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TOWN OF BROOKFIELD ANNUAL MEETING

        WARNING

The legal voters of Brookfield are hereby warned to meet for the annual Town Meeting at the Brookfield Elementary School auditorium at 1725 Ridge Road, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. to transact the following business:

Article:

  1. To elect all officers as required by law for the ensuing year by Australian ballot. For this purpose, the polls will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  2. To hear and act on reports of the Town Officers.
  3. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectboard to borrow money in anticipation of revenues.
  4. To see if the Town will vote to have all taxes paid into the Treasury as provided by law in two installments, and if so, to set the dates.
  5. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectboard to engage the firm of Vermont Appraisal Company to complete a Town-wide reappraisal of all properties within the Town. The cost for which shall not exceed $81,000; the funds for which are already in place.
  6. To see if the Town will vote to contribute $300.00 to the Randolph Area Mentoring Program (RAMP), a community-based mentoring program serving the communities of Brookfield, Braintree, and Randolph.
  7. To see if the Town will vote to contribute $250.00 to the Vermont Family Network, to provide services for families of children with special needs.
  8. To approve a 12 month budget for the financial year of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town General Fund and to authorize the Selectboard to set a tax rate sufficient to provide the same.
  9. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectboard to approve the construction of a new Town Garage building (or another option as presented and discussed at Town Meeting). The cost not to exceed $1,075,000, to be financed over a 25 to 30 year period.

10. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectboard to enter into a lease/purchase Agreement to replace the Town Highway Department Loader. The cost, allowing for the trade-in value for the current Loader, not to exceed $140,000 (plus finance charges), to be paid for over a 7-year period.

11. To approve a 12 month budget for the financial year of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town Highway Fund and to authorize the Selectboard to set a tax rate sufficient to provide the same.

12. To see if the Town will vote to have 5 members on the Selectboard by floor vote at Town Meeting. (17 VSA Sec. 2650(b)(1))

13. To transact any other proper business.

Dated at Brookfield, Vermont, this 30th day of January 2020.

Attest: Teresa Godfrey, Town Clerk: _______________________________

There will be an informational meeting about the Town Budget on Monday evening, February 24, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. at the Town Clerk’s Office