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CLOSURES:
Brewster-Pierce School grounds are closed for the summer as the entire property is a construction site. The school is having a new HVAC system installed. Wells for a geothermal system are being drilled and all of the current equipment, pipes and ductwork are being replaced. There is a barricade at the corner of Camels Hump Road and School Street and fencing around the property. The playground is not available as it is within the construction zone. Cameras are monitoring the property.

HUNTINGTON MAIN ROAD BRIDGE CLOSED
Main Road in Huntington will be closed from Moody Road to Carse Road from June 29 through August 18. Trucks going south must detour via Route 116 to Route 17. The pick-up truck, car, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian detour will be through the rural Moody-Carse narrow dirt road neighborhood. There are two (2) one-lane bridges (one has a 16,000 lb. weight limit) and two all-way stops along this detour route.

Through traffic headed north from Buels Gore and points south to Huntington Center and Richmond, and traffic headed south from Huntington Center to Buel’s Gore and Route 17, are likely to find the truck detour more convenient (Route 116 to Route 17).  

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULATIONS REVISIONS and TOWN PLAN MODIFICATION 
The Huntington Planning Commission held two Public Hearings on Monday, June 26, 2017, as follows:
1. 7 pm - update to the Huntington Town Plan, adopted in 2014, Village map revisions. Click here for the map.
2. 7:20 pm - revisions to the Huntington Zoning, Subdivision and Flood Hazard Regulations into a single document: Huntington Land Use Regulations. Click here for a copy of the latest draft of the proposed regulations.
To read the Highlights of the Summary of Changes, click here. The purpose of the hearing is to take comments to the documents. The hearings meet the State Statute: Title 24, Chapter 117.

Comments in writing can be submitted to huntingtonplanningAgmavt.net until July 9. Please put the section number and page number, so the comments can be grouped easily for discussion - and your comments are included.

HUNTINGTON FALL RECREATIONAL YOUTH SOCCER SIGNUP
Soccer registration for Grades 1-6 is now underway. Save $12 when you register your player by July 31. Click here to download the registration form.

ALERT: NEW SPEED HUMP
A permanent speed table has been installed at the northern gateway to the Lower Village. The recommendation for and location of this speed table, was outlined in the Lower Village Scoping Study, and approved by the Selectboard after testing and extensive community feedback.

DOG REGISTRATION NOW DUE
All dogs must be registered with the Town Clerk annually by April 1. The fee is $19, or $13 for spayed/neutered dogs. Current rabies certificate needs to be presented (call the Town Clerk's Office to see if the one on file is current). Dogs that are picked up may incur a fine for their owner for non-registration. Fees increase after April 1 to $27 / $19 spayed/neutered.

FIRE ALERT CAUTION: A PERMIT IS REQUIRED BEFORE YOU BURN
Contact Fire Warden Ken Russin (home/work: 434-2389; pager: 350-7818; cell: 881-1852) for a burn permit before every open fire you want to have at your property. (Only natural vegetative material may be burned.)

HUNTINGTON TOWN HALL RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES
Supported by multiple sources of funds including affordable building usage fees, the historically renovated Town Hall is available for a variety of events such as municipal meetings, performing arts, private parties, arts markets, festivals, workshops, classes, etc. Check out the details here.

TOWN MEETING DAY.
Click here for March 7, 2017 Election Results. Click here to read the Town Report online. Click here to read the Town Meeting minutes.

EMERGENCY RESOURCES DURING POWER OUTAGES
The emergency shelter at the Church in Huntington Center will open during extended power outages with access to heat, water, showers, cooking facilities, WiFi, and more. It's a cozy place to spend the day and a safe place to spend the night. Click here for more information or call Barbara Elliott at 434-4779.

Community News

School News
BREWSTER-PIERCE SCHOOL IS COLLECTING BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION
- When you purchase certain cereals, soup or other products at the local store, check the label. If there is a small emblem on the box top or on the side of the can, cut it out to give to the Partners in Education at Brewster-Pierce School. Each little emblem is worth ten cents when they are sent in (December and April). Drop off at the school or the Town Clerk's Office. To read more about the program, click here for Box tops.

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