Huntington Town Office News

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Town News

GREEN UP DAY IS MAY 7
Huntington's efforts to rid our roadsides of winter trash are headed by Huntington Boy Scout Troop 645 with support from the Town Clerk's Office. The scouts will be on hand on May 7, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, at the Town Garage, to hand out bags, assignments, refreshments (bagels, coffee, juice and other treats supported by the Selectboard) - and to help sort trash, and recyclables into town trucks.

Call the Town Clerk's Office (434-2032), if you want to reserve a special road. This is a great activity to do with kids - and the result is great for all of us!

 

FIRE ALERT CAUTION: A PERMIT IS REQUIRED BEFORE YOU BURN
Each and every time you have an open fire on your property, you must first contact Ken Russin (home/work: 434-2389; pager: 350-7818; cell: 881-1852) for a burn permit - even for the smallest backyard cook-out fire. And, when you do get a permit, you are allowed to burn only natural vegetative material.

CAMELS HUMP STATE PARK (PARKING LOT AND TRAILS) ARE CLOSED
Until further notice, due to mud season, access to Camels Hump State Park (the parking lot and the trails) is closed on the Huntington side. Vehicles parked on the side of the road or at the State Park parking lot will be ticketed a $220 fine. Questions? Call 434-2710 or 434-4779.

HUNTINGTON ROADS HAVE BEEN POSTED
All Huntington town roads (paved & gravel) will be posted with weight restrictions starting Monday, March 7. All exceptions require prior approval from Road Foreman Yogi Alger (call the Town Garage at 434-2710). Due to frequent thaws, this restriction is in effect until at least May 15.

HIGHWAY WORK SCHEDULE (Planned work is weather dependent & will be adjusted as necessary.)
04/18 - 04/21  Reshaping & scraping roads; hauling gravel; cutting brush
04/25 - 04/28  Reshaping & scraping roads; hauling riprap; Classes: BMP & OSHA heavy equipment
05/02 - 05/05  Grading & shaping roads; Taft Road ditching project

DOG REGISTRATION NOW DUE
All dogs in Huntington must be registered with the Town Clerk annually by April 1. The fee has been increased to $28, or $19 for spayed/neutered dogs. Current rabies certificate needs to be presented (you can call the Town Clerk's Office to see if the one on file is current). Dogs that are picked up may incur a fine for their owner for non-registration. On June 1, the list of unregistered dogs will be turned over to the Selectboard for action.

BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION - CAMELS HUMP ROAD
Bridge 30 on Camels Hump Road will be under construction from early May through the end of October. The road and bridge will remain open to one lane traffic throughout the bridge replacement project, however there will be minor traffic delays (up to 10 minutes). Click here to learn more about the project.

VOLUNTEER OPENINGS - HELP MAKE SERVICES, PLANNING & GOVERNANCE MORE EFFECTIVE
Please consider volunteering on the Development Review Board or for one of the other Town board, committee or commission openings. Appointments will be made by the Selectboard starting March 21st. Click here to learn more or contact Barbara Elliott @ townhunt@gmavt.net.

TOWN MEETING DAY ELECTIONS & MINUTES
Click here to see minutes of the meeting and Australian ballot results. Click here to see the winners of the local elections.

HUNTINGTON TOWN REPORTS The Huntington Town Report books are available in the Town Clerk's Office. The report is available electronically (minus names on Vital Records Births page). Click here to download.

LOWER VILLAGE TRAFFIC ALTERNATIVES
The final scoping report for traffic alternatives to help provide a save and inviting pedestrian, bicycle & vehicular network in the Lower Village is now available online. Click here to access the Scoping Study Final Report. (The report is titled Final Report: Lower Village Scoping Study - February 2016.)

EMERGENCY RESOURCES DURING POWER OUTAGES
We will open our emergency shelter at the Church in Huntington Center when there's no power so everyone has access to heat, clean water, showers, cooking facilities, WiFi, and more. It's a cozy place to spend the day and a safe place to spend the night. Click here for more information or call Barbara Elliott at 434-4779.

2016 ELECTION RESULTS
For election results, click here.
Town Meeting minutes, click here.
You can pick up a copy of the 2015 Town Report book at the Town Clerk's Office. This is the document that addresses calendar year 2015 narrative reports and the budgets for 2016-2017.

Community News

CHITTENDEN EAST YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (CEYFA) - SERVING GRADES 2 THROUGH 8
Looking for a youth football program? Click here for sign up information from CEYFA including a flyer with links to their website and a registration form.

HUNTINGTON COOKBOOKS
Here is a great idea for a fun gift. With over 400 recipes, photos and historical information, the new Huntington community cookbook is not to be missed. Contact Sandy Heyman at BPMS (434-2074). Click here for more details.

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.

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