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Town News

OFFICE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JANUARY 20 – a Federal Holiday.

TOWN MEETING – MARCH 3, 2020
Run for office. Click here for a list of the positions up for election on March 3, 2020. Petitions to run for local office on Town Meeting Day are due on Monday, January 27, before 5 pm, to the Town Clerk. To get on the ballot, you must have 16 signatures of registered Huntington voters. Click here for the link on the town website to get a petition and consent of candidate form – or you can also stop by the office and pick them up.

Polls will be open 6:30 to 7 pm on March 3 at Brewster-Pierce School.

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!

FLOOD DAMAGE REPORTS

If you sustained property damage as a result of the November 1 storm and are interested in learning about damage assistance programs, including stream bank protection, house elevation projects, house buy-out programs, etc. please contact townhunt@gmavt.net or call 434-4779.

TOWN HIGHWAY ROAD CLASSIFICATION PROCEEDINGS
On Monday 10/7/2019, the Huntington Selectboard concluded formal road reclassification proceedings in accordance with Vermont State Statute for TH#9, TH#15 (Stagecoach Road), and TH#26 (Trapp Road) with the issuance of written decisions and motions to approve those written decisions. Click here to read the written Findings, Conclusions and Orders which reclassify the 0.06 miles of TH#9, the 0.33 miles of TH#15 and the last 0.75 miles of TH#26 as Class 4 town highways.

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.

TOWN MEETING ONGOING UPDATES
Town Meeting 2019 minutes are approved and now available. Click here to access. At the end of the minutes are the election results.

Preservation Trust of Vermont Report dated March 26, 2006 on the Old Fire House, built in 1841. This building was discussed at Town Meeting on March 5, as Article 8. Click here to view the report.

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.