May 22, 2019
04:59 PM

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Letter Regarding This Year's JPA Fireworks

To: Donald Sherwood

From: Dianna Jean (DJ.) Montague, Northstar Fireworks

Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 11:38 AM

Subject: Fireworks

Hi Don,

Tom has had time to review your 07/03/18 display and has explained to me that it all came down to the lead pyrotechnician that was responsible for your display. The technician brought new crew members with him who shot at a pretty fast pace so the body of your display/ while more impactful, was short. Then, despite being trained to prepare finale's by "tie-ing the strings together," the lead tech chose not to tie the finale strings together which caused them to go up in a much slower time frame. With the finale being shot slower than it should have, we believe it blended in with the body and gave your viewers the feeling that there was no finale to your display.

As you know, the lead technician for your display has shot this display for many years and we had no reason to believe that he would shoot in any manner other than what he had done in the past. We are not sure why, but he chose to shoot it differently than the way he had been trained to.

Moving forward, we will stress to your future lead technicians the need to adhere to the trainings they've received from Northstar. We will stress the importance of doing so and to make special effort to give you the spectacular displays that Northstar Fireworks is known for!

Ultimately, we are responsible for our technicians and making sure that our customers get the best possible display for their budget. We'd like to make up for your 2018 display by offering you a $7,000.00 display for your same budget of $5,000.00 in 2019. We'll add an extra $1,500.00 in free fireworks to your display at no cost to you. With your 10% bonus ($500.00) for prepaying for your display, you'll end up with a $7,000.00 for $5,000.00. Most towns in Vermont are spending between $7,000.00 and $10,000.00 and this will give you a chance to see what a larger display would look like at Joe's Pond!

We have been doing displays at Joe's Pond since 1999 and the Association is very important to us. We hope that you'll take us up on our offer to give you a display with a budget that gives your show the real "Wow Factor!"

Let us know what your thought are! Thanks, DJ.

Dianna Jean (DJ.) Montague
Office Manager

Northstar Fireworks
Lighting Up the Skies!

Letter From Cabot Zoning Administrator to Don Sherwood

From: Karen Deasy, Cabot Zoning Administrator
To: Donald Sherwood
Sent Thursday, August 09, 2018 10:42 AM
Subject: Joes pond


I am sending the speed zone data, we have had issues with counters being installed along this stretch of road so there is limited data, they tend to not last longer than a day or two before they are hit usually by a lawn mower.

The Town has ordered new signs that say slow camp area, as soon as they arrive they will be installed along West Shore Road, I will also look at installing an additional speed sign and will discuss with our road foreman locations.

Also if you could let members of the association know, the Town has a reminder and a request, new driveways do require a permit and work within the road right of way may need approval from the Cabot Selectboard as well as a permit, this includes installation of utilities, fences and tree trimming, anything that crosses the road must be approved prior to installation by the road foreman as well.

We have had some issues with the installation of pavement on driveways in Cabot. When the work extends into the Town road or extends into the road edge the Town cannot properly gipde the road surface and materials in this area, causing damage to both the landowners drive and Town equipment

The Town is requesting that when driveways are paved on gravel surfaced roads that the work halt a minimum of a foot outside of the edge of the roadway. This allows the grader to properly crown the road surface and will not impede the plow trucks. It is also a good idea to discuss any driveway work with the road foreman prior to starting. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you,

Karen Deasy
Zoning Administrator - Planner
Town of Cabot
PO Box 36
3084 Main Street
Cabot, Vermont 05647

May 22, 2019
04:59 PM