Huntington Town Office News

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Town News

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Huntington will elect seven Justices of the Peace on November 8, 2016. If you wish to be on the ballot for this political office, you can run through political party nomination or as an independent candidate. To get a petition to get on the ballot as an Independent, click here. Petitions must be filed in the town Clerk's Office before 5 pm on August 12 in order to get your name on the ballot. If you wish to run as a candidate representing a political party, contact the local party chair.

VERMONT PRIMARY ELECTION ON AUGUST 9
Huntington voters will go to the polls on August 9 to select candidates to be on the November 8 General Election ballot. Voters will be given ballots for Democratic, Progressive and Republican parties; choose and vote on one ballot. No need to declare a party, as the two unvoiced ballots will be put into a depart box. Voters may request an absentee ballot to be mailed, pick up a ballot or vote in the Town Clerk's Office during regular business hours. The polls will be open on August 9, 6:30 am to 7 pm, at Brewster-Pierce School.

HUNTINGTON YOUTH SOCCER SIGN UP
Sign up for the 2016 fall Huntington Youth Soccer program is now underway. Early discount is given to players who are registered before August 1 (remember, July 31 is on Sunday). To get a registration form for your player entering Grades 1-6, click here

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULATIONS
The Planning Commission is working on proposed changes to the land use regulation (formerly known as zoning and subdivision regulations). The new regulations will cover the standards, and the Zoning Districts outside the current Village. Click here to download a copy.

BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION WORK ON CAMELS HUMP ROAD
05/19 - 10/28: Construction project to replace Bridge 30 will cause minor delays of up to 10 minutes. Click here to learn more about the project.

HIGHWAY WORK SCHEDULE (Planned work is weather dependent & will be adjusted as necessary.)
07/18 - 07/21  Cutting asphault for culvert crossing on Main Road (3 locations - with minor delays); mowing
07/25 - 07/28  Main Road culvert work; mowing
08/01 - 08/04  Main Road culvert replacements; Texas Hill Circle culvert replacement; mowing
08/08 - 08/11  Taft Road culvert replacement - ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC 8am-3:30pm
08/15 - 08/18  Salvas Road ditching; mowing
08/22 - 08/25  Culvert replacements: 3 on Camels Hump Road & 3 on Economou Road; mowing
08/25 - 09/01  Culvert replacement: Pillsbury Way; training class in Johnson; mowing
May - October See Camel's Hump Bridge 30 project information; mowing

FIRE ALERT CAUTION: A PERMIT IS REQUIRED BEFORE YOU BURN
Contact Fire Warden Ken Russin (home/work: 434-2389; pager: 350-7818; cell: 881-1852) for a burn permit before every open fire you want to have at your property. (Only natural vegetative material may be burned.)

DOG REGISTRATION NOW DUE
All dogs 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 (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.

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.

HUNTINGTON TOWN REPORTS The 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 Report: Lower Village Scoping Stucy - February 2016, outlining traffic alternatives for a save and inviting pedestrian, bicycle & vehicular network in the Lower Village is available onliine by clicking here.

EMERGENCY RESOURCES DURING POWER OUTAGES
The emergency shelter at the Church in Huntington Center will open during extended power outages with access to heat, 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.

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
Need 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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