Cambridge official asks residents to vote for electric pooling


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Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 7:05 pm
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By Lisa Hammer, rlhammer@qconline.com
CAMBRIDGE — A new business, Windy Ridge Vineyard, has been started east of Cambridge.

Owner Monica Matakas attended Monday's village board meeting to say she and her husband, Dave, have been trying to come to the Cambridge area for about a year. It will be three or four years before their vineyard is ready to produce a crop.

In other business news, two women attended the meeting to announce they are buying the former County Seat Bar and Grille in downtown Cambridge. Village officials are going to meet with the women next week to discuss ways the village might help them a little bit, according to village administrator Dwaine Van Meenen.

A letter from the Department of the Army arrived Monday informing the village of the Army's intent to sell Cambridge a M101A1 Howitzer for $487.96. Cambridge has been trying to acquire a howitzer since 2006. It hopes to have it in Veterans Memorial Park on the north side of Prospect Street within six months.

The board also set annual yard sales for May 31 and June 1. The cost for participation in the flyer with the map is $6; the deadline is May 23.

A community cleanup day will be June 7. Residents are asked to have items out by Thursday for the Friday pickup.

Mr. Van Meenen also asked Cambridge voters to go to the polls April 9 and support electrical aggregation, or the pooling of electric purchasing. He said if 927 households save $15 or $20 per month, the savings could add up to about $185,000.

"That's a very big boost to the local economy, especially an economy of our size," he said.


















 



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