Cavendish Update 5/24/19: SB/103 schedule/News/Events



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5/24/19 Cavendish Update

1. Work schedule for 103 for 5/27/19

2. Cavendish Select Board Meeting

3. Cavendish Related News

4. Events


1. WORK SCHEDULE ON 103 FOR THE WEEK OF 5/27/19: 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.

 Paving operations are dependent on weather and surface conditions, and the paving schedule is subject to change as a result.

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY: In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, crews will be off of the road by noon on Friday, 5/24. Work will resume on Tuesday, 5/28 at 7:00 AM. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

 Tuesday (5/28) to Saturday (6/1) Paving: Paving final PPST (wearing course) in Ludlow working towards Mount Holly.  Speed reduction from Ludlow to Mount Holly. Line Striping Target placement for line delineation.

 Tuesday to Friday Plug Joint (bridge joints): Bridge Plug Joint in Chester and Cavendish. Speed reduction Chester to Ludlow.  

2. MAY 13 CAVENDISH SELECT BOARD MEETING: Cavendish Select Board Meetings are videotaped by Okemo Valley TV and are available at their website.  In addition, minutes are available at the Cavendish Municipal website.

The following actions were taken at the May 13th meeting:

• Approved Liquor License for Outer Limit Brewing. Located on the Proctorsville Green, plans to open July 4th.

• Approved Outdoor Consumption Permit for Neal’s

• Approved Dan Tyrrell to the Cavendish Fire District #2 (Cavendish Fire Dept) Prudential Committee, completing Stuart Lindberg’s term, who recently resigned from the Committee.

• Approved service contract with Windsor County Sheriff’s Department for FY 19-20. The deputies will continue to patrol for 12 hours per week at a cost of $55 per hour and .60¢ per mile.

• Approved CCCA using the Proctorsville Green for Summer concerts for six Wednesdays during July and August.

• Approved use of the Proctorsville Green for CTES 6th grade graduation on June 19


• Green Up Day activities-50 volunteers cleaned 20 roads in town

• Plans for replacement of bridge/culverts located on Brook Rd and Meadowbrook Farm Rd

• VT 100 Endurance Race, open to runners and horseback riders, will pass through parts of Cavendish on July 20-21.

• Depot St. Bridge replacement is on schedule

• Wastewater Aeration System replacement will be starting soon, as well as cleaning out the ditches on the dirt roads.

• Town wide reappraisal is complete and property owners should have received an Official Notice of Change of Appraisal booklet.

• Cavendish’s Memorial Day activities will take place on Thursday, May 30, starting at 10 am at CTES. This year’s parade will be in Cavendish Village

• Select board member Sandra Russo read a statement in support of fellow Selectmen Stuart Lindberg. See the Vermont Journal



Meal Train for Courtney Hillhouse and sons: To help support Cavendish resident, Drew Kauffman’s family-Drew recently died after a 15-year battle with brain cancer- a “meal train” has been established. Please go to the Meal Train website if you can make a meal.

Cavendish Historical Society News: The Cavendish Historical Society’s Spring Newsletter is now on line. The new doors in the Museum are now installed and are awaiting painting and some finish work. The Annual Plant Sale takes place on Saturday morning, May 25, from 8:30 to noon, with an early bird special from 5-7 on Friday.

Flags are Flying in Cavendish and Proctorsville Villages: Thanks to Streetscapes and the Cavendish and Proctorsville Fire Departments, flags are now flying in both villages. Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, the volunteers had to fight the black flies in Proctorsville and very wet conditions in Cavendish. Nonetheless, spirits were good as many volunteers helped to “raise our flags.” To support the Streetscapes effort, as well as to honor someone with a flag, please go to Cavendish Streetscapes: Raise Our Flags

 High Speed Chase Goes Through Cavendish: A Mount Holly woman, who was out on court-ordered pre-trial release conditions after she pleaded innocent last December to charges that she attempted to rob a convenience store, is accused of leading police on a drug-fueled chase Wednesday morning at speeds of up to 130 mph in a stolen car. The half-hour-long chase began at 8 a.m. in Weathersfield and wound around North Springfield a couple of times before it roared up through the Proctorsville Gulf on Route 103 into Cavendish, squeezed through a narrow construction zone and eventually ended in downtown Ludlow. Jennifer Graham, 37, was brought into court Thursday afternoon in White River Junction where she pleaded innocent to felony counts of attempting to elude police, grand larceny and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.  She also pleaded innocent to accompanying misdemeanor charges of speeding, drugged driving, providing a false name to police and violating conditions of pre-trial release. Currently, across all her cases in various counties, Graham is facing a maximum potential penalty of over 50 years in prison if she were to be convicted of all the charges now pending against her. Daily UV

TRSU Violated Open Meeting Law: With Two Rivers Supervisory Union (TRSU) Superintendent Meg Powden not in attendance, board chair Paul Orzechowski admitted that the TRSU board had violated Vermont’s Open Meeting Law and apologized at a May 16 special meeting held by video conference. What do we have to do to remedy the situation?” asked Dan Buckley, the lone TRSU board member holding down the fort at the SU offices in Ludlow – the site of the meeting warned in the agenda. Orzechowski said that his apology and training would take care of it, then asked for a motion to hold an open meeting training session at the next TRSU board meeting on June 6, 2019. Chester Telegraph

AOT Maps Route to Lower Speed Limit at GMUHS: Representatives of Vermont’s Agency of Transportation came to Chester on Monday to look at Rt. 103 around Green Mountain High School and hear from the public on why the speed limit should be lowered from 40 mph to 30 mph there. Chester Telegraph



MAY 24 (FRIDAY): Early Bird special at the Cavendish Historical Society’s Annual Plant Sale 5-7 pm in front of the Museum.

• Ludlow Farmer’s Market begins

MAY 25 (SATURDAY): Cavendish Historical Society Annual Plant Sale, 8:30-noon in front of the CHS Museum.

MAY 25 -26 (SATURDAY-SUNDAY): VT Open Studio. Location #99 (Fletcher Farm) Instructors will be demonstrating in the barn. From 10-4 the Fabric and Craft Supply Sale will continue in the Craft Shoppe. Creative Metalworking class with Piper Strong in the Rough Barn. Space is still available! Remember, 50% off one class annually, for Cavendish residents!

MAY 27 (MONDAY): MEMORIAL DAY. Legal Holiday. Town Office and school closed

MAY 28 (TUESDAY): School closed for teacher in-service

MAY  30 (THURSDAY): Cavendish Memorial Day celebration starting at 10 am at CTES. This year’s parade will be in Cavendish Village.

JUNE 8 (SATURDAY): GMUHS Alumni Parade Chester

JUNE 14 (FRIDAY): GMUHS Graduation

JUNE 19 (WEDNESDAY): CTES 6th grade graduation. Proctorsville Green, 6 pm

• Last Day of School for GMUHS

JUNE 20 (THURSDAY): Last day of school at CTES

JULY 27 (SATURDAY): 9th Annual Cavendish Town Wide Tag Sale. 9-2

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: 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.