Cavendish Update 7/19/19: Tag Sale/103/SB Mtg/News/Events

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HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY UNTIL 8 PM TOMORROW NIGHT. Expect temps to be in the mid to upper 90s with high humidity. The high heat index values pose a significant risk for heat stress and heat-related illness for everyone, especially those vulnerable populations without air
conditioning and those spending significant time outdoors. Heat-related illnesses can occur very quickly. Pets are also susceptible to heat illness. Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

7/19/19 Cavendish Update
1. Cavendish Town Wide Tag Sale
2. Work Schedule for 103
3. Cavendish Select Board Meeting 7/8/19
4. Cavendish Related News
5. Thanks from Cavendish Fire Department 
6. Cavendish Concert: Sensible Shoes
7. Events

1.CAVENDISH TOWN WIDE TAG SALE: The town wide tag sale is on July 27 (Saturday) from 9-2. Facebook Albums of various vendors’ items are now being posted to the Cavendish VT Facebook page. This is a community site so you don’t need to be a member to see this page. In addition, there is a special webpage, that’s updated daily, which provides information about where to shop, eat etc.  
Those who wish to register for space at the Greens, or have their site listed on the vendor list (on-line only) should send an e-mail to or call 802-226-7807. If you would like a Facebook Album of items you are selling, please e-mail no more than 10 photographs to the above e-mail address. Be sure to include your location. The more information you provide about what you are selling, the more shoppers you will attract.
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2. WORK SCHEDULE ON 103 FOR THE WEEK OF 7/22/19: Anticipated Weekly Work Schedule from Pike Industries. The contractor will continue working on bridge plug joints and railroad band joints the remainder of this week and early next week. These operations are weather dependent.  Hand painting of roadway markings will be completed late this week or early next week, weather and surface conditions permitting. The contractor will use the remainder of this month for job clean up.

3. CAVENDISH SELECT BOARD MEETING 7/8/19: Cavendish Select Board (SB) 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/discussed at the July 8th meeting:
• Approved the request to correct the errors of four property parcels, which were discovered after the grand list was lodged. 
• Appointed Linda Collins to the Cavendish Fire District 2 (Cavendish Village) Prudential board
• Approved the new 2019 Town Road and Bridge Standards
• Agreed to postpone the nomination and appointment for the vacant Select Board position, resulting from Michael Kell’s resignation due to relocation to New York. 
• Brendan McNamara, town manager, informed the board that the town’s Energy Committee’s grant for an Electrical Charging Station has been approved. The station will be located by Svec Park (Proctorsville Green) near Outer Limits Brewery. 
• McNamara reminded the Board that they had reviewed and approved a proposal from CLD Engineering for the replacement of a stone culvert that runs under Route131near Glimmerstone. This work needs to be done before 131 is repaved The Town is responsible for replacement of the sewer line that sits above this culvert. The cost of $75,000 will need to be added into the FY21 Sewer Budget next year. 
• Also discussed was the skim coating of 131. While there are still some bad spots, it is hoped that the improvements will hold until the repaving project begins next summer. It appears that no more work will be done this summer on 131. 
• Acting Cavendish Fire Department Chief, Abe Gross, was present to respond to Select Board member Mike Ripley’s comments from the June meeting regarding an incident with Ludlow Ambulance and CFD. Ripley was called out for an emergency and was unable to be at the meeting. Due to issues with his schedule, Gross did respond to comments made by Ripley. Please see the Chester Telegraph for more information on this item.
• Once again postponed setting the tax rate since the education rate has not been calculated by the State. Note that the state information was provided later in the week and tax notices have been sent to property owners. 

Water Tests for the Black River: The water tests were done on July 17. It is recommended to stay OUT of the water when it appears cloudy and within 24 hours of a heavy rain. Thank you BRAT for your continued dedication to the Black River and the safety of those who use it. Note that anything above 235 CFU is considered unsafe for recreational purposes.
Cavendish Gorge 29 CFU (safe)
Greven Field 80 CFU (safe
Buttermilk Falls 17 CFU (safe)
Little Ascutney Falls 461 CFU (unsafe)
Tolles Power Dam 88 (safe)

Drug Task Force Charges Cavendish Man with Multiple Heroin Sales: A 25-year-old Cavendish man has been cited for multiple sales of heroin following an investigation into drug distribution in the Cavendish area, the Vermont Drug Task Force announced Monday. Garrett Strong-Lawson is due in court in White River Junction later this month to answer the felony charges.    Daily UV

Junior firefighter Ahna Perry named Captain of cadet program: Proctorsville Fire Department junior firefighter Ahna Perry was honored by being named captain to lead 25 cadets during a weeklong Vermont State Firefighters Association Cadet Academy in Pittsford, Vt. during the last week of June. VT Journal

Zach McNaughton Receives Okemo Valley TV Award: Okemo Valley TV, the community access television station and media education center, has announced the winners of its four annual awards that recognize volunteers and community members who have made significant contributions through the creation of programming or providing a valuable service to the organization. Producer of the Year went to Proctorsville resident, Zachary McNaughton, for the production of his new fishing series, “Vermont Master Anglers”, as well as overseeing “Trailer Trash Talk”, produced by students in his Video Production class at River Valley Technical Center. Congratulations Zach.

Springfield Hospital Argues Against Additional Oversight In Bankruptcy Court: The federal government wants to appoint a patient care ombudsman to make sure healthcare services at Springfield Hospital and at the hospital’s 13 clinics are maintained while the organization works through the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process. But the hospital is asking the judge to allow the medical system to operate without the additional oversight. VPR

5. THANK YOU FROM CVFD: The members of the Cavendish Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) would like to extend a huge thanks to all the members of the community for the outpouring of generous donations in order for us to acquire a new air compressor. With your generosity, the department has enough funds to install, wire the new compressor and upgrade our air lines. We would also like to extend our appreciation to Imerys Talc of Ludlow, Vermont for their donation. The old compressor has served the community for 56 years. Hopefully the new on serves us just as well.

6. CAVENDISH CONCERT: SENSIBLE SHOES: The Town of Cavendish and the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association invite everyone to spend an evening listening to the sounds of Sensible Shoes at the Svec Memorial Green in Proctorsville on Wednesday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m. weather permitting. Sensible Shoes is a returning regular to the Green and is always warmly welcomed to the gazebo. The four members are drummer and singer Steve Drebber, lead guitarist and singer Tim Utt, bass guitar and vocalist Pooh Sprague, and Barbara Blaisdell on keyboard. This concert is sponsored by Neal’s Restaurant and by The Golden Stage Inn. As always, the concerts are free and open to all. For more information please call Robin at 226-7736. In the event of rain, cancellations and other information will be posted to the Cavendish VT Facebook page.


JULY 24 (WEDNESDAY): Concert at the Proctorsville Green, 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Sensible Shoes, co-sponsored by Neal’s Restaurant and the Golden Stage Inn

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

JULY 31 (WEDNESDAY): Concert at the Proctorsville Green, 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Davis Brothers Garage Band, sponsored by DG Bodyworks

AUGUST 7 (WEDNESDAY): Concert at the Proctorsville Green, 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Chris Kleeman (Blues guitar) sponsored by Good Earth Landscaping

AUGUST 14 (WEDNESDAY): Concert at the Proctorsville Green, 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Yankee Chank (Cajun/Zydeco dance band) sponsored by Murdocks

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).

SEPTEMBER 18 (WEDNESDAY): 2-8 Pm Hazardous Waste Collection at the Springfield Transfer Station. For a printable list of what to bring and what not to bring, click on the Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District.

The next collections will be in the spring of 2020. FMI: 802- 674-9235

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