CVU Money, Energy and Power Class Petition to Reprogram Hinesburg Traffic Light

Here’s a message from Nicole Bouffard:

CVU Road and 116

Our project, the Bright Light’s Project, for Money, Energy and Power class, is aimed at benefiting the Hinesburg community.

We have identified the traffic light at the intersection of CVU Rd/ Shelburne Falls Road and Route 116 as a system that can be improved and made more efficient. We have found that many CVU students and citizens of Hinesburg to be idling in large amounts of unnecessary traffic.

The light for Route 116 does not allow for the people turning left onto CVU Rd to safely do so. This is because drivers coming north from the town of Hinesburg create a constant flow of traffic that builds up, so when Route 116 going South light turns green, drivers turning left onto CVU Rd are blocked. This creates a large problem mainly in the morning when students of CVU are trying to get to school.

However the students are not the only ones affected. Citizens of Hinesburg who are trying to go straight through the light are blocked by the cars waiting to turn left.

Our goal is to help reduce environmental pollution from idling, maintain a steady traffic flow through CVU Rd and Hinesburg, and help the public save gas money.

To do this we will encourage the state to reprogram the light so that Route 116 going South gets a green light before Route 116 North does. This will allow for several people to get through the light, including people turning left, before the South bound traffic receives a green light.

We would like you to take ten seconds out of your day to sign our petition to change the light on Route 116. Changing the light will limit the amount of unnecessary traffic and idling.

Sign our online petition at:

Thank you for your time,
Keller Longchamp, Nicole Bouffard,
Amelia Dodds, Jack Carnahan

Community Solar Forum in Hinesburg, Tue April 22nd

From the Hinesburg Energy Committee:

community solar

Community Solar Forum Tuesday April 22nd, 2014   7 PM
Hinesburg Town Hall, Hinesburg Vermont 

Please join us for an evening forum on Community Solar. As our towns and villages shift to renewable energy, homes that do not have good access to the sun and would like to use electricity produced from solar photovoltaic panels can participate in community solar.  Nick Ziter, from SunFarms Community Solar will present along with Jeff Forward from Richmond who has installed a group net metered solar pv array on his property. We will also discuss the financing options for these systems.

Community solar has been demonstrated to be a very viable option for towns and this forum will explore how towns can get started installing their own pv system.

Sponsored by the Hinesburg Energy Committee.  Hinesburg Town Hall Tuesday April 22, 2014 7 PM

For info contact Chuck Reiss 482-3295

Local Legends Acoustic Folk for Responsible Growth Hinesburg, Friday

Local Legends

Local musicians get together Friday 7-9pm at Champlain Valley Union high school to support Responsible Growth Hinesburg, a grassroots community organization.
Concert Line-up:Jamie Masefield with Doug Perkins, Tyler Bolles, and Jon Fishman; Michael Chorney/Maryse Smith; and Pete’s Posse: Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon,Tristan Henderson.

Tickets available locally at Brown Dog Books and Gifts on Mechanicsville Road or by phone at 86-FLYNN.