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Hot Notice!!!!

For anyone who will be 65 years of age before December 31, 2016
and was thinking about getting a permanent hunting license.  
Purchase your permanent hunting license by Dec. 31, 2016
for a one time fee of $50.  

The law changes on Jan. 1, 2017.
The minimum age for a
permanent hunting license will be 70
and the license will be free.

So don’t wait if you will be 65 by Dec. 31, 2016.

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Zoning Regulation Review

UPDATE: The Planning Commission received a number of written and
verbal concerns/suggestions at their October 11th meeting, and
would like to hear from more residents and property owners.
Please write, call, or come to the next meeting (December 13).


Halifax Zoning Regulations were approved March 1, 2016, by only a 22-vote margin. A petition to repeal zoning was defeated August 9, 2016, again by 22 votes. The Halifax Planning Commission believes a fair percentage of voters is not fully satisfied with the current regulations. We need to create a list of concerns. Please come forward with your proposed changes to the zoning regulations. Any form of communication is welcome—a letter, an email, a phone call, a conversation, or come to a meeting.

Write to: Halifax Planning Commission, PO Box 127, West Halifax, VT 05358


Call: 802-368-2590 (Robbin Gabriel) or 802-368-7390 (Patty Dow)

Speak in person to: Patty Dow (Planning Commissioner), Robbin Gabriel (secretary), or any Planning Commission member

Next meeting: December 13, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the Town Offices

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Spiral-bound, printed copies of the Halifax Zoning Regulations, as approved
by the voters on March 1, 2016, are now available from the Town Clerk.
Price: $5.00

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High Speed Internet Service Available in Halifax

The VTEL tower in Halifax is now operational.
Contact VTEL at or 802-885-4444 to subscribe.

Service may not be available everywhere. Different equipment may be needed at different
locations, and please note that one piece of equipment–but not all of them and perhaps
not the best choice for your location–may be available at a discount for people
in Halifax, which is an underserved area.

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Spiral-bound copies of the March 4, 2014 Town Plan are now available for purchase at the Town Office. Contains seven 11×17 fold-out color maps, including road, agricultural lands, existing land use, and natural resources maps. Cost: $8.00 each.

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 If you would be interested in serving as Secretary to the Halifax Planning Commission,
please send a letter of interest to the Halifax Selectboard, PO Box 127, West Halifax, VT. This is a paid position.
For more information, call or email Robbin Gabriel,


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P8280108The old bridge steel “I” beams were removed on the 3rd of September to the town garage. The grass has been planted and there are a few tweeks to be done to complete the effort. The new bridge is now open to all traffic in both directions.

Questions concerning this activity can to addressed to either Earl Holtz or Edward Gay, or any of your select people.

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Lately, the Selectboard has been getting an increasing number of complaints about yards that contain “junk.”  We are asking all residents to consider some spring cleaning (and we’ve love to compile a list of volunteers, if some neighbors need a helping hand).  See the Selectboard Communications Page for details.