Cavendish Update: 11/17/17 SB Mtg/News/Events

The train runs along side of the trail at Greven Field. The Cavendish VT Facebook is currently featuring "Scenes from a Trail." Good place to walk during hunting season.

The train runs along side of the trail at Greven Field. The Cavendish VT Facebook is currently featuring "Scenes from a Trail." Good place to walk during hunting season.

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 11/17/17 /Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Select Board Meeting 11/13/17

2. Cavendish Related News

3. Supporting Black River Good Neighbor for the holidays

4. Cavendish Calendars are Now on Sale

5. Events

1. CAVENDISH SELECT BOARD MEETING 11/13/17: Select board (SB) meetings are recorded by Okemo Valley TV and are available at their website and on Comcast Television.  Written minutes are available at the town’s website. The following action was discussed/taken at Monday night’s meeting:

• Approved snowmobile trails, which were the same as last year, for the Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas. Logging is going on in the Proctor Piper Forest, which currently doesn’t impact the trails. If that changes the town manager will be notified.

• Awarded Gurney Brothers the contracts for replacing Bridge 21 (East Rd) and Bridge 22 (Greenbush Rd). The board will need to appropriate $31,1800 in the town’s upcoming budget. Ninety percent of the funds for the project come from the state. The work will begin in June after schools are closed and it will be 3-4 weeks for each bridge, which will be done right after each other.

• The site for the town garage will be selected at the December SB meeting. Test borings indicate no red flags for the sand pit site and it appears the board is leaning in this direction. The town garage has moved into its temporary home at M & M Construction on 103 in Proctorsville. Initial information is that the town will not be subject to Act 250 for relocating the garage to the sand pit. However an access permit is needed.

• Have various roads that are not in compliance with the state requirements for ditching/erosion. A plan is being put in place to meet the new state standards, particularly for  Newton and Greenbush Roads. Will be looking at stone line ditching, similar to what was put in for Wiley Hill Rd, this summer.

• Insertion valves for municipal water are being put in place on Route 131 and Maple St. in Proctorsville.

• December meeting begins external appropriations requests for budgeting purposes.

• E-waste building at the transfer station will be constructed on Nov. 21.


CTES Board Minutes and Agenda: The unapproved minutes from the Oct. 21, CTES board meeting, along with the agenda for the Nov. 21 board meeting are now available at The Dish. Action Taken

• Approved expenditure of $4,572 to add to the $4,000 Bruce McEnaney, asst town manager, obtained from a grant in order to install a crosswalk flashing beacon.

• Accepted resignation of Melissa Moore as food service manager. She held the position for 21 years.

Heating with Wood: If you missed the Energy Committee’s workshop on heating with wood, The Dish has a summary of this event, including information on types of stoves and where to get rebates. It includes the short video Five Simple Ways to Burn Right.

Okemo Valley TV Awarded Building Communities Grant: Okemo Valley TV, the community television station and media education center formerly known as LPCTV, has been awarded a $25,000 Building Communities grant from the State of Vermont. Administered through the Department of Buildings and General Services, the grant will help complete the third and final phase of renovations in Okemo Valley TV’s facility. The annual Building Communities grants are awarded to “help preserve important historic buildings and enhance community facilities.” The program is funded by the state legislature. Press Release

3. SUPPORTING BLACK RIVER GOOD NEIGHBOR FOR  THE HOLIDAYS: Be a Sponsor: Sponsor a meal for a family and a gift for a child this holiday. You can sponsor a nutritious holiday meal, a gift for a child, or both. BRGNS will attach a card with good wishes from you in honor of your family, or in memory of a loved one or a member of your organization. Sponsorships are available at just $20 towards a complete holiday dinner with all the trimmings, or to purchase each child a gift. Please help ensure that nobody in our area goes without a nutritious holiday meal or a present this season. You can bring or send your donation to BRGNS, 37B Main Street, Ludlow, VT 05149, or go to to donate on line. Be sure to include your name, and the name or names that you want to appear on the card.

