Cavendish Update 4/19/19 103 Repair/Flood/News/Events

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Due to flooding of Greven Field, the Easter Egg hunt will take place at the Cavendish Town Green (behind the town office and on the corner of Main and High Street) on Saturday, April 20 at noon.

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4/12/19 Cavendish Update

1. Week Schedule 103 Road Repair 4/22-4/26 & 4/19

2. Cavendish Flooding

3. Cavendish Related News

4. Composting Workshop

5. Events

 

1. WEEK SCHEDULE 103 ROAD REPAIR 4/22-4/26 & 4/19: Note that work schedules are immediately posted to the Cavendish VT Facebook page as soon as they are received.

Anticipated Weekly Work Schedule from Pike Industries. All work is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen delays.

Special Traffic Considerations for the upcoming week: Alternating one-way traffic patterns may occur at the location of active construction operations. A speed reduction zone  (40 MPH) will be put in place throughout the length of the daily active construction zone. Speed limit reduction signs will be taken down at the end of each work day, and the speed reduction will not be in effect during non-work hours.

Friday 4-19-19: Continue cold planing bridges and approaches. Working south to north from Chester to Ludlow.

• Continue installing temporary pavement markings on Cold Planned surfaces.

• Continue driveway preparation for hand paving. Working south to north from Chester to Ludlow.
Monday 4-22-19:Hand paving pot holes/small Surface Preparation. Starting at Spaulding garage in Chester and working north towards Ludlow Village.
Tuesday 4-23-19:: Continue hand paving pot holes/small Surface Preparation. Starting at Spaulding garage in Chester and working north towards Ludlow Village.

Wednesday 4-24-19: Continue hand paving pot holes/small Surface Preparation. Starting at Spaulding garage in Chester and working north towards Ludlow Village.
• Surface Preparation/Cold Planing. Starting at Spaulding garage in Chester and working north towards Ludlow Village.
• Surface Preparation machine paving. Starting at Spaulding garage in Chester and working north towards Ludlow Village.

Thursday 4-25-19: Continue hand paving pot holes/small Surface Preparation. Starting at Spaulding garage in Chester and working north towards Ludlow Village.
• Surface Preparation/Cold Planing.Starting at Spaulding garage in Chester and working north towards Ludlow Village.
• Surface Preparation machine paving. Starting at Spaulding garage in Chester and working north towards Ludlow Village.

Friday 4-26-19: Continue hand paving pot holes/small Surface Preparation. Starting at Spaulding garage in Chester and working north towards Ludlow Village.
• Surface Preparation/Cold Planing. Starting at Spaulding garage in Chester and working north towards Ludlow Village.
• Surface Preparation machine paving. Starting at Spaulding garage in Chester and working north towards Ludlow Village.

2. CAVENDISH FLOODING: Heavy rain and melting snow caused flood damage through out Vermont, with an estimate of $2 million in damages to public infrastructure. Gov. Scott believes that Vermont likely meets the damage threshold for federal assistance.

Initially Monday morning, it appeared if some homes would need to be evacuated and once again the Cavendish Shelter, now located at the Cavendish Baptist Church, was immediately brought on-line. With food, a place to sleep and take a shower, the shelter was ready to accept anyone who needed assistance. Fortunately it wasn’t needed.

The Meadow Brook Bridge on Twenty Mile Stream washed out, but it was repaired and operational by the next day.

Unfortunately, Greven Field was not so lucky. While the Green Monster still stands, fencing is damaged along various pieces of grounds keeping equipment, play structure, the liner for the ice-skating rink and more. Without flood insurance, the Recreation Dept. does have some funds it can use, but will also need community support to help bring back the fields to playable condition.

On Friday, April 19, from 4-7 pm, there will be an impromptu work evening. Please bring tools marked with your name and anything you think might help. According to Rec Director Terry O’Brien, There is lots of general cleanup to be done as well as work on the fields. This will likely be one of many so if you can't make it you'll have another chance. We obviously want to have the fields ready for play and the grounds safe for use as quickly as possible. Feel free to come down anytime there's always something to do. FMI:  Terry O’Brien at 226-8048.

 

3. CAVENDISH RELATED NEWS

Remembering Dr. Bont: It is with sadness that we note the passing of Cavendish’s last physician, who created the Black River Health Center. Dr. Eugene Bont died at home on April 13 at the age of 88. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Phyllis and his family. To learn more about this remarkable man’s life, go to Remembering Dr. Gene Bont.

CTES Principal’s Contract to be Determined at the GMUSD Board Meeting: This coming Thursday, April 25, under “New Business,” the Green Mountain Unified School District (GMUSD) board will deal with CTES Principal Contract Recommendation.  The meeting begins at 6 pm and will take place at CTES in Proctorsville. Both the Chester Telegraph and the Vermont Journal contain articles about a parents petition to request that Beaupre’s contract renewal be delayed.  

