Huntington Town Office News

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Town News

PUBLIC HEARING: REGULATIONS REVISIONS 
Based on comments received at public hearings, the Planning Commission completed its proposed changes to the Zoning, Subdivision & Flood Hazard Regulations, and forwarded the following documents to the Selectboard for further action:
Revisions to the Huntington Zoning, Subdivision and Flood Hazard Regulations into a single Land Use Regulation document. Click here for a copy of the latest draft of the proposed regulations. The Selectboard will hold a public hearing on the proposed new regulations on Monday, December 18, 6:30 pm, at the Community Church of Huntington.

EMERGENCY RESOURCES DURING THE POWER OUTAGE
Please know that our emergency shelter at the Church in Huntington Center is available if you need access to clean water, showers, heat, cooking facilities, etc. If the church is locked & the lights are off, call Barbara at 434-5754 or page 350-6710 and we will be happy to meet you there!

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.)

CHECK OUT THE HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Huntington Public Library is open on Sundays, noon to 5 pm. In addition to a wide selection of books of all genres, the Library has wifi access and public computer terminals. Huntington participates in the Home Card program, which enables  Huntington and Buels Gore residents to borrow books from participating local libraries (sorry, not Fletcher Free in Burlington). Cardholders can access a variety of online educational resources and also request books through interlibrary loan. It is located in the Union Meeting House in the Lower Village. Click here for the HPL website.

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.

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. Click here for more information or call Barbara Elliott at 434-4779.

Community News

HUNTINGTON HISTORICAL AND COMMUNITY TRUST
Huntington Historical and Community Trust (HHCT) program on Wednesday, November 16th at the Huntington Town Hall.

Representatives from the following groups will present overviews of works in progress and future projects:
• Huntington Conservation Commission - Jenna Koloski
• Senior Meals Program - Donna Lewis
• Huntington Valley Arts - Alison Forrest
• Horseshoe Club - Bruce Rublee
• Cemetery Committee - Heidi Racht / Spencer Hill
• Town Hall Committee - Linda Fickbohm
• BPMS Outdoor Classroom - Sally Hayes

Before the program, attendees will be treated to a vegetarian lasagna dinner, followed by a brief meeting of the HHCT where you can learn more about its oral history project and other work.

Here are the details:
6 pm - dinner – free for members and recent past members,; $15  suggested donation for non-members (includes membership to HHCT for 2018)
6:30 - annual meeting and brief description of our oral history project
6:45 - dessert and program – FREE open to all.

RSVP to HHCTVT@gmail.com if you would like to come for dinner.

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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