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Hours:
DURING THIS PANDEMIC, WE ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
INFORMATION ON HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THIS OFFICE IS LOCATED ABOUT 2/3s OF THE WAY DOWN THIS HOME PAGE.

Regular Hours when we are not in a pandemic:
Monday (8 am – 7 pm), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (8 am – 3 pm), Friday or other times by appointment
Lister’s Office Hours when we are not in a pandemic: Thursday (9 am – noon) or by appointment (call 802-434-5783).

Town News

RECURRING MUNICIPAL REMOTE MEETINGS
During COVID, all municipal meetings are held remotely via Zoom.
To see the list of municipal meetings, with current dates, times and access links, click here:
https://www.huntingtonvt.org/town-news-and-events/

ELECTIONS
The report of the election was filed with the Vermont Secretary of State on Thursday, November 5, in accordance with election law. The report was due within 48 hours and is known as the Official Return of Votes (ORV).

Vermont Primary Results
Here are the Huntington election results for the August 11, 2020 Vermont Primary. This is the document that was filed with Vermont Secretary of State’s Office on election night.

NOTICE: IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR ZONING ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Seeking part-time (15-20 hrs/wk) Zoning Administrative Officer (ZAO) to administer and enforce zoning, subdivision and flood hazard regulations and provides professional and staff support to the Planning Commission and Development Review Board. The complete job description is available here. Apply with a cover letter and resume as PDF attachments to the Town Administrator (townhunt@gmavt.net). The position will remain open until filled, with interviews beginning 10/20/2020.

OUTDOOR BURNING
Fire Danger Status as of Thursday, 11/12:  The predicted FIRE DANGER is back to low, however we still request you have precautions in place before any outdoor burning. While campfires 30″ or less in diameter do not need a burn permit, you should have a source of water handy and avoid times with gusty winds. For all other outdoor fires (other than 30″ or less campfires) you must first have a permit from Fire Warden Ken Russin, who can be reached at 434-2389 (or by paging him at 350-7818).

HUNTINGTON TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE
The Town Clerk’s Office is not open to the public. The front door is locked. You can contact me at the office (434-2032) or at home (434-2690) or by email: huntingtonclerk@gmavt.net. I am in the phone book.

DOGS: $13 for a spayed or neutered dog or $19 for a dog that is euphemistically called intact. Licenses are good through December 31, 2020. Residents can register their dogs by mailing in their checks and new rabies certificates, if appropriate. There is a drop slot next to the front door. You can send an email or call for details about whether the current rabies certificate is on file here. Your tags and registration will be mailed back to you. Stop in another time with your dog – we love to have canine – and human – visitors.

RABIES CLINIC: Cancelled for 2020. Look for news about 2021.

OTHER BUSINESS AT THE OFFICE
Many of the application documents you need to do business with this office are located on this website. If you cannot find them easily, call the office and they can be emailed to you.

MARRIAGE LICENSES: You can find the application form online and email it to the Town Clerk. As is my usual practice, I will send you a proof. We will need to talk and sent up a time to meet and sign the document.

BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES: Certified vital records can be ordered by downloading the form: You can find the application form online and email it to me. It remains $10 for the certified copy, which is set by statute. We will talk about how I will get this to you.

CAR REGISTRATION RENEWALS: Call me for an appointment and we will meet on the front porch to do the paperwork.

NOTARY PUBLIC: Call me for an appointment. We will do this outside on the front porch of the office, but not on a rainy day.

VOTER REGISTRATION: Voter registration can be done online at http://olvr.sec.state.vt.us

LAND RECORDS RESEARCHERS:
The office is not open to the public for research, except if you are an attorney doing a 40-year search to transfer property to an non-affiliated owner.  In the meantime, I will do my best to assist you.

1. Available,  by request,  indices of Grantors and Grantees from 2004 to November 5, 2020. Each document is in PDF form and is 551 pages. I have already sent these via email to attorneys and other professionals, who are on my list. These documents can be emailed at no cost. You might want to consider saving us all some time by being on the email list since you will get notice of closures and other relevant office news.  You can also so click here to download the latest version.
2. Any land records requests will require book and page. The documents can be emailed, along with an invoice.$1 per page, usual rate.
3. The Town Clerk’s Office has  Listers’ Cards, which can be emailed to you. Listers Cards are $1 per page, and this is the regular rate.
5. As part of the research packet, the Town Clerk can also email you a copy of a tax bill with the other documents. $1.

We are working very hard to make the Huntington Town Clerk’s and Treasurer’s Office available to those who need access but we need your cooperation and understanding.

First and foremost at this very unsettling time is the health, safety and well-being of each other with the ultimate goal of all getting through this together. Thanks very much!

MORE SCHEDULE CHANGES
The Huntington Public Library was closed to the public by the Board of Trustees on March 12. However, you can still take out books and access e-books and audiobooks at no cost through the ListenUp Vermont. Now is a great time for getting into a good book. Click here for details.

WANT TO TAKE A HIKE?
A map has been created by the Huntington Conservation Commission that shows existing informal walking paths on the land that the town voted to purchase for the new Huntington Town Community Forest in Huntington Center. You can park at the school and walk in through the back. Click here for the link to the map. Enjoy your walk!

TAX INFORMATION
2020-2021 bills were sent out mid-July.

If you are unable to find your property tax bill mailed in July 2020, contact the Treasurer’s Office. Email  huntingtontreasurer@gmavt.net  for tax information, which can be return-emailed to you. Please provide name of property owner on April 1, 2020. You can also get a statement of taxes paid for 2020 to complete your Vermont taxes (after December 31, 2020).

TOWN MEETING – MARCH 3, 2020
Here are the results from Huntington’s Town Meeting and March 3 elections. Click here.
Click here to read the Town Meeting minutes.

DOG REGISTRATION LUCKY DIPS
Fun information: All dogs registered in January were  entered in the January Lucky Dip for a free license in 2021. The lucky winner of the January 2020 Lucky Dip is #10 (Fran Reed – Torry, her golden boy). The  Town Meeting Day Lucky Dip winner is #132 (Jim and Kathy Couture – beautiful blond Shelby). Free 2021 licenses for them!

9-1-1 SIGNS
The green reflective signs with your 9-1-1 address are available at the Huntington Town Clerk’s Office. The cost is $10 and they are made to order. The proceeds from the sale of these signs go directly to Huntington First Response/Fire Department.

EMERGENCY RESOURCES DURING POWER OUTAGES
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!

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.