Cavendish Green Up Day: On the first Saturday in May, Cavendish will join hundreds  of communities throughout Vermont to support the 47-year-old tradition of picking up roadside trash accumulated over the previous winter.  No special gear is required to join this family friendly event,  just the desire to pitch in and clean up unsightly litter from the town roadsides.  Come to the Proctorsville Green with a friend or family members on Saturday May 4 to pick up special green trash bags, protective gloves and your road assignment.  The big sweep begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon with a free town-sponsored barbecue on the Proctorsville Green.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and soda will be on hand.  In case of a downpour, Green Up Day will be held on Sunday May 5.  FMI: Diane McNamara at the Town Office at 226-7292.  

Congratulations to Lisa Marks: Proctorsville resident Lisa Marks completed her 20th Boston Marathon on Monday. She runs for the Dana Farber Cancer Center and over the years has helped to raise millions for the fight against cancer. Congratulations Lisa on a job well done.

Fletcher Farm School Announces Summer 2019 Schedule: Cavendish residents are entitled to half off for a class. You will need to provide proof of residency from the town office. The Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts in Ludlow, Vt., is pleased to announce the classes comprising the school’s summer schedule, which offers more than 50 classes in a variety of disciplines. Their website has been updated with more information on the summer classes. Some spring classes are still available.

Green Mountain Power to go 100% Renewable by 2030: At its Every Day is Earth Day event, the president and CEO of Green Mountain Power announced a plan to go completely green. "We are stating right here, right now, today, that GMP is committing to a vision that is going to produce 100% carbon-free energy for Vermonters by 2025 and 100% renewable by 2030," Mary Powell said. The company currently operates at 90% carbon-free and over 60% renewable.  Powell said not to expect rate hikes. NBC

4. CAVENDISH TO HOST COMPOSTING WORKSHOP: Southern Windsor and Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District in conjunction with the Cavendish Energy Committee and the town of Cavendish will host a workshop specifically about composting Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cavendish Town Office meeting room, 37 High St.

Recycling legislation passed by the Vermont legislature affects us all when it comes to recycling food waste. Basically, that recycling involves composting. The rules are mandatory, but what exactly does that mean? And how can we as Vermont residents best comply with the new rules?

Cat Buxton of Grow More, Waste Less – Food Systems Consulting will lead the workshop. Buxton works to connect communities and empower individuals to effect positive food system change. She is also a consultant in compost systems design, instruction, and support, dealing with food scraps, organic matter, and yard waste. She will tell us about establishing and improving our recycling systems for organic waste. Her presentation will be about 45 minutes long with time afterward for questions.

As a bonus, at the workshop you may purchase Soil Saver composters for residential use. Please bring cash or a check because there will be no way to process credit cards.

Audience questions will be welcomed and encouraged during the presentation. Residents of Cavendish and any other town are invited to attend. Composting is great for the garden, it’s great for the yard, and it’s now the law. To sign up for the workshop, please call 802-674-9235 or email mobrien@swcrpc.org. If you’d like to purchase a composter but not attend a workshop, go to www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org for an order form and details. While sign up is encouraged, walk-ins will be welcomed.

5. EVENTS

APRIL 19 (FRIDAY): Good Friday. Cavendish Town Office Closed

APRIL 20 (SATURDAY): Cavendish Rec Easter Egg Hunt, noon at the Cavendish Village Green (Main and High Streets).

APRIL 21 (SUNDAY): HAPPY EASTER

APRIL 22 (MONDAY): Earth Day

APRIL 23 (TUESDAY): Town Office Closed for Spring Cleaning

APRIL 25 (THURSDAY): GMUSD board meeting. 6-8 at CTES.

APRIL 28 (SUNDAY): House Blend performs at the Raise the Roof Concert series, 4 pm, Gethsemane Episcopal Church on Depot St. Proctorsville. Admission is $10 at the door. FMI: 802-226-7497

MAY 2 (THURSDAY): Composting Workshop at the Cavendish Town Office 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

MAY 4 (SATURDAY): Green Up Day. Meet at the Proctorsville Green at 9 am. BBQ on the Green at noon. FM: Diane McNamara 226-7292.

MAY 14 (TUESDAY): Cavendish Connections Tech Cafe, 6-8 pm at the Cavendish Town Library in Proctorsville. Bring your smart phone, laptop, tablet (iPad) to learn how to use them as well as how to use Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. This will be free and open to the Cavendish community.

MAY 25 (FRIDAY): Ludlow Farmer’s Market begins

SEPTEMBER 14 (SATURDAY): VT Golden Honey Festival. 10-4 Part craft fair, part food festival, the VT Golden Honey Festival is a community favorite. Located on the lawn of the Golden Stage Inn, 399 Depot St. in Proctorsville. Proceeds of this event will benefit VT Coalition of Runaway and Homeless Youth (Ludlow and Proctorsville. For vendor and other information: vtgoldenhoneyfestival@gmail.com or 802-226-7744 (Julie).

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

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