Brookfield Storm Recovery Information

storm recovery

Check here often for ongoing updates and information regarding restoration and recovery efforts. 

STILL RIVER GREENWAY CLEANUP: posted 07/06/18

The Still River Greenway is now open from the Police Station north to the downtown. Please join me in thanking Wright Tree Service and Lewis Tree Service for donating their services. We are still working on the Greenway south of the Police Station and we ask that everyone stay off it until it is cleared and safe. The southern portion sustained significantly more damage than the northern section so it will take a little longer to clear.

Steve Dunn
First Selectman
Town of Brookfield

UPDATE FROM THE FIRST SELECTMAN: posted 6/22 12:45pm
The town approved spending up to $1.5 million to clear the town right of way. Once approved we immediately went out to bid and hired a firm one week later to do the cleanup.

The cleanup is moving very quickly. Already we have removed 22,090 cubic yards of debris form the town right of way  in the first six days. We estimate that we have removed approximately 46% of the total debris in the right of way and cleared about 40% of the town roads.

We are still awaiting the decision from FEMA and the President to declare Brookfield a disaster area. Between Brookfield and New Fairfield we have hit the County and State requirements for dollar value of damage. FEMA does calculations that we are not privy to so we do not yet know if they are going to certify that the State, County and Brookfield are eligible for FEMA assistance. We also do not have a time line on when FEMA and the President will be making the decision to declare a disaster. We are continuing to pursue every avenue on the State and Federal level to push our case for being declared a disaster area.

Once we know if we are going to get FEMA assistance, it will help us in determining the best way to approach doing a town wide cleanup for residents. We plan to have a town meeting to discuss and review options at that time.

Steve Dunn
First Selectman

DEBRIS CLEANUP, BRUSH YARD: updated 07/17 10:15AM
Debris clean-up work is progressing well. A total of 47,396 cubic yards have been removed from town ROW and delivered to the town brush yard.  The ROW clean up phase is complete.  We have transitioned over to reduction and haul out.  The collected debris is being reducted by grinding.  Once reduced, the grindings are being hauled to a final disposal destination site.   We are estimating that a total of 30,000 cubic yards of grindings will be hauled out which also includes debris being brought into the brush yard on Saturdays.

The yard will remain open to residents on Saturday’s from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  For additional question about the brush yard or the cleanup plan contact the Department of Public Works at 203-775-7318 during normal business hours.

The Town Brush Yard is located between Town Hall and the fire house on Pocono Road and is for residents to drop off brush. 
The Yard Refuse Center is for BROOKFIELD RESIDENTIAL USE ONLY - NO CONTRACTORS ALLOWED.

STRUCTURAL DAMAGE INFORMATION:
All building and/or structural damage questions should be directed to the Building Department. (203)775-7305 

SAFETY:
Please check your chimney caps to be sure they are not completely covering the stack, as this could pose another issue.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
If you have any questions call the Brookfield Health Department at 203-775-7315.