Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of January 25, 2016
Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road
Selectboard: Cory Haggett, Jeff Kimmel
Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Dan Childs (EC Fiber Representative), Bob Conniff (Conniff’s Custom Building), Ray Peck (Highway Foreman)
- Call to Order:
Mr. Kimmel called the meeting to order at 7:00 p. m.
2. Adjustments to the Agenda:
There are no adjustments to the agenda.
3. Old Business:
On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2016 Selectboard meeting as amended. Vote 2-0-0
4. Public Presentation:
Mr. Childs updated the Board concerning the progress and plans for EC Fiber. The plan is that EC Fiber will borrow $40 million over the next 4 years to get the entire 24 member towns connected. There are municipal firms in New York that will raise the money. The terms have not been finalized. Without borrowing the money, it would take until 2055 to cover all towns. Brookfield would not be liable for any of the expenses.
Mr. Conniff wanted to let the Board know that while insulating the Library, he found rot behind the clapboards on the Town Office side near the back wall.
On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to approve the additional work on the outside wall with the rot. Vote 2-0-0
5. Accounts Payable:
On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to pay the warrants in the amount of $13,145.80. This included a payment to BCBS in the amount of $3,283.15, to Cargill, Inc. in the amount of $2,507.00, and to Newton Construction in the amount of $1,362.75. Vote 2-0-0
6. Highway Report:
Mr. Peck showed the Board the estimate from Reeds Trucking for repairing the 2007 truck. Mr. Peck is going to contact Reeds Trucking to clear up some questions concerning the estimate before going forward on the repair.
Mr. Peck said Arnold Chase, grader operator, has officially retired. He has been working on the Town roads since 1966 and is ready to retire.
7. Other Business:
The Board received a request to have a “tab” on the Town website for the Old Town Hall. The Board discussed the request and will be keeping the website for Town business.
The Board tabled all other issues on the agenda until the next regular meeting due to Mr. Benson not being able to attend this meeting.
On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to adjourn at 8:25 p. m. until the special selectboard meeting on January 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Vote 2-0-0
Teresa Godfrey, Recorder