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Hours:
PLEASE NOTE THAT 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

FIRST QUARTER PROPERTY TAXES DUE
Due on Monday, August 17, 2020.
Bills were mailed on July 17, to all owners of property in Huntington, per Vermont Statute.
Postmark is accepted as on time; drop slot is available next to the front door until midnight.
The office, due to COVID, is not open to the public. You are welcome to call ahead, if you need something specific or have a question: 434-2032.

ELECTIONS
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.

RUN FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
To be on the General Election ballot on November 3, 2020, Independent candidates for Justice of the Peace need to file a Consent of Candidate form with the Huntington Town Clerk by 5 pm on Friday, August 14, 2020. No later than 5 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2020 (3 days after the primary). Click here to download the paperwork. Please note that candidates this year do not need to gather signatures to appear on the ballot.

OUTDOOR BURNING
Fire Danger Status as of Friday, August 14:  The predicted fire danger is MODERATE at this time due to dry conditions. Extra caution should be taken to have a water source handy. And, please remember that fires, including campfires, should never be left unattended. Campfires 30″ or less in diameter do not need a burn permit–but for all other outdoor fires, you must first have a permit from Fire Warden Ken Russin, who can be reached at 434-2389 (or page him at 350-7818).

UPCOMING SPECIAL MUNICIPAL REMOTE MEETINGS (virtual public forums & info sessions)
Board of Abatement, August 17, 2020, 6 pm
Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/91220687141?pwd=NkhacXRlS045bkM1M3J2NHFUZExpZz09
Telephone (not toll free) : 1-646-558-8656; Meeting ID: 912 2068 7141; Passcode: 6707781
This meeting will not be held in a physical location. If you have difficulty trying to connect to the meeting, call 802-434-2032

Development Review Board (DRB) Project Hearings, August 18, 7 pm
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98596633220?pwd=MkdGcWFkanhVdE9pUk5XN25wcVMxQT09
Telephone (not toll-free): 1-646-558-8656;  Meeting ID:  985 9663 3220;  Passcode:  879137
This meeting will be not be held in a physical location. If you have difficulty trying to connect to the meeting, call 434-2032. These meetings are held as needed (usually @ 7 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month).

RECURRING MUNICIPAL REMOTE MEETINGS
NOTE: As requested, meetings are listed alphabetically so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for.

Community Forest Stewardship Committee Next meeting: Thursday, 8/20 @ 7 pm
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97451880861?pwd=RnRQZ01BdjlsWEhyVmUvd2JQTFIyUT09
Telephone (not toll-free): 1-646-558-8656; Meeting ID: 974 5188 0861; Passcode: 872271
This meeting will not be held in a physical location. If you have difficulty trying to connect to the meeting, call 802-434-7012. These meetings are usually held @ 7 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Conservation Commission Next meeting: Thursday, 8/13 @ 7 pm
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91474013949?pwd=dVEvZHNBdEV6Wkw5Q3ViUGwrZi9Ydz09
Telephone (not toll-free): 1-646-558-8656; Meeting ID: 914 7401 3949; Password: 156949
This meeting will not be held in a physical location. If you have difficulty trying to connect to the meeting, call 802-355-8288. These meetings are usually held @ 7 pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Energy Committee Next meeting: Wednesday, 8/19 @ 7 pm
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92597294666?pwd=V21YTEM3UFJTMjNFZ0JVRTFjKzNKZz09
Telephone (not toll-free): 1-646-558-8656; Meeting ID: 925 9729 4666; Passcode: 109776
This meeting will not be held in a physical location. If you have difficulty trying to connect to the meeting, call 434-6041. These meetings are usually held @ 7 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Library Trustees Next meeting: Tuesday, 8/18 @ 6:30 pm
Zoom: https://eab.zoom.us/j/94147377261
Telephone (not toll-free): 1-301-715-8592 or 1-312-626-6799;  Meeting ID: 941 4737 7261
Click here to access the agenda.
This meeting will not be held in a physical location. If you have difficulty trying to connect to the meeting, call 434-2313. These meetings are usually held @ 6:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Planning Commission Next meeting: Monday, August 17, 7 pm
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96126535033?pwd=eWpZTjFUYzZvcmNxVkZjbEJZaVZJQT09
Telephone (not toll-free): 1-646-558-8656;  Meeting ID: 961 2653 5033;  Passcode: 427067
Click here to access the agenda for this meeting, including links to documents to be discussed.
This meeting will not be held in a physical location. If you have difficulty trying to connect to a meeting, call 802-355-6574. These meetings are usually held @ 7 pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.

Selectboard Next meeting: Monday, 8/17  @ 7 pm
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94666430719?pwd=UVUzWXZOckVpSXpHeXZvY3pDUXpKUT09
Telephone (not toll-free): 1-646-558-8656; Meeting ID: 802 434 4779; Passcode: 4344779
This meeting will not be held in a physical location. If you have difficulty trying to connect to the meeting, call 434-4779. This meeting will be recorded. These meetings are usually held @ 7 pm on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, however summer schedules vary. Site visits usually occur prior to the Zoom meeting time.

Town Hall Committee Next meeting: Thursday 8/27 @ 7 pm
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99830908713?pwd=a2s0REZvamdKOXhTUXlDQ2xUMzJZQT09
Telephone (not toll-free): 1 646 558 8656;  Meeting ID: 998 3090 8713; Passcode: 911274
This meeting will not be held in a physical location. If you have difficulty trying to connect to the meeting, call 434-7012. These meetings are usually held @ 7 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month.

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: $19 for a spayed or neutered dog or $27 for a dog that is euphemistically called intact. 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: Postponed to a later date, to be determined.

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 the 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 June 30, 2020. Each document is in PDF form and is 541 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 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. I WILL NOT conduct research for anyone regardless of the current situation as we do not carry Title Insurance and could be held liable should incorrect documentation be mistakenly sent.  $1 per page, usual rate.
3. A scan of the Recording Log, current scan is for documents received after June 1. Click here to get the latest version. This document can also be emailed. No cost for the updates.
4. 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
Tax bills for 2020-2021 have not yet been printed. When they are ready, we will send them out quickly.

If you are unable to find your property tax bill mailed in July 2019, 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, 2019. You can also get a statement of taxes paid for 2019 to complete your Vermont taxes.

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.
Click here to read the information sheet, reports and other documents regarding the proposed Town Community Forest.

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 January/February Lucky Dip winner is #43 (Yasmine Ziesler – Souter, a big black lab) and 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.