2/19/16 Cavendish Update
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Cavendish Municipal Water
3. Cavendish Classifieds
1. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
Unapproved Minutes of Feb Select Board Meeting Now Available: The minutes from the Feb. Selectmen’s meeting are now available on-line. Action taken at the meeting included: Approved second class liquor license for Singleton’s; Signed the Certificate of No Appeal or Suit Pending for the VT Division of Valuation and Review that would dispute the 2015 grand list; Reviewed and approved Amendment #1 to the Finance and Maintenance between the Agency of Transportation and the Town of Cavendish for the railroad underpass on the Cavendish Gulf Rd; Considered Dean Kauppinen’s application and request for approval of waste and water connections on a four unit apartment off Depot St in Proctorsville; Adopted the Resolution as drafted by Rutland Town to Increase the Input of Vermont Municipalities Regarding the Siting of Renewable Energy Projects in Certificate of Public Good Proceedings Before the Public Service Board. Download Minutes in PDF format. The meeting can also be watched on LPC-TV.
Proposed Legislation Would Base School on Income, Not Property Value: Recent legislative attempts to provide property tax relief have focused on ways to curb the growth in education spending. Legislation has been introduced that changes the way the money is raised. Under the plan, Vermonters would pay property taxes based on income, rather than the value of their homes. Under the Pearson/Pollina proposal, the answer is to have everyone pay 2.5 percent of their income to the education fund, regardless of how much their property is worth. VPR
VT Cops are Scanning More License Plates than Ever, But Not Having More Success: Police collected 8.66 million snapshots of license plates across Vermont in the 18 months leading up to Dec. 31, 2015. Each entry includes the time and location where each license plate was spotted by an Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system. That total is up 2.6 percent from the 18-month period ending Dec. 31, 2014, and up 9.3 percent from the 18 months ending Dec. 31, 2013. Despite privacy concerns surrounding the technology, lawmakers are set to continue to allow police to collect and retain data about thousands of Vermonters without the results the Legislature would need to know if the technology makes the public safer. VPR
2. CAVENDISH MUNICIPAL WATER
Various community members on town water have posted pictures and concerns to the Cavendish VT Facebook page about discoloration. In response, the town issued the following statement on Feb.17, “During the past two weeks the Cavendish Municipal Water System has been performing maintenance tasks on the filtration system under the guidance of the filtration equipment manufacturer. Some of these activities may have caused some temporary light coloration in the finish water. Not all, but some parts of the distribution system have experienced this tint to the water. Reports have shown that the central part of the distribution network has been affected while consumers at the ends of the system have not. This condition is hoped to be short lived and several of the folks who have reported coloration have subsequently reported that the water has already cleared.
Consumers should be assured that, at all times during the maintenance activities, the water has remained potable and does not present any health issue. Testing, both routine and extra, by both in-house and outside labs, has been conducted and has detected no evidence to suggest any health concern.
If system users have any questions about this matter, they are requested to contact the Town Manager at the Cavendish Town Office either at 226-7291, in person, or by email at townmanager @cavendishvt.org. Reports of coloration or other observations are also welcome at the same contact points as such feedback is valuable to us in operating the water system and detecting and responding to situations that may arise.”
3. CAVENDISH CLASSIFIEDS
Free: Exercise bike/arm machine (in good condition!). A/C unit--still worked before it went into storage. If interested call 226-7048.
February 24 (Wednesday): Town Meeting Information Forum, sponsored by the CCCA, 6 pm at the Cavendish Town Office.
For information on upcoming events, go to the Cavendish Connects February Calendar.
2/19/16 Cavendish Update