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Town News

TAX DAY  IS FEBRUARY 18
The office is open on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 8 am to 6 pm. The third 2019-2020 is due on February 18. Postmark of February 18 is considered on time. A drop slot is next to the door and payments left there until midnight on February 18 are considered on time.

TOWN MEETING – MARCH 3, 2020
Polls will be open 6:30 to 7 pm on March 3 at Brewster-Pierce School.

Click here to see the various documents – warnings, ballots – for voting at Town Meeting or by Australian ballot on March 3, 2020. As documents become available, they will be added to the folder.

PROPOSED TOWN COMMUNITY FOREST More news will be forthcoming here about additional meetings about this project. In the meantime, click here to access the folder that has the documents that followed the Huntington Conservation Commission’s December 12, 2019 informational meeting about the proposed town forest.  To make a donation or pledge, click here for the form, and click here for the Trust for Public Land information sheet.

DOG REGISTRATION
202 dogs registration is now underway. Come in and get your dog’s new shiny purple heart tag. All dogs must be registered by April 1 (state statute) with the Town Clerk. Current rabies certificate must be on file. The fees are now (as of October 1): $14 or $8/ spayed/neutered. Please note that $5 of each registration fee goes to the State of Vermont for domestic animal programs.

All dogs registered in January will be entered in the January Lucky Dip for a free license in 2021. If 50 dogs are registered, two tag numbers will be drawn. All January registrations will also be entered in the January/February drawing, so you have at least two chances to win the Lucky Dips.

The lucky winners of the 2019 January Lucky Dip are License #1 (Heidi Racht – Annie, the sweet white dog mix) and License #3 (Kathleen & Dave Clark – JD, the old – 16! -red dog); January/February Lucky Dip is License #58 (Jim and Patty Baumann – golden Banks) and Town Meeting Luck Dip License #215 (Michael Pendriss – black Chaos). Free 2020 licenses for them!

LOWER VILLAGE RECONSTRUCTION & ENHANCEMENT
3 alternative plans to redesign Lower Village traffic flow were presented on 9/9 to the public. Over 30 residents attended, offering input on proposed changes. Click here for the presentation & detailed maps. Larger maps are on display in the Town Office basement.

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.

OUTDOOR BURNING
You must get a permit from Huntington’s Fire Warden before having an outdoor fire, including burning brush or backyard campfires. Permits are issued over the phone by calling Ken @ 434-2389 or page him at 350-7818 and leave a call-back number. For more information click here.

OUTDOOR & FOREST-BASED RECREATION PLAN – final draft report
The Conservation Commission’s Town Forest Outdoor Rec Steering Committee presented this report to the Selectboard on October 15 . A copy of the report can be found here.

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!

CHECK OUT THE HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Huntington Public Library is open on Sundays, noon to 5 pm, as well as four other days.  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.

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.