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For posted town committee meetings, click here or on the link at the top of the page.

Each Town department has different hours. Check for specific hours by
clicking on the department link in the left column of this page. Please note that the Town Hall has a handicapped ramp and door on the left side of the building that is available for anyone to use.

"SPECIAL TOWN MEETING"
Selectmen have set a Special Town Meeting for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 15th at Brookfield Elementary School.
The deadline to submit articles for the STM warrant is Noon, Friday, October 28th

"SENIOR CENTER PLANNING STUDY"
Click here to complete the survey.

"WINTER PARKING BAN"
A Winter Parking Ban is in effect in Brookfield from November 15 to April 1 for all public ways in the Town during the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. There will be no parking on the streets, whether or not snow is predicted. Anyone in violation is subject to a $25.00 fine.

"LEGAL NOTICE"

"TOWN OF BROOKFIELD"

"REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS"
The Town of Brookfield, by and through the Brookfield Historical Commission, is seeking proposals from qualified archaeological consultants to undertake the “Brookfield Adena Archaeological Survey Project.” Proposals must be received at the Board of Selectman’s Office, Town Hall, 6 Central Street, Brookfield, MA 01506 on or before December 5, 2016. The Request for Proposals (RFP), containing scope of work, proposal requirements, and evaluation criteria, will be available upon request after 10:00 am, Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Board of Selectmen’s Office, Town Hall, 6 Central Street, Brookfield, MA 01506 (Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 - 4) or by contacting CR Snyder, local project coordinator, by email csnyder@brookfieldma.us or phone 508-637-1377. The consultant team must include an archaeologist as Principal Investigator who meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications Standards (36 CFR 61 Appendix A) and the Principal Investigator and the research team as a whole must meet the qualifications of the Massachusetts State Archaeologist’s permit regulations as summarized in 950 CMR 70.10. Consultants must have recent work experience on comparable New England archaeological sites using Massachusetts Historical Commission survey methodology and standards including previous successful and timely completion of archaeological surveys under a State Archaeologist’s permit meeting the Standards for Field Investigation and Reporting (950 CMR 70.13 -70.14). The Town of Brookfield reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any informality in the Proposal process, if deemed in the Town’s best interest.

A message from the Recreation Committee: Trick or Treat and Halloween events will be held Halloween night (Monday, October 31st). Trick or Treat from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Village and Common Area. Meet at Fire Station for parade on the Common - will leave promptly at 7 p.m. Costume Contest in gazebo upon arrival at the Common. As always, candy donations are being accepted at the library and elementary school in an effort to help those who live in the Trick or Treat area.

"ATTENTION BROOKFIELD RESIDENTS"
Due to safety concerns on the Dunn Brook Bridge on Quaboag Street, beginning Monday, July 25th the bridge at Dunn Brook and the Rte 9 end of Quaboag Street will be closed until further notice as mandated by Mass DOT. The Transfer Station and Twisters Gymnastics will be able to be accessed.

There are federal grant opportunities for home repair projects.You may qualify for a grant for home improvements, such as septic, water, heating, new roofs, etc. USDA
Click here
to download a pdf with details.

Foot Clinic sponsored by the Council on Aging are offered the 4th Tuesday of every month.

Digital scans of handwritten Brookfield Town Records up to 1849 as well as other resources are now available online at BrookfieldsResearch.com thanks to Dan Hamilton.

Now you can pay Motor Vehicle & Property Taxes online.
Details on the Tax Collector's page.

The Water Department’s Annual Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report
is now available at the Town Hall. Click here to download a pdf copy.

Help improve internet service in Brookfield! Take a short survey here.
The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) is working to identify unserved
and underserved areas.

Brookfield needs town residents to serve on boards and committees. Been thinking about what you can do to help your Town? Have a talent/resource that could be useful? Consider asking to be appointed to one of these committees that need members:
Advisory Committee (financial); Agricultural Committee; Banister Common & Mall Committee; By-Law Committee; CDBG Advisory Committee (grant-related); Council on Aging; Cultural Council; Historical Commission; Public Access and Communications Committee (audio/visual); Personnel Board; Zoning Board of Appeals
If you are interested and want more information, please email the Selectmen,
or call (508) 867-2930 X10.

Street Lights: The town pays for street lights, whether or not they are on. If you see a light that is not working properly, please write down the pole number and let the Selectmen's office know at 508-867-2930, ext. 10.

The Town of Brookfield is taking applications for the Senior and Veteran
Tax Work-off Programs.
 US Veterans and Seniors 60+ who own and
reside in their home can volunteer 62.5 hours of their time to a municipal department to receive a $500 abatement on their property tax. There are four openings currently available. If you are interested, please call the Selectmen's office at 508-867-2930 X10 or stop in the Town Hall to pick up an application. The instructions and forms also can be downloaded here.

The Brookfield Ecumenical Food Pantry is accepting donations at the Merrick Public Library whenever the library is open or at St. Mary’s Church, 4 Howard St. during distribution hours: Wednesday 9:30 - 11 am & Saturday 9:30 -11 am.

Join the town's Blackboard Connect service to receive time-sensitive phone
messages such as weather emergencies. Click here for more information.

License Fees have been set by the Selectmen.

The Public Bus Route 33 begins and ends at the Brookfield Common.
Bus Route 19 includes weekend buses that end in Spencer (Saturdays) and Leceister (Sundays).
Go to the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) website to see the current bus schedules, including the new Route 29 (Southbridge/Charlton). Also check out the WRTA website for features, such as bus trackers for smart phones, free shuttle between Union Station and City Hall, and more.

Resident Medical Emergency List: The Council on Aging and the Emergency Squad need your help to create a list of residents who would have emergency situations in case of electrical failure. Click here for more.

Are You Aware and Prepared?
What would you do if a bad storm, outbreak of disease, or an act of terrorism put you in danger. Would you know how to help yourself and your family? Each of us can take steps to reduce our risk in any kind of emergency. The Mass.gov website can help you plan to be prepared so you can stay safe.

Outdoor Brush Burning Permits are issued between January 15 and April 30,
weather permitting. Click here for more information.