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Huntington Notebook: Youth Council Meeting; Assessor Retires

News and notes from the Town of Huntington.

The Town of Huntington’s sixth annual “Youth Forum,” an innovative event geared towards engaging young people in local issues, will take place on Jan. 22 in Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Huntington Youth Council members invited high school students from high schools in the Town of Huntington to this Town Board meeting for the opportunity to testify in a series of public hearings.

The proposed agenda for the sixth annual “Youth Forum” was compiled by student representatives of the Huntington Youth Council and consists of three topics pertinent to the youth in our community: ­legalization of marijuana, sex education in the public school curriculum and lowering the drinking age.

The Huntington Youth Council was founded in 2003 by Councilwoman Susan Berland and is comprised of students from every public high school in the Town of Huntington. They meet twice a month to discuss issues that affect the youth in our community and plan events that engage their peers in local issues.

For more information on the Huntington Youth Council’s “Youth Forum” or the organization, please call Allison Jones in the office of the Town Council at 351-3018.

Town Assessor Retires

Bryan Monaghan, longtime assessor for the town, retired at the end of the year. The well-regarded official, whose work was often cited at school board meetings, is expected to return to Town Hall as a part-time consultant.

Town Spokesperson Under the Weather

If you noticed little news or information coming out of Town Hall this past week, that’s because A. J. Carter, the town spokesman, has been ailing. And requests for the help of an official backup public information officer were unaddressed, though a few bits of information wafted out.

VillageJenny January 21, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Don't you just love it? Another civil "servant" retires on a pension with benefits and then returns as a "consultant" at sky-high hourly rates. All on the taxpayer's dime.

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