Friday, May 17, 2013

Cavendish Update 5/17/13 SB Mtg/News/RFP/Events

Information can also be posted on the Cavendish VT Facebook Page 

This issue of the Cavendish Update is made possible by the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA), a non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to the conservation of land and natural resources and to the preservation of historic sites within the context of sustainable economic growth. FMI: PO Box 605, Cavendish VT 05142 or 802-226-7736

The 5/17/13 Cavendish Update Contains the following:
1. Select Board Meeting
2. Cavendish Related News
3. Request for Proposals: CTES Roof Replacement
4. Cavendish Historical Society News
5. Cavendish Visitor’s Guide: Do you have a favorite walk?
6. Ludlow Ambulance Open House May 25th
7. St. James Bake Sale on May 25
8. Events

1. Select Board Meeting 5/13/13
Select board (SB) meetings are recorded by LPC-TV and are available at their website and on Comcast Television.

At Monday night’s SB meeting the following items were discussed:
Roads and Bridges
-       Davis Rd bridge: As soon as the hydraulic study is completed and results analyzed this project will go out to bid hopefully in June.
-       Heald Rd bridge: Slated for repair this summer. The guardrail will be replaced.
-       Rt 131repaving: Up to Downers on 131 appears to be on schedule for this summer. However, it doesn’t seem likely that paving from Downers to the intersection of 103 and 131 will take place this summer.
-       Whitesville Bridge: Probably wont take place until 2014.
-       Depot Street Bridge: While still at the top of the state’s list, it’s not a priority this season.

-       Zero Sort Recycling: Svec, Diane McNamara and Selectman Scott Ranney toured the Casella plant in Rutland. The tour helped them understand why costs are what they are. The conclusion is that zero sort makes sense both economically and ecologically. The goal is to have Zero Sort recycling at the Cavendish Transfer Station by Sept. 1. To learn more about this system, check out Casella’s video. 
-       Community Solar: The window of opportunity is shrinking. The town’s energy committee continues to meet with various possible vendors and will update the SB at subsequent meetings.
-       Green Up Day: More people participated this year-between 35 -40. The one place that was not reached was the Knapp Pond area. If people wish to do Green Up in this area, bags are available at the Town Office, which can be deposited at the Transfer Station for free. If there are larger items, that don’t fit in a bag, contact Rich Svec, town manager, who can either alert the Transfer Station you will be bringing in these items, or if need be, he can arrange for the town crew to pick up the item(s).

Universalist Stone Church: The Universalist/Unitarian Convention of Quebec and Vermont met at the Stone Church on Saturday, May 11. They voted to deed the Stone Church to the town. The details of the deed transfer will need to be worked out with the lawyers.

Scenic Route 100 Byway: The portion of route 103 that goes through Cavendish is now part of the Vermont Byways Program, The only cost to the town is the purchase of designation signs. See item 5 below Cavendish Visitor’s Guide below

2. Cavendish Related News
Greven Field Finishes its Recovery After Irene: There was a large group of parents and friends who turned out for the Greven Field opening on Sunday, May 5. A parade walked from Cavendish Elementary School to Greven Field led by The Ludlow Color Guard, The Proctorsville Fire Department, The Cavendish Fire Department and The Ludlow Fire Department. The Cavendish Rec teams followed with the Ludlow Rec teams riding atop the fire trucks. Vermont Journal 

Cavendish and Proctorsville Fire Departments Respond: Fire fighters from both villages were two of the eleven fire departments that responded to a house fire on the corner of Quarry and Sugar Lot Roads in Perkinsville. RutlandHerald 3/15/13 

The Vermont Legislative Session Ends: Passing a balanced budget ($5.23 billion), without raising broad-based taxes (the tax on gasoline was raised 6%) as well as decriminalizing marijuana and approving doctor-assisted death (end of life were among the activities of the Vermont General Assembly, which closed on Wednesday.  Other highlights included: Signing of an equal pay bill that provides for equal pay for all workers and the opportunity for flexible work hours. Burlington Free Press 5/16/13  

3. Request for Proposals: CTES Roof Replacement
Accepting bid proposals for removal and replacement of the school roof.
Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main Street, Proctorsville, Vermont 05153

Site visit Friday, May 24
Bid Opening: Immediately Following Site Visit
Bids closed 2 PM Friday, May 31. Bid opening immediately thereafter.

For RFP and detailed information: Contact George O. Thomson, Principal at 802-226-7758 or 

Equal Opportunity Employer

4. Cavendish Historical Society News
The spring 2013 edition of the Cavendish Historical Society’s newsletter is dedicated to the WWII veterans of Cavendish. It is available on-line. 

Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped make this past Saturday’s Universalist/Unitarian Convention and voting go so smoothly. 

The Museum opens on June 2 (Sunday) and is open every Sunday from 2-4 pm until Columbus Day weekend. If you have questions, e-mail or call 802-226-7807.

5. Cavendish Visitor’s Guide: Do you have a favorite walk?
Now that Cavendish is part of the 100 Scenic Byway, a Visitor’s Guide to the town is being developed. The Guide will be made available on-line at the Cavendish Updatesite, at the Cavendish Municipal website  in PDF format and the Vermont Byways website.

Do you have a favorite walking path in Proctorsville or Cavendish? Is there something unique about Cavendish that you think should be included in the Guide? If you do, and would like to share it, please e-mail information to as soon as possible. If you are including a walk, be sure to give specific instructions about degree of difficulty, parking, length of time it takes, miles and directions. 

6. Ludlow Ambulance Open House May 25th
Every year Ludlow Ambulance, which serves Cavendish, holds an open house and fundraiser for our local charities. This year, the Open House will be at our Community building on Saturday May 25th from 10 – 3, right in front of Black River Good Neighbors.

We invite you to get a free blood pressure check, fill out a “file of life form” (basic medical information that will be needed in the event of a, emergency), have lunch, enjoy crafts with your kids and buy some great home made desserts

We love helping our community and this is a chance for you to come meet with us, see our equipment and support Black River Good Neighbors. Last year we raised over $600.00 and hope to reach the $1000.00 goal this year. Donations can be made to our office if you can’t make it in person on May 25. Looking forward to seeing you all there! FMI: Carol at 228-5213.

7. St. James Bake Sale on May 25
The ladies of the St James United Methodist Church WSCS, Proctorsville, will hold a bake sale on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 9:00 am at Singleton's Store, Main Street (Rt 131) Proctorsville.

These ladies make the best pies anywhere around!  Not to mention all the other sweet treats:  baked beans, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, fudge, coffee cakes, home-made breads - everything you will need for the party you will have on Memorial Day weekend.  Stop by and pick up a few things to take to your hostess. 

We'll be looking for you!

8. Events
It’s a busy weekend with the Black River Good Neighbor Spring Rummage sale, Concert at Gethsemane, and of course Farmer’s Market. For more information on these and other activities, go to the Okemo Valley Calendar:

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