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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.

"PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS"
All public records requests are made through the RAO:

Lani Criasia
email: Lanifit8@yahoo.com
cell: 508.282.7844 PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE

"BURNING PERMITS"
Starting January 15th, permits for outdoor burning of brush and forestry debris will be available. Permits will be issued until April 30. To obtain a permit log onto http://www.c8burnpermits.com/ Only call the dispatch office at 508-867-1066 between 7:30 am and noon if you do not have internet access. Do not call 9-1-1, the fire station, or the regular dispatch number. You do not need to go to the fire station. Permits will not be available on Easter Sunday. Local or State Fire officials may stop by to inspect the fire and make sure you have obtained a permit. We ask that everyone exercise common sense when burning brush and treat fire with the respect it requires, minimizing the potential for injury and property damage. Thank you, your Brookfield Fire Dept.

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

"ATTENTION BROOKFIELD RESIDENTS"
The bridge over Dunn Brook on Quaboag St. has been opened as a single lane bridge for “Residents Only” traffic. The weight limit on the bridge has also been reduced to 14 ton.

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.