Apr 192017

Special Town Meeting                                                                                                               April 17, 2017

Attendees: Charles Keeler (Moderator), John Benson (Selectboard Chair), Jeff Kimmel (Selectboard member), Teresa Godfrey (Town Clerk, Recorder), Dale Benson, Clare Kimmel, Perry Kacik, Joy Kacik, Brenda Flint, Amy Ingrassia, George Zebora (observer)

C. Keeler called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

C. Keeler read the warning and notice of the Special Town Meeting as written and posted in the March 16, 2017 Herald of Randolph.

“The legal voters of Brookfield are hereby warned: the Town of Brookfield Selectboard will hold a joint special Selectboard Meeting and special Town Meeting on Monday April 17, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Clerk’s Office, 40 Ralph Road, to allow public comment and a public vote on the following question:

Shall the actions taken at the Annual Meeting of this Town held on March 7, 2017, in spite of the fact that the Warning for that meeting was not published in the local paper of record, and any act or action of the municipal officers or agents pursuant thereto be readopted, ratified, and confirmed? (pursuant to 17 VSA 2662).”

Motion by J. Kacik, seconded by P. Kacik.

C. Keeler opened for debate or questions.

B. Flint, Town Auditor, asked if she could present an auditor’s report because the Auditors didn’t present one at Town Meeting on March 7, 2017 and they would like to have it included in the minutes.

C. Keeler agreed.

B. Flint said the Town had an outside audit covering FY15 that showed recommendations for making improvements. The Town Auditors are working with the Treasurer, Selectboard, and Administration Assistant to improve the records to meet these recommendations.

C. Keeler called the motion. Motion carried.

Motion by P. Kacik, seconded by C. Kimmel to adjourn at 6:45 p.m. Motion carried.


Respectfully submitted:

Teresa Godfrey, Town Clerk