,915.06, a payment to Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission for $3,435.74, and BC/BS for $2,378.13. Vote 3-0-0
7. Other Business:
The Board received the Intermunicipal Agreement from Randolph concerning solid waste management with Braintree, Randolph, Northfield, and Brookfield. Mr. Kimmel will contact Cindy Spaulding to make some changes to the agreement prior to signing.
On motion by Mr. Benson, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to appoint Jeff Brassard as Fire Warden for Brookfield. Vote 3-0-0
The Board discussed the upcoming Floating Bridge reopening celebration on May 23rd and 24th. The Committee for the celebration would like to close the road between Northfield and Stone Road intersection through the Village from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on May 23rd. Mr. Benson will speak with the State about possibly closing a portion of Route 65 for the same time period.
On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. until the next meeting on May 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Teresa Godfrey, Recorder