Solar facility proposed for Cavendish; informational meeting set


he Cavendish Town Energy Committee has proposed to the Cavendish Select Board that the town establish a solar facility to generate the electricity used by several town departments, and the Select Board has voted to ask town voters if they will approve a bond issue to pay for it. The Energy Committee will hold a public forum to discuss the plan at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. The meeting will be held in the Cavendish Town Office meeting room, 37 High St. in Cavendish.

The vote will occur on Aug. 26 when Vermont voters hold primary elections. Particulars of the plan were discussed at a recent Select Board meeting, and a special town meeting will be held on Aug. 25 to further inform voters on the plan details. However, many citizens have been asking questions, so the committee has decided to hold a less formal forum in addition to the town meeting to answer those questions.

The solar facility would consist of 624 solar panels on an unused parcel of land that is invisible to residents. It will pay for itself with the electrical power it produces and will not be the cause for a tax increase. It will provide cost containment for the town’s energy bills far into the future. For more information on the time and place of the forum, please call the Cavendish Town Office at 802-226-7291.

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