Brookfield Selectboard Meeting of October 12, 2015
Town Clerk’s Office on Ralph Road
Selectboard: John Benson (Chair), Cory Haggett, Jeff Kimmel
Public Attendees: Teresa Godfrey (Recorder), Ray Peck (Highway Foreman), Kevin Joyal (Constable)
- Call to Order:
Mr. Benson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p. m.
2. Adjustments to Agenda:
The Board adjusted the agenda to hear from Mr. Joyal, Town Constable.
Mr. Joyal reported that he is receiving repeated phone calls concerning some dogs and their owners in town. He went to the area of complaint and witnessed some barking but it was not continual. The caller has also contacted Mr. Kimmel with complaints. The owners have been spoken with and there appears to be two sides to the issue. If there are further calls, Mr. Joyal and the Selectboard plan to meet with all parties involved to see if there is a resolution. There is a similar situation in a different part of town where the dog is leaving his property and Mr. Joyal has been to that location also.
On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board approved the September 28, 2015 minutes. Vote 3-0-0
5. New Business:
On motion by Mr. Benson, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to appoint Ms. Starr Strong as the new Health Officer for Brookfield. Vote 3-0-0
On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to appoint Ms. Kym Anderson to the Board of Adjustment. The Board of Adjustment is looking into appointing an additional member. Vote 3-0-0
Mr. Kimmel is working on a transfer document for the Wheatley gravel pit and will forward the completed document to Pam Stafford, Town Attorney, for review. After her approval, the Selectboard and all of the parties involved will sign the transfer document.
The Board signed the VLCT application and reserve the right to update the value for the Fire Department building and equipment when they receive confirmation of the value from the Fire Chief, Kevin Wheatley.
The Board signed the sub-grant PA4207 for tree removal.
The Board received an invitation to the 50th anniversary for Capstone Community Action to be held in Randolph on October 19th from 3-5 p.m.
6. Accounts Payable:
On motion by Mr. Haggett, seconded by Mr. Benson, the Board voted to pay the warrants in the amount of $14,683.51. This amount included a payment to Brookfield Library for $4,700.00, R. E. Tucker $3,243.00, and to Stone Road Petroleum Construction for $2,650.00 for replacing the furnace at the Fire Station. Vote 3-0-0
7. Highway Report:
Mr. Benson and Jeff Kimmel will be signing a one year loan for purchasing the new truck. The new truck will cost $186,858.48 and with a $30,000.00 trade-in, $60,000.00 approved in the 2015-2016 budget, $43,858.48 from previous delinquent tax collections. The balance of $53,000.00 will be borrowed from Northfield Savings Bank due and payable November 15, 2016.
Mr. Peck told the Board the culvert for Crossover Road should be delivered October 19th and will confirm with Ireland on the delivery date.
Then springs were replaced in the 2007 truck.
The Road Crew is waiting for more leaves to fall before starting ditching the roadsides for spring run-off.
Mr. Benson received a request to have “horse rider” signs put up but due to liability, the Town will not be installing “horse rider” signs.
On motion by Mr. Benson, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to go into executive session at 8:20 p.m. for a personnel issue. Vote 3-0-0
On motion by Mr. Benson, seconded by Mr. Kimmel, the Board voted to come out of executive session at 8:45 p.m. Vote 3-0-0
On motion by Mr. Kimmel, seconded by Mr. Haggett, the Board voted to adjourn at 8:55 p.m. until the next meeting on October 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Vote 3-0-0
Teresa Godfrey, Recorder