One-Day Holiday Fundraiser: On Saturday, November 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Holidaypalooza comes to Ludlow in conjunction with the 38th annual Christmas Craft Fair at the Ludlow Community Center. BRGNS will hold a special Holiday Décor and More sale featuring all things holiday including treasures galore to put you in a spirit of celebration. They will have a wide variety of decorations and items for your home or giving. Prices will be thrift store great, so don’t be late. This is a sale not to be missed. There will be ample free parking, great food, and lots of other vendors.

Stuff-A-Bus: BRGN will hold its annual “Stuff-A-Bus” food drive on Saturday, December 2nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Shaw’s Market parking lot in Ludlow. Food shelf volunteers will hand out holiday dinner menus and will ask shoppers to help with the foods most needed: canned fruit, cranberry sauce, pickles, olives, mac & cheese, hot chocolate, cookies, tea, cereal, candy, canned carrots, peas, green beans and corn, gravy, stuffing, soup and coffee.

Black River Good Neighbor Services is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information please call Krey at 802-228-3663.

4. CAVENDISH CALENDARS ARE NOW ON SALE: The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s 2018 Cavendish calendar is now on sale, just in time for the holidays. Each year CCCA solicits photos in the spring for the following year’s calendar. The winners and their winning photos that grace each month in 2018 are: January, Sunrise by Winston Churchill; February, Dinner by Tim O’Donoghue; March, Fox and Hound by Richard Manders; April, New Beginnings by Pete Ramsdell; May, Vacancy by Jim Fisher; June, Butterfly Concerto by Hans Schrag; July, Twenty Mile Encampment by Belle McKnight; August, The Old Barn by Kristen Durkin; September, Vineyard at Brook Farm by Dan Sullivan; October, Angel Hair by Svetlana Phillips; November, Fading Light in Birch Trees, by Ellen Beatty; and December, Iron and Ice by Pat Moore.

Calendars are on sale now at Crow’s Bakery on Depot Street in Proctorsville, at the Village Clipper on Main Street in Proctorsville, and at Singleton’s Market in Proctorsville. For additional information on the contest or any other aspect of the Cavendish calendars, please call Cheryl Leiner at (802) 226-7820.


NOVEMBER 17-19 (FRIDAY-SATURDAY): OMS Ski Swap at Okemo Mountain Base Lodge.

NOVEMBER 17 (FRIDAY): CTES Annual Pie Sale, 3-7 pm Singleton’s in Proctorsville and Brewfest in Ludlow.

NOVEMBER 18 (SATURDAY): 9-3-The Holy Name of Mary Altar Society’s "Winter Berries and Food Sale .” This will take place at the church hall at  803 Main Street in Proctorsville, VT.  Christmas and hand crafts, pies, jam, fudge, and a "Cookie Walk", along with many other items will be available. FMI:, Carol Baranowski 226-7842

• Winter Clothing Sale at Cavendish Town Elementary School’s arts room and sign up for the Snow Sports program from 9-1. Great prices on excellent equipment. If you are in need of snow gear, you can’t beat these prices.

• Book Fair at the Cavendish Library, Saddle Up and Read ends today with special activities from 1-3. FMI: Kata 226-7503

NOVEMBER 21 (TUESDAY): CTES Board Meeting.

NOVEMBER 23 (THURSDAY): HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Thanksgiving dinner 12 Noon- 2 PM, at the Cavendish Elementary School. Hosted by St. James United Methodist Church, everyone is welcome to attend the dinner. It’s a great time to sit down, relax and enjoy a delicious, home-cooked holiday meal, free-of-charge. The event is an outreach program of Black River Good Neighbor Services entitled “Our Community Cares”, established for individuals and families to receive a free, nutritious meal within a warm, welcoming community setting. FMI: 802-228-3663

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