Cavendish Update 7/6/18 News/Fire District 2/Concerts

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Due to vacation schedule, there will be no Cavendish Update on 7/13/18.

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 7/6/18 Cavendish Update

 1. Cavendish Related News

2. Cavendish 2018 Concert Kicks off With Davis Brothers

3. Cavendish Fire District 2 Meeting Minutes July 2, 2018

4. Events


Water Testing on the Black River Results: On July 2, both of the recreational sites on the Black River in Cavendish tested above the EPA’s acceptable levels of  235 CFU (number of colony forming units of coliform bacteria in 100 mL of water) and are therefore not recommended for use at this time. The Cavendish Gorge tested 345 CFU, while Greven Field had 276 CFU. In addition, Buttermilk Falls in Ludlow had 2,420 CFU and Little Ascutney Road in Weathersfield had 1,550 CFU. The only area with acceptable levels was Upper Falls Road in Weathersfield. It is recommended to stay out of the rivers and lakes within 24 hours of a heavy rain, or anytime the water looks cloudy, as Ecoli levels can be a lot higher at these times. Thank you Black River Action Team (BRAT) for providing us with this invaluable service. To check other sites that are tested on the Connecticut River watershed, go to

Cavendish Raise Our Flags: Thanks to the Cavendish Streetscape Committee, on July 3, a scorching hot evening, flags were raised along Main St. in Proctorsville. The Proctorsville Fire Department, assisted by members of the Streetscape Committee-Julia Gignoux, Martha Mott, and Rolf van Schaik, as well as Cavendish Asst. Town Manager, Bruce McEnaney went from pole to pole mounting brackets and hanging flags. While the goal was to raise flags by the 4th of July in both villages, insufficient funds were raised by the ordering date to make that possible. In addition, different utility companies own the poles in the villages, and it has taken longer to get the permitting from Green Mountain Power, who owns the Cavendish Village poles. To help raise Cavendish Village flags, and to add to the ones in Proctorsville, donate via the Raise Our Flags Go Fund Me page or send a check payable to Cavendish Streetscape Ltd to: Cavendish Streetscape Ltd PO Box 465 Cavendish VT 05142

Congratulations to Valley Youth Team: With players from Cavendish, Chester, Springfield and Ludlow, the Valley Youth Baseball  team took runner up in the statewide Cal Ripken 10 State finals on Sunday, July 3, which took place at Greven Field. Congratulations to players and coaches

 Cavendish Historical Society News Briefs: The July edition of the Cavendish Historical Society’s “Briefs,” is now available at the CHS website.

Thank You from the Lieners: To all those who called, offered help and assistance after Carl’s motorcycle accident, Cheryl and Carl wish to extend their thanks. Please note that some messages of help and support were missed due to a problem with the phone’s messaging service.

 Travel Delays in Ludlow July 9 (Monday)-10 (Tuesday): The Ludlow Village Paving Project will run from the fire station along Main Street and down and Route 103 South to the town line. The travel lanes will be paved. There will be one-lane traffic patterns, so expect delays. Consider detouring on either Pleasant or High streets.


2. CAVENDISH 2018 CONCERTS BEGIN WITH DAVIS BROTHERS BAND: The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association and the Town of Cavendish invite everyone to spend an evening having fun on the Proctorsville Green on Wednesday, July 11th, starting at 6:00 p.m. when the annual summer music series kicks off with the Davis Brothers Garage Band.

The Band has been a staple of the Vermont ski scene, and before that in Colorado, since the 1970’s. Brothers Rick and Jeff Davis of Brownsville formed the band with cousin Lane Gibson. The latest addition to the band is no stranger to Proctorsville – Mark Huntley will be on drums. The band is famous for covers of Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers, among others.

Unique to this week’s concert is an opportunity to meet the new CTES principal, Debra Beaupre, who will be at the concert handing out popsicles. This is a good time to welcome her to the Cavendish Community.

This will be the first of several concerts that are held on consecutive Wednesday nights in July and August. For a listing of all 2018 concerts please go to the Upcoming Events page at This concert is sponsored by DG Bodyworks of Proctorsville.

The town of Cavendish encourages all area residents and visitors to join their 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. It’s a fun way to enjoy the summer weather and either reconnect with old friends or make new ones. 

As always, the concerts are free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, please check the Cavendish Facebook page. For more information please call Robin at 226-7736.



Attendees: Bob Evens, Stu Lindberg, Scott Ranney Public: None

Meeting called to order  at 18:28  Motion by Bob Evens, second by Scott Ranney

Motion to accept secretary's report by Bob Evens, second by Scott Ranney

Motion to accept treasurer's reports by Bob Evens, second by Scott Ranney:

Discussion: Truck winch ordered by Bob Evens and delivered.  Price of $1606.9:

Old Business:  The signed contract was returned from Dingee Machine for the  re purpose of our 1993 rescue box onto a  new F-550 cab and chassis.

New business: Bob sent a copy of our annual budget 2017/2018 budget to the Vermont League of Cities and Towns as requested by VLCT.  Budget vs. Actual expenses.

The District, Bob Evens specifically, needs a written inventory from the Chief, Shane Turco, of the fire hose and radios lost in the Plymouth Forest Fire.  This inventory needs to  include  replacement cost of the lost items

The District received a letter from Efficiency Vermont regarding a "free" energy audit for our building. Stu Lindberg is responding to this in order to see how the department may be able to substantially  lower our heating costs.  The extreme cold winter last year made for additional, unanticipated expense in our budget.

Motion to adjourn meeting by Bob Evens, Second by Scott Ranney. Meeting Adjourned 19:38



JULY 9 (MONDAY): Cavendish Select Board Meeting, 6:30 pm Cavendish Town Office.

JULY 12 (THURSDAY): Twin Rivers Supervisory Union Board Special Meeting. This is the first meeting of the new supervisory union board and includes representatives from the Green Mountain Unified School District (GMUSD) and the Ludlow Mt. Holly Unified School District (LMHUSD). The meeting takes place at 6 pm at the Roost Building, 609 Route 103, Ludlow. The agenda is available on-line.

JULY 17 (TUESDAY): Family vacation Bible Spalsh-water activities and cookout at the Cavendish Baptist Church, 5-7 pm. RSVP if planning to attend 802-226-7131

JULY 18 (WEDNESDAY): Gully Boys will be appearing on the Proctorsville Green as part of the summer concert series, which begins at 6 pm. This concert is free and open to the public.

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