Cavendish Update: 9/29/17 Vote/News/Events

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9/29/17 Cavendish Update

1. Cavendish Related News

2. Legal Notice: Public Hearing

3. Proctorsville Ghost Walk/Request for Information

4. Events


Voters approve replacement of town garage: With approximately 10% of Cavendish’s registered voters (1,131) casting ballots, the vote was overwhelming in favor-85 yes, 25 no- of allocating up to $400,000 of municipal funds/bond to replace the garage that burned in February. Where the building will be located is still under discussion. For more information on where to locate the town garage see the following reports at The Dish-Town Garage Informational Meeting 9/25 and Special Select Board Meeting 9/13

Senior Solutions to Expand Services with Respite Care: Senior Solutions announced Monday that it has received a $10,000 Respite Care grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to support the expansion of services from an aging and dementia-focused respite program to include individuals from younger populations with physical disabilities. They will partner with the Vermont Center for Independent Living as well as other organizations to achieve the outreach to this population. This grant program recognizes family caregivers and the vital role they play by supporting nonprofits that address the occasional respite care needed to prevent caregiver “burnout.” Eagle Times

Thousands of Vermonters to See Cut in Food Stamps: Starting Oct. 1, the maximum benefit Vermonters can receive is going from $194 to $192 per month, down $2. The minimum benefit level is going from $16 down to $15. Most families will be seeing a slight reduction in their 3Squares Vermont benefits. Funding is based on a federal government formula which considers the cost of living, the consumer price index, food prices and housing and utility costs. While funding for food benefits are decreasing, the seasonal fuel program is predicted to get a boost of about $50 on average. WCAX

Federal Ruling is Expect to Hurt Solar Industry in VT: The International Trade Commission (ITC) found that solar panel importers have hurt American manufacturers by flooding the United States with cheap goods. Solar panels are being imported “in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury to the domestic industry,” according to the ITC. The commission is expected to recommend that President Donald Trump impose tariffs on solar panels from China and other Asian countries. A tariff, or tax on foreign goods, would likely drive up the cost of solar installations in Vermont. Shortly after news of the trade case hit the stands in May, “all the utility-scale developers basically bought up the supply.” VT Digger

2. LEGAL NOTICE: Public Hearing: Town ofCavendish Notice of Public Hearing. Notice is hereby given to the residents of the Town of Cavendish, VT that the Cavendish Planning Commission will host a public hearing on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Cavendish Town office meeting room. The hearing will be held for public review of and comment on the proposed Cavendish Town Plan update pursuant to Title 24 VDS, Chapter 117, 4384

Copies of the proposed Cavendish Town Plan update may be obtained from the Cavendish Town Clerk, or it can be viewed at the town web site.

Date in Cavendish, Vermont, September 25, 2017 Town of Cavendish Planning Commission

3. PROCTORSVILLE GHOST WALK/REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: The Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) is looking for artifact from the 1st peoples that lived here. Carmine Guica reported that while he was exploring cellar holes he came across a variety of arrow heads or projectile points. Have you found such items in Cavendish? Have you found unusual rocks or stones that appear to be "worked?" They could have been used for grinding corn or acorns. Does your family lore contain stories of Indians, gypsies or dark French? If you have any information, please contact CHS at or 802/226-7807, CHS, PO Box 472, Cavendish VT 05142 or stop by the Museum on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 2-4.

October 8 (Sunday) is the last day the CHS Museum will be open for the summer season. It will also be the afternoon of the Proctorsville Ghost Walk. There are many ghosts in Proctorsville village including: George (because he looks like George Clooney) who haunts The Golden Stage Inn; a ghost who has rights written into the deed of the house; Homer and Charlie have their special places to haunt and that’s just the beginning.

The Ghost Walk is free and open to the public. Walkers should meet at the Proctorsville War Memorial-Route 131, near the Village Clipper and across from the Proctorsville Green, at 2 pm. The walk will be approximately two hours and will be on side walk. This is a free event open to the public.


4. EVENTS: After a record breaking heat wave of 90 degree temps this past week, we’re settling into fall with a variety of seasonal activities.

 SEPTEMBER 30 (SATURDAY): FieldDaze Obstacle Course and Fun Run at the Big Barn Farm at 112 Chapman Rd (corner of Chapman and Twenty Mile Stream. Volunteer for two hours and get kid free per adult.

Fall Foliage Supper at the Cavendish Baptist Church. 5:30 pm

 OCTOBER 1 (SUNDAY): Mini Golf Tournament to benefit CTES 6th grade trip to Keewaydin

OCTOBER 3 (TUESDAY): Community Luncheon at Gethsemane Church, off Depot St. Proctorsville; 12:00; turkey dinner; everyone welcome; donations accepted.  h

 OCTOBER 4 (WEDNESDAY):  Planning Commission Meeting

 OCTOBER 7 (SATURDAY): Pig Roast to benefit Cavendish Snow fleas

 OCTOBER 8 (SUNDAY): Cavendish Historical Society’s Proctorsville Ghost Walk. Meet at the Proctorsville War Memorial on route 131 at 2 pm.

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