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2/1/19 Cavendish Update
1. Warning Cavendish/School Annual Town Meetings
2. Cavendish Related News
3. Is There Interest in a Cavendish Connections Tech Cafe
4. Winter Fundraiser at the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library
1. WARNING ANNUAL TOWN AND SCHOOL MEETINGS
On Tuesday March 5, from 10-7 at the Proctorsville Fire Department, the legal voters of Cavendish will vote by Australian for:
• Town Officers: Of the elected town officers, there is only one position where there is a contest-the three year term for Select Board-George Timko and Michael Kell. Vacancies exist for Auditors, Library Trustee (5 year term), and listers.
• School budgets: Shall the voters of Green Mountain Unified School District approve the School Board of Directors to expend $12,937,250.00 which is the amount the school board of directors has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? It is estimated that the proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $15,938.07 per equalized pupil.”
• Special article: “Shall the voters of the Town of Cavendish adopt the Town Plan as modified and approved by the Cavendish Board of Selectmen on January 25, 2018.”
Town Meeting will be on Monday, March 4th, 7 pm at the Cavendish Town Elementary School. While the usual articles will be discussed and voted on (acceptance of town report; collection of taxes; adopt the town budget; authorize the select board to set a tax rate to support the budget) there are three additional articles pertaining to the replacement of the town listers with a professional lister; exempting Fletcher Farm from taxes for the next five years; and exempting Black River Health Center from taxes for the next five years.
Annual School District Meeting and Informational Meeting The vote for the school budget will take place on March 5 (Tuesday), 10-7 at the Proctorsville Fire Hall.
For a full report and to read copies of the legal warnings, go to The Dish.
2. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS
Crime Watch: Burglary: On 01-28-2019 at approximately 1149 hours, a resident of Cavendish, Duane Warren, reported a theft of a Lincoln Welder and a steel Argon tank from a garage located on Peaceful Valley Road. A member of the State Police investigated the incident and learned the following. Sometime between 01-26-19 thru 01-28-19 unknown person(s) entered a garage and took items listed above. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Max Trenosky of the Vermont State Police - Westminster barracks at (802) 254-2382 or call the State Police Crime Information Tip Line at (802) 241-5355. Anonymous crime tips can also be sent using your mobile device. Text the keyword VTIPS to the shortcut CRIMES (274687) and share the tip you have about a crime. VT State Police
Accident Cavendish Gulf RD: On 01-30-19 at approximately 8:28 am, a motorist traveling on Cavendish Gulf Road in the town of Cavendish came upon a Chevrolet truck in a ditch. The state police were dispatched and upon arrival it was determined that the crash occurred overnight and no operator was on scene. The investigation revealed that the truck sustained total damage as a result of the crash but there was no evidence to suggest an operator was injured. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Trooper Max Trenosky of the Vermont State Police - Westminster barracks at (802) 254-2382 or call the State Police Crime Information Tip Line at (802) 722-4600. Anonymous crime tips can also be sent using your mobile device. Text the keyword VTIPS to the shortcut CRIMES (274687) and share the tip you have about a crime. VT State Police
Faulty Chlorine Line Releases Wastewater into Black River: Up to 500,000 gallons of treated but not disinfected effluent flowed into the Black River sometime during the 24-hour period between Wednesday, Jan. 23 and Thursday, Jan. 24 when a chlorine line at the Ludlow Treatment Plant failed. VT Journal
State gives Springfield Hospital $800K to prevent imminent closure: After realizing just how dire the state of Springfield Hospital’s finances were, the state loaned the hospital $800,000 on Tuesday to keep it from closing. Agency of Human Services Secretary Al Gobeille said the hospital would have closed this week without the loan. The hospital needs to find at least $6.5 million in savings by April 1 to stabilize the finances, according to a letter Gobeille sent Springfield Hospital’s interim CEO Mike Halstead on January 28. VT Digger
Price Increases at the Post Office: The price of a first-class Forever Stamp went up a nickel Sunday, from 50 cents to 55 cents. That 10 percent increase is the largest single price jump in the history of the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Service has been running a multibillion-dollar deficit for years, and the price increase is an attempt to contend with an America that just doesn't send as many letters as it used to. Other price increases include the price of a small box rose from $7.20 to $7.90; a medium box increases from $13.65 to $14.35. This could have a real effect on Postal Service revenue. While first-class mail delivery has fallen, the Postal Service's package business has grown. The year 2018 saw an increase of almost half a billion additional packages compared with the year before. VPR
3. IS THERE INTEREST IN A CAVENDISH CONNECTIONS TECH CAFE? Lots of people have smart phones, tablets, iPads, laptops and other digital devices that they just aren’t sure how to use. Cavendish Connects is interested in learning if the Cavendish community would like to start a “Connections Tech Cafe.” This would be a volunteer program to help users who have questions-such how to download photos, start social media accounts, learn device features and tips and/or make simple repairs. If you would be interested in seeing a Connections Tech Cafe started in Cavendish, take a few minutes to answer the following questions and e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org
• What would like help with?
• What days of the week and times would be best for you?
• Would you like to volunteer to help organize or assist with the Connections Cafe?
4. WINTER FUNDRAISER AT THE CAVENDISH LIBRARY : The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library is hosting its winter "Paint and Munch" fundraiser on Sunday, February 24 from 1:00-4:00. Tickets are $40 per person and include a guided painting lesson and a delicious meal. Both the painting and the meal have a tropical theme. Please contact Kata at 226-7503 to make your reservation today as seating is limited.
FEBRUARY 12 (TUESDAY): Cavendish Fire District #2 Annual Meeting; 7:30 Pm Cavendish Town Office. Warning information is available at the Cavendish Connects Calendar.
FEBRUARY 18 (MONDAY): President’s Day. Legal Holiday. Town Office Closed.
FEBRUARY 24 (SUNDAY): Paint and Munch fundraiser to benefit Cavendish Library. Tickets are $40 per person and include a painting lesson and delicious meal. The event will be from 1-4 at the library. FMI & Reservation: Kata at 802-226-7503
FEBRUARY 27 (WEDNESDAY): Annual School District Meeting and Informational Meeting will take place at Green Mountain Union High School Auditorium on Wed. Feb. 27, at 7 pm.
MARCH 4 (MONDAY): Town Meeting
MARCH 5 (TUESDAY): VOTING! Proctorsville Fire Department from 10-7.