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12/15/17 Cavendish Update
1. Cavendish Select Board Meeting 12/11/17
2. Cavendish Related News
1. CAVENDISH SELECT BOARD MEETING 12/11/17: 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:
• Requested town manager, Brendan McNamara, to write to TDS Telecom requesting their presence at the January SB meeting in order to explain what their plans are for Cavendish regarding upgrades to Internet service.
• Health Officer, Doris Eddy, and Brendan McNamara will site visit a home in Proctorsville that is believed to the source of rats on Main St.
• Representatives from the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission provided a report to the SB on the condition of the town’s 590 culverts and 14 bridges.
• Approved Sewer Budget. Metered rates will now be as follows: Base rate-up to 10,000 gallons $89.16. For every 1,000 gallon over 10,000, the cost will be $1.85 per 1,000; Inactive accounts will be $116 annually; Non metered flat rate $91.66
• Approved Step 2 Engineering Services Agreement from Weston & Sampson for the Waste Water Treatment Plant’s Aeration System Improvement. Work will be begin in June.
• Accepted with regret Jillian Flinn’s resignation from the Select Board
• Approved the sand pit area as the location for the new town garage
• Heard requests from various community groups for funds as part of budget preparation
• Updated on the new E-waste building installed at the Transfer Station
For a more in-depth report go to The Dish.
2. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
Cavendish Crime Watch: In addition to the report from the VT State Police, the incident report for Dec. 7 indicates there was a "theft of vehicle" on Main St. in Cavendish at approximately 10 am. On 12/8/17, at approximately 0400 hours, two males wearing masks followed an older female employee into the Downers Corner Store prior to opening. Upon entering the store, they pushed the employee, June French. The two males stole a variety of cigarette packs and cigars. The employee was transported to the Springfield ER for evaluation. The State Police is asking that anyone with knowledge of the incident or who may have seen any suspicious individuals or vehicles parked in the area to contact Trooper Tyler Noyes of the Westminster State Police Barracks at 802-722-4600. Several photos are included with this press release of the suspects. Go to the website for the photographs.
Sick Fox seen on Main St: A fox who is acting strangely has been seen near the Proctorsville Fire Department. It’s killing chickens and has even been found in the basement of a home. If your pets have their own door, be sure to check it. The fox appears to have mange and looks sickly. If seen, DO NOT TRY TO TRAP, TOUCH OR CAPTURE IT. Call 802-722-4600 Note that in the spring, two foxes that attacked people in Londonderry VT tested positive for rabies.
Cavendish Christmas Memories: Enjoy a 1930’s Christmas in Cavendish as related by Philip Tiemann in his Memoirs of Coming into Vermont (Cavendish) in the Depression,” which is available at the Cavendish Historical Society blog.
Cavendish Resident Dale Wade Survives the Odds: The VT Journal includes a story on the recovery of Dale Wade’s recovery from pancreatitis.
The Castle Included in the 18 Best Upscale Hideaways in the Northeast USA 2017: The Castle Hill Resort and Spa made the Huffington Posts number 3 spot on their best upscale hideaways. There are actual “angels in the architecture” at this man-cave-luxe inn several miles from the town of Ludlow and Okemo Ski Resort. Built in 1901, in the “English Cotswold Style” of rough-hewn granite, as a summer home for industrialist Allen M. Fletcher (who was elected Governor of Vermont in 1912), the 10-room Castle Hill Resort and Spa, the first home in Vermont to be wired for electricity, is on the National Historic Register and a Historic Hotel of America. Owners have lightly updated rooms and amenities for modern visitors, but Castle Hill retains its original beauty. Huffington Post
Holiday Scam Seeks Unwitting Mystery Shoppers: Kroger Mystery Shopper has been targeting Vermonters with a scam. Learn more at the WCAX report
DECEMBER 19 (TUESDAY): Board meetings for CTES and GMUSD will take place at 5:30 and 6:30 respectively in the Conference Room at CTES. For more information and agenda, go to the Cavendish Connects Calendar.