802-434-2032 – 4930 Main Road, Huntington, VT 05462 – See map in the right sidebar –>
Hours: Monday (8 am – 7 pm – Closed day before election at noon), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (8 am – 3 pm), Friday by appointment
Lister’s Office Hours: Thursday (9 am – 3 pm) or by appointment (call 802-434-5783)
The Town Clerk’s Office is closed on Monday, January 21, a Federal holiday.
TOWN MEETING ONGOING UPDATES
Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Polls are open: 6:30 am to 7 pm, at Brewster-Pierce School.
School Meeting: 9 am
Town Meeting: following School Meeting
Potluck Lunch: Benefits BPMS Hot Lunch Program, noon or thereabouts
Run for office: Click here to see a list of the local offices up for election on March 5. Click here to download a petition to run for office (16 signatures needed) and a Consent of Candidate form. Both are due to the Town Clerk before 5 pm on Monday, January 28, if you wish to have your name on the ballot.
Olga Hallock Award for Community Service The Huntington Selectboard seeks nominations for the Olga Hallock Award for Community Service. Nominations are due February 11, 2019, 5 pm. To read the criteria, click here. To see a list of the recipients since 1999, click here. Send nominations to Olga Hallock Award, 4930 Main Road, Huntington, Vermont 05462. You can also drop off the nomination in a sealed envelope.
MUNICIPAL SOLAR PROJECT MEETING
January 31, 7 pm, Huntington Public Library
Join the Huntington Energy Committee (HEC) for an open discussion about their work to develop a comprehensive and efficient solar project for the municipality. Come learn about and share your thoughts regarding our proposal to install a solar project on Town buildings or a ground mount system on Town property. This informational session is open to the general public as well volunteers from Town boards and committees (such as the Library Trustees, Town Hall Committee, Planning Commission, Selectboard and other ‘stewards’ of municipal buildings & grounds).
Dog licenses for 2019 will be available on January 2. All dogs must be registered by April 1 (state statute) with the Town Clerk. Current rabies certificate must be on file. The rates remain the same : $19 or $13/ 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 2018 January Lucky Dip, a drawing for owners who register their dogs in the month of January are: License #25 (Sue Bacon – Daisy) and License #26 (Sarah Dumas – Macy). The winner of the 2018 January/February Lucky Dip is #69 (William & Amber Hughes – Chance). The Town Meeting Day registration Lucky Dip winner is #103 (Lauren & Zachary Jandl – Huckleberry). Your dog’s 2019 registration is FREE! Come in early and you will be eligible for another Lucky Dip.
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.
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 (look for 2018 Outdoor & Forest-Based Recreation Plan).
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.
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.
FAMILIES NEW TO PRE-K or the DISTRICT: Complete the online enrollment form (by February 12, 2019) at: https://ecollect.accelaschool.com/cesu with a school enroll code of 802. Immediately following the submission of this form, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions on how to proceed with the registration process. If you do not receive this information, please notify email@example.com
CURRENT PRE-K FAMILIES in public-school based programs or a private programs: Go to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and fill out the enrollment form at: https://cesu.powerschool.com/public . Once logged in click on the “Quick Links” – “Powerteacher Portal Home” – then click on eCollect forms February 12th, 2019. If you have any difficulty with this process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Wendy Garrapy (434-2808). (Please note that our Private Partners also have separate enrollments).
If you have any additional questions, contact Kathi Apgar (434-2128) or email@example.com.
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.