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Town News

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 (and at the Library on Fridays & Sundays). Public comment should be directed to townhunt@gmavt.net /  434-4779 by Friday 10/18. The Selectboard, traffic engineers & Yogi will review & consider all input. To ensure we understand your specific ideas, you can submit marked up maps &/or meet with Barbara at the Town Office.

TOWN PLAN WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE: Mon. 9/30
The Selectboard held their Public Hearing on the proposed new Town Plan on 9/16. They will also accept written comments on the plan until Monday 9/30 by email (townhunt@gmavt.net) or by mail/drop-off at the Town Office (4930 Main Rd). The Town Plan is a tool and guide for decision making, outlining the town’s vision and goals, and setting a framework for our land use and zoning regulations. The Plan is available for review at the Town Office, at the Library, and online. For more information, email townhunt@gmavt.net or call 434-4779. The Selectboard will review all comments and vote on whether to adopt the plan without substantive changes no later than 10/21. Click here for the Town Plan.

YOUTH SOCCER sign up now for Huntington Youth Soccer (grades 1-6). Click here for 2019 registration form.

TOWN MEETING ONGOING UPDATES
Town Meeting 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.

DOG REGISTRATION
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 April 2): $28 or $19/ spayed/neutered. Please note that $5 of each registration fee goes to the State of Vermont for domestic animal programs.

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!

COMMUNITY SURVEY: For people ages 50 & over
HERO (Elderly Resources) invites you to participate in a survey for those who wish to age in their homes. The survey asks about the kinds of needs, priorities & interests you think you may have and your possible interest in a membership-type organization that provides volunteer, discounted or paid services. You can download the survey here or pick up a copy at the Town Office of Huntington Public Library. Completed surveys can be emailed to townhunt@gmavt.net or dropped off at the Town Office before July 31, 2019.

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
Pre-Kindergarten Opportunities for Local Families
PreK opportunities are available to residents of Bolton, Huntington, Jericho, Richmond and Underhill. Under the Universal Pre-K bill (Act 166) all 3, 4, and 5-year-olds (not yet eligible for kindergarten) may receive 10 hours per week of publicly-funded Pre-K for 35 weeks.  This education can be in any pre-qualified Center or Home-based program with a tuition of $3356 paid to the provider by the school district.  If a child attends a public school-based Pre-K, the program is free of charge.

If you have any additional questions, contact Kathi Apgar (434-2128) or kathi.apgar@cesuvt.org.

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.