Friday, September 20, 2013

Cavendish Update 9/20/13 News/Classifieds/Free Audit

Information can also be posted on the Cavendish VT Facebook Page 

 The Cavendish Update for 9/20/13 Contains the Following:
1. Cavendish Related News
2. Cavendish Classifieds
3. Jenni Johnson Sings the Blues in Oct.
4. Follow up to Phineas Gage Program
5. Cavendish Homeowners Eligible to Win a Free Home Energy Audit
6. Events

September Select Board  Meeting Now on-line: Monday's Select Board meeting 9/9/13 has been posted to the LPC-TV website.

Special Select Board Meeting/Chubb Hill: The Select Board held a special meeting on Sept. 18 to discuss the costs associated with the new Chubb Hill road and the responsibility of property owner, Donnie Davis. A number of his former neighbors were in attendance to advocate for Davis, who moved to Missouri this past summer. To date, Davis has paid close to $28,000 for relocating a new Chubb Hill road through his pasture. The board voted to pick up the $20,000 plus costs required for completion of the road and to reimburse Davis $300 for his time and expenses in having to drive to Montpelier for the permit.

Photos from RiverSweep: Recently, a number of Cavendish volunteers participated in the annual clean up of the Black River organized by the Black River Action Team (BRAT). They covered the stretch from the bridge near the winery down to the first of the stone houses heading east on Rt 131. Cavendish Recreation is part of the BRAT and sponsors the Greven Field section of the river. 

Permanent Medreturn Drug Collection Unit at Ludlow PD: Thanks to an Okemo Community Challenge Green and Black River Area Community Coalition, there is now a MedReturn box at the Ludlow Police Department. The collection site is open 7 days a week from 9-4. Excess and expired prescription medications, as well as over the counter drugs, can be deposited here. However, the following items are not accepted at this time: liquids, hypodermic needles, inhalers or aerosols.

Okemo Ski Community Obtains Act250 Approval: The District 2 Environmental Commission issued an Act 250 permit Friday to Timber Creek and five other partners to build a 208-unit village at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow. The permit will allow the developers to build 22 single-family homes, 32 duplex buildings, nine townhouse condominiums, a base lodge for homeowners, two ski lifts, seven ski trails, access roads, parking lots and a community water system. The proposed development will be situated on 268 acres, which includes the Carnes Parcel and the Miller Tract in Ludlow, and the proposed residential recreational community will be a private access development. The owners and guests will have access to Okemo ski trials and amenities and there will be no public access, according to the applicants. Rutland Herald 

ACLU Says Surveillance in VT Should be Better Regulated: The American Civil Liberties Union of VT has released a new report, that documents a dramatic increase in the surveillance that Vermonters are subject to since Sept. 11, 2001. The ACLU says there’s too little oversight of how the information is used and it’s calling on the legislature to take steps to regulate some activities. VPR 

Changes in Flu Vaccine: This year there are several options for the flu shot-one covers three strains of the flu and the other four. The most common flu will be covered by the three strain shot. The four-strain vaccine will be administered via nasal spray and will be targeted toward children. WCAX 

Vermont Veteran Driver ID: Starting Sept. 18, Vermont is offering driver’s licenses and non-driver ID cards designating veteran status. Press Release 

Please follow up with the contact person listed for each item.

• Help Wanted
Bus Driver: Cavendish Elementary School has a desperate need for a bus driver, as the current driver will be finished on Monday, September 30 and there is no replacement. 

If you might be interested in training to become the bus driver or know of anyone who might be interested, contact George Thomson at 802-226-7758.

Childcare providers: Needed for infant twins. Nights 9 pm-6am, Weekend days. Scheduling is flexible. Good opportunity for students. Paying $10 an hour. Contact: 802-226-7152 or

• For Rent
Three bedroom house, 2 bathrooms, yard, parking. No pets, No smoking. Located in Cavendish Village $900 a month plus utilities. Contact: 802-226-7204

• For Sale
2005 Honda Shadow 600 VLX  low miles! $2800 Call Art for details 226-7655

• In Need Of
Packing Peanuts. Contact: 802-226-7204.

The smooth voice of Burlington blues and jazz artist Jenni Johnson will fill the rafters of Proctorsville's Gethsemane Episcopal Church on Sunday, October  6 as part of the Raise the Roof concert series.   The well-tuned trio of the Jazz Junketeers will provide soulful backup on guitar, bass and percussion for Johnson's swinging sound.  Born in NYC's Harlem Hospital and raised in the Big Apple, Johnson now resides in Burlington, Vermont.  While she is a regular presence around the Green Mountain State, her dusky rendition of "Moonlight in Vermont" has been heard in Paris, Montreal and Rostov, Russia.  Comfortable singing jazz, blues, swing and funk, Johnson claims that each performance teaches her how to refine the use of her instrument---her vocal chords.

Jenni Johnson & the Jazz Junketeers will perform at 4:30 p.m. in Gethsemane Church on Depot Street in Proctorsville (next to Crows Bakery Cafe).  Suggested donation of $10.00 at the door will support Raise the Roof in bringing more live music to the little church with  great acoustics.  Learn more about Jenni before the concert  by visiting   Stay tuned about upcoming concerts by Liking us on Facebook at Raise the Roof Concert Series.

One of the questions that often occurs when the Cavendish Historical Society has a program about Phineas Gage is where to go for treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Various resources are available at the CHS Blog. 

The Cavendish Energy Committee is sponsoring a raffle to give away a free home energy audit – a $500 value – to a Cavendish homeowner. 

Last March the Energy Committee urged Cavendish voters to create a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) district for Cavendish.  The voters approved the district and now Cavendish homeowners are eligible to borrow funds through the town to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes.  The important point is that the loans can be repaid out of the energy savings realized by the improvements.

PACE loans will be processed through Efficiency Vermont, the state’s Energy Efficiency Utility.  Information on the application process and on what home improvements qualify for the program is available at the town offices, at Singleton’s Market and at Crow’s Bakery in Proctorsville.  A Cavendish homeowner who picks up a packet of information can submit his or her name to be entered into a drawing for a free home energy audit – a $500 value.  Will Reed of Vermont Foam Insulation Co. of Chester will conduct the audit.  His company was named Vermont’s number one Home Performance with Energy Star Contractor for 2012 by Efficiency Vermont.

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