Cavendish Update 7/15/16 SB Mtg/News/Tag Sale/Vols Needed


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7/15/16 Cavendish Update

1. Select Board Meeting 7/11/16

2. Cavendish Related News

3. Signs Going Up for Town Wide Tag Sale

4. Weed Wackers Needed

5. Green Brothers Band to Perform in Proctorsville

6. Events


1. SELECT BOARD MEETING 7/11/16: Select board (SB) meetings are recorded by LPC-TV and are available at their website and on Comcast Television.  Written minutes are available at the town’s website.  Among items discussed/voted on at Monday night’s meeting were:

• Adoption of new Cavendish Municipal Water System By-laws

• Recap of FY 17 Taxes: Close to last year as the increase in the town budget was offset by a decrease in the school budget. The tax rates will be as follows:

- Fire District 1 (Proctorsville): Resident 1.8533; Non-resident 1.8712

- Fire District 2 (Cavendish): Resident 1.8181; Non-resident 1.8360

• Telecommunications Report

• Approval of Cheryl Liener replacing Mary McCallum on the Cavendish Library board.

• Public Hearing set for Aug. 15 for the Cavendish Flood Hazard Area Regulations

For a report on the SB meeting, go to The Dish. 



No Community Lunches for August and September: Gethsemane Church will not be holding their community lunches for the months of August and September but will resume in October.

Chester’s 250th Celebration: In celebration of the town of Chester’s 250th anniversary of the New York Charter, a committee of residents has planned a series of events for the coming weekend are planned. Please check out The Telegraph Calendar of Events   for more details. Note fireworks will be held on Saturday at dusk at McKenzie Field, 569 Rt. 103 South

State Tightens Standards For EB-5 Funded Ski Condos in Ludlow: State regulators last month told an EB-5 developer in southern Vermont to stop marketing a ski condo project to potential immigrant investors for the time being. The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation has directed the developers of South Face Village, located adjacent to the Okemo Mountain ski area, to update an agreement with investors and accept new state oversight measures. The developers and the state are still negotiating terms and are expected to resolve outstanding issues in the next few weeks, officials say. The state is imposing more stringent standards on EB-5 projects in the wake of fraud allegations at Jay Peak and Burke Mountain ski resorts in the Northeast Kingdom. VT Digger 

VT Law Allows Locked Car Rescues: Vermonters who break into locked cars to rescue a child or dog in imminent danger are now shielded from civil liability under a new Vermont law. Only for emergent situations, the law that took effect July 1 addresses incidents in which dogs and children have been left in hot vehicles. It requires people to call 911, fire or police before breaking into the vehicle. They must also check that the doors are locked, use only necessary force to enter the car, stay with the child or dog until emergency responders arrive and leave a note explaining what happened.


3. SIGNS GOING UP FOR TOWN WIDE TAG SALE: This weekend the recognizable red signs for the 6th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale go up around town. The Cavendish Connects website  now has a banner across it making it easier to link to the Tag Sale page. So if you plan on participating in this year’s tag sale, want space on one of the greens, and/or want to appear in the on-line directory, please e-mail or call 802-226-7807.


4. WEED WACKERS NEEDED: The Cavendish School could really use some help next Saturday, July 23 at 8 am to level the weeds in the lot next door to the school.  About a month ago the committee and some volunteers planted about 20 trees and shrubs and perennial plants on the property, which look great. Now we would like to cut all of the weeds and keep them at bay.  Eventually we will be excavating the lot and getting some topsoil more plantings, sitting area, and rehabilitating the small pond for science study. Please consider bringing a week wacker and volunteering for an hour or more.  Any and all help will be appreciated to make this task go quickly.


5. GREEN BROTHERS BAND TO PERFORM: The Town of Cavendish and the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association invite everyone to welcome a returning group to the Cavendish Music Series on Wednesday, July 27th at 6:00 p.m. when the Green Brothers Band takes the stage on the Proctorsville Green. This will be the fourth of six concerts that are held on consecutive Wednesday evenings in July and August.

The Green Brothers Band has been performing as a group for over twenty years throughout New England and New York. The band’s unique blend of musical genres packs a cool, funky, soul-stirring punch. The Castleton based band’s repertoire includes an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, rock, r & b, reggae, and Latin fusion, as well as original compositions.

The concert is free and open to everyone, not just Cavendish residents. It’s a fun way to enjoy the summer weather and either reconnect with old friends or make new ones. So join your friends and neighbors in front of the gazebo on the green. Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair, have a picnic, or just lie back and relax on the grass. The concert is sponsored by the Cavendish Recreation Department.

FMI: 226-7736. In the event of rain postponement information will be reflected on the Cavendish Facebook page.



JULY 20 (Wednesday): Sensible Shoes is the featured artist for the Wednesday night Concert on the Proctorsville Green, which gets underway at 6 pm. Check Cavendish VT Facebook page in the event of rain.

 For information on upcoming events, go to the Cavendish Connects Calendar. For area events, check the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce calendar